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  • 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 150 as search gets tougher

    SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:36:03 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...
    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 walls to...
  • 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.
  • Residents react to missing machete man

    Residents react to missing machete man

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:39:51 GMT
    POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener. Wegener stole an Oregon County Sheriff Department deputy's truck Sunday night and drove it
    POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener. Wegener stole an Oregon County Sheriff Department deputy's truck Sunday night and drove it
  • Deadly fire displaces dozens

    Deadly fire displaces dozens

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:39:11 GMT
    Region 8 News Tuesday Evening Update - some of the stories we're tracking for Region 8 News at 10. Deadly fire One man died and dozens of others were displaced when a fire took over a Jonesboro apartment
    One man died and dozens of others were displaced when a fire took over a Jonesboro apartment complex Tuesday afternoon.
  • Police ask for help to find missing Craighead County man

    Police ask for help to find missing Craighead County man

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:19:03 GMT
    CARAWAY, AR (KAIT) - Police are looking for a missing elderly man with Alzheimer's after he drove away from home late Tuesday afternoon. Donald Ashley, age 81, may be in a 1998 white Ford Ranger pickup
    Police are looking for a missing elderly man with Alzheimer's after he drove away from home late Tuesday afternoon.
  • Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:19:22 GMT
    The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry.
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
  • Brookland students place in statewide essay contest

    Brookland students place in statewide essay contest

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:50:09 GMT
    BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT)-  Two Region 8 students are at the top of their game. Two Brookland Middle School sixth graders placed in a statewide writing contest.  Students Lotti Hoffman and Aisha Mahmoud entered
    Two Region 8 students are at the top of their game. Two Brookland Middle School sixth graders placed in a statewide writing contest.
  • Officers search convenience store, find illegal gambling devices

    Officers search convenience store, find illegal gambling devices

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:41:05 GMT
    CARDWELL, MO  (KAIT) – Investigators are looking at possible charges related to the seizure of drug paraphernalia and illegal gambling machines at a Dunklin County convenience store, according to Dunklin
    Investigators are looking at possible charges related to the seizure of drug paraphernalia and illegal gambling machines at a Dunklin County convenience store, according to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder.
  • Hundreds learn about Earth's resources at ASU

    Hundreds learn about Earth's resources at ASU

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:40:02 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  People gathered to celebrate Earth Day at Arkansas State University on Tuesday.     Students from schools all over Region 8 traveled to ASU to learn about respecting the earth. A
    People gathered to celebrate Earth Day at Arkansas State University on Tuesday.
  • 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.
  • Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

    Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:26:30 GMT
    Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny has been found guilty in a libel case and fined $8,400 in a court ruling that left the door open for his subsequent jailing.
    A Moscow judge on Tuesday left open the possibility of jailing President Vladimir Putin's main critic for years, a sign of Putin's increasingly hard-line rule against opponents.
  • GM, lawyers fight over bankruptcy protections

    GM, lawyers fight over bankruptcy protections

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:24:32 GMT
    General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.
    General Motors Co. and a battalion of trial lawyers are preparing for an epic court fight over whether GM is liable for the sins of its corporate past.
  • US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

    US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:14:17 GMT
    A U.S. official says the White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year.
    The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
  • Michaels details store locations, dates in security breach

    Michaels details store locations, dates in security breach

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:28:32 GMT
    Michaels narrowed down specific dates for each of the stores involved in a security breach that lasted about eight months and affected 3 million users.
    Michaels narrowed down specific dates for each of the stores involved in a security breach that lasted about eight months and affected 3 million users.
  • Medical expert 'absolutely amazed' stowaway teen survived

    Medical expert "absolutely amazed" stowaway teen survived

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:08:57 GMT
    Between oxygen depletion and the freezing cold temperatures, medical experts say the teenage stowaway from San Jose is lucky to be alive. One question on many minds is how is this physically possible? The
    Between oxygen depletion and the freezing cold temperatures, medical experts say the teenage stowaway from San Jose is lucky to be alive.
  • 18-wheeler dangles from I-10 after crash

    18-wheeler dangles from I-10 after crash

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:32:05 GMT
    A section of I-10 was closed for a few hours after an 18-wheeler partially went over a side guardrail and caused a fire early Tuesday morning.
    A section of I-10 was closed for a few hours after an 18-wheeler partially went over a side guardrail and caused a fire early Tuesday morning.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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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  • Gigi's Cupcakes coming to Jonesboro

    Gigi's Cupcakes coming to Jonesboro

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:31:11 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development made a "sweet" announcement Tuesday: Gigi's Cupcakes is coming to Jonesboro. "Gigi's is to cupcakes like Starbucks is to coffee,"
    Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development made a "sweet" announcement Tuesday:  Gigi's Cupcakes is coming to Jonesboro.
  • Man, daughter injured in one-vehicle crash

    Man, daughter injured in one-vehicle crash

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:50:51 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon sent a Region 8 man and his 2-year-old daughter to a local hospital. The crash happened around noon at the intersection of Aggie and Red Wolf
    A one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon sent a Region 8 man and his 2-year-old daughter to a local hospital. The crash happened around noon at the intersection of Aggie and Red Wolf Boulevard.
  • 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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