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Riverbend Water Resoures District board members approved authorizing the executive director to retain legal counsel to review the Wright Patman Power LLC Federal Energy Regulation Commission applicati...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, August 28th, 2014     comments
Jury to deliberate robbery case today
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Bowie County jury is expected to hear closing arguments this morning in the trial of a 22-year-old man accused of robbing a Texarkana, Texas, hotel employee at gunpoint last...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Roland Harrison, a foreman with Manhattan Road & Bridge, and his crew build the rebar forms for one of the supports on the new viaduct being constructed on East Street i...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Thursday, August 28th, 2014     comments
Clogged filters in the air conditioning and heating units may have caused water to leak into the Little River County, Ark. jail, a contractor said. But Little River County Sheriff Gary Gregory suspec...
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Reuben Stapleton charged with aggravated assault
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A Pearcy, Ark., man was charged with aggravated assault in Howard County, Ark., for allegedly ramming an Arkansas State Police patrol car during a chase through three counties in Southwest Arkansas....
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WASHINGTON—The federal deficit continues to decline thanks to budget cuts, slower growth in Medicare costs and increased tax revenue, but the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook remains trou...
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Obama again faces Congress question on attacks
BEIRUT—The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked m...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This still image from an undated video released by Islamic State militants on Aug. 19 purports to show journalist Steven Sotloff being held by the militant group. The Islamic State group has threatened to kill Sotloff if the United States doesn't stop its strikes against them in Iraq.</span></p>
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<p class="p2">&nbsp;In this image made from video obtained on Wednesday, Shirley Sotloff, who lives in Florida, appeals to the captors of her son, freelance journalist Steven Sotloff, 31, who was last seen in Syria in August 2013.&nbsp;</p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 28th, 2014     comments
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone —A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West...
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many “brave...
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The new College of Business Advisory Board of Texas A&M University-Texarkana has been launched by the university to draw upon the wisdom and experience of business and professional leaders, entrep...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, August 28th, 2014     comments
Housing Authority of Texarkana, Texas, was recognized Tuesday as the state’s 2014 Texas Housing Association Outside of the Box award winner. The award is presented annually to the state’s...
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Cliff Shackelford, a statewide ornithologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will join Collins Academy in celebration of Wild Daze at 6 p.m. today at the Transportation Center in Jefferso...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, August 28th, 2014     comments
Law enforcement dispatch records from Tuesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 2:20 a.m., suspicious, 195 E. Interstate 30, New Boston 11:16 a.m., suspicious, 4108 N. Kings Highway 12:...
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Pleasant Grove Independent School District trustees will meet in regular session 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Central Services building, 8500 N. Kings Highway. Trustees will adopt a budget and tax rate a...
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Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce and Old Washington Farmers’ Market will host an official watermelon weigh-off site Saturday in Washington, Ark., for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Pr...
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ANGLETON, Texas—A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners. ...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 28th, 2014     comments
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Submitted photo  University Toastmasters announced the winners of its recent Humorous Speech Contest. Winners are from left: Fred Simmons, first place; Area 11 Governor Cindy Elkins; and Griffin...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Thursday, August 28th, 2014     comments
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Arkansas the best opportunity in the country for Republicans to pick up a governor’s seat as he visited the state Wednesday...
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PFLUGERVILLE, Texas—With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female vot...
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WASHINGTON—U.S. automobile sales are sizzling in part because Americans increasingly are taking out longer and longer loans to purchase used and new vehicles. That U.S. consumers are unleashing...
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LOS ANGELES—Frank E. Marble, a California Institute of Technology expert on jet propulsion and fluid mechanics who was among the first faculty members selected for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory...
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Today is Thursday, August 28, the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 28, 1964, two days of race-related rioting erupted in North Ph...
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SEAL BEACH, Calif.—Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town, knocking pilings from under t...
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LOS ANGELES—Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summe...
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DALLAS—In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust — holding public meeting...
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MAYFLOWER, Ark.—A Mayflower police officer was fired this week after a prosecutor said he intentionally withheld evidence that could have helped clear a woman accused of stealing tornado relief...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken Edgar Garcia, left, and Robin Garrett rehearse with the rest of their band, ‘The Righteous and the Wicked’ Wednesday afternoon at Garrett’s home on Pin...
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EDINBURG, Texas—A South Texas teenager was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted in a 2012 accident that killed nine immigrants. Junior Benjamin Rodriguez, 17, of Mission, was s...
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AUSTIN—At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor—a painter since she was 3— took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovere...
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Mega-city offers plethora of fun
SEOUL, South Korea—South Korea’s hyper-efficient capital doesn’t immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But this mega-city offers much to tempt trave...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This February photo shows people walking through the historic neighborhood of Buckchon village in Seoul. Buckchon village is one of the few places in Seoul where you can see dozens of traditional Korean houses.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p class="p4"><span class="s2">Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">This February photo shows a dinner of dumpling soup and side dishes at Seoul&rsquo;s Gwangjang Market where food stalls attract visitors in the evenings after shops have closed. Seoul&rsquo;s hyper-efficient capital draws visitors with its exquisite restaurants, historic palaces and ultramodern infrastructure.&nbsp;</p>
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Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 28th, 2014     comments
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STOCKHOLM—There’s no shortage of ways to spend your money in Stockholm, one of Europe’s most expensive cities. A dinner or even just a drink can set you back more than you expected....
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Which country uses the yuan as its currency?                                       &n...
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Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the s...
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PHOENIX—The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort o...
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LONDON—About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of "collective failures" by authorities to prevent victims as youn...
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WASHINGTON—More than 50 activists gathered outside the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday to deliver a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., calling for the arrest and prosecution...
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