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    Silver Alert issued for Jonesboro man

    Silver Alert issued for Jonesboro man

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:37:24 GMT
    The alert states Curtis Atkinson, 81, has been missing since 7 a.m. Thursday. He was last known to be at the 1300-block of Pardew Street in Jonesboro.
    The alert states Curtis Atkinson, 81, has been missing since 7 a.m. Thursday. He was last known to be at the 1300-block of Pardew Street in Jonesboro.
  • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:14:14 GMT
    It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.
    Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...
  • CWL suggests water usage schedule

    CWL suggests water usage schedule

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:28 GMT
    Jonesboro City Water and Light is suggesting residents use an irrigation schedule.
    Jonesboro City Water and Light is suggesting residents use an irrigation schedule.
  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:25:12 GMT
    Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
    Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:25:20 GMT
    A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.
    A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct...
  • 74-year-old man found beaten near apartment complex

    74-year-old man found beaten near apartment complex

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:04:19 GMT
    A Woodruff County man is fighting for his life in a Memphis hospital after he was severely beaten last Saturday, according to the Woodruff County Sheriff's Office.
    A Woodruff County man is fighting for his life in a Memphis hospital after he was severely beaten last Saturday, according to the Woodruff County Sheriff's Office.
  • Jonesboro man arrested for pulling machete on another man

    Jonesboro man arrested for pulling machete on another man

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:54:20 GMT
    David L. Bowers (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)David L. Bowers (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)
    A Jonesboro man was arrested for aggravated assault after he pulled a machete on another man who was grieving over the death of his mother, according to a Jonesboro Police report.
    A Jonesboro man was arrested for aggravated assault after he pulled a machete on another man who was grieving over the death of his mother, according to a Jonesboro Police report.
  • Ebola patients released from Emory Hospital

    Ebola patients released from Emory Hospital

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:09:11 GMT

    Emory University Hospital will make an announcement later Thursday about the status of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who were being treated at the hospital for the deadly disease.

    Emory University Hospital will make an announcement later Thursday about the status of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who were being treated at the hospital for the deadly disease.

  • Albino crocodile named 'Michael Jackson' kills Australian fisherman

    Albino crocodile named 'Michael Jackson' kills Australian fisherman

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:56:46 GMT
    A rare albino crocodile attacked and killed a fisherman in Australia on Monday. 
    A rare albino crocodile attacked and killed a fisherman in Australia on Monday. 
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    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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  • BREAKING

    Silver Alert issued for Jonesboro man

    Silver Alert issued for Jonesboro man

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:37:24 GMT
    The alert states Curtis Atkinson, 81, has been missing since 7 a.m. Thursday. He was last known to be at the 1300-block of Pardew Street in Jonesboro.
    The alert states Curtis Atkinson, 81, has been missing since 7 a.m. Thursday. He was last known to be at the 1300-block of Pardew Street in Jonesboro.
  • Humane society seeing more hoarding cases

    Humane society seeing more hoarding cases

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:19:00 GMT
    The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society has been getting several calls about animal hoarding cases in Region 8.
    The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society has been getting several calls about animal hoarding cases in Region 8.
  • Arkansas Headlines</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=147570" target="_top">More >></a>Arkansas HeadlinesMore>>

  • Arkansas lottery dials back budget projections

    Arkansas lottery dials back budget projections

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:46:29 GMT
    The Arkansas Lottery Commission has dialed back its budget projections for money raised for scholarships by $3 million.
    The Arkansas Lottery Commission has dialed back its budget projections for money raised for scholarships by $3 million.
  • Romney to campaign for Cotton in Arkansas

    Romney to campaign for Cotton in Arkansas

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:41 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:41:19 GMT
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be campaigning in Arkansas for GOP Congressman Tom Cotton in Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be campaigning in Arkansas for GOP Congressman Tom Cotton in Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.
  • $20M upgrade proposed for Little Rock airport

    $20M upgrade proposed for Little Rock airport

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:21:11 GMT
    More than $20 million in improvements have been proposed for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.
    More than $20 million in improvements have been proposed for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.
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  • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:14:14 GMT
    It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.
    Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...
  • Holder arrives in Ferguson to oversee Brown shooting case

    Holder arrives in Ferguson to oversee Brown shooting case

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:30:32 GMT

    A grand jury will begin deliberations Wednesday on Officer Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, according to the St. Louis County Prosecutor.

    A grand jury will begin deliberations Wednesday on Officer Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, according to the St. Louis County Prosecutor.

  • MO Gov. Nixon: 'Vigorous prosecution' needed after death of Michael Brown

    MO Gov. Nixon: 'Vigorous prosecution' needed after death of Michael Brown

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:09:20 GMT

    With Michael Brown's funeral scheduled for Monday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has made his boldest statement since Brown's death, saying in a statement that "a vigorous prosecution must be pursued." 

    With Michael Brown's funeral scheduled for Monday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has made his boldest statement since Brown's death, saying in a statement that "a vigorous prosecution must be pursued." 

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  • Tony Stewart skipping Bristol after Ward's death

    Tony Stewart skipping Bristol after Ward's death

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:52:12 GMT
    Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
    Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
  • Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones

    Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:29:57 GMT
    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is planning to survey bears in two zones that cover much of southern Arkansas.
    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is planning to survey bears in two zones that cover much of southern Arkansas.
  • SEC: Schools take steps to improve fan experience

    SEC: Schools take steps to improve fan experience

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:19:54 GMT
    Commissioner Mike Slive said Wednesday that SEC schools "have made it a priority to engage their fans in a way that will enhance their in-game enjoyment and satisfaction."
    Commissioner Mike Slive said Wednesday that SEC schools "have made it a priority to engage their fans in a way that will enhance their in-game enjoyment and satisfaction."

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