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Lake Texoma not quite at cresting point yet
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The Red River continues to rise, and significant flooding reached U.S. Highway 71 early Friday, forcing traffic to be rerouted from the Index bridge that crosses the river at the Little River County-M...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, May 30th, 2015     comments
Farm owner, friends fight to save property
In Texarkana, Ark., down in farmland bottoms that border Miller and Lafayette counties, a family works tirelessly to save their home.   Mark Hannibal said he built the two-story, red-brick home...

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<p class="p2">&nbsp;Mark Hannibal and his friends work against the clock Friday evening to fill sandbags to support a 4-foot-high levee that runs along the inside of a 10-foot trench surrounding his home near the border of Texarkana, Ark., and Little River County.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</span></p>
<p class="p2">Clayton Wells, from left, Michael Waddell, Shavanna Waddell, Chris Crowson, Lane Hannibal and Mark Hannibal work against the clock Friday evening to fill sandbags to support a 4-foot-high levee that runs along the inside of a 10-foot trench surrounding Mark Hannibal&rsquo;s home near the border of Texarkana, Ark., and Little River County. &ldquo;I was here in 1990. I know what happens, and I have a plan this time around,&rdquo; Mark Hannibal said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not going to lose my home, and we&rsquo;re going to stay here as long as we can.&rdquo;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</span></p>
<p class="p2">The trench surrounding Mark Hannibal&rsquo;s home is 5 feet wide and 10 feet deep.&nbsp;</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, May 30th, 2015     comments
Law enforcement agencies with high-tech equipment continued to search the Red River on Thursday night and all day Friday for a missing Little River County, Ark., man except for breaks during thunderst...
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Federal, state and county officials gathered at Texarkana Regional Airport early Friday morning to speak about the latest development regarding the Red River flood and its effect on Southwest Arkansas...
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A New Boston, Texas, woman is accused of sexually abusing a boy she met through her children. Kimberly Elaine Mitchell, 36, was indicted Thursday by a Bowie County grand jury on two counts of aggrava...
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Genoa Central High School held its graduation Friday, May 15 at Trinity Baptist Church. Krista Breanne Beard., Valedictorian, is the daughter of Chris and Wendy Beard. She is a member of National Hon...

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Responses include evacuation plans, consideration of more road closures
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As the Red River rises, officials across the are checking levees, making preparations for citizens who may be evacuated at various times and deciding whether or not to close roads and bridges. Pecan...
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A 44-year-old Hope, Ark., man was arrested Friday on charges of distributing, possessing or viewing material depciting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, said Hempstead County Sheriff James...
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The deadline to assess personal and commercial business property for Miller County, Ark., is May 31, said county Assessor Mary L. Stuart. The deadline is May 31, and the assessment can be recorded ov...
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NEW YORK—A San Francisco man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site and f...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Red Lick Elementary School fourth-graders perform a dress rehearsal of “The Texans: Birth of the Lone Star State.” They will perform the play Monday at 8:15...
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CARTERSVILLE, Ga.—An Anheuser Busch plant in northwest Georgia has started canning water instead of beer to help flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma. Multiple media outlets report the Cartersvi...
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GALVESTON, Texas—The search for a 12-year-old Houston girl who disappeared while swimming off Galveston Island is set to continue after being suspended for the night. Houston media outlets repo...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has finished signing bills passed during the special session. Hutchinson on Friday finished signing bills passed during the three-day session and commen...
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The rising Red River might be responsible for the flooded conditions in the Four States Area, but it always has help. Smaller rivers and creeks known as tributaries pour in at various points along th...
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As floodwaters continue to rise, state transportation officials have closed Index Bridge on U.S. Highway 71 and part of Arkansas Highway 41/Texas Highway 8. Blue and purple lines on the map below show...

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Mary Ellen Mark often gave a half-joking response when asked why she’d never become a war photographer: “You have to be a fast runner,” she’d say, “and that’s not p...
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Today is Saturday, May 30, the 150th day of 2015. There are 215 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 30, 1935, Babe Ruth played in his last major league baseball game fo...
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1. Lake Texoma Current 645.29 ft.* Maximum 640 ft.   2. Hugo Lake Current 437.87 ft. Maximum 440.50 ft.   3. SULPHUR RIVER at Talco Current 23.45 ft.* Flood stage 20 ft. ...
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BOSTON—It’s disgusting enough to put you off snow cones for the rest of the summer. A Boston public works official says the towering piles of filthy snow left over from the city’s r...
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Arkansas High’s Burdine finds joy and success in educating, coaching
Denny Burdine adapts and studies as well as he works. That’s because his life has been a series of learning, giving and succeeding with minimum setbacks. Four years ago, Burdine returned from e...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Denny Burdine is shown with his four state championship rings that he won while coaching at Arkansas High School. The 2015 ring has not come in yet.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Cecil Anderson &nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Denny Burdine is shown with his five state championships that he won while coaching at Arkansas High School.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Cecil Anderson &nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;In this undated photo, Denny Burdine&rsquo;s five state championships are shown at Arkansas High School.</span></p>

