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Attorney appointed to man, who will be arraigned next week
The man accused of calling the Ashdown, Ark., Walmart with five bomb threats was appointed an attorney and will be arraigned next Tuesday on a charge of threatening a fire or bombing. William Dudley...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2">William Dudley Edwards is led into Little River Courthouse on Tuesday morning by Little River County head jailer Chad Akins.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;William Dudley Edwards walks into the courtroom Tuesday morning at Little River Courthouse. Edwards is suspected of making five phone calls to the Ashdown, Ark., Walmart, stating there was a bomb in the store last Friday. Walmart stores in Texarkana, Texas; Texarkana, Ark.; and New Boston, Texas, also received bomb threats that day.&nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     comments
TAPD K-9 officers prove they’re doggone good
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Texarkana, Ark., Police Department K-9 handler Randy McAdams and K-9 officer Gus recently earned Top Dog honors. The team attended the United States Canine Association Region 20 Canine Certification...
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NEW YORK—Don’t expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. A product called “Palcohol” gained widespread attention online in recent days after it was reported t...
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Texarkana College trustees on Tuesday fulfilled a pledge to Bowie County voters by further reorganizing their board to reflect the college’s new tax base. The vote was unanimous to pass a resol...
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While Texarkana, Texas, may only be 140 years old, four local businesses collectively served the city for 376 years—making all four of them true treasures to the city. For each of their longevi...
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Online registration ends at midnight tonight for the second annual Trinity Mud Trek on Saturday at Grady T. Wallace Park in Texarkana, Texas. Event day registration is also available to any last-minu...
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Texarkana College cosmetology students will be cutting up for a good cause Friday and Saturday as they host a cut-a-thon to raise money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The...
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WEST, Texas—The Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented—and agencies at all levels haven’t done enough to change the circumstances...
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HARRISBURG, Pa.—The sister of a man whose suspected killer was arrested 33 years after her brother’s death never gave up on the case and cried tears of happiness upon hearing that the long...
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NEW ORLEANS—The U.S. Commerce Department is investigating allegations that Mexico is exporting far more sugar than it has in the past and selling it in the U.S. at below fair market price. The...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas U.S. Sen. John Boozman had unscheduled heart surgery Tuesday at a hospital in the northwestern part of the state, where his office said he was recovering well. During the n...
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MAUD, Texas—TexAmericas Center Board of Directors heard its clean audit report for fiscal year 2013 during a meeting Tuesday. Chris Knauth of Vail and Knauth presented the audit, which shows an...
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The Arkansas State Police is currently accepting applications from certified law enforcement officers who want to become a trooper. Counties in Southwest Arkansas with critical vacancies include Lafa...
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A Desoto, Texas, man described as a major drug supplier, was sentenced Tuesday to 140 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine in Southwest Arkansas. Claudie J. Miller Jr. 42, of...
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Construction will connect business park to State Line
Construction of a new road from the Crossroads Business Park to State Line Avenue will be the final step needed to complete the project and enhance its value to future investors, according to those wo...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Liberty-Eylau firefighter Bravin Long, center, and Chief David Wesslehoft prepare a passenger of a Cadillac XTS to go to the hospital after a two-car collision Tuesday...
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Texas A&M University-Texarkana students hosted a grand opening on Tuesday to announce a new recycling program that is being implemented campus-wide. The event was held in the University Center an...
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The Literacy Council of Bowie & Miller Counties is gearing up for its 20th Annual Spelling Bee and Draw Down Dinner. The Draw Down Dinner and silent auction takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. F...
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Law enforcement dispatch reports for Monday.   Bowie County  Sheriff’s Office 12:19 a.m., suspicious, 4621 U.S. Highway 59 5:06 a.m., disturbance, 2874 Presley Road 9:50 a.m., th...
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Texarkana, Ark., School District trustees will meet in special session 5:30 p.m. tonight at the TASD Administration Building, 3435 Jefferson Ave. The board will consider bids for renovating the Arkan...
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Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p3"><span class="s3">Renee Stearns walks along the edge of the pond at the Texarkana Collage wetlands Tuesday afternoon during an Earth Day celebration organized by TC&rsquo;s Earth Club.</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photos by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2">A caterpillar crawls along a student&rsquo;s hand at the celebration.</p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photos by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2">David Orr with the city of Texarkana, Texas, talks Tuesday about joint ventures between the city and the Earth Club.</p>

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state’s largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesda...
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LITTLE ROCK—Officials say a 115-year-old building affiliated with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service has received an award for being environmentally friendly. Sturgis H...
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AUSTIN—Texas Gov. Rick Perry is challenging his New York counterpart, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to a debate over economic policy as he ventures onto Cuomo’s turf. Perry is visiting New York, hop...
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WACO, Texas—A Southeast Texas man who met his wife as a pen pal while he was in prison has been convicted of killing her in front of her child. Prosecutors in Waco are seeking the death penalty...
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WASHINGTON—Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without stranglin...
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Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling
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DETROIT—The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions comes as the University of Michigan has been taking steps to reach...
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WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 1...
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Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: n On April 23, 1914, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, then called Weeghman...
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Ohio geologists have found a probable connection between fracking and a sudden burst of mild earthquakes last month in a region that had never experienced a temblor until recently, according to a stat...
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Cass County’s wildflowers are a little late this year. The weather has been cloudy and cool. Perhaps, however, the colorful buds are just in time for the 44th annual Wildflower Trails festival...

