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Firefighters investigating suspicious fire at Harrell Building in Texarkana, TX

Fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire at the vacant Harrell building in Downtown Texarkana. It’s located on West 4th Street and Stateline Avenue. When firefighters arrived, smoke was coming out of the basement. Fire officials believe someone may have started the fire to stay warm. This


Texarkana man killed in single-vehicle crash on Highway 67

Alex David Walker, 44 of Texarkana, Ark., was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday night. Walker was pronounced dead on scene according to a preliminary crash report. The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday, February 15 near Fulton.


Appeals court affirms conviction, sentence in aggravated robbery

In a split decision, the 6th Court of Appeals in Texarkana affirmed the conviction and 30-year sentence of a man found guilty last year of aggravated robbery. Eric Lamont Turner, 22, was found guilty in March 2018 of robbing a couple of their marijuana. Three others, Katelin Marie Jordan, 21, Asa Ry


Texarkana leaders consider ways to handle homelessness

TEXARKANA, Texas - Homelessness is an issue that isn't confined by state lines, and the Texarkana community is coming together to find ways to address the problem using a joint approach.


Arkansas bill proposes to outlaw sale of tobacco and vapor products to people under 21

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A bipartisan piece of legislation calls for the prohibition of selling tobacco and alternative nicotine products including electronic cigarettes to individuals under aged 21.


Guilty plea nets robber 20 years

A man who threatened to shoot a woman after trying to steal her purse in the parking lot of Sam's Club in Texarkana, Texas, was sentenced to 20 years in prison as part of a plea bargain.


Man receives 20 years for attempted purse snatching

A Hope, Ark., man was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison for attempting to steal a woman’s purse from her shopping cart last year in the parking lot of a Texarkana store.


Texarkana VA clinic cancels morning appointments

TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) - Officials with the Veterans’ Affairs Clinic in Texarkana have announced that all morning appointments are canceled on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Because of repair work to power lines last week, the commercial provider for Texarkana power compromised a waterline and telephone connection


53-year-old inmate found dead at Arkansas jail

A Baxter County jail inmate was found dead early Wednesday, authorities said. Frank Salvadore Compton, a 53-year-old Harrison man, was found unresponsive by jailers during a cell check shortly before 3:20 a.m., a news release from Baxter County Sheriff John F. Montgomery states.


TTFD: Fire likely set by squatters

TEXARKANA, Texas - It appears squatters are to blame for a fire in a downtown Texarkana, Texas building Wednesday morning. Crews responded to the Harrell Building on Stateline Avenue just after eight o'clock. Fire Chief Eric Schlotter said the cause appears to be a warming fire that was set in the v


Texarkana, TX, gets $300,000+ grant to continue to fight homelessness

TEXARKANA, TEXAS (KSLA) - Texarkana, Texas, leaders hope a $300,000+ federal grant will be another tool in their fight to help the homeless get back on their feet. “Homeless, homeless, just me,” said Wendy McIntyre, a resident of a Texarkana homeless shelter.


Fire destroys car, damages house in Texarkana

TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) - Fire destroyed a car and damaged a residence Monday in Texarkana, Ark. Now firefighters are working to determine what sparked the blaze reported just before 7 p.m. in the 1900 block of Dudley Street.


Governor signs Arkansas tax cut into law; top rate lowered from 6.9% to 5.9%

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday afternoon signed into law his $97 million plan to cut the state's top income tax rate over the next two years. The rate goes from 6.9 percent to 5.9 percent. The proposal won final approval in the majority-Republican Arkansas Legislature last week.


Texarkana food pantry stretching donations to SNAP benefit families

The government shutdown ended last month, but many people on food stamps are still feeling the effects, and so are local food pantries. Salvation Army officials say more people are in need of additional food while they stretch their budgets to make ends meet.


Arkansas City police await extradition of suspected ATM skimmer from Texas

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNW) - The Arkansas City Police Department is awaiting the extradition from Texas of one of the suspects in the "skimming" of account information from local ATMs.


Genoa man, 72, faces sexual assault charge

A 72-year-old Genoa, Ark., man is facing a sexual assault charge in Miller County for allegedly molesting a girl from 2007 to 2011. Willard Page turned himself in on the charge Feb. 12. Court records show Page is represented by Texarkana lawyer Tommy Potter. Page posted a $50,000 bond the same day h


Police: Earbuds may have contributed to fatality

Texarkana, Texas, police are investigating circumstance surrounding a Texas-side female pedestrian being fatally struck by a vehicle shortly before 6:20 a.m. Saturday while walking south in the 4000 block of North Kings Highway.


CHRISTUS St. Michael to host 19th Annual Rehabilitation Conference this weekend

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in conjunction with CHRISTUS St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital will host the 19th Annual Rehabilitation Conference in Texarkana next month.


‘Kids Fish Texarkana’ Is Coming Up March 2 At Bobby Ferguson Park

This event will have games. prizes, concessions and of course plenty of fishing. The admission is free and for all kids from kindergarten through 8th grade. You will need to bring your own fishing gear.


Arkansas man said he 'thought it would be fun' to run from police after arrest

An Arkansas man has been arrested for multiple warrants after a police chase Tuesday morning. According to the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, detectives noticed a driver in a 2014 blue Ford truck trying to conceal his face as he passed the intersection of highways 38 and 31.