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Families worry if prepaid contracts are still valid after state shuts business down
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A tough situation has developed for Shelia Hagerty of Little River County, Ark., and many other families who purchased prepaid contracts from Arkansas Funeral Care. “My confidence has been...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
The children of a Texarkana, Ark., woman claim their mother’s remains were mishandled by a Jacksonville, Ark., funeral home recently shut down by state officials. Chris Rowell and Justin Rowell...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
Suspect in Prissy Chrissy shootings also facing DWI, drug and weapons charges
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A Bowie County grand jury is expected to consider this week whether charges should be filed in connection with a fatal 2013 shooting at Prissy Chrissy Ranch. Bowie County District Attorney Jerry Roch...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
Two Texarkana, Texas, firefighters who were injured in 2014 are back on the job in the new year. Dakota Huddleston—a driver/engineer with Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department—was seriously i...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
Former director lauded for leaving agency in shape in rough economic times
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After serving in several positions at Domestic Violence Prevention Inc., Executive Director Connie Sloan is retiring. A reception was held Thursday at the DVP office to honor her. “She’s...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
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TOKYO—Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The video posted on mili...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
NEW YORK—Police say a suspicious package left behind a concrete barrier of a New York City bus station didn’t contain any explosives but did have some unexpected contents—1,000 indiv...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Southern Arkansas University has been approved by Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer Arkansas’ most comprehensive Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
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Kathleen Den Bleyker-Thomas will give a voice recital Tuesday starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Truman Arnold Student Center Great Room at Texarkana College. Bleyker-Thomas’s recital is titled Women...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
HOPE, Ark.—Hempstead Hall will host a two-hour leadership program for supervisors, managers and business owners beginning 10 a.m. Feb. 26 in the Spring Hill suite. Led by Greg Gilbert, owner of...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
LifeShare Blood Center has the following community blood drives in February: • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at McLeod High School, 19395 Farm to Market Road 125, McLeod, Texas. • 10 a.m. to 12:...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Friday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Department 6:38 p.m., auto theft, 90 Private Road 13261 6:50 p.m., vandalism, 486 Joe Tyl Road...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
SAN ANTONIO—A diaper-wearing monkey named Louie has been put into quarantine for 30 days after biting a San Antonio banker during an outing with his owner. Officials with Animal Care Services i...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
AUSTIN, Texas—Although he's just another private citizen now after 14 years as governor, Rick Perry is still being chauffeured around in a hulking black SUV that's a dead ringer for a state secu...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
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AUSTIN, Texas—The Texas gun debate has gone wild, wild west. A confrontation between gun owners and a state lawmaker who later was given a state security detail. Panic buttons installed in legi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
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SOCORRO, Texas—A replica of a world-famous Michelangelo sculpture that is inside St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City is now at La Purisima parish in Socorro. The replica of the Pieta—whi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
BASTROP, Texas—A Mexican businessman man imprisoned in Texas for laundering drug money in a horse racing scam says cartel leaders threatened to kill him if he refused to buy and sell the expensi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
Today is Sunday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2015. There are 333 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 1, 1865, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William T...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood • Firefighters with Redwater Fire Department use foam Saturday afternoon to suppress a fire on B.K. Pickering Road. The fire burned a shed and threatened a house....
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
CONROE, Texas—A convicted sex offender in Texas will be allowed to live alone in the community although he will remain under the supervision of the state's civil commitment program, a judge rule...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
BELTON, Texas—A Central Texas woman serving 30 years in prison for the starvation death of her baby must be resentenced after her murder conviction was overturned. The Killeen Daily Herald repo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
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QUITAQUE, Texas—A full-grown bull briefly looks up from his meal as you drive through his territory. The great creature briefly ponders the sight of you and your vehicle, then returns to the pa...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
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The road stretched before me dark and empty, a broad black ribbon begging to be shredded. I couldn't resist. Seven-hundred chattering demons kept calling to me—honest, officer. Less than an ho...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
Kia's entry into the full-size luxury sedan market here shouldn't comes as too big of a surprise to folks around the globe. Kia's been building giant sedans for years—they just haven't been ship...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
With new, more powerful turbo engines, the 2015.5 Volvo S60 is a distinctive, European premium sedan that’s nimble, quick and has a surprisingly comfortable driver seat for 6-footers. The new S...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
Even with fuel prices at rock-bottom levels right now, consumers know cheap gas can’t last, and they’re clamoring for more-fuel-efficient small crossovers. Automakers are accommodating th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
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ROSWELL, Ga.—The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
SYDNEY—Australia’s main national newspaper was facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation’s most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight. The Australian...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
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WASHINGTON—After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for hig...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
Hatfields, McCoys join forces to make, market moonshine
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GILBERT, W.Va.—After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state’...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—African leaders agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday, as the international community...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
KIEV, Ukraine—Pro-Russia separatists claimed Saturday that they trapped thousands of Ukrainian government troops in the course of fierce fighting in Ukraine’s troubled east. “We hav...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Alabama authorities say a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 20 because the driver lost control while he was pulling one of his teeth. The Alabama Highway Patrol says the tr...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
NEW YORK—Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags. The government says more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles need a second fix for air ba...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, February 1st, 2015     comments
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