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  • Helen needs a home

    Helen needs a home

    Sunday, August 19 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-08-19 19:02:13 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-08-19 19:48:10 GMT
    Helen has one ear up and one ear down all the time. (Source: NEAHS)Helen has one ear up and one ear down all the time. (Source: NEAHS)
    Helen has one ear up and one ear down all the time. (Source: NEAHS)Helen has one ear up and one ear down all the time. (Source: NEAHS)

    Playful Terrier Mix has joyful spirit.

    Playful Terrier Mix has joyful spirit.

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    Sheriff: Body found in Mississippi River

    Sheriff: Body found in Mississippi River

    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:21:39 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:39:08 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook, a body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy after the body was discovered this weekend in the Mississippi River. 

    According to Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook, a body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy after the body was discovered this weekend in the Mississippi River. 

  • ASP: One killed, two injured in Sharp County crash

    ASP: One killed, two injured in Sharp County crash

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-08-19 14:31:25 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 11:03 AM EDT2018-08-19 15:03:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Greene County woman was killed Saturday night and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 63 in Sharp County, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police. 

    A Greene County woman was killed Saturday night and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 63 in Sharp County, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police. 

  • Thousands show support for John 3:16 Ministries Saturday

    Thousands show support for John 3:16 Ministries Saturday

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-08-19 02:26:44 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-08-19 14:12:18 GMT
    Brent Waugh, John 3:16 instructor, shares how the organization helped him over come his addiction (Source: KAIT)Brent Waugh, John 3:16 instructor, shares how the organization helped him over come his addiction (Source: KAIT)

    John 3:16 Ministries has worked to help change the lives of addicts.

    John 3:16 Ministries has worked to help change the lives of addicts.

  • Allen Brown to run uncontested for Texarkana Arkansas mayor

    Allen Brown to run uncontested for Texarkana Arkansas mayor

    Saturday, August 18 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-08-19 00:40:07 GMT
    Allen Brown (Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)Allen Brown (Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)

    If you don't see any signs for Allen Brown campaigning for Texarkana Arkansas mayor — there's a reason. He doesn't need to.

    If you don't see any signs for Allen Brown campaigning for Texarkana Arkansas mayor — there's a reason. He doesn't need to.

  • Students move in to A-State campus for new school year

    Students move in to A-State campus for new school year

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-08-18 22:19:57 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-08-18 22:57:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Hundreds of students moved into dorms on the Arkansas State University campus on Saturday.

    Hundreds of students moved into dorms on the Arkansas State University campus on Saturday.

  • Suspect escapes police custody, found hours later

    Suspect escapes police custody, found hours later

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:21:27 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-08-18 15:00:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Corning Police spent several hours searching for a suspect who fled on foot on Thursday.

    Corning Police spent several hours searching for a suspect who fled on foot on Thursday.

  • Hydration station unveiled on A-State campus

    Hydration station unveiled on A-State campus

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-08-18 03:25:45 GMT
    Maple helps unveil A-State's new hydration station (Source: Arkansas State University)Maple helps unveil A-State's new hydration station (Source: Arkansas State University)
    Maple helps unveil A-State's new hydration station (Source: Arkansas State University)Maple helps unveil A-State's new hydration station (Source: Arkansas State University)

    As part of a campus beautification project, Arkansas State University installed a hydration station.

    As part of a campus beautification project, Arkansas State University installed a hydration station.

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    Sheriff: Two teens killed in train versus truck crash in Clay County

    Sheriff: Two teens killed in train versus truck crash in Clay County

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:48:26 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-08-18 03:25:00 GMT

    According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, two teenagers, who were both seniors in high school, are dead after a train versus truck crash near County Road 154 north of Corning. 

    According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, two teenagers, who were both seniors in high school, are dead after a train versus truck crash near County Road 154 north of Corning. 

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    Sheriff: Rape, kidnapping suspect released in Greene County

    Sheriff: Rape, kidnapping suspect released in Greene County

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:53:05 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:58:18 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to a post on the Greene County Sheriff's Department Facebook, a man arrested earlier this week in connection with a rape in Greene County has been released. 

    According to a post on the Greene County Sheriff's Department Facebook, a man arrested earlier this week in connection with a rape in Greene County has been released. 

  • City credits drainage projects for flooding relief

    City credits drainage projects for flooding relief

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:24:31 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:34:49 GMT
    Storms cause flooding, causing power outages, and shutting down schools and roads (Source: KAIT)Storms cause flooding, causing power outages, and shutting down schools and roads (Source: KAIT)
    Storms cause flooding, causing power outages, and shutting down schools and roads (Source: KAIT)Storms cause flooding, causing power outages, and shutting down schools and roads (Source: KAIT)

    Storms Thursday night and Friday morning left several residents in Mississippi County without power and caused several roads to become impassable.

