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Luebbert says community support of airport would help regional economy
Regional growth can take off with the community support of the Texarkana Regional Airport, said Texarkana Regional Airport Director Stephen Luebbert during the Miller County Quorum Court meeting Monda...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015     comments
The Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors is considering hiring a firm to help it select a new city manager. Mayor Ruth Penney-Bell said at Monday’s regular meeting she believes a professional fi...
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<p class="p2">The suspected driver of the white Chevy Silverado involved in an alleged shooting on the corner of East 14th&nbsp; and Laurel streets is led into a police car by a Texarkana, Ark., police officer Monday evening at the Shell Gas Station on State Line Avenue. Police received a 911 call reporting suspects were firing a semi-automatic rifle into the air. Police arrested four suspects, and no injuries were reported as of presstime.</p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</span></p>
<p class="p2">A suspect involved in an alleged shooting on the corner of East 14th&nbsp; and Laurel streets is led into a police car by a Texarkana, Ark., police officer Monday evening at the Shell Gas Station on State Line Avenue. Police received a 911 call reporting suspects were firing a semi-automatic rifle into the air. Police arrested four suspects, and no injuries were reported as of presstime.</p>Picture:<p class="p1">Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</p>
<p class="p1">A police officer investigates an alleged shooting on the corner of East 14th&nbsp; and Laurel streets Monday evening at the Shell Gas Station on State Line Avenue. Police received a 911 call reporting suspects were firing a semi-automatic rifle into the air. Police arrested four suspects, and no injuries were reported as of presstime.</p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</span></p>
<p class="p2">A suspect involved in an alleged shooting on the corner of East 14th&nbsp; and Laurel streets is led into a police car by a Texarkana, Ark., police officer Monday evening at the Shell Gas Station on State Line Avenue. Police received a 911 call reporting suspects were firing a semi-automatic rifle into the air. Police arrested four suspects, and no injuries were reported as of presstime.</p>

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Man accused of hiding in garage and shooting his former girlfriend
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A Texarkana, Ark., man accused of shooting his former girlfriend has been found competent to proceed through the legal process. Last month, Circuit Judge Carlton Jones granted a motion for a mental e...
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DALLAS—Records show that about 160 officers in Dallas, one of the country’s largest police departments, remain on the job despite being punished for a variety of offenses, some serious suc...
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Woman eats three steak dinners in 20 minutes in Texas restaurant
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AMARILLO, Texas—A competitive eater has conquered three 72-ounce steak dinners in about 20 minutes during a food challenge held at a restaurant in Amarillo, Texas. Dozens of people gathered out...
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Dreveon Rayfield, left, dribbles around D.J. Johnson while playing a game of pickup basketball with friends Monday afternoon on Hazel Street.  Staff photo by  Jerry Habraken
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Some are feeling targeted by U.S. safety measures
MISSION VIEJO, Calif.—Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism....
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BRENHAM, Texas—Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested pos...
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BATON ROUGE, La.—Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s focus on states important in the presidential campaign is drawing lots of criticism at home and doing little apparent good for his 2016 pros...
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<p class="p2"><span class="s4">Airman Stephen Glindez, left, Sr. Airman Glenn Brandl, bottom, and Airman Sean Simpson refresh the paint on a military airplane on display Monday at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. &nbsp;</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Nellie Doneva/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s5">Dyess Air Force Base airmen paint an old airplane on display Monday at the base Air Park in Abilene, Texas.</span></p>

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LITTLE ROCK—Officials at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport say a taxiway rehabilitation project is closer to completion after a redesign. Another version of the rehabilitation plan...
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 Because of a reporting error, the closing date for the Texarkana College Art Department annual Student Art Exhibit was stated incorrectly in Sunday’s Gazette. The exhibit started Monday an...
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AUSTIN—Texas lawmakers are closer to shutting down the anti-public corruption unit that was at the center of former Gov. Rick Perry’s indictment last year. The Republican-controlled Texas...
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DALLAS—Dallas police say a 2-month-old boy has died after being attacked by his family’s pet pit bull at their home. Police say the baby was attacked Sunday while in a bouncing seat. Poli...
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AUSTIN—University of Texas System regents have formally appointed Greg Fenves as the new president for the flagship campus in Austin. Fenves, the school’s provost and second in command si...
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KILLEEN, Texas —A 27-year-old man is charged with manslaughter after authorities say his 3-year-old daughter was fatally shot over the weekend. The Killeen Police Department says Ashton Blake S...
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —The Washington County quorum court in Arkansas is set to investigate claims that the Harvey Dowell Bridge in Fayetteville, as well as other bridges, were improperly built. G...
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The Randy Sams’ Outreach Shelter is gearing up for its fundraiser Cigars, ‘Tinis, and Tunes at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hopkins Icehouse. Tickets to the event are $50 each and proceeds benefit t...
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Two Bowie County women have been arrested on possession of marijuana charges as the result of an investigation by the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office. Just after 10 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Chris Alli...

