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  • BREAKING

    Death investigation underway in Izard County

    Death investigation underway in Izard County

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-07-26 18:12:44 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-07-26 18:29:50 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Izard County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man in the Dolph community.

    The Izard County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man in the Dolph community.

  • Name released in Tuesday morning crop duster crash

    Name released in Tuesday morning crop duster crash

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:38 AM EDT2017-07-25 14:38:56 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:50:10 GMT
    (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Office)

    The Poinsett County Sheriff's Office responded to a crop duster crash in Trumann Tuesday morning. 

    The Poinsett County Sheriff's Office responded to a crop duster crash in Trumann Tuesday morning. 

  • Slideshow: July 23-29 mug shots

    Slideshow: July 23-29 mug shots

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-07-23 20:02:19 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-07-23 20:15:58 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

  • Newport schools approved for free meals

    Newport schools approved for free meals

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:12:57 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 8:38 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:38:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The Newport Special School District is pleased to announce that the district will take part in the Community Eligibility Provision for the upcoming school year. 

    The Newport Special School District is pleased to announce that the district will take part in the Community Eligibility Provision for the upcoming school year. 

  • Woman describes terrifying lunch break after being carjacked

    Woman describes terrifying lunch break after being carjacked

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:51 AM EDT2017-07-21 09:51:52 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 6:57 AM EDT2017-07-21 10:57:07 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The woman carjacked in a West Little Rock Chick-fil-A's drive thru earlier this week says she is just thankful the situation wasn't any worse. 

    The woman carjacked in a West Little Rock Chick-fil-A's drive thru earlier this week says she is just thankful the situation wasn't any worse. 

  • Federal prosecutor credits task force with quick arrests in shooting case

    Federal prosecutor credits task force with quick arrests in shooting case

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:59 AM EDT2017-07-21 08:59:11 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 6:30 AM EDT2017-07-21 10:30:03 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    It's been three weeks since at least 60 shots rang out and 25 people were hit at a downtown Little Rock nightclub. A week later, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a task force to combat crime in the capital city. Already, two arrests have been made.

    It's been three weeks since at least 60 shots rang out and 25 people were hit at a downtown Little Rock nightclub. A week later, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a task force to combat crime in the capital city. Already, two arrests have been made.

  • $1 million bond set in pursuit case

    $1 million bond set in pursuit case

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-07-20 03:03:58 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:30:51 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    An Alabama man faces a multitude of charges and is being held on a $1 million bond after a pursuit Wednesday night in Fulton County. 

    An Alabama man faces a multitude of charges and is being held on a $1 million bond after a pursuit Wednesday night in Fulton County. 

  • Slideshow: July 16-22 mug shots

    Slideshow: July 16-22 mug shots

    Sunday, July 16 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-07-16 19:49:21 GMT
    Sunday, July 16 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-07-16 20:07:45 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

  • Scattered, covered, "miced?" Inspectors find rodent activity at Waffle House

    Scattered, covered, "miced?" Inspectors find rodent activity at Waffle House

    Friday, July 14 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-07-14 20:50:00 GMT
    Friday, July 14 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-07-14 21:10:23 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Craighead County health inspectors, acting on a customer's complaint, report finding evidence of mice under the cook line of a Jonesboro Waffle House.

    Craighead County health inspectors, acting on a customer's complaint, report finding evidence of mice under the cook line of a Jonesboro Waffle House.

  • Young girl gets special escort to cemetery

    Young girl gets special escort to cemetery

    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-07-13 23:06:26 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-07-13 23:25:58 GMT
    (Source: Rachel Phillips)(Source: Rachel Phillips)

    A young Paragould girl got a special escort to the cemetery Thursday afternoon.

    A young Paragould girl got a special escort to the cemetery Thursday afternoon.

  • Batesville approves WRMC expansion project

    Batesville approves WRMC expansion project

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-07-11 23:35:04 GMT
    Wednesday, July 12 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-07-12 17:47:56 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Tuesday, the city of Batesville approved the second and third reading to expand the campus of the White River Medical Center.

    Tuesday, the city of Batesville approved the second and third reading to expand the campus of the White River Medical Center.

  • Slideshow: July 9-15 mug shots

    Slideshow: July 9-15 mug shots

    Sunday, July 9 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-07-09 17:50:04 GMT
    Sunday, July 9 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-07-09 18:03:48 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

  • Man arrested after police find marijuana during traffic stop

    Man arrested after police find marijuana during traffic stop

    Friday, July 7 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-07-07 23:20:41 GMT
    Friday, July 7 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-07-08 00:57:28 GMT
    Dennis Flowers (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Dennis Flowers (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Jonesboro police arrested a man after a traffic stop and vehicle search revealed marijuana.