    Storms Thursday night and Friday morning left several residents in Mississippi County without power and caused several roads to become impassable.

  • Overnight storms close schools, businesses Friday

    Overnight storms close schools, businesses Friday

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:30:49 GMT
    Tree downed near Wilson Hall on the Arkansas State University campus. (Source: Kelly Damphousse via Twitter)Tree downed near Wilson Hall on the Arkansas State University campus. (Source: Kelly Damphousse via Twitter)

    Powerful storms Thursday night into Friday morning brought heavy rains, strong winds, and intense lightning to east Arkansas.

    Powerful storms Thursday night into Friday morning brought heavy rains, strong winds, and intense lightning to east Arkansas.

  • ANC's new tech center open in time for fall semester

    ANC's new tech center open in time for fall semester

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-08-18 01:39:51 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:05:01 GMT
    ANC holds grand opening for new tech center. (Source: KAIT-TV)ANC holds grand opening for new tech center. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    ANC holds grand opening for new tech center. (Source: KAIT-TV)ANC holds grand opening for new tech center. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Arkansas Northeastern College's new Center for Allied Technologies officially opened its doors to the public just in time for the start of the fall semester. 

    Arkansas Northeastern College's new Center for Allied Technologies officially opened its doors to the public just in time for the start of the fall semester. 

  • Suit filed by former city employee dismissed in federal court

    Suit filed by former city employee dismissed in federal court

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-07-11 16:19:03 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:01:21 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A former Jonesboro city employee filed a lawsuit against the city, mayor, and other employees.

    A former Jonesboro city employee filed a lawsuit against the city, mayor, and other employees.

  • Power mostly restored after storms

    Power mostly restored after storms

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:06 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:06:45 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 9:53 PM EDT2018-08-18 01:53:12 GMT
    Woman rescued from flood waters in Paragould  (Source: AP Graphics Bank)Woman rescued from flood waters in Paragould (Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    According to a storm report from the National Weather Service, a woman had to be rescued on South 5th street in Paragould due to flash flooding.

    According to a storm report from the National Weather Service, a woman had to be rescued on South 5th street in Paragould due to flash flooding.

  • Overnight thunderstorms overwhelm drainage systems, force school closures

    Overnight thunderstorms overwhelm drainage systems, force school closures

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-08-17 17:07:27 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-08-18 01:10:39 GMT
    A large tree crashed down into the parking lot of Living Word Church of God and Christ in Osceola. (Source: KAIT)A large tree crashed down into the parking lot of Living Word Church of God and Christ in Osceola. (Source: KAIT)
    A large tree crashed down into the parking lot of Living Word Church of God and Christ in Osceola. (Source: KAIT)A large tree crashed down into the parking lot of Living Word Church of God and Christ in Osceola. (Source: KAIT)

    Several neighborhoods were underwater this morning after about 12 inches of rain fell in the past 2 days. 

    Several neighborhoods were underwater this morning after about 12 inches of rain fell in the past 2 days. 

  • Overnight storms dump heavy rain, down trees

    Overnight storms dump heavy rain, down trees

    Monday, August 6 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-08-06 14:12:51 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-08-18 01:07:53 GMT
    Tree downed near Wilson Hall on the Arkansas State University campus. (Source: Kelly Damphousse via Twitter)Tree downed near Wilson Hall on the Arkansas State University campus. (Source: Kelly Damphousse via Twitter)

    Powerful storms Thursday night into Friday morning brought heavy rains, strong winds, and intense lightning to Region 8.

    Powerful storms Thursday night into Friday morning brought heavy rains, strong winds, and intense lightning to Region 8.

  • Razorbacks visit children's hospital, prepare for 2nd scrimmage

    Razorbacks visit children's hospital, prepare for 2nd scrimmage

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:47 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:47:17 GMT
    Source: Razorback FootballSource: Razorback Football
    Source: Razorback FootballSource: Razorback Football

    The Hogs visited Arkansas Children's Northwest Hospital in Springdale. 

    The Hogs visited Arkansas Children's Northwest Hospital in Springdale. 

  • One in custody after West Memphis shooting

    One in custody after West Memphis shooting

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:58:41 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:46:32 GMT
    Matryne Vail (Source: West Memphis Police Department Facebook Page)Matryne Vail (Source: West Memphis Police Department Facebook Page)
    Matryne Vail (Source: West Memphis Police Department Facebook Page)Matryne Vail (Source: West Memphis Police Department Facebook Page)

    A Crittenden County man is facing four counts of criminal attempt to commit capital murder and 15 counts of discharging a firearm from a vehicle after a person was shot Friday in West Memphis, according to West Memphis police. 

