Hundreds of animals seized from Texarkana home
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in southwest Arkansas have seized hundreds of animals, including snakes, lizards and rats, from a Texarkana home as part of an animal cruelty...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and convicted felon must serve 18 months in federal prison for having dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — Lawyers reached an undisclosed settlement Tuesday in a federal lawsuit in which the family of an Arkansas man alleged employees of a for-profit jail left the man to die in...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton's past in Hope, Arkansas, as well as his hometown's future prospects, were the main topics of his recent remarks.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — With the Texarkana Regional Airport now possessing a historic Cold War site, of which there are only seven still existing in the country, some recognition may be in...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A 26-year-old woman is being held on a capital murder charge after Arkansas authorities say her 3-year-old stepdaughter died from injuries suffered when the girl was...
NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — A jury in Northeast Texas has sentenced a 27-year-old man to 55 years in prison for inadvertently killing his wife when he began firing a pistol following a street...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Texarkana is one of several Arkansas cities considering creating designated areas where outdoor drinking will be allowed following the passage of a new state law that...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Rats have been blamed for chewing through some apparently delectable wiring and causing street light outages in an Arkansas city.
Blackout on I-30 blamed on rats gnawing through wires
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Gnawing rats are being blamed for a blackout on a section of Interstate 30 in an Arkansas city.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that the rats were likely following their...
Certified bomb squads located in 7 cities in Arkansas
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has seven certified bomb squads regionally located throughout the state with the ability to respond anywhere within the state or nation, an official said.
Ex-USD football player accused of rape gets plea deal
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A former University of South Dakota football player who was accused of raping a woman in her dorm room has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A bomb squad has been called to investigate a suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of a courthouse in Texarkana.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas commission is examining whether to extend navigation of the Red River into the southwestern part of the state.
Arkansas man gets 10 years in 2017 death, buried corpse
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Arkansas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for not reporting the 2017 drug-overdose death of his ex-brother-in-law and burying the body under a...
Texas, Arkansas could cooperate on Texarkana homeless counts
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — The mayors of Texarkana in Texas and Arkansas have pledged to cooperate on the annual homeless counts in their respective cities.
Man who killed Arkansas police officer dies in prison
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An inmate who was serving a life sentence for killing a police officer in 1977 has died in prison, corrections officials said.
Texas troopers on freight train help nab crossing violators
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — Some Texas troopers have been riding the rails to crack down on motorists who violate the law by driving around lowered barriers at railroad crossings.
The Texarkana Gazette reports Department of Public Safety troopers were part of Northeast Texas safety effort by Nebraska-based Union Pacific.
Arkansas man pleads guilty to attempted plane theft charge
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A 19-year-old Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to trying to steal a commercial plane so he could fly to Chicago to attend a rap concert.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that Zemarcuis Scott of Texarkana pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted theft of property and commercial burglary, and was sentenced to five years of probation.
Federal inmate in Texas charged in death of fellow prisoner
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A federal inmate in East Texas a year away from his release now is facing an additional 15 years in prison after authorities say he caused the death of another prisoner.
Court: Arkansas man who tried to steal jet can stand trial
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An 18-year-old Arkansas man who authorities say tried to steal a commercial jet and fly to a rap concert has been found competent to stand trial.
Arkansas trooper injured when patrol car slides off highway
WILTON, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas State Police trooper has been taken to a Little Rock hospital with injuries after his patrol car slid off a highway and struck a tree.
The Texarkana Gazette reports Cpl. Clayton McWilliams became trapped Thursday afternoon and had to be extricated from the car by emergency personnel.
The 32-year-old McWilliams first was taken to a hospital in Texarkana, Texas, and then transferred to Little Rock. The extent of his injuries was not clear late Thursday.
Body of missing Texas man found in southwest Arkansas bayou
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — The body of a missing Texarkana, Texas, man has been found in a submerged vehicle in a bayou in southwest Arkansas.
Arkansas State Police Capt. Brady Gore tells the Texarkana Gazette that the body of 33-year-old Reuben Madison was found Monday morning in the car in McKinney Bayou along U.S. Highway 82 in Miller County.
Texarkana’s first Habitat for Humanity home nearly complete
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — After about four months of construction work, the first Habitat for Humanity home in Texarkana, Arkansas, could likely be finished soon.
"We've had a couple weekend weather delays, so we are looking at having the home finished for a dedication in about mid-December," said Mary Wormington, Habitat for Humanity-Texarkana executive director.
US retail gasoline prices unchanged, Texas down a penny
COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas slipped a penny this week to settle at an average $2.60 per gallon.
AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump nationwide held steady at $2.84 per gallon.
The association survey found Midland has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average $3.04 per gallon. Drivers in Texarkana and San Antonio have the cheapest gasoline in Texas at an average $2.52 per gallon.
Arkansas man found unfit for trial on murder charge
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A state psychologist in Arkansas says a man charged with killing his girlfriend, is unfit to stand trial.
Court documents show the psychologist found 58-year-old Tony Taylor has an IQ of 57, doesn't understand the charges against him and is unable to assist his attorney.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A young Arkansas man accused of trying to steal a small commercial jet will undergo a mental evaluation.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that a Miller County judge on Tuesday approved a defense attorney's request for a mental evaluation for 18-year-old Zemarcuis Devon Scott.
