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  • Jonesboro police searches for armed and dangerous suspect

    Jonesboro police searches for armed and dangerous suspect

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:34:29 GMT
    Three men were arrested and a fourth man is listed as a suspect in the armed robbery of the Dollar General on Highland Drive, according to a Jonesboro police report.
    Three men were arrested and a fourth man is listed as a suspect in the armed robbery of the Dollar General on Highland Drive, according to a Jonesboro police report.
  • A Better Region 8: Help Stuff the Bus!

    A Better Region 8: Help Stuff the Bus!

    It's hard to believe the start of the school year is just around the corner. Some of our kids will show up with a backpack full of supplies. But for many of our children here in Region 8, the backpacks will be empty.
    It's hard to believe the start of the school year is just around the corner. Some of our kids will show up with a backpack full of supplies. But for many of our children here in Region 8, the backpacks will be empty.
  • Iraq's top Shiite cleric appeals to politicians

    Iraq's top Shiite cleric appeals to politicians

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 GMT
    The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.
  • Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

    Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:23:22 GMT
    With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.
    With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.
  • 35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels

    35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 GMT
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.
    A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.
  • Arkansas county officials uphold librarian firing

    Arkansas county officials uphold librarian firing

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:54:01 GMT
    Marion County officials are standing behind a decision to fire a librarian accused of throwing booklets about the Freedom of Information Act at board members.
    Marion County officials are standing behind a decision to fire a librarian accused of throwing booklets about the Freedom of Information Act at board members.
  • Voter turnout projected at 27 percent in Missouri

    Voter turnout projected at 27 percent in Missouri

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:48:07 GMT
    Missouri election authorities are predicting about one in four voters will cast ballots in next week's primaries.
    Missouri election authorities are predicting about one in four voters will cast ballots in next week's primaries.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:43:01 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:
  • Large expert team reaches Ukraine crash site

    Large expert team reaches Ukraine crash site

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:33:39 GMT
    Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...
    A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.
  • Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

    Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:19:58 GMT
    British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr,...
    British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...
  • Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

    Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:50 AM EDT2014-08-01 08:50:12 GMT
    Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict...
    Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration...
  • New Jonesboro Police Department building to open soon

    New Jonesboro Police Department building to open soon

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:59:47 GMT
    Within a month, multiple divisions of the Jonesboro Police Department will move into a new home. The city purchased and renovated the former Army Reserve Center located on Caraway Road.
    Within a month, multiple divisions of the Jonesboro Police Department will move into a new home. The city purchased and renovated the former Army Reserve Center located on Caraway Road.
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  • A-State Fall Camp kicks off Thursday

    A-State Fall Camp kicks off Thursday

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:03:31 GMT
    Seventeen of the eighteen workouts are scheduled to start at 8:35am. All practices are OPEN to the public. The workouts will be held at Centennial Bank Stadium or the football practice fields.
    Seventeen of the eighteen workouts are scheduled to start at 8:35am. All practices are OPEN to the public. The workouts will be held at Centennial Bank Stadium or the football practice fields.
  • Drew Brees shows off incredible accuracy by 'skeet shooting'

    Drew Brees shows off incredible accuracy by 'skeet shooting'

    How good is Drew Brees? This good. A Vine post of Drew Brees ‘skeet shooting' is possibly the most impressive thing to come out of Saints Training Camp yet. Brees shows off his incredible accuracy by
    How good is Drew Brees? This good.
  • 'Out of nowhere': Twins add undrafted 24-year-old

    'Out of nowhere': Twins add undrafted 24-year-old

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:58 AM EDT2014-07-30 05:58:05 GMT
    In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitcher who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs in a California summer league but has never been drafted.
    In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted.
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  • Body found in I-55 Ark. ditch

    Body found in I-55 Ark. ditch

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:15:02 GMT
    (WMC) – Arkansas State Police are on the scene of a report of a body found near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis. Reports are a body may have been found
    A body was found Thursday near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis.
  • Man arrested for lighting woman on fire

    Man arrested for lighting woman on fire

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:56:54 GMT
    A Stone County man is in jail accused of pouring gasoline on a woman and then lighting her on fire.
    A Stone County man is in jail accused of pouring gasoline on a woman and then lighting her on fire.
  • Goldman Sachs downgrades Walmart stock

    Goldman Sachs downgrades Walmart stock

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:11 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:11:05 GMT

    Although it posts close to half a trillion dollars in annual sales, Walmart has seen sales drop for five straight quarters.

    Although it posts close to half a trillion dollars in annual sales, Walmart has seen sales drop for five straight quarters.

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