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  • Group needs over 3,800 more valid signatures

    Group needs over 3,800 more valid signatures

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:42:35 GMT
    Falling nearly 4,000 signatures short, Our Community, Our Dollars will have 10 more days to gather the valid signatures needed to get the wet/dry issue on the November ballot.
    Falling nearly 4,000 signatures short, Our Community, Our Dollars will have 10 more days to gather the valid signatures needed to get the wet/dry issue on the November ballot.
  • Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:31:20 GMT
    Gaza health officials say the death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the coastal strip has reached 501 as the two sides count their dead following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the...
    A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional...
  • Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

    Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:11 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:11:58 GMT
    A train bearing the bodies of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
    A train bearing the remains of people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
  • Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

    Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:54:27 GMT
    South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that...
    South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more...
  • Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:42 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:42:05 GMT
    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.
    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.
  • Man arrested for drugs says pants were not his

    Man arrested for drugs says pants were not his

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:39:01 GMT
    Krystian TamezKrystian Tamez
    A Region 8 man arrested Saturday night reportedly told a deputy he did not know about a bag of drugs in his sweatpants because the pants were not his.
    A Region 8 man arrested Saturday night reportedly told a deputy he did not know about a bag of drugs in his sweatpants because the pants were not his.
  • Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

    Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:10:26 GMT
    Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:31:30 GMT
    Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing...
    Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:11:30 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.
    Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.
  • A rash of car break-ins over the weekend

    A rash of car break-ins over the weekend

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:00:35 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A rash of car break-ins took place over the weekend. According to Jonesboro Police reports, four of them happened close to each other. There were 12 total between Friday and Sunday. Jonesboro resident, Pam Huffer, told Region 8 she was one of four in her neighborhood who had her car broken into. “Our neighbor right next door was broken into and a neighbor right on the corner was broken into,” said Huffer. “I think there was a couple right around the corner that was brok...
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A rash of car break-ins took place over the weekend. According to Jonesboro Police reports, four of them happened close to each other. There were 12 total between Friday and Sunday. Jonesboro resident, Pam Huffer, told Region 8 she was one of four in her neighborhood who had her car broken into. “Our neighbor right next door was broken into and a neighbor right on the corner was broken into,” said Huffer. “I think there was a couple right around the corner that was brok...
  • Police: SEMO man charged with rape after stealing beer

    Police: SEMO man charged with rape after stealing beer

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:54:33 GMT
    A Kennett man was arrested on charges of statutory rape and shoplifting after he was caught stealing beer from a local Walmart, according to Kennett Police.
    A Kennett man was arrested on charges of statutory rape and shoplifting after he was caught stealing beer from a local Walmart, according to Kennett Police.
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    5,000 signatures rejected, more needed to move local alcohol initiative

    5,000 signatures rejected, more needed to move local alcohol initiative

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:50:04 GMT
    A local initiative that would allow the retail sale of alcohol in Craighead County failed to get the signatures needed to proceed, according to Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday.
    A local initiative that would allow the retail sale of alcohol in Craighead County failed to get the signatures needed to proceed, according to Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday.
  • Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:44:39 GMT
    Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore...
    A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.
  • Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war.
    Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama...
  • Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:40:28 GMT
    Jurors in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have resumed deliberations in his obstruction of justice trial.
    A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room...
  • Former officer appears in court on drug charges

    Former officer appears in court on drug charges

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:37:43 GMT
    A Region 8 police officer accused of fraud and possession appeared in court Monday, according to the Lawrence County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
    A Region 8 police officer accused of fraud and possession appeared in court Monday, according to the Lawrence County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
  • Congressman Tim Griffin in Region 8 Monday

    Congressman Tim Griffin in Region 8 Monday

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:56:37 GMT
    Congressman Tim Griffin was in Region 8 Monday meeting with business owners at St. Bernards Health and Wellness Institute.
    Congressman Tim Griffin was in Region 8 Monday meeting with business owners at St. Bernards Health and Wellness Institute.
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    Police: Missing teen, possibly injured, headed to AR

    Police: Missing teen, possibly injured, headed to AR

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:40:46 GMT
    Police are searching for a teen that went missing Sunday and is believed to be injured.
    Police are searching for a teen that went missing Sunday and is believed to be injured.
  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:51:34 GMT
    Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by...
    The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders.
  • Lottery officials warn of scammers

    Lottery officials warn of scammers

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:39:28 GMT
    The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has issued a warning about potential scammers.
    The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has issued a warning about potential scammers.
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  • Man arrested for drugs says pants were not his

    Man arrested for drugs says pants were not his

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:39:01 GMT
    Krystian TamezKrystian Tamez
    A Region 8 man arrested Saturday night reportedly told a deputy he did not know about a bag of drugs in his sweatpants because the pants were not his.
    A Region 8 man arrested Saturday night reportedly told a deputy he did not know about a bag of drugs in his sweatpants because the pants were not his.
  • Trumann man arrested for drugs after suspicious activity

