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    ASP: Jonesboro police looking for missing man

    ASP: Jonesboro police looking for missing man

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-07-27 01:24:01 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-07-27 01:29:55 GMT
    A silver alert has been issued for James A. Whiteside of Jonesboro. (Source: ASP)A silver alert has been issued for James A. Whiteside of Jonesboro. (Source: ASP)

    According to the Arkansas State Police, a Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Jonesboro man.

    According to the Arkansas State Police, a Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Jonesboro man.

  • Court documents: Heard admits involvement in Weatherford death

    Court documents: Heard admits involvement in Weatherford death

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:31:37 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:55:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    According to Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce, a 16-year-old has been charged as an adult with capital murder, attempted capital murder, breaking or entering, theft of property and possession of a handgun by a minor in the Patrick Weatherford case. 

    According to Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce, a 16-year-old has been charged as an adult with capital murder, attempted capital murder, breaking or entering, theft of property and possession of a handgun by a minor in the Patrick Weatherford case. 

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    Death investigation underway in Izard County

    Death investigation underway in Izard County

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-07-26 18:12:44 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-07-26 18:29:50 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Izard County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man in the Dolph community.

    The Izard County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man in the Dolph community.

  • Woman arrested after she's found asleep in car, loaded gun beside her

    Woman arrested after she's found asleep in car, loaded gun beside her

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-07-26 16:24:58 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-07-26 17:04:37 GMT
    Nikole Taylor Dakhan (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Nikole Taylor Dakhan (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Jonesboro police arrested a Texas woman after they found her asleep in her car, a handgun on the seat beside her, in a school parking lot.

    Jonesboro police arrested a Texas woman after they found her asleep in her car, a handgun on the seat beside her, in a school parking lot.

  • Batesville drawing kudos on aquatic center

    Batesville drawing kudos on aquatic center

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:19:42 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:35:39 GMT
    A new aquatics center in Batesville has drawn visitors from the region. (Source: KAIT)A new aquatics center in Batesville has drawn visitors from the region. (Source: KAIT)

    A new aquatics center in Batesville has drawn a lot of visitors since it opened in June, with the town's mayor saying it has been a busy place. 

    A new aquatics center in Batesville has drawn a lot of visitors since it opened in June, with the town's mayor saying it has been a busy place. 

  • GR8Job: NEA Baptist honored by March of Dimes

    GR8Job: NEA Baptist honored by March of Dimes

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:06:45 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:33:32 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    An area hospital was recognized Wednesday by the March of Dimes for the hospital's work in reducing the number of elective inducements and Cesarian deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy. 

    An area hospital was recognized Wednesday by the March of Dimes for the hospital's work in reducing the number of elective inducements and Cesarian deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy. 

  • Trump's order: Bar all transgender troops from US military

    Trump's order: Bar all transgender troops from US military

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:28 AM EDT2017-07-26 13:28:15 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:29:09 GMT

    President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the armed forces.

    President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the armed forces.

  • Body of missing Baxter County man found, sheriff says

    Body of missing Baxter County man found, sheriff says

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-07-27 01:37:33 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-07-27 01:58:13 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The body of a 33-year-old man missing since July 17 in Baxter County was found Wednesday night, Sheriff John Montgomery said.

    The body of a 33-year-old man missing since July 17 in Baxter County was found Wednesday night, Sheriff John Montgomery said.

  • 16-year-old killed by Marion police officers identified

    16-year-old killed by Marion police officers identified

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-07-27 01:21:52 GMT
    Aries Clark (Source: Facebook)Aries Clark (Source: Facebook)

    The 16-year-old shot and killed by a Marion Police Department officer is identified as Aries Clark.

    The 16-year-old shot and killed by a Marion Police Department officer is identified as Aries Clark.

  • Staggering Numbers Show HUGE need for food in NEA

    Staggering Numbers Show HUGE need for food in NEA

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:48:57 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-07-27 00:30:30 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    A one day event feeds about 500 people, but still leaves many in need.

    A one day event feeds about 500 people, but still leaves many in need.

  • Temperatures Dangerous to Seniors

    Temperatures Dangerous to Seniors

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:58:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-07-27 00:22:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The temperatures are so hot a fan drive that was supposed to end gets extended.

    The temperatures are so hot a fan drive that was supposed to end gets extended.

  • Hazard rating spikes at local,deadly railroad crossing

    Hazard rating spikes at local,deadly railroad crossing

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-07-26 23:18:31 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-07-27 00:19:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The highway department called a meeting at a deadly railroad crossing in Region 8 on Wednesday to make upgrades.

    The highway department called a meeting at a deadly railroad crossing in Region 8 on Wednesday to make upgrades.

  • Southside Schools summer renovating project

    Southside Schools summer renovating project

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-07-26 23:32:06 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-07-27 00:15:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The Southside School District is currently working on a special project before students return back to school. 

    The Southside School District is currently working on a special project before students return back to school. 

