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    Jonesboro police chief suspended without pay

    Jonesboro police chief suspended without pay

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:46:04 GMT
    Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates was suspended without pay for a month by Mayor Harold Perrin for comments made about a Jonesboro news reporter.
    Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates was suspended without pay for a month by Mayor Harold Perrin for comments made about a Jonesboro news reporter.
  • Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

    Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:24:57 GMT
    Criticized whenever he goes on vacation, President Barack Obama is on par with most Americans, who average four leisure trips a year, travel industry data shows.
    President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as...
  • Police searching for man suspected of killing his father

    Police searching for man suspected of killing his father

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:47:06 GMT
    Dustin Heath Burrow is charged with aggravated robbery and capital murder in the shooting death of his father, 62-year-old Carl Lynn Burrow, outside his home. He is also charged with robbing his grandmother at gunpoint.
    Dustin Heath Burrow is charged with aggravated robbery and capital murder in the shooting death of his father, 62-year-old Carl Lynn Burrow, outside his home. He is also charged with robbing his grandmother at gunpoint.
  • Administration condemns Russian move into Ukraine

    Administration condemns Russian move into Ukraine

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:45:59 GMT
    A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. government "strongly condemns" the unilateral movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine.
    The Obama administration on Friday condemned the movement of a Russian convoy into eastern Ukraine, calling it a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and demanding that it be withdrawn.
  • Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

    Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:45:20 GMT
    Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The...
    Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts...
  • No contact order issued for deputy prosecutor

    No contact order issued for deputy prosecutor

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:27:31 GMT
    A Cross County woman requested that formal charges to be filed against the deputy prosecutor of the county in connection to an alleged incident that took place last August, according to an affidavit filed in Cross County District Court. Thursday, a no contact was issued in the case.
    A Cross County woman requested that formal charges to be filed against the deputy prosecutor of the county in connection to an alleged incident that took place last August, according to an affidavit filed in Cross County District Court. Thursday, a no contact was issued in the case.
  • Residents in drought-stricken state take Dirt Bucket Challenge

    Residents in drought-stricken state take Dirt Bucket Challenge

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:59:41 GMT
    When your state is experiencing a severe drought, taking the Ice Bucket Challenge may not be allowed.
    When your state is experiencing a severe drought, taking the Ice Bucket Challenge may not be allowed.
  • Woman sues Facebook over revenge porn profile

    Woman sues Facebook over revenge porn profile

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:52:46 GMT

    Texas woman is suing Facebook over a fake profile.

    Texas woman is suing Facebook over a fake profile.

  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:25:11 GMT
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.
    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of...
  • Woman found mentally fit for trial in slaying

    Woman found mentally fit for trial in slaying

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:03:07 GMT
    Doctors say a Mountain Home woman accused in the death of a 24-year-old man is mentally fit to proceed to trial.
    Doctors say a Mountain Home woman accused in the death of a 24-year-old man is mentally fit to proceed to trial.
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    At KAIT, nothing is more important to us than providing Region 8 with the very best in local news and weather, along with your favorite ABC programming.
    At KAIT, nothing is more important to us than providing Region 8 with the very best in local news and weather, along with your favorite ABC programming.
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  • Weekend forecast: Hot!

    Weekend forecast: Hot!

    Friday Afternoon Update: Here is a quick look at stories trending now, plus some the Region 8 News' reporters are working on to share with you on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. (CT)
    Friday Afternoon Update: Here is a quick look at stories trending now, plus some the Region 8 News' reporters are working on to share with you on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. (CT)
  • Police searching for man suspected of killing his father

    Police searching for man suspected of killing his father

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:47:06 GMT
    Dustin Heath Burrow is charged with aggravated robbery and capital murder in the shooting death of his father, 62-year-old Carl Lynn Burrow, outside his home. He is also charged with robbing his grandmother at gunpoint.
    Dustin Heath Burrow is charged with aggravated robbery and capital murder in the shooting death of his father, 62-year-old Carl Lynn Burrow, outside his home. He is also charged with robbing his grandmother at gunpoint.
  • No contact order issued for deputy prosecutor

    No contact order issued for deputy prosecutor

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:27:31 GMT
    A Cross County woman requested that formal charges to be filed against the deputy prosecutor of the county in connection to an alleged incident that took place last August, according to an affidavit filed in Cross County District Court. Thursday, a no contact was issued in the case.
    A Cross County woman requested that formal charges to be filed against the deputy prosecutor of the county in connection to an alleged incident that took place last August, according to an affidavit filed in Cross County District Court. Thursday, a no contact was issued in the case.
  • Arkansas Headlines</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=147570" target="_top">More >></a>Arkansas HeadlinesMore>>

  • Arkansas attorney general rejects marijuana plan

    Arkansas attorney general rejects marijuana plan

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-08-22 10:58:00 GMT
    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the proposed wording for a prospective ballot item that would let voters decide whether to legalize marijuana in the state.
    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the proposed wording for a prospective ballot item that would let voters decide whether to legalize marijuana in the state.
  • Ross, Hutchinson argue over state budget planning

    Ross, Hutchinson argue over state budget planning

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:37:13 GMT
    Arkansas gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross each say Gov. Mike Beebe approves of their tax plans, though it was Ross who drew the endorsement from the fellow Democrat.
    Arkansas gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross each say Gov. Mike Beebe approves of their tax plans, though it was Ross who drew the endorsement from the fellow Democrat.
  • Arkansas lottery dials back budget projections

    Arkansas lottery dials back budget projections

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:46:29 GMT
    The Arkansas Lottery Commission has dialed back its budget projections for money raised for scholarships by $3 million.
    The Arkansas Lottery Commission has dialed back its budget projections for money raised for scholarships by $3 million.
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  • Attorney: Brown shooting witness 'has nothing to hide'

    Attorney: Brown shooting witness 'has nothing to hide'

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:14:51 GMT

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder assigned scores of FBI agents and Justice Department investigators to look into Michael Brown's Aug. 9 death in Ferguson, MO.

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder assigned scores of FBI agents and Justice Department investigators to look into Michael Brown's Aug. 9 death in Ferguson, MO.

  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:04:57 GMT
    The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...
    Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens...
  • Copper thieves stealing vases from cemetery

    Copper thieves stealing vases from cemetery

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-22 10:53:35 GMT
    Investigators in western Missouri are calling on scrap metal dealers hoping to find thieves who have stolen hundreds of bronze vases from a cemetery.
    Investigators in western Missouri are calling on scrap metal dealers hoping to find thieves who have stolen hundreds of bronze vases from a cemetery.
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  • Viral Video: Goliath grouper snags 4-foot shark from fisherman's line

    Viral Video: Goliath grouper snags 4-foot shark from fisherman's line

    A fisherman off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida thinks he has a pretty nice catch. As he reels in a four-foot shark, his catch is stolen by an even bigger fish. A massive grouper pulls the shark
    A massive grouper steals a four-foot shark from a fisherman's line off the coast of Florida.
  • Tony Stewart skipping Bristol after Ward's death

    Tony Stewart skipping Bristol after Ward's death

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:52:12 GMT
    Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
    Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
  • Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones

    Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:29:57 GMT
    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is planning to survey bears in two zones that cover much of southern Arkansas.
    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is planning to survey bears in two zones that cover much of southern Arkansas.

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