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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Man gets 23 years for setting up drug buy with undercover Arkansas agents while in California prison

A federal judge sentenced a California prison inmate to more than 23 years in prison after authorities said he set up a drug buy with undercover agents in Northwest Arkansas. Prosecutors alleged that Larry Navarrete, 38, contacted an undercover informant from a cellphone he had in prison and arrange


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.


Former Arkansas youth jailer sentenced to 7 years in prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A former youth detention officer in northeastern Arkansas has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for what a judge called "sadistic and completely unjustified" actions in punishing disorderly juveniles.


Tree falls on Arkansas house during storm, trapping man inside

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Stormy weather caused real damage in parts of the Mid-South on Thursday, including a tree falling on a home in Helena-West Helena and trapping a man inside.


Prosecutor: No charges against Arkansas officer in shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a man by firing at least 15 times into the windshield as the car was in motion.


Central Arkansas can expect to see 'Pink' moon around 8 p.m.

You may have seen or heard that the full moon tonight is called the “Pink” moon, but don’t expect to go outside and look for a bubblegum-colored object in the sky. The moon will be a red or orange color at moonrise around 8:11 p.m. in Little Rock. However, this is not unique and it will not last lon


Police: Man, 51, dies after suffering apparent medical emergency while being booked into Arkansas jail

A 51-year-old man died while in police custody Friday morning in western Arkansas after his arrest stemming from an early morning traffic stop, officials said. The Arkansas State Police said Darrell K. Hays, II died after suffering an apparent medical emergency while being booked into the Sebastian


COGIC meeting set for May 3

Greater Texarkana District Fourth Jurisdiction of Arkansas COGIC will have their 2019 meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Great Trinity C.O.G.I.C., 1430 Martin Luther King Drive, Ashdown, Ark.


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


3 drivers killed in separate crashes on wet Arkansas highways

Three Arkansas drivers were killed Thursday in separate highway crashes, including two wrecks where vehicles veered off wet roads and another crash where the driver's car flipped over multiple times, authorities said.


25 workers laid off as Arkansas plant prepares to close; CEO cites Chinese trade practices

About 25 people have lost their jobs at a plywood manufacturing plant in Trumann, while a similar number will remain employed for a few more months. Columbia Forest Products, based in Greensboro, N.C., said it will cease all hardwood plywood production at the plant this fall. "The decision to close


TxDOT car safety seat check Friday

Free inspection of child car safety seats and, for some, free replacement seats will be available Friday in Texarkana, Texas. Parents and caregivers can have their child safety seats checked to make sure they meet current safety standards and they are installed correctly. They can also find out what


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.


Higher appraisals mean higher taxes for some residents

Many Bowie County taxpayers are seeing an increase in the appraised value of their property, which means higher taxes. Overall appraised property value appears to have experienced a small but steady growth in value for at least nine years, said.