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A local man was found dead Friday morning at a residence on Garland Avenue and Texarkana, Ark., police are investigating the death as a homicide. Michael Scott Roberts, 40, of Texarkana, Ark., was fo...
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Flood damage leaves area farmers, ranchers in distress
As the Red River floodwaters recede, the anxiety level increases. Farmers and ranchers are realizing the flood damage and trying to determine their recovery options. “They may be up the creek...
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A two-car collision near the EZ-Mart convenience store in Nash, Texas, sent two drivers to area hospitals early Friday afternoon, according to Nash, Texas, police. Officer Cory Caudle said just befor...
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Texarkana, Ark., Police Department is advising drivers on ways to enter the Four States Fairgrounds parking area for tonight’s Sparks in the Park. Enter: 1) From I-30: Parkway Drive to U of A...
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Husband and wife targeted elderly woman for $3,300
A husband and wife who scammed an elderly Texarkana woman for $3,000 pleaded guilty this week to theft and other crimes in Miller County. James Joseph Fisher, 35, and his wife, Karyl Ann Fisher, 36...

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Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. The propo...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a $37 billion deal to buy competitor Humana Inc.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;It was announced Friday that health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a deal to buy competitor Humana Inc. in a $37 billion deal the companies say would create the second-largest managed care company.</span></p>

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PRATTVILLE, Ala.—Josiah Duncan of Prattville only turned 5 years old in April, but he already knows what compassion feels like. And he is not afraid to express it. The simple story of how Josia...
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SAN FRANCISCO—A man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, a...
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ERIE, Pa.—Deer, not deuces, are wild at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, and the racetrack is making changes to get its horses back in the starting gate. Officials plan to resume racing on Wednes...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers work the scene after an unsecured Kubota tractor fell off the trailer carrying it Friday near 6311 New Boston Road in Nash, Texas....
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CHRISTUS St. Michael celebrated the success of its Mobile Pediatric Asthma Program with a luncheon Thursday at the hospital. Representatives from participating schools attended. “We’ve be...
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An American flag was damaged Friday evening when a vehicle left the roadway near a Texar Federal Credit Union branch. “I do not think this is related to the vandalism on Flag Day. It appears to...
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BULL SHOALS, Ark.—Workers have succeeded in dropping the number of vultures roosting near Bull Shoals Dam from about 300 to 40 since June 22, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sai...
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson  Kelvin Horsley checks his phone before releasing an accidentally hooked perch Thursday afternoon at the Wright Patman Lake spillway south of Texarkana, Texas.
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports for Thursday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 1:10 a.m., noise disturbance, Farm to Market 1398, Hooks 2:50 a.m., disturbance, 4725 U.S. Hig...
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LITTLE ROCK—National Weather Service forecasters have warned of flooding in eastern Arkansas but have upgraded the chances for sunny weather on the Fourth of July. Forecasters on Friday issued...
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DANVILLE, Ark.—A pretrial hearing has been postponed for an Arkansas woman charged with manslaughter in the death of her 10-month-old son. Thursday’s hearing for 22-year-old Brooke Floyd...
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—A man accused of fatally shooting his mother in Springdale has been sentenced to life in prison. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports 37-year-old Scott Aaron Rocha had plead...
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DALLAS—Police say there were 20 killings in Dallas last month, representing a sharp spike following a general decline in homicides. The Dallas Morning News reports the June deaths are the most...
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When Miriam Schapiro took a break from her career as a painter and moved from New York to California in 1967, it was for her husband’s job. By the time the couple returned to New York eight yea...
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Today is Saturday, July 4, the 185th day of 2015. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence...
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Staff Photo By Cecil Anderson   Will Berry hands Ryan Berry a package of fireworks Friday afternoon at Stateline Fireworks on North State Line Avenue in Texarkana, Ark., in preparation for...
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OMAHA, Neb.—The U.S. government began handing out land to railroads to encourage their development more than 150 years ago, but there are still questions about how much control those companies h...
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—The remnants of the Majestic Hotel have sat in a pile of rubble for more than a year after a fire destroyed the oldest portion of the historic Hot Springs landmark. The Hot Sp...
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ORANGE, Texas—A man was killed early Friday when an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina, according to police. Orange police Capt. Robert Enmon said Tommi...
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LITTLE ROCK—The former director of sales at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery was fired Monday, according to documents released by the organization. In an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Ga...
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Miami looks to add more pieces
ORLANDO, Fla.—On the first day of free agency, Goran Dragic committed to return. On the second, Dwyane Wade said he was coming back. On the third, the Miami Heat could finally exhale—a l...
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LOS ANGELES—Measles is commonly thought to be a one-time deal: Get it once, survive and you’re immune for life. ¶ But like a Trojan horse, the virus can find a way to hide from a baby...
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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s military said Friday it had completed preparations for an assault on the Shawal Valley in North Waziristan, the last sizable tribal area bordering Afghanistan still co...
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LACONIA, N.H.—Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire’s Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Demo...
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ISLAMABAD—A controversial Pakistani commentator has been jailed in Saudi Arabia and reportedly sentenced to receive 1,000 lashes for allegedly criticizing the Saudi government while on a religio...
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MOSCOW ––Russia launched a supply craft to the International Space Station on Friday after the recent failure of two launches. The unmanned Progress craft, which is to dock with the stati...
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KATONAH, N.Y.—The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember—Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay...
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WASHINGTON—Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers...
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CHICAGO—For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject eve...
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BALTIMORE—Police in Baltimore are investigating a sign posted inside a police transport van that tells passengers: "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!" WBAL-TV reports that a woman sent the sta...
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NEW YORK—Abigail Spencer remembers being about to shoot a scene for last season's "Rectify." It was set in a hospital room as Daniel, played by series star Aden Young, came out of the coma from...
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NEW SERVICES Mount Grove Baptist Church will have only one service at 9 a.m. Sunday. Call 870-772-9883.   VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Shiloh Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school for presc...
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SALT LAKE CITY—Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith’s highest governing body, has died. He was 90. Packer died Friday afternoon at his home in Salt Lake City from natural...
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NEW YORK—The number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones” the sec...
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GREELEYVILLE, S.C.—Local and regional authorities say they haven’t ruled out any potential causes in a fire that destroyed a black church in South Carolina, but a federal official tells Th...
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Mummified woman was dead for 5 years and no one knew
DETROIT—Sometimes, Pia Farrenkopf’s family wouldn’t hear from her for years at a time. No letters. No visits. No phone calls. No hint of how the Pontiac, Mich. woman was, where she...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Police tape surrounds the house on Savanna Drive in Pontiac, Mich., where a woman in her 40s was found dead in the back seat of her SUV in her garage. Officials believe she may have been there as long as six years.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Elisha Anderson/Detroit Free Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Pia Farrenkopf attended Cardinal Cushing Central High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Boston. Her picture is shown in the 1983 yearbook.&nbsp;</span></p>

