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The Red River at Pecan Point near DeKalb, Texas, continued its rise Saturday, hitting 28.2 feet by late afternoon, up 3.2 feet from Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The river in tha...

Picture: <p><span>Staff photo by Andie Martin</span></p>
<p><span>&bull;</span> Aerial photos of the Red River in Bowie County, Texas, taken Saturday morning show the river has flooded its banks in some areas. With more rain in the forecast for several days, authorities are keeping a close watch on the water levels and the threat to animals and property. With pastures and forests already flooding and rain expected in the Wichita Falls, Texas, area to add to the already swollen river, northern Bowie County residents are advised to monitor river levels.</p>Picture: <p><span>&bull;<span> </span></span><span>The swollen Red River near the U.S. Highway 259 crossing at Pecan Point near DeKalb, Texas, is seen in this aerial photo taken Saturday morning. With more rain in the forecast, authorities are watching water levels closely. With pastures and forests already flooding and heavy rain expected in the Wichita Falls, Texas, area to add to the already swollen river, northern Bowie County&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span>residents are advised to monitor river levels.</span></p>
<p><span>Staff photo by Andie Martin</span></p>
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An Ashdown, Ark., driver has been arrested on a negligent homicide charge after he allegedly hit a man pushing a bicycle and left the scene Wednesday night on County Road 70 near Ogden, Ark. Adrian D...
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BONHAM, Texas—Texarkana umpire William Henderson went nearly three innings into a softball game Saturday before stopping to get a drink and collapsing. Henderson, 57, was behind the plate in Hu...
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MOUNT IDA, Ark.—Decades after being thrown from his desk by an explosion, former Army Air Force Sgt. William E. “Bill” Black still remembers that morning—Aug. 9, 1944.  ...
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A woman accused of scamming money from people she convinced had won the lottery is scheduled to appear in federal court next month. Sandra Gloria Lockett is charged with conspiracy to commit mail fra...
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OKLAHOMA CITY—A music festival in Oklahoma was being evacuated at 10:20 p.m. because of inclement weather. Officials with the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, about 50 miles west of Tulsa, urged a...
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NSM International Women’s Ministries is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture summer food service program to provide free meals to area children. Breakfast is provided at 10 a.m...
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ARKANSAS Hope School District board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Administration Building. Prescott School District board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the middle school boardroom.  ...
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Texarkana lawyer John Pickett recently achieved recertification as a criminal trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. “Approximately 3 percent of American lawyers are board...
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The third annual Talimena Rally: Cruisin’ for St. Jude fundraiser came to a close Saturday as motorcyclists gathered at Arkansas Convention Center in Texarkana for live music and camaraderie aft...
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Bowie County Sheriff’s Office arrested a New Boston, Texas, man late Friday evening on numerous drug charges during a traffic stop on Interstate 30 near New Boston, according to Investigator Rob...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Friday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 4:29 a.m., auto theft, 508 Hickory St., Maud 6:12 a.m., vandalism, 321 N. Red River Roa...
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CONWAY, Ark.—A 7-year-old Conway native is finding his way among the stars. Bobby Batson, son of John and Rachel Batson of Savannah, Georgia, was born in Conway in 2008. According to his mother...
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JACKSON, Miss.—A former employee of a Mississippi hospital is getting almost $3.5 million as part of a string of settlements where 18 hospitals in seven states have agreed to pay $20.4 million o...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood • A man inspects the engine of a car entered in the car show at Railfest.
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CONROE, Texas—One person has been killed after being struck by a train north of Houston in Montgomery County. Conroe authorities tell The Courier of Montgomery County they received a call early...
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NEW ORLEANS—A fire that burned for more than a day on an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast was extinguished early Saturday, the Coast Guard said. The fire was on a platform in Breto...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas' treasurer has settled a federal lawsuit filed against him by a former employee when he served as the Saline County clerk. An attorney for Republican Treasurer Dennis Milli...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood • Woody Plunkett sits near his 1982 Corvette May 16 during the Four States Auto Museum Spring Car Show. 
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PJ Paparelli, the artistic director of the American Theater Company, a highly respected and nationally accomplished director of new plays, the co-author of such potent works of documentary theater as...
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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Steve Snapp, a longtime Ohio State athletics spokesman and sports information director, has died. He was 69. The university confirmed his death on Thursday. Snapp had been ill a...
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GREENSBORO, N.C.—Marty Sheets, a pioneer in Special Olympics and member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, has died. He was 62 years old. According to Forbis & Dick Funeral Service...
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Today is Sunday, May 24, the 144th day of 2015. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1935, the first major league baseball game to be played at night t...
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Truck won’t stop blowing hot air
Q: I’m hoping you can help me fix or at least understand what is happening with my 2006 GMC Yukon. All of the sudden hot air is coming out of the two driver’s side air conditioning ducts r...
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You can’t blame Honda for trying. When the Japanese automaker last redesigned the Pilot in 2009, Honda designers gave the three-row crossover the look of a true SUV, with big, boxy proportions....
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Make no mistake: Cadillac’s redesigned beast-of-an-SUV, the Escalade, has tons of competitors. Heck, its own kin, the GMC Yukon Denali, compares favorably—and costs tens of thousands less....
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CLEVELAND—A white patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of cri...
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TUCSON, Ariz.—More than $20,000 has poured in for an Arizona dog that was found hanging from a tree more than a week ago but is now recovering in a foster home. Sunny the dog made headlines whe...
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Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country. S...
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WASHINGTON—Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers. When senators left town early Saturday after approving a brief extension of the nation's highway and tran...
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WASHINGTON—The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensi...
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BEIRUT—With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled...
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WASHINGTON—A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. It's not the uninsured, but...
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DAMASCUS, Syria—Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe while the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstri...
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DUBLIN—Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday—a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and...
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