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Teen defies odds, doctors after crash leaves him with traumatic brain injury, not a ‘ghost of a cha
The desire for a piece of chocolate pie from the Wooden Spoon in Foreman, Ark., brought 16-year-old Brandon Kane Cramer to the west side of Little River County on July 7, 2013, and changed his destiny...

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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> Brandon Cramer, left, is seen in the glow of his senior prom on April 25 with his friends and family at Ashdown High School.</span></p>
<div><span><br /></span></div>Picture: <p><span>Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</span></p>
<p><span>&bull;</span><span> Brandon Cramer's mother, Melissa Jones, kisses Brandon goodnight after returning from prom and getting him ready for bed. "It's a lot of work, but anything is worth it for him," Jones said.&nbsp;</span></p>
<div><span><br /></span></div>Picture: <p><span>Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</span></p>
<p><span>&bull;</span><span> A bulletin board hangs in Brandon Cramer's room at Heritage Plaza with photos and information about him.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Lessons were learned and memories created during the Ashdown, Ark., High School prom. Brandon Kane Cramer attended his senior prom April 25 in the high school gym with the help of his family, the sch...
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The Texarkana, Ark., City Board will consider appointing interim finance director TyRhonda Henderson to the finance director’s position tonight. “I think TyRhonda has shown she will be a...
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Scientist: ‘We have to back away from the nerd-speak’
NORMAN, Okla.—Forecasters troubled by the high death count from twisters in Alabama and Joplin, Mo., four years ago say they must put away their “nerd-speak” and find better ways to...
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BALTIMORE—Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray’s death, Baltimore’s mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is ach...
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Woman’s last wish granted; a stranger comes to lunch
100 years ago May 4, 1915: People You Know—Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Raney are at home to their friends in their new home, recently purchased, at 2923 Walnut Street. ; Alderman T.A. Clark, of East Side...
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AUSTIN—The Texas Legislature is in the homestretch with less than a month left in the session—and top Republicans may have to hustle if they are going to keep their loftiest promises. Som...
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REUNIONS MAY Hooks High School Class of 1955 will have its 60-year reunion May 16 at the Texarkana, Texas, Convention Center. For more information, call David Watson at 903-455-6484.   JUNE...
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CIVIL COURT Bowie County Linda Hughey v. Cynthia Scott, damages due to negligence with a motor vehicle; Phillip Smith v. James Earl Foster, damages due to negligence with a motor vehicle; Texarkana...
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Voterama in Congress WASHINGTON—Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending May 1.   HOUSE 2016 BUDGET FOR VETERANS, MILITARY CONSTRUCTION: Voting...
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Rain and clouds dominated the weather in winter and early spring, but now that the sun is shining, sunglasses will be coming out of their cases. And while looking cool is a must, the right pair of sh...
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Camp Invention will be at Texas A&M University-Texarkana on Aug. 3 for its 25th year of summer camp activities. Liberty-Eylau Independent School District in partnership with National Inventors Ha...
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Up to 22 area service, medical, educational, financial, occupational and counseling agencies will be part of the 19th Annual Veterans Information Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at the Southwest Cen...
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VAN BUREN, Ark.—Authorities in northwest Arkansas say a fire has destroyed part of a county flea market. Crawford County Fire Chief Jimmy Sullivan tells KHOG-TV the blaze broke out early Sunday...
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The Texarkana Civil Air Patrol 95th Composite Squadron recently won the CAP’s Squadron of Year Award at the Arkansas CAP Wing Conference and Award Ceremony in Little Rock. Besides the Squadron...
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Today is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015. There are 241 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 4, 1925, an international conference opened in Geneva to forge an agree...
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SAN FRANCISCO—David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his comp...
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Staff Photo by Cecil Anderson  • "Hotdogger" Jessica Smith hands Rebekah Cummings a specal whistle for visiting the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile when it rolled into Texarkana, Texas, Sunday aft...
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Take a friend fishing. Don't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Buy a lottery ticket. And keep Mom away from my ashes. These are among thousands of emotional, humorous, sometim...
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SAN ANTONIO—Retired Air Force test pilot Gerhard Schriever took a long time to close the loop on an aviation career that began in 1938 at Randolph Field and took him through the sound barrier. B...

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<p><span>&bull; Retired Air Force Col. Gerry Schriever flies in a Boeing PT-17 Stearman sponsored by Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation April 23 at Stinson Municipal Airport in San Antonio. During his training days in the Army Air Corps, Schriever, now 102, flew in such an aircraft. For about 45 minutes under the guidance of pilot Capt. Mike Sommars, Schriever relived his flying days.</span></p>Picture: <p><span>Associated Press</span></p>
<p>&bull; A 1941 Stearman bi-plane starts to taxi to the runway Nov. 13, 2014, at Stinson Field in San Antonio. The plane, part of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization established and dedicated to honoring seniors and United States military veterans, was at Stinson to give a select group of veterans free rides in the World War II-era plane.</p>

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DALLAS—A review of regional transportation agencies that were established following a change in state law 15 years ago finds most have struggled to meet expectations while spending at least $1 b...
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NEW YORK—Technology stocks are trading at levels not seen since Y2K and that may trigger some bad memories. After all, the last time the index reached a record high it quickly plummeted in what...
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No parent wants to be the bad guy. But as they try to figure out whether they should let their children say yes to college acceptances that have just arrived, parents may wonder if they dare give the...
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Today, traditional pension benefits are gold for retirees who receive them, as they’re fast disappearing from the workplace. But even with a pension, some retirees still struggle financially an...
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Britain’s new princess is good for business
LONDON—Britain’s retailers might just be rejoicing as much as Kate and Wills about the birth of a new baby princess. Baby boutiques, clothing stores and fashion designers received a gift...

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<p>&bull;Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and their newborn baby princess, wave to the public Saturday as they leave St. Mary&rsquo;s Hospital in London.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p>Associated Press</p>
<p>&bull;The newborn baby princess was born to parents Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William on Saturday. Baby boutiques, clothing stores and fashion designers received a gift that will keep on giving when &nbsp;the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a girl and all the marketing opportunities she provides, retail experts say.&nbsp;</p>

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YOLA, Nigeria— Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armor...
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SANAA, Yemen—With helicopter gunships hovering overhead, at least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition came ashore Sunday in the southern port city of Aden on what military officials called...
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KATHMANDU, Nepal— Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. off...
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. First, there was her name:...
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DACHAU, Germany—It was a shocking, horrifying “beautiful day.” Survivors and liberators alike recalled on Sunday the horror of the Dachau concentration camp and the overwhelming rel...
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