    Trumann man arrested for drugs after suspicious activity

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:49:05 GMT
    A Trumann man was arrested in Jonesboro for drugs after an officer saw the vehicle they were in “driving very slowly” through a parking lot “in a very suspicious manner.”
    A Trumann man was arrested in Jonesboro for drugs after an officer saw the vehicle they were in “driving very slowly” through a parking lot “in a very suspicious manner.”
  • Safety tips for cyclists and motorists sharing the road

    Safety tips for cyclists and motorists sharing the road

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:23:13 GMT
    Great weather the last few days means more cyclists are on the roads. 
    Great weather the last few days means more cyclists are on the roads. 
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  • A rash of car break-ins over the weekend

    A rash of car break-ins over the weekend

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:00:35 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A rash of car break-ins took place over the weekend. According to Jonesboro Police reports, four of them happened close to each other. There were 12 total between Friday and Sunday. Jonesboro resident, Pam Huffer, told Region 8 she was one of four in her neighborhood who had her car broken into. “Our neighbor right next door was broken into and a neighbor right on the corner was broken into,” said Huffer. “I think there was a couple right around the corner that was brok...
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A rash of car break-ins took place over the weekend. According to Jonesboro Police reports, four of them happened close to each other. There were 12 total between Friday and Sunday. Jonesboro resident, Pam Huffer, told Region 8 she was one of four in her neighborhood who had her car broken into. “Our neighbor right next door was broken into and a neighbor right on the corner was broken into,” said Huffer. “I think there was a couple right around the corner that was brok...
  • Lottery officials warn of scammers

    Lottery officials warn of scammers

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:39:28 GMT
    The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has issued a warning about potential scammers.
    The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has issued a warning about potential scammers.
  • Panel approves leasing space for state prisoners

    Panel approves leasing space for state prisoners

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:16:41 GMT
    A state panel has approved a deal to house as many as 250 Arkansas inmates at an unused portion of the Pulaski County jail as part of an effort to ease prison overcrowding.
    A state panel has approved a deal to house as many as 250 Arkansas inmates at an unused portion of the Pulaski County jail as part of an effort to ease prison overcrowding.
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  • Que Lee named Sun Belt Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

    Que Lee named Sun Belt Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:26:41 GMT
    The senior linebacker is one of 10 Red Wolves selected to the Preseason All-Sun Belt team. The squad was selected by the conference head coaches and select members of the media.
    The senior linebacker is one of 10 Red Wolves selected to the Preseason All-Sun Belt team. The squad was selected by the conference head coaches and select members of the media.
  • ASU alum Andy Ferguson tosses shutout on Saturday

    ASU alum Andy Ferguson tosses shutout on Saturday

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:15 AM EDT2014-07-21 06:15:36 GMT
    Springfield, MO (MILB.com) - Andy Ferguson went the distance for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals to edge the Springfield Cardinals, 2-0, before the sellout crowd of 7,038 fans at Hammons Field on Saturday evening. Cardinals RHP Mike Mayers (L, 1-4) and Ferguson (W, 7-8) dueled through the first four innings, alternating scoreless frame after scoreless frame before Northwest Arkansas (14-15, 39-60) broke through in the fifth. After Mayers started his fifth inning with a groundout, CF Ethan C...
    Springfield, MO (MILB.com) - Andy Ferguson went the distance for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals to edge the Springfield Cardinals, 2-0, before the sellout crowd of 7,038 fans at Hammons Field on Saturday evening. Cardinals RHP Mike Mayers (L, 1-4) and Ferguson (W, 7-8) dueled through the first four innings, alternating scoreless frame after scoreless frame before Northwest Arkansas (14-15, 39-60) broke through in the fifth. After Mayers started his fifth inning with a groundout, CF Ethan C...
  • Hot Reads: Ranking the defenses in the SEC

    Hot Reads: Ranking the defenses in the SEC

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:55:17 GMT

    With offenses becoming increasingly explosive, plugging the holes is more imperative than ever. It's no surprise Alabama and Florida top the list, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you.

    With offenses becoming increasingly explosive, plugging the holes is more imperative than ever. It's no surprise Alabama and Florida top the list, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you.

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  • 77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo

    77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:06:28 GMT
    (WMC) - It was a story that made its rounds on social media. On a recent flight DeAngelo Williams, Mid-Southerner and running back for the Carolina Panthers, gave his first-class plane seat to a 77-year-old
    Family members are upset and hurt that their relative, James Wesley Bolden, is being called a liar and "a fake."
  • Cracking the pricing code: Price tag secrets will save you money

    Cracking the pricing code: Price tag secrets will save you money

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:27:37 GMT
    You see what you think is important on price tags; "half off," "clearance," "big discounts." Turns out, you may be looking right past the most important thing on the tag.
    You see what you think is important on price tags; "half off," "clearance," "big discounts." Turns out, you may be looking right past the most important thing on the tag.
  • UPDATE: Police release details on fatal wreck near Trumann

    UPDATE: Police release details on fatal wreck near Trumann

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:15:10 GMT
    Arkansas State Police say two people died Monday morning when their vehicles collided on U.S. Highway 63 near Trumann. 
    Arkansas State Police say two people died Monday morning when their vehicles collided on U.S. Highway 63 near Trumann. 

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