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  • Emergency crews working car crash on Highway 1 and Lawson Rd

    Emergency crews working car crash on Highway 1 and Lawson Rd

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:36:21 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Several law enforcement officers are working a three car crash at the Highway 1 and Lawson Road intersection.  Police are shutting down Highway 1 while crews work the crash site.  There is no word on any injuries at this time.  Police are advising motorist to avoid the area if possible. Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved. Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device Region 8 News App - Install or update on y...

    Several law enforcement officers are working a three car crash at the Highway 1 and Lawson Road intersection.  Police are shutting down Highway 1 while crews work the crash site.  There is no word on any injuries at this time.  Police are advising motorist to avoid the area if possible. Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved. Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device Region 8 News App - Install or update on y...

  • Deputies find meth and kids in SUV, woman arrested

    Deputies find meth and kids in SUV, woman arrested

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:54:59 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:03:13 GMT
    Jennifer Wilson (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Office)Jennifer Wilson (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A woman faces child endangerment charges after deputies say they found meth in her SUV along with three young children.

    A woman faces child endangerment charges after deputies say they found meth in her SUV along with three young children.

  • Poplar Bluff police ask for help identifying suspect

    Poplar Bluff police ask for help identifying suspect

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:53:46 GMT
    (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)(Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

    Police in Poplar Bluff are asking for the public's help to identify a man they suspect of damaging property.

    Police in Poplar Bluff are asking for the public's help to identify a man they suspect of damaging property.

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    Residential fire reported in Bono

    Residential fire reported in Bono

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-07-20 18:37:54 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:35:06 GMT

    Firefighters from four area departments battled heat and flames Thursday afternoon as they worked to knock down a house fire in Bono.

    Firefighters from four area departments battled heat and flames Thursday afternoon as they worked to knock down a house fire in Bono.

  • Teen, mother arrested in connection with 2016 murder

    Teen, mother arrested in connection with 2016 murder

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:14:30 GMT
    Malik Macklin (left) Melica Macklin (right) (SOURCE: West Memphis PD)Malik Macklin (left) Melica Macklin (right) (SOURCE: West Memphis PD)

    A teenager faces a first-degree murder charge after being arrested in connection to the murder of a West Memphis man.

    A teenager faces a first-degree murder charge after being arrested in connection to the murder of a West Memphis man.

  • Arkansas completes upgrade of public school broadband

    Arkansas completes upgrade of public school broadband

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:05:47 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson says a two-year project to get high-speed internet into all of Arkansas' public schools systems has been completed.

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson says a two-year project to get high-speed internet into all of Arkansas' public schools systems has been completed.

  • Man accused in Jonesboro murder pleads guilty

    Man accused in Jonesboro murder pleads guilty

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:35:57 GMT
    Rodshey Marvell Walker (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Rodshey Marvell Walker (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    The man accused of murdering a man pleaded guilty in court Thursday.

    The man accused of murdering a man pleaded guilty in court Thursday.

  • O.J. Simpson granted parole

    O.J. Simpson granted parole

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:45:43 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:46:33 GMT
    O.J. Simpson listens to his Nevada parole hearing. (Source: CNN)O.J. Simpson listens to his Nevada parole hearing. (Source: CNN)

    Simpson could leave prison as early as Oct. 1. 

    Simpson could leave prison as early as Oct. 1. 

  • GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

    GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:08 AM EDT2017-07-20 08:08:06 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:28:57 GMT

    Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

    Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

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    Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dead at 41

    Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dead at 41

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-07-20 18:21:08 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:10:01 GMT

    Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has died at the age of 41. The case is being investigated as a suicide.

    Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has died at the age of 41. The case is being investigated as a suicide.

  • Lawsuit filed in death of 5-year-old left in hot daycare van

    Lawsuit filed in death of 5-year-old left in hot daycare van

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:02:07 GMT
    Christopher Gardner Jr. (Source: My5)Christopher Gardner Jr. (Source: My5)

    A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in the death of a boy left in a hot van at a West Memphis daycare.

    A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in the death of a boy left in a hot van at a West Memphis daycare.

  • Man struck woman with metal pipe, police say

    Man struck woman with metal pipe, police say

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:40:56 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:25:50 GMT
    Misteur Lattimore  (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Misteur Lattimore (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A Jonesboro man faces a domestic battery charge after reportedly hitting a woman in the face and hand with a metal pipe.

