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  • Mississippi high schooler's prom outfit goes viral

    Mississippi high schooler's prom outfit goes viral

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:50 AM EDT2017-04-24 10:50:48 GMT
    Source: Kayland Partee; Partee PhotographySource: Kayland Partee; Partee Photography

    She set the internet on fire this weekend and today we caught up with Jackson native Faith Thigpen as she was being professionally photographed in her blinged out prom jumpsuit.

    She set the internet on fire this weekend and today we caught up with Jackson native Faith Thigpen as she was being professionally photographed in her blinged out prom jumpsuit.

  • Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

    Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

    Monday, April 24 2017 2:39 AM EDT2017-04-24 06:39:35 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 2:39 AM EDT2017-04-24 06:39:35 GMT

    Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science as well as defending it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts.

    Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science as well as defending it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts.

  • Last adventure ahead for NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn

    Last adventure ahead for NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn

    Monday, April 24 2017 2:37 AM EDT2017-04-24 06:37:52 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 2:37 AM EDT2017-04-24 06:37:52 GMT
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft faces one last perilous adventure around Saturn.
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft faces one last perilous adventure around Saturn.
  • The Latest: Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'

    The Latest: Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'

    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:54 AM EDT2017-04-22 06:54:21 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:58 AM EDT2017-04-22 06:58:36 GMT
    Trump says the latest Islamic State group attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on France's upcoming presidential election.
    Trump says the latest Islamic State group attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on France's upcoming presidential election.
  • Child with autism handcuffed, arrested at school

    Child with autism handcuffed, arrested at school

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-04-21 14:59:50 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:05:53 GMT

    The Okeechobee County, FL, Sheriff's Office said the 10-year-old boy was arrested for felony battery on a school board authority. His mother said he kicked a para-professional at Okeechobee Alternative Academy in October.

    The Okeechobee County, FL, Sheriff's Office said the 10-year-old boy was arrested for felony battery on a school board authority. His mother said he kicked a para-professional at Okeechobee Alternative Academy in October.

  • New bill blocks student debt

    New bill blocks student debt

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:04 PM EDT2017-04-21 00:04:18 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-04-21 00:50:21 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    On Monday, the Mississippi County Quorum Court held a meeting and one of the topics discussed was the passing of the STEM Bill.

    On Monday, the Mississippi County Quorum Court held a meeting and one of the topics discussed was the passing of the STEM Bill.

  • School board votes to keep agriculture classes

    School board votes to keep agriculture classes

    Thursday, April 20 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-04-20 20:21:46 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-04-20 22:43:30 GMT
    Nettleton High School (Source: KAIT)Nettleton High School (Source: KAIT)

    The Nettleton school board has decided to keep the high school’s Agriculture program after they revisited the original motion to eliminate it in the 2017-2018 school year.

    The Nettleton school board has decided to keep the high school’s Agriculture program after they revisited the original motion to eliminate it in the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Public meeting hopes to rally support behind possible charter school in Weiner

    Public meeting hopes to rally support behind possible charter school in Weiner

    Thursday, April 20 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-04-20 16:54:40 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-04-20 17:16:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A public meeting plans to rally support and get input on the possibility of bringing a charter school to a community who’s school district closed in 2010.

    A public meeting plans to rally support and get input on the possibility of bringing a charter school to a community who’s school district closed in 2010.

  • Mountain lion spotted on college campus in southeast Missouri

    Mountain lion spotted on college campus in southeast Missouri

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-04-20 03:17:40 GMT
    This is a file photo of a mountain lion. (Source: Pixabay)This is a file photo of a mountain lion. (Source: Pixabay)

    Leaders at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Missouri are alerting the campus community about a big cat sighting on campus.

    Leaders at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Missouri are alerting the campus community about a big cat sighting on campus.

  • Seniors scramble to meet CPR requirements ahead of graduation

    Seniors scramble to meet CPR requirements ahead of graduation

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-04-19 21:12:29 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-04-19 22:12:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    High school seniors will soon wrap it all up, but before they do, they have to fit in one last crucial class.

    High school seniors will soon wrap it all up, but before they do, they have to fit in one last crucial class.

