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  • 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.
  • Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:41:38 GMT
    Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.
    Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's...
  • Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

    Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:32:26 GMT
    Source: American Med DevSource: American Med Dev
    LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers. There's good reason for that in Louisville: The city is ranked first in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring allergies. The organization's list of the top 100 locations is based on pollen count, medication usage and the number of allergists. Memphis, TN, was second on the list, and Tennessee has three other cities on the ...
    LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers. There's good reason for that in Louisville: The city is ranked first in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring allergies. The organization's list of the top 100 locations is based on pollen count, medication usage and the number of allergists. Memphis, TN, was second on the list, and Tennessee has three other cities on the ...
  • Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

    Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:00:57 GMT
    A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school's new library in honor of Osama bin Laden.
    Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:41:50 GMT
    An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.
    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.
  • Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

    Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:41:10 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.
    The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials...
  • SW Drive opening after fire

    SW Drive opening after fire

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:37:46 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 is opening up after crews battled a house fire.
  • Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

    Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:51:05 GMT
    Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.
    Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.
  • 1 dead after crash in Pemiscot Co.

    1 dead after crash in Pemiscot Co.

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:12:36 GMT
    HAYTI, MO (KAIT) – A man is dead after a crash near Hayti. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert Lenox, 59, of Hayti died after the crash Thursday afternoon. The crash report states
    A man is dead after a crash near Hayti.
  • Your Week in Review: April 18

    Your Week in Review: April 18

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:00:20 GMT
    The one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, rising tensions in eastern Ukraine and a deadly ferry sinking all made headlines this week.
    The one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, rising tensions in eastern Ukraine and a deadly ferry sinking all made headlines this week.
  • Poplar Bluff Police warning of phone scam

    Poplar Bluff Police warning of phone scam

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:09:28 GMT
    The Poplar Bluff Police Department is warning of a phone scam.
    The Poplar Bluff Police Department is warning of a phone scam.
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  • Talent show held to help fight SIDS

    Talent show held to help fight SIDS

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:55:46 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Greene County Tech Primary School is hosting a talent show tonight at 7 p.m. at the school. The talent show is in honor of kindergarten teacher Andrea Moore who lost her child to
    Greene County Tech Primary School is hosting a talent show in honor of a kindergarten teacher who lost her child to SIDS.
  • 1 dead after crash in Pemiscot Co.

    1 dead after crash in Pemiscot Co.

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:12:36 GMT
    HAYTI, MO (KAIT) – A man is dead after a crash near Hayti. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert Lenox, 59, of Hayti died after the crash Thursday afternoon. The crash report states
    A man is dead after a crash near Hayti.
  • Project Lifesaver helps Bono family

    Project Lifesaver helps Bono family

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:57:32 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Holli Crowe's daughter, Macie, is an 11 year old who is dually diagnosed with Down's syndrome and Autism.  Crowe's biggest fear, just like any other parent, is Macie will wander
    Macie Crowe, an 11 year old with Down's syndrome and Autism, wears a Project Lifesaver bracelet that could save her life. 
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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.
  • SW Drive opening after fire

    SW Drive opening after fire

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:37:46 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 is opening up after crews battled a house fire.

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