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Q: My 15-year-old son started taking Ritalin for his ADHD when he was 8. Now I hear more kids are trying drugs at younger ages. Is he at greater risk for drug abuse or addiction because he’s bee...
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WASHINGTON—Legos are one of 9-year-old Natalie Hill’s favorite things. She plays with them in her bedroom or “sometimes at the dentist’s office.” But this week, Natalie...
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MARYVILLE, Tenn.—Thousands of eastern Tennessee residents were returning home Friday after they were evacuated when a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire. An evac...
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WASHINGTON—As it nears another birthday, America is forging the outlines of a new century. It’s moving with now remarkable speed to cast aside some of the traditions and mores that domina...
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Leonard Nimoy’s son makes documentary to honor father
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NEW YORK—Adam Nimoy has found a way to spend countless hours with his late father Leonard Nimoy: He's creating a documentary for the actor who played Spock on "Star Trek." Nimoy said the "Spock...
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CANBERRA, Australia—Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charg...
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CHICAGO—The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band's prankster heart by displaying its artifacts...
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KAPOLEI, Hawaii—A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-sea...
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ATHENS—On a night filled with emotion and packed city squares, naysaying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his "yes" vote rivals made their final pitches Friday at bailout referendum ralli...
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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio has explored overseas options in its search for lethal injection drugs no longer available in the U.S. despite a court ruling that banned such purchases, records show. The p...
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CAIRO—Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's uphea...
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SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina—Day after day, Ramiz Nukic goes into the woods around Srebrenica in search of a tragic quarry: human bones. There's rarely a day in which he does not find the rem...
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RIO DE JANEIRO—It's dawn and barefoot boys are hustling down the inclined alleys of Rio de Janeiro slums, surfboards under their arms. They're heading to nearby Sao Conrado and Arpoador beaches...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">A young bodyboarder from Rocinha watches the waves before surfing Wednesday at Sao Conrado beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">Magno Neves dives with his board June 10 at Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Neves, a 23-year-old from the Cantagalo slum, surfs nearly every day at the nearby Arpoador beach.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p class="p1">Associated Press</p>Picture: <p class="p1">Wesley Mario, right, and Loran de Almeida, both 13, walk back to Rocinha slum May 21 after surfing at Sao Conrado beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. &ldquo;We bring children who have nothing to do to the beach, it&rsquo;s the most democratic place there is, where they can feel at ease,&rdquo; says Ricadro Ramos, who created the Rocinha Surf School two decades ago.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="p4"><span class="s4">Associated Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Rocinha Surf Association, ASR, teacher Carlos Belo, right, instructs young students Thursday before entering the water at Sao Conrado beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazi.</p>
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