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  • Scammers targeting the elderly

    Scammers targeting the elderly

    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Scammers will target just about anyone. Those who usually fall victim are the elderly. According to Jonesboro police reports, an 86-year-old woman claims she's given out over $15,000
    Scammers will target just about anyone. Those who usually fall victim are the elderly. According to Jonesboro police reports, an 86-year-old woman claims she's given out over $15,000 over the past two months.
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  • Dog ownership linked to lower risk of heart disease

    Dog ownership linked to lower risk of heart disease

    Friday, November 17 2017 2:38 PM EST2017-11-17 19:38:34 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 2:38 PM EST2017-11-17 19:38:34 GMT

    The study found that owners of hunting breeds like terriers, retriever and scent hounds got the most protection, but the study's senior author said that owning any dog was enough to reduce an owner's risk of death.

    The study found that owners of hunting breeds like terriers, retriever and scent hounds got the most protection, but the study's senior author said that owning any dog was enough to reduce an owner's risk of death.

  • CCSO: Woman duped into sending nearly $1,000 to scammer

    CCSO: Woman duped into sending nearly $1,000 to scammer

    Monday, November 13 2017 1:18 PM EST2017-11-13 18:18:34 GMT
    Monday, November 13 2017 1:36 PM EST2017-11-13 18:36:30 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Believing she had won the Publishers Clearing House, investigators say a Brookland woman lost nearly $1,000 trying to collect her prize.

    Believing she had won the Publishers Clearing House, investigators say a Brookland woman lost nearly $1,000 trying to collect her prize.

  • Widow of veteran receives his medals

    Widow of veteran receives his medals

    Friday, November 10 2017 11:42 PM EST2017-11-11 04:42:57 GMT
    Monday, November 13 2017 7:58 AM EST2017-11-13 12:58:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Veterans Day, a time of reflection on the sacrifices made on behalf of our nation’s military personnel. Military service encompasses not only the soldier's life but the lives of their families as well.

    Veterans Day, a time of reflection on the sacrifices made on behalf of our nation’s military personnel. Military service encompasses not only the soldier's life but the lives of their families as well.

  • Changes on the way for Medicare recipients

    Changes on the way for Medicare recipients

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:04 AM EDT2017-10-12 11:04:22 GMT
    Thursday, October 12 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-10-12 12:28:32 GMT
    An example of the new Medicare card to be distributed next year. (Source: Cynthia Abel)An example of the new Medicare card to be distributed next year. (Source: Cynthia Abel)

    The UAMS Center on Aging-Northeast offers program to answer questions about changes in Medicare in 2018.

    The UAMS Center on Aging-Northeast offers program to answer questions about changes in Medicare in 2018.

  • Veterans center in need of donations to provide services to homeless vets

    Veterans center in need of donations to provide services to homeless vets

    Monday, July 3 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-07-03 16:02:10 GMT
    Monday, July 3 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-07-03 16:35:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    After seeing a great need, a Region 8 veteran is hoping to give back and serve those who served.

    After seeing a great need, a Region 8 veteran is hoping to give back and serve those who served.

  • United Way collecting fans for elderly

    United Way collecting fans for elderly

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-06-29 02:07:59 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-06-29 02:12:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Jonesboro food pantry has found a way to serve the elderly community this summer.

    A Jonesboro food pantry has found a way to serve the elderly community this summer.

  • Asphalt scam strikes another county

    Asphalt scam strikes another county

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:11:36 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:23:33 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Poinsett County sheriff is warning people in his county of a scam the Craighead County deputies dealt with last week.

    The Poinsett County sheriff is warning people in his county of a scam the Craighead County deputies dealt with last week.

  • Program helps elderly stay cool during summer

    Program helps elderly stay cool during summer

    Monday, June 5 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-06-06 00:07:12 GMT
    Monday, June 5 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-06-06 01:35:19 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    East Arkansas Area on Aging is collecting fans and air conditioners for seniors.

    East Arkansas Area on Aging is collecting fans and air conditioners for seniors.

  • Soldier's remains back in Arkansas after nearly 70 years

    Soldier's remains back in Arkansas after nearly 70 years

    Friday, June 2 2017 8:14 AM EDT2017-06-02 12:14:03 GMT
    Friday, June 2 2017 8:32 AM EDT2017-06-02 12:32:14 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    For nearly 70 years, a Central Arkansas family thought the day would never come that their relative would return home.

    For nearly 70 years, a Central Arkansas family thought the day would never come that their relative would return home.

  • Funding to help part of A-State history

    Funding to help part of A-State history

    Monday, May 15 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-05-16 03:05:27 GMT
    Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)

    One of the oldest buildings on the A-State campus will receive funding to help restore the building plus add more conveniences. 

    One of the oldest buildings on the A-State campus will receive funding to help restore the building plus add more conveniences. 

