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  • Red Cross offers emotional support following tragedies

    Red Cross offers emotional support following tragedies

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:46:11 GMT
    JONEBSORO, AR (KAIT) - The American Red Cross has moved their emergency shelter for the Aspen Gardens Apartments to the Allen Park Community Center. The Red Cross is known for offering victims a roof
    The Red Cross is known for offering victims a roof over their heads and supplies following disaster but one facet of the Red Cross goes deeper than that and offers emotional support as well.
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    Past winter still plagues county roads

    Past winter still plagues county roads

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:42:47 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – This year's winter weather has caused county roads to deteriorate.  Several counties in the Region 8 are dealing with having to fix these roads with limited expenses. Tune into
    This year's winter weather has caused county roads to deteriorate.
  • Baltic states lead push to cut Russia gas reliance

    Baltic states lead push to cut Russia gas reliance

    Friday, April 25 2014 4:26 AM EDT2014-04-25 08:26:08 GMT
    Later this year, a ship the size of an aircraft carrier will arrive at Lithuania's port of Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea. The 300-meter (984-foot) vessel is not a warship, but a floating natural gas import...
    Later this year, a ship the size of an aircraft carrier will arrive at Lithuania's port of Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea. The 300-meter (984-foot) vessel is not a warship, but a floating natural gas import terminal -...
  • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    Friday, April 25 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-04-25 05:16:13 GMT
    President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
    President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.
  • Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

    Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:44:48 GMT
    The material that washed ashore in southwest Australia appears to not be from the missing Malaysian plane, officials said Thursday.
    The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday.
  • City of Kennett suing EPA, trying to block utility rate increase

    City of Kennett suing EPA, trying to block utility rate increase

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:02:08 GMT
    KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - A Region 8 city is suing the federal government. The City of Kennett is challenging new clean water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency in March 2013. "In Kennett
    The City of Kennett is challenging new clean water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency in March 2013.
  • Confronting a tornado on the road

    Confronting a tornado on the road

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:06:48 GMT
    Region 8 News Thursday Evening Update - some of the stories we're tracking for Region 8 News at 10.   Are you in or out?   It's easier having a plan for when a tornado strikes while you're at home, but
    It's easier having a plan for when a tornado strikes while you're at home, but are you as prepared when you're sitting behind the wheel?
  • Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

    Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:34:28 GMT
    Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who...
    Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a...
  • 7-year-old finds parents shot to death; investigators rule it 'double homicide'

    7-year-old finds parents shot to death; investigators rule it 'double homicide'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:44:02 GMT
    (WMC) – A Memphis child woke up Thursday morning and found both parents shot and killed.  This happened at a home in the 2600 block of Enterprise near the intersection of Buntyn Street and Park Avenue. WMC
    A 7-year-old child woke up Thursday morning and found both of her parents had been shot and killed.
  • Jonesboro American Legion Post recruiting veterans

    Jonesboro American Legion Post recruiting veterans

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:40:23 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro American Legion Pickett Post #21 is hosting a "Post Revitalization" event. American Legion members from the local to national level will be at the Jonesboro post contacting
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro American Legion Pickett Post #21 is hosting a "Post Revitalization" event. American Legion members from the local to national level will be at the Jonesboro post contacting
  • Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:35:12 GMT
    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.
    Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the...
  • Names released in deadly officer-involved shooting

    Names released in deadly officer-involved shooting

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:11:58 GMT
    WALNUT RIDGE, AR  (KAIT) – Arkansas State Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer involved shooting on Highway 34 in Walnut Ridge, according to ASP Spokesman Bill Sadler. According
    Police released the name of the man killed in an officer-involved shooting on Highway 34 in Lawrence County Wednesday. According to Walnut Ridge Police Chief Richy Thatcher, Elijah Waltman, 53, of Delaplaine was shot and killed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Programming weather radios ahead of the storms

    Programming weather radios ahead of the storms

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:36:59 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT)-  The Region 8 StormTeam was getting prepared for the storms moving in Thursday afternoon. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the team was set up at the Baton's location in Paragould. Residents
    The Region 8 StormTeam was getting prepared for the storms moving in Thursday afternoon.
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    Arkansas judge voids state Voter ID law

    Arkansas judge voids state Voter ID law

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:56:58 GMT
    ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A state judge has struck down Arkansas' Voter ID law, saying it illegally adds a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot. In
    A state judge has struck down Arkansas' Voter ID law, saying it illegally adds a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot. In a decision Thursday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox declared the 2013 law void and unenforceable.
  • Gas supplies interrupted by Wyoming plant blast

