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  • A Better Region 8: New twist on 'Shop with a Cop'

    A Better Region 8: New twist on 'Shop with a Cop'

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:55 PM EST2017-12-15 00:55:59 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 7:30 AM EST2017-12-15 12:30:45 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It's something that most of us have experienced. You pass a law enforcement officer sitting in their car. They pull out, turn on their blue lights and pull you over. It's almost never good news when that happens right?

    It's something that most of us have experienced. You pass a law enforcement officer sitting in their car. They pull out, turn on their blue lights and pull you over. It's almost never good news when that happens right?

  • A Better Region 8 : Honoring those who pass away during the holidays

    A Better Region 8 : Honoring those who pass away during the holidays

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    This week, Region 8 lost a legend.  C.P. Stafford passed away at the age of 95. I got to know C. P. through his son Trey Stafford over the past few years. He was and is a great man. 

    This week, Region 8 lost a legend.  C.P. Stafford passed away at the age of 95. I got to know C. P. through his son Trey Stafford over the past few years. He was and is a great man. 

  • A Better Region 8: The Money Pit

    A Better Region 8: The Money Pit

    Thursday, December 7 2017 6:20 PM EST2017-12-07 23:20:05 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-12-07 23:40:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Here in Jonesboro, we have our own potential money pit.
     

    Here in Jonesboro, we have our own potential money pit.
     

  • A Better Region 8: Let's go 'bowling' with the Red Wolves

    A Better Region 8: Let's go 'bowling' with the Red Wolves

    Monday, December 4 2017 6:06 PM EST2017-12-04 23:06:58 GMT
    Monday, December 4 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-12-04 23:12:37 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Way to go Red Wolves! The Arkansas State football team will make an appearance in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl December 16th. It's an incredible accomplishment for the team and for head coach Blake Anderson.

    Way to go Red Wolves! The Arkansas State football team will make an appearance in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl December 16th. It's an incredible accomplishment for the team and for head coach Blake Anderson.

  • A Better Region 8: Support the Red Wolves this Saturday

    A Better Region 8: Support the Red Wolves this Saturday

    Thursday, November 30 2017 5:42 PM EST2017-11-30 22:42:37 GMT
    Thursday, November 30 2017 6:23 PM EST2017-11-30 23:23:01 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    There's nothing like a good football rivalry.  Growing up in the Florida Panhandle, you were either a fan of the Florida State Seminoles or the Florida Gators.  There was no in-between.

    There's nothing like a good football rivalry.  Growing up in the Florida Panhandle, you were either a fan of the Florida State Seminoles or the Florida Gators.  There was no in-between.

  • A Better Region 8 - Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

    A Better Region 8 - Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

  • A Better Region 8: Bad driving habits

    A Better Region 8: Bad driving habits

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:09 PM EST2017-11-17 22:09:52 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 5:19 PM EST2017-11-17 22:19:22 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    In a national survey, Kars 4 Kids revealed Arkansas drivers rank 48th in the country when it comes to having courteous drivers.  I have to say, I'm not surprised. 

    In a national survey, Kars 4 Kids revealed Arkansas drivers rank 48th in the country when it comes to having courteous drivers.  I have to say, I'm not surprised. 

  • A Better Region 8: Help 'Fill the Food Bank'

    A Better Region 8: Help 'Fill the Food Bank'

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:48 PM EST2017-11-15 21:48:41 GMT
    Wednesday, November 15 2017 5:03 PM EST2017-11-15 22:03:26 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Thanksgiving is just days away.  And while we're all taking inventory of what we're thankful for, let's take a moment and remember those in need.

    Thanksgiving is just days away.  And while we're all taking inventory of what we're thankful for, let's take a moment and remember those in need.

  • A Better Region 8: Fentanyl, sorting out fact and fiction

    A Better Region 8: Fentanyl, sorting out fact and fiction

    Friday, November 10 2017 6:36 PM EST2017-11-10 23:36:38 GMT
    Friday, November 10 2017 6:47 PM EST2017-11-10 23:47:20 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Facebook post that went viral this week about a new powerful opioid, Fentanyl, originated from Region 8.

    A Facebook post that went viral this week about a new powerful opioid, Fentanyl, originated from Region 8.

  • A Better Region 8: Helping out our four-legged neighbors

    A Better Region 8: Helping out our four-legged neighbors

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 4:01 PM EST2017-11-07 21:01:35 GMT
    Tuesday, November 7 2017 4:12 PM EST2017-11-07 21:12:08 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It all started with the story of Sadie.  Someone dumped Sadie and her puppies at Jonesboro Animal Control. As often happens, the puppies were adopted. Sadie was not. 

    It all started with the story of Sadie.  Someone dumped Sadie and her puppies at Jonesboro Animal Control. As often happens, the puppies were adopted. Sadie was not. 

  • A Better Region 8: A tough story to tell about animal shelters

    A Better Region 8: A tough story to tell about animal shelters

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-10-31 21:18:17 GMT
    Wednesday, November 1 2017 10:14 AM EDT2017-11-01 14:14:00 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Meet Sadie. Sadie and her puppies were dumped and ended up in the care of Jonesboro Animal Control. Her cute little puppies have all been adopted but their mother, Sadie has not.  Time is running out for her.

    Meet Sadie. Sadie and her puppies were dumped and ended up in the care of Jonesboro Animal Control. Her cute little puppies have all been adopted but their mother, Sadie has not.  Time is running out for her.

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    A Better Region 8: Another special GR8 Acts of Kindness

    A Better Region 8: Another special GR8 Acts of Kindness

    Friday, October 27 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-10-27 16:43:51 GMT
    Monday, October 30 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-10-30 15:53:57 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Two years ago KAIT and First Community Bank started an amazing project in Region 8.  In a world being dominated by negative news, why not highlight the good news, why not highlight selfless acts by people to help others in our community.

    Two years ago KAIT and First Community Bank started an amazing project in Region 8.  In a world being dominated by negative news, why not highlight the good news, why not highlight selfless acts by people to help others in our community.

  • A Better Region 8: H.S. football participation shrinking

    A Better Region 8: H.S. football participation shrinking

    Monday, October 23 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-10-23 20:51:53 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-10-23 21:00:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    For many parents, having their child play football is exactly what they want.  It teaches teamwork, lessons in winning and losing, and discipline. But some are pulling their kids off the football field.  

    For many parents, having their child play football is exactly what they want.  It teaches teamwork, lessons in winning and losing, and discipline. But some are pulling their kids off the football field.  

  • A Better Region 8: Scholarship funded that honors Dick Clay

    A Better Region 8: Scholarship funded that honors Dick Clay

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:20:00 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:32:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    For nearly 30 years Dick Clay, also known as "Dickie Bird," served as sports director here at KAIT.

    For nearly 30 years Dick Clay, also known as "Dickie Bird," served as sports director here at KAIT.

  • A Better Region 8: Jonesboro projects' progress

    A Better Region 8: Jonesboro projects' progress

    Monday, October 16 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-10-16 22:17:41 GMT
    Monday, October 16 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-10-16 22:25:56 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It's been a while since we updated our viewers on two convention center projects and a mixed-use development at Hilltop.

    It's been a while since we updated our viewers on two convention center projects and a mixed-use development at Hilltop.

  • A Better Region 8: Helping police fight crime anonymously

    A Better Region 8: Helping police fight crime anonymously

    Thursday, October 12 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-10-12 21:36:01 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 7:56 AM EDT2017-10-13 11:56:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Recently, Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott told Region 8 News that victims and witnesses don’t want to cooperate with police.

    Recently, Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott told Region 8 News that victims and witnesses don’t want to cooperate with police.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest: CityYouth Ministries' Grand Re-opening

    A Better Region 8 Guest: CityYouth Ministries' Grand Re-opening

    Monday, October 9 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-10-09 21:32:47 GMT
    Monday, October 9 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-10-09 21:41:39 GMT
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    If you agree that spiritual and physical awareness, fine arts opportunities, as well as snacks and nutritious meals for children, are all important for a “Better Region 8,” then you want to listen carefully to the most significant way that you can partner with CityYouth Ministries.

    If you agree that spiritual and physical awareness, fine arts opportunities, as well as snacks and nutritious meals for children, are all important for a “Better Region 8,” then you want to listen carefully to the most significant way that you can partner with CityYouth Ministries.

  • A Better Region 8 Feedback: Speed trap at Cash or not

    A Better Region 8 Feedback: Speed trap at Cash or not

    Thursday, October 5 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-10-05 20:57:26 GMT
    Thursday, October 5 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-10-05 21:08:19 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Last week, A Better Region 8 focused on Highway 226 through Cash, Arkansas, and asked if our viewers think it’s a "speed trap" operated by the city of Cash and its police department.

    Last week, A Better Region 8 focused on Highway 226 through Cash, Arkansas, and asked if our viewers think it’s a "speed trap" operated by the city of Cash and its police department.

  • A Better Region 8: Prayers needed for those impacted by LV shooting

    A Better Region 8: Prayers needed for those impacted by LV shooting

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-10-03 21:10:01 GMT
    Tuesday, October 3 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-10-03 21:18:04 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    There are no words to comfort the victims and families, there are no magic sayings to expedite the healing of our once again wounded nation.

    There are no words to comfort the victims and families, there are no magic sayings to expedite the healing of our once again wounded nation.

  • A Better Region 8: The impact of Coach Parker's legacy lives on

    A Better Region 8: The impact of Coach Parker's legacy lives on

    Thursday, September 28 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-09-28 21:21:20 GMT
    Thursday, September 28 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-09-28 22:04:14 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    This week Region 8 lost a valuable and loved member of the community. Coach Phil Parker was Region 8. 

    This week Region 8 lost a valuable and loved member of the community. Coach Phil Parker was Region 8. 

  • A Better Region 8: Speed enforcement 'Catch 22' for the city of Cash

    A Better Region 8: Speed enforcement 'Catch 22' for the city of Cash

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-09-25 21:03:06 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-09-25 21:10:26 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It's a story that has people in Region 8 setting their cruise control exactly at 65 miles per hour.  Many have labeled Highway 226 through Cash, Arkansas a "speed trap" operated by the city of Cash and its police department.

    It's a story that has people in Region 8 setting their cruise control exactly at 65 miles per hour.  Many have labeled Highway 226 through Cash, Arkansas a "speed trap" operated by the city of Cash and its police department.

