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Police seek local man suspected in store thefts

Texarkana, Texas, police are searching for a man wanted on suspicion of theft. Two felony theft warrants have been issued for Joshua Estes, according to information from the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department.


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 investigation.


Judge grants school's motion in case against former substitute teacher

NEW BOSTON, Texas —A criminal defense attorney's attempt to compel the New Boston Independent School District to release the names of more than 85 students was shot down Thursday by a Bowie County district judge.


Man in wheelchair struck by vehicle, killed while crossing street in Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas — A man is dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in his wheelchair in Texarkana on Thursday night. According to the Texarkana Police Department, officials responded to the 5300 block of North Stateline Avenue around 8:45 p.m.


Investigation continues in death of pedestrian

Texarkana, Texas, Police are still investigating the death of a wheelchair-bound Texarkana,Ark. man who was hit by a vehicle late Wednesday as he attempted to cross North State Line Avenue. Marvin Weaver, 68, died after being struck by a southbound 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe in the 5300 block of North St


Pedestrian dead after crash on North State Line Avenue

A man in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle and killed as he was attempting to cross North State Line Avenue late Thursday night, according to police. Marvinv Weaver, 68, of Texarkana Ark., died as a result of his injuries, according to Shawn Vaughn, Texarkana, Texas, Police Department spokesman.


Arkansas medical marijuana sales set to begin mid-May

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas are set to begin around May 12 as cultivators plan to begin harvesting the plant in the coming days and regulators finish the approval process for state's first dispensaries.


Free child safety seat check set at Texarkana fire station

On Friday, April 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., parents and caregivers can have their child safety seats checked to makej sure they meet current safety standarjds, they are installed correctly aund find out what type of safety seats are required for different ages and sizes of children. This will


Easter egg hunt is this morning

Mount Grove Baptist Church's Easter egg hunt is at 10 a.m. today, and the youth Easter program follows at 6 p.m. Free food and games will be available. The church is at 2801 Arkansas Blvd., Texarkana, Ark.


More than 100 exotic animals taken from Miller County home

A Miller County woman has been charged with 16 counts of animal cruelty after hundreds of exotic animals, including snakes, lizards and rats, were taken from her home. Franziska D. Santifer, 29, is scheduled to appear in court June 10, said Miller County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mark Lewis.


Bail at $1 million for suspect in fatal shooting

Bail has been set at $1 million for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman in the face early Wednes-day morning in the parking lot of a Texarkana, Ark., apartment complex. Markelle Demetrice Davis, 19, made an initial court appearance Thursday before District Judge Wren Autrey at the Miller Count


Arkansas faces new court fight over sedative for executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates is renewing a court fight over a sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death before a batch of the drug expired.


Miller County woman charged with 16 counts animal cruelty

Earlier this month, authorities in Miller County seized more than 100 exotic animals, rats, puppies and dogs from a home on U.S. Highway 82 which reeked so strongly of ammonia that animal rescuers felt compelled to wear respirators while inside.


Arkansas woman accused of cutting husband's throat

A Mountain Pine woman was arrested Wednesday evening after she allegedly cut her husband's throat with a knife during an argument at their home. Michelle Dawn Grimmett, 38, was taken into custody near her residence shortly after 5:30 p.m. and charged with first-degree domestic battery, a felony puni


New Mexican Restaurant Opens Soon in Texarkana

Well, it looks as though Texarkana, Arkansas will be getting a new Mexican Restaurant very soon!. Caminos de Guanajuato will be opening soon in the former location of Amigo Juan and Johnny Tamales, just off I-30 on the Arkansas-side. When I drove by today, I saw a man carrying some boxes into the re


Texarkana McDonald’s Raises Funds to Help Support Family of Slain Employee

The McDonald’s restaurant at 711 East 7th Street in Texarkana will donate 20% of proceeds on Wednesday, April 24 to help support the family of employee Jaqualyn Paxton. Paxton, beloved by customers at the restaurant and known for always smiling, was shot and killed early the morning of April 17 whil


'Torn' A&P panel denies Komen funds

Saying they were torn but feared setting a bad precedent, the Texarkana, Ark., Advertising and Promotion Commission on Thursday denied Race for the Cure thousands of dollars because of a missed deadline.


Downtown business aims to be a cut above

A sign with an upside-down armadillo greets visitors to the Hairy Armadillo, the new barbershop that recently opened for business downtown. Located across the street from the downtown courthouse and post office, the interior spare decorations acknowledge the bi-state nature of the location.


Exotic pets removed from filthy residence

TEXARKANA -- A Miller County woman has been charged with 16 counts of animal cruelty after hundreds of exotic animals, including snakes and lizards, were taken from her home. The smell of ammonia was so strong in the home that volunteer rescuers had to wear respirators to enter the premises, accordi


Arkansas Dispensaries to Start Selling in Less Than a Month

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA)--Arkansans have less than a month to wait before they can buy medical marijuana in the Natural State. According to the Medical Marijuana Commission, the first dispensary to open its doors will be Doctors Orders in Hot Springs, set to start selling around May 12th.