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Lori Dunn (Reporter)

Phone: (870) 330-7642
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.

Fundraiser planned for TAPD officer

Published May. 18 2019

Two local organizations are working together to benefit a Texarkana, Ark., Police Detective in need.

Suspect arrested; officials retrieve $86,000 worth of missing property

Published May. 18 2019

A suspect has been arrested in a large Bowie County stolen equipment case from 2018, and about $86,000 in property...

Crews work to contain hydrogen peroxide spill

Published May. 15 2019

Bowie County firefighters worked Tuesday to contain a hydrogen peroxide spill on Interstate 30 near Leary in Bowie County.

Miller County Quorum Court approves appropriating funds to AR-TX REDI

Published May. 14 2019

Miller County Justices of the Peace unanimously approved to appropriate $15,000 to the AR-TX REDI organization a brief presentation from...

Police: Video on social media misrepresents facts of arrest

Published May. 13 2019

A video of Texarkana, Texas, Police officers arresting George Cummings Jr., 28, of Prescott, Ark., was posted on social media...

Ashdown Jamboree house band to reunite for nursing home residents

Published May. 12 2019

Several regular performers from the old Ashdown Jamboree team up Monday to perform for some very special guests.

Returning rain brings new alert for flash flood through Saturday

Published May. 10 2019

Another flash flood watch has been issued for Texarkana and parts of Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas.

Storm floods roads, cuts power

Published May. 9 2019

A possible tornado struck Wednesday near Linden, Texas, in Cass County, causing downed trees, road closures and power outages. Flash...

California suspect arrested in the 1988 murder of Bowie County man

Published May. 3 2019

A California man has been arrested in a more than 30-year-old Bowie County murder case.

Sevier County inmate substance abuse program receiving positive feedback

Published Apr. 29 2019

An area sheriff is gaining statewide attention for a program that helps prisoners fight substance abuse—or as he calls it,...

Exotic animals rescued earlier this month are settling into new home

Published Apr. 28 2019

Wildlife rehabilitator Tammy Virgin drove from Southeast Oklahoma to Texarkana earlier this month with one stock trailer, several cages and...

More than 100 exotic animals taken from Miller County home

Published Apr. 19 2019

A Miller County woman has been charged with 16 counts of animal cruelty after hundreds of exotic animals, including snakes,...

Texarkana law enforcement's Drug Take Back Day is April 27

Published Apr. 15 2019

The public will have a chance to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on...

Meteorologist: All hazards 'on the table' for Saturday, including tornadoes

Published Apr. 12 2019

The threat of a tornado outbreak, including long-track tornadoes are possible for much of the area today.

Rain or shine: Williams Memorial plant sale on despite weather; other events canceled or postponed

Published Apr. 12 2019

Due to the threat of severe weather Saturday, the third annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Spring Lake Park has...

Court OKs budget change during meeting

Published Apr. 9 2019

The Miller County Quorum Court approved transferring a full-time position to the prosecuting attorney's budget from the Narcotics Task Force...

Regional organization that supports first responders plans auction in May

Published Apr. 7 2019

A Southwest Arkansas organization that helps families of fallen or injured first responders will hold a fundraiser and silent auction...

Puppy taken from home of alleged abusers, placed with new family

Published Apr. 6 2019

A neglected puppy removed from the home of McKenna Belcher-Cawley and Everette Cawley on the day they were arrested, has...

Police ask public to wear blue for child abuse awareness

Published Apr. 4 2019

In honor of a 3-year-old girl who died Tuesday night from severe internal and external injuries caused by alleged abuse,...

3-year-old dies of internal injuries; Parents arrested, may face more charges

Published Apr. 3 2019

Two Texarkana, Ark., residents have been arrested on charges of first degree domestic battery after a 3-year-old girl was airlifted...