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WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temp...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015     comments
The Bowie County Clerk’s Office announced late Monday it will begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples once computer software has been updated to include a gender neutral application....
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WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas’ 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an em...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken Tommy Bostic, center, with a helping hand from Charles Walker Sr., screws in a support beam for a new drum kit stand at College Hill Missionary Baptist Church on Monday...
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Distracted driving claimed the lives of more than 400 men, women and children in Texas last year in accidents that Texas Department of Transportation traffic safety specialist Irene Webster said were...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—Opening arguments and witness testimony are expected to begin this afternoon in the trial of a man accused of entering a woman’s Texarkana, Texas, home and threatening he...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015     comments
Motorists traveling Highway 8 north of New Boston should allow extra time for their trip today due to roadwork. Crews were working on the highway in the northbound lane of Highway 8 between New Bosto...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015     comments
When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in th...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Emma Morano, 115, smiles at her physician, Carlo Bava, in her apartment Friday in Verbania, Italy.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Susannah Mushatt Jones, 115, right, is embraced by her niece Lois Judge on Monday in her room at the Vandalia Avenue Houses in New York City. Jones and Emma Morano, of Verbania, Italy, who is also 115, are believed to be the last two people in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015     comments
The Texarkana Independent School District Board of Trustees is set to approve a proposed tax increase at tonight’s meeting. The proposed tax rate is $1.425 per $100 valuation, up from this year...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015     comments
Kevin Bolton, age 39, of Gurdon, Ark., pleaded guilty Monday to one count of kidnapping resulting in death, according to U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge, who serves the western district of Arkansas. U....
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015     comments
Crop and livestock experts from extension services in Arkansas and Texas will host a meeting to provide flood recovery tactics for farmers and ranchers in the Red River Basin. The free meeting will be...
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The pets of the week are River, a male, black and tan, shepherd mix who’s 2 years old in cage D18 and Jynx, a grey tabby, domestic short hair, female cat who’s 1 1/2 years old on the cat a...

