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Keesha Rose embezzled more than $240,000
Lafayette County, Ark., treasurer and tax collector pleaded guilty to embezzlement Wednesday morning in Texarkana’s downtown federal building. Keesha Rose, 37, appeared with Texarkana lawyer Je...
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HOPE, Ark.—Police are investigating a homicide that was first reported as a structure fire. The fire was reported at 2 a.m. Tuesday. Hope police and firefighters responded to a structure fire i...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood  Brandon Jones with Big Event Party Rentals drives a stake to anchor an inflatable while installing it Wednesday for the Richmond Road Baptist Church trunk-or-trea...
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Community looking for ways to aid Maud family
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The Seals family was honored with a luncheon Wednesday in Texarkana.   Steven and Michelle Seals, parents of the Fab Five quintuplets in Maud, were invited to attend the gathering held at First...
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Girl was killed after leaving school bus
A 12-year-old was hit by a vehicle while exiting a school bus Monday in Pike County, Ark., and later died in the hospital, and the prosecutor in the case has requested additional reports from Arkansas...
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WASHINGTON—Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American...
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Dr. Larry J. Mathis will speak Saturday at the Greater Texarkana Branch of the NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet. The banquet will be at 7 p.m. at Texarkana Convention Center, 4610 Cow...
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The city of Texarkana, Texas, wants to remind residents to be mindful of children trick-or-treating this week and weekend. Children younger than 12 should not be out at night without adult supervision...
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Democratic candidate for Arkansas commissioner of state lands Mark Robertson campaigned Wednesday in Texarkana about educating the public on the use of land. Robertson wants to make the commissioner...
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HealthCARE Express of Texarkana will have several events at local clinics for the community to enjoy on Halloween. A Screaming Good Time will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at its clinic at...
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A comedic play, in three acts, will make its way to Texarkana in November courtesy of the Tiger Theatre Company. Performances will begin 7 p.m. Nov. 6, 8, 14 and 15 and 2 p.m. Nov. 9 and 16 in the Jo...
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Submitted photo  Dressed in brightly colored authentic dance costumes and performing dances from Mexico, Spain, Africa, America and Scotland, eight students from Texas Woman’s University e...
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Sassi Gyrlz will sponsor a Boots and Bling: I am a Survivor event to honor seven area cancer survivors. The event is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 4545 Cowhorn Creek. Ticke...
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Even though Veterans Day is still more than two weeks away, local military veterans and the medical staff that cares for them received an early tribute Wednesday in Texarkana. Texarkana Community Bas...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Retired Navy veteran </span><span class="s4">Earl Daniels talks about his time in the service and the care he has received from the Texarkana Community Based Outpatient Clinic, which celebrated its&nbsp; 20th anniversary celebration Wednesday.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s4">Retired Army veteran Michael Schaeffer and others attend a 20th anniversary celebration Wednesday for the Texarkana Community Based Outpatient Clinic.</span></p>

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Area Agency on Aging’s 2014 Pathways to Wellness workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Nov. 7 at University of Arkansas Community College at Hope. Registration is from 8:30 to 9 a.m...
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2014. There are 62 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth rou...
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LUSAKA, Zambia—Zambian President Michael Sata, once dubbed "Mr. King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Z...
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MONTPELIER, Vt.—Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of conte...
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ANTWERP, Belgium—One sells a cheeseburger whose patty is 100 percent cheese, another sells meatballs the size of baseballs and a third tempts palates with insects on a skewer. Belgium takes its...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Microbar food truck owner Bart Smit holds a container of Mealworms during a food truck festival in Antwerp, Belgium. It's no longer just bland hotdogs or hot peanuts; the new breed of food truck now promotes healthy and locally sourced ingredients. The Microbar offers insects as a sustainable and protein rich alternative.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">The Just Say Cheese food truck takes part in a festival in Antwerp, Belgium. The Just Say Cheese truck offers local cheeses and fresh bread, as well as a cheeseburger with a patty made entirely of cheese. The burger is coated in tempura batter and deep-fried, then served with spinach and onions.&nbsp;</span></p>

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NEW YORK—Baltimore on a budget? Easy as Edgar Allan Poe. His gravesite is one of a number of memorable places that can be visited around this historic city without spending a dime. Here are some...
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Park preserves tallgrass prairie
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STRONG CITY, Kan.—Stand here in a field of tall, windblown grass and wildflowers, and twirl around like a child. It’s like being inside a prairie snow globe: You’re surrounded by a s...
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NEW YORK—So you’ve landed in a foodie destination, a happening city brimming with top tier restaurants and chefs sporting scary-good culinary cred. You want to make the most of your time....
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What is Africa’s northernmost city?                                   (Answer: Bizerte, Tun...
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FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—Police on Wednesday were investigating a possible connection between a woman who was found dead in the street outside an apartment building and a man who was fatally struck by...
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DALLAS—Some mail addressed to a criminal court judge in Dallas went unopened for two years, according to Dallas County officials. Workers last week found about 700 unopened pieces of mail, some...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood  Doug Rudd, left, and Jason Sturgeon spread dirt Wednesday near Texas A&M University-Texarkana. They are filling in holes created by rain runoff.
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HOUSTON—Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgend...
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LITTLE ROCK— The race for Arkansas' governorship could cap a string of recent victories for the Republican Party, which already controls the state Legislature, with two longtime political figure...
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HOUSTON—Some Texas students' experiments were destroyed when an unmanned rocket headed to the International Space Station exploded after liftoff in Virginia. Investigators are trying to determi...
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HOUSTON—The owner of a Houston bus company who was charged after a 2008 crash that killed 17 passengers on their way to a religious retreat has avoided prison after a federal judge sentenced him...
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WILLS POINT, Texas—A man has been found dead after an explosion and fire in a travel trailer parked at a marina along an East Texas lake. The Van Zandt County Fire Marshal's Office says the bla...
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LUFKIN, Texas—A miniature train offering rides at an East Texas park has resumed rolling after nearly two months sidelined for installation of new tracks on the mile-long route. The Z&OO Ra...
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WASHINGTON—Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21...
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The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associ...
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WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market—a key condition for an eventual inte...
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CHINCOTEAGUE, Va.—Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of usin...
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CROWN POINT, Ind.—A judge recorded not guilty pleas Wednesday for a former Marine who is charged with murder in the strangulation deaths of two women found in northwestern Indiana and is suspect...
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WASHINGTON—Ben Bradlee, the longtime executive editor of The Washington Post during some of its proudest moments, was remembered as a "journalistic warrior" Wednesday during his funeral at Washi...
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SURUC, Turkey—Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to try to...
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BAGHDAD—Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its adv...
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LOS ANGELES—One pet owner made a promise when her toy poodle fell ill and its vision started to dim. If her dog lived, she would help it overcome any disabilities and give a paw up to other pooc...
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VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform an...
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KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka—A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed. In the cha...
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