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    6/25 Wednesday's Whoppers

     

  • MO police urge safety after 10 drownings in June

    MO police urge safety after 10 drownings in June

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-06-25 16:01:41 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The month of June has been a deadly one on Missouri waters. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there have been 10 drowning deaths this month already. With the Fourth
    The month of June has been a deadly one on Missouri waters. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there have been 10 drowning deaths this month already.

     
  • Another bear spotted in eastern MO - in a Walmart parking lot

    Another bear spotted in eastern MO - in a Walmart parking lot

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-06-25 15:49:41 GMT
    A state conservation agent is helping relocate a young black bear that was spotted in the parking lot of an eastern Missouri Wal-Mart.
    A young black bear that was spotted in the parking lot of an eastern Missouri Wal-Mart may have heeded the call of the wild.
  • Body and submerged boat found in Norfork Lake

    Body and submerged boat found in Norfork Lake

    Sunday, June 22 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-06-22 16:20:14 GMT
    Cove 1C at Norfork Lake Source: Baxter County Sheriff's OfficeCove 1C at Norfork Lake Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office
    LAKE NORFORK, AR (KAIT) - Kids on a jet ski discovered a body in the water at Lake Norfork Friday afternoon. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says the jet skiers saw what they thought was a body
    UPDATED: The body found floating in Norfork Lake has been identified. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says jet skiers saw what they thought was a body floating in an area known as Cove 1C about a mile and a half east of Woods Point. They made their way to a boat dock and called 911.
  • Ashdown and Greenwood squads snag AYSSP titles

    Ashdown and Greenwood squads snag AYSSP titles

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:47:43 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    JACKSONVILLE (AGFC) – Weather again played havoc with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports state finals.
    Weather again played havoc with the AGFC's Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports state finals. This year the Ashdown Panthers Team 3 took top honors in the junior division and the senior Greenwood Blazing Attack took top honors.
  • Discarded orange barrels get new life as fish shelters

    Discarded orange barrels get new life as fish shelters

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:44:42 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    RUSSELLVILLE – Those familiar plastic orange traffic barrels are everywhere along Arkansas roads. What happens to them then they are
    Those familiar plastic orange traffic barrels are everywhere along Arkansas roads. When they are broken or damaged, instead of going to landfills, some are seeing the bottom of lakes.
     
  • Long Bell Access road closed on Bayou Meto

    Long Bell Access road closed on Bayou Meto

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:41:29 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    BAYOU METO (AGFC) – The Long Bell Access road on Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area is temporarily closed.   The Arkansas Game and
    The Long Bell Access road on Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area is temporarily closed.
  • Plan ahead if planting hardwood trees

    Plan ahead if planting hardwood trees

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:39:31 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    CROSSETT (AGFC) – If you're a private landowner and would like to plant at least 20 acres to a mix of hardwoods, start planning now and
    If you're a private landowner and would like to plant at least 20 acres to a mix of hardwoods, start planning now and contact an AGFC or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Private Lands Biologist for funding.
  • Former AGFC Director Hugh Durham dies

    Former AGFC Director Hugh Durham dies

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:35:58 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – Former Arkansas Game and Fish Commission director Hugh C. Durham IV, 51, died June 6 at his home in Ruston, La.
    Former AGFC director Hugh C. Durham IV, 51, died June 6 at his home in Ruston, La.  He was also a member of the governor's cabinet and on the state Pollution Control and Ecology Commission.
  • Remember the three Rs when boating on a river

    Remember the three Rs when boating on a river

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:21:52 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – How do you know which side of the buoys to stay on when traveling up or down a river?   Simple. Remember the 3Rs
    How do you know which side of the buoys to stay on when traveling up or down a river? Just remember the 3Rs of boating: "Red right returning." It applies in Arkansas and all over the nation.
  • Biologists raise crappie at Bull Shoals Lake

    Biologists raise crappie at Bull Shoals Lake

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:16:19 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    LEAD HILL (AGFC) – Hundreds of thousands of young crappie are swimming just outside the Sugarloaf arm of Bull Shoals Lake, waiting
    Hundreds of thousands of young crappie are swimming just outside the Sugarloaf arm of Bull Shoals Lake, waiting to boost the population and keep anglers happy for years to come.
  • Track It: 14-foot great white shark lurking off Gulf Coast

    Track It: 14-foot great white shark lurking off Gulf Coast

    The 2,300-pound beast is being tracked by OCEARCH, a non-profit organization that collects information on great white sharks and other large predators by using satellite tracks and other forms of data.
    The 2,300-pound beast is being tracked by OCEARCH, a non-profit organization that collects information on great white sharks and other large predators by using satellite tracks and other forms of data.
  • Red wolf born at Land Between the Lakes

