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Chubby Cheeks Liquor owners, employee justified in using physical force
No criminal charges will be filed against the owners and one employee of Chubby Cheeks Liquor in Texarkana, Ark., in connection with a physical confrontation in January that sent two alleged shoplifte...
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Atlanta police arrest teenage boy on murder charge
ATLANTA, Texas—A teen is dead, and another teen has been arrested on a murder charge following a shooting near downtown Atlanta. The names and ages of the two have not been released, but police...
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Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. What was behind the wave of emotion? Why do so many re...

Picture: <p class="p1">A protester pours milk in his eyes after being tear gassed by Seattle police.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="p3"><span class="s5">Associated Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">James Cartmill holds an American flag while protesting Monday in Oakland, Calif. Several thousand protesters marched through Oakland with some shutting down freeways, looting, burning garbage and smashing windows.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="p3"><span class="s5">Associated Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Police and protesters meet at a line Monday on South Florissant Avenue in Ferguson after a grand jury did not indict officer Darren Wilson in the </span>shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown. &nbsp;Associated Press</p>Picture: <p class="p1">Artwork on a boarded up business reflects in raindrops Sunday in Ferguson, Mo. &nbsp;</p>
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<p class="p2">&nbsp;A man watches as stores burn Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">People watch as stores burn down Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo.</span></p>
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Chris Wilgus, city gardener, picks out Christmas ornaments for the Texarkana, Texas, city tree Tuesday on State Line Avenue near the Downtown Post Office.
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FERGUSON, Missouri—Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun. None of the witness...
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The Arkansas Department of Health Drive-thru Flu Vaccination Clinic took place Tuesday at Four States Fairgrounds. Hundreds of people received vaccinations, either a shot or the nasal spray, without...
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NEW YORK—Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shopp...
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CHICAGO—President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying...
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Local and state law enforcement agencies are gearing up to enforce traffic laws this holiday weekend. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will be patrolling Texas roadways throughout the holid...
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Law enforcement dispatch reports from Monday.   Bowie County  Sheriff’s Office 5:56 a.m., burglary, 78 Roosevelt Road   Nash Police Department 2:11 p.m., disturbance, 1792...
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Submitted photos Texarkana, Ark., police are seeking information leading to the identification of the aggravated robbery suspect in these photos taken from surveillance video. The robbery occurred No...

