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The much-anticipated annual Sparks in The Park fireworks show and festivities were canceled just before 4 p.m. Saturday, in the interest of public safety because of inclement weather forecasts, Ross C...
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Domtar donated $50,000 to Little River County to help with the recovery from the May and June floods, and Domtar employees have volunteered to provide cleanup crews when the floodwaters recede. The $...
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Picture:<p>&bull;Tommy Alaexander buys produce from Betty Ann and Jared Lee at their stand Saturday morning at Gateway Farmers Market in Texarkana, Ark.</p>
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<p><span>Cecil Anderson</span></p>Picture:<p><strong>&bull;</strong> Decorated tomatoes are among the many attractions at the Texarkana Farmers Market in Texarkana, Texas.</p>
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<p><span>Staff photos by&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span>Cecil Anderson</span></p>

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A lawsuit concerning ownership of Pecan Point Brewery in downtown Texarkana has been settled and dismissed. Earlier this year, former brewery co-owner John Hubbard filed a civil suit complaining of d...
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Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. Here were some highli...
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AUSTIN—Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving plac...
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Paul Hackleman to serve city of Watauga
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Texarkana, Ark., Public Works Director Paul Hackleman is leaving the position at the end of the month. Hackleman will begin serving as public works director for the city of Watauga, Texas, on July 27...
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson • Hulk, a Shihtzu-poodle, chews on a toy while waiting to be adopted  through the Passion For Pooches Rescue, part of the Texarkana Animal League, Saturday aft...
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Bowie County has been added to the list of Texas counties eligible to receive individual assistance funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Because of severe storms, tornadoes and floodin...
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Texas Department of Transportation has issued an update on road closures and construction areas for Bowie, Cass, Morris and Titus counties. U.S. Highway 259 at the Red River north of De Kalb, Texas...
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Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors will hear a presentation on the Animal Care and Adoption Center when it meets Monday at City Hall. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall at East Third and W...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports for Friday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 3:10 a.m., fire, other, 1 Farm to Market 2149, New Boston 4:57 a.m., assault, 105 W. Fro...
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BUDAPEST, Hungary—Gyorgy Szabad, a historian who survived forced labor during the Holocaust to become the speaker of Hungary's first post-communist Parliament, has died at age 90. Szabad's deat...
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ATHENS, Ga.—Billy Dilworth, a veteran journalist whose career touched newspapers, radio and television stations in Georgia and South Carolina, has died, a coroner said Friday.  He was 80....
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LOS ANGELES—Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died in Los Angeles.  She was 92. Michael Douglas's production company says she died of cance...
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Today is Sunday, July 5, the 186th day of 2015. There are 179 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 5, 1865, the Secret Service Division of the U.S. Treasury Department...
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ATHENS, Greece—With the crucial austerity referendum a day away, Greeks contemplated Saturday how their vote will shape their future and the impact a “yes” or “no” will h...
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Americans have become obsessed with compact and subcompact crossover utility vehicles. These are vehicles that look like SUVs but are little more than humdrum cars fitted with a hatchback body and a f...
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Air control issues have driver hot under the collar
Q: I have a 1999 Corvette with dual-zone air  controls.  On three different occasions the controls have gotten stuck on a certain setting, and I’ve then been unable to get them to...
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Maybe you long for the shrieks of a rich red Ferrari but live with the humdrum thrum of a silver Sentra. You crave fast, furious and sleek and get 13-inch wheels, 35 miles per gallon and mouse-fur se...
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The 2016 Mercedes AMG GT S is a hot rod. More muscle car than luxury car, more American than German, it’s a wolf in wolf’s clothing. Sleek, low and lean, it looks fast and it is fast&mda...
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A two-car collision at E. 35th Street and County Avenue sent two local drivers to an area hospital with minor injuries Saturday, according to police. About 1:30 p.m. Saturday, a male driver of a 2007...
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ARKANSAS City of Hope Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the City Hall. Agenda items include: • Consider bids: wastewater treatment plant pumping station. • Declaration of...
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Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., is slated to hold a company softball game benefit today for the public, complete with hamburgers and hot dogs, Jarita Sobak, president of Texarkana Women of Steel union sai...
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SAN ANTONIO—About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigrat...
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Community Enrichment Academy will provide children with free meals twice a day, as well as vacation Bible school classes, this summer until Aug. 14. TASD Coach Letitia Brooks said the district and Co...
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VIENNA—World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program, advancing o...
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Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion
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CHARLESTON, S.C.—Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night’s revival to ponder the...
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SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—Some Oregonians woke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene. Hundreds of people reported to the U.S. Ge...
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AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia—In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bed...
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LAGOS, Nigeria—Suicide bombings in northeastern Nigeria killed at least 55 people and injured 100 others, the local civil defense leader reported Saturday. Several women blew themselves up in c...
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TUNIS, Tunisia—Tunisia’s president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is “not safe&rdqu...
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DAMASCUS, Syria—Syrian elite forces backed by Hezbollah fighters besieged a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon on Saturday under the cover of intense airstrikes by Syria&rsq...
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ORLANDO, Fla.—The largest Ferris wheel on the East Coast reopened Saturday, one day after 66 riders were stranded on The Orlando Eye and had to be evacuated from the towering 400-foot attraction...
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NAVARRE, Fla.—A Florida woman has been arrested after authorities say she was spotted throwing kittens out her car window. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies say a witness reported seei...
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Long wait to arrive stateside for Iraqis, Afghans who served U.S. troops
WASHINGTON—Frodo lived in fear for nine years. He knew when two men showed up at his front door to threaten him in 2006 that his family would continue living in danger because of the three year...
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Morgan Geyser spends her days in near isolation at the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center in West Bend, Wis., eating under a table, feeding ants and watching The Weather Channel for hours, wi...
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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio—The fate of six women—four of them dead, two missing for months—has people on edge in this small southern Ohio city as relatives seek clues, seemingly in vain, to w...
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PALO ALTO, Calif.—Jack Hentzel, 9, cast a wary glance at his nearly empty lemonade pitcher. His ice, floating listlessly in a glass bowl on a table, was melting. His cousin, 7-year-old Joseph Na...
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