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NEW BOSTON, Texas—The state rested its case Wednesday in the second day of trial of a teen accused of sexually abusing a young girl in Bowie County. James David Haynes Jr., 17, is facing a seco...
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79-year-old woman, great-granddaughter were beaten in home
A Howard County, Ark., jury sentenced Adrian Wooten, 39, of Mineral Springs, Ark., to 100 years in prison for the rape and beating of a 79-year-old woman and her 14-year-old great-granddaughter. The...
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A burglary suspect learned a lesson Wednesday morning trying to break into the Academy Sports+Outdoors store. “The burglar didn’t get in the store, but the suspect tried awfully hard,&rdq...
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No one was injured; blaze under investigation
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Fire consumed a Texarkana, Texas, home Wednesday afternoon, but the mother and son who lived at the residence were able to escape the house without injury. Firefighters were dispatched at 3:32 p.m. W...
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Principals from four Liberty-Eylau campuses detailed plans to improve academics and attendance to the school board Tuesday night during the trustees’ regular meeting. The School of Success, C.K...
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Buck crashes florist shop, flees on hoof
An eight-point buck created chaos within minutes in a flower shop after crashing through a display window at Pleasant Grove Florist about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. The deer apparently became startled, cra...

Picture: <p class="p1">Judy Vaughan, owner/designer at Pleasant Grove Florist, cleans the front door of the business after a deer jumped through a window on Wednesday afternoon. The deer's face appeared to have been cut when it jumped through the window and left blood throughout the shop.</p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s1">Staff photo by&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s1">Curt Youngblood</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Curt Youngblood</span></p>
<p class="p2">Karen Hale mops up Wednesday afternoon after a deer jumped through a window of Pleasant Grove Florist. The deer's face appeared to have been cut when it jumped through the window and left blood throughout the shop.</p>

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Ashdown High School drama students will bring “A Charlie Brown Christmas” to life on the stage Dec. 7-9 in the high school auditorium. The Dec. 7 matinee performance for the community beg...
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Those who are traveling down Summerhill Road and are in the mood for a treat from Sonic are about to be in luck. In the next day or two, Texarkana’s newest Sonic will be serving up the many dri...
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The Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt at Millwood Lake will continue through Nov. 22. The deer hunt is hosted by the Millwood Lake Focus Committee, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Army Corps of Eng...
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Law enforcement dispatch reports from Tuesday.   Bowie County  Sheriff’s Office 2:38 a.m., disturbance, 3920 U.S. Highway 82, New Boston 1:55 p.m., vehicle accident, 199 Interstat...
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LITTLE ROCK—State officials are ordering an immediate review of a Danville juvenile detention center that used a device that handcuffs disruptive children and immobilizes their legs. Human Serv...
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Sullivan Performing Arts Center and John Thomas Theatre at Texas High School host the Texas High School Band Jazz Concert at 7 p.m. tonight. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. T...
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AUSTIN, Texas—Illegal crossings along the Rio Grande have slowed dramatically since an overwhelming surge of immigrants had state and federal agents scrambling to secure the border earlier this...
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NEW YORK—A company that promised customers free credit scores has agreed to pay $22 million to settle charges that it billed customers for monthly credit monitoring that they did not sign up for...
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HOUSTON—Texas' highest criminal court denied an appeal Wednesday from a woman who was sentenced to death for the killing of her developmentally disabled babysitter four years ago. Kimberly Carg...
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Associated Press Product coach Justin Burton and service coach Kaitlyn Cox of Texas Roadhouse judge sirloin steaks during the company’s National Meat Cutting Challenge on Tuesday in Wichita Fal...
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LUBBOCK, Texas—A judge on Wednesday declared a mistrial in the case of a Texas plastic surgeon accused in a murder-for-hire plot to kill a pathologist who was dating his ex-girlfriend. State Di...
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FORT SMITH, Ark. — The judge in the double murder trial of a man charged with killing two men in Fort Smith with a machete says the case could soon go to the jury. Sebastian County Circuit Cour...
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MESQUITE, Texas—Authorities say a 24-year-old man has been killed by an Amtrak train near Dallas. An Amtrak spokesman says the Texas Eagle train was heading east from San Antonio to Chicago on...
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— Experts are caring for about 140 turtles stunned in a cold snap that left the reptiles stranded on South Texas beaches. The National Park Service at Padre Island National...
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DALLAS—A Dallas nurse who survived Ebola has a new engagement ring to replace the one destroyed when her apartment was decontaminated during her treatment. Amber Vinson and fiance Derrick Markr...
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Project to show Native American link to Route 66
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Greasy diners, big-finned Cadillacs, mom-and-pop souvenir shops, dusty trading posts and the promise of the West were undoubtedly part of the recipe that made historic Route 66...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s4">The Rio Puerco Bridge, one of the many decommissioned fixtures along historic Route 66, as the road runs through Laguna Pueblo land west of Albuquerque, N.M.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s4">A two-lane stretch of historic Route 66 runs along Interstate 40 on Wednesday near Laguna Pueblo&rsquo;s Route 66 Casino Hotel west of Albuquerque, N.M.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;</span><span class="s4">A car travels down historic Route 66 on Wednesday toward Albuquerque, N.M. American Indian tribes have teamed up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to highlight the histories and cultures of the more than two dozen tribes along the famous byway.</span></p>

