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Portions of two area highways are closed because of high water. In Little River County, Highway 41 section 3 at the junction of Highway 32 to the Red River bridge is closed, according to IDRIVEARKANSAS.com. Traffic is being rerouted onto Highway 32 to Ashdown. This portion of the highway was closed at 4:32 a.m. Thursday, according to the Website. Additionally, the U.S. Highway 259 bridge is also closed at Pecan Point on the Texas/Oklahoma state line because of high water. Continue reading ->
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Officials urge evacuation for river-side residents
Lance Norman of Fouke, Ark., walked with his 7-year-old son Peyton on Wednesday down the boat ramp at Garland City, Ark., to watch the rising floodwaters of the Red River from the shoreline. The mome...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2">Lance Norman and his 7-year-old son, Peyton, from Fouke, Ark., observe water rising Wednesday near the Westshore Restaurant in Garland City, Ark. Norman said he has run commercial fishing lines on Red River in the past and has never seen the water this high. The levels are expected to continue rising and possibly crest on Sunday.</p>Picture: <p class="p1">The Red River has breached its banks Wednesday in Texas and Arkansas, and Louisiana is also bracing for the impact of flooding.</p>
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photoby Evan Lewis</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
Swollen Texoma waters to hit region
Lake Texoma on the Texas/Oklahoma border is overflowing for only the fourth time in its history. And the path the floodwater is on leads straight to Texarkana at Pecan Point, Fulton and Index on the R...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
Thousands of Ark-La-Tex homes and businesses remain without power in the wake of severe storms that devastated the area Memorial Day. Power outages and flooding have kept emergency crews and official...
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Emergency management coordinators from Lafayette and Miller counties in Arkansas vow to remain proactive and vigilant during threats of flooding along the Red River. “Sulphur River is bank full...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Larry Pritchett, director of the Miller County Office of Emergency Management, speaks to media and members of the public Wednesday in Garland City, Ark., regarding rising floodwaters. Pritchett said properties on the river side of the levee will be flooded and encouraged residents to evacuate. He said a breach of the levee is possible. Miller County has sandbags available for any residents in danger of flooding, call 870-683-2154 for more information.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">County Judge Larry Burgess surveys the Red River levee in Miller County during a helicopter tour Wednesday. County officials say there are a couple of small places in the levee that could use repair, but the levee is in overall good shape. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now predicting the river will crest Sunday.</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
DeKALB, Texas—With the Red River approaching levels of its 1990 flood stage near here, there’s both comparisons and contrasts to be made. Similar to 1990, Pecan Point, was and still is th...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Birds living under the U.S. Highway 259 bridge near Pecan Point are in survival mode, frantically going back and forth from the bank to their homes with mud and materials to reinforce their nests as the Red River gradually rises a few feet from their homes Wednesday afternoon.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Vehicles go past a small section of U.S Highway 259 where water has begun to go over the road Wednesday evening just before the U.S. 259 bridge north of DeKalb, Texas.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Just behind the trees on the far side of this corn field, the Red River rushes by while spilling over into the neighboring fields, drowning this big crop of corn on the east side of U.S. Highway 259 in Bowie County.</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
A 14-year-old boy was arrested Saturday by Texarkana, Ark., police and charged with second-degree sexual assault in a series of incidents that allegedly occurred on or near Nix Creek Trail, police sai...
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A suspect in the robbery of the Farmers Bank & Trust in Lewisville, Ark., turned himself over Tuesday to Lafayette County, Ark., Sheriff’s Department under pressure from family, according to...
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AUSTIN—Texas moved closer to allowing concealed handguns in classrooms and other areas on public and private college campuses late Tuesday night, as House members gave tentative approval just mi...
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LITTLE ROCK—A federal appeals court struck down one of the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions on Wednesday, agreeing with a lower court that ruled an Arkansas law unconstitutionally b...
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Celebration events in honor of the two-decade ministry of Kimberly Smith are slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Greater Heights Ministries. Friday’s service will be a Beyond the Veil worshi...

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Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
LITTLE ROCK—An $87 million incentive package intended to bring a military vehicle assembly plant to south Arkansas easily won initial approval from lawmakers Wednesday, with a handful of Republi...
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LITTLE ROCK—A plan to move Arkansas’ primaries from May to March would only apply to next year’s election under a compromise being advanced by lawmakers. A Senate panel late Wednesd...
