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Officers honor fallen deputy in town, across Texas
At exactly 11 a.m. Friday, the red and blue lights in Texarkana started flashing in honor of fallen Harris County, Texas, Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth. Law enforcement officers from both sid...

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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> Arkansas State Trooper Cpl. Bernard Pettit stands at attention Friday along State Line Avenue with fellow police officers from Texarkana, Texas, Texarkana, Ark., Texas Department of Public Safety, Nash, Wake Village and Bowie and Miller counties. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked all officers to stop patrolling for one minute to show solidarity and support for Darren Goforth, the Houston area deputy killed in the line of duty earlier this week.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Opinion: Though Starling didn’t pull the trigger, he encouraged the killing
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An appellate court ruled this week that the 110-year prison sentence a Texarkana man received for his role in a 2013 murder will stand. Frank Starling, 24, was found guilty a year ago by a jury at th...
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Local experts say wear white after Labor day if you want, bucking tradition is what’s trendy these
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Wearing white after Labor Day once ranked as an ultimate fashion faux pas, but it seems there is more freedom now regarding the clothing color choice, locals say. “When I was a kid, after Easte...
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• Texas High School High Steppers celebrate the Tigers’ first touchdown of the evening in its game against Arkansas High School at Arkansas High School on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Texas High...
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COLUMBUS, Ohio—A family who says their deceased relative’s body was misplaced and the wrong corpse displayed for a private viewing has sued a funeral company in Ohio. The lawsuit filed re...
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MOREHEAD, Ky.—As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr...

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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> Rowan County Deputy Clerk Brian Mason, left, hands April Miller, and her partner, Karen Roberts their marriage licence to make sure it is correct Friday at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky. April Miller was one of the plaintiffs against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.</span></p>
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Although the first day of the Texarkana Vietnam Veterans of America’s 28th annual POW-MIA Vigil ended with the traditional candlelight ceremony Friday, something made it more enlightening earlie...
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Two Hope, Ark., residents were shot early Thursday inside a house, and police want help from the public finding information about the incident. The police were contacted about 3 a.m. Thursday about a...
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A reverend arrested last month on charges of indecency with a child and theft by check has been relieved of his duties as pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in DeKalb, Texas, a church official sai...
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FOUKE, Ark.—Interstate 49’s status will be one of the subjects discussed at the Shreveport, La.-based Coordinating & Development Corp.’s retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept....
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The CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System Nurse Advisory Council will sponsor the eighth annual Toy Bradshaw Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament Sept. 18 at Texarkana Golf Ranch. Proceeds from the tourname...
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Fouke School District will hold a school board candidate meet and greet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fouke Community Center. Lynn Roberts and Chad Nichols are competing for the district’s a...
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LITTLE ROCK—A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the road rage shooting death of another man in Little Rock. Chris Schnarr was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenc...
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ABILENE, Texas—Police say two people have been arrested in the death of an off-duty Abilene police officer found dead in his West Texas home. Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge said in a Thurs...
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Today is Saturday, September 5, the 248th day of 2015. There are 117 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 5, 1945, Japanese-American Iva Toguri D’Aquino, sus...
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One of George Cleve’s final concert appearances also was one of the most memorable. Two stagehands had to help him to the podium. They gingerly lowered him into his seat, the audience and the o...
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Hunter Erwin, 2014 Christian Country Honor Awards Male Vocalist of the Year, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Everett Baptist Church in Hooks, Texas. The church is at 4191 Farm to Market Road 1398. E...
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DALLAS—Texas high school students taking the SAT have posted the lowest scores in more than two decades, showing decreases across the board and mirroring a nationwide decline. The College Board...
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Brad Doherty/The Brownsville Herald via AP •Cojunto musician Juan Antonio Tapia poses Wednesday in Brownsville, Texas. Tapia is a music instructor who is helping to organize the upcoming 5th ann...
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—A newspaper is suing Springdale to get public documents related to a 911 call made from the Duggar family home in May. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette filed the lawsu...
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Officials say a man with a machete injured two people during an attack in a wooded area of the University of Arkansas campus. University spokesman Steve Voorhies says the att...
