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  • Lawrence County Sheriff's Department suspended from 1033 program

    Lawrence County Sheriff's Department suspended from 1033 program

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:00:29 GMT
    LAWRENCECOUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Many Region 8 law enforcement agencies are a part of a 1033 program, which provides them with military gear. The Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency, also known as DLA is in charge of this program. During an annual inventory that each agency must complete within the 1033 program, personnel were notified that an M-14 riffle had gone missing from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. Arkansas Law Enforcement Support Office Manager James Ray told Region 8 the Law...
    LAWRENCECOUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Many Region 8 law enforcement agencies are a part of a 1033 program, which provides them with military gear. The Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency, also known as DLA is in charge of this program. During an annual inventory that each agency must complete within the 1033 program, personnel were notified that an M-14 riffle had gone missing from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. Arkansas Law Enforcement Support Office Manager James Ray told Region 8 the Law...
  • Safety training session held for CASA volunteers

    Safety training session held for CASA volunteers

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:50:19 GMT

    Volunteers for CASA went to a training session to prepare for dangerous situations.

    Volunteers for CASA went to a training session to prepare for dangerous situations.

  • ASU fans howl with excitement for season opener

    ASU fans howl with excitement for season opener

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:28:15 GMT
    Preparations for Arkansas State University's first home game continued Friday.
    Preparations for Arkansas State University's first home game continued Friday.
  • Arkansas Secretary of State certifies signatures for alcohol amendment

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:06:13 GMT
    The petition to legalize alcohol sales in all of Arkansas' 75 counties will appear on the November ballot, according to the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office.
    The petition to legalize alcohol sales in all of Arkansas' 75 counties will appear on the November ballot, according to the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office.
  • Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

    Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:19:58 GMT
    Rescuers on Friday located 20 of at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped underground by a landslide in northern Nicaragua, but were not immediately able to bring them to safety.
    Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews.
  • Blytheville man found dead from gunshot wound

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:22:23 GMT
    Blytheville Police are investigating the death of a man who was found with gunshot wounds, according to a news release issued on Friday.
    Blytheville Police are investigating the death of a man who was found with gunshot wounds, according to a news release issued on Friday.
  • Arrest made in church burglary

    Arrest made in church burglary

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:07:01 GMT
    James Davis (Source: St. Francis County Jail)James Davis (Source: St. Francis County Jail)
    Forrest City police officers were called to the Church of God on Whitaker Street in Forrest City Thursday just before midnight in reference to a burglary.
    Forrest City police officers were called to the Church of God on Whitaker Street in Forrest City Thursday just before midnight in reference to a burglary.

  • Kennett PD called to fight at high school

    Kennett PD called to fight at high school

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:03:11 GMT
    Officers were called to Kennett High School Thursday morning in reference to a fight.
    Officers were called to Kennett High School Thursday morning in reference to a fight.
  • Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:23 GMT
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home.
    Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward...
  • DirecTV Negotiations Nearing Deadline

    DirecTV Negotiations Nearing Deadline

     

  • Abortion opponents urge Pryor to back 20-week ban

    Abortion opponents urge Pryor to back 20-week ban

    Abortion opponents are urging Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor to support banning the procedure 20 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, an effort by conservatives to move social issues to the forefront of a race that...
    Abortion opponents are urging Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor to support banning the procedure 20 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, an effort by conservatives to move social issues to the forefront of a race that has...
  • Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

    Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:00:30 GMT
    Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May says the country has raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, but says there is no specific threat.
    Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida.
  • Human skull donated to Austin Goodwill

    Human skull donated to Austin Goodwill

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:51:41 GMT
    A Goodwill in Austin, TX recently found a human skull amongst its donations.
    A Goodwill in Austin, TX recently found a human skull amongst its donations.
  • Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

    Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:50:07 GMT
    The ex-wife of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl learning to use an Uzi said Friday that her family plans to write the child a letter to comfort her.
    The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.
  • Trumann man dead after vehicle overturned into ditch

    Trumann man dead after vehicle overturned into ditch

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:55:51 GMT
    The crash report from Arkansas State Police showed Bobby Lee Fagan, 41, of Trumann died as a result of the crash.
    The crash report from Arkansas State Police showed Bobby Lee Fagan, 41, of Trumann died as a result of the crash.
  • An update for DirecTV subscribers

    An update for DirecTV subscribers

    At KAIT, nothing is more important to us than providing Region 8 with the very best in local news and weather, along with your favorite ABC programming.
    At KAIT, nothing is more important to us than providing Region 8 with the very best in local news and weather, along with your favorite ABC programming.
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  • U.S. Congressman Tom Cotton featured speaker

    U.S. Congressman Tom Cotton featured speaker

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:02:46 GMT
    Candidate for U.S. Senate Congressman Tom Cotton was the featured speaker at the Northeast Arkansas Political Animals meeting at the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce on Friday.
    Candidate for U.S. Senate Congressman Tom Cotton was the featured speaker at the Northeast Arkansas Political Animals meeting at the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce on Friday.
  • Safety training session held for CASA volunteers

    Safety training session held for CASA volunteers

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:50:19 GMT

    Volunteers for CASA went to a training session to prepare for dangerous situations.

    Volunteers for CASA went to a training session to prepare for dangerous situations.

  • ASU fans howl with excitement for season opener

    ASU fans howl with excitement for season opener

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:28:15 GMT
    Preparations for Arkansas State University's first home game continued Friday.
    Preparations for Arkansas State University's first home game continued Friday.
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  • Lawrence County Sheriff's Department suspended from 1033 program

    Lawrence County Sheriff's Department suspended from 1033 program

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:00:29 GMT
    LAWRENCECOUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Many Region 8 law enforcement agencies are a part of a 1033 program, which provides them with military gear. The Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency, also known as DLA is in charge of this program. During an annual inventory that each agency must complete within the 1033 program, personnel were notified that an M-14 riffle had gone missing from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. Arkansas Law Enforcement Support Office Manager James Ray told Region 8 the Law...
    LAWRENCECOUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Many Region 8 law enforcement agencies are a part of a 1033 program, which provides them with military gear. The Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency, also known as DLA is in charge of this program. During an annual inventory that each agency must complete within the 1033 program, personnel were notified that an M-14 riffle had gone missing from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. Arkansas Law Enforcement Support Office Manager James Ray told Region 8 the Law...
  • Arrest made in church burglary

    Arrest made in church burglary

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:07:01 GMT
    James Davis (Source: St. Francis County Jail)James Davis (Source: St. Francis County Jail)
    Forrest City police officers were called to the Church of God on Whitaker Street in Forrest City Thursday just before midnight in reference to a burglary.
    Forrest City police officers were called to the Church of God on Whitaker Street in Forrest City Thursday just before midnight in reference to a burglary.

  • $30,000 in sculptures stolen from Little Rock park

    $30,000 in sculptures stolen from Little Rock park

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:01:23 GMT
    Little Rock authorities say three sculptures worth $30,000 have been stolen from Riverfront Park.
    Little Rock authorities say three sculptures worth $30,000 have been stolen from Riverfront Park.
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