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Seven accused of conspiracy to get millions from government
Bowie County Precinct 7 Justice of the Peace Patrick James is among seven defendants listed in a federal indictment alleging conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government of millions in a scheme involvi...

Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014     comments
State, local officials say they’re prepared in case of outbreak
Preparation to handle the Ebola virus at the state and local levels began long before the first case in the United States was diagnosed Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Health officials be...
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VA holds town hall meeting on needs of service men, women
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More than 92 local veterans and their family members crowded into and town hall meeting room Wednesday to deliver their input on how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs could better deliver servic...
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Boy faces capital murder charges over shooting of father, brother
LINDEN, Texas—A 13-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday on two warrants for capital murder in the deaths of his father and brother in rural Cass County, Texas. The suspect was arraigned before a Co...
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Dogs track fugitive to barn
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The search ended for prisoner Jeremy Pifer, 35, about 9 a.m. Wednesday with his capture in a barn about four miles north of Fouke, Ark., near Miller County Road 43. “It ended the best way possi...
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Former store manager was accused of helping stage crime
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A Miller County jury found a former grocery store manager not guilty Wednesday of helping to stage a robbery in December 2012. Jarriod Marshall, 31, was accused of taking steps to make it easy for tw...
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Leslie Rutledge, Republican candidate for Arkansas attorney general, said the last month before the general election has become “silly season.” Rutledge campaigned Wednesday in Texarkana...
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Longtime Texarkana College employee Mike Dumdei has been promoted to vice president of Information Technology at the college. TC President James Henry Russell said Dumdei has worked for TC for more t...
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After an hour of discussion Wednesday, Bi-State Justice Building’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee agreed to do what it has done for the last year—stick with the center’s curren...
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HOUSTON—The highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, ending a nearly decade-long crimi...
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A Foreman, Ark., man was arrested for growing marijuana near a funeral home and close to the center of town. James C. Green, 50, was recently arrested on four marijuana-related charges. The charges i...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis  A man is loaded into an ambulance by LifeNet and Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department EMTs after the motorcycle he was riding Wednesday was hit at the intersection of Gre...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014     comments
Texarkana, Texas police responded to a strong arm robbery call at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, officers were told by the victim that he was walking on West 38th Street near Pine Street when he...
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Texas A&M University-Texarkana will host a poetry-writing workshop and a poetry reading presented by an award-winning poet as part of its new thematic program and lecture series focusing on enviro...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014     comments
Law enforcement dispatch records from Tuesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:02 a.m., disturbance, 514 Fannin St., Maud 1:29 a.m., shots fired, 6978 Farm to Market Road 1398, Hooks...
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LUBBOCK, Texas— A group of Texas Tech University students on Wednesday protested what they say is a "rape culture" on campus with demonstrations that involved laying bed sheets spray-painted wit...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Texas Tech freshman Regan Elder helps drape a bed sheet with the message "No means No" over the university's seal Wednesday on the Lubbock campus. Students put up the bed sheets at three locations to protest what they say is a "rape culture" on campus. The women's actions came a day after university officials sent an email to students and faculty that called activities at a recent off-campus fraternity party &ldquo;reprehensible.&rdquo; A picture of a banner at the Sept. 20 Phi Delta Theta fraternity gathering, briefly posted online, read, &ldquo;No means yes,&rdquo; followed by a graphic sexual remark. &nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Texas Tech freshman Regan Elder helps drape a bed sheet with the message "No means No" over the university's seal Wednesday on the Lubbock campus. Students put up the bed sheets at three locations to protest what they say is a "rape culture" on campus. The women's actions came a day after university officials sent an email to students and faculty that called activities at a recent off-campus fraternity party &ldquo;reprehensible.&rdquo; A picture of a banner at the Sept. 20 Phi Delta Theta fraternity gathering, briefly posted online, read, &ldquo;No means yes,&rdquo; followed by a graphic sexual remark. &nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014     comments
Texarkana College will dedicate its renovated tennis center Friday morning in honor of a longtime supporter. The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Cindy Cook Sandefur Tennis Center begins at...
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McLeod, Texas, High School Class of 2015 will host a turkey shoot fundraiser on Oct. 25 to raise money for their senior prom. The shoot begins at 11 a.m. and ends when the last shooter leaves the tar...
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Dr. Sondra Bedwell of Texarkana, Ark., was recently reappointed to the Arkansas Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Commission by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe. The appointment expires July 1, 2016.
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014     comments
Hope Police Department will accept donations for the annual Santa Cop Program. “The donations will used to help the needy in Hope for the holidays,” said Amber Collums, HPD adminstrative...
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— A Texas man charged with killing his 77-year-old grandmother and dismembering her body with a chain saw has pleaded guilty to murder. A judge sentenced David Christy to 2...
