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  • Women's clinic to open in Paragould Monday

    Women's clinic to open in Paragould Monday

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:08:20 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – A new women's care unit will be opening up next week in Paragould. Arkansas Methodist Medical Center announced Friday in a news release that the AMMC Women's Clinic will open Monday
    Arkansas Methodist Medical Center announced Friday in a news release that the AMMC Women's Clinic will open Monday morning at 8 a.m. The clinic is located at 1000 W. Kingshighway, Suite 4 in Paragould.
  • 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.
  • Two arrested in altercation with firefighter

    Two arrested in altercation with firefighter

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:45:10 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR  (KAIT) – Jonesboro police arrested a Craighead County man Thursday night as Jonesboro Firefighters were putting out a house fire.  According to a Jonesboro Police report Doyle Yarbrough,
    Jonesboro police arrested a Craighead County man Thursday night as Jonesboro Firefighters were putting out a house fire.  According to a Jonesboro Police report Doyle Yarbrough, 82, of Jonesboro and Tony Scott Parish, 50, of Jonesboro were involved in an altercation with firefighters.
  • State's high court rules in favor of northeast AR woman

    State's high court rules in favor of northeast AR woman

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:35:05 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR  (KAIT) – A Greene County woman who pleaded guilty to a number of drug crimes in 2012 won an appeal in Arkansas Supreme Court, and will be awarded $7,550 that was seized from her purse during
    A Greene County woman who pleaded guilty to a number of drug crimes in 2012 won an appeal in Arkansas Supreme Court, and will be awarded $7,550 that was seized from her purse during her arrest.
  • Man, 27, faces 18 felony counts for highway shooting spree

    Man, 27, faces 18 felony counts for highway shooting spree

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:33:46 GMT
    (Courtesy: Kansas City Star)(Courtesy: Kansas City Star)
    Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte says they have the highway shooter suspect in custody. Police announced last week that they have positively linked 12 shooting incidents that have taken place on
    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday that she has filed 18 felony charges against a 27-year-old man in connection with a recent spree of shootings on area highways.
  • Arrest warrant sought for captain of sunken ferry

    Arrest warrant sought for captain of sunken ferry

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:21:42 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.
    As the last bit of the sunken ferry's hull slipped Friday beneath the murky water off southern South Korea, prosecutors and police sought arrest warrants for the vessel's captain and two other crew members in the...
  • Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

    Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:21:39 GMT
    Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.
    Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.
  • June groundbreaking planned for Osceola steel mill

    June groundbreaking planned for Osceola steel mill

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:04:27 GMT
    Groundbreaking on a planned $1.1 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas is expected to take place in late June.
    Groundbreaking on a planned $1.1 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas is expected to take place in late June.
  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

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

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:01:49 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...
  • NEW: Malpractice suits dismissed against arrested doctor

    NEW: Malpractice suits dismissed against arrested doctor

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:18:42 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.
  • 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.
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  • State's high court rules in favor of northeast AR woman

    State's high court rules in favor of northeast AR woman

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:35:05 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR  (KAIT) – A Greene County woman who pleaded guilty to a number of drug crimes in 2012 won an appeal in Arkansas Supreme Court, and will be awarded $7,550 that was seized from her purse during
    A Greene County woman who pleaded guilty to a number of drug crimes in 2012 won an appeal in Arkansas Supreme Court, and will be awarded $7,550 that was seized from her purse during her arrest.
  • Region 8 school celebrates Earth Day

    Region 8 school celebrates Earth Day

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:33:16 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Students at a Region 8 school learned how to respect the earth on Friday.
    Students at a Region 8 school learned how to respect the earth on Friday.
  • Paragould doctor appears for bond hearing, also faces civil suit

    Paragould doctor appears for bond hearing, also faces civil suit

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:23:47 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR  (KAIT) – A Greene County doctor was ordered to give up his passport and given a $500,000 bond during his first appearance in court Thursday. Dr. Paul Becton, Junior, 68, of Paragould was
    A Greene County doctor was ordered to give up his passport and given a $500,000 bond during his first appearance in court Thursday. Dr. Paul Becton, Junior, 68, of Paragould was also given a no contact order and not allowed to travel outside the Second Judicial District without approval from the court. Right now, Becton is being held in the Greene County Jail.
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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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