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MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Making Magnolia Blossom has two exciting events scheduled for Dec. 6, including an Ugly Sweater 5K for the organization’s first fundraising event. Racers are encouraged to...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bowie County said goodbye to longtime purchasing agent Chris Goodsell on Tuesday during a reception at the courthouse. Goodsell will retire at the end of the month after 21 ye...
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A New Boston, Texas, man was arrested Tuesday after police responded to a shoplifting call in the 2400 block of Richmond Road. Kenneth Wilson, 31, was arrested on charges of theft with two or more pr...
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Texas A&M University-Texarkana will present Charles Dickens’ “Gabriel Grub, A Christmas Dinner Musical” at 6 p.m. Dec. 4-5 in the University Center Eagle Hall. Sponsored by the...
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Cullen Dale Young, 28, of Ashdown, Ark., recently graduated from Arkansas State Police Trooper School and has been assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop D, in Crittenden County. Young was among 2...
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Submitted photo Pictured, from left, are Mark Bledsoe, United Way president/CEO; Mike Mankins; Suzy Irwin, United Way campaign co-chairwoman; and Robert Irwin, campaign co-chairman. Mike Mankins and...
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IRVING, Texas—Retail gasoline prices across Texas have dropped again as motorists take to the road for the Thanksgiving holiday. AAA Texas on Tuesday reported the statewide average for unleaded...
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HOUSTON—Five children were killed after their South Texas mobile home caught on fire and its roof partially collapsed, making rescue attempts impossible, officials said Tuesday. Emergency perso...
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By two votes, Garland City, Ark., voters elected Tyeshekka Antwine as mayor Tuesday during the runoff election. Antwine won with 37 votes, and incumbent mayor Tarzan Banks collected 35 votes. Miller...
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PASADENA, Texas—A woman and her two adult children who died in a house fire lived among so much clutter that it prevented their escape, an investigator said Tuesday. The fire Monday morning app...
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DENTON, Texas Police in North Texas are trying to determine the source of a box of Halloween candy that contained hydrocodone pills after a 5-year-old boy nearly ate one. Officers were called to a De...
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DALLAS— A Dallas police officer has been fired for using excessive force in a videotaped incident in which a suspected panhandler was pinned to the ground. Dallas police on Monday announced the...
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LITTLE ROCK—Joe Thompson, who has served as Arkansas' most high-profile health official for nearly a decade and was a key advocate for the state's compromise Medicaid expansion, won't be reappoi...
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SEARCY, Ark.—The search for a missing Searcy boy was in its third day Tuesday with no meaningful clues about where the child might be. Malik Drummond, 2, has been missing since his father and s...
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AKRON, Ohio—A Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is requesting refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store says the reimbursements aren't feasible because it had to tempo...
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DEER, Ark.—A handful of computers no longer used at the U.S. Senate are going to five rural schools in Arkansas. The office of Sen. John Boozman takes part in the chamber’s Computers for...
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LITTLE ROCK—Little Rock police say a number of people have reported cars being stolen after they were started and left to warm up in cold weather. Police Lt. Scott Timmons told the Arkansas Dem...
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HOUSTON—A stray puppy with a plastic jug stuck on his head has been rescued and freed from his headpiece. A Houston-area family says they saw the dog around the property for weeks. The jug, whi...
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AUSTIN— Three men on the Texas Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list have been captured. DPS officials on Tuesday announced the arrests of Josue Reyna, Alfredo Rangel and Ng...
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 AUSTIN— A man trying to retrieve his keys that slipped through a grate has been rescued after falling about 40 feet into a concrete utility box in downtown Austin. Austin-Travis County EM...
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2014. There are 35 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 26, 1864, English mathematician and writer Charles Dodgson present...
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Teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria
BAUCHI, Nigeria—The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs. The first detonated her bomb, killing three women....
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Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads...
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NEW YORK—It’ll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn’t be the same without ... helium.   For 3...
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NEW YORK—The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film “The Wizard of Oz” and the piano from the movie “Casablanca” each sold for over $3 million at a New York City auc...
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WASHINGTON—Amid ongoing fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States, Americans got a grim reminder on Tuesday about the ongoing public health threat posed by another deadly virus: HIV. Seve...
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Instructors: Most sixth-graders are involved in music
Kristen Thompson and fellow band instructors at Atlanta Middle School have reached a milestone: 90 percent of sixth grade students are participating in music. Their program is fueling top state finis...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Neil Abeles</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Presiding over one of the strongest middle school band programs in 4-A are the four standing Atlanta Middle School band teachers. From left, they are David Thompson, student assistant Leslie Loanzon, Danny Hawkins, Kristen Thompson and Larry Breashears. The four are shown with just the sixth-grade clarinet players. Some 90 percent of AMS sixth-graders are in the band program.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Neil Abeles</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Atlanta Middle School band instructor Kristen Thompson plays along with her musicians as she directs the seventh- and eighth-grade symphonic band. The symphonic band is about 70 members of the most accomplished players.</span></p>

