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A fire late Tuesday claimed the life of a Liberty-Eylau woman. At about 10:10 p.m., emergency response personnel were called to a residence at 8371 Buchanan Loop Road. When they arrived, they found a...

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<p class="p2">Small fires still smolder Wednesday afternoon at the site of Tuesday night&rsquo;s fatal fire. Darla Ann Myers died in her home. The cause of fire is still under investigation. Liberty-Eylau Volunteer Fire Department, Wake Village VFD, C-5 VFD, and Miller County VFD battled the mobile home fire at 8371 Buchanan Loop Road through the night.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Liberty-Eylau Volunteer Fire Department firefighters battle a fatal house fire late Tuesday night at 8371 Buchanan Loop Road. Darla Ann Myers died in the fire; a man was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries. The fire started a little after 10 p.m. The mobile home was engulfed when first responders arrived.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 31st, 2014     comments
Jury returns verdict in less than 30 minutes
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The triggerman in a fatal, drug-related shooting received two life sentences from a Miller County jury Thursday afternoon. Serandon Ramon Starling, 26, was found guilty of murder and of committing a...
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A one-vehicle accident Wednesday sent a driver to a local hospital with unspecified injuries. Texarkana, Ark., police responded to a crash call around 9:45 p.m. at state Highway 549 and East Ninth St...
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TISD trustees must soon decide on putting measure in November election
Texarkana Independent School District trustees will have to give the go-ahead by mid-August for a bond issue election to construct two new schools if they want the measure to appear on November electi...
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Group will also work on improving conditions at the current facility
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Texarkana Animal Care and Adoption Center now has an advisory committee that is looking at building a new and larger animal shelter—only this one will have a no-kill policy. During a press conf...
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Courthouse security was to be focus of commissioners gathering
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—An emergency Bowie County Commissioners Court meeting was a no-go Wednesday, as it failed to gather a quorum. County Judge Sterling Lacy and Precinct 4 Commissioner Mike Carte...
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LifeNet responders and Wake Village firefighters prepare a woman for transport to a local hospital. She was injured after a collision between her black Scion and a Dodge truck in front of Westwood Apa...
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First responders and law enforcement personnel will be honored during a National Night Out event to be held Aug. 7 in Doddridge, Ark. Wanda Peek, vice president of Doddridge Community Development Cou...
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Liberty-Eylau program inspires students to create, learn
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Cody James’ eyes light up when he talks about creating his car of the future.   “The motor is made out of clay, and there are wings on the side with solar panels, and it’s als...
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‘He left a tremendous mark on the community’, colleague says
Genius, awesome and great were just some of the adjectives used in tribute to Texarkana, Texas, resident Billy R. Upson for his contribution in the area of literacy and adult education in the communit...
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JAY, Okla.—A plea hearing has been scheduled for next month for a Tulsa man charged with manslaughter in connection with the deaths of two University of Arkansas students in a boating collision...
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LITTLE ROCK—Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson said he will pay $1,750 to Pulaski County for improperly claimed homestead tax credits from 2008, even though the statute of limitatio...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Tuesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 3:29 a.m., juvenile complaint, 110 Parkway Drive 12:34 p.m., fire, 201 W. Interstate 30, New Boston 1:57...
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Fundraiser will be held in May 2015 at Spring Lake Park
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A wine festival that will benefit the Texarkana Alzheimer’s Alliance is being planned for spring 2015. “We have done a huge amount of work on it for the last several months and hope it wi...
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Mount Pisgah Baptist Church will host a men’s empowerment weekend beginning Saturday. The theme for the two-day event, sponsored by the church’s men’s ministry, is “Becoming a...

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Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 31st, 2014     comments
MONTICELLO, Ark.—A Texas-based company announced Wednesday it is building a $90 million facility in south Arkansas to manufacture wood pellets that can be used as an alternative fuel source. The...
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HOUSTON—A Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world will offer the same memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones. Celestis Inc. on Wednesday announced that roc...
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WINONA, Texas—The new mayor of a small East Texas town struggling with financial issues has quit. Winona (wih-NOH’-nuh) Mayor DeDe Stroud was elected in May.  Stroud did not list re...
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 Thomas Beason with Neeley’s Towing stands a truck upright after a single vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon on St. Michael Drive. No injuries were reported.   Staff photo by ...
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ABILENE, Texas—Four teenagers face felony criminal mischief charges after a BB guns vandalism spree in West Texas damaged dozens of vehicles. Abilene police report more than 100 victims have c...
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WASHINGTON—Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president’s new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said...
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SAN DIEGO—Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U....
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WASHINGTON—Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Depar...
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MINNEAPOLIS—Publisher HarperCollins says it will remove a passage from best-seller “American Sniper” that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit again...
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Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 31, 1964, the American space probe Ranger 7 reached the moon, tran...
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HOUSTON—A state historical panel on Wednesday delayed action on a proposal that would have given the Houston Astrodome extra protection from the wrecking ball, a move intended to give local offi...
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NEW YORK—Jacquie Whitt’s trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was...
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LINCOLN, Neb.—Lincoln may be famous for Husker football, but Nebraska’s capital city also welcomes visitors with free attractions for history buffs and families on a budget. Here are five...
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Which country would you visit to tour Tegucigalpa, the capital?                                  ...
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Three people killed, deputies wounded
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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—An angry husband sprayed his father-in-law’s house with bullets from two 30-round magazines, killing two people, after his wife ran to the home during an argument Wednes...
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DONETSK, Ukraine—Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer hea...
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesd...
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana. The women lay...
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WASHINGTON—A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constituti...
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