    Gas supplies interrupted by Wyoming plant blast

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:55:43 GMT
    Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.
    It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major gas processing plant in western Wyoming.
  • Paragould business celebrates 50 years

    Paragould business celebrates 50 years

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:34:53 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT)-  Thursday was a big day for one Region 8 business as they celebrated 50 years of service. Allen Engineering has been providing equipment to the concrete industry for over half a
    Thursday was a big day for one Region 8 business as they celebrated 50 years of service.
  • Prosecutor objects to clemency for convicted killer

    Prosecutor objects to clemency for convicted killer

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:13:36 GMT
    Greene County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kimberly Dale says a man convicted of murder 22 years ago does not need to be released from prison.
    Greene County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kimberly Dale says a man convicted of murder 22 years ago does not need to be released from prison. Denver Mitchell was sentenced to life in prison for the 1992 murder of Williard Williamson in Paragould.
  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:55:02 GMT
    Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves.
    Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves.
  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:46:01 GMT
    The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite...
    The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in...
  • First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:44:36 GMT
    Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees has taken a somber turn.
    Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of...
  • Man wanted for murder in Texas caught in northeast AR

    Man wanted for murder in Texas caught in northeast AR

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:59:34 GMT
    SHARP COUNTY, AR  (KAIT) – A man wanted for murder and aggravated assault in Texas was arrested in northeast Arkansas, according to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. According to Counts, Danny Mitchell
    A man wanted for murder and aggravated assault in Texas was arrested in northeast Arkansas, according to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts.
  • 800K baby monitor batteries recalled

    800K baby monitor batteries recalled

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:16:07 GMT
    There's a recall underway that could pose a risk to you or your baby.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said 800,000 of the Summer Infant video monitors are under recall. The rechargeable battery
    There's a recall underway that could pose a risk to you or your baby.
  • FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:26:00 GMT
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance...
  • Missouri lawmakers pass criminal code overhaul

    Missouri lawmakers pass criminal code overhaul

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:25:02 GMT
    Missouri lawmakers gave final approval to the first comprehensive rewrite of the state's criminal laws in decades.
    Missouri lawmakers gave final approval to the first comprehensive rewrite of the state's criminal laws in decades.
  • Missouri lawmakers approve local health registries

    Missouri lawmakers approve local health registries

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:45:43 GMT
    County officials could compile lists of residents with health problems under a Missouri bill intended to identify people in need of help during disasters.
    County officials could compile lists of residents with health problems under a Missouri bill intended to identify people in need of help during disasters.
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  • Tornado Dangers: Car or Ditch?

    Tornado Dangers: Car or Ditch?

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:58:08 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Severe weather season is in Region 8. The Region 8 StormTeam has showed you where the safest spot should be in your home. But what if you're driving when a tornado strikes? What
    Severe weather season is in Region 8. What do you do if you're driving and a tornado touches down. Ryan Vaughan breaks down your options. 
  • Arkansas lawmakers to discuss Medicaid plan

    Arkansas lawmakers to discuss Medicaid plan

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:31:32 GMT
    Arkansas lawmakers are meeting to discuss the progress of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan and enrollment in the insurance marketplaces set up under the federal health law.
    Arkansas lawmakers are meeting to discuss the progress of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan and enrollment in the insurance marketplaces set up under the federal health law.
  • Hearing set in Arkansas voter ID lawsuit

    Hearing set in Arkansas voter ID lawsuit

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:23:38 GMT
    An Arkansas judge has scheduled a hearing over a request to block the enforcement of the state's voter ID law in next month's primary.
    An Arkansas judge has scheduled a hearing over a request to block the enforcement of the state's voter ID law in next month's primary.
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  • Corey Barker leaves ASU for Bowling Green

    Corey Barker leaves ASU for Bowling Green

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:23:23 GMT
    Bowling Green, Ohio (BGSUFalcons.com) – Bowling Green State University head men's basketball coach Chris Jans has completed his coaching staff with the addition of Corey Barker. Barker will join David
    The Texas native was on the Red Wolves staff for the last two seasons.
  • 18 NEA players selected for 2014 All-Star Basketball Games

    18 NEA players selected for 2014 All-Star Basketball Games

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:55:54 GMT
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (KAIT) - The Arkansas Activities Association has revealed the boys and girls rosters for The 59th All-Star Basketball Games. They will be played at the Jeff Farris Center on the UCA campus
    Jonesboro's Wes Swift will be the East Boys head coach. The games will be played June 26th at the Farris Center in Conway.

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