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Twelve former members of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries filed a federal lawsuit this week seeking damages for alleged abuses they suffered as children raised in the controversial group. Two of the 1...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
As potential jurors in a child sex abuse trial filed into a third-floor courtroom of Texarkana’s downtown federal building Wednesday, the defendant in the case entered a guilty plea in a courtro...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood John Young prepares his line while fishing Wednesday afternoon along Skyline Drive. Young said that he lives in the area and fishes in the pond often.
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas U.S. Senator John Boozman is in stable condition and is still recovering from unexpected heart surgery prompted by a tear in his aorta, his office said Wednesday. Boozman...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release—and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It’s an effort to deal w...
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WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4...
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If you have an interest in just about any topic that’s ever been written about, then you will want to mark your calender for this week’s Friends of the Texarkana Public Library sale. &ldq...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will offer a seminar about business marketing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 at Cossatot Community College i...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
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All 400 Fouke Elementary students got the chance to cream their school principals following their great efforts in taking the high-stakes Arkansas State Test on April 11 through April 18. Assistant Pr...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
The Texarkana, Ark., Police Department needs information regarding a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, which occurred about 4 a.m. Sunday. Police were dispatched to the 5100 block of Mandeville Road r...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
The Fifth annual Rose Hill Neighborhood Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium at Grim Memorial Park. There will be local vendors, entertainment, free food and bevera...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
Redwater United Methodist Church will host a Spring Sing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Some of the finest talent from the area are expected to participate at the informal, open-mic si...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
Applications are now being accepted for the Fourth annual RailFest Barbecue cookoff. Categories this year are chicken and pork ribs. The meat is being provided by cookoff sponsor Big Jake’s Bar...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Department of Human Services’ Division of Children and Family Service is to join child advocates, parents, judges, children, and others in a rally at the state Cap...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
There will be a foster family recruitment event and balloon release from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at The Cornerstone Assembly of God, 105 W. Main, Atlanta, Texas. The event is being done in honor of N...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
The Texarkana Humane Society have a pet adoption event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart. Dogs of various sizes and breeds will be available for adoption. All are fully vetted and microchipp...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2014 State of the Chamber presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday at Texarkana College’s Truman Arnold Center. Registration will be $30....
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business to Business Breakfast from 7:45 t0 9 a.m., Friday at Minton’s Sportsplex, located at 5610 Richmond Road. For more information, call the ch...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business After Hours event from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. tonight at Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant. For more information, call the Chamber at 903-792-...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength. The two A...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–A team of graduate students conducted best practice research on collaboration tools and practices to help strengthen the collective efforts of state, faith-based and nonprofit...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
HOUSTON—Property-destroying feral hogs being trapped near two reservoirs will be butchered and the meat donated to food banks. Harris County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a one-year, $217,6...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—The Little Rock Zoo has unveiled its latest master plan, which calls for up to $50 million in improvements that would add an aquarium and interactive exhibits to the current facility...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
Local Methodist church gears up for charity event
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The ladies of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary were working hard Wednesday to prepare for the Stone Soup Luncheon. More than 500 cans of vegetables and 100 pounds of hamburger meat are used...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
ODESSA, Texas—West Texas school officials have decided to pay $30,000 in health care costs for students exposed to mercury brought to a school by an Odessa ninth-grader. The Odessa American rep...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
NEW YORK—States should face economic competition from each other because it pushes them to make sure their business environments are as strong as possible, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday a...
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AUSTIN—Ira Kaplan can’t stand to see even one loaf of bread go to waste. About eight years ago, the longtime Austinite was eating dinner at Mandola’s Italian Market at the Triangle a...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
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McALLEN, Texas—The vast majority of Texas’ commercial citrus groves now reside in expanded quarantine areas aimed at slowing the spread of a disease decimating citrus around the world. Th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1916, some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Risi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
NEW YORK—The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said. Mark Shand, the brother of Prince Charles’ wi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
TOKYO—President Barack Obama is seeking to reassure Japanese leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges to Asia even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attentio...
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Performing dogs living large after $1 million prize on TV talent show
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LOS ANGELES—A million dollars will change you. Since a father and son took their 10 flipping, twirling dogs from the center ring of a circus to the stage of a reality show, where they won TV co...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
LOS ANGELES—The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called “last mile&rdqu...
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BEIRUT— Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath...
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DONETSK, Ukraine— Russia’s foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances...
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold new elections—a potentially historic step toward mending the rift that...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
JINDO, South Korea—Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
The price of oil slipped Wednesday as a government report showed U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected last week. U.S. crude for May delivery fell 31 cents to close at $101.44 a barrel on the New...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
HONOLULU—Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner’s wheel well, was disoriente...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
MOSCOW—The founder of Russia’s leading social media network—a wunderkind often described as Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg—has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cron...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
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