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A first-degree murder and arson warrants for arrest have been issued for Cory Ray Turner, 25, for the death of a Hope, Ark., man and the burning of a house where the victim was found, according to a report from the Hope, Ark. Police Department. Turner is wanted for the first-degree murder of Thomas Youngblood, 20, of Hope and the burning of a house where Youngblood’s body was discovered by Hope firefighters. The charges result from the investigation into a house fire that occurred Monday at a residence located at 221 North Prichard St. in Hope. After the fire was extinguished, fire... Continue reading ->
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Officer receives minor injuries, was treated and released
A 36-year-old Texarkana, Ark., man was arrested  after a vehicle he was driving collided with a police car late Thursday, a Texarkana, Texas, Police Department spokesman said. A call came in to police about 10:53 p.m. Thursday about a wreck at Summerhill Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard involving a police car, said Shawn Vaughn, a TTPD spokesman. The police unit was driven by Officer J.B. Johnson, who was travelling west on MLK when it was struck by a 1997 Toyota RAV4 driven by Rodrick Vann, 36. Vann was travelling south on Summerhill Road when the vehicle he was driving ran... Continue reading ->
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Sheriff's office seeking information, suspect
A truck and trailer were stolen recently from Bowie County Precinct 1 bar and the sheriff's office is seeking information about the crime. Between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, someone stole a truck and trailer from the Bowie County Precinct 1 barn located in the 600 block of Farm to Market 3244, said Chief Deputy Jeff Neal. The trailer was already hitched to the truck at the time of the theft, he said. The unknown suspect used the truck to ram open a gate to make his escape, he said. Debris left behind from this impact indicates the truck’s front end will be significan... Continue reading ->
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Jennifer Hubbe-Jones, who has been serving as interim director of Texarkana Animal Care and Adoption Center, has been named director. “The animals in the shelter are much healthier, it’s...
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Judge stern with man about his criminal history at sentencing
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A federal judge told a man who continued to carry a gun after being convicted of multiple felonies that his behavior is “out of control,” at a sentencing hearing Wednesday in Texarkana. D...
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Growth includes scans, physical therapy and more
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HealthCARE Express celebrated the completion of its $2.5 million expansion at its Richmond Road clinic Thursday with Business After Hours. The 16,000-square-foot expansion houses its pain-management...
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More than 8,000 have cast ballots
Today is the last day to vote early for Texas’ Nov. 4 general election. Bowie County’s two early voting locations—Bi-State Justice Building in Texarkana and the courthouse in New Bo...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken Pecan Point Brewing Co. brings handcrafted beer to Texarkana. The brewery, next to Perot Theatre, is opening its doors at 4 p.m. today and Saturday. 
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Supreme Court’s decision to keep a minimum wage hike on the ballot removes the last major hurdle for a proposal that is gaining bipartisan support and faces no org...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas voters have five ballot issues to consider this Election Day—two high-profile issues that have been the subject of court battles and three referred to the people by th...
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Temperatures will drop drastically Saturday morning when a cold front hits the Texarkana area. A surge of polar air from Canada will move in Friday night into Saturday morning, said C.S. Ross, a hydr...
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A federal judge asked a defendant pleading guilty to drug crimes how he would react if his own child became hooked on an illicit substance. “I’d help them the best way I could,” Phi...
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LONE STAR, Texas–Morris County officials don’t suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in a railroad car delivered to a warehouse affiliated with U.S. Steel. Morris C...
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The Southwest Arkansas Development Council will issue commodities Nov. 12-15. The schedule includes: • Texarkana—8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at 1007 Jefferson Ave. • Fouke—9 a...
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• Disabled American Veterans Chapter 222 will have a fall yard sale/fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the DAV Chapter Hall, 1610 W. 18th St. Donations for the sale are welcome and may...
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Applications for students entering the 2015-16 kindergarten class at Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics & Engineering Elementary School will be accepted beginning Monday. Applications are availa...
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Arkansas High School senior Natalie Hamilton was crowned 2014 homecoming queen. Natalie is the daughter of Jason and Tiffany Hamilton.     Submitted photo
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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. Little Paws Rescue, Passion for Pooches and Boxer Rescue...
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Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2014. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state as Presiden...