  • Highland School employee arrested for sexual indecency with child

    Highland School employee arrested for sexual indecency with child

    Saturday, April 15 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-04-16 00:48:32 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-04-19 15:44:23 GMT
    (Source: Sharp County Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)(Source: Sharp County Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

    A Highland School District employee was arrested early Saturday morning.

    A Highland School District employee was arrested early Saturday morning.

  • Westside discusses future of Special Education program

    Westside discusses future of Special Education program

    Monday, April 17 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-04-17 23:54:36 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-04-19 00:45:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A school board discussed the future of the special education program at Westside on Monday.

    A school board discussed the future of the special education program at Westside on Monday.

  • Students bring suicide awareness to college campus

    Students bring suicide awareness to college campus

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-04-18 22:45:42 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-04-18 23:19:20 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Students at A-State took a visual approach Tuesday to create awareness for college suicide.

    Students at A-State took a visual approach Tuesday to create awareness for college suicide.

  • Hendricks to perform Hattie Caraway presentation at Williams

    Hendricks to perform Hattie Caraway presentation at Williams

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-04-18 15:32:41 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-04-18 16:41:36 GMT
    Dr. Nancy Hendricks (Source: Williams Baptist College)Dr. Nancy Hendricks (Source: Williams Baptist College)

    WBC’s Vaughn Lecture Series will host Dr. Nancy Hendricks as she gives her presentation on Sen. Hattie Caraway. The lectureship is slated for Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Manley Chapel.

    WBC’s Vaughn Lecture Series will host Dr. Nancy Hendricks as she gives her presentation on Sen. Hattie Caraway. The lectureship is slated for Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Manley Chapel.

  • City prepares for Founders Day celebration

    City prepares for Founders Day celebration

    Monday, April 17 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-04-17 22:19:05 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-04-18 15:19:55 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Residents in Pocahontas are gearing up for their annual Founder's Day celebration. 

    Residents in Pocahontas are gearing up for their annual Founder's Day celebration. 

  • Piggott School District to make additions for next school year

    Piggott School District to makes additions for next school year

    Monday, April 17 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-04-17 21:47:54 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-04-17 23:47:29 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Piggott School District is planning several additions to the school district ahead of the next school year. 

    The Piggott School District is planning several additions to the school district ahead of the next school year. 

  • Lawmakers consider more protections for student journalists

    Lawmakers consider more protections for student journalists

    Monday, April 17 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-04-17 19:50:58 GMT
    (Source:MO.gov)(Source:MO.gov)

    Missouri lawmakers are working on legislation that would place stricter limits on what administrators are allowed to restrict in student publications.

    Missouri lawmakers are working on legislation that would place stricter limits on what administrators are allowed to restrict in student publications.

  • JHS student suspended after threatening to 'shoot the people picking on him'

    JHS student suspended after threatening to 'shoot the people picking on him'

    Monday, April 17 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-04-17 17:21:50 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-04-17 18:02:40 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Jonesboro High School administrators suspended a boy after police say he told another student he was “going to shoot up” the school.

    Jonesboro High School administrators suspended a boy after police say he told another student he was “going to shoot up” the school.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Monday, April 17 2017 9:38 AM EDT2017-04-17 13:38:20 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 9:38 AM EDT2017-04-17 13:38:20 GMT
    Among 10 Things to Know: Pence warns North Korea 'era of strategic patience is over'; Former South Korean leader Park indicted, faces trial; Search widens for Ohio murder suspect who filmed act on Facebook.
    Among 10 Things to Know: Pence warns North Korea 'era of strategic patience is over'; Former South Korean leader Park indicted, faces trial; Search widens for Ohio murder suspect who filmed act on Facebook.
  • New law to allow debit card payment for lottery tickets

    New law to allow debit card payment for lottery tickets

    Sunday, April 16 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-04-16 20:21:16 GMT
    Sunday, April 16 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-04-16 20:38:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Act 876 will allow Arkansas Scholarship Lottery retailers to accept debit cards as payment for lottery tickets. 

    Act 876 will allow Arkansas Scholarship Lottery retailers to accept debit cards as payment for lottery tickets. 

  • BRTC works to get off probation

    BRTC works to get off probation

    Monday, April 3 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-04-03 23:31:55 GMT
    Monday, April 3 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-04-04 00:28:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Black River Technical College has been put on probation after a regional accrediting agency said they did not meet four necessary criteria.