    A Crittenden County man is facing four counts of criminal attempt to commit capital murder and 15 counts of discharging a firearm from a vehicle after a person was shot Friday in West Memphis, according to West Memphis police. 

  • School's energy waste reduction plans on schedule

    School's energy waste reduction plans on schedule

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:59 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:59:45 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:36:08 GMT
    Batesville School District is the only K-12 in Arkansas to implement a solar power project (Source: Batesville School District)Batesville School District is the only K-12 in Arkansas to implement a solar power project (Source: Batesville School District)
    Batesville School District is the only K-12 in Arkansas to implement a solar power project (Source: KAIT)Batesville School District is the only K-12 in Arkansas to implement a solar power project (Source: KAIT)

    The Batesville School District is seeing steady progress in their energy waste reduction.

    The Batesville School District is seeing steady progress in their energy waste reduction.

  • Dash cam video released of shootout that killed K-9 officer

    Dash cam video released of shootout that killed K-9 officer

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:17:38 GMT

    Two Arkansas State Troopers are back on the job following an officer-involved shooting in late July. One of their own, a K-9 officer, was killed in the incident.

    Two Arkansas State Troopers are back on the job following an officer-involved shooting in late July. One of their own, a K-9 officer, was killed in the incident.

  • Silver Alert canceled after man safe in Louisiana

    Silver Alert canceled after man safe in Louisiana

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:26:23 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:29:34 GMT
    Robert Lee Morris (Source: Arkansas State Police)Robert Lee Morris (Source: Arkansas State Police)
    Robert Lee Morris (Source: Arkansas State Police)Robert Lee Morris (Source: Arkansas State Police)

    A Silver Alert was canceled of Friday after a missing Searcy man was found safe.

    A Silver Alert was canceled of Friday after a missing Searcy man was found safe.

  • breaking

    House fire trapping woman inside was intentionally set, officials say

    House fire trapping woman inside was intentionally set, officials say

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:22:53 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-08-17 18:34:58 GMT
    Jonesboro Fire Dept. responding to house fire on Drake Street. (Source: KAIT)Jonesboro Fire Dept. responding to house fire on Drake Street. (Source: KAIT)

    Jonesboro fire officials say someone intentionally set a house on fire Thursday afternoon, trapping a woman inside.

    Jonesboro fire officials say someone intentionally set a house on fire Thursday afternoon, trapping a woman inside.

  • Southside sees progress on city hall construction

    Southside sees progress on city hall construction

    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-08-16 23:08:26 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-08-17 15:42:52 GMT
    The new municipal building will be on Batesville Blvd. in Southside. (Source: KAIT)The new municipal building will be on Batesville Blvd. in Southside. (Source: KAIT)
    The new municipal building will be on Batesville Blvd. in Southside. (Source: KAIT)The new municipal building will be on Batesville Blvd. in Southside. (Source: KAIT)

    Southside is seeing a lot of progress on their new city hall construction

    Southside is seeing a lot of progress on their new city hall construction

  • Water main break reported in northern Jackson County

    Water main break reported in northern Jackson County

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:56 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:56:22 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 11:03 AM EDT2018-08-17 15:03:25 GMT
    Water main break in northern Jackson County. (Source: Mayor David Dixon of Tuckerman via Facebook)Water main break in northern Jackson County. (Source: Mayor David Dixon of Tuckerman via Facebook)
    Water main break in northern Jackson County. (Source: Mayor David Dixon of Tuckerman via Facebook)Water main break in northern Jackson County. (Source: Mayor David Dixon of Tuckerman via Facebook)

    Crews in northern Jackson County are working to repair a water main break near Tuckerman.

    Crews in northern Jackson County are working to repair a water main break near Tuckerman.

  • breaking

    Body shop "complete loss" following fire

    Body shop "complete loss" following fire

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-08-17 12:19:12 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-08-17 13:54:26 GMT
    Osceola firefighters dousing hotspots after knocking down a fire at McCarn's Body Shop. (Source: KAIT)Osceola firefighters dousing hotspots after knocking down a fire at McCarn's Body Shop. (Source: KAIT)

    A fire early Friday morning destroyed an Osceola auto body shop. Now, investigators are on the scene trying to determine what sparked it.

    A fire early Friday morning destroyed an Osceola auto body shop. Now, investigators are on the scene trying to determine what sparked it.

  • breaking

    Blytheville, Gosnell, KIPP, all cancel school following storms

    Blytheville, Gosnell, KIPP, all cancel school following storms

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-08-17 11:55:48 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-08-17 13:00:03 GMT

    The Blytheville and Gosnell School Districts have canceled Friday classes following overnight storms.

    The Blytheville and Gosnell School Districts have canceled Friday classes following overnight storms.