    Jonesboro police arrested a man after a traffic stop and vehicle search revealed marijuana.

  • NEA Humane Society receives large donation

    NEA Humane Society receives large donation

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-07-06 02:23:52 GMT
    Wednesday, July 5 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-07-06 02:39:13 GMT
    (Source: NEA Humane Society)(Source: NEA Humane Society)

    Several needy families with animals will be able to feed the animals if the need arises after someone made a generous donation to the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society.

    Several needy families with animals will be able to feed the animals if the need arises after someone made a generous donation to the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society.

  • Man killed in motorcycle wreck

    Man killed in motorcycle wreck

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

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

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

  • Sugar Wars: how to keep your family healthy

    Sugar Wars: how to keep your family healthy

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-06-29 15:21:52 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-06-30 02:55:38 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Sugar--- some experts are calling it public enemy #1 and war is being waged to knock it out of your family’s diet.

    Sugar--- some experts are calling it public enemy #1 and war is being waged to knock it out of your family’s diet.

  • Teacher pleads guilty to child endangerment, will spend 2 days in jail

    Teacher pleads guilty to child endangerment, will spend 2 days in jail

    Thursday, June 29 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-06-29 16:38:15 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-06-29 16:42:05 GMT
    David Brent Yates (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)David Brent Yates (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A school teacher pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of second-degree child endangerment after police say he failed to report a student he appeared to be romantically involved with was suicidal.

    A school teacher pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of second-degree child endangerment after police say he failed to report a student he appeared to be romantically involved with was suicidal.

  • Sex offender once again accused of moving, not telling police

    Sex offender once again accused of moving, not telling police

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-06-27 20:52:55 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-06-27 20:56:30 GMT
    Gary Leon Webster (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Gary Leon Webster (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A Level 3 sex offender given one week to pack his bags and move away from a daycare failed to comply, police say. So they moved him to jail.

    A Level 3 sex offender given one week to pack his bags and move away from a daycare failed to comply, police say. So they moved him to jail.

  • Motorcyclists bring awareness to veterans cemetery

    Motorcyclists bring awareness to veterans cemetery

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-05-30 02:35:39 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-05-30 03:06:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The second annual Memorial Day Honor Ride was hosted Monday.

    The second annual Memorial Day Honor Ride was hosted Monday.

  • Soldier surprises son on last day of school

    Soldier surprises son on last day of school

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:02:29 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    While the last day of school and the beginning of summer break is always a happy time for students, one Paragould boy had an extra special start to vacation.

    While the last day of school and the beginning of summer break is always a happy time for students, one Paragould boy had an extra special start to vacation.

  • Hoxie continues cleanup by condemning houses

    Hoxie continues cleanup by condemning houses

    Thursday, May 11 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-05-11 21:45:51 GMT
    Thursday, May 11 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-05-11 23:19:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The city of Hoxie is continuing the effort to clean up by condemning several houses.

    The city of Hoxie is continuing the effort to clean up by condemning several houses.

  • Chief: fire started from heat lamp used for baby chicks

    Chief: fire started from heat lamp used for baby chicks

    Thursday, April 13 2017 7:19 AM EDT2017-04-13 11:19:29 GMT
    Thursday, April 13 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-04-13 22:36:16 GMT
    (Source: Southside Volunteer Fire Department)(Source: Southside Volunteer Fire Department)

    An early-morning fire destroyed a home and injured two people. 

    An early-morning fire destroyed a home and injured two people. 

  • Craighead Co. Detention Center in need of chaplain

    Craighead Co. Detention Center in need of chaplain

    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-03-30 23:49:07 GMT
    Friday, March 31 2017 7:25 AM EDT2017-03-31 11:25:45 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Craighead County Sheriff’s Office is trying to fill a volunteer chaplain position.

    The Craighead County Sheriff’s Office is trying to fill a volunteer chaplain position.

  • Rain, other remedies can help allergy sufferers

    Rain, other remedies can help allergy sufferers

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:13:02 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:56:21 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It’s springtime, so trees and plants are blossoming, which means the pollen count is up and many are suffering from allergies.

    It’s springtime, so trees and plants are blossoming, which means the pollen count is up and many are suffering from allergies.