    Black River Technical College has been put on probation after a regional accrediting agency said they did not meet four necessary criteria.

  • District looks at buying damaged bowling alley

    District looks at buying damaged bowling alley

    Thursday, April 13 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-04-14 02:35:47 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-04-14 02:53:55 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Paragould School District is looking at buying a bowling alley that was damaged by a fire in July 2016.

    The Paragould School District is looking at buying a bowling alley that was damaged by a fire in July 2016.

  • Student health fair focuses on courage and setting goals

    Student health fair focuses on courage and setting goals

    Thursday, April 13 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-04-13 16:17:11 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-04-13 18:39:04 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Wizard of Oz themed health fair encouraged students to follow the yellow brick road to health and happiness.

    A Wizard of Oz themed health fair encouraged students to follow the yellow brick road to health and happiness.

  • Completion date of one convention center project pushed back

    Completion date of one convention center project pushed back

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-04-13 02:26:14 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-04-13 02:35:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    One of the convention center projects in Jonesboro has been put on hold before ground has been broken.

    One of the convention center projects in Jonesboro has been put on hold before ground has been broken.

  • School district adds WiFi to buses

    School district adds WiFi to buses

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-04-13 01:40:44 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-04-13 02:12:44 GMT
    Riverside school students using WiFi (Source: KAIT)Riverside school students using WiFi (Source: KAIT)

    A new program in the Riverside School District will give students an opportunity to study, literally on their way to school. 

    A new program in the Riverside School District will give students an opportunity to study, literally on their way to school. 

  • Gosnell School Board approves bonus of employees

    Gosnell School Board approves bonus of employees

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-04-13 01:10:51 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-04-13 01:35:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A one-time, 3% bonus is in the future for Gosnell school employees after the Gosnell School Board approved the plan this week. 

    A one-time, 3% bonus is in the future for Gosnell school employees after the Gosnell School Board approved the plan this week. 

  • Harding to open biblical archaeology museum

    Harding to open biblical archaeology museum

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-04-12 02:31:49 GMT
    Tuesday, April 11 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-04-12 02:52:27 GMT
    (Source: Harding University)(Source: Harding University)

    A new museum in Searcy will give people an opportunity to see several biblical-related artifacts and other items nearly 3,000 years old, officials with Harding University said Tuesday. 

    A new museum in Searcy will give people an opportunity to see several biblical-related artifacts and other items nearly 3,000 years old, officials with Harding University said Tuesday. 

  • Group donates books to students

    Group donates books to students

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-04-12 01:51:36 GMT
    Tuesday, April 11 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-04-12 02:12:50 GMT
    Paragould Primary School (Source: KAIT)Paragould Primary School (Source: KAIT)

    An opportunity to teach children about doing good deeds for other people provided another opportunity for the children. 

    An opportunity to teach children about doing good deeds for other people provided another opportunity for the children. 

  • School creates memorial bench

    School creates memorial bench

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-04-12 00:15:57 GMT
    Tuesday, April 11 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-04-12 01:20:38 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Eagle Mountain Elementary School EAST students originally had a plan to create a buddy bench for their playground.

    Eagle Mountain Elementary School EAST students originally had a plan to create a buddy bench for their playground.

  • Woman who lived in former slave cabin visits Smithsonian

    Woman who lived in former slave cabin visits Smithsonian

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-04-11 23:43:51 GMT
    Tuesday, April 11 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-04-11 23:43:51 GMT
    A South Carolina woman who once lived in the former slave cabin that's now in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture says she hopes people can learn from how black people lived...
    A South Carolina woman who once lived in the former slave cabin that's now in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture says she hopes people can learn from how black people lived in the past.
  • A-State announces plan to implement concealed handgun law

    A-State announces plan to implement concealed handgun law

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-04-11 18:10:07 GMT
    Tuesday, April 11 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-04-11 18:45:33 GMT

    In the wake of a new law concerning the possession of concealed handguns on university campuses, Arkansas State University has announced plans to implement the mandate.

    In the wake of a new law concerning the possession of concealed handguns on university campuses, Arkansas State University has announced plans to implement the mandate.

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