    Red wolf born at Land Between the Lakes

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-06-18 15:50:18 GMT
    There's a new arrival at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area - a baby red wolf.
    The recreation area in western Kentucky says the three-quarter-pound female wolf was born early last month. The parents are a pair of captive, endangered red wolves at the Woodlands Nature Station. There are only about 250 red wolves left of the species.
  • Tips on using pool chemicals safely

    Tips on using pool chemicals safely

    Friday, June 13 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-06-13 14:13:22 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Summertime is here and the best way to cool off from the heat is playing in the pool. However, injuries can occur if you are not careful dealing with the chemicals used to clean
    Summertime is here and the best way to cool off from the heat is playing in the pool, but be careful of the chemicals used to clean it.
  • Dangerous debris: Watch out for snakes

    Dangerous debris: Watch out for snakes

    Thursday, June 12 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-06-12 20:30:13 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Craighead County man is warning residents of snake sightings in storm debris. The man was bitten by two copperhead snakes while cleaning around his home. He was able to recover
    A Craighead County man is warning residents of snake sightings in storm debris. The man was bitten by two copperhead snakes while cleaning around his home.
  • Orange barrels used as fish shelters in Arkansas

    Orange barrels used as fish shelters in Arkansas

    Thursday, June 12 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-06-12 10:58:29 GMT
    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has found a use for broken, damaged and discarded orange traffic barrels.
    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has found a use for broken, damaged and discarded orange traffic barrels.
  • Get in touch with your roots and potentially save your home

    Get in touch with your roots and potentially save your home

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-06-10 11:07:28 GMT
    As severe weather has struck Region 8 it has left it's wake.  Damage was done to trees and businesses alike, and some of the damage was caused by trees falling on the structures after the high winds.
    Damage was done to homes and businesses alike in last week's storms, and some of the damage was caused by trees falling on the structures after the high winds.
  • Wednesday's Whoppers: Highland Rebel edition

    Wednesday's Whoppers: Highland Rebel edition

  • Highland HS wins fishing championship

    Highland HS wins fishing championship

    Monday, June 2 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-06-02 22:42:43 GMT
    Source: FLWSource: FLW
    BULL SHOALS, Ark. (June 2, 2014) – The Highland High School team of Preston Wiles and Emma Johnson brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 11.57 pounds to win the 2014 Arkansas State High
    The Highland High School team of Preston Wiles and Emma Johnson brought a five-bass limit to the scale to win the 2014 Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship on Bull Shoals Lake.
  • It's summertime, so mosquitoes are back

    It's summertime, so mosquitoes are back

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-05-28 00:26:55 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - It's that time of year again where mosquitoes are making an appearance. Tune into Region 8 News at 5 and 6, Courtney Brown speaks to pest control to find out what they've seen so
    It's that time of year again where mosquitoes are making an appearance.
  • Jump in, just don't swallow the water

    Jump in, just don't swallow the water

    Taking a dip in the water can help refresh you on a hot day, but you need to protect yourself and your family from bacteria and parasites that can lurk in water, an infectious disease expert says.
    Taking a dip in the water can help refresh you on a hot day, but you need to protect yourself and your family from bacteria and parasites that can lurk in water, an infectious disease expert says.
  • Bono Lake open for holiday weekend

    Bono Lake open for holiday weekend

    Friday, May 23 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-05-23 23:46:05 GMT
    BONO, AR (KAIT) - Bono Lake is officially open for business and it has people asking questions about what else is in store for the lake.  People want to know more especially about the fishing for the
    Bono Lake is officially open for business and it has people asking questions about what else is in store for the lake.
  • Bill permits removing misbehaving Missouri campers

    Bill permits removing misbehaving Missouri campers

    Friday, May 23 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-05-23 10:43:07 GMT
    Missouri campground owners could gain a new tool for dealing with misbehaving guests.
    Missouri campground owners could gain a new tool for dealing with misbehaving guests.
  • New place to fish in Craighead County

    New place to fish in Craighead County

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-05-21 18:43:18 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Fishing fanatics in Region 8 will now have a new place in Craighead County to angle.
    Fishing fanatics in Region 8 will now have a new place in Craighead County to angle.
  • Norfork Dam spillway release has begun

    Norfork Dam spillway release has begun

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-05-20 23:21:03 GMT
    Source: USACESource: USACE
    Mountain Home, Ark. (USACE) - The Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District began a spillway release from Norfork Dam today while the siphon used for minimum flow releases is out of service. One gate was
    The Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District began a spillway release from Norfork Dam today while the siphon used for minimum flow releases is out of service.
  • How to stay safe while on the water