  • ABR8 Guest Editorial: Hope Week

    ABR8 Guest Editorial: Hope Week

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    Hope Week will be celebrated Sept. 23-30.

    Hope Week will be celebrated Sept. 23-30.

  • A Better Region 8: Greek life at A-State

    A Better Region 8: Greek life at A-State

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:50:47 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:56:09 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It was the decision that reverberated across A-State's campus. 

    It was the decision that reverberated across A-State's campus. 

  • A Better Region 8: Proving our young generation is not lost

    A Better Region 8: Proving our young generation is not lost

    Thursday, September 14 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-09-14 21:07:58 GMT
    Thursday, September 14 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-14 21:16:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    With every new generation comes the same complaints from the older folks.  This generation is lost. They only think about themselves. It seems that this generation of young people is more interested in taking selfies than being selfless. 

    With every new generation comes the same complaints from the older folks.  This generation is lost. They only think about themselves. It seems that this generation of young people is more interested in taking selfies than being selfless. 

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: GCT millage proposal

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: GCT millage proposal

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-09-12 18:20:21 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-09-12 19:14:02 GMT
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    The new millage will help maintain the 3 GCT Campuses and nearly 1 million square feet of facilities

    The new millage will help maintain the 3 GCT Campuses and nearly 1 million square feet of facilities

  • A Better Region 8: A-State football game cancellation

    A Better Region 8: A-State football game cancellation

    Thursday, September 7 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-09-08 01:39:40 GMT
    Thursday, September 7 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-09-08 01:44:42 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

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  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: ARDOT survey

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: ARDOT survey

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    We have devised a short survey and we want to hear from as many of you as possible in the next few weeks.

    We have devised a short survey and we want to hear from as many of you as possible in the next few weeks.

  • A Better Region 8: School bus safety

    A Better Region 8: School bus safety

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:46:09 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:51:59 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    On my way to work Monday morning, there were two instances where I had to stop for a school bus so kids could safely get on to start their first day of school.

    On my way to work Monday morning, there were two instances where I had to stop for a school bus so kids could safely get on to start their first day of school.

  • A Better Region 8: Frank Broyles, an Arkansas legend

    A Better Region 8: Frank Broyles, an Arkansas legend

    Monday, August 14 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-08-14 21:15:48 GMT
    Monday, August 14 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-08-14 21:22:38 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    We mourn the passing of an Arkansas legend. Frank Broyles will forever be remembered as the only coach to lead the Arkansas Razorbacks to a national championship

    We mourn the passing of an Arkansas legend. Frank Broyles will forever be remembered as the only coach to lead the Arkansas Razorbacks to a national championship

  • A Better Region 8: When blue lights are a welcome sight

    A Better Region 8: When blue lights are a welcome sight

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:42:55 GMT
    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:49:17 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Region 8 News did a story this week that proves that police are here to serve and protect us. 

    Region 8 News did a story this week that proves that police are here to serve and protect us. 

  • A Better Region 8: 'Stuff the Bus' helps students succeed

    A Better Region 8: 'Stuff the Bus' helps students succeed

    Monday, August 7 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-08-07 21:41:24 GMT
    Monday, August 7 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-08-07 21:50:43 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The 2017 Stuff the Bus campaign was the most successful ever.

    The 2017 Stuff the Bus campaign was the most successful ever.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Stuff the Bus this weekend!

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Stuff the Bus this weekend!

    Friday, August 4 2017 9:19 AM EDT2017-08-04 13:19:20 GMT
    Friday, August 4 2017 9:24 AM EDT2017-08-04 13:24:04 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    What do yellow school buses, Walmart, and Saturday, August 5th during Arkansas's Tax-Free Weekend all have in common? Stuff the Bus! 

    What do yellow school buses, Walmart, and Saturday, August 5th during Arkansas's Tax-Free Weekend all have in common? Stuff the Bus! 

  • A Better Region 8: Arkansas' new texting and driving penalties

    A Better Region 8: Arkansas' new texting and driving penalties

    Monday, July 31 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-07-31 20:37:12 GMT
    Monday, July 31 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-07-31 22:07:15 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    We've talked a lot on A Better Region 8 about the dangers of texting and driving.  This week, the Arkansas legislature put some teeth into the penalties for texting and driving.

    We've talked a lot on A Better Region 8 about the dangers of texting and driving.  This week, the Arkansas legislature put some teeth into the penalties for texting and driving.

  • A Better Region 8: Responsible alcohol consumption when dining with kids

    A Better Region 8: Responsible alcohol consumption when dining with kids

    Thursday, July 27 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-07-27 21:19:14 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-07-27 21:26:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Recently Region 8 News aired a story that got the attention of our editorial board. A long-standing rule at Peddlers Bar & Bistro in New York limits anyone dining with children to one alcoholic beverage, in order to hopefully limit the danger children face from drunk drivers.

    Recently Region 8 News aired a story that got the attention of our editorial board. A long-standing rule at Peddlers Bar & Bistro in New York limits anyone dining with children to one alcoholic beverage, in order to hopefully limit the danger children face from drunk drivers.

  • A Better Region 8: The Dick Clay 'That's Sports' Memorial Scholarship

    A Better Region 8: The Dick Clay 'That's Sports' Memorial Scholarship

    Monday, July 24 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-07-24 21:38:23 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-07-24 21:53:31 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    For his entire career, Dick signed off each sportscast with a saying that he made famous: "I'm Dick Clay and that's sports."

    For his entire career, Dick signed off each sportscast with a saying that he made famous: "I'm Dick Clay and that's sports."

  • A Better Region 8: 'A-State Innovate' launching

    A Better Region 8: 'A-State Innovate' launching

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:06:11 GMT
    Monday, July 17 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:19:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A-State Innovate helps bring ideas to the marketplace and offers opportunities for entrepreneurs to connect to business resources.

    A-State Innovate helps bring ideas to the marketplace and offers opportunities for entrepreneurs to connect to business resources.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest: 'Fishing for Fosters' this Saturday

    A Better Region 8 Guest: 'Fishing for Fosters' this Saturday

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:47:25 GMT
    Friday, July 14 2017 12:58 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:58:32 GMT
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    DHS is “fishing” for new foster families, mentors, and volunteers in Greene County. Right now, the county has nearly 170 children in foster care, with only about 40 active foster homes.

    DHS is “fishing” for new foster families, mentors, and volunteers in Greene County. Right now, the county has nearly 170 children in foster care, with only about 40 active foster homes.

  • A Better Region 8: Keeping kids safe in hot weather

    A Better Region 8: Keeping kids safe in hot weather

    Monday, July 10 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-07-10 20:39:37 GMT
    Monday, July 10 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-07-10 20:50:27 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Every year Region 8 News reports on sad cases of people leaving children or pets inside hot vehicles and often the results are tragic.

    Every year Region 8 News reports on sad cases of people leaving children or pets inside hot vehicles and often the results are tragic.

  • A Better Region 8: ARDOT's rapid response

    A Better Region 8: ARDOT's rapid response

    Friday, July 7 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-07-07 15:32:16 GMT
    Friday, July 7 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-07-07 15:38:21 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Tuesday, June 27, was a sad day in Region 8.  A Jonesboro truck driver lost his life in a crash at the Harrisburg Road overpass on I-555.

    Tuesday, June 27, was a sad day in Region 8.  A Jonesboro truck driver lost his life in a crash at the Harrisburg Road overpass on I-555.

  • A Better Region 8: Celebrate freedom

    A Better Region 8: Celebrate freedom

    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    People on both sides of many of the issues facing Americans these days are attacking people with opposing views.

    People on both sides of many of the issues facing Americans these days are attacking people with opposing views.

  • A Better Region 8: Summer safety on lakes and rivers

    A Better Region 8: Summer safety on lakes and rivers

    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Cruising on the water is a great way to spend the weekend but it only takes one bad decision to change things for the worst, especially if alcohol is involved.

    Cruising on the water is a great way to spend the weekend but it only takes one bad decision to change things for the worst, especially if alcohol is involved.

  • A Better Region 8: Setting a good example for our kids

    A Better Region 8: Setting a good example for our kids

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:38:31 GMT
    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:44:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    What example are we setting for our children?

    What example are we setting for our children?

  • A Better Region 8: Taking care of one of our own

    A Better Region 8: Taking care of one of our own

    Thursday, June 15 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-06-15 22:05:02 GMT
    Thursday, June 15 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-06-15 22:18:39 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Newport Police Lt. Patrick Weatherford protected and served the citizens of Newport for 15 years. The outpouring we received in our newsroom, emails and social media is an indication that he was very much respected in his community

    Newport Police Lt. Patrick Weatherford protected and served the citizens of Newport for 15 years. The outpouring we received in our newsroom, emails and social media is an indication that he was very much respected in his community

  • A Better Region 8: There is good in this world

    A Better Region 8: There is good in this world

    Monday, June 12 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-06-12 21:10:01 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-06-12 21:16:50 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A lot of times in life we hear the words: "I've got some good news for you.” Now imagine hearing it when it literally means life and death for you.  

    A lot of times in life we hear the words: "I've got some good news for you.” Now imagine hearing it when it literally means life and death for you.  

  • A Better Region 8: Your feedback about Pit Bulls

    A Better Region 8: Your feedback about Pit Bulls

    Thursday, June 8 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-06-08 22:22:47 GMT
    Thursday, June 8 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-06-08 22:29:57 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    All last weekend, we received emails from anti-Pit Bull organizations from as far away as Washington State and even some in Canada. 

    All last weekend, we received emails from anti-Pit Bull organizations from as far away as Washington State and even some in Canada. 

  • A Better Region 8: Finding that first job

    A Better Region 8: Finding that first job

    Monday, June 5 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-06-05 21:28:06 GMT
    Monday, June 5 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-06-05 21:32:59 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    What was your first job? Mine was hauling doors and cabinets around a construction site in Destin, Florida as a teenager.

    What was your first job? Mine was hauling doors and cabinets around a construction site in Destin, Florida as a teenager.

  • A Better Region 8: Responsible Pit Bull ownership

    A Better Region 8: Responsible Pit Bull ownership

    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Two cities and two bans on Pit Bulls are major topics on Region 8's social media pages these days.

    Two cities and two bans on Pit Bulls are major topics on Region 8's social media pages these days.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest: Importance of agricultural education

    A Better Region 8 Guest: Importance of agricultural education

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-05-29 23:00:21 GMT
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    In recent years, agricultural education classes have been decreasing in number and some departments, such as Nettleton High School, are shutting down altogether. Why does this matter?

