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Bowie County Precinct 7 Justice of the Peace Patrick James has been suspended without pay from his JP and Hooks municipal judge positions, an order from the State Commission on Judicial Conduct shows. James had no comment when reached Tuesday and directed inquires to his attorney. The order was made Monday and will remain in effect until further orders from the commission, documents show. James is among seven recently indicted on federal charges involving conspiracy to commit an offense and to defraud the U.S. government and theft of government property or money in the Eastern District... Continue reading ->
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Georgia-Pacific to more than double lumber operations with $37M investment; judge: deal a ‘win-win’
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Gurdon, Ark., has renewed optimism after Georgia-Pacific recently announced plans to invest $37 million at the Gurdon lumber operations. The company is also evaluating additional investments totaling...
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Businessman says construction contract needed to keep development progressive
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Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors approved a resolution allowing the city to enter into a construction contract with TEC Inc. for $1.99 million of construction work at Crossroads Parkway. “If...
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A man accused of pointing a pistol at an off-duty Texarkana, Texas, police officer appeared Monday in a Bowie County courtroom or a pretrial hearing. Jacob Allen Howard, 38, stood with Public Defende...
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GARY, Ind.—Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the...
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WASHINGTON—Former Nazis should not be collecting Social Security benefits as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated Press investigation that revealed million...
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Bowie County Elections Administrator George Stegall reminds voters to bring photo identification when casting ballots. On Saturday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Texas’ voter ID law, which requ...
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ATLANTA, Texas—For 12 consecutive years, Atlanta Independent School District has been awarded the rating of Superior Achievement under Texas’ Schools FIRST finan-cial accountability rating...
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Various committee updates will be the main business of the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting at 4 p.m. today. Board members, who will meet inside the Chamber board room located...
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LITTLE ROCK— Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross took swipes at each other's tax cut plans and political backgrounds Monday night as the two ex-congressmen running for Arkansas gove...
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Texarkana Independent School District trustees will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. today at the TISD District Services Building, 1600 Waterall St. The board will immediately convene in executive se...
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“Chillin’ on Main” at the Two Rivers Museum in Ashdown, Ark., will raise funds for the museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. The menu will offer homemade chil...
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HOUSTON—Houston police say the death of a couple found shot at home with their two daughters inside is likely a murder-suicide. Police believe Raul Cruz shot his wife, 43-year-old Maribel Cruz...
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GENOA, Ark.–Genoa Central School District trustees will meet in regular session 7 p.m. today in the high school library, 12472 Arkansas Highway 196. The agenda states trustees will rescind a mo...
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HARRISBURG, Ark.—The Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office is searching for three men in connection to a shooting that left three others hospitalized. Authorities say the three men were shot a...
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LITTLE ROCK—Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin and Democrat John Burkhalter both say the Arkansas lieutenant governor's office is still very much needed, even though the post has been vacant for n...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;</span><span class="s4">Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin and Democrat John Burkhalter, shown, both say the Arkansas lieutenant governor&rsquo;s office is still very much needed, even though the post has been vacant for nine months and some lawmakers are working to eliminate the job altogether</span><span class="s3">. &nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;</span><span class="s4">Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, shown,&nbsp;and Democrat John Burkhalter both say the Arkansas lieutenant governor&rsquo;s office is still very much needed, even though the post has been vacant for nine months and some lawmakers are working to eliminate the job altogether</span><span class="s3">. &nbsp;</span></p>
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The Disabled American Veterans will bring a mobile van from 9 a.m. to 2 pm. Friday to Beech Street First Baptist Church parking lot near Miller County Courthouse. Military veterans will be able to go...
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The Main Street Texarkana Board of Directors will meet at noon today inside the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce Board Room to listen to various committee reports. Some of the reports will involve a rec...
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The pets of the week are Ragnar, a male, tri-color shepherd mix who’s 3-years-old in cage D28 and Selena, a female, domestic medium hair, grey tabby cat who’s 2 1/2-years-old in cage C23....

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Associated Press Skyler and Tayler Toth take a spin Saturday during Lake Houston United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch and Festival in Huffman, Texas. 
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date Oct. 18, 2014.  Head count 1,085 STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $265-330; 300-400 lbs. $255-325; 400-500 lbs. $250-295; Over 500 lbs. $180-265. HEIFE...
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops captured the German city...
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DALLAS—Although few of Texas' 36 congressional races are considered to be seriously competitive, that hasn't stopped lawmakers from raking in serious campaign cash, according to a published repo...
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DALLAS—Four of the five children who were kept out of school after having contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan returned to Dallas schools on Monday, surprising school administrators who...
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Associated Press Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks to Republicans on Monday at a rally in Little Rock.
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ERIE, Pa.—The Federal Aviation Administration has refused to approve a wind farm near Erie International Airport, saying the turbines would interfere with radar. The FAA had previously approved...
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Halliburton Co. today reported profit and revenues jumped, both easily topping Wall Street's expectations. The Houston-based oilfield services provider reported a profit of $1.2 billion, or $1.42 a s...
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LITTLE ROCK—Officials with the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock say attendance during the final six days of the fair rebounded with improved weather — but fell short of 2013 numbers. Th...
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WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas —Fort Worth police say a pedestrian walking across a highway has been fatally struck in an accident that involved vehicles in both lanes. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram re...
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —Police in South Texas say a man accidentally shot and killed his 16-year-old brother when the man removed a handgun from a holster and it discharged. Corpus Christi polic...
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LITTLE ROCK—The head of the Arkansas highway department wants a broader look at paid administrative leave after an official said she approved absences for workers who won trivia contests she hel...
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FORT WORTH, Texas—Trailing in polls and money with just two weeks until Election Day, Democrat Wendy Davis on Monday cast her ballot on the first day of early voting and rejected talk that her b...
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LITTLE ROCK—Thousands of Arkansas residents took advantage of early voting Monday in a closely watched midterm election highlighted by an expensive U.S. Senate race that could determine which pa...
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DALLAS— Organizers say this year’s State Fair of Texas set a new record for food and ride sales, with more than $41 million in coupons sold. The fair said in a statement that the previous...
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SAN ANTONIO— Bexar County authorities have arrested a woman who they say set her estranged husband’s vehicle on fire during a football game before turning herself in. The San Antonio Expr...
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HOUSTON—Police say an SUV driver and a horse were killed after the vehicle collided with a man on horseback in northwest Houston. The crash occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday, when the driver of a C...
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CUPERTINO, Calif. —Apple’s mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There...
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NEW YORK—Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. C...
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WASHINGTON-—When the Dallas Police Department sent out a tweet this summer alerting the public that Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib had been arrested for public intoxication, the social med...
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WASHINGTON—Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That’s because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with Se...
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NEW YORK—Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. The late ‘60s and ear...
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Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric
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RAMALLAH, West Bank—The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza and calling on Pal...
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FAIRFAX, Va.—The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment agai...
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NEW YORK—At 69, Bob Seger says he’s ready to hit the road again: He’s scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine. “I think I’m in prett...
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ABUJA, Nigeria—Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World...
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STELLENBOSCH, South Africa—Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate today when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius...
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