  • Advance, MO couple celebrates 69 years together

    Advance, MO couple celebrates 69 years together

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:31:52 GMT
    (Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)(Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)

    Keeping a marriage going strong is a cause for celebration.  One couple from Advance, Missouri celebrated 69 years together on Sunday, April 23. 

    Keeping a marriage going strong is a cause for celebration.  One couple from Advance, Missouri celebrated 69 years together on Sunday, April 23. 

  • County clerk warns of phone scam

    County clerk warns of phone scam

    Thursday, March 30 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-03-30 21:13:27 GMT
    Friday, March 31 2017 10:52 AM EDT2017-03-31 14:52:13 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Someone is calling people in Craighead County, asking them to pay large amounts of money at the Craighead County Clerk's Office or pay by phone with a credit card to deal with outstanding fines and warrants, County Clerk Kade Holliday said Thursday. 

    Someone is calling people in Craighead County, asking them to pay large amounts of money at the Craighead County Clerk's Office or pay by phone with a credit card to deal with outstanding fines and warrants, County Clerk Kade Holliday said Thursday. 

  • AG's mobile office to visit Independence, Mississippi Counties in April

    AG's mobile office to visit Independence, Mississippi Counties in April

    Thursday, March 30 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-03-30 18:20:29 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-03-30 18:28:23 GMT
    Leslie Rutledge (Source: Attorney General's Office)Leslie Rutledge (Source: Attorney General's Office)

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is taking her office on the road.

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is taking her office on the road.

  • City warns of phone scam

    City warns of phone scam

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:08:52 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-03-30 01:08:23 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Officials in Lawrence County are asking people to be careful about a possible scam attempt involving a tourism group. 

    Officials in Lawrence County are asking people to be careful about a possible scam attempt involving a tourism group. 

  • Silver Alert inactivated for missing nursing home woman; son in custody

    Silver Alert inactivated for missing nursing home woman; son in custody

    Thursday, March 16 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-03-16 10:19:54 GMT
    Monday, March 20 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-03-20 05:13:30 GMT

    UPDATE: The Silver Alert for 82-year-old Merle Marie Miller has been inactivated.

    UPDATE: The Silver Alert for 82-year-old Merle Marie Miller has been inactivated.

  • Crooks using AG's office to steal identities, cash from consumers

    Crooks using AG's office to steal identities, cash from consumers

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 2:26 PM EST2017-02-01 19:26:51 GMT
    Wednesday, February 1 2017 2:40 PM EST2017-02-01 19:40:47 GMT
    Leslie Rutledge (Source: Attorney General's Office)Leslie Rutledge (Source: Attorney General's Office)

    The Arkansas Attorney General’s office investigates fraud and scam allegations. Now, someone is using Leslie Rutledge’s office to try and steal personal identities.

    The Arkansas Attorney General’s office investigates fraud and scam allegations. Now, someone is using Leslie Rutledge’s office to try and steal personal identities.

  • Students, teachers remember Evening Shade High School

    Students, teachers remember Evening Shade High School

    Thursday, August 4 2016 10:20 PM EDT2016-08-05 02:20:15 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:00 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    As the Evening Shade High School is being demolished, graduates and teachers from the school said it is hard to see it go.

    As the Evening Shade High School is being demolished, graduates and teachers from the school said it is hard to see it go.

  • Highland senior paints to help elementary students

    Highland senior paints to help elementary students

    Tuesday, August 2 2016 8:19 PM EDT2016-08-03 00:19:18 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:00 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A new painting hangs in the halls of Cherokee Elementary School to help new students feel at home on the first day of school. 

    A new painting hangs in the halls of Cherokee Elementary School to help new students feel at home on the first day of school. 

  • ASU-Newport, AARP offering driver safety course

    ASU-Newport, AARP offering driver safety course

    Thursday, December 8 2016 1:25 PM EST2016-12-08 18:25:51 GMT
    Thursday, December 8 2016 2:16 PM EST2016-12-08 19:16:00 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Arkansas State University-Newport and AARP are joining forces to offer a Driver Safety course on Friday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    Arkansas State University-Newport and AARP are joining forces to offer a Driver Safety course on Friday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

  • Region 8 remembers Pearl Harbor attack on 75th anniversary

    Region 8 remembers Pearl Harbor attack on 75th anniversary

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 12:41 PM EST2016-12-07 17:41:56 GMT
    Wednesday, December 7 2016 2:25 PM EST2016-12-07 19:25:27 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    On the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a special ceremony was held in Jonesboro.

    On the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a special ceremony was held in Jonesboro.

  • GCT students to decorate nursing home

    GCT students to decorate nursing home

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 9:12 PM EST2016-12-01 02:12:41 GMT
    Thursday, December 1 2016 9:56 AM EST2016-12-01 14:56:27 GMT
    GCT students helping at Christmas (Source: KAIT)GCT students helping at Christmas (Source: KAIT)

    Nearly 15 different clubs and organizations at Greene County Tech High School are gearing up this week for a Christmas competition that will help serve the elderly in Paragould. 

