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Pleasant Grove Independent School District held a community meeting Thursday to share details and gauge public opinion regarding a bond election in May to build a new elementary school. Though the pr...
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Rangers are still investigating incident in which man was killed holding a spoon
An internal investigation by Texarkana, Texas, police has concluded the deadly use of force by an officer involved in a shooting last month was consistent with department policy. According to a press...
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Texas side’s communications network in dire need of upgrade
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The need for Texarkana, Texas, safety communications network upgrade is at a critical level, and options for getting another system in place were discussed in detail Thursday during a meeting at Texar...
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A 21-year-old Texarkana, Texas, man was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest about 9 a.m. Thursday during a traffic stop near West 16th and Main streets. The vehicle passenger, 21-year-old Lance...
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Things get a little batty in county courthouse
Order in the court was disrupted by about 30 bats during a fly-by Thursday morning in Sevier County Courthouse in De Queen, Ark. Ninth Circuit Judge Tom Cooper was conducting circuit court Thursday m...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s1">Photo courtesy of De Queen, Ark., Police Administrative Assistant Beth Hughes</span></p>
<p class="p3"><span class="s3">&nbsp;A bat flies near an audio speaker Thursday morning, disrupting the 9th Judicial District Court proceedings in De Queen, Ark. An estimated 30 bats startled the people in the audience.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Photo courtesy of De Queen, Ark., police <br /> Administrative Assistant Beth Hughes</span></p>
<p class="p2">Sevier County, Ark., Sheriff&rsquo;s Department Chief Deputy Sheriff Kim Culp holds one of the bats captured Thursday in the courtroom in De Queen, Ark. About 30 bats started flying in the courtroom Thursday morning, causing the court proceedings to be moved to the third floor.</p>

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WASHINGTON—Dropping oil prices aren’t slowing a push from U.S. producers to ship their crude oil overseas and change a decades-long ban on exports. The cost incentive may not be obvious...
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. —Wal-Mart has announced it will cut about 50 positions at its company headquarters in Bentonville. KHOG-TV reports a company representative said Wednesday the layoffs will aff...
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U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is offering summer internships in his Washington, D.C., office and state offices in Little Rock, Jonesboro and Springdale. Internships will be offered in two sessions: May 26-Jun...
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Law enforcement dispatch reports from Wednesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 3:59 p.m., disturbance, 14 Dana Lane, Hooks 4:55 p.m., theft, 59 Marbut Lane, Hooks 6:44 p.m., burglary...
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Judge Carlton Jones was introduced as a “gentleman and a judge” Thursday night during a program honoring him as Texarkana, Ark., School District’s 2014-2015 Distinguished Alumnus. ...
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A Titus County, Texas, woman was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison Wednesday for cocaine trafficking. Maria Cano Ramos, 25, appeared in cuffs and shackles before U.S. District Judge...
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AUSTIN—A sweeping nonpartisan study released Thursday suggests Texas can be a model for improving juvenile justice systems nationwide, concluding that the state's dramatic shift away from sendin...
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Staff  photo by Jerry Habraken  Stacy James Mayo, left, and Claire Reynaud snap a selfie Thursday night during the TexRep 25th Anniversary Celebration at The Silvermoon on Broad. 
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KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government’s threatened s...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas is asking residents for help identifying endangered historic places that reflect the state’s heritage for the 2015 Most Endangere...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken  Texana Bank presents a check of $25,000 to the Caddo Area Council on Thursday morning to help fund Friends of Scouting and its programs. Pictured from left: James...
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• Redwater Dragon Bands will have a flapjack fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s, 5110 Summerhill Road. Tickets are $7 each and include all-you-can-eat pancakes, juice...
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LITTLE ROCK— Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's campaign promise to cut taxes for the middle class by $102 million moved a step closer to reality Thursday, with the House giving near-unanimous suppo...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken A member of the Liberty-Eylau Volunteer Fire Department works on containing a grass fire Thursday afternoon that was spreading close to homes off Farm-to-Market Road 251...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to keep the state's compromise Medicaid expansion for another year and create a task force to look at alternatives for the hundreds of thousands of...
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas—A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening. Robert Lad...
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FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas—The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep, and said he wanted to keep his lead...
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AUSTIN— Republican Gov. Greg Abbott began dismantling a flagship initiative of his predecessor Thursday, saying he will abolish Rick Perry's pet program that gave $200 million in taxpayer dollar...
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AUSTIN—A small group of vitriolic hecklers and overt suspicion from one lawmaker greeted hundreds of Muslims who rallied Thursday during their biennial Texas Capitol lobbying day—the first...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">A protester yells to a group gathered Thursday for a Texas Muslim Capitol Day rally in Austin.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Participants at a Texas Muslim Capitol Day rally Thursday look back a protesters heckling at the Texas Capitol in Austin. Hundreds of Muslims gathered for the rally as part of their biennial Texas Capitol lobbying day.&nbsp;</span></p>

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Dena Dubal and Jennifer Yokoyama have been plucking at the thread of fate. The researchers at UC San Francisco are fascinated with a longevity gene named for one of the Greek Fates, Klotho. “Sh...
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Sea turtle finds her way back to birth beach, but how?
It’s a sea turtle mystery that has stumped scientists for decades: How does the female sea turtle, which travels across thousands of miles of open ocean each year, still manage to navigate back...
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Rosetta’s journey with a comet has already revealed a dark world far more complex than scientists had realized. In a flurry of papers published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers prov...
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Teams hunt for invasive rock pythons in Everglades
MIAMI—For all the danger posed to Florida’s Everglades by invasive Burmese pythons, there’s one thing researchers don’t want to know: how they would interact with another pytho...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Jenny Ketterlin Eckles, left, and Edward Mercer, right, wildlife technicians with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, hold a northern African python in Miami. For the past five years, wildlife authorities from multiple agencies have raced to keep the northern African python, also known as the rock python, from spreading beyond a small colony in western Miami-Dade County.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Edward Mercer, a wildlife technician with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, holds a Burmese python.</span></p>

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The elusive Sierra Nevada red fox was recently spotted in Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly 100 years. The sighting of the red fox—one of 14 mammals protected by California&md...
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SEATTLE—For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four...
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Some doctors won’t see patients with anti-vaccine views
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LOS ANGELES—With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents w...
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WASHINGTON—The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it’s a problem that we don’t know what they&rsqu...
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WASHINGTON—Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cu...
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WASHINGTON—Credit card data isn’t quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says. Scientists showed they can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy by looking at just four purc...
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WASHINGTON—The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehi...
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DETROIT—Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from adding...
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WASHINGTON—Key U.S. senators said they want more oversight of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the federal government’s development finance agency that was the subject of an As...
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SIMPSONVILLE, S.C.—A woman and her family lured her estranged husband to their home by offering to let him see his children, then beat him in the head with a hammer and fatally shot him as he tr...
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fak...
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—Each year around this time, NASA honors fallen astronauts, including the 17 men and women killed in three separate wintertime accidents in the sky and on the earth. For Robert...
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SYDNEY—Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. McCullough died Thursday in a...
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ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine—Ukraine's military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically valuable...
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Associated Press Rescue workers comb through the rubble of a children’s hospital Thursday, after a gas truck exploded, in Cuajimalpa on the outskirts of Mexico City. The powerful explosion shat...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way f...
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AMMAN, Jordan—The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their loved ones' lives after a possible prisoner swap was...
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