  • March for Babies kickoff event starts fundraising campaign

    March for Babies kickoff event starts fundraising campaign

    Thursday, February 23 2017 7:10 PM EST2017-02-24 00:10:12 GMT
    Thursday, February 23 2017 7:21 PM EST2017-02-24 00:21:28 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The annual March for Babies event kicked off Thursday morning in Downtown Jonesboro.

    The annual March for Babies event kicked off Thursday morning in Downtown Jonesboro.

  • Slideshow: June 25-July 1 mug shots

    Slideshow: June 25-July 1 mug shots

    Sunday, June 25 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-06-25 19:14:29 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-06-25 19:44:02 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

  • Jury recommends life in prison for murder

    Jury recommends life in prison for murder

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-06-23 16:54:25 GMT
    Friday, June 23 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:44:13 GMT
    Tonisha Mitchell (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Tonisha Mitchell (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    The woman accused of murdering a man in May 2015 has been found guilty.

    The woman accused of murdering a man in May 2015 has been found guilty.

  • Man sentenced for May 2015 Jonesboro murder

    Man sentenced for May 2015 Jonesboro murder

    Friday, June 23 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-06-23 17:51:27 GMT
    Friday, June 23 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-06-23 18:03:40 GMT
    Ladarius Lee (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Ladarius Lee (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A Region 8 man learned his fate as a judge sentenced him for his role in a Jonesboro murder.

    A Region 8 man learned his fate as a judge sentenced him for his role in a Jonesboro murder.

  • Human remains found in Paragould

    Human remains found in Paragould

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-06-22 15:50:56 GMT
    Thursday, June 22 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-06-22 18:12:41 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Police are investigating human remains found in Paragould.

    Police are investigating human remains found in Paragould.

  • Students learn what Jonesboro's manufacturing industry has to offer

    Students learn what Jonesboro's manufacturing industry has to offer

    Thursday, June 15 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-06-15 17:46:49 GMT
    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-06-16 00:47:08 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Region 8 students got a first-hand look at the manufacturing industry thanks to special summer camp.

    Region 8 students got a first-hand look at the manufacturing industry thanks to special summer camp.

  • Jason Aldean coming to Verizon Arena

    Jason Aldean coming to Verizon Arena

    Friday, June 9 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-06-09 20:11:06 GMT
    Friday, June 9 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-06-09 20:14:14 GMT
    Jason Aldean (Source: Verizon Arena)Jason Aldean (Source: Verizon Arena)

    Jason Aldean is coming to Arkansas.

    Jason Aldean is coming to Arkansas.

  • Soldier's remains identified

    Soldier's remains identified

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-06-08 03:06:00 GMT
    Wednesday, June 7 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-06-08 03:24:28 GMT
    Marine Corps PFC Larry R. Roberts (Source: KATV)Marine Corps PFC Larry R. Roberts (Source: KATV)

    Officials have been able to identify the remains of a United States serviceman from central Arkansas, unaccounted for since World War II. 

    Officials have been able to identify the remains of a United States serviceman from central Arkansas, unaccounted for since World War II. 

  • RECALL: Cashews sold at ALDI could contain glass

    RECALL: Cashews sold at ALDI could contain glass

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-06-07 16:48:54 GMT
    Wednesday, June 7 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-06-07 16:57:42 GMT
    (Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration)(Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

    Check your shelves. ALDI is recalling containers of cashews sold at its stores because they could possibly contain glass.

    Check your shelves. ALDI is recalling containers of cashews sold at its stores because they could possibly contain glass.

  • JPD: Man cashed nearly $5,000 in fake checks

    JPD: Man cashed nearly $5,000 in fake checks

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-06-07 03:19:00 GMT
    Tommie Rivers (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)Tommie Rivers (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

    Rivers is accused of cashing two counterfeit checks at two different Focus Bank locations in Jonesboro on May 2, 2017.

    Rivers is accused of cashing two counterfeit checks at two different Focus Bank locations in Jonesboro on May 2, 2017.

  • Pit bull owners upset with ordinance

    Pit bull owners upset with ordinance

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:47:03 GMT
    (Source:KAIT-TV)(Source:KAIT-TV)

    A new ordinance passed in Caraway would get rid of what the city deems as vicious animals.

    A new ordinance passed in Caraway would get rid of what the city deems as vicious animals.

  • Does Mallory have what it takes to be a member of JPD?

    Does Mallory have what it takes to be a member of JPD?

