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ATLANTA, Texas—A teen is dead, and another teen has been arrested on a murder charge following a shooting near downtown Atlanta. The names and ages of the two have not been released at this time, but police called them teenagers. In a press release issued Tuesday, Atlanta police report they found a female had been shot after they were dispatched on a 911 call to a home in the 400 block of East Thomas Street at 1:56 p.m. Monday. The street is behind Pine Acres Shopping Center. Atlanta emergency medical services took the girl to CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital-Atlanta, where she pro... Continue reading ->
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Community gathers to mourn students killed in I-30 crash
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Tears mixed with laughter as family, friends, teachers and staff recalled three Texas A&M University-Texarkana students who lost their lives Saturday in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 30 nea...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014     comments
Probe ongoing into possible civil rights violations
FERGUSON, Mo.—A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of someti...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;A protester squirts lighter fluid on a police car as the car windows are shattered Monday near the Ferguson Police Department.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">A sign on a boarded-up business reads &ldquo;SAVE FERGUSON MO&rdquo; in the neighborhood where there was much unrest following the August shooting of Michael Brown.</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014     comments
Mayor Smith says move ‘best thing for city’
Long-time Advertising & Promotions Commission member Debbie Haak is no longer part of the commission. Chairman Claude Moore said Haak gave him her resignation from the board on Oct. 6 and he acce...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014     comments
Texarkana, Texas, City Council members agreed Monday the city’s public safety communications need to go digital, but they’re not sure it will take $9 million. Council members spent most o...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014     comments
County judge tries to have county clerk removed during meeting Monday
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bowie County Judge Sterling Lacy tried to remove County Clerk Tina Petty from Monday’s Commissioners Court meeting. The incident happened during discussion about elimina...
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WASHINGTON—Under pressure from President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from...
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Because of the Thanksgiving holiday this week, trash pick up schedules in the area have been modified. In Texarkana, Texas, residents with regular pick up service on Thursday will have their trash pi...
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Little River County Sheriff Gary Gregory received non-life threatening injuries during a two-vehicle accident about 3 p.m. Sunday in Wilton, Ark. Gregory was was a passenger in the sheriff department...
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A special called Little River County Quorum Court meeting will be at 9 a.m. Dec. 3 to declare a vacancy for Little River County Judge, said Little River County Clerk Deanna Sivley. The meeting will a...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014     comments
Submitted photo Encompass Home Health recently donated $1,000 to the Texarkana Friendship Center. Pictured left to right: Karen Brandt and Lenora Turner with Encompass Home Health; Bryan Bixler, Frie...
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Bowie County  Sheriff’s Office 2:59 a.m., DWI, 4520 West Seventh St. 2:34 p.m., disturbance, 136 Inwood Road 5:03 p.m., vandalism, 110 Parkway Drive 11:45 p.m., shooting, 12385 Farm to...
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LITTLE ROCK–Farmers, ranchers and agricultural leaders from across the state will come together Dec. 3-5 at the Hot Springs Convention Center for Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 80th annual convent...
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The first 5K Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot takes place at 8 a.m. Thursday at Spring Lake Park. Registration starts at 7 a.m. There will be a 5K race and a one-mile walk. The entry fee is $25. Proceeds...
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Two regional Arkansas State Police Trooper recruits graduated recently during ceremonies at the Arkansas State Capitol. A total of 24 graduated from the training program and two graduates from Southw...
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Texas High School Band students, Selwin George, oboe; Brionna Kegley, piccolo; and Alana Tran, flute, recently earned placement in the Texas Music Educators Association 5A All-Region Orchestra during...
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date Nov. 20, 2014.  Head count 722 STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $315-360; 300-400 lbs. $295-350; 400-500 lbs. $265-340; Over 500 lbs. $215-277.50. HEIF...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Bowie County Sheriff’s Deputy Randall Baggett and training coordinator Eugene Swift practice securing a tourniquet to a SimMan 3G mannequin on Monday during a trauma s...
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Three area agencies will receive grants from Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas. Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will receive $61,500 for the Healthy & Safe Southwest Arkansa...
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AUSTIN—Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott insisted Monday that Texas has firm legal standing to sue the federal government over President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, but he g...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas should look at sending some inmates to private facilities to ease overcrowding, along with converting abandoned public buildings and expanding alternative sentencing program...
