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Police do not suspect foul play
A Texarkana, Texas, man was found Wednesday morning fatally wounded near his deer stand located in a remote area of Miller County, said Miller County Sheriff Department Investigator Wesley Penny. James Druhan, 54, of Texarkana, Texas, was found fatally wounded near his deer stand. The incident appears to be the result of an accidental discharge from a muzzleloader rifle and officials do not not believe foul play was involved, said Penny. Druhan’s body has been transferred to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Continue reading ->
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No local cases reported
Health care providers, emergency personnel and first responders from the Four States area met Wednesday to discuss Ebola preparedness plans in this area. Officials say the meeting is an important step to get every one on the same page when it comes to caring for any suspected cases of Ebola in this area. There are no cases of Ebola locally but being prepared for any potential cases is important, officials said. See more coverage in Thursday's print and online editions. Continue reading ->
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Official facing charges of conspiracy to defraud government
Bowie County, Texas, Precinct 7 Justice of the Peace Patrick James has been suspended without pay from his justice of the peace and Hooks municipal judge duties by the State Commission on Judicial Con...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Officer says passenger turned truck off while it was moving
A single-vehicle rollover crash Tuesday left one man dead. A 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck, northbound on Farm to Market 990 five miles south of DeKalb, Texas, crashed after the passenger attempted...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Food for thought: Event benefits area’s hungry
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The 23rd annual Taste of Texarkana was a win for all concerned.   About 2,000 community members enjoyed food and beverage samples supplied by more than 40 area vendors Tuesday during the fundr...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken Members of the Pleasant Grove Color Guard practice rifle tosses Tuesday afternoon at Pleasant Grove High School. 
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Cappuccino-flavored chips a nonstarter
NEW YORK—America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating o...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Members of Texarkana Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee recently went to Washington, D.C., to convey the importance of keeping Red River Army Depot open, in place and off the closu...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
More than two and a half years after learning that Trinity Industries failed to report possibly hazardous design changes to its highway guardrails, the Federal Highway Administration has demanded that...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
AUSTIN—Texas leaders are closer to privatizing a much maligned North Texas psychiatric facility despite concerns from mental health care advocates. The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Texarkana Ark., Police Department has recently received several reports of property thefts from vehicles and outer areas of residences. TAPD officials want to remind all citizens they can take steps...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Miller County, Ark., voters will have more places next week to take advantage of early voting to cast ballots, according to County Clerk Ann Nicholas. Two polling places have been scheduled in additi...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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ASHDOWN, Ark.—Ashdown High School has been ranked among America’s Most Challenging High Schools, according to a recent announcement by The Washington Post, which conducts the research and...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Liberty-Eylau Independent School District has been designated as a platinum member of Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle, a designation that spotlights entities that go above and beyond providing fin...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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Lt. Michael McQuerrey of Texarkana, Ark., Police Department graduated Sept. 19 from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., said Kristi Mitchell, TAPD public information officer. McQuerrey has bee...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
The Miller County Flu Clinic scheduled for Thursday at Four State Fairgrounds has been postponed because a shipment of flu vaccine was delayed. A new date for the clinic will be announced as soon as...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Parks Diamond Jewelers is teaming up with CASA and will be collecting teddy bears and new blankets for the nonprofit organization, which serves abused children. Parks will also donate 10 percent of a...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Family portraits will be used Nov. 1 to raise money for Citizens for a Better Community. The citizens group will offer family portraits by professional portrait photographer Sherrie Hewitt with Speci...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
The Texarkana, Ark., Advertising and Promotion Commission meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday was cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date, according to city officials.
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
East Ogden Concerned Citizens will sponsor a fundraising project for the maintenance of East Ogden Community Park. The park needs lawn maintenance and help paying the electric and water bills, said R...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Texarkana Independent School District trustees had a million reasons to smile Tuesday night during their board meeting. Superintendent Paul Norton said TISD is set to save more than $1 million as a r...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Law enforcement dispatch records from Monday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:36 a.m., disturbance, 33 County Road 3006, New Boston 7:14 a.m., disturbance, 2215 S. Farm to Market Roa...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Texarkana’s upcoming 3oth annual Christmas Parade and recent downtown sidewalk power wash were two of the items discussed Tuesday at the Main Street Texarkana Board of Directors meeting. Main S...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis  Louie the Lightning Bug and friends present a program on electrical safety Monday at Union Elementary. The production is sponsored by Southwestern Electric Power Compa...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Gil Guernsey works in a building in a shopping center Tuesday at the corner of New Boston and Summerhill roads. Guernsey and his wife are preparing to open The Red Door...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Winthrop Baptist Church will host its annual fall camp meeting starting at 7 p.m. Friday. The speaking lineup for the outdoor event starts with the Rev. Todd Reed of First Baptist Church, Redwater, T...