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AUSTIN—The Texas Senate has passed a $300 million border security bill—one of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package. Senators advan...
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WASHINGTON—Hammered by cheaper oil, drilling firms have laid off workers and dragged job growth lower in states from Texas to North Dakota. In Oklahoma, mining and logging jobs, which mostly in...
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Texarkana officers take part in seatbelt campaign to curb deaths on highways
If only he’d been wearing his seatbelt. Many grief-stricken families, friends and acquaintances have uttered these words about loved ones killed in car wrecks because they failed to put on thei...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Tuesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 7:56 a.m., vandalism, 4102 Farm to Market Road 560, Hooks 10:52 a.m., theft, 1015 Coun...
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AUSTIN—An Austin city official has resigned after being suspended during an investigation into a training session he organized for municipal staff on how to deal with women in local government....
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark.—The decision by Arkansas authorities to detonate an unearthed Civil War artillery shell has some historians upset about the loss of the artifact. The 14-pound James Rifle sh...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
Storms in Texas, Oklahoma leave at least 19 dead, dozen missing
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HOUSTON—Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a doze...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
NEWARK, N.J.—Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
A flood warning continues for the Red River at Index, Ark., north of Texarkana, and the Red River at Pecan Point near DeKalb, Texas, until further notice, according to the National Weather Service in...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
HELENA, Mont.—Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history "The Pacific" after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48. Ambrose died...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
Today is Thursday, May 28, the 148th day of 2015. There are 217 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 28, 1945, the novel “Brideshead Revisited” by Evelyn Wau...
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FORT BRAGG, N.C.—Jovano Graves’ parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. But their son refused his...

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<p class="p2">U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sonia Graves-Rivers holds her grandson, Alessio, next to her son Staff Sgt. Jovano Graves, and grandaughter Aysabey, age 4, in Fort Bragg, N.C. The chief warrant officer and her son are both active duty and follow in a long line of military in their family.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2">Sydney Badwound, age 6, center, and Bailey Badwound, right, attend a ceremony with their mother, Stephanie Badwound, center, on the 2014 anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, in honor of those who died that day at Fort Bragg Army base in North Carolina. Badwound&rsquo;s husband was in the Army away on duty.&nbsp;</p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
Summer fun in Ohio isn’t just about riding roller coasters at Cedar Point and watching the Cleveland Indians or Cincinnati Reds play baseball. There are also some fun and quirky festivals around...
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Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay tops list
HONOLULU—As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay’s powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into th...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Warren Kekauoha catches a bonefish May 19 at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The beach was listed as No. 1 on the 2015 list of best beaches, a list compiled annually by Florida International University Professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
PARIS—Air France says one of its jets had what investigators call a “serious incident” by flying too close to a volcano while maneuvering around a storm on a flight into Cameroon. F...
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Here is the top 10 list of best beaches for summer 2015 as rated by Stephen Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University specializing in environment and coastal studies. Leatherman, als...
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What is the world’s northernmost capital of an independent nation?                                ...
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Bowie, Cass and Red River counties have been declared disaster areas by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. The declaration was granted because of flooding concerns along area rivers and means the state is dispa...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, May 28th, 2015     comments
Status report on flooding of regional lakes, rivers and tributaries from Lake Texoma to Shreveport,
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ZURICH—The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel...
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Are TARS and drones just hot air?
WASHINGTON—Coming soon to a Capitol skyline near you: giant blimps at 10,000 feet? The woman at the helm of the House Administration Committee thinks the Capitol needs eyes in the sky, after au...
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BAGHDAD—Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislo...
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ATHENS, Greece—Greece’s prime minister said Wednesday that his country is close to reaching a deal with its bailout creditors, prompting European stock markets to jump on hopes of a breakt...
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NEW YORK—Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said. The theft of 500 fee...
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WASHINGTON—Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new government rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama admin...
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NEW YORK—A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of peo...
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Associated Press Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, center, announces that he is entering the Republican presidential race Wednesday in Cabot, Pa. The conservative culture warrior vowed to fight...
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BERLIN—Doctors say the week-old quadruplets born prematurely to 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk in Berlin are still in intensive care, but have been gaining a little weight and are being given thei...
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MUNCIE, Ind.—Police say an Indiana woman stabbed another woman in the eye with a fork in a dispute over the last rib at a barbecue. The Star Press reports a 45-year-old woman was arrested Sund...
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