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J.W.’s News Update: Wednesday August 3, 2011

Good Wednesday, Here are some stories making headlines today:


The Texarkana Arkansas Police say one of their cruisers was involved in an accident. Authorities say two officers were north bound in the 800 block of East Street when they were struck by a vehicle leaving a business driveway.

The driver of the other car was cited for failure to yield and for no seatbelt. Three juvenile females and the two police officers were all taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.


The Extreme & dangerous heat continues across the Four States Area. Excessive Heat Warnings are in place through tommorrow. High temperatures both today and tommorrow will be approaching 110 degrees. Record daytime and recorded high minimum lows have been set in Texarkana over the past several days. The overall highest temperature on record for Texarkana is 117 degrees which was set on August 10, 1936.


Arkansas Finance Officials say the state began its fiscal year with revenues cominig in lower than expected after a drop in sales tax collections.. The Department of Finance and Administration said the state’s net available revenues in July totaled $377 million dollars. That’s $6.4 million above last year, but $2.4 million less than officials had forecast.


In Sports:

The Texa Rangers fell in Detroit to the Tigers by a score of 6-5.


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