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  • UPDATE: Missing Caraway man found safe

    UPDATE: Missing Caraway man found safe

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:44:33 GMT
    CARAWAY, AR (KAIT) - The Caraway Police Department has requested the activation of a Silver Alert for a Craighead County man. According to Caraway Police, 81 year old Donald E. Ashley was last seen at
    A missing Craighead County man has been found safe. A Silver Alert was activated Tuesday night for 81-year-old Donald E. Ashley of Caraway.
  • Arrested doctor was certified to practice medicine

    Arrested doctor was certified to practice medicine

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:51:59 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR  (KAIT) – A Greene County doctor charged with five counts of video voyeurism was certified to practice, according to online records. A civil lawsuit filed last week against Dr. Paul Becton,
    A Greene County doctor charged with five counts of video voyeurism was certified to practice in the field of OB/GYN, according to online records.
  • SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

    SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:34:50 GMT
    The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin...
    As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching...
  • Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

    Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:44:29 GMT
    Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.
    Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified "bad activities."
  • Residents react to missing machete man

    Residents react to missing machete man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:07:17 GMT
    Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener in Oregon and Ripley counties in Missouri, along with Randolph county in Arkansas. 
    Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener in Oregon and Ripley counties in Missouri, along with Randolph county in Arkansas. Wegener stole an Oregon County Sheriff Department deputy's truck Sunday night and drove it into the Eleven Point River.
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:06:10 GMT
    Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring...
    Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.
  • MH370: 'Object of interest' spotted

    MH370: 'Object of interest' spotted

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:02:47 GMT
    An "object of interest" was spotted on the coast of western Australia Wednesday.
    An "object of interest" was spotted on the coast of western Australia Wednesday.
  • 10 things to know for Wednesday

    10 things to know for Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:15:20 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:54:07 GMT
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
  • 1 confirmed dead in Aspen Gardens Apartments fire

    1 confirmed dead in Aspen Gardens Apartments fire

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:57:33 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Fire and rescue crews are on the scene of a fire at the Aspen Gardens Apartments. The area of Rains Street and Oak Ave. has been closed while crews battle the blaze, according to
    Jonesboro Fire Chief Kevin Miller confirms to Region 8 News one person died following the fire. Firefighters also had to rescue three people from second and third stories in the building.
  • Former teacher on trial for sexual assault

    Former teacher on trial for sexual assault

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:47:17 GMT
    HARRISBURG, AR  (KAIT) – A former Trumann teacher charged with two counts of sexual assault appeared in court for trial again Tuesday in Poinsett County Circuit Court. According to prosecutors, closing
    A former Trumann teacher charged with two counts of sexual assault appeared in court for trial again Tuesday in Poinsett County Circuit Court. According to prosecutors, closing statements will begin Wednesday morning in the case against Danny Akers, 37, of Trumann.
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  • UPDATE: Missing Caraway man found safe

    UPDATE: Missing Caraway man found safe

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:44:33 GMT
    CARAWAY, AR (KAIT) - The Caraway Police Department has requested the activation of a Silver Alert for a Craighead County man. According to Caraway Police, 81 year old Donald E. Ashley was last seen at
    A missing Craighead County man has been found safe. A Silver Alert was activated Tuesday night for 81-year-old Donald E. Ashley of Caraway.
  • Residents react to missing machete man

    Residents react to missing machete man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:07:17 GMT
    Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener in Oregon and Ripley counties in Missouri, along with Randolph county in Arkansas. 
    Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener in Oregon and Ripley counties in Missouri, along with Randolph county in Arkansas. Wegener stole an Oregon County Sheriff Department deputy's truck Sunday night and drove it into the Eleven Point River.
  • 1 confirmed dead in Aspen Gardens Apartments fire

    1 confirmed dead in Aspen Gardens Apartments fire

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:57:33 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Fire and rescue crews are on the scene of a fire at the Aspen Gardens Apartments. The area of Rains Street and Oak Ave. has been closed while crews battle the blaze, according to
    Jonesboro Fire Chief Kevin Miller confirms to Region 8 News one person died following the fire. Firefighters also had to rescue three people from second and third stories in the building.
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  • AR Sen. Boozman recovering from heart surgery

    AR Sen. Boozman recovering from heart surgery

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:38:43 GMT
    (KAIT) – U.S. Senator John Boozman is currently undergoing surgery in an Arkansas hospital, according to a news release from his office. The release does not mention what type of surgery he is undergoing
    U.S. Senator John Boozman is recovering from heart surgery.
  • London doctor to lead UAMS cancer center

    London doctor to lead UAMS cancer center

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:56:09 GMT
    Officials with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Gov. Mike Beebe are expected to make an announcement about a cancer center in Little Rock.
    A London doctor has been tapped to serve as the new director for a cancer center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
  • Family looks for answers after body found in Forrest City

    Family looks for answers after body found in Forrest City

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:31:41 GMT
    A burned out car was found early Monday morning with a man inside, and now family members are searching for answers.
    A burned out car was found early Monday morning with a man inside, and now family members are searching for answers.
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  • Grizzlies beat Thunder in OKC to even series

    Grizzlies beat Thunder in OKC to even series

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-04-22 12:27:53 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game
    Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game, giving the Grizz home court advantage.
  • "Golf for Agape" raises thousands of dollars

    "Golf for Agape" raises thousands of dollars

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:52:57 GMT
    Thousands of dollars were raised during the 2nd annual "Golf for Agape" tournament Saturday.
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Thousands of dollars were raised during the 2nd annual "Golf for Agape" tournament Saturday.
  • ASU scores 4 in the 9th to win 10-9 and sweep ULM

    ASU scores 4 in the 9th to win 10-9 and sweep ULM

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:13:28 GMT
    JONESBORO, Ark. (astateredwolves.com) – Ty Michelotti reached base all three times after entering the game in the seventh inning and delivered the game-winning RBI fielder's choice in the bottom of the
    Ty Michelotti reached base all three times after entering the game in the seventh inning and delivered the game-winning RBI fielder's choice in the bottom of the ninth as Arkansas State rallied from three runs down to defeat Louisiana-Monroe 10-9 Sunday afternoon at Tomlinson Stadium.
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  • High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:27:58 GMT
    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since. "In a way it's kind of
    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since.
  • Residents react to missing machete man

    Residents react to missing machete man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:07:17 GMT
    Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener in Oregon and Ripley counties in Missouri, along with Randolph county in Arkansas. 
    Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener in Oregon and Ripley counties in Missouri, along with Randolph county in Arkansas. Wegener stole an Oregon County Sheriff Department deputy's truck Sunday night and drove it into the Eleven Point River.
  • Update: Memorial fund established for drowning victim

    Update: Memorial fund established for drowning victim

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:04:52 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A memorial fund has been created for an 11-year-old girl who died after she became trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.
    Kyria Seymour of Jonesboro died Saturday, April 19, at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN. A memorial fund has been created for an 11-year-old girl who died after she became trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.

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