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Lori Dunn (Reporter)

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E-mail: ldunn@texarkanagazette.com
Lori Dunn has been a reporter at the Texarkana Gazette since 1996, which seems impossible, because there is no way she can be that old. As a child, Lori loved to interview people for a made-up talk show and write stories for a made-up magazine. Journalism became a reality for her in the 1990's when she signed up for journalism classes at Texarkana College. During her time at the Gazette, she has covered the police beat and breaking news, has been coordinator of Active Age Magazine since 2007 and is also a general assignment reporter. Lori is a native of De Queen, Ark. She has a bachelor's degree in English from East Texas State University-Texarkana. She loves to read and retreat to the woods on weekends with her animals.

Work ongoing for road crews

Published Jan. 17 2018

State and city crews expect to continue their efforts to make icy roads safer through today, spokesmen said Tuesday.

Mother, daughter share both sides of addiction, recovery

Published Jan. 15 2018

When she got hooked on hydrocodone, pain pills were cheap and easy to get from a doctor. With good insurance,...

Police: Abuse of pain pills not as bad here

Published Jan. 14 2018

Police in Texarkana have seen an increase in illegal opioid use over the last few years but say it's nothing...

Doctors: Athlete's progress a 'miracle'

Published Jan. 13 2018

Almost three months after a brain bleed left her son Scott in a coma, Emilia Akins finally heard the teenager's...

Texas-side man arrested on several drug charges

Published Jan. 10 2018

Texarkana, Texas, man has been arrested on numerous drug charges after members of the Texas-Side Police Department Special Investigations...

Police still searching for man who went missing last summer

Published Jan. 10 2018

A Texarkana, Texas, man remains missing six months after disappearing while helping a friend move.

Arctic cold front hits area today

Published Dec. 30 2017

It's going to get colder outside.

It looks like it may not be a white Christmas after all

Published Dec. 23 2017

After a day of heavy rain Friday, the forecast is showing the Texarkana area will remain dry through Christmas weekend.

Variety of programs bringing new life to center

Published Dec. 20 2017

The rooms of the spacious John W. Measel Center are empty now but will hopefully be full of learning and...

Two arrested after vehicle and foot chase

Published Dec. 19 2017

Two suspects have been arrested after a pursuit with police.

Tidings of Joy: Parade ushers in Christmas season

Published Dec. 5 2017

Considering the temperature was in the 70's Monday night, Santa Claus might have been more comfortable in shorts and a...

Teacher accused of taking boy's photos in mall restroom

Published Nov. 28 2017

A teacher at Trinity Christian School has been arrested on a charge of invasive visual recording.

School teacher charged with invasive visual recording

Published Nov. 28 2017

A teacher at Trinity Christian School has been arrested on a charge of invasive visual recording.

Open door policy

Published Nov. 24 2017

As she ate her Thanksgiving lunch Thursday at the Randy Sams' Outreach Shelter, Tinia Ford shed a few tears and...

Focus on safety: Local pastors talk about security in their churches

Published Nov. 19 2017

Recent events have shown no place is sacred when it comes to gun violence. Not even a Sunday morning church...

Pedestrian hit by car Wednesday night on New Boston Road dies

Published Nov. 16 2017

A man hit by a car on New Boston Road Wednesday night died at a local hospital.

Local dance students to perform in Macy's Parade

Published Nov. 13 2017

Six students from Beyond Fierce Cheer and Dance Studio in New Boston will perform in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day...

Man accidentally shoots self at Texarkana College

Published Nov. 10 2017

A Texarkana College student accidentally shot himself in the knee Friday, while sitting in a vehicle on campus.

Carmeli's wife thanks police, public for search

Published Nov. 8 2017

Family and friends of Anthony Carmeli are starting a scholarship in his name for a graduate of Arkansas High School.

A&P panel told it missed deadline to appeal ruling on tax-benefit agreement

Published Nov. 2 2017

Members of the Texarkana, Ark., Advertising and Promotion Commission met Wednesday to discuss the possibility of a appealing a judge's...