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Associated Press • The Dallas Zoo has a new giraffe with the birth of a healthy male calf. Zoo officials say the reticulated giraffe already measures 6 feet tall and weighs about 120 pounds. No...
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Juan Estevan Arellano, a picaresque writer who captured the traditional agricultural world of Hispanic northern New Mexico and sought to give a voice to field workers known as...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Wednesday.   Bowie County  Sheriff’s Office 6:53 a.m., vandalism, 1 Farm to Market Road 3244, Texarkana 8:37 a.m., theft...
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Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have until Nov. 21 to submit applications for financial assistance to implement conservation activities through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for the...
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James Lee Witt, Democratic candidate for the 4th Congressional District, continued his theme of common sense in job creation and training during a campaign tour Thursday in Texarkana, Ark. Witt campa...
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University of Arkansas Community College at Hope will hold recognition ceremonies for area veterans on the Texarkana campus on Wednesday and on the Hope campus on Thursday. Both events begin at noon....
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Military veterans will be honored by Fairland Holiness Church at 10 a.m. Nov. 9, and World War II veteran Bill Tinsley will be the guest speaker. All veterans are invited to attend, and a dinner will...
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Submitted photo Target recently donated a $1,000 grant to Hospice of Texarkana Inc. to fund their Good Grief Club program.  The program supports grieving children/youths in the area at their sch...
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MATAMOROS, Mexico— Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found shot to death in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police u...
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LOS ANGELES—Nicole Kidman didn’t land the part she wanted in her first formal acting gig. She had been angling to play Mary or perhaps an angel in the school nativity play, but was cast a...
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EDITOR’S NOTE: John Thompson spends his summers with his family in Texarkana. He and his wife, Jennifer, live and work in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is the literature and writing teacher a...
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton ventured outside their parties' geographic bases Thursday, underscoring how much the rivals in Arkansas' Senate...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood • Texarkana, Ark., firefighters work Thursday to extinguish a fire that destroyed a shed on Phillips Lane.
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Paperboard products touch our daily lives
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DOMINO, Texas—When it comes to finding a company that strives to embody the definition of quality, you don’t have to look farther than International Paper’s Texarkana Mill on Farm Ma...
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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday outlined new rules that could restrict the use of federal funds at for-profit colleges. The rules aim to keep for-profit colleges from sa...
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Southern Arkansas University invites anyone considering college to visit the beautiful campus in Magnolia to find out why so many students are choosing to become Muleriders. There are two upcoming SA...
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Texas A&M University-Texarkana is a comprehensive regional university committed to Academic Excellence, Student Success, and Community Leadership. We are educating the leaders of tomorrow with a h...
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MINNEAPOLIS—Hog producers are taking aggressive steps against an epidemic pig virus that devastated herds last winter. Two new experimental vaccines are available for sows, and pig farmers are...
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WASHINGTON—Jeff Madrick has a bone to pick with the economics profession, and that’s putting it nicely. Consider the title of his new book: “Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economist...
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Whether decorating a new home or remodeling an existing one, The Light House & Flooring Gallery in Texarkana can meet your needs from ground to ceiling. Manager Kris Nichols said the main reasons...
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to open the pay-TV industry to technology companies. Wheeler this week proposed expanding the definition of a pay-TV distributor to includ...
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Local company opens today with handcrafted beer
Handcrafted beer has been a foreign concept in Texarkana, but this is no longer the case.  Pecan Point Brewing Co., next door to the Perot Theatre, is opening its doors, much to the delight of T...

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing on track to extend its m...
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NEW YORK—Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's imme...
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DENVER—As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around...
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FORT KENT, Maine—Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise Thursday with nurse Kaci Hickox that would keep her away from other people, in the nation's most closely watched clash b...
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BAGHDAD—The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule. Back when the extremists took over the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June, police Col....
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WASHINGTON—Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. In a complaint filed Thu...
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Mystery at Colonial burial site sparks interest, speculation after discovery
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FORT EDWARD, N.Y.—Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18t...
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NEW YORK—Workers in five states could get a raise after Election Day. Some small-business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees’...
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SALT LAKE CITY—Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month suspected the deaths weren't accidental, and revelations that poison likely killed them confirmed t...
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WICHITA, Kan.—A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others an...
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