    A Jonesboro man faces a domestic battery charge after reportedly hitting a woman in the face and hand with a metal pipe.

  • Arkansas panel approves rules enforcing voter ID law

    Arkansas panel approves rules enforcing voter ID law

    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:13:06 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A legislative panel has cleared the way for Arkansas to begin enforcing its reinstated voter ID law later this year.

    A legislative panel has cleared the way for Arkansas to begin enforcing its reinstated voter ID law later this year.

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    Crews respond to crash in Lawrence County

    Crews respond to crash in Lawrence County

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-07-20 18:28:45 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:08:38 GMT

    Lawrence County Dispatch confirms first responders are working a crash on Highway 25 between Lynn and Lake Charles.

    Lawrence County Dispatch confirms first responders are working a crash on Highway 25 between Lynn and Lake Charles.

  • Juveniles caught on camera breaking into school

    Juveniles caught on camera breaking into school

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:36:40 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-07-20 18:01:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    While most students enjoy being out of school during summer break, Jonesboro police say one group of kids couldn’t wait to get back in. Not to study, but to steal.

    While most students enjoy being out of school during summer break, Jonesboro police say one group of kids couldn’t wait to get back in. Not to study, but to steal.

  • Out of luck: Police say man tried to cash stolen lottery tickets

    Out of luck: Police say man tried to cash stolen lottery tickets

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:18:17 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:57:47 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A man suspected of trying to cash in some stolen lottery tickets may have just run out of luck.

    A man suspected of trying to cash in some stolen lottery tickets may have just run out of luck.

  • Arkansas Board of Health approves rule for abortion law

    Arkansas Board of Health approves rule for abortion law

    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:51:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Arkansas Board of Health has approved emergency regulations to implement a new state law dictating how fetal remains must be handled after an abortion.

    The Arkansas Board of Health has approved emergency regulations to implement a new state law dictating how fetal remains must be handled after an abortion.

  • CDC tests thousands of ticks at Meramec State Park

    CDC tests thousands of ticks at Meramec State Park

    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:46:31 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    Thousands of ticks have been collected for testing from a Missouri park after a worker died of complications from the tick-borne Bourbon virus.

    Thousands of ticks have been collected for testing from a Missouri park after a worker died of complications from the tick-borne Bourbon virus.

  • Cooling centers open in Butler County

    Cooling centers open in Butler County

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:51 AM EDT2017-07-20 13:51:45 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:57:41 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Communities throughout Butler County are opening cooling centers to help residents beat the heat.

    Communities throughout Butler County are opening cooling centers to help residents beat the heat.

  • Dangers of thirdhand smoke

    Dangers of thirdhand smoke

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-07-20 13:41:19 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:05:42 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    It’s no secret smoking is dangerous to your health and others, but there’s another concern related to smoking called thirdhand smoke.

    It’s no secret smoking is dangerous to your health and others, but there’s another concern related to smoking called thirdhand smoke.

  • JPD: Nearly $20,000 stolen from business

    JPD: Nearly $20,000 stolen from business

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:21:08 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:48:16 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Jonesboro police are investigating a report of thousands of dollars stolen from a business off of Browns Lane.

    Jonesboro police are investigating a report of thousands of dollars stolen from a business off of Browns Lane.

  • AR 911 director accused of sexual harassment

    AR 911 director accused of sexual harassment

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:26 AM EDT2017-07-20 09:26:29 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:15 AM EDT2017-07-20 14:15:26 GMT
    Faulkner County 911 Director Sheila Bellott (Source: KATV)Faulkner County 911 Director Sheila Bellott (Source: KATV)

    A prosecutor is investigating an Arkansas 911 director that’s accused of sexual harassment.

    A prosecutor is investigating an Arkansas 911 director that’s accused of sexual harassment.

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  • Emergency crews working car crash on Highway 1 and Lawson Rd

    Emergency crews working car crash on Highway 1 and Lawson Rd

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:36:21 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Several law enforcement officers are working a three car crash at the Highway 1 and Lawson Road intersection.  Police are shutting down Highway 1 while crews work the crash site.  There is no word on any injuries at this time.  Police are advising motorist to avoid the area if possible. Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved. Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device Region 8 News App - Install or update on y...