    In recent years, agricultural education classes have been decreasing in number and some departments, such as Nettleton High School, are shutting down altogether. Why does this matter?

  • A Better Region 8: The real reason for Memorial Day

    A Better Region 8: The real reason for Memorial Day

    To some, Memorial Day weekend is the official beginning of summer here in Region 8. It's a time of family cookouts, an extra day off and students celebrating the end of another school year.

    To some, Memorial Day weekend is the official beginning of summer here in Region 8. It's a time of family cookouts, an extra day off and students celebrating the end of another school year.

  • A Better Region 8: 'A Family for Me'

    A Better Region 8: 'A Family for Me'

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:47:32 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Imagine growing up in a place that you CANNOT call home. Instead, you’re shuttled from one foster home to another. Or, worse, you’re placed in a “facility” where you might stay until you turn 18.

    Imagine growing up in a place that you CANNOT call home. Instead, you’re shuttled from one foster home to another. Or, worse, you’re placed in a “facility” where you might stay until you turn 18.

  • A Better Region 8: Respect for those that protect

    A Better Region 8: Respect for those that protect

    Sunday, May 21 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-05-22 01:06:47 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    To me, one of the hardest jobs in our society is being a police officer.

    To me, one of the hardest jobs in our society is being a police officer.

  • A Better Region 8: Major projects progress (5/16)

    A Better Region 8: Major projects progress (5/16)

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:25 AM EDT2017-05-17 11:25:15 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Two convention centers and a massive mixed-use project at Hilltop have everyone in Region 8 wondering what's really going to happen in the long run.

    Two convention centers and a massive mixed-use project at Hilltop have everyone in Region 8 wondering what's really going to happen in the long run.

  • A Better Region 8: 'A Day of Giving' for flood victims

    A Better Region 8: 'A Day of Giving' for flood victims

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-09 23:13:39 GMT
    Thursday, May 11 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-05-11 23:39:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    What a difference a week makes. The historic floods here in Region 8 captured the headlines and coverage on a local, regional and national level. Every frame of video tells the story. Countless hours of footage appeared on news outlets showing just how vast the flooding really was.

    What a difference a week makes. The historic floods here in Region 8 captured the headlines and coverage on a local, regional and national level. Every frame of video tells the story. Countless hours of footage appeared on news outlets showing just how vast the flooding really was.

  • A Better Region 8: National Day of Prayer

    A Better Region 8: National Day of Prayer

    Thursday, May 4 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-05-04 21:24:23 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-05-04 21:36:14 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Thursday, May 4th was the National Day of Prayer. It's a day set aside to pray for our country and each other. It's interesting to me that we have a day for that. In First Thessalonians, it says, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances."

    Thursday, May 4th was the National Day of Prayer. It's a day set aside to pray for our country and each other. It's interesting to me that we have a day for that. In First Thessalonians, it says, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances."

  • A Better Region 8 Guest: 'Home Fire Campaign Mega Blitz'

    A Better Region 8 Guest: 'Home Fire Campaign Mega Blitz'

    Friday, April 28 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-04-28 18:05:03 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-04-28 18:09:05 GMT
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    The American Red Cross serving Northeast Arkansas celebrates 100 years of service to our community this year.   

    The American Red Cross serving Northeast Arkansas celebrates 100 years of service to our community this year.   

  • A Better Region 8: A very special GR8 Act of Kindness this Thursday at 10

    A Better Region 8: A very special GR8 Act of Kindness this Thursday at 10

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:26:47 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-04-25 21:56:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    For over a year now, we've partnered with First Community Bank for a campaign called Great Acts of Kindness which shines a spotlight on folks right here in Region 8. These people go out of their way to help others.

    For over a year now, we've partnered with First Community Bank for a campaign called Great Acts of Kindness which shines a spotlight on folks right here in Region 8. These people go out of their way to help others.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest: United Way of NEA

    A Better Region 8 Guest: United Way of NEA

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:12:54 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:18:47 GMT
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    I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone in this community who gave during our campaign this past year.

    I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone in this community who gave during our campaign this past year.

  • A Better Region 8: St. Bernards Health & Fitness Expo

    A Better Region 8: St. Bernards Health & Fitness Expo

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 7:46 AM EDT2017-04-18 11:46:28 GMT
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    The 10th Annual Expo is just days away. It is the region's largest health and fitness event – and it's all about how you and your family can be healthier.

    The 10th Annual Expo is just days away. It is the region's largest health and fitness event – and it's all about how you and your family can be healthier.

  • A Better Region 8: FOI civil violations ruling

    A Better Region 8: FOI civil violations ruling

    Thursday, April 13 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-04-13 20:39:56 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-04-13 21:19:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    In “A Better Region 8” from July 2015, the Arkansas State Police in Little Rock was put on notice after a judge ruled the agency violated an attorney's request for information in a crash report.  Almost two years later we're still fighting that same fight; although the Freedom of Information just got a slight victory.

    In “A Better Region 8” from July 2015, the Arkansas State Police in Little Rock was put on notice after a judge ruled the agency violated an attorney's request for information in a crash report.  Almost two years later we're still fighting that same fight; although the Freedom of Information just got a slight victory.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Forcing sidewalks on builders and developers

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Forcing sidewalks on builders and developers

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-04-11 16:01:44 GMT
    Tuesday, April 11 2017 12:09 PM EDT2017-04-11 16:09:37 GMT
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    I'm here today to talk to you about sidewalks, an issue that is being forced on builders and developers by our City.

    I'm here today to talk to you about sidewalks, an issue that is being forced on builders and developers by our City.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: We need sidewalks!

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: We need sidewalks!

    Thursday, April 6 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-04-06 22:10:00 GMT
    Thursday, April 6 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-04-07 00:31:02 GMT
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    The City of Jonesboro has had sidewalk requirements since its incorporation but hasn't enforced sidewalk construction since the 1960s. 

    The City of Jonesboro has had sidewalk requirements since its incorporation but hasn't enforced sidewalk construction since the 1960s. 

  • A Better Region 8: ArkansasGives.org online give-a-thon this Thursday

    A Better Region 8: ArkansasGives.org online give-a-thon this Thursday

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-04-05 16:55:41 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    One of the things I like most about living in Region 8 is that we take care of our own. Two years ago, the Arkansas Community Foundation did a fundraiser that could truly be the model of how to support non-profit agencies in the future. ?

    One of the things I like most about living in Region 8 is that we take care of our own. Two years ago, the Arkansas Community Foundation did a fundraiser that could truly be the model of how to support non-profit agencies in the future. ?

  • A Better Region 8: Tracking major projects progress (March 30)

    A Better Region 8: Tracking major projects progress (March 30)

    Thursday, March 30 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-03-30 21:13:11 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-03-30 21:49:38 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    There's lots of talk about the three major developments in Jonesboro.  Two convention centers and a massive mixed-use project at Hilltop.

    There's lots of talk about the three major developments in Jonesboro.  Two convention centers and a massive mixed-use project at Hilltop.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Smoke alarm installation drive

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Smoke alarm installation drive

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-03-24 16:30:24 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-03-24 16:35:56 GMT
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    Did you know that every day in Northeast Arkansas someone loses their home to fire?  Sadly, injuries are often sustained and even worse, there may be loss of life.  

    Did you know that every day in Northeast Arkansas someone loses their home to fire?  Sadly, injuries are often sustained and even worse, there may be loss of life.  

  • A Better Region 8: Update on one convention center project

    A Better Region 8: Update on one convention center project

    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Last week on A Better Region 8, we talked about growth, development, and the fact that projects get started then stall, and the possibility of going from two possible convention centers to no convention center.

    Last week on A Better Region 8, we talked about growth, development, and the fact that projects get started then stall, and the possibility of going from two possible convention centers to no convention center.

  • A Better Region 8: A-State's athletics department defines resiliency

    A Better Region 8: A-State's athletics department defines resiliency

    Monday, March 13 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-03-13 21:38:39 GMT
    Monday, March 13 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-03-13 21:48:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Just when we thought it was safe to fall in love with A-State Men’s Basketball Coach Grant McCasland… he’s gone!

    Just when we thought it was safe to fall in love with A-State Men’s Basketball Coach Grant McCasland… he’s gone!

  • A Better Region 8: What's going on with the convention centers?

    A Better Region 8: What's going on with the convention centers?

    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Several months ago here on A Better Region 8, we asked if we could really see two convention centers in Jonesboro?  In that editorial, I also said: “Two convention centers in one city equal lots of drama and lots of questions.”  Here we are over six months later with little to show for it.

    Several months ago here on A Better Region 8, we asked if we could really see two convention centers in Jonesboro?  In that editorial, I also said: “Two convention centers in one city equal lots of drama and lots of questions.”  Here we are over six months later with little to show for it.

  • A Better Region 8: Domestic violence awareness training

    A Better Region 8: Domestic violence awareness training

    Monday, March 6 2017 6:37 PM EST2017-03-06 23:37:57 GMT
    Monday, March 6 2017 6:42 PM EST2017-03-06 23:42:46 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Actress Andie McDowell once said: "Talking to your hairdresser is almost like talking to your therapist."

    Actress Andie McDowell once said: "Talking to your hairdresser is almost like talking to your therapist."

  • A Better Region 8: Solving Dicamba issues, tonight at 10

    A Better Region 8: Solving Dicamba issues, tonight at 10

    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    For countless farm families across Region 8, farming is a passionate way of life going back generations.

    For countless farm families across Region 8, farming is a passionate way of life going back generations.

  • A Better Region 8: E-cigs risks

    A Better Region 8: E-cigs risks

    Friday, February 24 2017 5:35 PM EST2017-02-24 22:35:47 GMT
    Friday, February 24 2017 5:43 PM EST2017-02-24 22:43:26 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    There are a few phrases every parent has heard from their teenagers: "Everyone's doing it." "My best friend’s parents let them do it." And "Stop being over protective."

    There are a few phrases every parent has heard from their teenagers: "Everyone's doing it." "My best friend’s parents let them do it." And "Stop being over protective."

  • A Better Region 8: Kids can get overloaded with activities

    A Better Region 8: Kids can get overloaded with activities

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 4:22 PM EST2017-02-21 21:22:35 GMT
    Tuesday, February 21 2017 4:30 PM EST2017-02-21 21:30:56 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Looking back, my wife and I very much enjoyed raising our three kids.  It was rewarding and also chaotic.