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DALLAS—Wal-Mart Stores said Monday that former American Airlines chairman and CEO Tom Horton has been added to its board of directors as of last Friday. “I’ve long admired Wal-Mart...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014     comments
ST. PAUL, Minn. —The founder of Coffee House Press, described as one of the premier nonprofit literary publishers in the nation, has died at age 65. Allan Kornblum was diagnosed with leukemia i...
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2014. There are 36 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Nov. 25, 1984, William Schroeder (SHRAY’-dur) of Jasper, Indiana...
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WASHINGTON—Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Wash...
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AUSTIN—Texas troopers out in force during Thanksgiving week will be watching for drunken drivers and people who don't buckle up during the busy holiday period. The Texas Department of Public Sa...
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HOUSTON—A Texas judge cleared a woman Monday for a car accident that killed her fiance in 2004, after General Motors acknowledged that her car would have been among millions being recalled for a...
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Veteran aided by service dog now returns favor
SAN ANTONIO—Former Sgt. William Cole's 29 months as a special operations soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan took its toll, leaving him with a traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;</span><span class="s4">William Cole, a medically retired Army Ranger and his service dog, Hank, a 2 year-old labrador play tug-of-war on Nov. 19&nbsp; in Cole&rsquo;s home in San Antonio, Texas. Cole and Hank are inseparable, and Cole credits Hank with saving his life when he was suffering from PTSD and other injuries suffered during his tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hank was badly injured in a car accident this October, needing extensive surgeries and medications to begin his recovery. Cole immediately knew he would do what he could to save his best friend, but now is left with over $10,000 in veterinary bills. He and Hank continue to recover from their injuries together.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;</span><span class="s4">Hank rests after a short walk around William Cole&rsquo;s home in San Antonio.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s4">William Cole and&nbsp; Hank link paw and hand in Cole&rsquo;s home in San Antonio.</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014     comments
FORT WORTH, Texas—The Fort Worth Transportation Authority said it's planning to end free and reduced-cost bus rides for the homeless in October 2015. Last year, the transit agency spent about $...
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DALLAS—Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell made another trip to Texas on Monday to encourage residents to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, while those helping...
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LEAGUE CITY, Texas— Houston-area police have arrested a homeless man who they say tried to steal a 32-foot yacht but gave up after crashing into other boats. The Galveston County Daily News rep...
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HOUSTON—A Houston Arts Alliance official has resigned amid a dispute over planned artwork for a convention center. The Houston First Corporation wants a piece of artwork for a new lobby being b...
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NEW YORK— Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a thir...
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NEW YORK—The cheapest smartphones don’t have all the gizmos of Apple or Samsung models, but I’m impressed by how many features you do get for roughly a third of the price. Processor...

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Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014     comments
ATLANTA—Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the mo...
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WASHINGTON—Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon’s policy chief and among President Barack Obama’s more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S...
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NEW YORK—A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979, a judge ruled Monday, allowing prosecutors to us...
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BOCA RATON, Fla.—The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing. Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP “must embrace...
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REDDING, Calif.—The driver of a tour bus that overturned in California, killing one man and injuring at least 30 other passengers, might have been fatigued, authorities said Monday. A Californi...
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CLEVELAND—A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, p...
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MOSCOW—Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia’s breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along t...
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LOS ANGELES—When a letter credited with inspiring Jack Kerouac to create a new literary genre suddenly surfaced, no one was happier than an 86-year-old poet and playwright from New Jersey. For...
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Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers
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DENVER—That's not mistletoe. From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the...
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VIENNA —A yearlong effort to seal a nuclear deal with Iran fizzled Monday, leaving the U.S. and its allies little choice but to declare a seven-month extension in hopes that a new deadline will...
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SYDNEY —A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday....
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HARTFORD, Conn.—Adam Lanza's parents and educators contributed to his social isolation in the years before he carried out the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by accommodating—an...
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored. After years of training for their first space mission, the last thing Samantha Cristoforetti and El...
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SKUKUZA, South Africa—The rhino crashes forward, pounding the earth with its broad feet. Then, as a dart's sedative takes hold, it staggers and slouches to the ground, where South African ranger...
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In the high country of the Navajo reservation, a family walked through the pinyon pines, combing the earth for the remnants of a vanished civilization. Their breath steamed in the morning air. Dr. Ja...
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