    Several law enforcement officers are working a three car crash at the Highway 1 and Lawson Road intersection.  Police are shutting down Highway 1 while crews work the crash site.  There is no word on any injuries at this time.  Police are advising motorist to avoid the area if possible. Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved. Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device Region 8 News App - Install or update on y...

  • Teen, mother arrested in connection with 2016 murder

    Teen, mother arrested in connection with 2016 murder

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:14:30 GMT
    Malik Macklin (left) Melica Macklin (right) (SOURCE: West Memphis PD)Malik Macklin (left) Melica Macklin (right) (SOURCE: West Memphis PD)

    A teenager faces a first-degree murder charge after being arrested in connection to the murder of a West Memphis man.

    A teenager faces a first-degree murder charge after being arrested in connection to the murder of a West Memphis man.

  • Man accused in Jonesboro murder pleads guilty

    Man accused in Jonesboro murder pleads guilty

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:35:57 GMT
    Rodshey Marvell Walker (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Rodshey Marvell Walker (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    The man accused of murdering a man pleaded guilty in court Thursday.

    The man accused of murdering a man pleaded guilty in court Thursday.

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  • Whaley Lands On Doak Walker Watch List

    Whaley Lands On Doak Walker Watch List

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:27:29 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    DALLAS – Following a strong freshman season, Arkansas sophomore running back Devwah Whaley was named to the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced Thursday. The award is annually presented to the nation’s top college running back. Whaley, who is slated to be Arkansas’ lead back in 2017, played a key role last season, backing up SEC regular-season rushing champion Rawleigh Williams III. In 13 games played, Whaley ru...
    DALLAS – Following a strong freshman season, Arkansas sophomore running back Devwah Whaley was named to the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced Thursday. The award is annually presented to the nation’s top college running back. Whaley, who is slated to be Arkansas’ lead back in 2017, played a key role last season, backing up SEC regular-season rushing champion Rawleigh Williams III. In 13 games played, Whaley ru...
  • Red Wolves Picked Third in SBC Football Preseason Coaches’ Poll

    Red Wolves Picked Third in SBC Football Preseason Coaches’ Poll

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:24:59 GMT
    Sports - ASU Red Wolves (White)Sports - ASU Red Wolves (White)
    JONESBORO, Ark. (7/20/17) – The Sun Belt Conference announced its 2017 preseason football coaches poll Thursday, and back-to-back league champion Arkansas State has been tabbed third after receiving one first-place vote and 122 total points. The Red Wolves finished just five points behind Troy, while Appalachian State was chosen the favorite with 136 points.  The Mountaineers and Trojans received seven and two first place votes, respectively. Following Arkansas State,...
    JONESBORO, Ark. (7/20/17) – The Sun Belt Conference announced its 2017 preseason football coaches poll Thursday, and back-to-back league champion Arkansas State has been tabbed third after receiving one first-place vote and 122 total points. The Red Wolves finished just five points behind Troy, while Appalachian State was chosen the favorite with 136 points.  The Mountaineers and Trojans received seven and two first place votes, respectively. Following Arkansas State,...
  • A-State Men’s Golf Tabbed GCAA 2017 All-Academic Team

    A-State Men’s Golf Tabbed GCAA 2017 All-Academic Team

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:21:46 GMT
    Sports - ASU Red Wolves (White)Sports - ASU Red Wolves (White)
    JONESBORO, Ark. (7/20/17) – The Arkansas State men’s golf team was honored this week by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) as an All-Academic Team for posting at least a 3.0 team GPA for the 2016-17 academic year. The Red Wolves earned the recognition for the second straight year under head coach Mike Hagen, who was named the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year in his first season leading the program.  The squad helped the Arkansas State Athletic...
    JONESBORO, Ark. (7/20/17) – The Arkansas State men’s golf team was honored this week by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) as an All-Academic Team for posting at least a 3.0 team GPA for the 2016-17 academic year. The Red Wolves earned the recognition for the second straight year under head coach Mike Hagen, who was named the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year in his first season leading the program.  The squad helped the Arkansas State Athletic...
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