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More than 26,000 left without power
The severe thunderstorm that barreled in, then lashed the Four States Area on Wednesday left people in its path powerless, downing scores of trees and utility lines and leaving a tangled mess behind....

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Stop signs were needed at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Texas Boulevard after a power outage to the traffic lights Wednesday evening.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s4">Staff photo by&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p3"><span class="s4">Jerry Habraken</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A Chevy Malibu and a black pickup were involved in an accident at Waterman Street and New Boston Road. It was not known at presstime if there were any injuries. </span><span class="s3">High winds and rain caused fallen trees, downed power lines, and power outages across the region.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s4">Jerry Habraken</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
Whitten is second commissioner to reply to email on finding non-salary budget cuts
Another Bowie County commissioner has responded to County Judge Sterling Lacy’s call to find $200,000 in non-salary cuts to rescind a Commissioners Court order to cut employees’ salaries 1...
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A New Boston, Texas, woman who received an 18-year federal prison sentence last week for mailing ricin-laced letters to Presi-dent Barack Obama and others wants to appeal her case. Shannon Guess Rich...
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The NWS reccomends taking steps to stay safe during a severe thunderstorm watch or warning: • Remember the 30/30 Lightning Safety Rule: Go indoors if, after seeing lightning, you cannot count to...
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WASHINGTON—Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 m...
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A neighborhood can be much more than people simply living close to one another. “People don’t know their neighbors like they used to. People come and go so much these days. Neighbors migh...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken  A large group of friends play tackle football by the water tower on the corner of Walnut and 22nd streets before the storm hit Wednesday evening. 
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas election officials say a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage needs at least 15,107 signatures from registered voters to qualify for the November ballot. Secret...
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Teachers with perfect attendance will be rewarded with bonuses in time for Christmas and summer vacations, thanks to a pilot program approved Tuesday night by Texarkana, Ark., School District trustees...
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Texarkana, Texas, Independent School District is encouraging the community, parents and guardians to join them for a Parent and Community Update Meeting detailing the results of their recent, yearlong...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Mickey Haltom, from left, Bill Biggers, Bobbie Skinner and Jerry Wright play dominoes Wednesday at the Collins Senior Center.
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Red Dirt Master Gardeners of Miller County is now accepting applications for basic training. The Master Gardener program began in 1972 when an extension agent in Washington state decided to train a g...
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An outreach program for men and boys will feature Troy Ruiz of headhunters.tv at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at Foreman, Ark., Baptist Church. The program will be a fellowship and barbecue dinner. “Troy&rsq...
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Liberty-Eylau ISD trustees will meet 6 p.m. tonight in the boardroom at the administration building, 2901 Leopard Drive, Texarkana, Texas. Among the items trustees will review and consider are teache...
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Genoa Central School District trustees will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the high school library, 12472 state Highway 196, Texarkana, Ark. Among the topics of discussion are the upcoming school board el...
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University of Arkansas Cossatot Police Department recently sponsored an “active-shooter training class” directed by the Criminal Justice Institute of Little Rock. The course assists law e...
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MAGNOLIA, Ark.—The life of African-American trailblazer and Southern Arkansas University icon Dr. Kathleen Jordan Mallory is being celebrated upon news of her death. “Dr. Mallory was a co...
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Kayak and barge tours are set for Saturday at Millwood State Park. The kayak tour will be from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Saturday with a park interpreter explaining the history of the lake and dam. The t...
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Pleasant Hill Fire Department recently received a $2,500 grant check as part of its efforts to earn Firewise Communities/USA recognition from the National Firewise Communities Program. Pleasant Hill...
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Submitted photo  The Earl Stout family was recently named 2014 Herdsmen of the Year by the National Dexter Cattle Association during its June convention. Pictured front row from left are Red Riv...
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McALLEN, Texas—When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas. The one-t...
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Cossatot River State Park will offer programs from “sneaky snorkeling” to breakfast at the sandbar Saturday. The activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast at the sandbar. “Peopl...
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JACKSONVILLE, Ark.—Military officials locked down an Arkansas air force base for several hours Wednesday after reporting that a suspicious individual was on the sprawling complex near Little Roc...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Tuesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 3:28 a.m., burglary, 415 County Road 1111, Maud 7:30 a.m., disturbance, 10725 Daniels Chapel Road 12:16 p...
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EINDHOVEN, Netherlands—Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses...
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HOUSTON—A suspect in a San Antonio slaying in which the victim’s body was stuffed in the trunk of a car has been captured in Houston. The U.S. Marshals Service says 40-year-old Jose Anton...
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McALLEN, Texas—South Texas police are searching for a person of interest in connection with a man found dead in a burning truck. McAllen police on Tuesday said the body of 26-year-old Ryan Tyle...
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FORT SMITH, Ark.—The U.S. Mint has unveiled the designs of the three commemorative coins that will be sold next year to raise money for a planned $50 million U.S. Marshals Museum in western Arka...
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce batt...
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Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 24, 1974, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richa...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken A large group of friends play tackle football Wednesday evening by the water tower on the corner of Walnut and 22nd streets before the storm hit. 
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PHILADELPHIA—An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial. Johann Breyer died Tuesday night...
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SAN FRANCISCO—Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared—except the money those posts produce. At least two services are...
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PLAINFIELD, Ind.—His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a recor...
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DETROIT—General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. The latest recalls cover nearly 823,000 cars, trucks an...
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MENLO PARK, Calif.—Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Bar...
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WASHINGTON—Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of cr...

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GRANTS PASS, Ore.—Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer....
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WASHINGTON—Senior U.S. officials and lawmakers butted heads Wednesday over the American response to Iraq’s expanding Sunni insurgency, with Republicans saying drone strikes should have bee...
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WASHINGTON—Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional investigato...
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WASHINGTON—A new study estimates that more than 10 million adults gained health insurance by midyear as the coverage expansion under President Barack Obama’s law took hold in much of the c...
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SAN DIEGO—Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza. The four-day festival celebrating fi...
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FLORENCE, Ariz.—A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding...
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BEIJING—Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said i...
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