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    US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law Video included

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    A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.
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    Animal cruelty trial set to begin in Dallas

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    The trial of a Mesquite man charged with felony animal cruelty for beating and drowning his dog is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Dallas.
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    Sales tax free for hunters Sept. 5-7

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    Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes this weekend.
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    Clooney's new film sets Slidell casting call

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    As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film.
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    New sign ban going into effect soon in Fort Smith

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    The city of Fort Smith will soon begin enforcing a ban on signs in public rights of way.
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    Driver unharmed in early morning roll over Video included

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    A car rolls over early this morning and it's driver walks away ok.
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    Quake rattles southern Greece, capital city

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    An earthquake has rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami warnings.
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    UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

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    The United Nations refugee agency says the civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country, an increase of 1 million from almost exactly a year ago.
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    Icelandic officials say eruption near Bardarbunga

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    Iceland authorities say there's been a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash has been detected by the radar system.
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    Retail gasoline prices drop 2 cents across Texas

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    Retail gasoline prices across the state continue to drop as millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend.
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    2016 GOP hopefuls vie for attention at Texas event

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    A parade of potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls will be on display at an influential conservative group's annual summit.
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    Judge: rule today if no abortion law agreement

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    A federal judge is asking lawyers for Louisiana and abortion clinics for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open for a while if a restrictive abortion law takes effect Sept. 1.
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    Solemn remembrances set for Katrina Anniversary

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    A wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in a historic New Orleans cemetery is among the memorial activities planned for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
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    Pryor launches women's issues coalition

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    U.S. Senator Mark Pryor is launching a women's coalition to tout his support of raising Arkansas' minimum wage and equal pay as he faces a tough bid for a third term.
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    $30,000 in sculptures stolen from Little Rock park

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    Little Rock authorities say three sculptures worth $30,000 have been stolen from Riverfront Park.
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    Manatees may soon lose endangered species status

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    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering changing the manatee's status from endangered to threatened.
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    Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

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    Military officials in Massachusetts say they've confirmed that the pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed in remote Virginia mountains was killed.
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    Oil tanker near Texas leaves after legal dispute

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    A tanker carrying crude oil from Kurdistan has left its position near Texas during an ongoing legal dispute with Iraq over its potentially $100 million cargo.
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    Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

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    A federal judge in Texas has denied a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay of a federal program that transports to other states immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas.
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    Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

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    An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to halt enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its request for a permanent block is in court.
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    No big winners in Wednesday's lottery drawings

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    The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night.
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    Pryor defends campaign ad invoking Ebola outbreak

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    Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Pryor is defending his campaign TV ad that invokes the Ebola outbreak to criticize his Republican rival over medical disaster funding, saying he doesn't view it as a scare tactic.
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    State officials, industry to meet on new air rules

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    State regulators will meet with Arkansas utilities and others affected by pending changes to air quality standards that call for a 45 percent cut in carbon emissions in the state.
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    Perry says GOP Congress is key to solving problems

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    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is telling the South Carolina GOP that it's important for Republicans to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.
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    Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

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    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested.
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    Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown

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    Despite many signs of a business recovery including improved hiring, Americans are more worried about the economy than they were right after the Great Recession.
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    Revised estimate of Q2 growth likely to stay solid

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    This morning, the government will revise its estimate of just how fast the economy grew in the April-June quarter.
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    Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US Video included

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    American journalist Peter Theo Curtis has returned home to the United States, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group.
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    Crabapple Wreck Video included

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    It took Shreveport Fire crews hours to remove a man trapped in his vehicle after an early morning wreck.
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    Jury to get Texas road-rage murder case

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    A Southeast Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash.
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    Police: Houston father charged in son's death

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    Police say a Houston father has been charged with killing his 2-month-old son.
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    Books balanced for last La. budget, with borrowing

