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• Officials: Man did not use a weapon
Texarkana, Texas, Police are still investigating circumstances surrounding the robbery of a local Wells Fargo Bank in the 1700 block of New Boston Road shortly before 3 p.m. Monday. The suspect, desc...

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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> Members of the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department work the scene of a robbery Monday afternoon at the Wells Fargo bank on New Boston Road.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> Texarkana, Texas, Crime Scene Technician Spencer Price dusts for fingerprints on the front door of the Wells Fargo bank on New Boston Road after it was robbed Monday afternoon.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015     comments
• City Council to decide issue
Members of the Texarkana, Texas, Planning and Zoning Commission sided with South State Line residents in a proposed rezoning issue during a Monday night public meeting. Four States Ventures LP wishes...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s sweeping new power plant regulations are thrusting the divisive debate over climate change into the race for the White House, with candidates in both pa...
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Counterfeit cash passed at several Texarkana, Texas, businesses has led to felony charges for a mother and daughter. Alfreda French, 40, and her daughter, 23-year-old Howisha Brown, were arrested May...

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NEW YORK—Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, “Trainwreck,” and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control b...
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Texarkana, Ark., city officials will not pursue a criminal investigation into $400 and two receipt books missing from the city’s Public Works Department. In Monday’s city Board of Directo...
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• Senate blocks GOP’s plan to defund group
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WASHINGTON—The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes—a potenti...
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CHRISTUS Family Medical Center-Texarkana opened Monday at its temporary location at 300 East Sixth St., Texarkana, Ark. “For the CHRISTUS Physician Group. this is our first primary care locatio...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis • Showstoppers M.C. Texarkana donated 50 fans Monday to the Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging. This is the second time the club has made this donation and plans to make it a...
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A record number of graduate students are set to receive degrees Friday at Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia. The 10 a.m. ceremony at the W.T. Watson Athletic Center will see 68 graduate studie...
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Central Mall is going to the dogs. Dog Days at Central Mall will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday nights in August. It’s an event that encourages shoppers to bring their canine companion...
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Texarkana, Ark.,  Police Department 2:46 p.m. burglary, 110 E. 36th St. 4:57 p.m., assault, 2518 Senator St.   Texarkana, Texas, Police Department 12:11 a.m. suspicious, 523 W. Fourth...
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A local man was arrested Sunday by Texas-side police on burglary of a vehicle charge, an official said. Stanley Brockman, 52, was arrested on the charge as well one count of evading arrest, Shawn Vau...
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The Eylau 4-H Club and West Bowie County 4-H Club will hold their Annual 4-H Achievement Banquet at 6 p.m., Aug. 13, at the Liberty Eylau High School Media Center. Tickets for the event, which go on...
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The pets of the week are Belle, a female, German pointer, blue heeler mix who is 2.5 years old. She is spayed. Kayla, is a 2-year-old tabby and white female domestic short hair cat. She is on the ado...

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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday that the state’s late-summer wildfire season is “on schedule” this year, with temperatures climbing and forecasters pre...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Little Rock Police Department said 34 people of Hispanic descent have applied to join the force amid a push for a more diverse agency. The applicants still have a series of back...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis • Jessica Baker and her daughter Lily meet Jessica Talley and her daughter Harmony on Monday during the Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center’s celebration...
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McKINNEY, Texas—Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an investment opportunity: a tech startup making data servers. He told people he had put his own money into Servergy Inc., according to pros...
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WASHINGTON—It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails askin...
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DANA POINT, Calif.—Five Republican presidential candidates wooed donors at a weekend retreat where billionaire industrialist Charles Koch warned America is “done for” if conservative...
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NEWTON, Texas—Holding his thumb and index finger three inches apart, W.T. Johnston allowed himself a wry smile, nearly invisible behind a medical mask, at the idea that his life could depend on...

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<p><span>&bull;<span> </span></span><span>Newton High School football coach W.T. Johnston, who is suffering from graft-versus-host disease, stands on the field July 23 at the Eagle&rsquo;s stadium in Newton, Texas. Despite his ailment, Johnston said he is determined to coach the team this season.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;<span> </span></span><span>Coach W.T. Johnston puts his arm around Jaron Hanks, No. 28, as he speaks with the Eagles following their win over the Blanco Panthers on Dec. 12, 2014, at Waller ISD Stadium in Waller, Texas. &nbsp;</span></p>
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STURGIS, S.D.—Never-before-seen crowds are expected to ride into the craggy, evergreen-dotted Black Hills of western South Dakota this week, all headed to the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The...
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas—A College Station woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to hire an undercover officer to kill her 7-year-old son’s father. The Eagle reports Nic...
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AUSTIN—A woman who spent nearly two decades on Texas death row for killing an infant has died in prison, less than two months after she pleaded guilty to murder ahead of a new trial. Cathy Lynn...
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LUBBOCK, Texas—Sorghum growers in northwest Texas are getting hit with sugarcane aphids that can hurt the quality or even kill the sweet plants used in cattle feed production. A Texas A&M e...
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LITTLE ROCK— A baby chimpanzee at the Little Rock Zoo has been named “Jumoke” (joo-MOH’-keh), which is Swahili for “everyone loves the child.” The zoo on Monday sa...
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In the 1960s, few American women were placed on a higher pedestal than the wives of the nation’s astronauts. They were symbols of feminine poise, perfectly coiffed mainstays of the home front w...
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CLEVELAND—Vincent Marotta, one of the co-founders of the iconic Mr. Coffee brand that helped revolutionize how Americans make their morning brew, died Saturday at his home in suburban Cleveland....
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Today is Tuesday, August 4, the 216th day of 2015. There are 149 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 4, 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard had its beginnings as President Ge...
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Wreckage from Challenger, Columbia on display at long last
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two...

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NEW YORK—Tyson Foods’ third-quarter-profit leapt 32 percent, but that was still short of expectations and the company cut its outlook with high cattle costs expected to continue to weigh o...
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LUFKIN, Texas—Police in Lufkin say an East Texas man is in custody after he was involved in an hour-long chase that involved eight law enforcement agencies, covered three counties and included c...
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NEW YORK—It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years...
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NEW YORK—AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase of satelli...
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MENLO PARK, Calif.—Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Interne...
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JOHANNESBURG—In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to Ameri...
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Illinois named top party school in United States
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill.—The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and Yelp. But students at the cent...
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CANTON, Miss.—William A. Wells was a former firefighter who had never been in any more serious legal trouble than some traffic tickets— until his mother was shot. Kendrick Armond Brown wa...
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