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  • Firefighters save Christmas gifts while battling house fire

    Firefighters save Christmas gifts while battling house fire

    Saturday, December 9 2017 11:01 PM EST2017-12-10 04:01:06 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 1:45 PM EST2017-12-11 18:45:02 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Region 8 News has learned that the Christmas gifts for the kids were saved by the firefighters. 

    Region 8 News has learned that the Christmas gifts for the kids were saved by the firefighters. 

  • Arkansas farmers get $466 million for crop losses in 2016

    Arkansas farmers get $466 million for crop losses in 2016

    Monday, December 11 2017 9:02 AM EST2017-12-11 14:02:44 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Arkansas farmers received $466 million in federal "safety net" payments this year for their crop losses in 2016, third highest in the nation.  

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Arkansas farmers received $466 million in federal "safety net" payments this year for their crop losses in 2016, third highest in the nation.  

  • Veterans gather to remember Pearl Harbor

    Veterans gather to remember Pearl Harbor

    Thursday, December 7 2017 1:11 PM EST2017-12-07 18:11:32 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 4:46 PM EST2017-12-07 21:46:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Several people gathered at the Craighead County courthouse Thursday morning to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    Several people gathered at the Craighead County courthouse Thursday morning to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • Deputy taken to hospital following crash, expected to be okay

    Deputy taken to hospital following crash, expected to be okay

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:00 PM EST2017-12-06 19:00:20 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 12:56 PM EST2017-12-07 17:56:44 GMT

    A Craighead County sheriff's deputy was involved in a crash in Jonesboro on Johnson Ave. and Main St. Wednesday afternoon.

    A Craighead County sheriff's deputy was involved in a crash in Jonesboro on Johnson Ave. and Main St. Wednesday afternoon.

  • Traffic stop yields marijuana, meth, handgun and more

    Traffic stop yields marijuana, meth, handgun and more

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 4:36 AM EST2017-12-05 09:36:14 GMT
    Lucas M Lawson (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)Lucas M Lawson (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

    A traffic stop in Jonesboro yielded roughly 0.75 pounds of pot, methamphetamine, a handgun and more.

    A traffic stop in Jonesboro yielded roughly 0.75 pounds of pot, methamphetamine, a handgun and more.

  • Woman heartbroken after Christmas decorations were stolen

    Woman heartbroken after Christmas decorations were stolen

    Monday, December 4 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-12-05 04:29:09 GMT
    Monday, December 4 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-12-05 04:39:46 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Christmas has always been a joyful holiday for one Jonesboro woman, having themed Christmas decorations for 8 straight years. However, after someone stole most of her decorations this year, that joy had hit an obstacle.

    Christmas has always been a joyful holiday for one Jonesboro woman, having themed Christmas decorations for 8 straight years. However, after someone stole most of her decorations this year, that joy had hit an obstacle.

  • North Central Arkansas man dead in weekend motorcycle crash

    North Central Arkansas man dead in weekend motorcycle crash

    Monday, December 4 2017 5:08 AM EST2017-12-04 10:08:43 GMT
    Monday, December 4 2017 7:39 AM EST2017-12-04 12:39:39 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A Clarkridge, Arkansas man is dead after running off the road Saturday afternoon.

    A Clarkridge, Arkansas man is dead after running off the road Saturday afternoon.

  • Meeting on multi-family housing to be held

    Meeting on multi-family housing to be held

    Sunday, December 3 2017 4:04 PM EST2017-12-03 21:04:32 GMT
    Sunday, December 3 2017 5:36 PM EST2017-12-03 22:36:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A public meeting will be held Monday to discuss design guidelines for new multi-family residential developments. 

    A public meeting will be held Monday to discuss design guidelines for new multi-family residential developments. 

  • Field fire causes damage, injuries

    Field fire causes damage, injuries

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-29 04:29:27 GMT
    Wednesday, November 29 2017 1:48 PM EST2017-11-29 18:48:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A massive grass that started in a Miscanthus field, which is grass used to create biofuel, burned in Paragould Tuesday afternoon.

    A massive grass that started in a Miscanthus field, which is grass used to create biofuel, burned in Paragould Tuesday afternoon.

  • Construction begins on stadium ahead of big game

    Construction begins on stadium ahead of big game

    Monday, November 27 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-11-28 03:01:33 GMT
    Monday, November 27 2017 10:38 PM EST2017-11-28 03:38:22 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Construction on the north end zone expansion at Centennial Bank Stadium will be well underway by A-State Football’s game against Troy on Saturday.

    Construction on the north end zone expansion at Centennial Bank Stadium will be well underway by A-State Football’s game against Troy on Saturday.

  • Deaf custodian decorates school for Christmas

    Deaf custodian decorates school for Christmas

    Monday, November 27 2017 10:22 PM EST2017-11-28 03:22:28 GMT
    Monday, November 27 2017 10:36 PM EST2017-11-28 03:36:37 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Being a school janitor usually comes with commotion, kids talking, trash bags opening, and chairs clanging.

    Being a school janitor usually comes with commotion, kids talking, trash bags opening, and chairs clanging.

