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• NAACP chief: To link gunman with peaceful protests is ‘not fair’
NEW YORK—Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
Collection spans 25 years, 6 sheets of plywood
A trip to a friends house before Christmas in 1989 has changed every Christmas since for Dave Clark and his wife, Shari Keller.“That’s when we caught the bug,” Clark said.The couple...

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Category: Local News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
• Appellate court affirms life sentence of man convicted of killing neighbor’s child
The conviction and life sentence of a Bowie County man convicted of murder in 2013 in the death of a neighbor’s toddler were affirmed Friday by an appellate court.Jimmy Paul Mahone, 34, was foun...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
A telephone call from a Santa Cruz, Calif., resident to local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter President Greg Beck, closed a 12,000-mile and 46-year time gap between an uncle and his nephew Sunday....

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<p>&bull; Shawn Ross looks at a dog tag that belonged to his late uncle, Wayne Harland, who was killed in action May 1, 1968. Ross was given the dog tags, which were discovered in Vietnam in 2004, on Sunday during a presentation by Gregory Beck with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 278.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
RIVERDALE, N.J.—Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey.Riverdale police tell NJ.com that 23-year-old Brian Chellis was found passed out in a car early Fri...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Before jetting off to Hawaii for his annual holiday break, President Barack Obama stood before reporters to pat himself on the back on Friday. He’s proud of his accomplishments...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood • Mandy Freeman with Liberty-Eylau Volunteer Fire Department helps Kiley, left, and Gracie Carver open Christmas gifts on Saturday afternoon. The fire department g...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Friday.Bowie County Sheriff’s Office6:06 a.m., disturbance, 5450 Farm to Market Road 1398, Hooks10:52 a.m., theft, 5373 U.S. Highway 259...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
The public is invited to attend a retirement reception for Circuit Judge Joe Griffin from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Silvermoon on Broad in downtown Texarkana.Griffin has served as a circuit and...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by  • DaVita Miller County Dialysis, Texarkana Regional Dialysis, Northeast Texas Dialysis and Hempstead County Dialysis presented Domestic Violence Protection with a $5,000 che...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
The 4-H Dog Project will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 12, 2015, at New Boston Community Center in New Boston, Texas.Young people may bring their dogs to the meet-and-greet, but must have proof from their pets...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
ASHDOWN, Ark.—Ashdown School District has completed the installation of security access controls to all of the front entrances of its six student-housed campuses.This includes Margaret Daniel Pr...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
REUNIONSAprilUSS Tarawa Veterans Associaiton will have a reunion April 16-19 in Norwich, Conn. For information, contact Lester Ward, president, at 101 Meadow Lane, Randolph, MA 02368, or 781-961-2583;...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—A lobbyist for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is urging state lawmakers who received free parking permits in October for football games to consult with their attorneys fo...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
SAN ANTONIO—Gas flaring in the most profitable shale field in the U.S. is on pace to surpass to 2013 levels of waste and pollution in South Texas, according to a newspaper analysis of state reco...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
MANVEL, Texas—A shelter for traumatized immigrant children near Houston that has received $13 million in federal funds and been cited for overly using restraints says staff members deeply care a...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
CIVIL COURTBowie CountyPortfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Adrian Jones, default; Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Marshall Williams, default; Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Anne Hayes, def...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
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KINGWOOD, Texas—Katy Hayes wriggled into her new myoelectric arms and let the decoration—a wooden star her kids made—dangle from her plastic fingertips.Her first attempt to attach th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
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FORT HOOD, Texas—When the time comes for Sarah Clark to send her foster dog Ggwendolyn back to Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, she'll find solace in knowing her Belgian Malinois has a...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
HOUSTON—The FBI and Texas Rangers are leading a new task force created in the wake of public corruption cases in South Texas that brought down a sheriff, a judge, a district attorney and other e...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq—With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State m...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
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BANDA ACEH, Indonesia—Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland.Driving in the remade communitie...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
DAKAR, Senegal—The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me."Dr. Desmond Williams continues: "I want to give my family the permission to request a s...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
CAIRNS, Australia—A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court.Mersane Warria, c...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
BEIJING — Denying U.S. allegations that it was behind a cyberattack on Sony Pictures as an “unfounded rumor,” North Korea on Saturday proposed a “joint investigation” int...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
LOS ANGELES—Hordes of moviegoers journeyed to Middle-earth to see the final installment of the “Hobbit” franchise.“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” has pulled i...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
Jokes about Sony hacking measured
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How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess.If you're Chris Rock, you joke about it cleverly but carefully. Promoting hi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
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LOS ANGELES—California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
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WASHINGTON—Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years fr...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels.And outside Orland...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
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DETROIT—Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit’s atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city’s good fortune trickles down to him and the...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
MOSCOW—Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar’s questions were sharper than those of the others...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.With a diplomatic showdown looming...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, December 22nd, 2014     comments
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