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Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
The Great Escape II Tapas & Wine Tasting Event takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 at 1915 Olive St., Texarkana, Texas. The event is a fundraiser for HandsOn Texarkana. “This is one of...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
DALLAS— Texas, which saw the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. and two more since then, has designated two containment facilities in Galveston and a Dallas suburb to treat any future pat...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—The state's parole board wants to require approval from more members before inmates can have their cases re-examined. Under current rules, only one board member must give his or her...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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DALLAS—A Texas man admitted Tuesday to setting a backyard fire that killed his two young stepsons a quarter-century ago, bringing a surprising end to a long fight over whether faulty fire scienc...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
SAN ANTONIO—The economic impact of San Antonio's hospitality industry has tripled in two decades and reached $13.4 billion last year, according to Trinity University researchers. The San Antoni...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
AUSTIN—A former top adviser to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing $1.8 million in campaign funds from the powerful Republican. Kenneth Barfield did not comment Tu...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas attorney general’s office says it doesn’t object to the state’s highest court moving quickly on a lawsuit challenging a gay marriage ban. Attorney Gen...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 22, 1934, bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was s...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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PHILADELOPHIA—The photograph that 6-year-old Logan Reed snapped near the place he once lived as a homeless child conveys not a thousand words, as the saying goes, but one plain desire. “M...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
HONG KONG—Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city’s Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key d...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
Radio operators perform valuable service
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Something can be done about the weather. You can become a ham radio operator and storm spotter for the National Weather Service. “We need all the eyes and ears we can get. Hundreds of them, if...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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Steven Smith and Jim Collom like to say they’ve come “full circle.” “We’ve been friends for 50 years, “ Smith said. “And always interested in something toget...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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Myron Patrick of Omaha gets a lot of comments on his handlebar mustache and the 1895 Owensboro covered wagon he takes to community festivals. The two certainly go together, and each provides a lot to...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
TULSA, Okla.—A longtime Tulsa-based construction company has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Texas. Hilti North America, which manufactures and supplies tools for the constructi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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Hannah Barnes of Marietta, Texas, is shown with her Miss Marietta crown for 2014  and with her brothers, Blaine and James Barnes. The wagon they rode in is being pulled by a tractor and is an art...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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A rare, timeless car showed up for the Marietta Fall Festival parade Saturday. Few people will likely have ever seen one or know it existed. Only 201 of the 1946 Lincoln V12 Continental convertibles...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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The circus is coming. The circus is coming. The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is coming this Saturday to DeKalb, Texas. Last week, Skeeter the Clown visited the town and made stops at the elem...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.—Though David and Jennifer Eslick have only been foster parents since April, the Russellville family is already reaping the benefits of making a difference in children’s...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Although central Arkansas officials couldn’t find out if a county ordinance listed on an old-drinking fountain sign that reads “whites only” actually exists, they s...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—The Natural Resources Conservation Service has awarded a nearly $75,000 Conservation Innovation Grant to the University of Arkansas Extension Service. The grant will be used to demo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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LITTLE ROCK—The largest airport in Arkansas wants to spend nearly $300,000 to help prevent planes from taking off without their passengers’ suitcases. Officials with the Bill and Hillary...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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WASHINGTON—In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early br...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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NEW YORK—Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say. The “more,&rdq...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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LOS ANGELES—Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes Sunday at his N...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
BEIRUT—Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition’s war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstre...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
BEIRUT—Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a bo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec—A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
GARY, Ind.—With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana....
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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WASHINGTON—Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
LONDON—With a judge seeking to strike a balance between mercy and retribution, Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing his girlfr...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
France’s national debate about overt displays of religion in public—specifically full veils worn by some Muslim women—has resurfaced after an incident at the Paris Opera. A female s...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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WASHINGTON—North Korea’s reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang re...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Wander t...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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NEW YORK—After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
NEW YORK—Times are getting leaner for McDonald’s. McDonald’s said Tuesday a key sales figure declined 3.3 percent in the U.S., marking the fourth straight quarter of declines for th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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The Record/MCT  Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad” after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a pet...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
CNN, Cartoon Network and several other Turner cable channels were removed from satellite TV giant Dish Network’s systems late Monday after the two companies could not agree on a new distribution...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014     comments
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