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EDINBURG, Texas—Three Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies are on administrative leave after they shot and wounded a man authorities say rammed his pickup truck into their patrol cars. Autho...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports for Thursday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:39 a.m., disturbance, 37 Private Road 21161 9:04 a.m., theft, 1635 Myrtle Springs Road, Hoo...
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DALLAS—The Texas hospital that treated the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola was not adequately prepared for a patient with the deadly virus and stumbled because of communication fai...
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A new Texas law that went into effect Sept.1 is aimed at reducing drunken driving offenses and saving lives on Texas roads. “Its always aimed at saving lives. You hope that it will make a diffe...
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Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department wants to remind drivers to “know before you go” and visit idrivearkansas.com before traveling the Labor Day weekend. “Extensive highwa...
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NEW SERVICES Kingdom International Church, Atlanta, Texas, will have new weekly services at 10 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 6. Call 903-799-7790.   Cathedral Heights Chur...
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VILLA RICA, Ga.—The pastor of a Georgia church involved in a mass baptism before a high school football practice said Thursday the school had nothing to do with the ritual, except that it took p...
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It is affectionately known to skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts as “Big Mountain Jesus,” a 6-foot-tall public sculpture of Christ that has stood for the past six decades on national for...
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BOSTON—Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism...
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Associated Press • Pakistani visitors of a cattle market, set up for the upcoming Muslims’ festival Eid-al-Adha, take a selfie with an animal Tuesday in Karachi, Pakistan. Muslims all over...
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T.C. Stallings stars in new Christian film ‘War Room’
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If you happen to see the new movie “War Room,” leading man T.C. Stallings may look familiar. When called Tony Stallings, he was a standout football player at Bedford High School near Clev...
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LOS ANGELES—The faith-based family drama “War Room” outshone its competition despite a relatively quiet release, taking the second place spot with $11.4 million from only 1,135 locat...
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STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich.—A local Muslim attorney reached out to thousands of Sterling Heights residents this week in hopes that they’ll have a change of heart and support plans for a new mo...
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QUESTION:  What does your faith say about the power of prayer?   ANSWERS: • The Rev. Duke Tufty, Temple on the Plaza: I believe there are two types of prayer. Petitionary prayer is...
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OKLAHOMA CITY—Oklahoma Attorney General is continuing his fight to keep a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol, despite an order from the state’s highest court tha...
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MUMBAI, India—The Jain religious minority won a significant legal victory Monday when India’s Supreme Court upheld the practice of fasting until death. The court temporarily shelved a low...
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.—Authorities investigating a string of vandalism at a half dozen churches in Nevada over the past five months say there were two more attacks at Lake Tahoe over the weekend...
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MIAMI—A federal lawsuit on behalf of four jail inmates is challenging Miami-Dade County’s refusal to provide meals that meet Muslim religious standards. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, says...
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CHARLOTTE, N.C.—North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is distancing himself from a full-page newspaper ad about a Christian rally he plans to speak at in Charlotte. The Charlotte Observer reports tha...
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WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about...
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BOSTON—Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long suffering-...
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WASHINGTON—A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republi...
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WASHINGTON—Republicans have faced a difficult choice heading into the presidential election on the issue of same-sex marriage, as the view of the party’s social conservative base increasin...
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To ward off a cold, ditch the vitamin C and get some shut-eye instead. Thanks to the efforts of 164 intrepid adults who allowed investigators to drop particles of rhinovirus into their noses and cond...
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Two men who claim to have located a Nazi train laden with treasure that reportedly went missing in the last days of World War II came forward Friday in a Polish television interview and disclosed new...
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NEW YORK—The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the...
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BICSKE, Hungary—Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after long treks from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, broke away from Hungarian police on Friday and headed on foot for Western Europe. In a surprise...
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COVILHA, Portugal—Some are hard of hearing or don't see well, others complain about stiff joints, one is 101 years old. All have become graffiti artists under a project to energize Portugal's el...
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SANAA, Yemen—Forty-five troops from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in Saudi-led operations against Shiite rebels, the Gulf nation said Friday, in the deadliest d...
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—It was the new beginning that Sierra Leone's first Ebola survivor, Victoria Yillia, had yearned for after losing 21 of her relatives to the disease: a newborn who would al...
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