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  • Truck carrying steel coil flips, traffic impacted

    Truck carrying steel coil flips, traffic impacted

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:56 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:56:53 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:20:25 GMT

    A semi-truck carrying steel coil reportedly flipped in Blytheville Thursday afternoon.

    A semi-truck carrying steel coil reportedly flipped in Blytheville Thursday afternoon.

  • Out-of-county liquor stores fighting against Randolph Co. wet/dry issue

    Out-of-county liquor stores fighting against Randolph Co. wet/dry issue

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:01:39 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:25:14 GMT
    A new campaign report shows who is donating money to fight against a potential wet/dry vote in Randolph County. (Source: KAIT)A new campaign report shows who is donating money to fight against a potential wet/dry vote in Randolph County. (Source: KAIT)
    A new campaign report shows who is donating money to fight against a potential wet/dry vote in Randolph County. (Source: KAIT)A new campaign report shows who is donating money to fight against a potential wet/dry vote in Randolph County. (Source: KAIT)

    A group fighting to prevent Randolph County from allowing liquor sales is funded by several liquor stores, including 2 from Missouri.

    A group fighting to prevent Randolph County from allowing liquor sales is funded by several liquor stores, including 2 from Missouri.

  • Police called to a robbery at CVS Pharmacy

    Police called to a robbery at CVS Pharmacy

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:33:56 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:41:32 GMT

    Jonesboro police are investigating a robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 110 Southwest Dr., Thursday morning.

    Jonesboro police are investigating a robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 110 Southwest Dr., Thursday morning.

  • AR farmers react to Chinese tariffs

    AR farmers react to Chinese tariffs

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-06-21 11:53:34 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:26:52 GMT
    Arkansas farmers face price drops from Chines tariffs on soybeans. (Source: KATV)Arkansas farmers face price drops from Chines tariffs on soybeans. (Source: KATV)
    Arkansas farmers face price drops from Chines tariffs on soybeansArkansas farmers face price drops from Chines tariffs on soybeans

    Arkansas farmers face problems after the announcement of tariffs by China.

    Arkansas farmers face problems after the announcement of tariffs by China.

  • Lepanto woman injured in deadly crash

    Lepanto woman injured in deadly crash

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:33:02 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:18:56 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A crash in Central Arkansas injured a Lepanto woman Tuesday evening.

    A crash in Central Arkansas injured a Lepanto woman Tuesday evening.

  • breaking

    Power restored in Lawrence County after snake damages breaker

    Power restored in Lawrence County after snake damages breaker

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:12:17 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:56 AM EDT2018-06-21 07:56:32 GMT
    (Source: entergy.com)(Source: entergy.com)

    Entergy Arkansas has restored the outages in Lawrence County.

    Entergy Arkansas has restored the outages in Lawrence County.

  • Harbor Freight to open new store in Batesville

    Harbor Freight to open new store in Batesville

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:04:05 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:34:27 GMT
    Harbor Freight (Source: Harbor Freight website)Harbor Freight (Source: Harbor Freight website)

    A California-based tool retailer will be opening a 15,000-square-foot store in Northeast Arkansas later this year, company officials said Wednesday. 

    A California-based tool retailer will be opening a 15,000-square-foot store in Northeast Arkansas later this year, company officials said Wednesday. 

  • Alive After Five set for June 21

    Alive After Five set for June 21

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:37:55 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:59:59 GMT
    Downtown Jonesboro Association (Source: Downtown Jonesboro Association Facebook page)Downtown Jonesboro Association (Source: Downtown Jonesboro Association Facebook page)
    Downtown Jonesboro Association (Source: Downtown Jonesboro Association Facebook page)Downtown Jonesboro Association (Source: Downtown Jonesboro Association Facebook page)

    Anyone interested in art, music and visiting Downtown Jonesboro will have an opportunity June 21 with the monthly Alive After Five event. 

    Anyone interested in art, music and visiting Downtown Jonesboro will have an opportunity June 21 with the monthly Alive After Five event. 

  • Independence County K9 officers receive body armor

    Independence County K9 officers receive body armor

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:03:44 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:57:28 GMT
    The K-9 officers with the Independence Co. Sheriff's Office recently received body armor due to a donation from a Massachusetts-based group. (Source: Facebook)The K-9 officers with the Independence Co. Sheriff's Office recently received body armor due to a donation from a Massachusetts-based group. (Source: Facebook)
    The K-9 officers with the Independence Co. Sheriff's Office recently received body armor due to a donation from a Massachusetts-based group. (Source: Facebook)The K-9 officers with the Independence Co. Sheriff's Office recently received body armor due to a donation from a Massachusetts-based group. (Source: Facebook)

    The K-9 officers with an area sheriff's department now have body armor to protect them. 

    The K-9 officers with an area sheriff's department now have body armor to protect them. 

  • Sheriff receives mixed reactions about social media posts

    Sheriff receives mixed reactions about social media posts

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:58:53 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:50:55 GMT
    Sheriff receives mixed reactions about informative Facebook posts. (Source: KAIT-TV)Sheriff receives mixed reactions about informative Facebook posts. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Sheriff receives mixed reactions about informative Facebook posts. (Source: KAIT-TV)Sheriff receives mixed reactions about informative Facebook posts. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder started using Facebook as a way to get information out about the work his department is doing.

    Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder started using Facebook as a way to get information out about the work his department is doing.

  • New Medicare cards in the mail

    New Medicare cards in the mail

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:39:43 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:26:05 GMT
    Senior citizens are expected to receive new Medicare cards by June of this year to help avoid identity fraud, with the mailing process starting in April. (Source: KAIT-TV)Senior citizens are expected to receive new Medicare cards by June of this year to help avoid identity fraud, with the mailing process starting in April. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Senior citizens are expected to receive new Medicare cards by June of this year to help avoid identity fraud, with the mailing process starting in April. (Source: KAIT-TV)Senior citizens are expected to receive new Medicare cards by June of this year to help avoid identity fraud, with the mailing process starting in April. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    A new revamped Medicare card system has begun and residents can expect those cards to provide protections to help people who are in the system, officials said this week. 

    A new revamped Medicare card system has begun and residents can expect those cards to provide protections to help people who are in the system, officials said this week. 

  • Immigrants could be housed at LRAFB, officials say

    Immigrants could be housed at LRAFB, officials say

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-06-21 01:32:43 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:18:47 GMT
    Little Rock Air Force Base (Source: KARK)Little Rock Air Force Base (Source: KARK)
    Little Rock Air Force Base (Source: KARK)Little Rock Air Force Base (Source: KARK)

    Officials with the United States Health and Human Services are expected to be in Central Arkansas June 21 to discuss the possibility of housing either families or just children at the Little Rock Air Force Base, according to a report from Little Rock television station KATV. 

    Officials with the United States Health and Human Services are expected to be in Central Arkansas June 21 to discuss the possibility of housing either families or just children at the Little Rock Air Force Base, according to a report from Little Rock television station KATV. 

  • Woman's business shows success of chamber program

    Woman's business shows success of chamber program

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:20:37 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-06-20 23:32:11 GMT
    Kristy Campbell opened her food truck and catering business in 2017. (Source: KAIT)Kristy Campbell opened her food truck and catering business in 2017. (Source: KAIT)
    Kristy Campbell opened her food truck and catering business in 2017. (Source: KAIT)Kristy Campbell opened her food truck and catering business in 2017. (Source: KAIT)

    A food truck located in the newly opened Food Lot in Downtown Batesville is a sign of success for a local program that aimed to support hopeful entrepreneurs.

    A food truck located in the newly opened Food Lot in Downtown Batesville is a sign of success for a local program that aimed to support hopeful entrepreneurs.

  • Residents, business spark change with food program

    Residents, business spark change with food program

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:20:46 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-06-20 23:25:27 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Region 8 steps up to fight hunger in Northeast Arkansas.

    Region 8 steps up to fight hunger in Northeast Arkansas.

  • Arkansas's newest town breaks ground for city hall

    Arkansas's newest town breaks ground for city hall

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:39:21 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-06-20 23:18:48 GMT
    City officials are excited to start the building process for city hall. (Source: KAIT)City officials are excited to start the building process for city hall. (Source: KAIT)
    City officials are excited to start the building process for city hall. (Source: KAIT)City officials are excited to start the building process for city hall. (Source: KAIT)

    A groundbreaking held Wednesday signaled the start of something new for the City of Southside.

    A groundbreaking held Wednesday signaled the start of something new for the City of Southside.

  • Mayor: Corning Walmart set to close in July

    Mayor: Corning Walmart set to close in July

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:26:48 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:43:15 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Walmart in Region 8 is closing within the month, according to the Corning mayor.

    A Walmart in Region 8 is closing within the month, according to the Corning mayor.

  • Woman's body found in home, police investigating

    Woman's body found in home, police investigating

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:43:03 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:54:39 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Utility workers Tuesday morning discovered a Blytheville woman dead in her home. Now, police want to know how she died.

    Utility workers Tuesday morning discovered a Blytheville woman dead in her home. Now, police want to know how she died.

  • Woman accused of attacking husband with scissors

    Woman accused of attacking husband with scissors

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:26:29 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:53:37 GMT
    Shelby Lynn Shaver (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)Shelby Lynn Shaver (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)
    Shelby Lynn Shaver (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)Shelby Lynn Shaver (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A Harrisburg woman was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after deputies say she attacked her husband with a pair of scissors.

    A Harrisburg woman was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after deputies say she attacked her husband with a pair of scissors.

  • Woman pleads guilty to murder in biting death, sentenced

    Woman pleads guilty to murder in biting death, sentenced

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:55:21 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:09:32 GMT
    Jennifer Lea Collins (Source: Sharp Co. Jail via Vinelink)Jennifer Lea Collins (Source: Sharp Co. Jail via Vinelink)

    A Mammoth Spring woman will spend years behind bars after she pleaded guilty to biting and beating an elderly woman which led to her death.

    A Mammoth Spring woman will spend years behind bars after she pleaded guilty to biting and beating an elderly woman which led to her death.

