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Area cleans up after being pounded by high winds
Before the storm moved into Texarkana on Wednesday evening, high winds toppled trees and knocked out power in Sevier and Litte River counties in Southwest Arkansas. “There are trees down everyw...

Picture: <p class="p1">&nbsp;The owners of a home on U.S. Highway 70B came home to find a tree that had fallen on the house damaging the west side of the structure. Thursday's high wind uprooted numerous trees around De Queen, Ark.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Lori Dunn</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Lori Dunn</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;A large tree fell Wednesday, damaging gravestones in the Redman Cemetery off U.S. Highway 70B in De Queen, Ark.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
Up for re-elections are Mayor Smith and Directors Williams, Dowd, Jones
The filing period for positions on the Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors begins today at 8 a.m. Those who are up for re-election in the Nov. 4 race include Mayor Wayne Smith, Ward 3 Director Londel...
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A Texarkana, Ark., man pleaded guilty Thursday morning in federal court to conspiring to distribute large amounts of cocaine. Israel Ramirez appeared for a change of plea hearing in a third-floor cou...
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Arkansas side considers restroom projects at two recreational areas
Despite some concerns from citizens at Monday’s Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors meetings about restrooms in parks, there are many positive improvements. The city has 27 parks, which total m...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Cecil Anderson&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p2">The city of Texarkana, Ark.,&nbsp; has spent $42,000 on a walking trail and sign at George Williams Park.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Cecil Anderson&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Earnest Hill Park in Texarkana, Ark., is one of the parks in which the city hopes to add restrooms.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel’s largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storm...
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  A Texrkana, Texas, firefighter inspects the wreckage of a Jeep that lies on its side Thursday night in the middle of Robinson Road close to the intersection with South Lake Drive in Texarkana...
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Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 25, 1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan’s Ki...
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GANADO, Ariz.—Flags are flying at half-staff on the Navajo Nation in honor of a Code Talker.  The tribe says Edward Anderson died Sunday at a Phoenix hospital. He was 89. Navajo President...
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Appearing on all five Sunday morning television news shows has become a familiar practice since the term “full Ginsburg” was coined after the first person to accomplish the feat, Monica Le...
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A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has handed a victory to the Sons of Confederate Veterans by ruling that Texas can’t refuse to issue the group a specia...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Jerry Bliss, left, and Josh Adams hang a light pole banner Thursday afternoon advertising the Perot Theatre on Main Street. The city is hanging the banners to promote t...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
In a split decision, Liberty-Eylau Independent School District trustees voted Thursday night to sell property the district purchased in 2009 on South Lake Drive. Board Member James Keeton opposed the...
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An SUV flipped in the median of South Robison Road on Thursday resulted in the arrest of a Texarkana, Texas, man on multiple charges. Texarkana, Texas, police responded to an accident call about 9:10...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
FORT WORTH, Texas—Micah Newton of New Boston is one of 10 officers who will represent the Texas FFA Association as a state officer. Each officer represents one of the 10 areas in the state of T...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson  Rod Marin levels out red clay over a newly laid 12-inch water pipe line Thursday afternoon  along North Kings Highway in Texarkana, Texas.
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Raymond Smith, with the Texarkana, Texas, Streets Department, cuts down a pine tree Thursday afternoon near Spring Lake Park. Smith cut down about 25 dead trees that ha...
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HOPE, Ark.—University of Arkansas Community College at Hope has announced the U Can @ Hope fall scholarship is expanding into Nevada County. This pilot scholarship program is as easy as one, tw...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis  Capital One presents The Salvation Army and Boys & Girls Club a check for $5,000. Pictured are Lisa Hailey, branch manager; Dianne Martin, area president; DeLisa W...
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• A benefit car wash and hot dog meal fundraiser will be 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of God of Prophecy, 502 N. Kings Highway. The cost for the car wash is $5 (or more as a donation). Th...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
AUSTIN—Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's...
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Submitted photo Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 278 recently elected new officers. Shown from left are Director Billy Walker, Director Freddie Weathers, VVA Alternate Representative Donna Carmeli...
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ST. PAUL, Minn.—A third day of jury deliberations in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has ended without a verdict. Jurors broke for the day after about 7&frac...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
FORT WORTH, Texas—Profit and revenue are up at American Airlines, and the company will share some of the gains with shareholders. American Airlines Group Inc. said Thursday that it earned a rec...
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DALLAS—Southwest Airlines is reporting a record profit for the second quarter, more than doubling its earnings from a year ago. The company said it set records for passenger fares per mile and...
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There is still time to register and compete in Texarkana’s first Officers Down 5K. The race will begin about 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Grady T. Wallace Park in Texarkana, Texas. Registration is at...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
Texarkana, Texas, Farmers’ Market, 305 Texas Blvd., will have registered nurse Rebecca Sanford to discuss using healthy local produce to prevent diabetes on Saturday. The market opens at 7 a.m....
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
First United Methodist Church, 401 N. State Line Ave., will have a clothes and household items giveaway from 8 a.m. to noon today and Saturday at the church. For more information about the ongoing mi...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
Law enforcement dispatch records from Wednesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:18 a.m., disturbance, County Road 1214 4:11 a.m., shots fired, 415 CR 1111, Maud 9:36 a.m., theft, 2...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson   An 18-wheeler lays in the ditch following a three-car collision Thursday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and Rondo Road in Texarkana, Ark.&n...
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LITTLE ROCK—Adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would cost nearly $43 million, according to a report released Thursday, but state officials said they're...
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NEW YORK—Wal-Mart is replacing the chief of its U.S. discount stores in what could be an indication that it's losing confidence that its largest business unit will rebound after more than a year...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
DALLAS—Formerly conjoined twin boys celebrated their first birthday Thursday with those who helped care for them at the Dallas hospital where they were separated. Emmett and Owen Ezell, who tur...
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LITTLE ROCK—A study ordered by the Arkansas Highway Commission found that tolls could pay to build an extra lane in each direction on Interstate 40 between North Little Rock and West Memphis. T...
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AUSTIN—Young adults who grew up in Texas' foster care system recounted harrowing stories of abuse and emotional trauma Thursday for members of a legislative committee looking for ways to better...
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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressu...
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Execution offers evidence against lethal injection
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ST. LOUIS—The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-r...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
BAGHDAD—Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government....
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OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso—An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso&mda...
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad ta...
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LOS ANGELES—Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded “economic patriotism” from U.S. corporations that use legal means...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
HELENA, Mont.—Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master’s degree, winning fresh backing from fe...
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High above downtown Texarkana, Texas, Ryan Parish climbs to the top of a cellphone tower Thursday to perform maintenance on Fourth Street. Staff photo by Cecil Anderson 
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MIAMI—Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close sai...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, July 25th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—U.S. intelligence agencies have evidence that Russia is firing artillery at Ukrainian military positions from inside Russian territory, a State Department spokeswoman said Thursday....
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Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love—after navigating crowds and waiting in line. The lineups began as soon as the San Diego Convention Center open...
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NAIROBI, Kenya—The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace...
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DETROIT—A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents w...
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BEIJING—The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald’s and K...
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Wyoming cave with fossil secrets will be excavated
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CHEYENNE, Wyo.—For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of anim...
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JEFFERSON, N.J.—A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey’s largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn’t hungry. The state has sto...
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