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Departmental investigation shows use of force within scope of duties
A Texarkana, Texas, police officer who used force in a fatal shooting last month on Page Street will return to work on Monday, according to a press release from the city's police department. "The Texarkana, Texas, Police Department has concluded an in-depth internal affairs investigation into law enforcement actions taken during the early morning hours of December 15, 2014 when Mr. Dennis Grigsby was fatally wounded. That report was submitted to Chief Dan Shiner for internal evaluation," states a press release from Sgt. Michael Jones, TTPD spokesman. "Based upon that review, Chief (Dan... Continue reading ->
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Meeting will focus on three choices for updating radio system
A month after Texarkana, Texas, officials rejected a communications system for the city and county that could have cost up to $9 million, three new options will be discussed at a 3 p.m. meeting today...
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A Newport, Ark., man received more than 19 years in federal prison Wednesday for trafficking methamphetamine in the Texarkana area. Robert William Clark, 29, appeared with Federal Public Defender Way...
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A Texarkana man received a 20-year federal prison sentence Wednesday for drug trafficking. Darrin Lashaon “Dap” Betts, 34, appeared with Dallas lawyer John Teakell before U.S. District Ju...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Texarkana, Texas, firefighters extinguish hot spots after a fire engulfed a house Wednesday afternoon at West 39th and Pine streets. The fire at the vacant house was reporte...
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EDITOR’S NOTE—An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story   WASHINGTON—Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Board of Education voted Wednesday to take control of Little Rock schools less than six months after a federal judge granted more independence to the historically embatt...
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   Chris Brown, with Ark-Tex Council of Governments, visits with Kevin Davenport and others from Texarkana Water Utilities’ computer information service department during a breakout s...
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Miller County Circuit Clerk Mary Pankey has announced a roundup of all felony criminal defendants’ delinquent on payments for court-ordered fines, costs and restitution. “The defendants a...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken Derek Keathley with Tri-State Computer Repair fixes the hinge on a refurbished laptop Wednesday afternoon.
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In three years, auctions have raised $88,000 for Ashdown, Ark., to improve downtown, and the goal for the fourth annual auction will be simple—raise as much money as possible. The community auc...
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AUSTIN—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has announced the kickoff of the 2015 Texas Travels Essay Contest for fourth- and seventh-graders. The contest encourages students to read and writ...
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AUSTIN—Texas families seeking to lock in the cost of undergraduate tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities are urged to enroll their children in the Texas Tuition Pro...
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Texas High School will offer an Academic Success workshop for parents and students 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the John Thomas Theatre, 3941 Summerhill Road. The workshop is designed to assist parents...
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LITTLE ROCK—Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to keep Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion structure through 2016 advanced to a Senate vote Wednesday, as lawmakers rejected a bid to abolish the prog...
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Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 2:51 p.m., burglary, 1067 Tomahawk Road 4:15 p.m., disturbance, 204 Cherokee Trail 8:06 p.m., burglary, 510 Redwater Road   Texarkana, Texas, Police Depa...
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas—Robert Ladd was paroled after serving about a third of his 40-year prison sentence for the fatal stabbing of a Dallas woman whose body was set ablaze in a fire that killed her...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken  Texas High theater students are led by members of The American Shakespeare Center Traveling Troupe in a workshop on movement Wednesday night at the Sullivan Perfor...
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AUSTIN— Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Wednesday that a judge's refusal to quash felony abuse of power charges won't derail—or even delay—his preparations for a possible 2016 pre...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken Texas-side firefighters make their way to the roof of Panda’s Chinese Restaurant on Wednesday to investigate a kitchen fire. The cause of the fire wasn’t imm...
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MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Accreditation of Southern Arkansas University’s College of Business has been extended for five years. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business agreed to ex...
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LITTLE ROCK—A bid to end Arkansas’ practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day was rejected by lawmakers Wednesday...
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MIDLAND, Texas—Attorneys told a West Texas jury that a freight train that slammed into a parade float carrying dozens of veterans and spouses came within 39 inches of missing the trailer. A Mid...
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IRVING, Texas—A 32-year-old man is facing criminal charges after Irving police say he stabbed a woman running on a treadmill at a gym multiple times with a screwdriver. Police say the motive be...
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BEAUMONT, Texas—A sinkhole big enough to swallow a vehicle has opened on a Southeast Texas street. Engineers in Beaumont say it could take a couple of weeks to repair the hole that opened Tuesd...
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GUSTINE, Texas—A North Texas school district is investigating after about two dozen elementary students had to pull their pants down when feces were found on a gym floor. A parent says the chil...
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McALLEN, Texas—An ex-federal contractor in South Texas faces up to life in prison for using a U.S. Department of Agriculture truck to smuggle drugs across the border. Mario Guadalupe Saenz of M...
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BOSTON—Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 fe...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Leanne Galligan shovels out her driveway Wednesday after a winter storm in Portland, Maine. Tuesday's blizzard dumped over 27 inches of snow in some parts of Maine.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
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ROCK HILL, S.C.—For a moment, Clarence Graham's heart raced. Fifty four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge...
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WASHINGTON—Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defende...
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CHICAGO—Imagine a hardcore video game fanatic, and the picture you summon probably won’t resemble Roman Rivera. He grew up captivated by games from “Pokemon” to “Call of...
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It’s free to visit national parks this year on Valentine’s Day. That’s because Feb. 14 happens to fall during Presidents Day weekend, when entrance fees to all national parks will b...
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Oregonís bikeway brings sunshine
MADRAS, Ore.—Each year around mid-January, I start to lose my mind. The damp grayness of the Willamette Valley is firmly in place, and with no holiday lights to make it brighter, the thought of...

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Associated Press Tom Leech, the curator of the printing press at the Palace of the Governors, cranks up the press Wednesday for a special printing of bookmarks in honor of the palace being designated...
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What’s the northernmost point in the U.S.?                               (Answer: Port Barrow, Alaska....
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SANTA ANA, Calif.—For Mexicans living in the U.S. illegally and hoping to stay in the country under President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy, things just got one step simpler. On T...
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Astronomers have spotted the oldest planetary system ever found, an ancient star and five small, Earth-like planets that are about 11.2 billion years old. Until now, scientists weren’t certain...
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Islamic State releases new audio message from Japanese hostage
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BEIRUT—The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan’s release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber l...
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SHEAR YASHUV, Israel—The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly...
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WASHINGTON—Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google’s popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The gang-rape conviction of two former Vanderbilt University football players sends signals out in every direction. To the two young men, Tuesday’s verdicts show that bei...
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ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER TYR—The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the "ghost ship" came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew—and hundre...
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COLUMBUS, Ohio—A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history—$50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shi...
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WASHINGTON—A small unmanned helicopter drone crashed onto the grounds of the White House early Monday morning, posing no threat but triggering an immediate lockdown at the executive mansion, whi...
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MINNEAPOLIS—"American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million...
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Researchers have identified a common substance that makes smokers much more likely to kick the habit—money. The promise of up to $600 in shopping vouchers proved a powerful inducement to get pr...
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DENVER—Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport. Th...
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If you listen to climate change skeptics, Earth’s surface hasn’t warmed appreciably in the last 15 years, and any “record” set last year is just the result of the planet doing...
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