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  • NEW: Malpractice suits dismissed against arrested doctor

    NEW: Malpractice suits dismissed against arrested doctor

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:29:48 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR  (KAIT) – A Paragould doctor accused of taking nude photographs of at least one patient is due in court again on May 30, but more information is coming to light after his arrest. Dr. Paul
    A Paragould doctor accused of taking nude photographs of at least one patient is due in court again on May 30, but more information is coming to light after his arrest.
  • Arkansas unemployment rate dips below 7 percent

    Arkansas unemployment rate dips below 7 percent

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:14:50 GMT
    State officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate has dropped below 7 percent for the first time in more than five years.
    State officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate has dropped below 7 percent for the first time in more than five years.
  • Police: Man wearing only sweatshirt forces way into home

    Police: Man wearing only sweatshirt forces way into home

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:10:39 GMT
    MARMADUKE, AR (KAIT) – Police are searching for a suspect who they say forced his way into a home wearing only a red sweatshirt. According to Marmaduke Police Chief Steve Franks, his department is looking
    Police are searching for a suspect who they say forced his way into a home wearing only a red sweatshirt.
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:28 GMT
    A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are...
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:32:32 GMT
    An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.
    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.
  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:01:24 GMT
    Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long...
    Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the...
  • Fire burns vacant home in SW Jonesboro

    Fire burns vacant home in SW Jonesboro

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:34:25 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A portion of Southwest Drive is closed this morning as crews are work on a house fire. According to Jonesboro dispatch the home is vacant. Southwest Drive has been closed from
    Southwest Drive was closed during the morning rush Friday after crews battled a house fire.
  • Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:41:38 GMT
    Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.
    Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's...
  • Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

    Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:32:26 GMT
    Source: American Med DevSource: American Med Dev
    LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers. There's good reason for that in Louisville: The city is ranked first in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring allergies. The organization's list of the top 100 locations is based on pollen count, medication usage and the number of allergists. Memphis, TN, was second on the list, and Tennessee has three other cities on the ...
    LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers. There's good reason for that in Louisville: The city is ranked first in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring allergies. The organization's list of the top 100 locations is based on pollen count, medication usage and the number of allergists. Memphis, TN, was second on the list, and Tennessee has three other cities on the ...
  • Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

    Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:00:57 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.
    Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."
  • Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

    Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:41:10 GMT
    Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.
    The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials...
  • Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

    Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:51:05 GMT
    Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.
    Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.
  • 1 dead after crash in Pemiscot Co.

    1 dead after crash in Pemiscot Co.

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:12:36 GMT
    HAYTI, MO (KAIT) – A man is dead after a crash near Hayti. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert Lenox, 59, of Hayti died after the crash Thursday afternoon. The crash report states
    A man is dead after a crash near Hayti.
  • Your Week in Review: April 18

    Your Week in Review: April 18

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:00:20 GMT
    The one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, rising tensions in eastern Ukraine and a deadly ferry sinking all made headlines this week.
    The one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, rising tensions in eastern Ukraine and a deadly ferry sinking all made headlines this week.
  • Poplar Bluff Police warning of phone scam

    Poplar Bluff Police warning of phone scam

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:09:28 GMT
    The Poplar Bluff Police Department is warning of a phone scam.
    The Poplar Bluff Police Department is warning of a phone scam.
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  • NEW: Malpractice suits dismissed against arrested doctor

    NEW: Malpractice suits dismissed against arrested doctor

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:29:48 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR  (KAIT) – A Paragould doctor accused of taking nude photographs of at least one patient is due in court again on May 30, but more information is coming to light after his arrest. Dr. Paul
    A Paragould doctor accused of taking nude photographs of at least one patient is due in court again on May 30, but more information is coming to light after his arrest.
  • Talent show held to help fight SIDS

    Talent show held to help fight SIDS

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:55:46 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Greene County Tech Primary School is hosting a talent show tonight at 7 p.m. at the school. The talent show is in honor of kindergarten teacher Andrea Moore who lost her child to
    Greene County Tech Primary School is hosting a talent show in honor of a kindergarten teacher who lost her child to SIDS.
  • 1 dead after crash in Pemiscot Co.

    1 dead after crash in Pemiscot Co.

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:12:36 GMT
    HAYTI, MO (KAIT) – A man is dead after a crash near Hayti. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert Lenox, 59, of Hayti died after the crash Thursday afternoon. The crash report states
    A man is dead after a crash near Hayti.
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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.
  • Fire burns vacant home in SW Jonesboro

    Fire burns vacant home in SW Jonesboro

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:34:25 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A portion of Southwest Drive is closed this morning as crews are work on a house fire. According to Jonesboro dispatch the home is vacant. Southwest Drive has been closed from
    Southwest Drive was closed during the morning rush Friday after crews battled a house fire.

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