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  • Original victim files suit against OBGYN

    Original victim files suit against OBGYN

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:00:19 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould OB/GYN accused of taking nude photos of some of his patients had his first court appearance Thursday. He was arrested Wednesday night at a Newport hotel. Dr. Paul
    The patient that brought all of this to the forefront has now filed civil suit against the doctor and explained in detail what Becton allegedly did to her during that exam that she said led up to him taking nude photos of her.
  • Paragould doctor appears for bond hearing, also faces civil suit

    Paragould doctor appears for bond hearing, also faces civil suit

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:47:08 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR  (KAIT) – A Greene County doctor was ordered to give up his passport and given a $500,000 bond during his first appearance in court Thursday. Dr. Paul Becton, Junior, 68, of Paragould was
    A Greene County doctor was ordered to give up his passport and given a $500,000 bond during his first appearance in court Thursday. Dr. Paul Becton, Junior, 68, of Paragould was also given a no contact order and not allowed to travel outside the Second Judicial District without approval from the court. Right now, Becton is being held in the Greene County Jail.
  • Ex-wife of convicted killer charged with child prostitution

    Ex-wife of convicted killer charged with child prostitution

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:25:19 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-- The former wife of a Region man convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young neighborhood girl now faces felony charges herself. Tonya M. Smith, 41, is charged with three counts
    The former wife of a Region man convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young neighborhood girl now faces felony charges herself. Tonya M. Smith, 41, is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, two counts of causing a child under the age of 13 to view/listen to sexual activity, one count of causing a child over the age of 13 to view/listen to sexual activity, three counts of child enticement and two counts of failure to protect a child.
  • Ukrainian militia rejects calls to leave buildings

    Ukrainian militia rejects calls to leave buildings

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:32:18 GMT
    Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.
    Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:16:11 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

    Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:31:14 GMT
    A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school's new library in honor of Osama bin Laden.
    A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school's new library in honor of Osama bin Laden.
  • Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto...
    Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.
  • Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

    Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:01:23 GMT
    Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to assent the world's highest peak.
    A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak.
  • Project Lifesaver helps Bono family

    Project Lifesaver helps Bono family

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:57:32 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Holli Crowe's daughter, Macie, is an 11 year old who is dually diagnosed with Down's syndrome and Autism.  Crowe's biggest fear, just like any other parent, is Macie will wander
    Macie Crowe, an 11 year old with Down's syndrome and Autism, wears a Project Lifesaver bracelet that could save her life. 
  • 3 charged with murder of Pemiscot County man

    3 charged with murder of Pemiscot County man

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:43:35 GMT
    Three men have been charged in connection with the death of a Pemiscot County man. Two others face other charges in connection to the case as well.
    Three men have been charged in connection with the death of a Pemiscot County man. Two others face other charges in connection to the case as well.
  • Civil suit against arrested OB/GYN

    Civil suit against arrested OB/GYN

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:47:45 GMT
    Region 8 News Thursday Evening Update - some of the stories we're tracking for Region 8 News at 10.   Lawsuit filed against OB/GYN Dr. Paul Becton Jr. is not only facing felony charges; he is also facing
    Dr. Paul Becton Jr. is not only facing felony charges; he is also facing civil action.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center stops in Blytheville

    Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center stops in Blytheville

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:49:38 GMT
    BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -   The Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center made a stop in Region 8 Thursday. As a 22-year army veteran, Mississippi County Veterans Service Director Mike Freligh knows
     
    Veterans often need information about medical assistance, benefits for bereaved families, and counseling services. 