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Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015     comments
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken Cheryl Woodruff shops for flowers Monday afternoon at Twitty Nursery. 
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An alleged fight between an Ashdown and a Nashville athlete near the end of the Collin Raye-Leopard Relays April 16 in De Queen, Ark., is under investigation by the De Queen Police. Near the end of t...
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The TexAmericas Center recently hired a Panama City, Fla., consulting firm to help it improve aid to local companies seeking to engage in international trade in the Texarkana region. TexAmericas hire...
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Fouke School District Paulette Smith Middle School All A Honor Roll for the Third Nine Weeks SIXTH GRADE: Hannah Andrews, Reagan Bohn, Delaney Brown, Evan Clark, Garrison Coker, Irelyn Coker, Dylan C...
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Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 2:23 a.m., disturbance, 301 Church St., Maud 5:23 a.m., auto theft, 240 Shirley Lane, Texarkana 12:14 p.m., burglary, 15 Sarah Lane, Hooks 7:35 p.m., theft, 22...
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The Fouke School District Trap Team was recently awarded a grant valued at $5,962.50 from the Four States Friends of the NRA. The grant will cover 75 cases of shotgun shells. Those pictured are, front...
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The pets of the week are Marsha, a female, buckskin and white, Pit bull-mix who’s 5 months old in cage D24 and Sabre, a male, grey and white, domestic short hair cat who’s between 2 and 3...

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Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015     comments
PORT ARTHUR, Texas—The Port Arthur City Council is set to vote at its next meeting on a proposal to designate the city as film-friendly in hopes of getting a filmmaker to take on the costly job...
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PERLA, Ark.—The Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Office says authorities have captured a murder suspect who escaped from county jail. Authorities said Monday that 24-year-old Cornell Huell was...
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Associated Press Children hang hand-washed scarves to dry on a clothesline last Thursday during the annual Western Heritage Day at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. 
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SPOKANE, Wash.—Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20....
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A union is seeking an injunction to force Wal-Mart to rehire 2,200 workers laid off when the retailer suddenly closed five stores last week for what it said were needed plumbing repairs. Among the sh...
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HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—Police say two buffaloes that escaped captivity and roamed a central Arkansas city last week remain unaccounted for. Hot Springs Cpl. Sonia Luzader said Monday that police cal...
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ST. PAUL, Minn.—Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join th...
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NEW YORK—The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times...
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FICTION “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr DRAMA “Between Riverside and Crazy” by Stephen Adly Guirgis HISTORY “Encounters at the Heart of the World: A H...
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Associated Press  Howard Robinson, 66, of Silver Spring, Md., reads a book under flowering magnolia trees Monday at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington. “Over the years, I’ve i...
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NEW YORK—So many promising music careers are tripped up by the challenge of following a successful debut that its perils are an industry cliche. Now the Alabama Shakes face this unavoidable rit...
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ROYAL OAK, Mich.—The Detroit Zoo is planning to turn abundant piles of animal manure into energy. The zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak says Monday that construction on the anaerobic biodi...
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Today is Tuesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2015. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1975, with Communist forces closing in, South Vietnamese Pres...
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In the runup to next week’s launch of the new Apple Watch—priced from $350 to $17,000—I’ve been thinking a lot about hype. I’m not talking about the empty kind of hype t...
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NEW YORK—No doubt you’ve run across your share of PDF documents in your work and personal life. Adobe’s Portable Document Format has become a common way to publish newsletters, instr...
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n buying the new Apple Watch, don’t expect to walk into a store and leave with one next week. Apple, which began accepting advance orders for the watch last week, had previously said it would b...
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MILAN—Shaken by the feared drowning of as many as 900 people in the latest Mediterranean tragedy, European leaders struggled Monday for an adequate response in the face of unremitting migrant fl...
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Hundreds of migrants are feared to have died at sea after a vessel capsized off the coast of Libya early Sunday morning. Here’s what you need to know about why migrants are crossing the Mediterr...
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TORONTO—The founder of the Cirque Du Soleil said Monday he is giving up the majority stake in his circus troupe that has wowed audiences worldwide for 30 years and propelled him from street perf...
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BOSTON—Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013. He didn’t have much time to celebrate. A few hours after Desisa broke the tape on Boylston Street on Patriots’ Day, two...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Caroline Rotich of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the women&rsquo;s division of the Boston Marathon on Monday in Boston.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the men&rsquo;s division of the Boston Marathon on Monday in Boston.&nbsp;</span></p>

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Monday At Boston Top 100 Overall (f-female) 1. Lelisa Desisa, Ethiopia, 2:09:17 2. Yemane Adhane Tsegay, Ethiopia, 2:09:48 3. Wilson Chebet, Kenya, 2:10:22 4. Bernard Kipyego, Kenya, 2:10:47 5....
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ALBANY, N.Y.—Two scientists whose work on modern research technologies is expected to speed the pace of medical discoveries will receive one of the richest prizes in medicine and science next mo...
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OKLAHOMA CITY—The Tulsa County volunteer deputy who shot and killed a suspect after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun was using an unauthorized weapon when he fired the fatal shot, lawyers fo...
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No explanation offered as to how Baltimore man was hurt after arrest
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BALTIMORE—Baltimore’s top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a “community on edge” Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while u...
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DETROIT—A Detroit-area police officer who hauled a man out of his car and repeatedly punched him in the head was charged Monday with assault stemming from the January traffic stop, which wasn&rs...
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LUENEBURG, Germany—Hedy Bohm had just turned 16 when the Nazis packed her and her parents onto a cattle car in May 1944 and sent them from Hungary to the Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland....
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