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        All four Walmart locations have reoponed after receiving bomb threats and undergoing safety sweeps Friday morning. An investigatin is ongoing. Bomb threats were received regarding the two Walmarts in Texarkana as well as the stores New Boston, Texas, and Ashdown, Ark., officials say. A Walmart coporate spokeswoman said the company bomb threats seriously and evacuated the four store for about an hour. Once they determined the threat was not credible, employees and shoppers were allowed back in, she said. The quick efforts of law enforcement are appreciated, s... Continue reading ->
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Jared Hazelwood used drugs to entice minors while making child pornography
A Texarkana man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 17 years in federal prison for producing child pornography in Texarkana. Jared Lee Hazelwood, 30, appeared before U.S. District Judge Michael Schn...
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John H. Butler, who served as Texarkana, Ark., Police Department chief/director of public safety from 1972 to 1990, has died, according to a TAPD press release. Throughout the duration of his service...
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Car lovers celebrate icon that has been igniting imaginations for five decades
Mary Ann Swartz can close her eyes and remember that glorious honey gold 1965 Ford Mustang her mother used to cruise around Nacogdoches, Texas, in. “I think she liked it because it was so sport...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2">Ed Powell and Larry Fox look at a 2008 427R Roush Mustang owned by Mike Crump of New Boston, Texas, Thursday during a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. The show and shine event kicks off three days of local pony car functions. Crump said he got the one-of-a-kind vehicle through Mecum Auctions.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;This 1964 file photo shows the 1965 Ford Mustang, introduced in April 1964 and billed as a "low-priced, four-passenger sports car." Ford announced a limited-edition, 50th-anniversary Mustang on Wednesday. Only 1,964 cars will be built.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Ford Motor Co.</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;1965 Ford Mustang pony emblem.</p>

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NEW YORK—Bill Ford unveiled a special-edition Mustang to celebrate the pony car’s 50th anniversary at the New York auto show Wednesday. “It is an extremely limited edition, for our...
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Faced with the potential of seeing its budget going into a $341,000 tailspin next fiscal year, Texarkana Regional Airport Authority Board members agreed Thursday to do something about it. Board membe...
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LITTLE ROCK—Advocates of ending Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge Thursday, who said at the end of the hearing that he expected...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Bowie County jury sentenced a repeat offender to 25 years in a Texas prison Thursday for meth possession. Cornell Dupree McHenry, 41, was found guilty of possession of metha...
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• Because of an editing error, three words were omitted at the end of Wednesday’s story about Mike Carter being sworn in as Bowie County Precinct 4 commissioner. Here is the paragraph. Car...
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A boyfriend recently confessed to his 21-year-old Wilton, Ark., girlfriend, he made terroristic threats to her on the telephone as a prank. The woman contacted the sheriff’s department about 3...
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A $6,500 reward is offered for the arrest and conviction of the person or people who illegally shot two alligators in Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Arkansas. An alligator was shot...
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Cossatot River State Park will host a spring family river walk Saturday followed by a rainbow flower search. The river walk will be from 10 a.m. to noon, guided by park interpreter Shelley Flanary....
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Texarkana Race for Cure awards more than $254,000 to local organizations
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Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure awarded more than $254,000 in grants at Tickled Pink a Celebration of Survivors Thursday at Texarkana Convention Center. “These funds awarded today were raised...
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Church of God of the Union Assembly will host an open-mic gospel singing at 7 p.m. today. Admission is free. The church is at 4981 U.S. Highway 59 S.
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• Mandeville Community Cemetery Association will have a craft and bake sale fundraiser May 3 at Jamison’s Center of Kindness (Iron Mountain Neighborhood Center), 1101 Couch St. Booth spaces...
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Dr. Thomas Cutrer, retired history professor and husband of Texas A&M University-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer, will discuss his book “The Mexican War Diary and Correspondence of Geor...
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As part of its yearlong strategic planning process, Texarkana, Texas, Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a new district mission statement, beliefs, parameters, objectives and strat...
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Queen Wilhelmina State Park near Mena, Ark., will offer activities Saturday, including a nature hike, a Wonder House tour and spreading wildflowers. The nature hike starts at 8:30 a.m. going down Spr...
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Pleasant Grove Independent School District trustees voted Thursday night to amend their Feb. 13 resolution calling for a bond election in order to change some polling place locations. The new resolut...
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The last day of the Texarkana, Texas, Municipal Court Amnesty Program will be Monday. Anyone who has an outstanding warrant with Texas Municipal Court can come in and pay the warrant in full without b...
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Ongoing improvements to Interstate 30 are requiring lane closures in Hempstead County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials. Crews are reconstructing the inside...
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LITTLE ROCK—A southern Arkansas group is marking the 150th anniversary of a local Civil War battle with a re-enactment of the Confederate victory, educational programs and what some historians s...
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State moves sex offenders into Southeast Texas
HOUSTON—Southeast Texas officials say they were never notified by the state of plans to relocate to their county two-dozen sex offenders classified as among the state’s most dangerous. Re...
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Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">A young boy competes in the Kids Dummy Roping contest for buckles April 12 at Pioneer Days. &nbsp;</span></p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s2">Associated Press</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s2">Two members of each team compete in a kind of Pony Express relay race April 12 at the rodeo at Pioneer Days in Willacy County in Lyford, Texas.</span></p>

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HOUSTON—People with prosthetic hands have to handle everything with care. ¶ When picking up a delicate egg, they can’t instinctively modulate how hard they’re gripping it. When...
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NEW YORK—Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business. The world’s largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service...
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DETROIT—A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition swi...
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LOS ANGELES—Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected—a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks...
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Diplomats from the East and West had an unexpected meeting of the minds Thursday and drafted a plan for tamping down hostilities in eastern Ukraine by disarming rogue gunmen and restoring government s...
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PARIS—Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushi...
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DAKAR, Senegal—The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives. The disease, typically found in central or eastern Africa, has infected people in...
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LOS ANGELES—A man who claims he was sexually abused by “X-Men” franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Singer</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Egan</span></p>

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PHILADELPHIA—An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison. Moham...
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Crewmember describes frantic scene; 25 confirmed dead
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MOKPO, South Korea—The captain of a doomed ferry delayed evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, raising more questions abo...
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WASHINGTON—Some low-paid workers won’t benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from...
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Passer-by helps them escape; New Jersey woman faces attempted-murder charge
Three New Jersey teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday. Ultimately, a passer-by h...
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts u...
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