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Occupants of involved tractor-trailer not hurt
Three local college students were killed and three people were injured in an early morning wreck involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 30, officials say. The three who died were attending Texas A&M University-Texarkana, but one was also attending Texarkana College, according to information. They were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Arkansas State Police accident report. Daniel Gonzalez, 18, and Nathaniel Rodriguez, 21, are identified as A&M-Texarkana students. Sofia George, 21, was a student at TC and had attended classes at A&M-Texarkana as well... Continue reading ->
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Repeat sex offender’s terms to run concurrently
NEW BOSTON, Texas—A 17-year-old sex offender received three life sentences from a Bowie County jury Friday. James David Haynes Jr. was found guilty Thursday of three counts of aggravated sexual...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
Area Latinos say more needs to be done to fix the immigration system
The journey continues for immigrants who want stronger immigration reforms than those proposed Thursday night by President Barack Obama.   The reforms Obama announced will help ease tensions fo...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration stand out from those of his predecessors because of the sheer scope of what he’s doing and the political tenor o...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken A horse grazes in a flooded field Friday afternoon in Ashdown, Ark. The area received a fair amount of rain Friday, but the chance of rain decreases to 20 percent today....
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Texarkana lawyer Robert “Trey” William Schroeder III to serve as a U.S. District Judge. The committee approved Schroe...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
Residents, businesses included in lighting contest
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Time to shine! Two local beautification groups are joining forces to promote lighting up Texarkana for the holidays. Keep Texarkana Beautiful and City Beautiful Commission are sponsoring a home and...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
‘Pecan John’ Turner is leaving after more than two decades of service; colleague says his wealth of
It would not be a retirement reception for John Turner without a good helping of pecans on the refreshement table. Guests snacked on pecans and pecan brownies while they wished Turner well Friday as...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Curt Youngblood</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;John Turner opens a gift from Jennifer Caraway during a reception in his honor on Friday. Turner is retiring from the Miller County Extension Service after 26 years of <br /> service.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Curt Youngblood</span></p>
<p class="p2">John Turner listens to a former student speak during a reception in Turner's honor on Friday. Turner is retiring from the Miller County Extension Service after 26 years of service.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
Two Hope, Ark., residents were recently arrested on charges of residential burglary and criminal mischief in the first degree. Lillie Nelson, 43, was arrested by Hempstead County deputies, and Hope p...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
Arkansas State Troopers are joining forces with other state and local law enforcement officers over the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday. The unified effort is directed toward seatbelt law violators. The Cl...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
Officers are investigating a two-vehicle accident involving a school bus that occurred at Pierre and Tucker streets about 8:15 a.m. Friday, an official said. The Texarkana Independent School District...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
De QUEEN, Ark.—A Dierks, Ark., woman is in police custody after leading authorities on a multicounty pursuit with speeds in excess of 100 mph. The pursuit began after Deputy Wendall Randall of...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
SAN ANTONIO—Former San Antonio millionaire Allen Blackthorne, who was serving two life sentences for hiring the murder of ex-wife Sheila Bellush, has died in federal prison. He was 59. Blacktho...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
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MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala.—Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she's still there. The 93-year-old Birmingham woman is celebrating 75 years as...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
Today is Saturday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2014. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding i...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
NEW YORK—A Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon has sold for $32.6 million. It's an auction record for any blue diamond. Sotheby's says seven people bid...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
Texarkana Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Cork recently returned from San Francisco, where he found out he could locate every taxi there and summon one with a single but...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning residents to use caution when they go online to shop for gifts this holiday season. McDaniel issued a consumer alert this week a...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
NORMAN, Okla.—Forecasters say severe weather is possible in the Southern Plains and across the Deep South over the next few days. The Storm Prediction Center said Friday there is a marginal ris...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas drivers will encounter 28 miles of lane closings on major highways over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Highway and Transportation Department said Friday that four major high...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
AUSTIN—Texas’ school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation’s second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
Law enforcement dispatch reports from Thursday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 1 a.m., disturbance, 110 Wood Duck Lane 12:43 p.m., disturbance, 202 N. Red River Road, Maud 2:40 p.m., disturba...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
Obama’s new plan doesn’t change Texas attitudes
AUSTIN—Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott vows another lawsuit against the Obama administration. Attorneys for immigrants in the U.S. illegally jailed under federal detainers are hopeful but skep...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
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LITTLE ROCK—Challenges to the state’s ban on gay marriage are being fought in both federal and state courtrooms in Arkansas, but such unions could come to the state by other means. No dec...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
President Barack Obama’s executive action aimed at sparing nearly 5 million people in the U.S. from being deported, which one group estimated could affect at least 14,000 immigrants living illeg...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point last month, from 6.2 percent in September to 6 percent in October. The Arkansas Depart...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
AUSTIN—Texas’ unemployment rate declined for the second month in a row to 5.1 percent in October as the state continues to add jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The Oc...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
NEW ORLEANS—A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the pla...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
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The Baptist Minister’s Fellowship will host a Thanksgiving Worship Service at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Mount Zion First Missionary Baptist Church. This year’s speaker will be the Rev. Eugene...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
ORLANDO, Fla.—The Satanic Temple has submitted a Satanic coloring book and two fact sheets to schools in Orange County, Fla., requesting permission to give them out to students in January. The...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
VATICAN CITY—The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret recently: The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing thr...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
NEW SERVICES Total Life Christian Missionary Baptist Church will hold worship services at 11 a.m. Sundays at 1101 Couch St., Auxiliary/Back Building, with the Rev. Chaurcey Boyd. Call 903-280-5439....
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
GRADUATIONS The University of Central Arkansas at Conway recently announced those earning degrees during August commencement ceremonies. Area students include: Alicia Austin of Texarkana, Texas, doc...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
MELBOURNE, Fla.—Performances by Bill Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington State have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually as...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
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WASHINGTON—United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
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FERGUSON, Mo.—Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whe...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y.—Residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on their roofs. After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 fe...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
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CLEVELAND—Two men imprisoned for nearly four decades walked free on Friday after being exonerated in a 1975 murder because the key witness against them—a then-13-year-old boy—recante...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Sporting Elvis Presley-like sideburns, actor John Stamos helped flip the switch Friday on the colorful display of holiday lights adorning Graceland, Presley's home-turned-museum i...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
LONDON—Freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation this year to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in sho...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
NEW YORK—A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing t...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
CONAKRY, Guinea—It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care l...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
NEW YORK—Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp contrast wi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment and...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014     comments
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