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  • Crack, ecstasy, meth found in Bootheel home

    Crack, ecstasy, meth found in Bootheel home

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:51 AM EDT2017-07-21 09:51:37 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 7:30 AM EDT2017-07-21 11:30:53 GMT
    Thomas Chris Jones (Source: Pemiscot County Jail via Vinelink)Thomas Chris Jones (Source: Pemiscot County Jail via Vinelink)

    A search warrant executed at a home in the Missouri Bootheel ended up with a man facing charges for trafficking drugs

    A search warrant executed at a home in the Missouri Bootheel ended up with a man facing charges for trafficking drugs

  • AHTD plans to widen Highway 49

    AHTD plans to widen Highway 49

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:36:43 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:41:29 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Since the early 1990’s, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has worked to widen Highway 49 and now, they are moving forward with continuing that project.

    Since the early 1990’s, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has worked to widen Highway 49 and now, they are moving forward with continuing that project.

  • Traveling fallen veterans memorial stops in Walnut Ridge

    Traveling fallen veterans memorial stops in Walnut Ridge

    Sunday, July 16 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-07-16 21:43:24 GMT
    Sunday, July 16 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-07-16 22:23:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Arkansas Run for the Fallen Memorial was set up Sunday in Walnut Ridge.

    The Arkansas Run for the Fallen Memorial was set up Sunday in Walnut Ridge.

  • Event aimed at filling need for foster homes

    Event aimed at filling need for foster homes

    Saturday, July 15 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-07-16 01:52:45 GMT
    Sunday, July 16 2017 8:34 AM EDT2017-07-16 12:34:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    With 170 foster children living in the Greene County area and only 40 foster homes currently open, an event was held to recruit more foster parents in Paragould.

    With 170 foster children living in the Greene County area and only 40 foster homes currently open, an event was held to recruit more foster parents in Paragould.

  • Man accused of hitting 2-year-old child with wire hanger

    Man accused of hitting 2-year-old child with wire hanger

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:27:15 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 2:08 PM EDT2017-07-13 18:08:57 GMT
    Thurman Leandles Farris (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Thurman Leandles Farris (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Jonesboro man after they say he hit a two-year-old child with a wire hanger.

    Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Jonesboro man after they say he hit a two-year-old child with a wire hanger.

  • Rabid dog found in Mississippi County

    Rabid dog found in Mississippi County

    Thursday, July 13 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-07-13 15:40:48 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-07-13 15:45:32 GMT
    Rabies virus (Source: CDC)Rabies virus (Source: CDC)

    The Arkansas Department of Health is investigating after a rabid dog was found in Mississippi County.

    The Arkansas Department of Health is investigating after a rabid dog was found in Mississippi County.

  • Poinsett County gets grant for courthouse repairs

    Poinsett County gets grant for courthouse repairs

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-07-11 15:04:17 GMT
    Tuesday, July 11 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-07-11 17:23:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Poinsett County Courthouse will soon get a much-needed makeover

    The Poinsett County Courthouse will soon get a much-needed makeover

  • Breaking

    Victim identified in crop duster crash

    Victim identified in crop duster crash

    Saturday, July 8 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-07-08 20:06:23 GMT
    Monday, July 10 2017 12:11 PM EDT2017-07-10 16:11:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    According to Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd, a man from Georgia was killed Saturday in a crop duster crash in Craighead County. 

    According to Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd, a man from Georgia was killed Saturday in a crop duster crash in Craighead County. 

  • Breaking

    Boil order lifted in Black Rock

    Boil order lifted in Black Rock

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-07-05 19:44:23 GMT
    Monday, July 10 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-07-10 15:21:18 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The boil order issued last week in Black Rock has been lifted.

    The boil order issued last week in Black Rock has been lifted.

  • Suspect accused of assaulting children with knife

    Suspect accused of assaulting children with knife

    Friday, July 7 2017 7:45 AM EDT2017-07-07 11:45:32 GMT
    Gilbert Garcia (Source: Craighead County Jail via Vinelink)Gilbert Garcia (Source: Craighead County Jail via Vinelink)

    A probable cause affidavit states the children told investigators that Gilbert Garcia “put a knife in the ear of the 6 year old.” They told police he also “stuck the knife between the toes of the 8 year old victim.” 