    Looking back, my wife and I very much enjoyed raising our three kids.  It was rewarding and also chaotic.

  • A Better Region 8: Stay home if you're sick!

    A Better Region 8: Stay home if you're sick!

    Thursday, February 16 2017 5:59 PM EST2017-02-16 22:59:51 GMT
    Thursday, February 16 2017 6:24 PM EST2017-02-16 23:24:08 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    We’ve all seen the public service announcements about the importance of staying in school. But, like everything in life, there is ALWAYS an exception to the rule.

    We’ve all seen the public service announcements about the importance of staying in school. But, like everything in life, there is ALWAYS an exception to the rule.

  • A Better Region 8: Have-A-Heart Wish-A-Thon 2017 this Friday

    A Better Region 8: Have-A-Heart Wish-A-Thon 2017 this Friday

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-02-14 21:42:15 GMT
    Tuesday, February 14 2017 4:55 PM EST2017-02-14 21:55:11 GMT
    (Source: Make-A-Wish)(Source: Make-A-Wish)

    Make A Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.  A wish come true helps children feel stronger… more energetic…. more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. 

    Make A Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.  A wish come true helps children feel stronger… more energetic…. more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. 

  • A Better Region 8 : AR Sportshow

    A Better Region 8 : AR Sportshow

    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The thirty-second annual Arkansas Sportshow is going on all weekend at the Convocation Center.  The show has something for everyone.

    The thirty-second annual Arkansas Sportshow is going on all weekend at the Convocation Center.  The show has something for everyone.

  • A Better Region 8: 'Seeing Red' - Thursday at 10

    A Better Region 8: 'Seeing Red' - Thursday at 10

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-02-07 22:21:20 GMT
    Tuesday, February 7 2017 5:28 PM EST2017-02-07 22:28:38 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    When my kids were young, we played a game called Green Light, Red Light.  The concept was simple: The kids could run when we said “green light,” and when we yelled "red light" everyone had to stop. 

    When my kids were young, we played a game called Green Light, Red Light.  The concept was simple: The kids could run when we said “green light,” and when we yelled "red light" everyone had to stop. 

  • A Better Region 8: Protect your cell number!

    A Better Region 8: Protect your cell number!

    Thursday, February 2 2017 5:48 PM EST2017-02-02 22:48:49 GMT
    Thursday, February 2 2017 6:01 PM EST2017-02-02 23:01:57 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    I haven't had a land line in over 10 years.

    I haven't had a land line in over 10 years.

  • A Better Region 8: St. Jude S'travaganza fundraiser

    A Better Region 8: St. Jude S'travaganza fundraiser

    Monday, January 30 2017 4:46 PM EST2017-01-30 21:46:10 GMT
    Monday, January 30 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-01-30 22:21:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Because of events like this, St. Jude can treat children all over the country and even around the world.

    Because of events like this, St. Jude can treat children all over the country and even around the world.

  • A Better Region 8: Support the United Cerebral Palsy Telethon this Sunday

    A Better Region 8: Support the United Cerebral Palsy Telethon this Sunday

    Thursday, January 26 2017 5:51 PM EST2017-01-26 22:51:10 GMT
    Thursday, January 26 2017 6:02 PM EST2017-01-26 23:02:14 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    So join everyone on the Region 8 News team for the UCP Telethon this Sunday from noon to 6 right here on KAIT.

    So join everyone on the Region 8 News team for the UCP Telethon this Sunday from noon to 6 right here on KAIT.

  • A Better Region 8: 'Momentum Jonesboro' group looking past the status quo

    A Better Region 8: 'Momentum Jonesboro' group looking past the status quo

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 6:34 PM EST2017-01-24 23:34:09 GMT
    Tuesday, January 24 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-01-24 23:43:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It's no secret that here in Region 8 we have a great quality of life, but there's always room for improvement.

    It's no secret that here in Region 8 we have a great quality of life, but there's always room for improvement.

  • A Better Region 8: Do something with the former Citizens Bank building

    A Better Region 8: Do something with the former Citizens Bank building

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 12:55 PM EST2017-01-17 17:55:08 GMT
    Tuesday, January 17 2017 1:02 PM EST2017-01-17 18:02:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    There's been a true revival in downtown Jonesboro over the last few years.  Events like Alive After 5, The Downtown Bar-B-Que Festival and Pack Pride weekends compliment the great local restaurants and shopping.

    There's been a true revival in downtown Jonesboro over the last few years.  Events like Alive After 5, The Downtown Bar-B-Que Festival and Pack Pride weekends compliment the great local restaurants and shopping.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: MLK's 'Great Question' for us all

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: MLK's 'Great Question' for us all

    Thursday, January 12 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-01-12 22:06:32 GMT
    Monday, January 16 2017 10:41 AM EST2017-01-16 15:41:39 GMT
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    "Life's Most Persistent and Urgent Question Is What Are We Doing For Others?"

    "Life's Most Persistent and Urgent Question Is What Are We Doing For Others?"

  • A Better Region 8: Be responsible with healthcare coverage legislation

    A Better Region 8: Be responsible with healthcare coverage legislation

    Thursday, January 5 2017 4:31 PM EST2017-01-05 21:31:24 GMT
    Thursday, January 5 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-01-05 21:42:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Republican-controlled Congress has also taken office in past days - and it seems like everyone is already declaring that they will repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act or Obamacare.

    The Republican-controlled Congress has also taken office in past days - and it seems like everyone is already declaring that they will repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act or Obamacare.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: BRTC's community partnerships

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: BRTC's community partnerships

    Thursday, December 1 2016 5:36 PM EST2016-12-01 22:36:52 GMT
    Thursday, December 29 2016 4:27 PM EST2016-12-29 21:27:34 GMT
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    Early this year, the faculty and staff of Black River Technical College began its strategic planning process. To begin the campus conversation, I asked the question, "What do we value?"

    Early this year, the faculty and staff of Black River Technical College began its strategic planning process. To begin the campus conversation, I asked the question, "What do we value?"

  • A Better Region 8 Guest: Pillowcase Project

    A Better Region 8 Guest: Pillowcase Project

    Wednesday, December 28 2016 9:21 AM EST2016-12-28 14:21:51 GMT
    Wednesday, December 28 2016 9:26 AM EST2016-12-28 14:26:57 GMT
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    For the past several weeks, My Clothing One class at Bay High School adopted my Pillowcase Project to expand in a much larger scale. Initially, I began the Pillowcase Project five years ago because I spent a lot of my childhood in a hospital watching my beloved grandfather battle cancer.

    For the past several weeks, My Clothing One class at Bay High School adopted my Pillowcase Project to expand in a much larger scale. Initially, I began the Pillowcase Project five years ago because I spent a lot of my childhood in a hospital watching my beloved grandfather battle cancer.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest: A teen's view of his own hometown

    A Better Region 8 Guest: A teen's view of his own hometown

    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    My name is Cody Mooneyhan, and I go to Westside Middle School. Today, I would like to discuss the present and future of Jonesboro as well as what I like and what is different.

    My name is Cody Mooneyhan, and I go to Westside Middle School. Today, I would like to discuss the present and future of Jonesboro as well as what I like and what is different.

  • A Better Region 8: Say 'Merry Christmas' to local retailers

    A Better Region 8: Say 'Merry Christmas' to local retailers

    Monday, December 19 2016 5:54 PM EST2016-12-19 22:54:46 GMT
    Monday, December 19 2016 6:00 PM EST2016-12-19 23:00:15 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    We all love this time of year- the way kids of all ages get excited, the parties, the family time, and of course the shopping.

    We all love this time of year- the way kids of all ages get excited, the parties, the family time, and of course the shopping.

  • A Better Region 8: Proposed bill to set food stamp limits

    A Better Region 8: Proposed bill to set food stamp limits

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 4:45 PM EST2016-12-14 21:45:27 GMT
    Thursday, December 15 2016 5:17 PM EST2016-12-15 22:17:56 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A bill was recently proposed in the Arkansas legislature to limit what foods people could buy using money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as food stamps.

    A bill was recently proposed in the Arkansas legislature to limit what foods people could buy using money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as food stamps.

  • A Better Region 8: Another bowl game for the Red Wolves!

    A Better Region 8: Another bowl game for the Red Wolves!

    Monday, December 12 2016 5:44 PM EST2016-12-12 22:44:10 GMT
    Monday, December 12 2016 5:51 PM EST2016-12-12 22:51:42 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Way to go Red Wolves! The Arkansas State football team will make an appearance in the Auto Nation Cure Bowl December this Saturday. It's an incredible accomplishment for the team and for head coach Blake Anderson.

    Way to go Red Wolves! The Arkansas State football team will make an appearance in the Auto Nation Cure Bowl December this Saturday. It's an incredible accomplishment for the team and for head coach Blake Anderson.

  • A Better Region 8: Show some patience during the holiday season

    A Better Region 8: Show some patience during the holiday season

    Monday, December 5 2016 4:45 PM EST2016-12-05 21:45:40 GMT
    Monday, December 5 2016 4:55 PM EST2016-12-05 21:55:08 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Imagine going out of your way, to do the right thing by helping your fellow human and finding out that someone doesn't like it and does everything in their power to make it stop. That's what happened recently to a church right here in America. 

    Imagine going out of your way, to do the right thing by helping your fellow human and finding out that someone doesn't like it and does everything in their power to make it stop. That's what happened recently to a church right here in America. 

  • A Better Region 8: Shopping local this holiday season

    A Better Region 8: Shopping local this holiday season

    Friday, November 25 2016 2:56 PM EST2016-11-25 19:56:56 GMT
    Friday, November 25 2016 3:10 PM EST2016-11-25 20:10:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Thanksgiving is a true holiday. But, like most areas, Black Friday has bled into Thanksgiving Thursday with stores opening at all hours.

    Thanksgiving is a true holiday. But, like most areas, Black Friday has bled into Thanksgiving Thursday with stores opening at all hours.

  • A Better Region 8: Lincoln's 'A day of Thanksgiving'

    A Better Region 8: Lincoln's 'A day of Thanksgiving'

    Nov 21, 2016 05:38 PM2016-11-21 22:38:00 GMT
    Nov 21, 2016 05:38 PM2016-11-21 22:38:00 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    As we count down to Thanksgiving, let's take a look back at the proclamation which set a precedent for America's national day of Thanksgiving.

    As we count down to Thanksgiving, let's take a look back at the proclamation which set a precedent for America's national day of Thanksgiving.

