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Eight suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of Fred Eatherly, 30, of Texarkana, Texas, said Texarkana, Ark., Police Department Public Information Officer Kristi...

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Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
Zachery Wagner has been missing since February
The human skull found by a 6-year-old girl near her home in Little River County, Ark., has been identified as Zachery Ryan Wagner, 26, who had been missing since February and was an arson suspect. Th...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis  A young woman is restrained as she yells, “Why are you taking my brother,” at Texarkana, Ark., police officers following a disturbance Thursday afternoon a...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
Lafayette County Treasurer Keesha Rose, 36, is scheduled to change her plea to guilty Oct. 29 for embezzling at least $5,000 from the county treasurer’s office. Rose is scheduled to enter a gui...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
OTTAWA, Ontario—He seemed lost, “did not fit in,” had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been living at a homeless shelte...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
More than 3,300 votes have been cast in Bowie County during the first three days of early voting for the Nov. 4 general election, county election information shows. Of the 3,354 votes cast through We...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
Texas official says most hospitals can’t handle deadly virus
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AUSTIN—Texas’ top health official said Thursday that most hospitals can’t handle Ebola patients and that they should instead be treated at specialized care centers—a break with...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
Jefferson Avenue from East 18th Street to East 24th Streets will be closed today and Monday for pavement work. This part of Jefferson Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon today to pave the side...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Sabraya Gains stacks pumpkins as Shelby Akin, left, and others pick theirs out Thursday morning at Buchanan First Baptist Church. Liberty-Eylau kindergartners visited the pu...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
A federal indicted unsealed this week accuses a local man of selling methamphetamine and crack cocaine in the Texarkana area. Dwuane Anderson appeared Tuesday in a federal courtroom in Hot Springs, A...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
A Hooks, Texas, man was recently sentenced for stealing cash from postal bags in the Foreman, Ark., post office. Steve Williams of Hooks appeared recently before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Bryant in...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
The Literacy Council of Bowie & Miller Counties is having its annual “Don’t Look Back” 5K Zombie Run at 5 p.m. Saturday at Wright Patman Lake’s North Shore. Registration i...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
• A car wash and bake sale fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brookshire’s, 1310 S. Constitution Ave., Ashdown, Ark., for the family of Eddie Withem, who was killed and...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
Law enforcement dispatch records from Wednesday.   Bowie County  Sheriff’s Office 4:55 a.m., animal, Farm to Market Road 990, DeKalb 7:29 a.m., suspicious, 5605 S. Lake Drive 10:...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
Women for the Arts celebrates its 30th anniversary with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cabe Hall in the Regional Arts Center. Deborah Nuckolls, director of WFA Board of Directors, said the lunch...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood  Carol Hodgson looks at Donita Barber’s handmade jewelry during the Just Us Girls event on Thursday at Wadley Regional Medical Center’s Breast Health C...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
Relay for Life Little River County will host two Chamber of Commerce coffee events in Ashdown and Foreman, Ark., next week. The first event will be 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday in Ashdown at the c...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood  Jerry Pennington auctions off the contents of a storage unit Thursday afternoon at the Lockaway Storage facility on South Kings Highway. The auction attracted abo...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
DALLAS—A Texas grant will pay for DNA testing on more than 4,100 rape kits in Dallas cases since the 1990s. Dallas police recently qualified for funding to test the backlog of rape kits. Texas...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
DALLAS—Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop—but don't expect fares to fall too. Heading into the busy holiday-travel period, the airlines expect even cheap...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Television ads opposing two ballot measures in Arkansas are getting drowned out by the blitz surrounding the U.S. Senate race and state-level matchups, according to a study released...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery saw about a $6 million drop in ticket sale income last quarter compared to the same three-month period last year. The state's lottery ticket revenue...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
Flight of the monarchs in Texas in jeopardy
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FORT WORTH, Texas—For years, the worry about monarch butterflies has focused on the loss of habitat in their winter home in Mexico. But as the butterflies make their way south through Texas thi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
HOT SPRINGS, Ark.— Authorities say a man who escaped a southern Oklahoma jail has been captured in Arkansas. Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden says 26-year-old Raymond Jay Stewart escaped Saturda...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
JONESBORO, Ark. —Jonesboro police have arrested a man who they say handed an officer an insurance card covered in cocaine residue during a traffic stop. The Jonesboro Sun reports  31-year-...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
TYLER, Texas—An East Texas jury has convicted a man who forced a 2-year-old boy into scalding water because the child urinated on himself. Jurors on Wednesday found 25-year-old Timothy Choice o...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
BATESVILLE, Ark.—The 2015 Ozark Foothills FilmFest is now accepting submissions for its 14th annual festival. Next year’s festival will take place April 3, 4, 10 and 11 at several locatio...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
SAN ANTONIO—South San Antonio school police have arrested an employee who they say brought brass knuckles and a methamphetamine pipe onto school property. KENS-TV reports South San Antonio Inde...
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Jim Thorpe’s body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
Like dozens of other video games, “Borderlands” is all about killing—people, robots, monsters, whatever. But “Borderlands” has a not-so-secret weapon in its arsenal: an a...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
CHARLESTON, W.Va.—When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it’s time to reschedule the holiday. Communities from West Virginia to Texas are sayi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
NEW YORK—A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly t...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
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LOS ANGELES—So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the S...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
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AUBURN, Maine—A Maine mother who’s using social media to have her son’s ashes scattered all over the world has sent him on his greatest journey yet: to space. Using her Facebook pag...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
Those who shivered through the recent frigid and long-lasting winter can perhaps look forward to a reprieve from the onslaught of the Polar Vortex, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
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PARIS—The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-o...
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TUCSON, Ariz.—The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
SALT LAKE CITY—A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West’s most pristine, well-known national parks has sparked an investigation by authorities and a furor onl...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
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GARY, Ind.—The two-bedroom home in Gary’s Bungalow Heights area went up in the Roaring ‘20s, when the Indiana steel town was thriving and filled with prosperous subdivisions. By the...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
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BATON ROUGE, La.—Mary Landrieu is the last Democrat to hold statewide office in Louisiana, a state that Mitt Romney won easily in 2012 and where President Barack Obama remains highly unpopular....
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Three states are continuing their legal fight against same-sex marriage, despite rulings from federal appeals courts that oversee those states that concluded gay and lesbian couples h...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
NEW YORK—From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America’s adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. Yet, they're incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it. First, the reality check: More Americans...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
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JERUSALEM—Jerusalem’s mayor on Thursday called for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, as police beefed up security after a Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
NEW YORK—Song credits won’t be the latest place to feature Mick Jagger’s name. Instead, look to upcoming films and TV shows. The Rolling Stones frontman has been busy producing proj...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
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HONG KONG—It’s among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years. As thou...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
PITTSBURGH—Jurors heard from prosecution and defense attorneys—and then from the dying woman herself—as the homicide trial began Thursday for a University of Pittsburgh medical resea...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
BEIJING—China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute cha...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, October 24th, 2014     comments
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