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  • Arkansas board approves plan for osteopathic medical school

    Arkansas board approves plan for osteopathic medical school

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:19:23 GMT
    Arkansas State University has been given the final approval from the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to bring an osteopathic medical school to Jonesboro. The board voted, with one vote against the project, to add the medical site to the Jonesboro campus.
    Arkansas State University has been given the final approval from the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to bring an osteopathic medical school to Jonesboro. The board voted, with one vote against the project, to add the medical site to the Jonesboro campus.
  • Kennett man accused of sodomizing 11-month-old

    Kennett man accused of sodomizing 11-month-old

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:08:42 GMT
    Investigators say a Kennett, Missouri man is accused of sodomizing an infant.
    Investigators say a Kennett, Missouri man is accused of sodomizing an infant.
  • Kerry says no deal yet for 7-day truce in Gaza

    Kerry says no deal yet for 7-day truce in Gaza

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:23:27 GMT
    An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon...
  • US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:09:20 GMT
    The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.
    Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.
  • Obama asks Central American leaders for help

    Obama asks Central American leaders for help

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:08:50 GMT
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...
    President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.
  • Prostitution sting results in 12 arrests

    Prostitution sting results in 12 arrests

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
    (WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitution
    A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.
  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:56:45 GMT
    A man who authorities say fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex near Philadelphia and was then shot by his psychiatrist remains listed in critical condition.
    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back,...
  • US rig count down 4 to 1,871

    US rig count down 4 to 1,871

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:44:43 GMT
    Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by four this week to 1,871.
    Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by four this week to 1,871.
  • Tickets for tours of Johnny Cash's home available

    Tickets for tours of Johnny Cash's home available

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:40:15 GMT
    Tickets are still available for opening day tours of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home next month.
    Tickets are still available for opening day tours of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home next month.
  • House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

    House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:32:51 GMT
    The House has overwhelmingly passed a resolution barring President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a "sustained combat role" without congressional approval.
    The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a "sustained combat role" without congressional approval, a bill with greater symbolic than legal...
  • Arkansas man killed in Panama City boat crash

    Arkansas man killed in Panama City boat crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:03:15 GMT
    A 25-year-old Arkansas man is dead after a personal watercraft he was riding on collided with a commercial boat off Panama City Beach.
    A 25-year-old Arkansas man is dead after a personal watercraft he was riding on collided with a commercial boat off Panama City Beach.
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  • Arkansas board approves plan for osteopathic medical school

    Arkansas board approves plan for osteopathic medical school

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:19:23 GMT
    Arkansas State University has been given the final approval from the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to bring an osteopathic medical school to Jonesboro. The board voted, with one vote against the project, to add the medical site to the Jonesboro campus.
    Arkansas State University has been given the final approval from the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to bring an osteopathic medical school to Jonesboro. The board voted, with one vote against the project, to add the medical site to the Jonesboro campus.
  • Race Street construction begins

    Race Street construction begins

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:53:50 GMT
    Race Street will be closed from Promise Lane to Mary Jane Drive today to begin phase 1 of the Race Street drainage improvements.
    Race Street will be closed from Promise Lane to Mary Jane Drive today to begin phase 1 of the Race Street drainage improvements.
  • Heat up coming for the weekend

    Heat up coming for the weekend

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:21:21 GMT
    Friday Afternoon Update: Here is a quick look at stories trending now, plus some the Region 8 News' reporters are working on to share with you on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. (CT)
    Friday Afternoon Update: Here is a quick look at stories trending now, plus some the Region 8 News' reporters are working on to share with you on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. (CT)
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  • AR prison board seeks proposals for new prison

    AR prison board seeks proposals for new prison

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:51:21 GMT
    The Arkansas Board of Corrections is marking the opening of a newly remodeled training academy in central Arkansas.
    The Arkansas Board of Corrections asking for proposals from communities interested in hosting a new, 1,000-bed state prison.
  • Arkansas man killed in Panama City boat crash

    Arkansas man killed in Panama City boat crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:03:15 GMT
    A 25-year-old Arkansas man is dead after a personal watercraft he was riding on collided with a commercial boat off Panama City Beach.
    A 25-year-old Arkansas man is dead after a personal watercraft he was riding on collided with a commercial boat off Panama City Beach.
  • Immigrant children being placed with sponsors

    Immigrant children being placed with sponsors

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:39:42 GMT
    The federal government says well more than 100 unaccompanied children in Arkansas have been placed with sponsors so far this year after they crossed the border into the United States.
    The federal government says well more than 100 unaccompanied children in Arkansas have been placed with sponsors so far this year after they crossed the border into the United States.
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  • Sun Belt Media Day Raw: Blake Anderson

    Sun Belt Media Day Raw: Blake Anderson

     

  • 2 Texas football players charged with sex assault

    2 Texas football players charged with sex assault

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:22:56 GMT
    Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.
    Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.
  • Que Lee named Sun Belt Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

    Que Lee named Sun Belt Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:26:41 GMT
    The senior linebacker is one of 10 Red Wolves selected to the Preseason All-Sun Belt team. The squad was selected by the conference head coaches and select members of the media.
    The senior linebacker is one of 10 Red Wolves selected to the Preseason All-Sun Belt team. The squad was selected by the conference head coaches and select members of the media.

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