  • A Better Region 8: Time to 'Fill the Food Bank' this Thursday!

    A Better Region 8: Time to 'Fill the Food Bank' this Thursday!

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 2:04 PM EST2016-11-15 19:04:35 GMT
    Tuesday, November 15 2016 2:09 PM EST2016-11-15 19:09:04 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Thanksgiving is just days away.  And while we're all taking inventory of what we're thankful for, let's take a moment and remember those in need.

    Thanksgiving is just days away.  And while we're all taking inventory of what we're thankful for, let's take a moment and remember those in need.

  • A Better Region 8: Appreciating veterans and their families

    A Better Region 8: Appreciating veterans and their families

    Thursday, November 10 2016 6:19 PM EST2016-11-10 23:19:07 GMT
    Friday, November 11 2016 9:21 AM EST2016-11-11 14:21:55 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    This week, our nation will commemorate and honor America's military veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

    This week, our nation will commemorate and honor America's military veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

  • A Better Region 8: Focus on abilities not disabilities

    A Better Region 8: Focus on abilities not disabilities

    Thursday, November 3 2016 6:07 PM EDT2016-11-03 22:07:37 GMT
    Thursday, November 3 2016 6:16 PM EDT2016-11-03 22:16:17 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    One of Meagan’s concerns for her son when he was born was coming to life: that because Asher was different he wouldn’t be afforded the opportunities that most kids enjoy.

    One of Meagan’s concerns for her son when he was born was coming to life: that because Asher was different he wouldn’t be afforded the opportunities that most kids enjoy.

  • A Better Region 8: Good things to share on social media

    A Better Region 8: Good things to share on social media

    Monday, October 31 2016 5:30 PM EDT2016-10-31 21:30:15 GMT
    Tuesday, November 1 2016 3:43 PM EDT2016-11-01 19:43:41 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    If you are finding it hard to stay away from Facebook this election season, let's find something good to share. People across Region 8 are doing good things.

    If you are finding it hard to stay away from Facebook this election season, let's find something good to share. People across Region 8 are doing good things.

  • A Better Region 8: Stepping away from Facebook until after election

    A Better Region 8: Stepping away from Facebook until after election

    Thursday, October 27 2016 4:40 PM EDT2016-10-27 20:40:13 GMT
    Friday, October 28 2016 5:14 PM EDT2016-10-28 21:14:27 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    I am seriously cutting back on Facebook until after the November 8th election. In fact, I'm considering stepping away completely until then. 

    I am seriously cutting back on Facebook until after the November 8th election. In fact, I'm considering stepping away completely until then. 

  • A Better Region 8: Get out there and vote!

    A Better Region 8: Get out there and vote!

    Monday, October 24 2016 5:20 PM EDT2016-10-24 21:20:19 GMT
    Monday, October 24 2016 5:26 PM EDT2016-10-24 21:26:15 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Never has there been an election with more at stake.  From the race for President to Jonesboro mayor to local offices in Region 8, our future depends on all of us exercising our American right to vote.

    Never has there been an election with more at stake.  From the race for President to Jonesboro mayor to local offices in Region 8, our future depends on all of us exercising our American right to vote.

  • A Better Region 8: October means breast cancer awareness

    A Better Region 8: October means breast cancer awareness

    Thursday, October 20 2016 5:30 PM EDT2016-10-20 21:30:48 GMT
    Thursday, October 20 2016 5:36 PM EDT2016-10-20 21:36:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This Saturday, the 23rd Annual Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure takes place in Little Rock.

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This Saturday, the 23rd Annual Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure takes place in Little Rock.

  • A Better Region 8: Finally, a 'civil' debate

    A Better Region 8: Finally, a 'civil' debate

    Thursday, October 13 2016 4:55 PM EDT2016-10-13 20:55:44 GMT
    Thursday, October 13 2016 5:06 PM EDT2016-10-13 21:06:38 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Every candidate had their say. The tone of the debate was respectful, informative and most important to all of us here at KAIT, it was civil

    Every candidate had their say. The tone of the debate was respectful, informative and most important to all of us here at KAIT, it was civil

  • A Better Region 8: Jonesboro's mayoral race also important to residents outside the city

    A Better Region 8: Jonesboro's mayoral race also important to residents outside the city

    Monday, October 10 2016 5:34 PM EDT2016-10-10 21:34:32 GMT
    Tuesday, October 11 2016 12:31 PM EDT2016-10-11 16:31:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    My wife and I were out shopping when a nice gentleman struck up a conversation with me. In that conversation, I asked him if he was going to watch the mayoral debate.  His reply: "I'm from Pocahontas, the Jonesboro Mayor's race doesn't impact me."

    My wife and I were out shopping when a nice gentleman struck up a conversation with me. In that conversation, I asked him if he was going to watch the mayoral debate.  His reply: "I'm from Pocahontas, the Jonesboro Mayor's race doesn't impact me."

  • A Better Region 8: Jonesboro 'Mayoral Debate of Record' next Tuesday

    A Better Region 8: Jonesboro 'Mayoral Debate of Record' next Tuesday

    Thursday, October 6 2016 6:09 PM EDT2016-10-06 22:09:26 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The goal of the mayoral debate is to find out what each candidate stands for when it comes to Jonesboro in the next four years. It will be issue based and designed to give all of us a chance to see the overall platforms of all 6 candidates in an unbiased way.

    The goal of the mayoral debate is to find out what each candidate stands for when it comes to Jonesboro in the next four years. It will be issue based and designed to give all of us a chance to see the overall platforms of all 6 candidates in an unbiased way.

  • A Better Region 8: Politics on social media

    A Better Region 8: Politics on social media

    Monday, October 3 2016 4:37 PM EDT2016-10-03 20:37:35 GMT
    Monday, October 3 2016 4:43 PM EDT2016-10-03 20:43:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    I don’t know about you, but my social media accounts are wearing me out lately.

    I don’t know about you, but my social media accounts are wearing me out lately.

  • A Better Region 8: News at 6:30 p.m. coming to NBC Region 8

    A Better Region 8: News at 6:30 p.m. coming to NBC Region 8

    Thursday, September 29 2016 5:14 PM EDT2016-09-29 21:14:46 GMT
    Thursday, September 29 2016 5:24 PM EDT2016-09-29 21:24:19 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    In January of 2015, KAIT gained the NBC affiliation for our 8.2 channel and NBC Region 8 was born.  This Monday, we are growing again.

    In January of 2015, KAIT gained the NBC affiliation for our 8.2 channel and NBC Region 8 was born.  This Monday, we are growing again.

  • A Better Region 8: Don't be a distracted driver!

    A Better Region 8: Don't be a distracted driver!

    Monday, September 26 2016 5:36 PM EDT2016-09-26 21:36:47 GMT
    Monday, September 26 2016 5:44 PM EDT2016-09-26 21:44:39 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    You've seen it in traffic.  That car going a few miles an hour under the speed limit and having trouble staying in its lane.  When you pull past them, you see it.

    You've seen it in traffic.  That car going a few miles an hour under the speed limit and having trouble staying in its lane.  When you pull past them, you see it.

  • A Better Region 8: Persistence pays off for officers

    A Better Region 8: Persistence pays off for officers

    Thursday, September 22 2016 6:06 PM EDT2016-09-22 22:06:03 GMT
    Thursday, September 22 2016 6:14 PM EDT2016-09-22 22:14:08 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    For almost 2 years, the Jonesboro Police Department fought for better pay and the implementation of a step plan for officers. Tuesday night, they won.

    For almost 2 years, the Jonesboro Police Department fought for better pay and the implementation of a step plan for officers. Tuesday night, they won.

  • A Better Region 8: Tips for men to stop sexual assaults

    A Better Region 8: Tips for men to stop sexual assaults

    Monday, September 12 2016 4:25 PM EDT2016-09-12 20:25:45 GMT
    Tuesday, September 13 2016 12:16 PM EDT2016-09-13 16:16:26 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Once again, Arkansas State University police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on campus.

    Once again, Arkansas State University police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on campus.

  • A Better Region 8: Reasons to celebrate Labor Day

    A Better Region 8: Reasons to celebrate Labor Day

    Monday, September 5 2016 3:18 PM EDT2016-09-05 19:18:01 GMT
    Monday, September 5 2016 3:25 PM EDT2016-09-05 19:25:17 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Labor Day weekend means so many things.

    Labor Day weekend means so many things.

  • A Better Region 8: Support your school this football season

    A Better Region 8: Support your school this football season

    Thursday, September 1 2016 5:08 PM EDT2016-09-01 21:08:39 GMT
    Thursday, September 1 2016 5:20 PM EDT2016-09-01 21:20:35 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Growing up in a Florida beach town, it seemed like there were only two seasons we cared about, beach season and football season.

    Growing up in a Florida beach town, it seemed like there were only two seasons we cared about, beach season and football season.

  • A Better Region 8: Jonesboro mayoral debate preparations

    A Better Region 8: Jonesboro mayoral debate preparations

    Monday, August 29 2016 6:17 PM EDT2016-08-29 22:17:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It will be the Jonesboro Mayoral debate of record.  Today, the hard-working journalists at Region 8 News announced a live debate with all 6 candidates for Jonesboro Mayor.

    It will be the Jonesboro Mayoral debate of record.  Today, the hard-working journalists at Region 8 News announced a live debate with all 6 candidates for Jonesboro Mayor.

  • A Better Region 8: Hard work defines America at Rio Olympics

    A Better Region 8: Hard work defines America at Rio Olympics

    Monday, August 22 2016 5:00 PM EDT2016-08-22 21:00:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Every once in a while, we need something to come along and help us remember that the American people make it what it is.

    Every once in a while, we need something to come along and help us remember that the American people make it what it is.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Foster parents needed!

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Foster parents needed!

    Friday, August 19 2016 11:17 AM EDT2016-08-19 15:17:49 GMT
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    In Region 8, we have 193 foster homes and 605 foster kids. If you do the math you can see that there are children having to be placed in facilities and shelters waiting for a family to take them in. 

    In Region 8, we have 193 foster homes and 605 foster kids. If you do the math you can see that there are children having to be placed in facilities and shelters waiting for a family to take them in. 

  • A Better Region 8: Setting priorities

    A Better Region 8: Setting priorities

    Monday, August 15 2016 6:00 PM EDT2016-08-15 22:00:49 GMT
    Monday, August 15 2016 6:12 PM EDT2016-08-15 22:12:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Pierre Trudeau once said: "The essential ingredient in politics is timing." 