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    The books on Louisiana's last budget year have been closed, but with a bit of borrowing from this year to make the numbers work.
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    Interstate 10 through New Orleans open

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    New Orleans police have reopened eastbound Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans after a tank truck hauling 8,600 gallons of fuel overturned, exploded and burned in the median.
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    Arkansas GOP files complaint over Witt yard signs

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    Democratic congressional hopeful James Lee Witt's campaign says it's removing or properly labeling a batch of yard signs that didn't have the proper disclaimers on them after state Republicans complained about them to the Federal Election Commission. More>>

    Christie campaigning in Arkansas for Hutchinson

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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is campaigning in Arkansas on behalf of Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson's campaign.
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    Storms packing 60 mph winds hit Michigan

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    Severe thunderstorms have hit parts of southern Michigan, bringing 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and blacked out about 169,000 electricity customers.
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    10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
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    Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

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    Charging documents show a Utah woman accused of dumping her newborn in a neighbor's trash says she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy.
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    Jindal suing feds over Common Core Video included

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    Louisiana's Republican governor is planning to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
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    Davis spends $4 million on Texas attack ads

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    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis spent about $4 million in August to attack her Republican opponent on television.
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    US judge rules on anchored tanker near Galveston

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    A federal judge has rejected an order for U.S. marshals to seize and turn over to Iraq crude oil from a tanker anchored off of Galveston.
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    Villages' ex-assistant police chief re-arrested

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    The Jackson Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested Gregory Coleman, former assistant police chief for the village of North Hodge, on new charges of sexual assault.
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    State returns $84K in unclaimed property

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    The state has returned $84,400 in unclaimed money to hundreds of Lafayette-area residents during an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day weekend event.
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    Salvation Army offers Little Rock cooling center

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    Little Rock's Salvation Army opened its cooling center for the first time this summer to provide the city's homeless population with an outlet to escape extreme heat.
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    Some roadway lanes to be closed during holiday

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    The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is advising that lanes on some interstates and highways will be closed during the coming Labor Day holiday weekend.
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    US credit card late payments down in 2Q

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    Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-perfect credit.
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    Wisconsin, Indiana set to defend gay marriage bans

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    Attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana are set defend their states' gay marriage bans before a federal appeals court in Chicago.
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    Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

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    President Barack Obama will be addressing the American Legion National Convention three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, in an appearance that is also fraught with midterm politics.
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    Rick Rowe's Mystery Monday: DeSoto Parish Wedding Chapel Video included

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    If you're looking for a unique place to get married, Rick Rowe says he's found just the place for you. It's the subject of today's Mystery Monday. More>>

    5th, 8th grade students get break on math tests

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    Since implementing a new math curriculum has taken longer than expected, Texas students in the fifth and eighth grades won't have to pass the state's standardized math test in this school year in order to move to the next grade.
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    Felony indictment energizes Texas GOP behind Perry

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    Just when Rick Perry was feeling like governor non grata, a felony indictment accusing him of abusing his power has energized Texas conservatives.
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    Louisiana honoring farms in 1 family for 100 years

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    Louisiana is starting a program to honor farms, ranches and tree farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 years.
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    State GOP postpones endorsement debate

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    Louisiana's Republican Party has refused to consider a proposed change for endorsements. A proposal encouraging Republicans who lose in the federal primary to unite behind a Republican in the runoff also never got to the floor Saturday.
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    Scrutiny ongoing at Arkansas lockup for juveniles

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    Officials with the Arkansas Division of Youth Services and a nonprofit disability rights group say they will work together to investigate allegations that staff members at the state's largest juvenile lockup rewarded youths with candy bars for punching, slapping or bothering others. T More>>

    Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

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    The rights of same-sex couples during medical emergencies will loom large when a federal appeals court considers a case targeting gay-marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin.
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    Wildfire threatens 500 northern California homes

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    State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses.
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    Obama back in DC amid crises as if he never left