  • Sheriff's office continues search for "armed and dangerous" suspects in robbery case

    Sheriff's office continues search for "armed and dangerous" suspects in robbery case

    Sunday, November 19 2017 8:47 PM EST2017-11-20 01:47:24 GMT
    Monday, November 27 2017 4:30 PM EST2017-11-27 21:30:33 GMT
    (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)(Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    The Craighead County Sheriff's Office is searching for two "armed and dangerous" men connected to an aggravated robbery on Sunday, Nov. 19 at a home on County Road 762.

    The Craighead County Sheriff's Office is searching for two "armed and dangerous" men connected to an aggravated robbery on Sunday, Nov. 19 at a home on County Road 762.

  • Randolph Co. to hire another jailer

    Randolph Co. to hire another jailer

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:26 PM EST2017-11-21 01:26:09 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 9:50 PM EST2017-11-21 02:50:35 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The Randolph County Detention Center is adding another jailer to their staff thanks to approval from the Randolph County Quorum Court.

    The Randolph County Detention Center is adding another jailer to their staff thanks to approval from the Randolph County Quorum Court.

  • A-State Board approves work on north end zone project

    A-State Board approves work on north end zone project

    Monday, November 20 2017 1:06 PM EST2017-11-20 18:06:04 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 2:14 PM EST2017-11-20 19:14:03 GMT

    Another step to bring a multi-million dollar project to life at A-State has been met with approval.

    Another step to bring a multi-million dollar project to life at A-State has been met with approval.

  • ABC fines area businesses for selling to minors

    ABC fines area businesses for selling to minors

    Thursday, November 16 2017 3:18 PM EST2017-11-16 20:18:28 GMT
    Thursday, November 16 2017 4:10 PM EST2017-11-16 21:10:26 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    The Alcoholic Beverage Control board fined a Trumann convenience store and placed it on probation for selling alcohol to a minor.

    The Alcoholic Beverage Control board fined a Trumann convenience store and placed it on probation for selling alcohol to a minor.

  • Batesville man killed in early-morning crash

    Batesville man killed in early-morning crash

    Thursday, November 16 2017 2:17 PM EST2017-11-16 19:17:15 GMT
    Thursday, November 16 2017 4:05 PM EST2017-11-16 21:05:36 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A Batesville died following a car crash early Thursday morning.

    A Batesville died following a car crash early Thursday morning.

  • Widow of veteran receives his medals

    Widow of veteran receives his medals

    Friday, November 10 2017 11:42 PM EST2017-11-11 04:42:57 GMT
    Monday, November 13 2017 7:58 AM EST2017-11-13 12:58:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Veterans Day, a time of reflection on the sacrifices made on behalf of our nation’s military personnel. Military service encompasses not only the soldier's life but the lives of their families as well.

    Veterans Day, a time of reflection on the sacrifices made on behalf of our nation’s military personnel. Military service encompasses not only the soldier's life but the lives of their families as well.

  • Group works to provide dogs for veterans

    Group works to provide dogs for veterans

    Sunday, November 12 2017 5:42 PM EST2017-11-12 22:42:38 GMT
    Sunday, November 12 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-11-13 03:01:41 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Rescue Paws in Paragould celebrated the patriotic weekend by offering free rescue dogs to veterans. 

    Rescue Paws in Paragould celebrated the patriotic weekend by offering free rescue dogs to veterans. 

  • Jonesboro police investigating armed robbery at Dollar Tree

    Jonesboro police investigating armed robbery at Dollar Tree

    Thursday, November 9 2017 9:45 PM EST2017-11-10 02:45:47 GMT
    Friday, November 10 2017 6:27 AM EST2017-11-10 11:27:44 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott tells Region 8 News that officers responded to a call of a robbery at the Dollar Tree on Parker Road Thursday night.

    Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott tells Region 8 News that officers responded to a call of a robbery at the Dollar Tree on Parker Road Thursday night.

  • County employees to receive pay raise

    County employees to receive pay raise

    Thursday, November 9 2017 11:02 PM EST2017-11-10 04:02:39 GMT
    Thursday, November 9 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-11-10 04:49:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Randolph County employees received a pay raise Thursday night.

    Randolph County employees received a pay raise Thursday night.

  • Bank warns customers of phony text messages

    Bank warns customers of phony text messages

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 1:17 PM EST2017-11-07 18:17:20 GMT
    Tuesday, November 7 2017 1:32 PM EST2017-11-07 18:32:58 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Received a text from a Region 8 Bank saying your debit card has been suspended? Delete it.

    Received a text from a Region 8 Bank saying your debit card has been suspended? Delete it.

  • Salvation Army in need of winter clothing donations

    Salvation Army in need of winter clothing donations

    Monday, November 6 2017 10:23 PM EST2017-11-07 03:23:45 GMT
    Tuesday, November 7 2017 8:30 AM EST2017-11-07 13:30:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    With colder temperatures becoming the theme across Region 8, one organization needs as many warm clothing items as possible.

    With colder temperatures becoming the theme across Region 8, one organization needs as many warm clothing items as possible.

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