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A New Boston, Texas, woman who shared images of herself sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy was sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison Thursday by a federal judge in Texarkana. Haidy Noel Branson, 24, plead guilty in June to production of child pornography involving a 3-year-old. U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder ordered Branson to serve 262 months in federal prison. Branson must also register as a sex offender for the remainder of her life. Branson allegedly performed sexual acts on the child which she videotaped and shared with others via cell phone last year. Branson... Continue reading ->
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Man said to be mastermind behind deadly 1996 attack
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—A man described as the mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 American servicemen in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. and a Saudi official...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
Fans of the famed Budweiser Clydesdales will be able to see the majestic horses parade through downtown Texarkana tonight. The Celebrating Excellence parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight at East Br...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
A Lockesburg, Ark., man accused of creating pornographic images of a 15-year-old Texarkana girl was back in front of a federal judge this month. Nathan Karl Thomas, 22, was arrested last year in conn...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken Rachel’s Challenge presenter Colleen Kirk tells the story of Rachel Scott, the first student killed in the 1999 Columbine shootings, during the Rachel’s Chal...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
SUNSET, La.—A police officer was shot and killed Wednesday when he responded to a call from a house where three women had been stabbed, one of them fatally, in a town about 60 miles west of Bato...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
Suspect then shared his own recording of the event on social media
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MONETA, Va.—He planned it all so carefully—a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he shared his own recording o...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
A Nash, Texas, man accused of choking a woman to unconsciousness and killing a puppy during a domestic dispute in July is being held in the Bowie County jail. Devon Martin, 21, allegedly chased his g...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
Girls will be able to strut their stuff while learning healthy living habits and gaining inspiration from breast cancer survivors at the annual Girl Scouts-Diamonds Pink U event. The Susan G. Komen F...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
Ideas were exchanged during a meeting Wednesday in Ashdown, Ark., about reducing pollution in the Lower Little River Watershed and developing best management practices. The watershed covers regions n...
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U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas’ District 4 said that although Washington, D.C., is a dysfunctional and absurd place, he feels incredibly grateful to be there. “I feel optimistic and co...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
Elks Lodge 399 is having a fundraiser Saturday for Pink Ride, a local nonprofit organization that helps cancer victims pay medical bills. “It’s an all-day event,” said Debbi Smith...
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date Aug. 22, 2015.  Head count 1,066 STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $260-340; 300-400 lbs. $250-325; 400-500 lbs. $205-255; Over 500 lbs. $185-235. HEIFE...
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AUSTIN—A vote by the Texas Racing Commission to keep a rule allowing a new form of electronic gambling at tracks sets up a fight with some state lawmakers, who must soon approve funding for the...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports for Tuesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:17 a.m., large animal, 2412 Smith Road 2:45 a.m., suspicious, 65 County Road 4275, S...
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A call to spread kindness, compassion by a victim of the 1999 Columbine shootings resonates with are
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“Start a chain reaction.” This is the challenge students from Arkansas High School and North Heights Junior High School were presented with Wednesday morning, and again in the afternoon a...
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ABOARD AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 1223—Airline fare wars are making a comeback. Don’t expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridic...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
AUSTIN—As his lagging, cash-strapped campaign heads back to South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Wednesday that he has been “short of money” his whole li...
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LITTLE ROCK—Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday. The AR-15 rifles and othe...
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HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—Hot Springs officials say the city has assumed ownership of the Majestic Hotel complex, which sustained major fire damage in a 2014 fire, after closing on a deal this week. Th...
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AUSTIN—Texas health officials say they will still implement a $350 million cut in Medicaid payments for therapy services—surprising opponents who thought they walked out of a courtroom wit...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he wants the state to continue working with faith leaders about ways to address a shortage in foster homes and needs for re-entry programs...
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LITTLE ROCK—A Benton attorney has recused himself from representing Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan in a potential ethics complaint investigation, citing a conflict of interest. Attorney Jon...
