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A $5,000 reward still stands for information leading to the whereabouts of a Miller County, Ark., man who went missing a little over three weeks ago, and his family asks that locals to keep an eye out...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Eric Jones&rsquo; truck is a white, four-door GMC Sierra long-bed pickup.</span></p>

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A 17-year-old from Hope, Ark., was arrested yesterday afternoon on a first-degree murder charge in an early morning shooting, according to Hope Police Department officials. Reports state Travon Davis...
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Three suspects accused of running a gaming house
Three women, two of whom are in their 70s, have been formally charged by prosecutors in Miller County, Ark., with keeping a gambling house. Helen Swint, 77; Martha George, 73; and Betty Swint, 51, we...

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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken  Cameron Conkleton gets a little help getting air while practicing dunks Wednesday afternoon on East 15th Street in Texarkana. 
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Get ready to save some cold cash in Arkansas this weekend thanks to the state’s annual Tax-Free Weekend. From 12:01 a.m. Saturday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, state and local sales tax will not b...
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W ASHINGTON—When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance. “No longer will older...
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Device has many worried Internet can listen in
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SAN FRANCISCO—Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya’s...
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ST. PAUL, Minn.—A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients Wednesday to seek care elsewhere and said...
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Associated Press  Noelle Anthony watches a butterfly in the palm of her hand after releasing it July 25 as part of the “Wish Upon a Butterfly” event at the Brazos Valley Museum of Na...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission says it will wait for police to conduct an investigation into the death of a circuit court judge’s 18-month-old son...
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Request made over video of reptiles at Texas farm that supplies skins for bag
PARIS—British singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to take her name off the crocodile-skin versions of the iconic Birkin handbag, after being contacted by animal rights group PETA over “cru...
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AUSTIN—Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that...
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Police say a Texas man accused of stealing $75 worth of electronics had his baby along but her stroller hit a building and she fell out as they fled. College Station poli...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis  Texas High football coach Todd Elliott works with Hannibal Wilson during a ladder drill Wednesday during the Tiger Football Camp. This is the 17th year for the camp fo...
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The Arkansas Highway Commission awarded a $333,095 bid to the Smackover, Ark., company C & F Constuction Co. for improvements to a Miller County roadway. About 1.6 miles of County Road 138 will b...
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Submitted photo A benefit concert for Sandra Cox featuring the Hooten Family will be at 7 p.m Friday at Central Assembly of God, 912 Grand St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be rece...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Tuesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 2:13 a.m., suspicious, 321 Lake Breeze Drive 9:34 a.m., assault, 106 N. Merrill St., N...
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HONDO, Texas— State officials have euthanized 34 deer at a Medina County breeding ranch, where a buck tested positive for chronic wasting disease last month. The deer were euthanized Tuesday at...
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Texarkana Animal League will have a pet adoption event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 117 Richmond Ranch Road, Texarkana, Texas. Muttley Crew German Shepherd Rescue will also have anima...
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AUSTIN—The Texas State Auditor’s Office says the General Land Office has made mistakes in handling nearly $6 million in contracts over the past few years, including vastly underestimating...
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LAREDO, Texas—Agents at the South Texas border have seized nearly $482,000 hidden in a vehicle attempting to enter Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say a 43-year-old man from...
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Dallas woman known as Ms. Boots celebrates another one
DALLAS—Ms. Boots wakes early and watches sunlight gather behind the bedroom blinds that overlook her tiny backyard. By 7 o’clock, when her caregiver arrives, she has clicked on the televi...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s2"><span>&nbsp;</span></span><span class="s3">Terrance Jackson, left, peers over as Bennie Mitchell shows off a birthday cake to his mother, Bernice Williams, as she celebrates her 103rd birthday Saturday in the Mill City neighborhood in Dallas.&nbsp; Mitchell is 75. He&rsquo;s all the family Williams has left. She was an only child.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">Bernice Williams, known as Ms. Boots, got her nickname when she was a baby. Her mother brought her along as she did housework for a rich family. She&rsquo;d leave her in an apple crate for the family&rsquo;s children to watch over. They started calling her Boots, and it stuck.&nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, July 30th, 2015     comments
Jefferson-Jackson dinner named after two former U.S. presidents linked to slavery
LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Democrats are weighing whether they should rename an annual fundraiser that’s named after two former U.S. presidents whom historians say had owned hundreds of slaves....