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    While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once asked, "What is it about August?" This month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened modern presidents with crises.
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    Dallas Police: Man killed himself in shooting

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    Dallas police say a man killed himself after police who saw his gun opened fire.
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    More new DNA prompts delay in 1976 murder appeal

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    A Nevada judge considering a new trial for a woman who's served more than 30 years in prison for a murder she says she didn't commit has postponed his decision after her lawyers said they have additional, new DNA evidence they believe will prove her innocence.
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    Texas law student fights extradition to Louisiana

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    A San Antonio law student has vowed to fight extradition after his arrest on murder and arson warrants from Louisiana.
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    Court ends part of Arkansas desegregation lawsuit

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    A federal judge is ending a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957.
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    Arkansas attorney general rejects marijuana plan

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    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the proposed wording for a prospective ballot item that would let voters decide whether to legalize marijuana in the state.
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    With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

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    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment.
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    UT System set to formally hire McRaven as leader

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    Navy Adm. William McRaven is set to be formally hired as chancellor of the University of Texas System.
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    Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

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    A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seem to have received a boost from testimony by prosecution witnesses.
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    White: Ruling lets Common Core test plans resume

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    Louisiana's education chief says a court ruling allows state officials to resume development of Common Core test plans that have been in the making for four years.
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    Leesville man accused of trying to buy child

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    A 66-year-old Leesville man is in custody, accused of trying to buy and rape a 10-year-old child.
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    Jonesboro paper says police chief bullied reporter

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    The publisher of the Jonesboro Sun wants the city police chief to quit, saying the chief bullied one of the newspaper's reporters into quitting by making derogatory statements about her on Facebook.
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    Sen. Boozman to tour hospital in Jonesboro

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    Republican U.S. Senator John Boozman is scheduled to tour the new NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.
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    Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists

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    Las Vegas tourism officials want the LGBT community to know that they and their money are more than welcome in Sin City, even if they can't get married there.
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    40 percent of Texas graduates took ACT

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    A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test.
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    Feds look at La dentists for kids on Medicaid

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    A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children.
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    Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit

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    A state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal in a lawsuit filed by Common Core supporters, lifting a contract suspension Jindal enacted to derail the multi-state education standards.
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    Romney, McCarthy campaigning in Arkansas

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    Arkansas Republicans are enlisting the help of former presidential nominee Mitt Romney and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as a string of national GOP figures visit the state ahead of the November election.
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    NTSB: Crash wiped out signal that could hold clues

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    The National Transportation Safety Board says a trackside signal that could hold clues to a fatal head-on train collision in Arkansas was damaged in the crash but that investigators still hope to recover its data.
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    Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

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    Negotiators have worked late into the night trying to persuade two men barricaded in a home in a Chicago suburb to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.
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    Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

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    Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that gay marriages could soon be legal in Virginia.
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    Police: SUV hits Texas teenagers in go-kart

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    Two Texas teenagers have been hospitalized after their go-kart was hit by an SUV.
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    Fire officials: Texas man killed by sand bag

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    Fire officials say a man has died after a 3,500-pound bag of sand fell on him at a San Antonio warehouse.
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    Trial to begin in fatal shooting after Texas wreck

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    The trial of a Southeast Texas father accused of killing a drunk driver in a fit of rage after his two sons were fatally struck on a rural road is expected to begin.
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    2 more arrests in shooting that killed 2

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    New Orleans police say a third man and a woman have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed two people and injured five, seriously wounding two boys and their mother.
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    Plane crash in Natchitoches kills 1, injures 1

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    Police say one man died and another man suffered injuries when a small plane crashed into a soybean field in Natchitoches.
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    Northwestern State has 9 president finalists

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    The University of Louisiana system says consultants have recommended nine candidates for president of Northwestern State University.
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    Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

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    The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
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    Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

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    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting a criminal indictment with a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. More>>

