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Official review of Arkansas ballot proposals finds signature issues

Published Sep. 26 2018

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas court officials appointed to review legal challenges to ballot proposals found that a proposed constitutional amendment on term...

Assault charge against Astros pitcher Roberto Osuna dropped

Published Sep. 26 2018

TORONTO—Canadian prosecutors dropped a domestic assault charge on Tuesday against Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who agreed to stay away...

Rural Texas town council approves Muslim cemetery plan

Published Sep. 26 2018

DALLAS—Leaders of a rural Texas town have approved design plans for a Muslim cemetery three years after the project was...

American expands inflight food options

Published Sep. 26 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas—American Airlines is expanding its inflight food options with the addition of a light and healthy Mediterranean menu.

Device identifies mosquitoes that can carry diseases

Published Sep. 26 2018

AUSTIN—Standing just three matchboxes tall, a new device out of the University of Texas is expected to make surveillance of...

Judge sentences Bandidos biker gang's second-in-command to two life terms

Published Sep. 26 2018

SAN ANTONIO—A federal judge sentenced a former leader of the notorious Bandidos biker gang to two consecutive life terms and...

Owner of Texas 3D gun firm resigns

Published Sep. 26 2018

AUSTIN—An activist who garnered national attention for running a Texas company that sells blueprints for making untraceable 3D-printed guns has...

Lawyer: Firing of officer who killed her neighbor is premature

Published Sep. 26 2018

DALLAS—The firing of a white Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor inside...

Judge nixes anti-panhandling city ordinance

Published Sep. 26 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—A federal judge in northwestern Arkansas has overturned an anti-panhandling ordinance in Rogers.

Former Houston businessman indicted over lawmakers' trip

Published Sep. 26 2018

HOUSTON—An ex-Houston businessman has been indicted on U.S. charges of concealing that a 2013 trip by some members of Congress...

Bowie County to maintain current property tax rate

Published Sep. 25 2018

Using the same property tax rate as this year, Bowie County commissioners will fund next fiscal year's 2018-2019 budget.

Fouke fields candidates for city office in November

Published Sep. 25 2018

The Citizens for a Better Community provided a political venue Monday at the Stanley Davis Community Center in Fouke with...

Texas' Jones practices after leukemia care

Published Sep. 25 2018

Texas junior guard Andrew Jones is a limited participant in practice as he continues to regain strength following his diagnosis...

Dallas officer who fatally shot neighbor fired

Published Sep. 25 2018

A white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was fired Monday, the same...

Texas prisons often deny dentures to inmates who don't have teeth

Published Sep. 25 2018

Inmates without teeth in Texas are routinely denied dentures because state prison policy says chewing isn't a medical necessity because...

Three deaths found in investigation of impaired pathologist

Published Sep. 25 2018

A Veterans Affairs hospital official said Monday investigators have discovered 11 significant errors including three deaths in more than 30,000...

Report: Arkansas sees a continued decline in college enrollment

Published Sep. 25 2018

College enrollment in Arkansas has continued to decline in the 2018-19 school year, according to data recently released by Arkansas...

Boy, 5, accidentally shoots self to death

Published Sep. 25 2018

Police say a 5-year-old Arkansas boy was playing with a gun that he found when it accidentally fired, killing him.

School closed after social media threat

Published Sep. 25 2018

A Texas school district is closed after a threat was made against the district on social media.

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor freed on bond

Published Sep. 25 2018

The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is free on bond after...

Report finds dozens of Texas gas leak explosions since 2006

Published Sep. 24 2018

DALLAS—More than two dozen homes in north and central Texas have blown up since 2006 along a network of pipelines...

Shooting kills 5-year-old child in Little Rock

Published Sep. 24 2018

LITTLE ROCK—Authorities in Little Rock are investigating the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old boy.

Schools turn to technology to monitor usage of e-cigs

Published Sep. 24 2018

FORT SMITH, Ark.—Fort Smith schools expanded anti-tobacco policy to include vaping and e-cigarettes "a number of years ago."