    Nearly 15 different clubs and organizations at Greene County Tech High School are gearing up this week for a Christmas competition that will help serve the elderly in Paragould. 

  • New seat belt research focuses on elderly

    New seat belt research focuses on elderly

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 9:51 AM EST2016-11-29 14:51:08 GMT
    Tuesday, November 29 2016 10:05 AM EST2016-11-29 15:05:53 GMT
    (Source: WLBT)(Source: WLBT)

    While seat belts have been proven to save lives, researchers hope to find a safer seat belt style for senior citizens.

    While seat belts have been proven to save lives, researchers hope to find a safer seat belt style for senior citizens.

  • Diabetes Awareness Month helps with education, officials say

    Diabetes Awareness Month helps with education, officials say

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 7:09 PM EST2016-11-17 00:09:53 GMT
    Wednesday, November 16 2016 7:21 PM EST2016-11-17 00:21:36 GMT

    The condition has an impact on millions of Americans but National Diabetes Awareness Month gives the public an opportunity to learn more about the issue, officials said this week. 

    The condition has an impact on millions of Americans but National Diabetes Awareness Month gives the public an opportunity to learn more about the issue, officials said this week. 

  • Kennett sales tax to help senior citizens passes

    Kennett sales tax to help senior citizens passes

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 9:20 PM EST2016-11-10 02:20:58 GMT
    Wednesday, November 9 2016 9:48 PM EST2016-11-10 02:48:05 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Election Day ended with a victory for senior citizens in one Region 8 town. 

    Election Day ended with a victory for senior citizens in one Region 8 town. 

  • Veteran honored with Purple Heart after nearly 50 years

    Veteran honored with Purple Heart after nearly 50 years

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 8:50 AM EST2016-11-09 13:50:25 GMT
    Wednesday, November 9 2016 3:26 PM EST2016-11-09 20:26:19 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    In honor of Veterans Day, a soldier received an award he earned years ago.

    In honor of Veterans Day, a soldier received an award he earned years ago.

  • Students honor veterans during special luncheon

    Students honor veterans during special luncheon

    Friday, November 4 2016 6:40 PM EDT2016-11-04 22:40:43 GMT
    Monday, November 7 2016 9:58 AM EST2016-11-07 14:58:43 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Nettleton High School hosted their 8th annual Veteran’s Luncheon on Friday.

    Nettleton High School hosted their 8th annual Veteran’s Luncheon on Friday.

  • Region 8 school wants to thank veterans with a free lunch

    Region 8 school wants to thank veterans with a free lunch

    Tuesday, November 1 2016 5:34 PM EDT2016-11-01 21:34:01 GMT
    Tuesday, November 1 2016 7:39 PM EDT2016-11-01 23:39:49 GMT
    Braelen Lee and Jacelyn McDaniel, both Nettleton High School students, are coordinating free Veterans Day Luncheon. (Source: KAIT-TV)Braelen Lee and Jacelyn McDaniel, both Nettleton High School students, are coordinating free Veterans Day Luncheon. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    All veterans attending encouraged to R.S.V.P. for free lunch on Friday, Nov. 4

    All veterans attending encouraged to R.S.V.P. for free lunch on Friday, Nov. 4

  • When to take away the keys: a Region 8 News special report

    When to take away the keys: a Region 8 News special report

    Sunday, October 30 2016 11:09 PM EDT2016-10-31 03:09:12 GMT
    Monday, October 31 2016 3:12 PM EDT2016-10-31 19:12:29 GMT
    Lois Linn enjoys a morning trek outside with her daughter, Ina Brown. (Source: KAIT-TV)Lois Linn enjoys a morning trek outside with her daughter, Ina Brown. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    How to have one of the most important conversations with your aging parents
    How to have one of the most important conversations with your aging parents
  • Man builds airplane with WWII-era equipment

    Man builds airplane with WWII-era equipment

    Sunday, October 23 2016 6:21 PM EDT2016-10-23 22:21:32 GMT
    Sunday, October 23 2016 10:47 PM EDT2016-10-24 02:47:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Swifton man will soon be flying an antique airplane that he built.

    A Swifton man will soon be flying an antique airplane that he built.

  • Community Outreach Day to benefit homeless, low-income families

    Community Outreach Day to benefit homeless, low-income families

    Monday, October 17 2016 1:01 PM EDT2016-10-17 17:01:53 GMT
    Monday, October 17 2016 1:19 PM EDT2016-10-17 17:19:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    John J. Pershing VA Medical Center will join dozens of other Poplar Bluff businesses and organizations this month to help the homeless and low-income individuals and families.

    John J. Pershing VA Medical Center will join dozens of other Poplar Bluff businesses and organizations this month to help the homeless and low-income individuals and families.

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