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A Texarkana, Texas, man was arrested Thursday night for allegedly discharging a firearm within the city limits several times, a police official said. Tacorrius Jordan, 22,was arrested after 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Blanton Street for allegedly firing shots outside a residence in that block several days Thursday, said Sgt. Aaron Brower, Texarkana, Texas, Police Department spokesman. " Officers were advised by neighbors that the suspect lived at a residence in that block and would come out and fire a handgun from the porch. Officers tried to make contact with the suspect but he would... Continue reading ->
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Accepting funds to fix runway will allow airport to keep status
Texarkana Regional Airport Authority Board members approved a runway rehabilitation measure Thursday that will allow the airport to keep its passenger carrier, American Eagle, and its regional airport...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
American doctor, missionary infected with Ebola have been released
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ATLANTA, Ga.—Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world tha...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken  Registered dietician Rena Schaeffer, right, shows Ann Williams her salad in a mason jar after her seminar on packing healthy lunches Thursday afternoon at the CHRI...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Students were killed in 2013 boating accident
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A plea of guilty to two counts of first-degree manslaughter was entered by an Tulsa, Okla., man charged in the deaths of two people including a Texarkana, Ark., man, according to several Oklahoma news...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
FERGUSON, Mo.—Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
American research links food favorite to health hazards
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SEOUL, South Korea—Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts—in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
About 1,000 new students will begin their college careers at Texarkana College this fall, kicking off the year today with orientation. The new-student orientation features a challenge to all students...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
HOPE, Ark.—University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and UACCH-Texarkana will host a coffee Thursday morning to introduce the community to their new vice chancellors, Brian Berry and Laur...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Liberty-Eylau Independent School District trustees approved $1.26102 ad valorem tax rate for 2014-15 during their regular meeting Thursday night. Darla Moss, L-EISD chief financial officer, said the...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
AUSTIN—Navy Adm. William McRaven formalized his transition from a top U.S. military commander to academic leader Thursday, officially accepting the job as chancellor of the University of Texas S...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Law enforcement dispatch records from Tuesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 1:11 a.m., disturbance, 160 Giles Lane 12:16 p.m., driving while intoxicated, Farm to Market Road 558 3:0...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
• A pancake breakfast fundraiser for medical patient Ricky Hill will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s on Summerhill Road. Proceeds will be used for travel expenses for appointmen...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Because of reporting and editing errors, candidate Danny Jewell’s name was left out of a Thursday article about Marvin Williams’ run for the Ward 5 position on Texarkana, Ark., Board of Di...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
FORT WORTH — A cleaning crew has found another box of ashes at a Fort Worth building that was used as a mortuary and where the remains of eight unrefrigerated corpses were discovered last month....
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
There are two words every president, including Barack Obama, hates to hear: “lame duck.” He’s in year six of his eight-year run. His biggest accomplishments are all in the past; his...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Driver, 32, not seriously hurt, charged with not maintaining control
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A 1999 GMC Yukon crossed the southbound lanes on U.S. Highway 71 and then hit a culvert and tree before flipping over Thursday morning south of Ogden, Ark. The driver, Brandy Gaines, 32, of Texarkana...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Today is Friday, August 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 22, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war against Belgium. On this...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
LOS ANGELES—Emmy-winning producer Alan Landsburg thrived on variety during a five-decade career in Hollywood. Among his hundreds of credits were documentaries, the pioneering naturalist series ...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Lancome makeup artists reveal some special tricks at annual event
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When Mother Nature takes over, fight back, national makeup artist Robert Cook said. Lancôme’s national team of professional makeup artists took out their brushes and revealed their specia...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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A system is needed to allow blind bidding on state investment business to avoid favoritism, said Dennis Milligan, Republican nominee for Arkansas state treasurer. “If I am elected, I will remem...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
The CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System 25th Great Texarkana Duck Race takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holiday Springs Water Park. The Monkey Island and Splash Mountain areas of the water park will...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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Co-workers of a longtime Texarkana College biology professor recalled his love of the college and his students as they prepare for his funeral on Saturday. Milledge Edwin “Ed” Braddock, 7...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Bringle Lake Park’s grand opening is scheduled for 10 a.m. today, and the public is invited. The $2.76 million project, which expanded the park into Bringle Lake Park East and West, was set to...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he w...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Guaranty Bond Bank employees show support for colleague
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It’s the everyday things most taken for granted. “It’s the things you don’t think about, like putting on your shoes, or your clothes, or taking a shower. Those things get hard...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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A three-day revival with the Rev. Bob Cornell begins today at Cross Way Church. Services will be 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the church’s new Arkansas-side location at...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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WASHINGTON—It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago. The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified in using force against people trace their lineage t...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
FERGUSON, Mo.—The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived t...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—The FBI and federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the Islamic State beheading of American journalist James Foley, with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. vo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Rep. Trey Gowdy’s got a late-night habit. “He eats a ridiculously lot of pizza,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah. “Even if he goes out and ha...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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Associated Press  In this Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, provided by Jeremy Writebol, his mother, Nancy Writebol, poses with children in Liberia. Nancy Writebol is one of two Americans working for a...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
KIEV, Ukraine—Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
NEW YORK—Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit. They were first two Ebola patients ever...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
BAGHDAD—The Iraqi National Museum inaugurated two renovated halls adorned with life-size stone statues on Thursday, highlighting the rich history of a country once again shattered by war. The n...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">People invited for a ceremony on Thursday inaugurating two renovated halls visit the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad. Two renovated halls adorned mainly with rare life-size stone statues were inaugurated at the Iraqi National Museum on Thursday geared toward honoring the 5,000-year legacy of the ancient city of Hatra.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;A stone figure depicting the family of Sanatruq is showcased at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad on Thursday.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Stone figures depicting the family of Sanatruq are showcased at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad on Thursday.</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—A college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to hiding the accused Boston Marathon bomber’s laptop and backpack from FBI agents investigating the April 2013 ter...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
A year and a half of drought has depleted 63 trillion gallons of water across the Western United States, according to a new study that documents how the parched conditions are altering the landscape....
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
TUCSON—Nearly 300 Central American women and children have been deported from family detention centers that opened in the wake of a recent influx of people illegally crossing the Southwest borde...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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LOS BANOS, Calif.—California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. The state is traditionally...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Robin Williams’ body was cremated the day after his death earlier this month, with his ashes to be scattered over the San Francisco Bay. The ashes were to be scattered off the coast of Californ...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
LOS ANGELES—The parents of two South Pasadena teens charged with plotting a mass shooting at their school apologized Wednesday to the community for their sons’ alleged behavior. “My...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Friends and relatives of Austin Tice, an American journalist who disappeared in Syria two years ago, were preparing to hold a candlelight church vigil for him in Houston on Tuesday when they received...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
FOWLER, N.Y.—A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday. Nicole Vaisey admi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A bill prohibiting California from displaying or selling merchandise with the Confederate flag is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, after getting final legislative appr...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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IRBIL, Iraq—The posting of a video showing the grisly execution of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State, the al-Qaida spinoff that controls much of Iraq and Syria, coincided with...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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SALT LAKE CITY—A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has whispered and gotten out of bed, her lawyer said Saturday.mThe progress...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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