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BROKEN BOW, Okla.—Thirteen people trapped in a cabin from floodwaters by the Mountain Fork River have been rescued by members of the Broken Bow fire department. Rising floodwaters had left the...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
Officials: At least 60,000 residents are without power
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More than 60,000 residents were without power Monday evening and night, after a 440-mile-long storm front spawned multiple tornadoes and straight line winds that blew down thousands of trees and knock...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
Lowland areas brace for flood, thunderstorms
Unprecedented rain has made for a dreary month of May across the Ark-La-Tex. And more is expected. Enough to turn dreary into dangerous. A dip in the jet stream over the western part of the country h...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Crews from Cleve Batte Construction build a levee around Jorge Keller&rsquo;s farm Monday afternoon in the Richmond Road bottoms area. Roughly 8,000 yards of dirt was used to construct the 6-foot high structure that encompasses about 11 acres. Keller had about 3 feet of water around his home, farm buildings and equipment during the 1990 flood.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s2">by Evan Lewis</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Noah Sexton carries furniture and items out of his aunt&rsquo;s home Monday in preparation of the Red River flooding. A neighbor brought a semi trailer to the widow&rsquo;s home so her things could be moved. In 1990, area residents came together to help neighbors and family gather valuables and move them to higher ground. Flood waters are expected to rise within 8 to 12 inches of the 1990 flood crest.</span></p>
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Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
Allocating about $300,000 for the demolition of the Kress building in downtown Texarkana, Texas, will be considered at the City Council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Kress building, 116 W...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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While rain clouds may have threaten a downpour, not one expected drop ever fell on any of the three Memorial Day Services dotting both sides of Texarkana on Monday. Nelson Chaney, military chaplain a...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq’s government on Monday of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with than...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
MORELIA, Mexico—Mexican officials stood by their account Monday of a shootout that killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal police officer last week, dismissing questions raised about the l...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
Texarkana College Board of Trustees will consider approving a joint property lease agremeent between TC and Texarkana Independent School District during its regular meeting today. The meeting will be...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bowie County Commissioner will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. today that will focus on the county’s plans to participate in the Texas Enterprise Zone Program. The heari...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments

Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Cecil Anderson</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Gregory Beck speaks to those who gathered Monday at the Korea-Vietnam Memorial on State Line Avenue in Texarkana, Texas.</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Cecil Anderson</span></p>
<p class="p2">Major Gray O&rsquo;Day speaks about sacrifice at Memorial Day services held Monday afternoon at the Miller County Courthouse in Texarkana, Ark.</p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Cecil Anderson</span></p>
<p class="p2">Rudy Ogas hands out stars cut from old American flags to honor the fallen POW and MIA troops at the Korea-Vietnam Memorial on State Line Avenue in Texarkana, Texas.</p>
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Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center will host a Women Veterans Retreat from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13 at the University of Phoenix, at the Louisiana Boardwalk  in Bossier City. Registration begin...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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Submitted photo The Texarkana Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently met for installation of officers. Pictured, seated from left are: Chaplain Louise Davis, Shirley Ware and Parliamen...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
LITTLE ROCK— Arkansas was spared severe flooding that was possible heading into Memorial Day, but National Weather Forecasters said Monday that overnight rains could cause flash flooding across...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
WASHINGTON—Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says. Ragweed pollen levels are likely to quadruple for much of Europe because warmer...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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WIMBERLEY, Texas—Crews were searching Monday for 12 people reported missing after a vacation home was swept away by flash flooding along a rain-swollen river that destroyed or damaged more than...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
Abilene students perform at annual event

Picture: <p class="p1">Dyess Elementary School students perform a minuet in their annual &ldquo;I Love America&rdquo; program Friday in Abilene, Texas.</p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s3">&nbsp;photo</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">Students from Dyess Elementary School perform on stage in the annual &ldquo;I Love America&rdquo; program Friday in Abilene, Texas.</span></p>
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Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
ARLINGTON, Va.—President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them” for their sacrifices. He noted i...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday becau...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
AUSTIN—After nearly four hours of divisive debate, the Texas Senate voted along party lines Monday in favor of a Republican-backed measure that would tighten rules for teenagers unable to get th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
AUSTIN—Two bills to expand gun rights that had been expected to fly through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature have instead hit several snags and will need a big push during this final...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments

Picture:<p class="p1">Merrimas Carnival leader, Phill Dorman, Corpus Christi, Texas, directs the Monkey ride into position in the City Hall parking lot of Mason City, Iowa. &nbsp;</p>
<p class="p3"><span class="s4">Associated Press photo</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s2">Merrimas Carnival employee Daniel Lopez of Corpus Christi, Texas, helps unload the Monkey Ride on May 19 in the City Hall parking lot of Mason City, Iowa.</span></p>
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Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine—Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound on the coast of Maine where generations of Bushes have spent summers. The likely Republica...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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Associated Press  Antoine Williams, left, Kenny Glover and Quintin Glover, right, enjoy themselves Friday during a leisurely float down a flood-swollen Holliday Creek in Wichita Falls, Texas.&nb...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
ARCADIA, Calif.—Richard Mulhall, a thoroughbred horse trainer who went on to manage the careers of 2001 Horse of the Year Point Given and 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem, die...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
Today is Tuesday, May 26, the 146th day of 2015. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1940, Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of some 338,000 Allied tro...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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LOS ANGELES—Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died....
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
Ex-Navy SEAL Ryan Parrott founded Dallas-based Sons of the Flag in 2012
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DEARBORN, Mich.—An ex-Navy SEAL who founded a national organization to help military and emergency service workers who have survived burns served as grand marshal of Dearborn’s Memorial Da...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
MOUNT IDA, Ark.—The teeming plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutt...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Botanist Theo Witsell examines a plant on May 7 near Mount Ida, Ark. Witsell, the botanist for the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, and a handful of other commission staff have combed the state in recent years to find, collect and preserve more than 70,000 native plant species.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s4">Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission botanist Theo Witsell holds a species of a spiderwort plant near Mount Ida, Ark. Since 1988, the number of research universities offering botany degrees has dropped by half, according to National Science Foundation research funding statistics. And the National Center for Education Statistics reports that fewer than 400 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral botany degrees were awarded in 2012.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">A wildflower known as a shooting star grows by a glade near Mount Ida, Ark.</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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Associated Press The La Belle, a  54-foot oak French frigate, is moved to a display area Thursday at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas. Archaeologists reassembled the ship...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
HOUSTON—Houston fire officials say 10 children have been taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries and smoke inhalation after a house fire. The blaze Monday on the city’s northe...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
SAN FRANCISCO—As PayPal prepares to split from its corporate parent, its new chief executive is promising to expand the popular online payment system, adding a variety of services for consumers...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
NEW YORK—For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones. You’re already getting a lot with fla...

Picture: <p class="p1">A salesperson demonstrates the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone at a Best Buy electronics store on April 10 in San Francisco. When premium isn&iacute;t enough, Samsung and LG are going further with two phone models, Samsung&rsquo;s Galaxy S6 Edge and LG&rsquo;s G Flex2 best described as the sports cars of phones.</p>
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<p class="p5"><span class="s2">Associated <br /> Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">A man photographs the LG G Flex 2&nbsp; on Jan. 4 during a media preview before CES International in Las Vegas.&nbsp;</p>
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Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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NEW YORK—Apple is introducing an updated MacBook Pro and iMac and lowering the price for its top-end iMac. The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop has a new style of trackpad, faster flash stora...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
PALO ALTO, Calif.—The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it’s investigating a data security breach following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and infor...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
Dear Heloise: If you are going to stop your newspapers and mail for a vacation, use the “stop date” as the day BEFORE you leave. That way, you can be sure the stop order went through. I ca...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio—LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain. One win from taking the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any other, James...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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HAVANA—The oceanfront building that will become the U.S. Embassy in Cuba has faced a relentless enemy assault for more than 60 years. None of its assailants was human. Heat, sun, high winds and...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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NEW YORK—For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life. She always thought she would live out her days as she had for decades, in a convent under the ti...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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MADRID—Voters punished Spain's mainstream political parties in local elections Sunday as many people switched their allegiance to new parties that campaigned on a promise of change amid chafing...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
WASHINGTON—Subtle changes made in the criminal charges against six Baltimore police officers could reflect weaknesses in the hurriedly filed case arising from the death of Freddie Gray, legal ex...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
BELLINGHAM, Wash.—An Oregon community is bringing in some unusual help to try to fix their sea lion problem. They're hoping a fake killer whale from Bellingham, Washington, will do the trick. K...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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WASHINGTON—A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it’s Republicans...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
NEW YORK—Ireland’s national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on wheth...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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SYDNEY—California has turned to the world’s driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed &ldq...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     comments
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