    Monday, May 22 2017 12:04 PM EDT2017-05-22 16:04:59 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Before putting on a uniform or being handed a gun, Jonesboro police officers must pass a number of tests.

    Before putting on a uniform or being handed a gun, Jonesboro police officers must pass a number of tests.

  • Jonesboro recyclers could see program changes

    Jonesboro recyclers could see program changes

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:13:11 GMT
    Abilities Unlimited Recycling Center (Source: KAIT)Abilities Unlimited Recycling Center (Source: KAIT)

     Jonesboro recyclers could see a change in pick up times if the city council passes a proposed plan.

     Jonesboro recyclers could see a change in pick up times if the city council passes a proposed plan.

  • JPD identifies officers injured by fleeing driver

    JPD identifies officers injured by fleeing driver

    Friday, May 19 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-05-19 18:16:48 GMT
    Kendrick Morris (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)Kendrick Morris (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)

    The Jonesboro Police Department has identified the two employees who were injured in an incident Thursday afternoon.

    The Jonesboro Police Department has identified the two employees who were injured in an incident Thursday afternoon.

  • Region 8 News Investigation: People, Pain, Pills

    Region 8 News Investigation: People, Pain, Pills

    Friday, May 19 2017 6:23 AM EDT2017-05-19 10:23:31 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Chances are someone you know is battling an addiction to prescription pain pills. The nationwide epidemic has led states, like Arkansas, to create new legislation to combat the problem. 

    Chances are someone you know is battling an addiction to prescription pain pills. The nationwide epidemic has led states, like Arkansas, to create new legislation to combat the problem. 

  • Training session provides key experience for firefighters

    Training session provides key experience for firefighters

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 10:21 PM EDT2017-05-18 02:21:01 GMT
    Crews with the Jonesboro Fire Department Special Operations Rescue Team worked Wednesday to learn rescues in confined spaces. (Source: KAIT)Crews with the Jonesboro Fire Department Special Operations Rescue Team worked Wednesday to learn rescues in confined spaces. (Source: KAIT)

    Members of the Jonesboro Fire Department Special Operations Rescue Team participated in a confined space training program, with crews working to rescue someone in a confined space. 

    Members of the Jonesboro Fire Department Special Operations Rescue Team participated in a confined space training program, with crews working to rescue someone in a confined space. 

  • The Basement cited for fire code violation after deadly party

    The Basement cited for fire code violation after deadly party

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:29:09 GMT

    The Jonesboro Fire Department cited the building owners at 311 Main Street for allowing parties that were standing-room only.

    The Jonesboro Fire Department cited the building owners at 311 Main Street for allowing parties that were standing-room only.

  • BREAKING

    Man accused of setting 2 homes on fire, turns himself into law enforcement

    Man accused of setting 2 homes on fire, turns himself into law enforcement

    Monday, May 15 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-05-15 21:04:37 GMT
    Remains of home following fire on Hickory Flats Lane (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)Remains of home following fire on Hickory Flats Lane (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Deputies say a man suspected of setting fire to two homes early Monday morning turned himself into police in Missouri.

    Deputies say a man suspected of setting fire to two homes early Monday morning turned himself into police in Missouri.

  • Marked Tree teacher on paid leave after arrest on sexual assault charges

    Marked Tree teacher on paid leave after arrest on sexual assault charges

    Monday, May 15 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-05-15 20:06:24 GMT
    Marked Tree High School (Source: Google Earth)Marked Tree High School (Source: Google Earth)

    A Marked Tree High School teacher is on paid leave and under investigation after being accused and arrested of sleeping with students. 

    A Marked Tree High School teacher is on paid leave and under investigation after being accused and arrested of sleeping with students. 

  • High school basketball coach off administrative leave

    High school basketball coach off administrative leave

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-03-17 15:19:23 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-05-12 15:58:26 GMT

    Back in March, a high school's basketball coach was off the court as administrators looked into an alleged incident. 

    Back in March, a high school's basketball coach was off the court as administrators looked into an alleged incident. 

  • Service dog brings new hope for family coping with son's autism

    Service dog brings new hope for family coping with son's autism

    Thursday, May 11 2017 10:11 AM EDT2017-05-11 14:11:48 GMT
    Thursday, May 11 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-05-11 16:53:46 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Region 8 family added another mouth to feed to their household in hopes of helping their son with autism.  

    A Region 8 family added another mouth to feed to their household in hopes of helping their son with autism.  

