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  • UPDATE: Juveniles charged with attempted murder after shooting at police

    UPDATE: Juveniles charged with attempted murder after shooting at police

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:17:49 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:05:34 GMT

    Three juveniles were arrested over the weekend after they fired a shot at a police detective during a vehicle break-in, Searcy police said Sunday. They now face an attempted murder charge, among others.

    Three juveniles were arrested over the weekend after they fired a shot at a police detective during a vehicle break-in, Searcy police said Sunday. They now face an attempted murder charge, among others.

  • Man arrested in Randolph County hit and run

    Man arrested in Randolph County hit and run

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:59:13 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:01:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Authorities have one person in custody in connection with a hit and run incident involving a vehicle and a bicycle Sunday afternoon in Randolph County. 

    Authorities have one person in custody in connection with a hit and run incident involving a vehicle and a bicycle Sunday afternoon in Randolph County. 

  • Company looks to add distribution center in Walnut Ridge

    Company looks to add distribution center in Walnut Ridge

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-05-18 02:33:56 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:01:19 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A large industrial distribution facility could soon be built in Walnut Ridge.

    A large industrial distribution facility could soon be built in Walnut Ridge.

  • County to get new ambulance service

    County to get new ambulance service

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-05-18 02:24:42 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-05-18 02:46:25 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    ProMed Ambulance Service will soon have a new operations base in Lawrence County.

    ProMed Ambulance Service will soon have a new operations base in Lawrence County.

  • School dumps desks for alternative seating

    School dumps desks for alternative seating

    Monday, May 14 2018 8:05 AM EDT2018-05-14 12:05:13 GMT
    Monday, May 14 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-05-14 12:43:38 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Teachers change things up in the classroom as they're ditching the traditional desks and chairs for furniture like couches, bean bags and even yoga balls. 

    Teachers change things up in the classroom as they're ditching the traditional desks and chairs for furniture like couches, bean bags and even yoga balls. 

  • Blind man follows his dreams as radio host

    Blind man follows his dreams as radio host

    Sunday, May 13 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-05-13 22:10:38 GMT
    Sunday, May 13 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-05-13 22:22:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Joel Shell was born blind, but he isn't letting that stop him from living out his dream.

    Joel Shell was born blind, but he isn't letting that stop him from living out his dream.

  • Jonesboro to host largest youth ball tournament in town's history

    Jonesboro to host largest youth ball tournament in town's history

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:11:00 GMT
    Thursday, May 10 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-05-10 13:53:57 GMT
    Jonesboro Baseball Tournament Director, Randy Bearce (Source: KAIT)Jonesboro Baseball Tournament Director, Randy Bearce (Source: KAIT)

    Jonesboro is prepping for the largest tournament in the town's history on Memorial Day weekend.

    Jonesboro is prepping for the largest tournament in the town's history on Memorial Day weekend.

  • Jonesboro man claims racially targeted in Dallas security guard attack

    Jonesboro man claims racially targeted in Dallas security guard attack

    Thursday, May 10 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-05-10 04:05:55 GMT

    A military veteran from Jonesboro claims he was brutally attacked by men in security uniforms at an adult night club in Dallas, Texas. "I have love in my heart," Jalen Bell said, the victim of the attack. "I want these guys brought to justice, but I still have a lot of love in my heart." Wednesday, with his lawyer by his side, Bell retraced the event of that night at the entrance of the ETC Cabaret. Bell said he and a friend when to the club Saturday night follo...

    A military veteran from Jonesboro claims he was brutally attacked by men in security uniforms at an adult night club in Dallas, Texas. "I have love in my heart," Jalen Bell said, the victim of the attack. "I want these guys brought to justice, but I still have a lot of love in my heart." Wednesday, with his lawyer by his side, Bell retraced the event of that night at the entrance of the ETC Cabaret. Bell said he and a friend when to the club Saturday night follo...

  • Study: Blytheville one of the "Most Dangerous Cities" in America

    Study: Blytheville one of the "Most Dangerous Cities" in America

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-05-08 16:45:56 GMT
    Tuesday, May 8 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-05-08 18:47:54 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to a new study, Blytheville is among the Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America.

    According to a new study, Blytheville is among the Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America.

  • State no longer pursuing murder charge against Jonesboro man

    State no longer pursuing murder charge against Jonesboro man

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-05-08 15:51:29 GMT
    Tuesday, May 8 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-05-08 16:05:50 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Jonesboro man charged in the deadly shooting of another man will spend 3 years on probation.

    A Jonesboro man charged in the deadly shooting of another man will spend 3 years on probation.

  • Early voting begins for primary election in Arkansas

    Early voting begins for primary election in Arkansas

    Monday, May 7 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-05-07 16:35:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Early voting has begun for Arkansas' primary and nonpartisan judicial election, days after the state Supreme Court said officials could enforce a voter ID law that a judge declared unconstitutional.

    Early voting has begun for Arkansas' primary and nonpartisan judicial election, days after the state Supreme Court said officials could enforce a voter ID law that a judge declared unconstitutional.

  • Autistic boy gets a special spot on baseball team

    Autistic boy gets a special spot on baseball team

    Monday, May 7 2018 5:45 AM EDT2018-05-07 09:45:11 GMT
    Monday, May 7 2018 7:16 AM EDT2018-05-07 11:16:18 GMT
    Jonah is a manager for the Sylvan Hill Bears. (Source: KATV)Jonah is a manager for the Sylvan Hill Bears. (Source: KATV)

    As the Arkansas high school state baseball tournament kicks off this week, there's one team that's doing something extra special for one of their players.

    As the Arkansas high school state baseball tournament kicks off this week, there's one team that's doing something extra special for one of their players.

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