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BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art says a home designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright that was moved to northwest Arkansas from New Jersey will open to the public in Nove...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
Texarkana Animal League will host a pet adoption event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 117 Richmond Ranch Road, Texarkana, Texas. A variety of breeds of dogs and cats will be available f...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
HOUSTON —A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition in a hospital after coming into contact with a rare amoeba while swimming in a lake north of Houston. Relatives say Michael Riley Jr. develop...
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DALLAS—Critics have notified the Environmental Protection Agency of their intent to sue if regulators do not update their rules on fracking waste in 60 days. The letter sent to Administrator Gi...
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MAGNOLIA, Texas—Investigators say a driver has been charged in a tire-iron attack that left a Houston-area man dead and his father hurt in a traffic argument. Anthony Dwayne Rideau was being he...
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CONWAY, Ark.—Hendrix College has received a $26 million donation, the largest gift in the school’s history. College officials announced the donation from the estate of Mary Ann Dawkins at...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who helped lead the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
Today is Thursday, August 27, the 239th day of 2015. There are 126 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 27, 1975, Haile Selassie (HY’-lee sehl-AH’-see), t...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
Know warning signs of bullying
For many children, the start of a new school year can be very stressful, especially if they’ve been victims of bullying in the past.  Mayo Clinic Children’s Center psychologist Dr. B...
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Children’s programming might have just become the new front line in the subscription battle between Netflix, Amazon.com and other major streaming services to boost subscriber numbers. The servi...
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NEW YORK—Sean Hayes will play God Almighty in the City of Angels next year. Producers of the “An Act of God” said Wednesday that the Emmy Award-winning former “Will and Grace...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
Tourist attractions near New Orleans; fall in New England; more
New Orleans is getting a lot of attention on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The city’s tourism industry has made a stunning comeback with new and revitalized hotels, an exploding res...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
Which of the world’s museums is the most Googled? It’s London’s Science Museum. I recently spent an hour in the museum’s permanent exhibit of information technology through th...
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Hiking to New Hampshire summit a challenge despite geezer looks
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JAFFREY, N.H.—From a distance, New England’s beloved Mount Monadnock looks distinctly unthreatening. Veteran hikers seeking a challenge may be dubious at first, but this balding geezer of...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
To which continent would you travel  to see the Dnieper River?                 Answer: Europe. It stretches about 1,420 miles from its source in...
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SAN ANTONIO—For Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau, mental illness is personal. The San Antonio Express-News reports her introduction to the challenges—and sorrow—of mental health...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
WILMINGTON, Del.—The old adage about looking a gift horse in the mouth may have a corollary regarding gift cards issued by retailers: Use it or lose it. In the latest case of gift card holders...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
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WASHINGTON—The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email is consistent with a State Department culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret mat...
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WASHINGTON—A four-year investigation has concluded that officials of the solar company Solyndra misrepresented facts and omitted key information in their efforts to get a $535 million loan guara...
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WASHINGTON—A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was inspired by the military’s ramped-up campaign against sexual assault when she reported in 2012 she had been raped several years before. T...
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SEATTLE—Rand Paul denounced his rivals in the pack of Republicans and Democrats running for president as warmongers and big-government enablers during a rally Wednesday in Seattle. The junior s...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
Every now and then, the people must call upon the wisdom of the American judicial system to answer the urgent questions of our time. For instance: Does weed smell bad? “Indeed, some people und...
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WASHINGTON—One of two pandas whose weekend births captured world attention died Wednesday, a reminder that the bears who grow into giant puffy icons enter the world as fragile creatures, hairles...
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WASHINGTON—U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to the Iowa-based nonprofit group that administer...
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NEW YORK—This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper." In...
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JUBA, South Sudan—South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former dep...
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ROSZKE, Hungary—Clambering over the razor-wire fence or crawling under it, migrants surged Wednesday across the Serbian border into Hungary. Then they jostled to formally enter the country so th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
GENEVA—The Europe Union's asylum system is "completely dysfunctional," the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, urging the bloc to better coordinate its response to the influx of thou...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 27th, 2015     comments
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