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DESOTO, Texas—Growing up, Justin Baylor’s claim to fame was a segment on the 1990s game show “Masters of the Maze.” Commercial spots for Cheerios and Just for Feet soon follow...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Paul Hackleman shows his sons Cole (from left), Owen and Luke Hackleman the hood of a 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am on Friday at the Four States Auto Museum. Noel McLa...
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PORT WASHINGTON, Wis.—TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former “Saved by the Bell” acto...
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GRADUATIONS Kimberly Michelle Murray of Maud, Texas, recently earned doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Oklahoma at Norman during spring commencement exercises. The Arkansas School f...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports for Thursday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 1:25 p.m., assault, 101 N. State Line Ave. 2:00 p.m., kidnap, 2900 County Road 4004, New Bosto...
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LifeShare Blood Center has the following community blood drives in June: • 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at ARTEX, 1801 Trinity Blvd., Texarkana, Ark. • 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Linrock Healt...
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Bowie County Grand Jury recently handed down these indictments: Roy Lee Jones, 44, address not noted, theft less than $1,500 with prior felony convictions. Latonya Dancer, aka Latona Dancer, aka Lat...
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LITTLE ROCK—Legislation that Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law Friday authorizes an $87 million incentive package to help lure a major defense project to Arkansas. The governor called legisla...
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LITTLE ROCK—Gov. Asa Hutchinson added five counties to an emergency declaration Friday after a helicopter tour of areas hard-hit by floods. Arkansas has suffered through tornadoes, severe thund...
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AUSTIN—Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state’s high school steroids testing program after eight years and more than $10 million spent collecting thousands of samples that tur...
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AUSTIN—Texas state law will mandate keeping the identity of Texas’ lethal drug suppliers confidential from the public—and even death row inmates and their attorneys. Gov. Greg Abbot...
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Wallace Memorial Church of God in Christ will host revival services for the denomination’s Texarkana District beginning Monday. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. each day through Friday. Ministers...
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Submitted photo The Christian country praise group Offering will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Fouke, Ark. Members of the regional group include drummer Bum White, vocalist...
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There is still time for early registration to attend the Men’s Enrichment Symposium and Black Tie Gala slated for June 18-20. The event, themed “Royal Heirs Taking Their Rightful Places...
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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Piney Grove Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.   Millwood Baptist Church, Ashdown, Ark., will have vacation Bible school fro...
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HAVANA—The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward norma...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate not to let the National Security Agency’s power to collect Americans’ phone records expire, warning that U.S. intelligenc...
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WASHINGTON—Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others. Now, eight years after leaving Congress, Hastert's own legacy is threatened by...
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CHICAGO—For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. These newer kinds o...
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GOSHEN, N.Y.—A woman accused of killing her fiance on the Hudson River by sabotaging his kayak is a victim of an accident that occurred on the chilly water after they had a couple of drinks, her...
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WASHINGTON—Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange. Torrential downpours in Texas that have whiplashed the region from drought to flooding. A heat wave that ha...
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LOS ANGELES—A judge on Friday delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molesta...
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ZURICH—In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter. Not a far-reaching corruption scandal. Not a tarnished international image. Not a young prince who gave him a stronger-than-expected challeng...
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WASHINGTON—The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa...
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SINGAPORE—U.S. surveillance detected two large artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Friday, heightening concerns...
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OXON HILL, Md.—For the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions each holding onto one side of the golden trophy while they were showered with confetti. Va...
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WASHINGTON—As the House of Representatives prepares to take up President Barack Obama’s trade plans in June, opponents have found new ammunition from an unlikely source: the World Trade Or...
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LOS ANGELES—The California Science Center is the only museum in the nation that planned to make its space shuttle exhibit with as many authentic parts as possible, set up as if it’s ready...
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Reluctantly, the family of a Marine from San Diego who was killed in Iraq has agreed to accept a Navy Cross on his behalf, rather than the Medal of Honor they and the Marine Corps believe he deserves....
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Tribune News Service  A column of smoke rises Friday from Mount Shindake on Kuchinoerabu island, southern Japan. The volcano is erupting on the small island, and authorities have ordered residen...
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