    In New Orleans, a change in police command

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    Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year in New Orleans. But violent crime still plagues the city and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas.
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    Texas teen's 'Hail Mary' pass goes viral Video included

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       A Texas teen's video from vine goes viral after he shows off his football skills in a 'Hail Mary Pass'. Gary Haynes, throws the ball 45 feet; then runs the distance and catches it. More>>

    Dr. Jim Henderson Begins Interviews Today

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    A local educational leader is a step closer to running the state's community and technical colleges. More>>

    Teen arrested on gun charge after fight at school

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    Bossier City police have arrested a teenager after he allegedly had possession of a firearm on a high school campus. More>>

    Fly Fishing On The Little Missouri River

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    A few months ago our morning show director josh hale and myself went up into Arkansas to do some fly-fishing on the Little Missouri. More>>

    Monroe inmate dies after fight with another inmate

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    An inmate of Ouachita Correctional Center died during a fight with another inmate Tuesday. More>>

    Bonanza Creek to spend $80M in south Arkansas

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    A Denver-based energy company says it will invest $80 million this year to drill about 50 natural gas wells in south Arkansas. More>>

    DPS observes AMBER Alert anniversary

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    Texas Department of Public Safety officials are joining law enforcement around the nation in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness day. More>>

    Southwest flight lands at wrong Mo. Airport

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    Federal officials are investigating why a Southwest Airlines flight that was supposed to land at Branson Airport in southwest Missouri. More>>

    Saturday hours planned for Caddo Animal Shelter

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    The Caddo Parish Animal Shelter is preparing to expand operations with Saturday hours. More>>

    N La temps: 50s in the morning, frigid afternoon

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    Temperatures are plumetting as an arctic front moves into the Deep South, sending temperatures from the 50s to about freezing. More>>

    Young Natchitoches woman killed in crash

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    A young Natchitoches woman was killed in a vehicle accident after she reportedly lost control of her car.
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    Evening fire causes heavy damage to Shreveport home

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    A Shreveport home was heavily damaged by an evening fire.
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    Driver of Big Rig Treated at Area Hospital Video included

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    A truck driver is being treated for injuries after a late night accident in Shreveport. More>>

    Ark. AG launches investigation into Target breach

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    Arkansas attorney general Dustin McDaniel says he has launched an investigation into how a security breach at Target that affected millions of customers. More>>

    Chrissi Coile is leaving KTBS...

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    Chrissi Coile is leaving KTBS to stay home with family.  She talks about the difficult decision, in her own words.  Her last newscast is Friday, December 13th.  Please leave a comment and wish her well.   More>>

    Senators question electricity pricing plan

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    The Texas Senate's Natural Resources Committee has called the Public Utility Commission to talk about the pricing of electricity. More>>

    Suspect in Houston-area murders to go before judge

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    A man arrested on capital murder charges in connection with a triple homicide near Houston is scheduled to appear before a judge. More>>

    Monroe educational campaign: grease disposal

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    Grease is clogging sewer lines in Monroe, so public works officials are starting a campaign to teach people the right way to get dump cooking grease, fats and oils. More>>

    Woman arrested in death of infant son's death

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    A 30-year-old San Antonio woman has been arrested in the death of her 9-month-old son, who was found dead in his crib under mysterious circumstances. More>>

    Top performing Ark. schools to be announced

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    The Arkansas Education Department is to release a list of the top public schools, as judged in an accountability report. More>>

    I-530, Highway 10 to be shut down for work

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    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says lanes of Interstate 530 in Pine Bluff and Highway 10 in Little Rock will be closed this week. More>>

    Oswald wedding ring to be sold at auction

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    The gold wedding band of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald set to go up for auction, along with almost 300 items tied to the life and death of President John F. Kennedy. More>>

    Bossier City firefighters go pink for breast cancer awareness

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    Members of the Bossier City Fire Department will be sporting special duty shirts during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The shirts are black pullover polos that feature More>>

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