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HOUSTON—A Houston woman is being accused of choking her 6-year-old son after she caught him drinking chocolate milk without permission. Ruth Vasquez Rodriguez-Martinez remained jailed Tuesday a...
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DALLAS—The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged We...
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The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case, according to f...
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WASHINGTON—U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler...
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DALLAS—Some nervous Dallas parents picked up their children early from school Wednesday after learning that five students attended class after possibly being exposed to the first Ebola patient d...
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AUSTIN—A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnappin...
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Breast-cancer survivors and their family members put paint to canvas to inspire hope and bring attention to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Paintings were unveiled Wednesday evening at the Ar...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s2"><span>&nbsp;</span></span><span class="s3">Amber Lawrence, executive director of Susan G. Komen Texarkana, makes the opening remarks during Wednesday&rsquo;s unveiling of this year&rsquo;s Race For The Cure outdoor art exhibit.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;</span><span class="s4">This year&rsquo;s Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure outdoor art exhibit was unveiled Wednesday. The panels were primarily painted by local survivors.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014     comments
JONESBORO, Ark.— Arkansas' winter wheat farmers have set a state average yield record for the second straight year. Figures released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service show that st...
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LITTLE ROCK—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has dropped its plans to gradually buy land to nearly double the size of a wildlife refuge in southeast Arkansas, citing a lack of funds and local...
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Each time Texas A&M scores a touchdown at their next home game against Ole Miss, fans can expect to hear the sound of a cannon firing. A tradition for years, the ca...
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Fifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone. "Scared? Let's not use the word scared," she said. But she ha...
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 2, 1944, German troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, du...
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the...
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EDINBURGH, Scotland—Scotland has made headlines lately with voters rejecting independence and choosing instead to remain part of the United Kingdom. Visitors will naturally be curious about the...
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Hospital complex opens to visitors
NEW YORK—The crumbling old sick ward opens off a long hallway, separate from the rest of the Ellis Island hospital complex. Plaster peels from the walls. Broken porcelain light fixtures hang hap...

Picture: <p class="p1">This photo shows the morgue of the Ellis Island hospital complex in New York during a media tour Sept. 25.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="p5"><span class="s1">Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A cage covers the front end of the psychiatric ward of the Ellis Island hospital complex on Sept. 25 in New York. The complex, which opened to the public Wednesday, stopped operating in 1954. In its day, the complex was the largest U.S. Public Health Service institution. Sick and pregnant immigrants were treated and cured before they were allowed to enter the country&mdash;or were sent back to their native land. The facility included wards for contagious diseases, mental health and obstetrics.</span></p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s2">Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Images that are part of the exhibit &ldquo;Unframed&mdash;Ellis Island&rdquo; by artist JR are incorporated into a dilapidated window Sept. 25 inside the contagious diseases ward of the Ellis Island hospital comple in New York.</p>
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Where would you travel to visit The Lone Star State?                               (Answer: Texas. The origin...
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EL PASO, Texas—An El Paso hospital worker who exposed more than 850 infants to tuberculosis was allowed to return to work despite showing symptoms of the disease and coughing up blood at a hospi...
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Saying it hopes to poach customers from mainstream banks, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is rolling out a mobile checking account with a linked debit card _ a program that it promised would remain low-cost by e...
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LOS ANGELES—Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crime...
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CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants. State police say Gregory Rodriguez, of Ossining, is c...
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IRVING, Texas—Brandon Carr stared away from a small group of reporters, looking a little emotional and unsure how or whether to answer a question he probably knew was coming. Breast cancer awar...
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WASHINGTON—The beleaguered director of the Secret Service resigned Wednesday after President Barack Obama lost confidence in her ability to lead the troubled agency amid a string of high-profile...
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NEW YORK—John Mellencamp feels he has some impressive co-writers for his latest songs, like playwright Tennessee Williams and folk legend Pete Seeger. That they're both dead doesn't really matt...
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Morgan Harrington’s parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for their daughter’s killing in 2009, they started a nonprofit foundation ai...
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WASHINGTON—It’s October and in some places, voters are already voting. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds those likely to cast a ballot are focused more on the economy than other i...
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NEW YORK—A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds. Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, and helped send prices soaring. As...
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NEW YORK—Students bearing umbrellas as a sign of solidarity gathered at rallies in several U.S. cities on Wednesday to show support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Altogether, hundre...
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DENVER—Colorado students and teachers are protesting a school board’s attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested. For years, high school t...
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WASHINGTON—In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from &ldquo...
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OTAKI, Japan—One body recovered near the volcano’s peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large ref...
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DONETSK, Ukraine—Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained...
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Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago W...
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Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but no...
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