$3 million dollars  bond  has been set for a Bowie County Texas Teen charged as an adult in connection with the deaths of a Texarkana area woman and her two children last May.

Rachel Nicole Pittman remains in the Bi-State Justice Center Jail. 34 year old Amanda Doss, 11 year old Guinevere Doss and 8 year old Texas Johnson were found dead inside the charred ruins of their Redwater, Texas home last spring.

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The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign that companies are cutting fewer jobs and likely stepping up hiring. The labor department says weekly unemployment applications fell 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 367,000. The four week average, a less volatile measure dropped for the 3rd straight week to a little over 375,000.

Economists  say when applications stay consistently below 375,000 it usually signals that hiring is strong enough to lower the unemployment rate.

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Congratulations to Texas Congressman Ron Paul. The Presidential Candidate celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary with his wife C arol yesterday on the campaign trail in Nevada. Paul ended a press conference by presenting his bride with a bouquet of flowers. Paul said he let his wife sleep in late Wednesday Morning and had ordered a room service breakfast for her to be delivered when she woke up. The couple planned to go out to dinner and attend a performance of “ Phantom of the Opera” last night. The Paul’s were married February 1st, 1957 and have five children and 18 grandchildren.

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In Sports: Former boxing trainor Angelo Dundee, who worked the corner for Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard died at age 90 yesterday.

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