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Houston company hired to supply 93 cranes for ‘state-of-the-art facility’
A Houston company has been awarded a $6.5 million contract to supply and install 93 cranes for use at Red River Army Depot, the Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday. The depot is in the final p...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, September 20th, 2014     comments
Officials say boost in sales tax enables them to ‘help our residents’ a little bit
Nash residents will see a 2.4 percent drop in their property taxes because of the high volume of alcohol sales in the city. “Our sales-tax figures don’t have anything to do with what the...
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AUSTIN—After hundreds of negative responses, Texas officials appear to be backing off a plan to allow alcohol to be sold at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions. Staff a...
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HOOKS, Texas—Westbound traffic on Intertsate 30 moved slowly Friday afternoon after the inside lane was closed for two hours because of a dump-truck accident. The wreck happened shortly after n...
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EDINBURGH, Scotland—Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence....
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EDINBURG, Texas—Democrat Wendy Davis came out swinging against Republican Greg Abbott over classroom funding and women in their first debate Friday night, but uncomfortably skirted whether she s...

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LITTLE ROCK—Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are sparring over their competing tax cut plans and negative ads blanketing Arkansas’ airways as...

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LOS ANGELES—A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whe...
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The life strategy of plants that dominate our forests today may be linked to a massive meteorite that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago, according to a new study. At the end of the Cretaceous p...
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Wadley Regional Medical Center has contracted with Hospital Physician Partners to staff its emergency rooms in Texarkana and Hope. The agreement to provide services at Wadley in Hope took effect Sept...
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Job-seekers are invited to attend a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Hempstead Hall at University of Arkansas Community College at Hope. The free event is hosted by the UA Hope Division of Ind...
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GRADUATIONS Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia recently announced its summer graduates. Area students include: ASHDOWN, Ark.—April Cobb, Master of Education HOPE, Ark.—Jessica Ad...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Thursday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 2:30 a.m., disturbance, 20 Geneva Road 6:11 a.m., suspicious, 6307 U.S. Highway 59 S. 7:24 a.m., auto th...
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FORT SMITH, Ark.—Officials with the U.S. Marshals Museum have announced a $5 million from an anonymous donor. Museum CEO and President Jim Dunn said in a news release that the donation is the l...
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Today is Saturday, September 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 20, 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his...
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CINCINNATI—Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74. His daughter DeeAnn Radcliff Harmon said Rad...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music's first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77. A news release from the Opry says Hamilton died W...
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Trevon and Aneissa Buchanan work on blocks for a giant, 54-piece Jenga set in front of their home on Friday afternoon. Trevon Buchanan is the youth minister at Westside Church of Christ and is buildin...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Saturday, September 20th, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman have announced that four Arkansas airports will share more than $1.3 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to support facility upgra...
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EL PASO, Texas—More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Fri...
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Food will help feed hungry families in state
LITTLE ROCK—Several rice producers in Arkansas have donated 128,500 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Rice Depot. The donation was made Friday morning at the Arkansas Rice Depot in Little Rock wit...
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Resolution awaits college regents’ decision
WACO, Texas—Baylor University’s student senate has approved a resolution that would allow students and others who have concealed handgun permits to carry their guns on the Waco campus. It...
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NEW YORK—With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed. Investors watched as the Chinese e-commer...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo.—One of the biggest games at Kauffman Stadium in decades wound up being a one-sided rout. Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer, everyone in the Detroit starting lineup had a hit by t...
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—A 63-year-old man charged with fatally shooting three neighbors and injuring a child at a South Texas trailer park last weekend killed himself in his jail cell, authorities...
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Professional and business services jobs have increased in the state by 8,700
AUSTIN—The Texas unemployment rate rose slightly last month, representing the first increase in the rate this year, state officials said Friday. The Texas Workforce Commission announced the sta...
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LITTLE ROCK—State officials say Arkansas’ unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 6.3 percent. It’s the first time the state’s jobless rate has increased in 2014. The Ark...
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Policewoman died in Central Texas flood
AUSTIN—Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff’s deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checki...