Picture: <p class="p1">To encourage wildflowers in Cass County, try not to mow often, and if one must, wait until after seeding when the plants have turned dry and brown.</p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Staff photo by&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Neil Abeles</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Northeast Texas, with its higher moisture levels, usually has wildflowers along the roadsides throughout the growing season. This view is from the center of Cass County looking eastward along U.S. Highway 59.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Neil Abeles</span></p>Picture: <p>Sandifer</p>

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HUGHES SPRINGS Wednesday, April 23 4 p.m.—Chamber plant sale begins, continues through Saturday in Spring Park. 6 p.m.—Carnival opens Benefit rose bush sale at library Thursday, April...
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What we like and don’t like defines us. On one side you have the pros, on the other side, the cons. There are sweet tea drinkers and nonsweet-tea drinkers. When it comes to bathroom tissue, t...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo Andie Martin</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;James Williams knows how he likes his ice cream, loved his job&nbsp; as an iron worker on skyscrapers in Dallas, and his favorite sound will melt your heart. But its his favorite television show that will surprise the socks off you.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Andie Martin</span></p>
<p class="p2">Grace Carter, left, and her mother, Cyndi Phelps, are alike in many ways. They share a fondness for pickups, Louisiana, and listening to the sounds of nature. But their differences are the interesting part.</p>

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LITTLE ROCK—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service says it will reopen a public comment period on a proposed critical habitat and a draft economic analysis about two mussel species found in 13 state...
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LITTLE ROCK—The director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education says the agency has been forced to temporarily tap some of its $20 million lottery reserve fund to cover its Academic Chal...
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Man aims to turn building into a place of refuge for the homeless
Cody Howard’s walk into the woods around Texarkana, seeking camps of the homeless, is resulting in a home of friendship for them in a downtown Atlanta storefront.   Mission Atlanta is the...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Neil Abeles</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;The white van in downtown Atlanta is part of Cody Howard&rsquo;s Mission Atlanta to befriend the homeless by turning this storefront into a transitional place of refuge.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Neil Abeles</span></p>
<p class="p2">Two years of volunteer work have gone into making this downtown Atlanta storefront into a future dining hall with kitchen and apartments at the rear. Cody Howard and Mike show the donated restaurant furnishings.</p>

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PARAGOULD, Ark.—When her daughter, Lexi was diagnosed with autism at 2 1/2 years old, Paragould-native Ginnie Rudi said she was devastated. Lexi is both Ginnie and her husband, Eric’s fir...
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LITTLE ROCK—The National Agricultural Statistics Service is predicting more acres of rice, cotton, sorghum and soybeans planted in Arkansas this year with fewer acres dedicated to corn and winte...
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HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—Citing competition in the industry, a Hot Springs shoe manufacturer has announced plans to lay off more than half of its workforce at its Lake Catherine Footwear facility, leav...
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MOKPO, South Korea—As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others wo...
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Hundreds killed in South Sudan
NAIROBI, Kenya—The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn’t safe. Robbers g...
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MOSCOW—Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine...
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SYRACUSE, N.Y.—A New York hospital is reinforcing its ban on electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices. Syrac...
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YARMOUTH, Maine—The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline—possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted...
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Officials in Hawaii are preparing to send a Santa Clara teenager home after he reportedly stowed away in the wheel well of a jetliner departing San Jose. Mineta San Jose International Airport officia...
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BOSTON—An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company t...
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Las Vegas, nation’s second fastest-growing city, is almost out of water
LAS VEGAS—Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city...

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<p class="p2">Low water levels are visible on the rocks around Lake Mead outside of Las Vegas. The lake, fueled by the Colorado River, provides water for the second fastest-growing city in the United States in an area that sees little annual rainfall.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times/MCT</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Rusted pipes hang above the ground at Springs Preserve near Las Vegas. The ground in the area has dropped since the aquifer beneath has been exhausted.</p>

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PARIS—A man in southern France was in custody Tuesday after killing his 23-year-old son, reportedly in a disagreement over the son’s addiction to Internet gaming. The incident took place...
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MADRID—The tiny Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios, whose second name means “Kill Jews,” will hold a referendum next month to decide if it should change the name, its mayor said...
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Acupuncture The Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at t...
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WASHINGTON—The nation’s spy satellite agency failed to notify authorities when some employees and contractors confessed during lie detector tests to crimes such as child molestation, an in...
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional food...
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Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other feat...
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ORLANDO, Fla.—Yeah, I tweeted the address of George Zimmerman’s parents, comedienne Roseanne Barr acknowledged in court paperwork this week, but she’s also hired five lawyers to defe...
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RACINE, Wis.—Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a home products company opens its former re...

Picture: <p class="p1">This Dec. 21, 2013, photo provided by S.C. Johnson shows the S.C. Johnson Research Tower, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, lighted at night in Racine, Wis. Home products giant S.C. Johnson is opening the building for public tours for the first time starting May 2.</p>
<p class="p1">Associated Press</p>Picture: <p class="p1">The great room in the S.C. Johnson Administration Building is seen Friday. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright used the lily pad-like pillars to support the structure, allowing him to create exterior walls of glass that provide a lot of natural light.</p>
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