    How to stay safe while on the water

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-05-20 10:44:48 GMT
    HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - The warmer weather has a lot of people taking their boats out on the water.   Are you doing everything you can to keep you and your passengers on your boat safe as we head into
    The warmer weather has a lot of people taking their boats out on the water.
  • Deer population on the rise, deer collisions a problem for drivers

    Deer population on the rise, deer collisions a problem for drivers

    Sunday, May 18 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-05-19 00:27:11 GMT
    If you've driven in rural parts of the Heartland, you've probably noticed all the deer on or beside the roads.The Missouri Department of Conservation says the deer population is on the rise, which could be bad news for drivers.
    If you've driven in rural parts of the Heartland, you've probably noticed all the deer on or beside the roads.The Missouri Department of Conservation says the deer population is on the rise, which could be bad news for drivers.
  • Destroyed clubhouse held abundance of memories

    Destroyed clubhouse held abundance of memories

    Thursday, May 15 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-05-15 17:41:31 GMT
    MAYFLOWER (AGFC) – A victim of the April 27 tornado in Faulkner County was the clubhouse at the Camp Robinson Special Use Area – the
    A victim of the April 27 tornado in Faulkner County was the clubhouse at the Camp Robinson Special Use Area – the field trial area as it is known to many Arkansans.
  • Batesville hearing discusses future of two endangered species

    Batesville hearing discusses future of two endangered species

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-05-15 00:48:15 GMT
    BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Congressman Rick Crawford called more than 100 landowners, businesses and concerned citizens together to discuss the future of two endangered mussel species. The U.S. Fish and
    BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Congressman Rick Crawford called more than 100 landowners, businesses and concerned citizens together to discuss the future of two endangered mussel species. The U.S. Fish and
  • Goldfish a big concern for local lake

    Goldfish a big concern for local lake

    Friday, May 2 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-05-02 23:47:23 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – One resident is concerned after she noticed several goldfish had been dumped in the Craighead Forest Park Lake. The effect of pond fish in the lake could be catastrophic to the
    One resident is concerned after she noticed several goldfish had been dumped in the Craighead Forest Park Lake.
  • Poplar Bluff fisherman sets record

    Poplar Bluff fisherman sets record

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-05-07 23:44:37 GMT
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A southeastern Missouri man is a state record-holder thanks to a fish he caught last month.    The Department of Conservation announced this week that Tyler Goodale, of Poplar
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A southeastern Missouri man is a state record-holder thanks to a fish he caught last month.    The Department of Conservation announced this week that Tyler Goodale, of Poplar
  • Life jackets available at Verizon Boat Ramp

    Life jackets available at Verizon Boat Ramp

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:33:29 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with the City of North Little Rock, Coast Guard and Coast Guard
    The AGFC, along with the City of North Little Rock, Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Sea Tow Foundation, have opened a new Life Jacket Loaner station.
  • New species of salamander discovered in Arkansas

    New species of salamander discovered in Arkansas

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:13:42 GMT
    Source: AGFCSource: AGFC
    LAKE CATHERINE STATE PARK (AGFC) – Researchers from the University of Tulsa and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced today
    Researchers from the University of Tulsa and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced today the discovery of a new and unique species of aquatic salamander.
  • AR ranks 38 among bicycle-friendly states

    AR ranks 38 among bicycle-friendly states

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-05-07 20:39:39 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Arkansas ranked 38th among bicycle-friendly states. According to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, the ranking is based on infrastructure and funding that
    Arkansas ranked 38th among bicycle friendly states.
  • Prevent tick bites while enjoying the outdoors

    Prevent tick bites while enjoying the outdoors

    With spring's arrival, many Americans will begin enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and gardening -- and they need to protect themselves from tick bites, an expert says.
    With spring's arrival, many Americans will begin enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and gardening -- and they need to protect themselves from tick bites, an expert says.
  • New fishing regulations go into effect

    New fishing regulations go into effect

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:14:50 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – With the arrival of a new year, several changes in Arkansas sport fishing regulations have gone into effect.   Most
    With the arrival of a new year, several changes in Arkansas sport fishing regulations have gone into effect.
  • Tagged catfish are being stocked around the state

    Tagged catfish are being stocked around the state

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:31:38 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Family and Community Fishing Program is continuing their efforts to get
    The AGFC's "Family and Community Fishing Program" is continuing their efforts to get families involved in fishing with a tagged catfish campaign.
  • Ah, spring . . . and a snakebite alert

    Ah, spring . . . and a snakebite alert

    As temperatures rise and spring rains fall, snakes in the U.S. Southwest -- including venomous snakes -- leave their winter hideouts and become more active.
    As temperatures rise and spring rains fall, snakes in the U.S. Southwest -- including venomous snakes -- leave their winter hideouts and become more active.
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