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Some of the teens who were involved in two mass escapes from a detention facility in Nashville, Tennessee, may be transferred to Texas. Tennessee Department of Children's Servi...
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BRENHAM, Texas—A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an indictment or arrest in the slaying of a Central Texas college student. Brenham Washington County Crime Stoppers o...
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AUSTIN—Austin police have arrested a man and woman after more than two dozen people who used synthetic marijuana had to receive medical treatment. Police have charged the man with delivery of a...
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FORT WORTH — A Texas man intending to undergo a weight-loss operation is seeking $10 million in damages for what he says were a series of medical blunders that led to the amputation of both his...
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HALTOM CITY, Texas—A North Texas police officer trying to warm his personal car on a freezing morning has helped catch a theft suspect. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Haltom City Detectiv...
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POINT COMFORT, Texas—A contract worker has died in an industrial accident at a manufacturing plant in South Texas. The Victoria Advocate  reports the accident happened Tuesday afternoon at...
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—An inmate serving life in prison over a 2003 gunfight that left three Corpus Christi police officers wounded has been found dead in his cell. Texas Department of Criminal...
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CHICAGO—Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Do...
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DETROIT—A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries. Car companies and the driving public are caught in...
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GENEVA—Scientists at the world's largest smasher said Wednesday they have discovered two new subatomic particles never seen before that could widen our understanding of the universe. An experim...
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NEW YORK—Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78. Philicia Ruffin and Jim...
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2014. There are 41 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of R...
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MONROEVILLE, Ala.—Alice Lee, the sister of the famous "To Kill a Mockingbird" author and an influential Alabama lawyer and church leader in her own right, died Monday at age 103. Lee practiced...
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WASHINGTON—In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration—in measures that cou...
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NEW YORK—NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming...
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By Erica Werner The Associated Press WASHINGTON—The acting director of the Secret Service warned lawmakers Wednesday of "potentially dire consequences" from lowered morale and operational secu...
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WILMINGTON, Del.—The history of Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington, stretches back to 1638, when a Swedish ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, landed with two dozen settlers. Today the area offers n...
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Small towns are inexpensive places for a fun, family, winter vacation
JAY, Maine—In the town of Jay, Maine, skiing Spruce Mountain is about as different from skiing at a big-name resort as you can get. The mountain—about a three-hour drive north of Boston&m...

Picture: <p class="p1">People wait in a lift ticket line in Mount Jefferson in Lee in northern Maine. Maine is home to a number of small, club- and family-run areas around the state where lift tickets can be had for $20 or less. Frugal skiers will also like the inexpensive extras available at some ski areas like 25-cent coffee and $1 grilled cheese sandwiches.</p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s1">Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">This modest lodge from Mount Jefferson in Lee in northern Maine is typical of a number of small ski areas throughout the state. Maine is home to a number of small, club- and family-run areas around the state where lift tickets can be had for $20 or less. Frugal skiers will also like the inexpensive extras available at some ski areas like 25-cent coffee and $1 grilled cheese sandwiches.</p>
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LOS ANGELES—A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot? Slam the brak...
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BUFFALO, N.Y.—Homeowners opened their front doors to find themselves sealed in by sheer walls of white. Shovelers turned walkways into head-high canyons. A woman gave birth in a firehouse after...
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KOUREMALE, Mali—On Mali's dusty border with Ebola-stricken Guinea, travelers have a new stop: Inside a white tent, masked medical workers zap incomers with infrared thermometer guns and instruct...
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KABUL, Afghanistan—Four Taliban militants who attacked a compound housing foreign workers in the Afghan capital were killed Wednesday night in a failed assault there, police said, the latest vio...
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SANTA BARBARA, Honduras—The dark-haired beauty was to have flown to London Wednesday to compete in the Miss World pageant—the high point of her reign as Miss Honduras. But the beauty queen...
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BAGHDAD—Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting the Islamic State group in areas of Iraq that the extremists had captured this past summer. T...
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MANSHIET EL-IKHWA, Egypt—Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even through a 13-year-old girl died after he per...
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