    Pierre Trudeau once said: "The essential ingredient in politics is timing." 

  • A Better Region 8: Two convention centers for Jonesboro

    A Better Region 8: Two convention centers for Jonesboro

    Friday, August 12 2016 11:30 AM EDT2016-08-12 15:30:55 GMT
    Friday, August 12 2016 11:35 AM EDT2016-08-12 15:35:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Two convention centers in one city equal lots of drama and lots of questions. Could we really see one of the two convention centers planned for Jonesboro start construction? 

    Two convention centers in one city equal lots of drama and lots of questions. Could we really see one of the two convention centers planned for Jonesboro start construction? 

  • A Better Region 8: A-State's audits and responsible media

    A Better Region 8: A-State's audits and responsible media

    Thursday, August 4 2016 6:01 PM EDT2016-08-04 22:01:40 GMT
    Friday, August 5 2016 9:27 AM EDT2016-08-05 13:27:37 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Famed Journalist and longtime hero of newsrooms across the country Edward R. Murrow once said: "The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer." 

    Famed Journalist and longtime hero of newsrooms across the country Edward R. Murrow once said: "The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer." 

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Stuff the Bus!

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Stuff the Bus!

    Tuesday, August 2 2016 1:17 PM EDT2016-08-02 17:17:58 GMT
    Tuesday, August 2 2016 2:20 PM EDT2016-08-02 18:20:20 GMT
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    What do yellow school buses, Walmart, and Saturday, August 6 during Arkansas's Tax-Free Weekend all have in common? Stuff the Bus!

    What do yellow school buses, Walmart, and Saturday, August 6 during Arkansas's Tax-Free Weekend all have in common? Stuff the Bus!

  • A Better Region 8: New plan in works for JPD pay raises

    A Better Region 8: New plan in works for JPD pay raises

    Thursday, July 21 2016 6:29 PM EDT2016-07-21 22:29:13 GMT
    Friday, July 22 2016 9:27 AM EDT2016-07-22 13:27:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The plan will cost the city $852,000 up front. If it's approved, officers will receive step raises ranging from 1-year to 20 years on the job.

    The plan will cost the city $852,000 up front. If it's approved, officers will receive step raises ranging from 1-year to 20 years on the job.

  • A Better Region 8: Make-A-Wish sends family on Hawaiian trip

    A Better Region 8: Make-A-Wish sends family on Hawaiian trip

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:12 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:12:43 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:21 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:21:33 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It seems the news in our country just gets tougher with time. Our nation is suffering, and we here at Region 8 are listening when you say we need more good news. Multimedia Journalist Japhanie Gray brought us the story of Josie Cullen.

    It seems the news in our country just gets tougher with time. Our nation is suffering, and we here at Region 8 are listening when you say we need more good news. Multimedia Journalist Japhanie Gray brought us the story of Josie Cullen.

  • A Better Region 8 : Some good news!

    A Better Region 8 : Some good news!

    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:17 PM EDT2016-07-14 21:17:24 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:32 PM EDT2016-07-14 21:32:51 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    You have been very vocal with us over the past couple of weeks about highlighting some of the good going on in our world and in Region 8.  Well, we're listening.

    You have been very vocal with us over the past couple of weeks about highlighting some of the good going on in our world and in Region 8.  Well, we're listening.

  • A Better Region 8: Doing rallies right

    A Better Region 8: Doing rallies right

    Monday, July 11 2016 4:49 PM EDT2016-07-11 20:49:15 GMT
    Monday, July 11 2016 5:48 PM EDT2016-07-11 21:48:25 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It’s a time of strong and raw emotion in our country. Over the past week, we've seen different communities come together in rallies of all sorts: pro-police, Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, some peaceful, some ending violently with hundreds arrested, and some ended up shutting down roads and interstates.

    It’s a time of strong and raw emotion in our country. Over the past week, we've seen different communities come together in rallies of all sorts: pro-police, Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, some peaceful, some ending violently with hundreds arrested, and some ended up shutting down roads and interstates.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Accelerate Jonesboro

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Accelerate Jonesboro

    Thursday, July 7 2016 6:33 PM EDT2016-07-07 22:33:25 GMT
    Thursday, July 7 2016 6:51 PM EDT2016-07-07 22:51:33 GMT
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    Do you have a great idea? Something that you believe will be the next chip clip, selfie stick or smart watch? How about a process for making farming more efficient or safer football helmets?

    Do you have a great idea? Something that you believe will be the next chip clip, selfie stick or smart watch? How about a process for making farming more efficient or safer football helmets?

  • A Better Region 8: If you can't say something nice...

    A Better Region 8: If you can't say something nice...

    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” Years ago a little rabbit named Thumper uttered those wise words in the classic Disney film Bambi.   Unfortunately, many never learned that lesson.

    “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” Years ago a little rabbit named Thumper uttered those wise words in the classic Disney film Bambi.   Unfortunately, many never learned that lesson.

  • A Better Region 8: Celebrating freedom to voice our opinions

    A Better Region 8: Celebrating freedom to voice our opinions

    Thursday, June 30 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-06-30 20:00:47 GMT
    Thursday, June 30 2016 4:18 PM EDT2016-06-30 20:18:19 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    There's been a lot of heavy news in America over the last few weeks.

    There's been a lot of heavy news in America over the last few weeks.

  • A Better Region 8: Watching out for people around you during summer heat

    A Better Region 8: Watching out for people around you during summer heat

    Thursday, June 23 2016 5:56 PM EDT2016-06-23 21:56:39 GMT
    Friday, June 24 2016 4:09 PM EDT2016-06-24 20:09:25 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    As we go through the summer months, there is more we can do to help our friends and neighbors.

    As we go through the summer months, there is more we can do to help our friends and neighbors.

  • A Better Region 8: Good things still do happen in our world

    A Better Region 8: Good things still do happen in our world

    Monday, June 20 2016 7:20 PM EDT2016-06-20 23:20:02 GMT
    Tuesday, June 21 2016 9:47 AM EDT2016-06-21 13:47:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    We definitely need to be reminded that good things do still happen in our world.  Sometimes the examples aren't national news. They're personal stories about people who do good things for each other.  

    We definitely need to be reminded that good things do still happen in our world.  Sometimes the examples aren't national news. They're personal stories about people who do good things for each other.  

  • A Better Region 8: Profound scholars

    A Better Region 8: Profound scholars

    Thursday, June 16 2016 9:29 PM EDT2016-06-17 01:29:57 GMT
    Thursday, June 16 2016 9:58 PM EDT2016-06-17 01:58:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    We saw our future last week at the 2016 KAIT Scholarship Salute. Four valedictorians from across Region 8 received scholarships based on essay entries.

    We saw our future last week at the 2016 KAIT Scholarship Salute. Four valedictorians from across Region 8 received scholarships based on essay entries.

  • A Better Region 8: Pray for our country

    A Better Region 8: Pray for our country

    Monday, June 13 2016 5:21 PM EDT2016-06-13 21:21:05 GMT
    Monday, June 13 2016 5:33 PM EDT2016-06-13 21:33:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    The words to describe what happened in Orlando sound like a thesaurus: horrific, tragic, heartbreaking, sad, divisive, and hateful. As we work through this as a country, we need to remember a couple of things: People are just people and hate is hate.

    The words to describe what happened in Orlando sound like a thesaurus: horrific, tragic, heartbreaking, sad, divisive, and hateful. As we work through this as a country, we need to remember a couple of things: People are just people and hate is hate.

  • A Better Region 8: All of us are responsible for safety

    A Better Region 8: All of us are responsible for safety

    Thursday, June 9 2016 6:19 PM EDT2016-06-09 22:19:51 GMT
    Thursday, June 9 2016 9:46 PM EDT2016-06-10 01:46:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    In 36 hours there were 3 deadly events between bicyclists and vehicles.  The latest tragedy happened here in Region 8.  In fact, it happened just feet from the parking lot at KAIT on County Road 766.

    In 36 hours there were 3 deadly events between bicyclists and vehicles.  The latest tragedy happened here in Region 8.  In fact, it happened just feet from the parking lot at KAIT on County Road 766.

  • A Better Region 8: Drive safe, not distracted

    A Better Region 8: Drive safe, not distracted

    Monday, June 6 2016 6:45 PM EDT2016-06-06 22:45:35 GMT
    Monday, June 6 2016 6:51 PM EDT2016-06-06 22:51:56 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    It's something all of us done, even me. We stop at a red light and pick up our phone.

    It's something all of us done, even me. We stop at a red light and pick up our phone.

  • A Better Region 8: A historic day at A-State

    A Better Region 8: A historic day at A-State

    Thursday, June 2 2016 9:28 PM EDT2016-06-03 01:28:43 GMT
    Thursday, June 2 2016 9:43 PM EDT2016-06-03 01:43:44 GMT

    Over the past 100 years, Arkansas State University served the needs of the people of Region 8.  At a luncheon this week, Wilson Hall on A-State's campus was rededicated and becomes the New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    Over the past 100 years, Arkansas State University served the needs of the people of Region 8.  At a luncheon this week, Wilson Hall on A-State's campus was rededicated and becomes the New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine.

  • ABR8 Guest Editorial: Being considerate behind the wheel

    ABR8 Guest Editorial: Being considerate behind the wheel

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    30 seconds - It's the amount of time of a commercial here on Region 8, but it's also how long it might take a driver to wait for a safe passage around a person on a bicycle.

    30 seconds - It's the amount of time of a commercial here on Region 8, but it's also how long it might take a driver to wait for a safe passage around a person on a bicycle.

  • A Better Region 8: Competitive pay for police

    A Better Region 8: Competitive pay for police

    Monday, May 23 2016 4:44 PM EDT2016-05-23 20:44:09 GMT
    Monday, May 23 2016 4:52 PM EDT2016-05-23 20:52:49 GMT

    There is still a lot of work to do when it comes to pay for Region 8’s law enforcement officers.

    There is still a lot of work to do when it comes to pay for Region 8’s law enforcement officers.

  • A Better Region 8: Kids and guns on hidden camera feedback

    A Better Region 8: Kids and guns on hidden camera feedback

    Friday, May 20 2016 5:25 PM EDT2016-05-20 21:25:08 GMT
    Friday, May 20 2016 5:25 PM EDT2016-05-20 21:25:08 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    KAIT recently did a story where we hid a very real looking disabled BB gun in a child's play area with hidden cameras rolling to see how kids reacted to finding a gun. 