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LITTLE ROCK—Hundreds of Arkansas National Guard soldiers are being trained this week on when they should use firearms, which some will now carry at Guard installations across the state. The tra...
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DALLAS— Florida man could be sentenced to more than 500 years in prison for leading a $10 million timeshare scam in the U.S. and Canada. Fabian Fleifel of Winter Springs, Florida, was convicted...
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MUMBAI, India—As U.S.-backed forces closed in on southern Afghanistan in late 2001, the Taliban leader who lost an eye fighting the Soviet occupation decided not to stay and fight another invade...
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CINCINNATI—A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the...
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This is how you try to make a mass murderer seem like a human being. You show the jury his birth announcement: James Eagan Holmes, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, 20 inches. You play video of him as a laughing l...
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Three members of a University of Virginia fraternity have filed a defamation suit against Rolling Stone after the magazine published a widely read, and later discredited, article alleging a sexual ass...
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SMITHFIELD, Va. —William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88. White was a humble family man who rarely t...
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Today is Thursday, July 30, the 211th day of 2015. There are 154 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a measure creating Me...
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—The founder of a large transportation company based in Cedar Rapids has died. CRST International, once known as Cedar Rapids Steel Transport, says Herald "Smitty" Smith Jr. d...
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Arkansas Amazeum; beer, wine, ‘shine in North Carolina
It's a science museum. It's a children's museum. It's the Scott Family Amazeum. The 50,000-square-foot Amazeum opened in July in Bentonville, Arkansas, where Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art op...
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Harlem a celebration of history
NEW YORK—Decades of African-American history have made Harlem one of America’s most famous neighborhoods. It’s also an essential destination for visitors to New York, offering art, a...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A quiet streetscape in the St. Nicholas Historic District, also known as Striver&rsquo;s Row in the Harlem section of New York. The tree-lined two-block area of West 138th and 139th streets is known for its elegant brick and stone townhouses.</span></p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Merchandise is displayed for sale at the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market in the Harlem section of New York. The market is one of a number of attractions for visitors in Harlem including museums, restaurants, architecture and many sites connected to African-American history.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A building is shown that is part of City College in the Harlem section of New York. The college campus is known for its neo-gothic architecture. Harlem&rsquo;s African-American history, art, architecture and other attractions make it a compelling destination for tourists. &nbsp;</span></p>
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DETROIT—Groups involved in creating a new place for watching birds along the Detroit River said Wednesday that they hope it will help reconnect people with the waterway and inspire a new generat...
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Into which sea does the Balkan Peninsula extend?                           (Answer: The Mediterranean. It includes the co...
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WASHINGTON—When Republicans took full control of Congress this year, they were determined to show voters they could govern responsibly. Instead they've been tearing each other apart in extraordi...
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WASHINGTON—The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of town for its August recess, leaving unresolved an array of...
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MILWAUKEE—Flo knows explosives. She knows how to find buried IEDs, how to detect the smells of more than 50 types of chemicals, and how to alert her handler when she finds something designed by...
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—A 911 caller said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hun...
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CALAIS, France—The young Afghan has tried every single day for three months to get into the railway tunnel in Calais leading to England and what he hopes will be a better life. For him, like the...
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UNITED NATIONS—Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Ea...
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PORTLAND, Ore.—Environmental activists rappelled off Portland's tallest bridge early Wednesday in an effort to stop a Shell Oil Arctic icebreaker from leaving the city. Thirteen protesters dang...

Picture: Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Activists hang Wednesday from the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Ore., to protest the departure of Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica, which is in Portland for repairs. The icebreaker is a vital part of Shell's exploration and spill-response plan off Alaska's northwest coast. Greenpeace officials say the activists have enough water and food to last for days and can hoist themselves to allow other marine traffic to pass.</span></p>
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SALT LAKE CITY—The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormon country, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Sa...
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