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NEW BOSTON, Texas—A man whose chronic drunken driving caused a fatal accident Memorial Day weekend last year will spend this holiday behind bars. After finding Antonio Bernard Moore, 48, guilty...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
Rainfall pushing migrating alligators into closer encounters with humans
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As Ark-La-Tex swamps and rivers get record amounts of rainfall, gators are finding themselves pushed out of their natural habitat and into strange places such as backyards, swimming pools, family carp...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Bryan Brown closes the gate on cattle he and others from +C Cattle Co. corralled Thursday afternoon at Langdon Farm, northwest of Texarkana in Bowie County. The cattle are b...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
An email electronic messaging system agreement was approved for the Miller County jail Monday during the Miller County Quorum Court meeting. Miller County Sheriff’s Department will sign an agre...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
WASHINGTON—In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showd...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
DAMASCUS, Syria—Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast’s most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian town of Palmyra, seizing c...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
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Dale Buster, operations manager at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Texarkana, Texas, places flags at the graves of veterans Thursday morning in remembrance for upcoming Memorial Day events. Buster placed m...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
Local residents will get a chance to remember and honor Americans who gave their lives for the country’s freedom by attending one or all four Memorial Day services Sunday and Monday. As in year...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Wednesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 3:12 a.m., DWI, Kings Highway and West Seventh Street 3:47 a.m., suspicious, 1 Wrigh...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to remain vigilant and closely monitor weather conditions, as severe storms are expected to continue affecting the state through Memorial Day weekend...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
Texarkana Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business to Business Breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. today at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church. The meeting’s focus will be the chamber&rsq...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
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Texarkana, Texas, police are seeking a masked suspect who robbed a Diamond Shamrock convenience store at gunpoint Thursday morning, according to police. TTPD officers were dispatched to the Richmond...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
A Memorial Day service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Little River County Courthouse in Ashdown, Ark., County Judge Mike Cranford said. In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to th...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
AUSTIN—The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country’s top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year....
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
• Red River Cattlemen’s Association is having a fundraiser from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday in May at Jerry’s General Store. Raffle tickets will be sold for several items including...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
A homeless man has been arrested in incident on Richmond Road
A homeless man is in jail following a Thursday afternoon bomb scare that had customers and employees evacuating the three-week-old Walmart Neighborhood Market on Richmond Road, according to police. B...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s2">Officer Cliff Harris with the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department removes a backpack from the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Richmond Road after a bomb scare at the store. A man allegedly stated he had a bomb after setting off an alarm at the entrance to the store.</span></p>Picture: <p>Overton</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
Plans for starting $1.24 million worth of renovations on Texarkana Regional Airport’s passenger terminal are slated to begin toward this year’s end and possibly be finished by March 2016....
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
Southern Arkansas University’s Story Arena will host an inaugural SAU Bull Jam at 8 p.m. May 30. “This will be bull-riding action at its best,” said Rusty Hayes, SAU rodeo coach and...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
SAN ANTONIO—A South Texas man has been indicted in a string of bank robberies along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio. Willie James Cleveland, 34, of San Antonio faces n...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
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Just like those they are honoring, participants in Thursday’s leg of the Carry the Load National Relay marched through Texarkana undaunted by rainy, unfavorable conditions. The goal of Carry th...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Jimmy and Janet Jones unpack after arriving at the Holiday Inn and Arkansas Convention Center for the 2015 Talimena Rally “Cruisin’ For St. Jude.” The...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
WACO, Texas—It is perhaps symbolic that the statue of Justice atop the dome crowning the white limestone courthouse here had the scales ripped from her hand in a storm. After a bloody weekend me...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
DENVER—Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday said he’s proposing that the state issue $87 million in bonds to help Lockheed Martin land a defense contract for its south Arkansas facility....
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas police would be able to obtain a warrant to take a blood test even if a person suspected of driving while intoxicated refuses a test, according to an Arkansas Supreme Court...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
AUSTIN—The Texas House voted Thursday to let clergy members refuse to perform marriages that violate their religious beliefs — further shielding the nation’s largest conservative sta...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
DALLAS—A Texas man who bid $350,000 to hunt a black rhinoceros in Africa in what was billed as a conservation fundraiser has killed one of the endangered animals, a Dallas Safari Club official s...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
WASHINGTON—A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria. The...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
HOUSTON—A family transplanted to Texas from New York City gets to show off their new $28 million digs for the first time this weekend—a 4,000-square-foot home on two acres of prime Houston...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
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NEW YORK—The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and calle...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
SEDALIA, Mo.—The hunt for a registered sex offender suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son intensified Thursday after police raided but failed to find anyone inside a home in western...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
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WASHINGTON—Police and federal agents searched Thursday for a welder suspected in the slayings of a wealthy construction executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son and a housekeeper inside their...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Farmers in drought-stricken California with nearly guaranteed rights to water are bracing for historic orders to stop diverting water from rivers and streams. Regulators are e...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration announced new sanctions Thursday against Iraq’s Al-Naser Airlines, but not before Iran’s blacklisted Mahan Air had used the Iraqi company as a fro...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
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FORT WORTH, Texas—Heavy rain in parts of North Texas has forced evacuations and made driving treacherous as high water sent a school bus off a road. The bus driver escaped injury Thursday in th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
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BANGKOK—The decision by Indonesia and Malaysia to give temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea appears to have defused a potential Southeast Asian humanitarian catastrophe, bu...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
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DUBLIN—Prime Minister Enda Kenny is urging Ireland's voters to support the legalization of gay marriage in a referendum that pits the power of the Catholic Church against his secular-minded gove...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2015     comments
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