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  • Ex-wife of convicted killer charged with child prostitution

    Ex-wife of convicted killer charged with child prostitution

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:13:19 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-- The former wife of a Region man convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young neighborhood girl now faces felony charges herself. Tonya M. Smith, 41, is charged with three counts
    The former wife of a Region man convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young neighborhood girl now faces felony charges herself. Tonya M. Smith, 41, is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, two counts of causing a child under the age of 13 to view/listen to sexual activity, one count of causing a child over the age of 13 to view/listen to sexual activity, three counts of child enticement and two counts of failure to protect a child.
  • Former youth pastor convicted of sexually assaulting girl

    Former youth pastor convicted of sexually assaulting girl

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:17:40 GMT
    MARION, AR (KAIT) – A former youth pastor and daycare worker has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl. Scott Ellington, prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial
    A former youth pastor and daycare worker has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.
  • Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:01:06 GMT
    Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
    Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
  • Man wanted after armed robbery at hardware store

    Man wanted after armed robbery at hardware store

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:52:59 GMT
    SEARCY, AR (KAIT) – Police are searching for a suspect involved in the armed robbery of a Searcy hardware store. According to Searcy police, the incident happened at 2133 East Race Street around 9 a.m.
    Police are searching for a suspect involved in the armed robbery of a Searcy hardware store.
  • Wal-Mart CEO gives $1M to University of Arkansas

    Wal-Mart CEO gives $1M to University of Arkansas

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:24:48 GMT
    The University of Arkansas has received a $1 million gift from the CEO of Wal-Mart and his wife to benefit the school's business college.
    The University of Arkansas has received a $1 million gift from the CEO of Wal-Mart and his wife to benefit the school's business college.
  • Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation

    Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:22:29 GMT
    The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.
    The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.
  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

    Ukraine is seeking to pacify Russia even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what Washington says are Russian efforts to foment unrest in the former Soviet state.
    Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
  • Police arrest 2 teens related to attack of 81-year-old woman

    Police arrest 2 teens related to attack of 81-year-old woman

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:07:35 GMT
    (WMC-TV) – Two West Memphis teenagers were arrested in relation to a home invasion and the beating of an 81-year-old woman, according to West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes. The woman had to be rushed
    Two West Memphis teenagers were arrested in relation to a home invasion and the beating of an 81-year-old woman, according to West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes.
  • Girl trapped underwater 20 minutes in critical condition

    Girl trapped underwater 20 minutes in critical condition

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:41:20 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition at a Memphis hospital after becoming trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes. At 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jonesboro
    A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition at a Memphis hospital after becoming trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.
  • Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

    Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto...
    An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel...
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  • Former youth pastor convicted of sexually assaulting girl

    Former youth pastor convicted of sexually assaulting girl

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:17:40 GMT
    MARION, AR (KAIT) – A former youth pastor and daycare worker has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl. Scott Ellington, prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial
    A former youth pastor and daycare worker has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.
  • Ex-wife of convicted killer charged with child prostitution

    Ex-wife of convicted killer charged with child prostitution

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:13:19 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-- The former wife of a Region man convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young neighborhood girl now faces felony charges herself. Tonya M. Smith, 41, is charged with three counts
    The former wife of a Region man convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young neighborhood girl now faces felony charges herself. Tonya M. Smith, 41, is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, two counts of causing a child under the age of 13 to view/listen to sexual activity, one count of causing a child over the age of 13 to view/listen to sexual activity, three counts of child enticement and two counts of failure to protect a child.
  • Hospital explains OB-GYN examination procedure

    Hospital explains OB-GYN examination procedure

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:58:56 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- After a Paragould OB-GYN was arrested for taking pictures of his patients, a number of people are posing the question of whether it's required for a doctor to have a nurse in the
    After a Paragould OB-GYN was arrested for taking pictures of his patients, a number of people are posing the question of whether it's required for a doctor to have a nurse in the room during an examination.

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