    A probable cause affidavit states the children told investigators that Gilbert Garcia “put a knife in the ear of the 6 year old.” They told police he also “stuck the knife between the toes of the 8 year old victim.” 

  • Man killed in two-vehicle crash

    Man killed in two-vehicle crash

    Friday, July 7 2017 6:28 AM EDT2017-07-07 10:28:26 GMT
    Friday, July 7 2017 6:46 AM EDT2017-07-07 10:46:19 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Lawrence County man died following a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon.

    A Lawrence County man died following a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon.

  • Manila works to repair historic device

    Manila works to repair historic device

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-07-05 22:29:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 6 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-07-06 18:29:24 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The city of Manila is working to upgrade a historic rotating beacon light found at the Manila Airport.

    The city of Manila is working to upgrade a historic rotating beacon light found at the Manila Airport.

  • Man killed in motorcycle wreck

    Man killed in motorcycle wreck

    Sunday, July 2 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-07-02 14:08:01 GMT
    Monday, July 3 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-07-03 15:17:25 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Southeast Missouri man died early Sunday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. 

    A Southeast Missouri man died early Sunday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. 

  • Little Rock city, state officials react to overnight shooting

    Little Rock city, state officials react to overnight shooting

    Saturday, July 1 2017 11:14 AM EDT2017-07-01 15:14:15 GMT
    Saturday, July 1 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-07-01 17:18:32 GMT
    (Source: KATV)(Source: KATV)

    Several Little Rock city officials, as well as state officials, reacted to this morning's mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge overnight that left 17 injured.

    Several Little Rock city officials, as well as state officials, reacted to this morning's mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge overnight that left 17 injured.

  • BREAKING

    Traffic now open above, below Harrisburg Road overpass

    Traffic now open above, below Harrisburg Road overpass

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-06-29 02:31:38 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-06-29 16:37:10 GMT

    It may still be slow going, but drivers are being allowed to travel over the Harrisburg Road overpass as well as underneath it.

    It may still be slow going, but drivers are being allowed to travel over the Harrisburg Road overpass as well as underneath it.

  • breaking

    Prosecutor files formal charges in deadly downtown shooting

    Prosecutor files formal charges in deadly downtown shooting

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-06-29 15:55:49 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-06-29 16:24:41 GMT
    Kalius Lane (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Kalius Lane (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Scott Ellington, district prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial District, filed formal charges against two men accused of a May 14 shooting at The Basement in downtown Jonesboro.

    Scott Ellington, district prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial District, filed formal charges against two men accused of a May 14 shooting at The Basement in downtown Jonesboro.

  • Sheriff: Home search yields largest meth bust in county

    Sheriff: Home search yields largest meth bust in county

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-06-28 18:03:15 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-06-28 18:17:06 GMT
    Evidence seized during search of a Pineville home. (Source: Izard Co. Sheriff's Office)Evidence seized during search of a Pineville home. (Source: Izard Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Sheriff’s deputies made a historic discovery during a recent search of a family’s home.

    Sheriff’s deputies made a historic discovery during a recent search of a family’s home.

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  • Bryant gallops home, Cubs rally in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

    Bryant gallops home, Cubs rally in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-07-23 14:09:19 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Kris Bryant galloped home from first base on Anthony Rizzo's bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday in the ever-tightening NL...

    Kris Bryant galloped home from first base on Anthony Rizzo's bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday in the ever-tightening NL...

  • ASP: One dead, two injured in crash

    ASP: One dead, two injured in crash

    Sunday, July 23 2017 9:53 AM EDT2017-07-23 13:53:01 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-07-23 14:07:16 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A White County woman was killed and two others were injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle accident, according to a preliminary fatality report from the Arkansas State Police.

    A White County woman was killed and two others were injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle accident, according to a preliminary fatality report from the Arkansas State Police.

  • Jonesboro fire crews battle blaze downtown

    Jonesboro fire crews battle blaze downtown

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:17:09 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:57 AM EDT2017-07-23 12:57:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Fire Chief, Kevin Miller, said at the scene there were no reported injuries. 

    Fire Chief, Kevin Miller, said at the scene there were no reported injuries. 

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