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A Ford F 150 rolled over in the westbound lane of Interstate 30 near the Jefferson Avenue overpass. There were no injuries and no citations issued. The vehicle's driver, Walker Lambert, apparently hit a guardrail, officials said. One westbound lane of I-30 was closed for a short time. Continue reading ->
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Project expected to create 85 jobs
The City of Hope will receive a $1.12 million Economic Development Administration grant to construct an access road and install drainage improvements along Interstate 30 for industrial development The project is anticipated to create 85 jobs and leverage $40 million in private investment for companies needing cold and freezer storage. The project will also help construct a truck manufacturing facility and a truck plaza to service the trucks. The announcement was made Tuesday morning through the Arkansas congressional delegation. See more coverage in Wednesday's print and online edition... Continue reading ->
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Two Texarkana, Texas, men have been arrested on aggravated robbery charges, an official said. One of the suspects was also arrested on aggravated assault on a public servant and evading arrest charges. Texarkana, Texas, police responded to a robbery call in the 1600 block of New Boston Road at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Monday, said Sgt. Arron Brower, TTPD spokesman. Officers were advised that two suspects had entered a business in the 1600 block of New Boston Road. The suspects were wearing masks and brandished handguns, Brower said. They allegedly demanded the clerk get on the ground... Continue reading ->

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NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bowie County has a budget and tax rate for the new fiscal year, as both were unanimously approved during Commissioners Court Monday. The fiscal year starts Oct. 1, and the new...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
• Council changes zoning to keep beer, wine outlet from opening near church
A group in Nash, Texas, is seeking to repeal the residents’ decision last year to allow the city to go wet, but they apparently aren’t having much luck so far. During Monday’s Nash...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
A Hope, Ark., man was killed in a one-vehicle accident reported at 2:11 a.m. Sunday in Hope. Emmanuel Rodgers, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene by Hempstead County Coroner Ben Brazzel. Rodgers w...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis • Ray Rateliff uses a jackhammer to break up concrete Monday in front of the Fast Low convenience store at Seventh Street and Lake Drive.
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
Ashdown, Ark., Mayor Carroll McLarty will submit his resignation effective Oct. 12. McLarty declined to seek re-election and decided to resign early. His term would have ended Dec. 31. “This d...
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WASHINGTON —The United States and allies launched airstrikes against Sunni militants in Syria early Tuesday, unleashing a torrent of cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs from the air and s...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, the Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women. In Internet posts and social...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
• Man accused of sexual misconduct with a 3-year-old
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Jury selection is expected to begin this morning for a man accused of sexual misconduct with a 3-year-old girl in Bowie County. Donald Ray Brown, 55, stood with Texarkana lawyer Butch Dunbar for a fi...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
• Son arrested on an unrelated charge
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The death of a 72-year-old Pike County woman is under investigation by the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the woman’s son has been arrested on an unrelated charge. Dustin Hembey, 35...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
Mississippi complaints could signal trouble for President Obama’s global warming plans
WASHINGTON—If the response from top Mississippi politicians to President Barack Obama’s central plan to combat global warming is emblematic, Republican-run states could wage a fierce fight...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
Bowie County  Sheriff’s Office 1:12 a.m., theft,, 451 Leary Road 9:19 a.m., DWI, 101 North State Line Ave. 5:04 p.m., burglary, 8504 Quail Hollow Drive, Hooks 6:02 p.m., shots fired, 1...
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date Sept. 20, 2014.  Head count 1,373 STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $295-390; 300-400 lbs. $285-330; 400-500 lbs. $265-315; Over 500 lbs. $190-280. HEIF...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
The pets of the week are Angela and Libby. Angela is a female black lab. Her age is unknown. She is in cage D10. Libby is a tri-colored, 2-month-old female cat. She is in cage C18. The Animal Care an...

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Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
WEATHERFORD, Texas— Actor Larry Hagman has been memorialized in bronze in his Texas hometown. The actor most famous for playing J.R. Ewing on the TV show “Dallas” was remembered Sun...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
Arkansas PROMISE, a new research project aimed at teens who receive Supplemental Security Income benefits, is signing up participants in Miller County. DaNita Webster, one of four state recruiters fo...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
In celebration of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, Bowie-Cass Adult Education Cooperative will host a special celebration at 10 a.m. Friday at the Texarkana, Texas, Independent Schoo...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
A new Big Lots location is going to be built at 4223 Gibson Lane and will adjoin Boot Barn. Kayla Wood of MTG Engineering showed Texarkana, Texas, City Council members diagrams of how the building wo...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood • Karen Davis, left, and Ginger Gamble walk on the boardwalk Monday evening  at Bringle Lake Park. 
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood • A Texarkana, Ark., firefighter works to extinguish a grass fire Monday near the Nix Creek Walking Trail close to Jefferson Avenue.
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
AUSTIN—Attorneys for indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked Monday that the Republican be allowed to skip his next court appearance because he'll be out the country—and that he not be forced...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
A ruling in time for Election Day is uncertain
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— The fate of Texas' tough voter ID law moved into the hands of a federal judge Monday, following a trial that the U.S. Justice Department said exposed another chapter in th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
ROCKWALL, Texas—Jury selection is beginning at the capital murder trial of a former justice of the peace accused of killing a North Texas district attorney, his wife and a top prosecutor. Eric...
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AUSTIN—Texas Child Protective Services officials say they expect to punish employees involved in the case of a 2-year-old toddler whose body was found buried this month in southeast Austin. Spo...
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WASHINGTON— Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside whil...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
EL PASO, Texas—A Fort Bliss soldier was charged with capital murder after he fatally beat his 2-year-old daughter with a belt because she soiled her diaper, according to West Texas police. El P...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
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EL PASO, Texas—Health officials in West Texas have begun testing some babies for tuberculosis after the revelation that more than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital were exposed to a worker foun...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
DALLAS—A Texas school district temporarily removed seven books from its approved book list for high school students after parents complained at a school board meeting about sex scenes and refere...
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BROWNSVILLE, Texas— The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2014. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon H...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable health care for nearly seven decades, stretching from the...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
Those changing health law numbers
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EDITOR’S NOTE: An occasional look behind the rhetoric of politicians and public officials. WASHINGTON—Call it health care law numerology. The Obama administration has had to revise and r...
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NEW YORK—Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it m...
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After a 10-month journey through space, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN spacecraft has reached the Red Planet and slipped into a 35-hour elliptical orbit without a hitch. “I...
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large n...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
GREAT FALLS, Mont.—A Roman Catholic bishop says a central Montana parish is about evenly divided over a new priest's decision to prohibit a gay couple from receiving Communion unless they divorc...
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NEW YORK—It’s easy to dismiss Apple’s new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. After all, phones running Google’s Android system long have had larger screens. In addition...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
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NEW YORK—Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can’t get to your password-protected data. Essentially, your pho...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
NEW YORK—Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9...
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GIANTS 30, TEXANS 17 Houston 0 0 10 7 — 17 N.Y. Giants 0 14 3 13 — 30 Second Quarter NYG—Cruz 26 pass from Manning (J.Brown kick), 3:21. NYG—Jennings 1 run (J.Brown kick...
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SURUC, Turkey—Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—A woman is being beaten by her husband. The police arrive, but they don't speak the wife's language. So her husband, who does speak English, translates. He blames her, and she is arre...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     comments
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