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• Law enforcement faces ‘complete system failure’ without a $9M upgrade, officials say
Texarkana, Texas, City Council will consider purchasing a $9 million public safety communication system, to include computer-aided dispatch and records management systems, Monday night. Monday will s...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
An 18-year-old Hot Springs, Ark., woman was killed after exiting a moving vehicle about 12:30 p.m. Friday on state Highway 27 in Hempstead County, according to an Arkansas State Police report. Tiffan...
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DAKAR, Senegal—More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak c...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Don Russell from Shreveport, La., inspects his 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Saturday afternoon during the second annual Show-N-Out Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show at Li...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bowie County commissioners will consider accepting the appointment of Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Stephen Young as temporary justice of the peace for Precinct 7 during Mond...
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Silver Star Smokehouse and Saloon will bring tender steaks and barbecue to Texarkana starting in January. The restaurant will be where Smokin’ Hot BBQ and Smokey Joe’s Barbecue were on We...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of seven editions containing full-size reproductions of critical front pages that were at newsstands during this horrific chapter in Texarkana history. Gazette...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
Data crunchers hope to help
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WASHINGTON—For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help. The popularity of social media site...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
New downtown brew pub to host one of pair of animal-welfare fundraisers
Pecan Point Brewery is not officially open yet, but on Monday night, they will host one of two events planned this week to benefit local animal care organizations. Hops for Homeless Pets begins at 6...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
ARKANSAS Mineral Springs School District board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday. Agenda items include: Act 1120 requirements. TEXAS Cass County Commissioners Court will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the J...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Shoppers peruse what’s available at the city of Texarkana, Texas’ semiannual community yard sale Saturday morning at Spring Lake Park.
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
DALLAS—The use of forfeiture funds to recover and repair a temporarily lost Porsche owned by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office is raising questions about how this money is used...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
ORANGE, Texas—A baby sitter who pleaded guilty to child endangerment after a 5-year-old boy fatally shot himself with her gun has been sentenced to 22 months in jail for violating probation. Th...
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The second annual Waiting for a Cure for ALS to Grow walk and fundraiser takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Keith Field in Stamps, Ark. The entry fee is $10, and T-shirts are $15. T-shirt...
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LA JOYA , Texas—The mother of a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student who took a loaded gun in his backpack to a South Texas elementary school has been charged by authorities. The Hidalgo County...
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AMARILLO, Texas—Officials say a pastor at a Texas Panhandle church has resigned after being arrested on a prostitution charge. The Potter County Sheriff’s Office says Cameron Tate Reeves...
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FORT SMITH, Ark.—The thick rope nooses no longer swing from the gallows near downtown Fort Smith, yet they still play a role in area history. Officials with the Fort Smith National Historic Sit...
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Runners seldom have any obstacles or problems to contend with during a race. But the nearly 100 runners Saturday evening had to deal with several people in zombie costumes during their 3.1-mile race...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
AUSTIN—Texas’ cancer-fighting agency announced it will start investing a larger part of its $300 million yearly budget toward finding cures for rare and hard-to-treat cancers that are ofte...
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NEW YORK—Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start. The...
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BASTROP, Texas—Some say it’s the hardest thing they have ever had to hear, but for Shelley Crenshaw, three-time breast cancer survivor and Bastrop resident, it was a blessing. “You...
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PINE BLUFF, Ark.—In the rock-star world of Arkansas politics, it’s Clintonmania vs. Huckapalooza. The state’s biggest figures on the national political stage were back home this las...
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CANTON, Ga.—As the race for Georgia’s open Senate seat narrows, Republican David Perdue is working to rally his base of supporters and getting some megawatt help from conservative hero, Te...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
Window dressing offers look into luxury store’s soul
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DALLAS—Whether it’s lipstick-red shoe soles or the latest Chanel bag, Ignaz Gorischek knows you want what you can’t have. As vice president of store development for Neiman Marcus, he...
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TULALIP, Wash.—A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school. First-yea...
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HONOLULU—A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving offic...
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MARYSVILLE, Wash.—Hospital officials on Saturday identified two girls who were critically injured when a freshman football player opened fire at a Washington high school. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit...
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.—More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shoo...
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LONDON—Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined America...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
Today is Sunday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2014. There are 66 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 26, 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf ended in a major Alli...
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WASHINGTON—In a Congress packed with millionaires and near-millionaires, six lawmakers stand out on the other end of the spectrum—they didn’t report a single asset on their financial...
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WASHINGTON—While the wealth of Congress surged $150 million last year and at least a third of federal lawmakers are millionaires, there’s a sizable group of have-nots in Congress too. One...
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full protective suits and hoods. The American video journalist is home now after recovering fr...
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NEWARK, N.J.—The health care worker who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handl...
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TEXAS CLASS 6A Abilene 24, Midland Lee 17 Aldine 33, Aldine Nimitz 15 Alief Hastings 25, Fort Bend Clements 24 Allen 63, Lewisville Flower Mound 17 Amarillo 42, Lubbock Monterey 13 Amarillo Tas...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
Driving the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like letting loose of heavy burdens. The smartly styled, 13-foot-long two-seater is so efficient in design, there’s not a lot of room to carry extr...
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Chevrolet’s redesigned Impala full-size sedan continues to wow consumers a year after its introduction as a 2014, and it returns for 2015 with a couple of new features, including automatic stop-...
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HandsOn Texarkana, The New Volunteer Center, offers volunteer opportunities in the community and refers prospective volunteers to appropriate agencies and volunteer groups. Potential volunteers should...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
Gina Socha gets her yard decorating ideas wherever she can find them. Area garden shops, other people’s gardens or any magazine “I can get my hands on.” “You can find inspirat...