Mistrial declared in Arkansas parking lot shooting case
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the second trial of an Arkansas man accused of fatally shooting another man over a parking space.
Police chief helps calm heated meeting in Arkansas
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas police chief had to help calm tensions when local officials began bickering at a meeting.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that an argument erupted Monday among Texarkana Mayor Ruth Penney-Bell, Ward 2 Director Laney Harris and Ward 1 Director Linda Teeters over attendance at a workshop about the city's latest finance audit.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A second trial began Monday for an Arkansas man accused of fatally shooting another man over a parking space.
Marvin Arrell Stanton was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison in 2016 in the shooting death of 22-year-old Jesse James Hamilton. But the Arkansas Supreme Court tossed the conviction last year and ordered a new trial, saying testimony about Stanton's prior aggressive conduct shouldn't have been admitted.
Police: Arkansas man tried to steal jet to go to concert
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Police say an Arkansas man accused of trying to steal a commercial jet told investigators he thought piloting the plane would involve little more than pushing buttons and pulling levers.
Investigators say 18-year-old Zemarcuis Devon Scott wanted to fly to an out-of-state concert when he hopped inside an American Eagle jet at Texarkana Regional Airport.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Arkansas man who's not a pilot has been charged with trying to steal an American Eagle jet from Texarkana Regional Airport to fly to an out-of-state rap concert.
Miller County jail records show 18-year-old Zemarcuis Devon Scott of Texarkana was being held Wednesday on commercial burglary and attempted theft of property charges.
Red River Army Depot to lay off 300 workers
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — The Red River Army Depot in northeast Texas plans to lay off more than 300 government or contractor employees beginning Aug. 31.
The depot responsible for military vehicle maintenance plans to release 98 term government employees and 207 contractor employees. Affected workers support major production, inspection and support areas. No permanent government employees are being released.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Some Texarkana residents have questioned a plan to rename a city park in Arkansas.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is reviewing a proposal to ban commercial turtle harvesting in the state.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that the Center for Biological Diversity has filed a petition asking the agency to stop commercial turtle trapping.
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — Railroad officials blame a mechanical problem for a towering fire on a locomotive traveling through Northeast Texas.
The Texarkana Gazette reports nobody was hurt in Thursday's accident aboard a Union Pacific Railroad train in Texarkana.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — It sits silent and empty, patiently awaiting transformation to its original look from nearly 100 years ago.
The sanctuary at St. Edward Catholic Church was stripped of pews and religious relics April 26 as parishioners helped move the items into storage so the final phase of the church's restoration could begin.
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in East Texas has declined to reduce the 18-year prison sentence imposed on a woman for sending ricin-laced letters to former President Barack Obama and others.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that 40-year-old Shannon Richardson appealed her sentence on the grounds of ineffective counsel.
COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices are up this week and experts predict higher costs through Memorial Day.
AAA Texas on Thursday reported prices at the pump statewide rose 2 an average cents to reach $2.60 per gallon. That's 39 cents more than a year ago.
Retail gasoline prices across the U.S. rose 3 cents per gallon to average $2.82 per gallon.
COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices are up this week.
AAA Texas on Thursday reported the price at the pump statewide rose 6 cents to reach an average $2.58 per gallon. Gasoline prices across the country increased by a nickel to an average $2.79 per gallon.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an 81-year-old Arkansas man is dead after a vehicle crash occurred near the end of a funeral procession.
Texarkana, Arkansas, Police Department spokeswoman Kristi Bennett says Royce Watson died at a local hospital from injuries stemming from the crash.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Some downtown Texarkana, Arkansas, business owners are making plans to take advantage of new rules for sidewalk displays.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — As spring weather draws anglers outdoors, city officials are reminding residents that state laws apply to fishing in Texarkana's parks.
People who fish in the two Arkansas-side and four Texas-side parks that allow it must follow state licensing, limits and other rules.
Retiring Tomball city manager plans on mentoring other public servants
After nearly eight years and approximately 2,000 meetings, George Shackelford office is nearly all packed up as he divides the remaining files on his desk and his belongings packed in boxes, signaling the end of his tenure of as Tomball city manager.
The city will host a reception for him from 3 to 4 p.m. March 29 at Tomball City Hall. Shackelford leaves on April 2.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — As the economic development coordinator for Sevier County, Arkansas, Lisa J. Taylor of De Queen uses an African proverb to explain her aggressiveness and goals.
The proverb says, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
Arkansas school district considering arming employees
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — The superintendent of the Genoa Central School District says she'll meet with sheriff's deputies to discuss the legal requirements of possibly deputizing and arming employees.
Angela Bryant will meet with the Miller County Sheriff's Office about ways to tighten security in the southern Arkansas district.
School districts across the U.S. are looking for ways to improve safety measures after last month's mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.
Mother, daughter share both sides of addiction, recovery
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — When she got hooked on hydrocodone, pain pills were cheap and easy to get from a doctor. With good insurance, you could get about 90 pills for under $5.
Later, when she resorted to buying hydrocodone on the street, it cost her at least $10 a pill.
But 46-year-old Jamie was willing to pay the price.