     
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:30:14 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
    For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.
  • Police arrest 2 teens related to attack of 81-year-old woman

    Police arrest 2 teens related to attack of 81-year-old woman

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:55:55 GMT
    (WMC-TV) – Two West Memphis teenagers were arrested in relation to a home invasion and the beating of an 81-year-old woman, according to West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes. The woman had to be rushed
    Two West Memphis teenagers were arrested in relation to a home invasion and the beating of an 81-year-old woman, according to West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes.
  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions for now

    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions for now

    Ukraine is seeking to pacify Russia even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what Washington says are Russian efforts to foment unrest in the former Soviet state.
    In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by...
  • 50 million Android devices are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug

    50 million Android devices are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug

    Android users may be more susceptible to the Heartbleed Bug than previously thought.
    Android users may be more susceptible to the Heartbleed Bug than previously thought.
  • Former youth pastor convicted of sexually assaulting girl

    Former youth pastor convicted of sexually assaulting girl

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:17:40 GMT
    MARION, AR (KAIT) – A former youth pastor and daycare worker has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl. Scott Ellington, prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial
    A former youth pastor and daycare worker has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.
  • Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:01:06 GMT
    Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
    Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:00:46 GMT
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and...
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too...
  • Man wanted after armed robbery at hardware store

    Man wanted after armed robbery at hardware store

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:52:59 GMT
    SEARCY, AR (KAIT) – Police are searching for a suspect involved in the armed robbery of a Searcy hardware store. According to Searcy police, the incident happened at 2133 East Race Street around 9 a.m.
    Police are searching for a suspect involved in the armed robbery of a Searcy hardware store.
  • Wal-Mart CEO gives $1M to University of Arkansas

    Wal-Mart CEO gives $1M to University of Arkansas

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:24:48 GMT
    The University of Arkansas has received a $1 million gift from the CEO of Wal-Mart and his wife to benefit the school's business college.
    The University of Arkansas has received a $1 million gift from the CEO of Wal-Mart and his wife to benefit the school's business college.
  • Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation

    Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:22:29 GMT
    The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.
    The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.
  • Girl trapped underwater 20 minutes in critical condition

    Girl trapped underwater 20 minutes in critical condition

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:41:20 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition at a Memphis hospital after becoming trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes. At 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jonesboro
    A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition at a Memphis hospital after becoming trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.
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  • Project Lifesaver helps Bono family

    Project Lifesaver helps Bono family

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:57:32 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Holli Crowe's daughter, Macie, is an 11 year old who is dually diagnosed with Down's syndrome and Autism.  Crowe's biggest fear, just like any other parent, is Macie will wander
    Macie Crowe, an 11 year old with Down's syndrome and Autism, wears a Project Lifesaver bracelet that could save her life. 
  • 3 charged with murder of Pemiscot County man

    3 charged with murder of Pemiscot County man

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:43:35 GMT
    Three men have been charged in connection with the death of a Pemiscot County man. Two others face other charges in connection to the case as well.
    Three men have been charged in connection with the death of a Pemiscot County man. Two others face other charges in connection to the case as well.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center stops in Blytheville

    Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center stops in Blytheville

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:49:38 GMT
    BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -   The Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center made a stop in Region 8 Thursday. As a 22-year army veteran, Mississippi County Veterans Service Director Mike Freligh knows
     
    Veterans often need information about medical assistance, benefits for bereaved families, and counseling services. 





     
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  • Boonville man lets buyer keep his stolen car

    Boonville man lets buyer keep his stolen car

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:58:17 GMT
    A Boonville resident had his car stolen recently and when he learned where the vehicle ended up, he didn't want it back.
    A Boonville resident had his car stolen recently and when he learned where the vehicle ended up, he didn't want it back.
  • Original victim files suit against OBGYN

    Original victim files suit against OBGYN

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:00:19 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould OB/GYN accused of taking nude photos of some of his patients had his first court appearance Thursday. He was arrested Wednesday night at a Newport hotel. Dr. Paul
    The patient that brought all of this to the forefront has now filed civil suit against the doctor and explained in detail what Becton allegedly did to her during that exam that she said led up to him taking nude photos of her.
  • Girl trapped underwater 20 minutes in critical condition

    Girl trapped underwater 20 minutes in critical condition

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:41:20 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition at a Memphis hospital after becoming trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes. At 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jonesboro
    A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition at a Memphis hospital after becoming trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.

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