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas—After seven years of service as the Texas A&M University mascot, Reveille VIII will retire at the end of the spring semester. The university announced this week that...
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SCOTTSVILLE, Texas—Authorities say two people are dead and a section of Interstate 20 westbound in East Texas remains closed after a fire engulfed an 18-wheeler involved in a crash with a second...
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LITTLE ROCK—The chief of Arkansas’ prison system says he’s retiring from his post this fall after four years. Arkansas Department of Correction Director Ray Hobbs announced Friday t...
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LITTLE ROCK—A $98.4 million dollar bid has been accepted for the replacement of the Broadway Bridge that crosses the Arkansas River and connects downtown North Little Rock with downtown Little R...
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On Sunday, the F.L. Haynes District of the Church of God in Christ will kick off its scheduled conference at 4 p.m. at Holy Temple COGIC. The service is at 4 p.m. and features Superintendent Alford K...

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Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, September 20th, 2014     comments
The book of Acts will be the subject for the next round of seminary extension classes sponsored by Bowie Baptist Association. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, 820 Wake Ave...
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Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Linden, Texas, will host One Way Resonate Ministry gospel music workshop beginning Thursday at the church. The two-day workshop will be at 6:45 p.m. Thursday and Frid...
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A concert featuring the popular trio His Grace will be at 7 p.m. today at Echo Hills Baptist Church. Tenor Kevin Robinson, baritone Mark Collier and lead vocalist Joe Mack Bennett, who have sung toge...
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REVIVALS Antioch Baptist Church, Hope, Ark., will hold it’s annual revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. James Lambert of Hot Springs, Ark.   New...
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Fellowship Bible Church will have the music ministry of Adam’s Road in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. The nonprofit ministry was established in 2006 and is based in Winter Garden, Fla. Its members...
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OKLAHOMA CITY—The privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an Oklahoma County judge said Frid...
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Mount Orange Baptist Church will host a special service in honor of the Rev. Leslie H. and Shalonda Brembry’s ministry at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The event will celebrate Brembry’s nine years of...

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Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, September 20th, 2014     comments
Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with kno...
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FORT WORTH, Texas—At high noon in the Stockyards Station, just after the longhorn cattle drive down Exchange Avenue and just before the gunfight show, a congregation comes to worship. Pastor Ge...
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NEW YORK—Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to...
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BLOOMING GROVE, Pa.—He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers, as one outdoorsman put it. Concealing himself in a cave. Taking cover in thick brush. With tens...
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DENVER—A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this m...
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BELL, Fla.—It was hard enough for the adults in this tiny north Florida town to make sense of the mass killing that rocked their community Thursday. It was even harder explaining it to their ch...
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UNITED NATIONS—The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its allies, and U.S. Secreta...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Friday launched a new public awareness campaign at campuses across America to prevent sexual assaults. Called “It’s...
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WASHINGTON—Congress heads home this weekend leaving a slew of unfinished business waiting until after the November elections for a lame-duck session and doing little to improve this Congress&rsq...
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WASHINGTON—With control of the Senate up for grabs this fall, the Congressional Black Caucus is hitting the road to bolster Democrats facing tough races in the Deep South. Several CBC members o...
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their...
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PARIS—France is back at America’s side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush’s war against Saddam Hussein, France on Fri...
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PLACERVILLE, Calif.—A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren’t stopp...
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BEIJING—China’s best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country’s Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics....
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JOHANNESBURG—Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, according to Sierra Leone’s leader, who ushered in a controversial three-day curfew across the entire country Friday in a...
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WASHINGTON—The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelatio...
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BOSTON—The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U...
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NEW YORK—A familiar face—former cast member Darrell Hammond—is taking over for a familiar voice at “Saturday Night Live.” Hammond, who acted on the long-running comedy s...
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