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Judge reschedules jury selection for September, tables request for change of venue
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Trial is being delayed for the man accused of fatally shooting a Bowie County, Texas, sheriff’s deputy with her own gun in the courthouse basement more than three years ago. Prospective jurors...
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Dawson Johnson fell from mountain
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The body of a Texarkana College instructor was found Thursday near Mount Whitney, Calif., where he was hiking on vacation with his wife. Dawson Johnson, 75, was reported missing Wednes-day morning in...
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President warns not to pass judgment on actions after 9/11
WASHINGTON—The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of...
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson  A white Pontiac lies upside-down Friday afternoon on the eastbound lane of Interstate 30 near mile marker 216 near Leary, Texas. The driver was ejected and taken t...
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Colleagues call John Carson a community leader
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MAUD, Texas—When it came to judicial impact and natural disaster relief initiative, John Winchester Carson, Bowie County justice of the peace for Precinct 5, left far more than just his mark on...
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Arkansas’ annual sales tax holiday is today through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. During the 48-hour period that started about midnight, state and local sales tax will not be collected on: • clothin...
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WASHINGTON—Three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows that about the same percentage thin...
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NEW YORK—Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials s...
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson  Dalton Attaway packs a half bushel of peas for a customer Friday afternoon at the Garden Shack at the corner of Robison and Old New Boston roads in Texarkana, Texa...

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WASHINGTON—Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel’s missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state’s cease-fire...
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A Nashville, Ark., man was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a girl. David K. Hawkins, 51, of Nashville was arrested by Howard County Sheriff’s Office investigators. The alleged rape was r...
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CHRISTUS St. Michael Senior Health Center continues the Seniors Living Well seminar series during the month of August. Held in partnership with Texarkana Regional Center on Aging, the seminars highli...
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DeKALB, Texas—Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research will have a public meeting for residents in the Mud Creek watershed to discuss...
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Today is Saturday, August 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox suffered light damage during...
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NEW YORK—Dick Wagner, the skilled guitarist who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote many of Cooper's hits, died of respiratory failure Wednesday, his person...
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NEWBURY, England—World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the “war to end all wars” was...
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WASHINGTON—The boys and girls of Congress are returning from summer camp—er, Capitol Hill – to their real homes where they will 1) raise money and plead to be returned to camp; 2) st...
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A mid-afternoon crash sent a Texarkana, Ark., woman to a local hospital. About 1 p.m., Texarkana, Texas, police were dispatched to a multiple-vehicle wreck at West Seventh and Main streets. When the...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Thursday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:38 a.m., theft, 153 County Road 2206, Hooks 9:12 a.m., suspicious, 634 Payton Lane 11:26 a.m., burglary, 101...
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In response to a high incidence of juvenile misdemeanor offenses, the Texarkana, Ark., Police Department initiated an early intervention program known as the P.R.I.D.E. Academy. The acronym stands fo...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Dustin Morgan uses a heat plate Friday to soften layers of paint he is scraping from a home on Pine Street, preparing the house for a new coat.
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GRADUATIONS Joshua Drew Edwards recently earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law. He also received the James H. McKenzie Award for professional resp...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Cathy Fallis picks peaches Friday afternoon in her grandmother’s garden at her home on West Fourth Street. Opal Jaynes, Fallis’s grandmother, was infl...
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Dry city treats lake to cut evaporation
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LUBBOCK, Texas—A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try...
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AUSTIN—Home insurance for residents of the Coastal Bend would cost about 70 percent less without private wind coverage, according to the Texas Department of Insurance. Ben Gonzalez, a departmen...
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QUITMAN, Texas—A coroner has determined two young sisters whose bodies were found in an East Texas apartment died of blunt force injuries. Preliminary autopsy results Thursday indicated the dea...
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is considering developing its education programs for company executives to boost revenue, according an associate dean. “Execu...
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DALLAS—The Dallas Museum of Art will be the only U.S. stop for a new touring exhibit next year of Jackson Pollock’s work. The exhibit will be the first in more than three decades to surve...
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LITTLE ROCK—Many participants in Arkansas’ compromise Medicaid expansion would be required to contribute monthly to health savings accounts and would face new limits on transportation for...
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HOUSTON—Masked militias have arrived in South Texas with semi-automatic rifles and tactical gear, causing a stir not only in border communities, but also among state officials. News of the mili...
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Lonoke Baptist Church will host installation services at 3 p.m. Sunday for the Rev. Arthur Hill Sr. as its new pastor. The guest speaker will be the Rev. D.R. Crossley, pastor of St. Mark Baptist Chu...
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WASHINGTON—Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Ira...
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BERLIN—A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin. The three men are wo...
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A former host at a popular Christian radio station in western Michigan has pleaded guilty in a child pornography investigation. John Balyo told a federal judge Tuesday that...
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The Rev. Terrance R. Miller recently accepted the appointment to serve as pastor of Miles Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. A native of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Miller is an honor graduate o...
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KATMANDU, Nepal—Thousands of Tibetan exiles recited prayers and offered white and orange scarves Thursday during the cremation ceremony for a revered Tibetan monk, whose funeral in Nepal nearly...
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WASHINGTON—The Rev. Lennox Yearwood punched his fist in the air as he rhythmically boomed into the microphone. “This is a moment for great leadership,” he said. “This is a mom...
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NEW SERVICES King’s Church, 2985 Highway 29 N., Hope, Ark., will hold an opening celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Call 704-906-9128 or 870-216-2339.   VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Tabernacle...
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Queen City Church of God in Christ will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its pastor and his wife, Elder Herbert and Pamela Harper, with a special service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The service will be in...
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A book signing for local author Clydell White will be 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Orr Volkswagen, 4545 N. State Line Ave. His book, “I Once Was a Preacher,” is a story of redemption based...
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CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola. SIM (S-I-M...
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VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism’s greatest competition for Christian soul...
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VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis is taking action in a divisive diocese in Paraguay where an Argentine priest, accused by a former superior of being a “serious threat to young people,” has...
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Palestinian children wounded in Israeli shelling are treated Friday in a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Israeli Army 2nd. Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23, from Kfar Saba, central Israel, is seen in this undated photo. Israeli army spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said Friday that Goldin was apparently captured by Hamas militants who came through a tunnel from the Gaza Strip and another two soldiers were killed.</span></p>

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CONAKRY, Guinea—An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as pr...
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LONDON—In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn’t changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. Some are be...
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WASHINGTON—It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers. President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Friday making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission f...
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SPARKS, Nev.—A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla’s $5 billion battery...
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LIVERMORE, Calif.—Deep inside Lawrence Livermore Laboratory’s Center for Bioengineering, scientist Sat Pannu and his research team are hard at work crafting spaghetti noodle-sized devices...
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RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California—A search-and-rescue team pulled a rare half-ton whale fossil from a Southern California backyard Friday, a feat that the team agreed to take on as a makeshift tra...
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PYONGYANG, North Korea —Two American tourists charged with “anti-state” crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government t...
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OCQUEOC TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Before shipping out for Iraq, Army Sgt. Trevor Blumberg asked his father to do two things if he didn’t return: Look after his puppy, Scrappy, and “take care o...
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WASHINGTON—House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with...
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RHINEBECK, N.Y.—There’s still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind. The sights and soun...
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DENVER—Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation’s first county fair to allow pot competitions. This weekend’s Denver County Fair includes a 21-a...
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SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium—British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was...
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Prescott, Ark. Died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Munn’s Chapel Baptist Church. Burial in Deann Cemetery.
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