  • Batesville looking at new road project

    Batesville looking at new road project

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-07-26 23:38:07 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-07-27 00:10:02 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The City of Batesville is on a mission to eliminate a traffic jam issue on one of their city streets. In the early mornings, also around noon and the 5 o'clock hour, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh said they're experiencing traffic jam issues on Meyers Street. Elumbaugh said they plan to widen Meyers Street; which is about an 8 mile road. “Its actually getting to be a very busy thorough fair through our community. It leads to our White River Medical Center; which is one of our largest i...

    The City of Batesville is on a mission to eliminate a traffic jam issue on one of their city streets. In the early mornings, also around noon and the 5 o'clock hour, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh said they're experiencing traffic jam issues on Meyers Street. Elumbaugh said they plan to widen Meyers Street; which is about an 8 mile road. “Its actually getting to be a very busy thorough fair through our community. It leads to our White River Medical Center; which is one of our largest i...

  • Rachel's Wednesday Evening Forecast (7/26)

    Rachel's Wednesday Evening Forecast (7/26)

  • Man arrested after search warrant yields pistols and pot

    Man arrested after search warrant yields pistols and pot

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:36:07 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:24:23 GMT
    Devontae Dewayne Fowler (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Devontae Dewayne Fowler (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Jonesboro police arrested a man after they say they found pistols and pot during a search of his home.

    Jonesboro police arrested a man after they say they found pistols and pot during a search of his home.

  • Second suspect in couple's beating arrested

    Second suspect in couple's beating arrested

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:51:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:22:30 GMT
    Chase Nathanual Harris (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Chase Nathanual Harris (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A judge found probable cause Wednesday to charge a 19-year-old Bono man with second-degree battery for his part in an assault earlier this month.

    A judge found probable cause Wednesday to charge a 19-year-old Bono man with second-degree battery for his part in an assault earlier this month.

  • JPD: Man on ICE hold after breaking into woman's apartment

    JPD: Man on ICE hold after breaking into woman's apartment

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-07-26 19:12:44 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:20:38 GMT
    Hugo Adiel Rodriguez (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Hugo Adiel Rodriguez (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment is being held on ICE, literally.

    A man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment is being held on ICE, literally.

  • Man accused in beating death makes first court appearance

    Man accused in beating death makes first court appearance

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:34:15 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A man accused of beating another man with a baseball bat had his first court appearance Wednesday.

    A man accused of beating another man with a baseball bat had his first court appearance Wednesday.

  • Fake doctor pleads guilty after running clinics in 4 states

    Fake doctor pleads guilty after running clinics in 4 states

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-07-26 18:38:39 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    A fake naturopathic doctor accused of operating medical clinics in four states has pleaded guilty.

    A fake naturopathic doctor accused of operating medical clinics in four states has pleaded guilty.

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    Crews at the scene of head-on crash

    Crews at the scene of head-on crash

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-07-26 17:40:31 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-07-26 17:45:31 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Clay County emergency responders are at the scene of a head-on crash near Boydsville.

    Clay County emergency responders are at the scene of a head-on crash near Boydsville.

  • Adorable photo shows elderly man feeding wife ice cream

    Adorable photo shows elderly man feeding wife ice cream

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-07-26 17:38:12 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-07-26 17:38:12 GMT
    (Source: Brent Kelley / Facebook)(Source: Brent Kelley / Facebook)

    Brent Kelley, of Nashville, took this photo at a Sonic showing an elderly man feeding ice cream to his wife. In his Facebook post, Kelley wrote that it was "a beautiful display of love."

    Brent Kelley, of Nashville, took this photo at a Sonic showing an elderly man feeding ice cream to his wife. In his Facebook post, Kelley wrote that it was "a beautiful display of love."

  • Arkansas proposal seeks Medicaid for Marshallese children

    Arkansas proposal seeks Medicaid for Marshallese children

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-07-26 17:14:24 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    The Arkansas Department of Human Services is submitting a proposal that would allow Marshallese children living in the state to become eligible for Medicaid coverage.

    The Arkansas Department of Human Services is submitting a proposal that would allow Marshallese children living in the state to become eligible for Medicaid coverage.

  • Insurers propose rate increases for Arkansas marketplace

    Insurers propose rate increases for Arkansas marketplace

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-07-26 17:10:47 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Health insurers have proposed rate increases ranging from nearly 8 percent to 22 percent starting in 2018 for thousands of Arkansans covered through the marketplace set up under the federal health care law.

    Health insurers have proposed rate increases ranging from nearly 8 percent to 22 percent starting in 2018 for thousands of Arkansans covered through the marketplace set up under the federal health care law.

  • Hazard rating increased at Bono railroad crossing

    Hazard rating increased at Bono railroad crossing

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-07-26 15:53:45 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:14 PM EDT2017-07-26 16:14:02 GMT

    Following a deadly crash earlier in July, railroad and highway officials came together to discuss the future about a dangerous crossing.

    Following a deadly crash earlier in July, railroad and highway officials came together to discuss the future about a dangerous crossing.