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    Letter shows former chief announced his retirement amid sexting scandal

    Letter shows former chief announced his retirement amid sexting scandal

    Monday, June 11 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-06-11 16:39:25 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:22:56 GMT
    Harrisburg Mayor Randy Mills says he asked Gary Hefner to resign from the Harrisburg Police Department Monday morning. (Source: KAIT)Harrisburg Mayor Randy Mills says he asked Gary Hefner to resign from the Harrisburg Police Department Monday morning. (Source: KAIT)

    Harrisburg Mayor Randy Mills says he asked Gary Hefner to resign from the Harrisburg Police Department Monday morning.

    Harrisburg Mayor Randy Mills says he asked Gary Hefner to resign from the Harrisburg Police Department Monday morning.

  • Dump the pump, jump on a JET for free

    Dump the pump, jump on a JET for free

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:47:29 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:56 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:56:33 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    On Thursday, June 21, the City of Jonesboro encourages residents to dump the pump and instead jump on a JET.

    On Thursday, June 21, the City of Jonesboro encourages residents to dump the pump and instead jump on a JET.

  • Victim says burglar only took money from home

    Victim says burglar only took money from home

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-06-20 14:55:07 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:22:02 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Lake City woman told a deputy her home was broken into but only money was missing.

    A Lake City woman told a deputy her home was broken into but only money was missing.

  • Physical therapy could have better results than opioid use

    Physical therapy could have better results than opioid use

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:33:16 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:27:43 GMT
    Physical therapy could have better benefits than opioids. (Source: KATV)Physical therapy could have better benefits than opioids. (Source: KATV)
    Physical Therapy could have better benefits than opioidsPhysical Therapy could have better benefits than opioids

    A new study finds that those who go to physical therapy first for lower back pain may curb the use of opioids.

    A new study finds that those who go to physical therapy first for lower back pain may curb the use of opioids.

  • Unofficial results posted in runoff elections

    Unofficial results posted in runoff elections

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:09:12 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:21:17 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Runoff elections were held in some counties Tuesday.

    Runoff elections were held in some counties Tuesday.

  • Lawmaker wants to add SROs to all public school campuses

    Lawmaker wants to add SROs to all public school campuses

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:13:54 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:37:26 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Northeast Arkansas lawmaker wants to require all public school in the state to have at least one school resource officer on campus. 

    A Northeast Arkansas lawmaker wants to require all public school in the state to have at least one school resource officer on campus. 

  • Firefighters train for wearing gear in water

    Firefighters train for wearing gear in water

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:46:01 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:04:45 GMT
    Batesville Firefighters trained for being in the water in turnout gear. (Source: KAIT)Batesville Firefighters trained for being in the water in turnout gear. (Source: KAIT)
    Batesville Firefighters trained for being in the water in turnout gear. (Source: KAIT)Batesville Firefighters trained for being in the water in turnout gear. (Source: KAIT)

    The Batesville Fire Department had a night of specialized training Tuesday.

    The Batesville Fire Department had a night of specialized training Tuesday.

  • Fire crews battled commercial building fire in Independence Co.

    Fire crews battled commercial building fire in Independence Co.

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:45:23 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:02:17 GMT
    (Source: Jeremy Loggins)(Source: Jeremy Loggins)
    (Source: Jeremy Loggins)(Source: Jeremy Loggins)

    A commercial building caught fire Tuesday in Independence County. 

    A commercial building caught fire Tuesday in Independence County. 

  • Food pantry promotes healthy eating

    Food pantry promotes healthy eating

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:48:03 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:47:28 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Members of the Trumann Food Pantry are working to get healthy foods to their clients.

    Members of the Trumann Food Pantry are working to get healthy foods to their clients.

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  • Critterfest starts Thursday at Science Spectrum

    Critterfest starts Thursday at Science Spectrum

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:16:20 GMT

    One of the largest animal events in Lubbock is back at the Science Spectrum.  You will be able to see elephants, alligators, crocodiles, camels, a kangaroo, big snakes, giant tortoises, and many other animals.  The Science Spectrum turns into a zoo for four days. There is a petting zoo, pony and camel rides, and many other animals on display.

    One of the largest animal events in Lubbock is back at the Science Spectrum.  You will be able to see elephants, alligators, crocodiles, camels, a kangaroo, big snakes, giant tortoises, and many other animals.  The Science Spectrum turns into a zoo for four days. There is a petting zoo, pony and camel rides, and many other animals on display.

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    Smith County investigating apparent murder-suicide after 2 bodies found

    Smith County investigating apparent murder-suicide after 2 bodies found

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:01:39 GMT

    Smith County Sheriff's Office is investigating after two bodies were found Wednesday night. 

    Smith County Sheriff's Office is investigating after two bodies were found Wednesday night. 

  • Trinity ISD to weigh arming teachers, hiring district police at community forum

    Trinity ISD to weigh arming teachers, hiring district police at community forum

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:30:52 GMT

    Trinity Independent School District will hold a community forum Monday on school safety. 

    Trinity Independent School District will hold a community forum Monday on school safety. 

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