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    TISD discusses facility needs for increased enrollment

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    Texarkana, Texas ISD is looking to expand their facilities to make room for increased enrollment. More>>

    Advisory Committee formed to help improve animal shelter in Texarkana Video included

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    The city of Texarkana, Arkansas has formed a new citizens advisory committee to help make the animal shelter a better place. More>>

    East Texas woman killed in house fire Video included

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    One person is killed and another injured in a house fire in Texarkana, Texas. More>>

    Texarkana PRIDE Academy seeks youth peer leaders Video included

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    The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has been inundated with juveniles who are committing misdemeanor offences, such as theft or simple assault, that do not result in any type of corrective programs or incarceration. Unfortunately, there are limited corrective resources and opportunities for offenders and their family. More>>

    Deputy involved in fatal Cass County shooting

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    A Cass County deputy fatally shot a man he was trying to arrest on felony warrants. More>>

    Austin crash kills woman, injures 2 children

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     Police say a morning crash in northwest Austin has killed one woman and injured two children.

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    1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting in Pine Bluff

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     Police in Pine Bluff say one man was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting on the city's west side

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    Academy's new location frees up 125 prison beds

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     Arkansas prison officials say moving the department's training academy to a former middle school in England will free up 125 more beds for prisoners.

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    Judge rules man had right to record police

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    A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit to proceed that alleges Austin police violated the constitutional rights of a man who was arrested repeatedly for recording officers as they made arrests.

     

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    No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids

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    Officials say scammers are preying on relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones.

     

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    Gas leak forces closure of Houston Ship Channel

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     The Coast Guard says ammonia that leaked from a vessel forced the closure of the Houston Ship Channel and nearby bridges while sending four workers to a hospital.

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    Arkansas AG's office argues death penalty

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     An assistant Arkansas attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that the state's death penalty law is unconstitutional.

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    3 arrested in beating death in Booneville

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     Authorities say three suspects have been arrested for the beating death of a man in Booneville who witnesses say was pulled from his car and attacked.

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    2 sisters found dead in East Texas apartment

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     Two young sisters have been found dead in their East Texas apartment and an evidence tampering charge was filed against a man who allegedly was at the home.

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    Mission trip ends with college professor's deportation Video included

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    A mission trip to Guatemala to help others ended with the deportation of a Southwest Arkansas college professor. More>>

    Dallas County not yet ready for child immigrants

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     Dallas County says it won't meet its goal of accepting unaccompanied immigrant children by the end of the month, as federal teams continue to assess possible sites to house them.

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    No Texas changes in execution procedure

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     Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona.

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    TXDOT campaign urges safe driving Video included

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    The energy boom is bringing jobs and prosperity to communities in the Haynesville-Bossier Shale region, but it also is putting more traffic, work crews and trucks on local roadways.  More>>

    Arkansas delegation announces more than $500,000 for airport upgrades

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    U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressman Tim Griffin, today announced that four Arkansas airports will receive over $500,000 in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport facility upgrades and expansions. More>>

    Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

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    A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to up to life imprisonment.The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already.Prosecutors say the two locked the boy ... More>>

    Texarkana man arrested for Aggravated Robbery and Sexual Assault

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    Police in Texarkana, Texas arrested Myron Stewart early Wednesday morning at a convenience store in the 5100 block of Summerhill Road after they responded to a call of a disturbance at a nearby motel. More>>

    SAU students win national awards

    Award winners Deana Hughes, Jason Rakes, and Andrew Sawyer, along with SAU representatives Dr. Gerald Plumlee, Austin Evans and Austin Taylor.   Award winners Deana Hughes, Jason Rakes, and Andrew Sawyer, along with SAU representatives Dr. Gerald Plumlee, Austin Evans and Austin Taylor.
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    (MAGNOLIA, Ark.) -- Three Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter members from Southern Arkansas University recently won national awards at the 2014 National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Nashville, Tenn.The winners from SAU included Andrew Sawyer, a junior accounting major, who won tenth place in the Macroeconomics event; Jason Rakes, a May 2014 graduate in Management who won ninth place in the Entrepreneurship Concepts event; and Deana Hughes, a May 2014 graduate in Wildlife Biology and Conservation... More>>