  • Money stolen from highway department offices

    Money stolen from highway department offices

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-07-26 15:27:13 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-07-26 15:48:49 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Someone went to great lengths to steal $550 from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department's Jonesboro office.

    Someone went to great lengths to steal $550 from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department's Jonesboro office.

  • Man tries to smuggle king cobras in potato chip cans

    Man tries to smuggle king cobras in potato chip cans

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:33:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:40 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:40:59 GMT

    The smugglers attempted to mail the highly venomous snakes in the canisters. Federal investigators found other endangered species at the home of the intended recipient. 

    The smugglers attempted to mail the highly venomous snakes in the canisters. Federal investigators found other endangered species at the home of the intended recipient. 

  • Victim claims storage trailers broken into, set on fire

    Victim claims storage trailers broken into, set on fire

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:10 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:10:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:28:32 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A sheriff's deputy was called after a woman said one of her storage trailers was set on fire while another was broken into.

    A sheriff's deputy was called after a woman said one of her storage trailers was set on fire while another was broken into.

  • Video: Newborn abandoned in grocery cart

    Video: Newborn abandoned in grocery cart

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:54 AM EDT2017-07-26 12:54:16 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:09 AM EDT2017-07-26 13:09:11 GMT
    Police bodycam video from June 4 shows police talking to witnesses after the newborn baby was found inside a backpack left in a grocery cart. (Source: KXNV/CNN)Police bodycam video from June 4 shows police talking to witnesses after the newborn baby was found inside a backpack left in a grocery cart. (Source: KXNV/CNN)

    Police bodycam video from June 4 shows police talking to witnesses after the newborn baby was found inside a backpack left in a grocery cart. 

    Police bodycam video from June 4 shows police talking to witnesses after the newborn baby was found inside a backpack left in a grocery cart. 

  • FEMA center to close this week, help still available

    FEMA center to close this week, help still available

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:36 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:36:30 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:56 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:56:39 GMT
    (Source: FEMA)(Source: FEMA)

    A FEMA center in Region 8 will close this week, but services will be available for those in need.

    A FEMA center in Region 8 will close this week, but services will be available for those in need.

  • Officers kill man with no active warrants at wrong house

    Officers kill man with no active warrants at wrong house

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:40 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:40:11 GMT
    (Source: Family)(Source: Family)

    Documents show that Southaven officers went to the wrong house to serve a warrant on Monday, which resulted in the shooting death of a man who did not have any active warrants out for his arrest.

    Documents show that Southaven officers went to the wrong house to serve a warrant on Monday, which resulted in the shooting death of a man who did not have any active warrants out for his arrest.

  • Sheriff needs help identifying woman suspected of cashing fake checks

    Sheriff needs help identifying woman suspected of cashing fake checks

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:36 AM EDT2017-07-26 06:36:02 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:10 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:10:58 GMT
    (Source: Greene County Sheriff's Dept. via Facebook)(Source: Greene County Sheriff's Dept. via Facebook)

    The Greene County Sheriff's Department needs your help in a suspected forgery case.

    The Greene County Sheriff's Department needs your help in a suspected forgery case.

  • Man driving car with no doors, ax embedded in roof impaired, police say

    Man driving car with no doors, ax embedded in roof impaired, police say

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-07-25 23:37:42 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-07-25 23:37:42 GMT

    Deputies say the 21-year-old driver was stopped on Monday after they received a report of a suspicious vehicle. They say Jared Price was impaired by multiple drugs while he was behind the wheel.

    Deputies say the 21-year-old driver was stopped on Monday after they received a report of a suspicious vehicle. They say Jared Price was impaired by multiple drugs while he was behind the wheel.

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  • Batesville drawing kudos on aquatic center

    Batesville drawing kudos on aquatic center

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:19:42 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:35:39 GMT
    A new aquatics center in Batesville has drawn visitors from the region. (Source: KAIT)A new aquatics center in Batesville has drawn visitors from the region. (Source: KAIT)

    A new aquatics center in Batesville has drawn a lot of visitors since it opened in June, with the town's mayor saying it has been a busy place. 

    A new aquatics center in Batesville has drawn a lot of visitors since it opened in June, with the town's mayor saying it has been a busy place. 

  • GR8Job: NEA Baptist honored by March of Dimes

    GR8Job: NEA Baptist honored by March of Dimes

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:06:45 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:33:32 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    An area hospital was recognized Wednesday by the March of Dimes for the hospital's work in reducing the number of elective inducements and Cesarian deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy. 

    An area hospital was recognized Wednesday by the March of Dimes for the hospital's work in reducing the number of elective inducements and Cesarian deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy. 

  • Body of missing Baxter County man found, sheriff says

    Body of missing Baxter County man found, sheriff says

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-07-27 01:37:33 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-07-27 01:58:13 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The body of a 33-year-old man missing since July 17 in Baxter County was found Wednesday night, Sheriff John Montgomery said.

    The body of a 33-year-old man missing since July 17 in Baxter County was found Wednesday night, Sheriff John Montgomery said.

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