    KAIT recently did a story where we hid a very real looking disabled BB gun in a child's play area with hidden cameras rolling to see how kids reacted to finding a gun. 

  • A Better Region 8: Giving kids a gun safety 'test'

    A Better Region 8: Giving kids a gun safety 'test'

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 5:28 PM EDT2016-05-18 21:28:01 GMT
    Thursday, May 19 2016 1:02 PM EDT2016-05-19 17:02:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    It's shocking footage.  A toddler holding a gun he found and aimed at Region 8 News Anchor Craig Rickert. What would you kids do?

    It's shocking footage.  A toddler holding a gun he found and aimed at Region 8 News Anchor Craig Rickert. What would you kids do?

  • A Better Region 8: Stopping attacks on how people look

    A Better Region 8: Stopping attacks on how people look

    Friday, May 13 2016 8:35 PM EDT2016-05-14 00:35:33 GMT
    Friday, May 13 2016 8:35 PM EDT2016-05-14 00:35:33 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    “You need to do something with your makeup.” “You need to talk to your ladies about their hair.” “She doesn't need to be wearing that dress.” These are some of the emails we've received here at KAIT addressing our female anchors’ on-air looks and appearances.

    “You need to do something with your makeup.” “You need to talk to your ladies about their hair.” “She doesn't need to be wearing that dress.” These are some of the emails we've received here at KAIT addressing our female anchors’ on-air looks and appearances.

  • A Better Region 8: 'We The People'

    A Better Region 8: 'We The People'

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 6:20 PM EDT2016-05-11 22:20:13 GMT
    Wednesday, May 11 2016 6:26 PM EDT2016-05-11 22:26:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    Our country is great because of three simple words: "WE THE PEOPLE". This week, the people of Jonesboro spoke up loud and clear. 

    Our country is great because of three simple words: "WE THE PEOPLE". This week, the people of Jonesboro spoke up loud and clear. 

  • A Better Region 8: Pay close attention when voting on the property code

    A Better Region 8: Pay close attention when voting on the property code

    Friday, May 6 2016 5:27 PM EDT2016-05-06 21:27:48 GMT
    Friday, May 6 2016 5:47 PM EDT2016-05-06 21:47:55 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    From the very beginning, the idea of the Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code stirred strong emotions on both sides. Now it's time to vote.

    From the very beginning, the idea of the Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code stirred strong emotions on both sides. Now it's time to vote.

  • A Better Region 8: 'A Call for Help'

    A Better Region 8: 'A Call for Help'

    Thursday, May 5 2016 12:16 PM EDT2016-05-05 16:16:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    An astonishing 22 veterans a day take their own lives.  That’s 22 men and women who volunteered to join the military, who willingly put themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedom and our way of life.

    An astonishing 22 veterans a day take their own lives.  That’s 22 men and women who volunteered to join the military, who willingly put themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedom and our way of life.

  • A Better Region 8: Giving all opinions a voice

    A Better Region 8: Giving all opinions a voice

    Friday, April 29 2016 9:33 PM EDT2016-04-30 01:33:12 GMT
    Friday, April 29 2016 9:41 PM EDT2016-04-30 01:41:39 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    Recently we focused on the issue of pay for Jonesboro police officers. Based on the feedback we've received, lots of people are having conversations. 

    Recently we focused on the issue of pay for Jonesboro police officers. Based on the feedback we've received, lots of people are having conversations. 

  • A Better Region 8: Finding unity in wake of protest over pay

    A Better Region 8: Finding unity in wake of protest over pay

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 5:16 PM EDT2016-04-26 21:16:06 GMT
    Tuesday, April 26 2016 5:30 PM EDT2016-04-26 21:30:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    They got their point across.  The controversy over pay for Jonesboro police officers reached a fever pitch this week when 23 JPD officers parked their "take home" cars in the parking lot at city hall along with a note for the Mayor.  

    They got their point across.  The controversy over pay for Jonesboro police officers reached a fever pitch this week when 23 JPD officers parked their "take home" cars in the parking lot at city hall along with a note for the Mayor.  

  • A Better Region 8: Show that we care about others

    A Better Region 8: Show that we care about others

    Thursday, April 21 2016 6:24 PM EDT2016-04-21 22:24:42 GMT
    Friday, April 22 2016 8:44 AM EDT2016-04-22 12:44:31 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    Life can be very cruel—especially when you're diagnosed with a disease that's stealing a little bit of your life every day. But, there can be beautiful moments in the midst of such a crisis.

    Life can be very cruel—especially when you're diagnosed with a disease that's stealing a little bit of your life every day. But, there can be beautiful moments in the midst of such a crisis.

  • A Better Region 8: Investing in the Jonesboro police department

    A Better Region 8: Investing in the Jonesboro police department

    Monday, April 18 2016 7:40 PM EDT2016-04-18 23:40:44 GMT
    Monday, April 18 2016 7:48 PM EDT2016-04-18 23:48:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    The Jonesboro Police Department is under-staffed…even after job fairs, and academy graduations, JPD still has 11 open positions. 

    The Jonesboro Police Department is under-staffed…even after job fairs, and academy graduations, JPD still has 11 open positions. 

  • A Better Region 8: A-State's NCAA violation response

    A Better Region 8: A-State's NCAA violation response

    Thursday, April 14 2016 4:42 PM EDT2016-04-14 20:42:09 GMT
    Thursday, April 14 2016 4:50 PM EDT2016-04-14 20:50:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    Author C.S. Lewis once said: "Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

    Author C.S. Lewis once said: "Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

  • A Better Region 8: Road Rage - Is it worth it?

    A Better Region 8: Road Rage - Is it worth it?

    Monday, April 11 2016 5:47 PM EDT2016-04-11 21:47:10 GMT
    Monday, April 11 2016 5:47 PM EDT2016-04-11 21:47:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    The recent possible road rage murder of retired New Orleans Saint Will Smith is a tragedy that should get the attention of every driver in America.  Road rage happens everywhere, even here in Region 8. 

    The recent possible road rage murder of retired New Orleans Saint Will Smith is a tragedy that should get the attention of every driver in America.  Road rage happens everywhere, even here in Region 8. 

  • A Better Region 8: 'Beauty in the eye of the beholder'

    A Better Region 8: 'Beauty in the eye of the beholder'

    Thursday, April 7 2016 4:44 PM EDT2016-04-07 20:44:27 GMT
    Friday, April 8 2016 9:21 AM EDT2016-04-08 13:21:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    There's lots of talk these days about things that would improve the already fantastic quality of life here in Region 8.  Like art, they're all subjective and based on people's preferences and opinions. 

    There's lots of talk these days about things that would improve the already fantastic quality of life here in Region 8.  Like art, they're all subjective and based on people's preferences and opinions. 

  • A Better Region 8: Donate to 'Arkansas Gives'

    A Better Region 8: Donate to 'Arkansas Gives'

    Monday, April 4 2016 3:31 PM EDT2016-04-04 19:31:05 GMT
    Monday, April 4 2016 9:11 PM EDT2016-04-05 01:11:00 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    One of the things I like most about living in Region 8 is that we take care of our own. Last year, The Arkansas Community Foundation did a fundraiser that could truly be the model of how to support non-profit agencies in the future.

    One of the things I like most about living in Region 8 is that we take care of our own. Last year, The Arkansas Community Foundation did a fundraiser that could truly be the model of how to support non-profit agencies in the future.

  • A Better Region 8: Reporting 'Good News'

    A Better Region 8: Reporting 'Good News'

    Thursday, March 31 2016 6:13 PM EDT2016-03-31 22:13:19 GMT
    Thursday, March 31 2016 6:46 PM EDT2016-03-31 22:46:37 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    I've been asked more than once: "Can you do more good news?" That's a great question, and it's one we often ask ourselves. 

    I've been asked more than once: "Can you do more good news?" That's a great question, and it's one we often ask ourselves. 

  • A Better Region 8: Greensborough Village Town Center

    A Better Region 8: Greensborough Village Town Center

    Monday, March 28 2016 5:47 PM EDT2016-03-28 21:47:21 GMT
    Monday, March 28 2016 6:07 PM EDT2016-03-28 22:07:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    Take a look around the city of Jonesboro and there's little doubt that the city is growing especially in the Hilltop area.  This is good because when Jonesboro grows, all of Region 8 benefits.

    Take a look around the city of Jonesboro and there's little doubt that the city is growing especially in the Hilltop area.  This is good because when Jonesboro grows, all of Region 8 benefits.

  • ABR8 Guest Editorial: Food Bank of NEA 'Close the Meal Gap'

    ABR8 Guest Editorial: Food Bank of NEA 'Close the Meal Gap'

    Tuesday, March 22 2016 1:14 PM EDT2016-03-22 17:14:00 GMT
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    Currently, Arkansas ranks second in the nation in household food insecurity, and our state ranks number 1 in senior hunger.  Sadly, hunger is an unwelcome guest in many Arkansas homes. 

    Currently, Arkansas ranks second in the nation in household food insecurity, and our state ranks number 1 in senior hunger.  Sadly, hunger is an unwelcome guest in many Arkansas homes. 

  • ABR8 Guest Editorial: Live United with the Stars event

    ABR8 Guest Editorial: Live United with the Stars event

    Friday, March 18 2016 9:58 AM EDT2016-03-18 13:58:59 GMT

    A true American hero will be the featured guest speaker at the annual Live United with the Stars event benefiting the United Way of Northeast Arkansas.

    A true American hero will be the featured guest speaker at the annual Live United with the Stars event benefiting the United Way of Northeast Arkansas.

  • ABR8 Guest Editorial: Ag for Autism Bracket Bonanza fundraiser

    ABR8 Guest Editorial: Ag for Autism Bracket Bonanza fundraiser

    Maybe you've seen an ad about Ag for Autism's "Bracket Bonanza" coming up Tuesday at ASU's Centennial Hall. Hopefully you're joining us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship! Today, I want to share with you why this event is so important. The Bracket Bonanza is Ag for Autism's largest fundraiser of the year.

    Maybe you've seen an ad about Ag for Autism's "Bracket Bonanza" coming up Tuesday at ASU's Centennial Hall. Hopefully you're joining us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship! Today, I want to share with you why this event is so important. The Bracket Bonanza is Ag for Autism's largest fundraiser of the year.