  • Satanic Temple rallies at capitol in Little Rock

    Satanic Temple rallies at capitol in Little Rock

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:12 AM EDT2018-08-17 10:12:16 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    The Satanic Temple held a rally outside the Arkansas state capitol in Little Rock on Thursday. 

    The Satanic Temple held a rally outside the Arkansas state capitol in Little Rock on Thursday. 

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  • Manslaughter trial of Jones Co. man set to begin Monday

    Manslaughter trial of Jones Co. man set to begin Monday

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:38:56 GMT
    Greg Burroughs (Photo source: WDAM)Greg Burroughs (Photo source: WDAM)

    A trial is scheduled to start Monday for a Jones County man accused of killing a Clarke County woman.

    A trial is scheduled to start Monday for a Jones County man accused of killing a Clarke County woman.

  • 'Small but powerful:' Gulfport dance team prepares for upcoming competition

    'Small but powerful:' Gulfport dance team prepares for upcoming competition

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:29:26 GMT
    The Destructive Dancing Divas, a Gulfport dance team, are preparing to take on teams from across the region in competition this Sunday. (Source: WLOX)The Destructive Dancing Divas, a Gulfport dance team, are preparing to take on teams from across the region in competition this Sunday. (Source: WLOX)
    The team competes on Sunday (Source: WLOX)The team competes on Sunday (Source: WLOX)

    The Destructive Dancing Divas, a Gulfport dance team, are preparing to take on teams from across the region in competition this Sunday.

    The Destructive Dancing Divas, a Gulfport dance team, are preparing to take on teams from across the region in competition this Sunday.

  • Hattiesburg holds off Petal, 35-26

    Hattiesburg holds off Petal, 35-26

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:24:52 GMT
    Hattiesburg holds off Petal, 35-26 (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg holds off Petal, 35-26 (Photo source: WDAM)

    Hattiesburg High School quarterback Jarod Conner rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another as the Tigers held off Petal High School 35-26 in the Leaf River Rivalry on a drizzly night at D.I. Patrick Stadium.

    Hattiesburg High School quarterback Jarod Conner rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another as the Tigers held off Petal High School 35-26 in the Leaf River Rivalry on a drizzly night at D.I. Patrick Stadium.

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  • Army Corps River Commission makes stop in Cape for low water inspection trip

    Army Corps River Commission makes stop in Cape for low water inspection trip

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:32:37 GMT
    Army Corps of Engineers is inspecting low water on the Mississippi. (Source: Mike Monhundro, KFVS)Army Corps of Engineers is inspecting low water on the Mississippi. (Source: Mike Monhundro, KFVS)

    The Army Corps of Engineers River Commission made a stop by Cape Girardeau on Sunday as part of their low water inspection trip. They will be traveling to Caruthersville for Monday, Aug. 20 where they will start one of four meetings with the public to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents to hear about their concerns, ideas and issues. They will have a meeting held at the City Front on the Mississippi River at 9 a.m. in Caruthersville Monday before heading to Memp...

    The Army Corps of Engineers River Commission made a stop by Cape Girardeau on Sunday as part of their low water inspection trip. They will be traveling to Caruthersville for Monday, Aug. 20 where they will start one of four meetings with the public to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents to hear about their concerns, ideas and issues. They will have a meeting held

  • Fans energized as Cardinals move into 2nd wild-card spot

    Fans energized as Cardinals move into 2nd wild-card spot

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:30:10 GMT

    There is a new wave of hope and excitement around Busch Stadium as the Cardinals move into a playoff position with a 7-2 win over the Brewers Saturday.

    There is a new wave of hope and excitement around Busch Stadium as the Cardinals move into a playoff position with a 7-2 win over the Brewers Saturday.

  • 6-year-old boy dies after being ejected from vehicle in Worth County

    6-year-old boy dies after being ejected from vehicle in Worth County

    Sunday, August 19 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-08-19 20:58:41 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-08-19 20:58:41 GMT
    The crash happened at about 3:27 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-49 just past 163rd Street. (AP File Photo)The crash happened at 8:30 p.m. on Old US Highway 69 south of Grant City.The crash happened at about 3:27 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-49 just past 163rd Street. (AP File Photo)The crash happened at 8:30 p.m. on Old US Highway 69 south of Grant City.
    The crash happened at about 3:27 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-49 just past 163rd Street. (AP File Photo)The crash happened at 8:30 p.m. on Old US Highway 69 south of Grant City.The crash happened at about 3:27 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-49 just past 163rd Street. (AP File Photo)The crash happened at 8:30 p.m. on Old US Highway 69 south of Grant City.

    Authorities in Worth County, MO, say a six year old has died after being ejected from a vehicle during a crash Saturday night.

    Authorities in Worth County, MO, say a six year old has died after being ejected from a vehicle during a crash Saturday night.

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