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    • Board votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

      Board votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:23:41 GMT
      Louisiana's state school board has jumped into a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal that accuses the governor of illegally meddling in education policy through his efforts to block Common Core education standards.
      Louisiana's state school board has jumped into a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal that accuses the governor of illegally meddling in education policy through his efforts to block Common Core education standards.
    • East Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million

      East Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:14:39 GMT
      East Texas authorities say they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.
      East Texas authorities say they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.
    • Texas regents pick McRaven as chancellor finalist

      Texas regents pick McRaven as chancellor finalist

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:12:59 GMT
      University of Texas System regents have picked a top U.S. military special operations leader as the finalist for the job of chancellor to oversee 15 campuses.
      University of Texas System regents have picked a top U.S. military special operations leader as the finalist for the job of chancellor to oversee 15 campuses.
    • KTBS 3 InvestigatesMore>>

    • KTBS 3 Investigation finds low levels of chlorine in Shreveport's public pools

      KTBS 3 Investigation finds low levels of chlorine in Shreveport's public pools

      Sunday, July 27 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:00:13 GMT
      National data from the CDC reveals one in eight pool inspections found serious violations that threatened public health and safety and resulted in immediate closure. Pretty gross, right? 
      National data from the CDC reveals one in eight pool inspections found serious violations that threatened public health and safety and resulted in immediate closure. Pretty gross, right? 
    • Overton Brooks' Patient's appointment cancellation causes concern

      Overton Brooks' Patient's appointment cancellation causes concern

      Friday, July 11 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:28:29 GMT
      We've been told by many veterans that they receive quality care at the V.A. hospital in Shreveport. But for some getting an appointment to see their caregivers is the challenge. According to our V.A., they do not have a problem getting patients seen quickly - and the numbers they report echo that conclusion. We’ve uncovered concerns, however, over how their numbers look so good - while patients are still waiting to be seen.“Certainly from my viewpoint here, as a veteran, as a physician, the c...
      We've been told by many veterans that they receive quality care at the V.A. hospital in Shreveport. But for some getting an appointment to see their caregivers is the challenge. According to our V.A., they do not have a problem getting patients seen quickly - and the numbers they report echo that conclusion. We’ve uncovered concerns, however, over how their numbers look so good - while patients are still waiting to be seen.“Certainly from my viewpoint here, as a veteran, as a physician, the c...
    • Overton Brooks Patient says V.A. is lying about access to care

      Overton Brooks Patient says V.A. is lying about access to care

      Friday, July 11 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:14:50 GMT
      So far we've brought you a whistle blower employee, and then, after two weeks of waiting, you heard the official V.A. response. But it's said that there are three sides to every story.“We're not challenged for access at Overton Brooks, we can provide same day access, that's why we're encouraging same day access, that's why we're encouraging veterans to enroll into our system.” Those are the words from Interim Director at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center, Toby Mathew, during the news confere...
      So far we've brought you a whistle blower employee, and then, after two weeks of waiting, you heard the official V.A. response. But it's said that there are three sides to every story.“We're not challenged for access at Overton Brooks, we can provide same day access, that's why we're encouraging same day access, that's why we're encouraging veterans to enroll into our system.” Those are the words from Interim Director at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center, Toby Mathew, during the news confere...
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    • House approves VA health care overhaul

      House approves VA health care overhaul

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:25:56 GMT
      The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.
      The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.
    • Your back-to-school health checklist

      Your back-to-school health checklist

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:04:19 GMT
      A new school year is right in front of us and now is the time to get your child's health needs in order.
      A new school year is right in front of us and now is the time to get your child's health needs in order.
    • St. Jude is "Disneyland" for Tulane researcher

      St. Jude is "Disneyland" for Tulane researcher

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:01:17 GMT
      The KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home campaign continues as the children's research hospital saves lives every day.
      The KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home campaign continues as the children's research hospital saves lives every day.
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