  • A Better Region 8: After 40 years, we have I-555

    A Better Region 8: After 40 years, we have I-555

    Friday, March 11 2016 6:07 PM EST2016-03-11 23:07:31 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2016 6:19 PM EST2016-03-11 23:19:35 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    "The road to success is always under construction."  That is a quote Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently used to describe the completion of the state's latest big road project.

    "The road to success is always under construction."  That is a quote Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently used to describe the completion of the state's latest big road project.

  • A Better Region 8: Realizing what's really important

    A Better Region 8: Realizing what's really important

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 10:04 PM EST2016-03-10 03:04:24 GMT
    Wednesday, March 9 2016 10:12 PM EST2016-03-10 03:12:01 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)
    Talk about a certain, theoretical football game and the floodgates open with reaction ranging from enthusiastic support to outright vitriol. 

    Talk about a certain, theoretical football game and the floodgates open with reaction ranging from enthusiastic support to outright vitriol. 

  • A Better Region 8: A-State vs. U of A, why not?

    A Better Region 8: A-State vs. U of A, why not?

    Friday, March 4 2016 5:38 PM EST2016-03-04 22:38:37 GMT
    Friday, March 4 2016 5:44 PM EST2016-03-04 22:44:33 GMT
    The Arkansas Razorbacks won't play the A-State Red Wolves. My question is why?

    The Arkansas Razorbacks won't play the A-State Red Wolves. My question is why?

  • A Better Region 8: Transparency in elections

    A Better Region 8: Transparency in elections

    Wednesday, March 2 2016 5:37 PM EST2016-03-02 22:37:35 GMT
    Wednesday, March 2 2016 5:54 PM EST2016-03-02 22:54:47 GMT
    Tuesday's Primary was a frustrating one for Craighead County. Because of computer issues, the Craighead County Election Commission chose to hold on to the FINAL numbers for the entire county until all the votes were counted.

    Tuesday's Primary was a frustrating one for Craighead County. Because of computer issues, the Craighead County Election Commission chose to hold on to the FINAL numbers for the entire county until all the votes were counted.

  • A Better Region 8: Where's the presidential candidates?

    A Better Region 8: Where's the presidential candidates?

    Friday, February 26 2016 5:04 PM EST2016-02-26 22:04:24 GMT
    Friday, February 26 2016 5:26 PM EST2016-02-26 22:26:12 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)
    It looks like the major candidates for president left us off their destination lists, and it's puzzling to me.

    It looks like the major candidates for president left us off their destination lists, and it's puzzling to me.

  • A Better Region 8: Finding the right solutions for the mentally ill

    A Better Region 8: Finding the right solutions for the mentally ill

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 6:50 PM EST2016-02-24 23:50:59 GMT
    Wednesday, February 24 2016 6:57 PM EST2016-02-24 23:57:47 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)
    According to Newsweek.com, nearly one in five Americans suffer from some form of mental illness each year. 

    According to Newsweek.com, nearly one in five Americans suffer from some form of mental illness each year. 

  • A Better Region 8: Meet the Candidates

    A Better Region 8: Meet the Candidates

    Thursday, February 18 2016 2:45 PM EST2016-02-18 19:45:55 GMT
    Friday, February 19 2016 9:13 PM EST2016-02-20 02:13:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    We've seen the debates, the signs in people's yards, the social media posts, and the news coverage right here on KAIT.

    We've seen the debates, the signs in people's yards, the social media posts, and the news coverage right here on KAIT.

  • A Better Region 8: Combine fun with helping charities at the AR Sportshow

    A Better Region 8: Combine fun with helping charities at the AR Sportshow

    Friday, February 12 2016 1:42 PM EST2016-02-12 18:42:02 GMT
    Saturday, February 13 2016 9:26 AM EST2016-02-13 14:26:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    Service above Self - It's the Rotary battle cry, and this weekend you can help the Rotary Club of Jonesboro serve Region 8. 

    Service above Self - It's the Rotary battle cry, and this weekend you can help the Rotary Club of Jonesboro serve Region 8. 

  • A Better Region 8 : The ongoing conversation about pit bulls

    A Better Region 8 : The ongoing conversation about pit bulls

    Wednesday, February 10 2016 4:48 PM EST2016-02-10 21:48:56 GMT
    Wednesday, February 10 2016 5:18 PM EST2016-02-10 22:18:18 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)
    Recently, Region 8 News did a story called "The Bully or the Breed."  The story explored whether pit bulls are bred to attack or made violent by their owners and environment. The comments related to the story were spirited and emotional.

    Recently, Region 8 News did a story called "The Bully or the Breed."  The story explored whether pit bulls are bred to attack or made violent by their owners and environment. The comments related to the story were spirited and emotional.

  • A Better Region 8: Responsible pit bull owners vs. ownership bans

    A Better Region 8: Responsible pit bull owners vs. ownership bans

    Friday, February 5 2016 4:37 PM EST2016-02-05 21:37:12 GMT
    Tuesday, February 9 2016 5:53 PM EST2016-02-09 22:53:48 GMT
    (Source: KAIT Cre8ive)(Source: KAIT Cre8ive)

    I must admit, when my wife called me one day several years ago and said "Honey, the kids and I adopted a pit bull today," I was uneasy.  All I could think is that they're vicious, they're violent, nobody wants them, and that's why they wound up at the animal shelter in the first place. 

    I must admit, when my wife called me one day several years ago and said "Honey, the kids and I adopted a pit bull today," I was uneasy.  All I could think is that they're vicious, they're violent, nobody wants them, and that's why they wound up at the animal shelter in the first place. 

  • A Better Region 8: 'Super Tuesday' tornado outbreak, 8 years later

    A Better Region 8: 'Super Tuesday' tornado outbreak, 8 years later

    Monday, February 1 2016 5:38 PM EST2016-02-01 22:38:37 GMT
    Monday, February 1 2016 6:07 PM EST2016-02-01 23:07:43 GMT
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    February 5, 2008, is a date that is seared into the minds of people across Region 8.  This Thursday marks the marks the eighth anniversary of the Super Tuesday tornado outbreak, a day not easily forgotten by many Arkansans.

    February 5, 2008, is a date that is seared into the minds of people across Region 8.  This Thursday marks the marks the eighth anniversary of the Super Tuesday tornado outbreak, a day not easily forgotten by many Arkansans.

  • A Better Region 8: Putting a human perspective on animal cruelty

    A Better Region 8: Putting a human perspective on animal cruelty

    Thursday, January 28 2016 6:21 PM EST2016-01-28 23:21:13 GMT
    Thursday, January 28 2016 6:26 PM EST2016-01-28 23:26:41 GMT
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    It's a shocking video that went viral. According to a police report, Jonesboro police cited a juvenile for animal cruelty after he was caught on tape beating and kicking dogs.

    It's a shocking video that went viral. According to a police report, Jonesboro police cited a juvenile for animal cruelty after he was caught on tape beating and kicking dogs.

  • A Better Region 8: Putting property codes to a public vote

    A Better Region 8: Putting property codes to a public vote

    Monday, January 25 2016 8:46 PM EST2016-01-26 01:46:17 GMT
    Monday, January 25 2016 8:59 PM EST2016-01-26 01:59:14 GMT
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    Last December, the Jonesboro City Council, with a tie-breaking vote by the Mayor, approved a new property code.  This issue stirred strong emotions on both sides.

    Last December, the Jonesboro City Council, with a tie-breaking vote by the Mayor, approved a new property code.  This issue stirred strong emotions on both sides.

  • A Better Region 8: Support Sunday's UCP Telethon for NE Arkansas

    A Better Region 8: Support Sunday's UCP Telethon for NE Arkansas

    Thursday, January 21 2016 6:26 PM EST2016-01-21 23:26:45 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 8:51 AM EST2016-01-23 13:51:22 GMT
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    United Cerebral Palsy of Northeast Arkansas believes in "life without limits."

    United Cerebral Palsy of Northeast Arkansas believes in "life without limits."

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: 'The Courage to Love'

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: 'The Courage to Love'

    Monday, January 18 2016 6:56 PM EST2016-01-18 23:56:00 GMT
    Monday, January 18 2016 7:15 PM EST2016-01-19 00:15:24 GMT
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    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

  • A Better Region 8: Give the 'Gift of Life'

    A Better Region 8: Give the 'Gift of Life'

    Thursday, January 14 2016 6:23 PM EST2016-01-14 23:23:44 GMT
    Thursday, January 14 2016 6:30 PM EST2016-01-14 23:30:31 GMT
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    It's that time of the year when we come on your TV and ask for your blood donations.

    It's that time of the year when we come on your TV and ask for your blood donations.

  • A Better Region 8: Stay aware of surroundings in public

    A Better Region 8: Stay aware of surroundings in public

    Monday, January 11 2016 5:38 PM EST2016-01-11 22:38:54 GMT
    Monday, January 11 2016 6:10 PM EST2016-01-11 23:10:56 GMT
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    Jonesboro showed big city problems this past weekend when armed robberies happened in two parts of town just hours apart.

    Jonesboro showed big city problems this past weekend when armed robberies happened in two parts of town just hours apart.

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  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Foster parents needed!

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Foster parents needed!

    Friday, August 19 2016 11:17 AM EDT2016-08-19 15:17:49 GMT
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    In Region 8, we have 193 foster homes and 605 foster kids. If you do the math you can see that there are children having to be placed in facilities and shelters waiting for a family to take them in. 

    In Region 8, we have 193 foster homes and 605 foster kids. If you do the math you can see that there are children having to be placed in facilities and shelters waiting for a family to take them in. 

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Accelerate Jonesboro

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Accelerate Jonesboro

    Thursday, July 7 2016 6:33 PM EDT2016-07-07 22:33:25 GMT
    Thursday, July 7 2016 6:51 PM EDT2016-07-07 22:51:33 GMT
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    Do you have a great idea? Something that you believe will be the next chip clip, selfie stick or smart watch? How about a process for making farming more efficient or safer football helmets?

    Do you have a great idea? Something that you believe will be the next chip clip, selfie stick or smart watch? How about a process for making farming more efficient or safer football helmets?

  • ABR8 Guest Editorial: Being considerate behind the wheel

    ABR8 Guest Editorial: Being considerate behind the wheel

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    30 seconds - It's the amount of time of a commercial here on Region 8, but it's also how long it might take a driver to wait for a safe passage around a person on a bicycle.

    30 seconds - It's the amount of time of a commercial here on Region 8, but it's also how long it might take a driver to wait for a safe passage around a person on a bicycle.

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