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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> Rustic furniture decorated with gourds and fall decorations in Gina Socha&rsquo;s fall cottage garden in the Woodland neighborhood of Duluth, Minn.</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> A miniature cottage and plants are one of the highlights of Gina Socha's fall cottage garden.</span></p>
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Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
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The world looks fabulous wrapped in the colors of fall. And at the base of this beautiful bouquet of radiant color is brown. Earthy, warm, soothing and satisfying, the color brown encourages us to slo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
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Q: Ed, I’m planning to replace my old kitchen faucet and since the new faucet should be there for years to come I want to keep up with current trends. With that said, I want to buy one of those...
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Mastin Kipp wants you to be happy. But there’s a catch—you have to be willing to do the work. “Most of us know deep down what we want in life, but very few of us actually have the c...
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ORLANDO, Fla.—Teresa Apgar once envisioned her senior years as a time of globe-trotting travel and a busy social life. Instead, she’s chauffeuring an 8-year-old to tae-kwon-do, learning ab...
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NEW YORK—Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms. The Mattel, Inc.-owned company announced Friday that the First Steps collection...
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October is Fire Prevention Month, so as a public service designed to reduce the number of calls for electrical fires, “Your Place” offers the following tips from Leviton, manufacturer of e...
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Cozying up in a favorite sweater is one of the distinct pleasures of autumn. This fall, designers and retailers are stitching up sweater motifs on an array of home décor. So while you’re...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Two sweater vases by Lauren Weege. Cozying up in a favorite sweater is one of the distinct pleasures of autumn. This fall, designers and retailers are stitching up sweater motifs on an array of home decor, too</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">AllModern.com</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Hollywood, Fla., art studio Oliver Gal takes the holiday sweater image to a whimsical throw pillow for OneBellaCasa.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Wayfair.com</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Deny Designs Betsy Olmsted Acid Knit rug is printed with a vibrant and unexpected knitted motif.</span></p>

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“When Mystical Creatures Attack!” by Kathleen Founds; University of Iowa Press (206 pages, $16)   The opening of Kathleen Founds’ “When Mystical Creatures Attack!”...
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Amazon and Simon & Schuster have come to terms in negotiations over book sales going forward, according to a report at Publishers Weekly. This arrangement is similar to the negotiations that publi...
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“How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say—And What It Really Means” by John Lanchester; Norton (288 pages, $26.95)   “There’s a huge gap between the people wh...
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HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) 2. “Burn” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown) 3. “Deadline” by John Sandford...
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University students get scholarships to compete in ‘varsity eSports’
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CHICAGO—The bleeding edge of college sports can be found in a dark room on the third floor of Robert Morris University’s downtown campus, where 35 highly skilled competitors practice for f...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, October 26th, 2014     comments
BALTIMORE—William Walters made a fortune in rye whiskey, railroads and banking in the 19th century, and along the way he also developed a passion for collecting art and antiquities. His son Henr...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">A volume of work by Shakespeare published in 1623.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">A Faberge egg</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Curator Jo Briggs looks at a wall of paintings at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore that&rsquo;s part of a new installation called &ldquo;From Rye to Raphael.&rdquo; The show, opening today, tells the story of William Walters and his son Henry, who amassed a collection of everything from antiquities to fine art. The Walters&rsquo;&nbsp; fortune came from rye whiskey, railroads and banking.</span></p>

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PHILADELPHIA—Joe Amento, a lifelong resident of Ambler, Pa., was 53 when he died of a rare cancer with one main cause: exposure to asbestos. He was fine at Christmas 2002. In January, a pain in...
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HONG KONG—Hong Kong democracy protest leaders were organizing for an electronic vote Sunday to gauge protesters’ opinions about the government’s recent olive branch. But some support...
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MURSITPINAR, Turkey—Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists a...
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HACKENSACK N.J.—While New Jersey's little brown bat population, ravaged by a fungal disease, continues to slip toward likely extinction, another species, the big brown bat, appears to be benefit...
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Ice Age human settlements found in the Andes
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Archaeologists say they’ve found the highest-known remains of Ice Age human settlements in the southern Peruvian Andes, dated to more than 12,000 years old. The two sites, described in the jour...
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MIDDLETOWN, Calif.—Geothermal power was once king of California's renewable energy. So many companies were clamoring to transform steam into electricity that they sucked the world's largest geys...
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Remember when green coffee bean extract was the next big thing in weight loss, a remedy with positive clinical findings touted as a breakthrough by Dr. Mehmet Oz and aggressively hawked online? Well...
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Scientists say comet passes the smell test
It turns out that the comet the Rosetta mission has been chasing for the last decade is a stinker. Literally. Researchers from the University of Bern in Switzerland say that if you could take a whiff...
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TEHRAN, Iran—Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries...
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HONOLULU—Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe. A group backed by comp...
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MARIUPOL, Ukraine—Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian sepa...
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CAIRO—Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi vowed Saturday to punish those responsible for attacks that killed 31 soldiers in the restive Sinai peninsula. Friday’s assault, which targe...
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MEXICO CITY—As Mexico’s national human rights ombudsman, Raul Plascencia Villanueva oversees a sizable corps of investigators who look into the atrocities and massacres that commonly put t...
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From job to job to job, a life lived—and lost
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ELIZABETH, N.J.—Fumes poured from the Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman reclined in the driver&rsquo...
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BERLIN—The number of Islamic extremists in Germany is growing rapidly, the head of the country’s domestic intelligence agency said Saturday. The agency estimates that some 6,300 people in...
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JERUSALEM—A top Israeli minister says there is a "crisis" in in the country's relations with the United States that must be fixed. Finance Minister Yair Lapid's comments Saturday came a day aft...
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WASHINGTON—For months, the White House has insisted that President Barack Obama would do all he could to help his party in the midterm election. Now that he’s started, some Democrats wonde...
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