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Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015     comments
Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department suggests drivers check the Website IDriveArkansas.com before traveling during the Fourth of July holidays. Extensive highway improvements continue...
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Texarkana Regional Airport Authority Board members agreed during a special meeting Monday to send out yet another bid to refurbish the airport’s primary runway. The airport is presently looking...
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Bowie County  Sheriff’s Office 1:33 a.m., DWI, 101 North State Line Ave. 3:49 p.m., DWI, 2670 County Road 4120, Simms   Texarkana, Texas, Police Department 7:04 a.m., disturbanc...
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A member of the Southern Arkansas University rodeo team in Magnolia, Ark., Loni Pearce, won the national championship in goat tying in Casper, Wyo., June 20. Her final run of 6.8-seconds was best by...
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Leasing office space to a timber company, a construction firm, a services company, an explosives manufacturing firm and a water district, will be front and center at TexAmericas Board of Directors mee...
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REDWATER, Texas—The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the vandalism of numerous mailboxes in the Redwater area. About a dozen mailboxes were smashed overnight Sunday...
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ROWLETT, Texas—A 13-year-old Dallas-area girl faces assault and injury to a child charges over a videotaped schoolyard fight with another teen holding a 3-year-old relative. Rowlett police on S...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken Porter Thompson, left, watches as the Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department plays a friendly game of softball Monday evening against the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department...
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The Liberty-Eylau Independent School District Board of Trustees is slated to review and possibly approve the operating budget for the upcoming school year at its 6 p.m. meeting today. During the meeti...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas’ move toward setting up its own health insurance exchange will give the state more flexibility as it looks at overhauling its Medicaid program for the poor, the direct...
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Duncanville High School student fixes robot for police department
DUNCANVILLE, Texas—The Duncanville Police Department’s service robot was starting to look like a $10,000 paperweight. When the donation from the Texas 1033 Military Surplus Program failed...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Duncanville Police Department Lt. Gene Kropff, left, and Adrian Mayberry, 17, set up the computer screen for the department&rsquo;s service robot for a test run June 18 in Duncanville, Texas. When the donation from the Texas 1033 Military Surplus Program failed to function, Kropff was ready to ship it to the FBI for help&mdash;but then a solution closer to home presented itself. Kropff sent the robot to the Duncanville High School engineering department, where it caught the attention of Adrian Mayberry, who decided to fix it himself.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Ron Baselice/The Dallas Morning News via AP</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">The Duncanville Police Department&rsquo;s service robot.</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says a U.S. Supreme Court ruling approving the use of the sedative midazolam in executions will allow states to move forward with lethal injections, thou...
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LITTLE ROCK—Mo’ne Davis and her teammates in the 2014 Little League World Series have stopped in Little Rock as part of a civil rights tour. The Philadelphia-based Anderson Monarchs are o...
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AUSTIN—Some Austin-area students have lost their science experiment in the weekend explosion of the unmanned SpaceX rocket after a launch from Florida. But the students will still head to Washi...
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WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative ac...
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AUSTIN—The new president of the University of Texas says the school’s use of race in some admissions creates a diverse student body that’s an educational benefit. The U.S. Supreme C...
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NEW YORK—Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities...
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AUSTIN—Many county clerks across Texas have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite instructions from the state attorney general that they could refuse to do so if it violat...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, is backed by supporters of the courts ruling on same-sex marriage on the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally Monday in Austin. The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">From left, Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes and Rebecca Robertson celebrate Monday after a rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol in Austin. The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.&nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015     comments
WALLISVILLE, Texas—A man and his son have survived an alligator attack at a lake near Houston. Chambers County sheriff’s officials say 42-year-old James Hurley and his 13-year-old son, Ka...
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Today is Tuesday, June 30, the 181st day of 2015. There are 184 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 30, 1865, eight people, including Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd...
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LOS ANGELES—Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him sustain a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, died...
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Walter Browne, who dropped out of high school to embark on a legendary career in competitive chess that made him an American champion several times over, died June 24 in Las Vegas. He was 66. On its...
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DILLEY, Texas—At the 50-acre compound here holding hundreds of immigrant women and children, the lights stay on 24-7. At night they’re dimmed, but not entirely out. Security, officials say...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Alba Veronica Cruz Montano, 32, and daughter Valeria Nicole Escobar Cruz, 3, pose for a portrait after their release from South Texas Family Residential Center to stay with relatives in Houston.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">The South Texas Family Residential Center is the largest of the nation&rsquo;s three immigration detention centers for families, housing up to 2,400, and has drawn criticism from immigrants and advocates although the private company that operates it says it tries to make it less like a prison.&nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015     comments
MERKEL, Texas—At his country home between Merkel and Tye, retiree Stan Burge whittles the time away making canes and walking sticks. But there is more to his creations than what a casual glance...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">A carved snake curls its way up to a duck sitting by a pond in this walking stick by Stan Burge.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Stan Burge arranges figures on a dime. Burge whittles the time away making canes and walking sticks.&nbsp;</span></p>

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NEW YORK —Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. Or how about using the charge in your fingers to clean your teeth? At the CE...
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NEW YORK—As much as I wish the Apple Watch could do more, I find it the best smartwatch available, given its polished design and wide range of apps. But there may be reasons to consider somethi...

Picture: <p class="p1">This product image provided by Pebble shows the new Pebble Time smartwatch. The original Pebble, the product of a public fundraising campaign through Kickstarter, reigned as a leading smartwatch until Samsung, Google and Apple came along. &nbsp;</p>
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SAN JOSE, Calif.—The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to jumped into the huge copyright battle between Google and Oracle, steering clear of what many legal experts considered a chance to fur...
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I went to hear Ann Coulter speak a few weeks ago at an event sponsored by Philadelphia talk radio station WPHT. It was held at the Colonial Theater in the suburb of Phoenixville, the place where &ldqu...
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67-year-old led school to 14 NCAA tourneys
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Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten...
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WASHINGTON—Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first ti...
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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.—Two convicted murderers who eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks planned to drive to Mexico after escaping prison but ended up walking toward Canada when their ride backed...
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NEW YORK—NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announ...
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