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Those students at halftime sitting on the bench at the Atlanta Rabbit foot game are watching the band. They are waiting, for they are the band helpers. “Very necessary,” says high school...
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The Cass County Genealogical Society is requesting information for their Pioneer Women’s Cookbook, Volume II. The first cookbook was printed many years ago and contained 75 area women, their fa...
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Food Drive Holiday gift boxes to supply a week’s worth of groceries per household are being filled starting today at Brookshire’s of Atlanta, Texas. Atlanta Lions Club members will pack a...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas authorities have reopened a portion of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail that was closed due to tornado damage. Central Arkansas Water on Tuesday announced the eastern...
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It wasn’t yet Thanksgiving, but the Bloomburg Baptist Church last Sunday already had Christmas presents stacked neatly on the front pew. It’s the season of Franklin Graham’s Samarit...
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Staff photo by Neil Abeles The newest store in downtown Atlanta, Texas, is Peacock’s Plume at the corner of East Hiram and William streets. On this Saturday, owners Michael and Candace Johnson...
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New Boston’s new school superintendent hits ground running in district
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The new superintendent for New Boston Independent School District is on a mission. Actually, make that many missions. Besides getting her sea legs in her new position, Rose Mary Neshyba is helping to...
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LITTLE ROCK—A new law requiring all high school students to take at least one digital course leaves the decision about what to offer up to school districts. The Arkansas Department of Education...
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James Bowie Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas held its November meeting recently at Walnut Church of Christ fellowship area. Members and guests were treated to a special program presented...
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U.S. intent on capping Iran’s uranium enrichment program
VIENNA—The United States and Iran say a new deadline in nuclear talks could allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran’s apparent reluctance to compromise may soon leave U.S. negotiato...
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KABUL, Afghanistan—President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan’s defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night r...
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New Zealand feud starts over fate of 1902 shipwreck
WELLINGTON, New Zealand—The S.S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing unusual cargo: the exhumed bodies of 499 Chinese miners, some in wooden coffins and others...

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<p class="p2">Diver Sandy Varin examines the underwater shipwreck of the S.S. Ventnor near Whangarei on Jan. 25.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Fish swim around the mast of the underwater shipwreck&nbsp; S.S. Ventnor on April 14 near Whangarei, off the northern New Zealand coast. The S.S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing the exhumed bodies of 499 Chinese miners. They had tried their luck in New Zealand&rsquo;s gold rush, and had paid in advance to ensure their bodies would go back to China, no matter what. The wreck was discovered in 2012, raising the possibility that someday, the remains might go home.</span></p>

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WASHINGTON—Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually ke...
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Acupuncture Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the c...
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Report: School lunches packed at home not wholesome enough
What could be more wholesome for elementary and middle-school students than a lunch packed at home? A lunch purchased from the school cafeteria. After observing 337 kids at a dozen schools in Houston...
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WASHINGTON—Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it will take tim...

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WASHINGTON—The Senate Democrats’ top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will p...
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BUFFALO, N.Y.—A wild nine-day stretch of weather that saw epic snow followed by springlike temperatures, high winds and flood fears came to a close Tuesday, and forecasters said the Buffalo area...
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STRASBOURG, France—Pope Francis sought Thursday to inspire an old and “haggard” Europe to find its vigor and greatness once again, urging European governments to welcome migrants, ca...
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WWII museum opening new pavilion in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS—A bombed-out bunker with a digital battle mapping table and animated fighter planes soaring overhead gives an immersive look at strategic air raids over Europe during World War II....

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<p class="p2">This artist&rsquo;s rendering provided by the The National World War II Museum shows the&nbsp; Battle of the Bulge and Into the German Homeland galleries at the new Campaigns of Courage Pavilion, a new 32,000-square-foot space opening to the public Dec. 13 at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The National WWII Museum&rsquo;s newest exhibit, &ldquo;Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries,&rdquo; covers the American story from North Africa through the end of the war in Europe.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">The National World War II Museum&rsquo;s new Campaigns of Courage Pavilion, a new 32,000-square-foot space, is opening to the public Dec. 13 at the museum in New Orleans.</span></p>

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PHILADELPHIA—A New Jersey couple is suing the Philadelphia Little League organization that’s the home of star pitcher Mo’ne Davis. Anand and Sujata Kumar are suing the Taney Youth B...
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NAIROBI, Kenya—Protesters carried coffins and red crosses to downtown Nairobi on Tuesday, a vivid memorial for the hundreds of Kenyans killed in recent terror attacks, as pressure builds on the...
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