  • 24 years since West Memphis boys death

    24 years since West Memphis boys death

    Friday, May 5 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-05-06 01:12:11 GMT
    Friday, May 5 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-05-06 02:47:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Friday marked 24 years since three West Memphis boys went missing.

    Friday marked 24 years since three West Memphis boys went missing.

  • Church kicks off gift card drive for flood victims

    Church kicks off gift card drive for flood victims

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-05-04 00:07:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    In speaking with the Minister's Alliance, Rev. Hooker decided the best thing they could do for flood victims was to start up a gift card drive. They're especially welcoming Visa gift cards and gift cards to businesses like Harp's and Walmart.

    In speaking with the Minister's Alliance, Rev. Hooker decided the best thing they could do for flood victims was to start up a gift card drive. They're especially welcoming Visa gift cards and gift cards to businesses like Harp's and Walmart.

  • BREAKING:

    Sheriff moves inmates to Craighead County

    Sheriff moves inmates to Craighead County

    Monday, May 1 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-05-01 20:31:39 GMT

    Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble moved inmates housed at the county jail to the Craighead County Detention Center in Jonesboro. Historic flooding along the Black River in Pocahontas prompted evacuations Monday of homes and businesses east of the river. 

    Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble moved inmates housed at the county jail to the Craighead County Detention Center in Jonesboro. Historic flooding along the Black River in Pocahontas prompted evacuations Monday of homes and businesses east of the river. 

  • Man’s dying wish honors Gr8 Act of Kindness

    Man’s dying wish honors Gr8 Act of Kindness

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-04-28 02:03:39 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-04-28 14:23:29 GMT
    Kevin Herrera nominated Lisa Trevathan from NEAHS for the Gr8 Acts of Kindness. (Source: Kelly Herrera)Kevin Herrera nominated Lisa Trevathan from NEAHS for the Gr8 Acts of Kindness. (Source: Kelly Herrera)

    Kevin Herrera wrote a nomination letter before passing away.

    Kevin Herrera wrote a nomination letter before passing away.

  • City deals with tornado siren issues

    City deals with tornado siren issues

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:04:27 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-04-28 02:17:47 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The tornado sirens in Blytheville were not working properly during Wednesday night's storm.

    The tornado sirens in Blytheville were not working properly during Wednesday night's storm.

  • April Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Lisa Vankirk

    April Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Lisa Vankirk

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-04-26 22:00:22 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:01:43 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Lisa Vankirk, a second-grade teacher at Hoxie Elementary School, was selected as our April Teacher of the Month.

    Lisa Vankirk, a second-grade teacher at Hoxie Elementary School, was selected as our April Teacher of the Month.

  • Oak Grove Heights FD investigates cause of overnight fire

    Oak Grove Heights FD investigates cause of overnight fire

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:21 AM EDT2017-04-27 11:21:09 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-04-27 14:09:43 GMT
    (Source: Lyle Fulton on Twitter)(Source: Lyle Fulton on Twitter)

    The Oak Grove Heights Fire Department is investigating the cause of an overnight house fire.

    The Oak Grove Heights Fire Department is investigating the cause of an overnight house fire.

  • JPD ticketing multiple drivers in school zone

    JPD ticketing multiple drivers in school zone

    Monday, April 24 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-04-24 23:22:47 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-04-24 23:41:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Jonesboro police have major issues at a one-way street right across from the International Studies School.

    Jonesboro police have major issues at a one-way street right across from the International Studies School.

  • Home destroyed in early-morning fire

    Home destroyed in early-morning fire

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:51 AM EDT2017-04-24 09:51:08 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 6:45 AM EDT2017-04-24 10:45:42 GMT
    Scene of Fire (Source: Marion Fire Department/Facebook)Scene of Fire (Source: Marion Fire Department/Facebook)

    The Marion Fire Department battled an early-morning blaze Monday.

    The Marion Fire Department battled an early-morning blaze Monday.

  • Hidden Camera: When kids find guns unexpectedly

    Hidden Camera: When kids find guns unexpectedly

    Thursday, May 19 2016 3:04 PM EDT2016-05-19 19:04:40 GMT
    Friday, May 20 2016 1:36 PM EDT2016-05-20 17:36:17 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    We hid a non-working but very realistic looking BB gun in some toys.  With parents watching through a two-way mirror and cameras rolling, we wanted to see what would happen.

    We hid a non-working but very realistic looking BB gun in some toys.  With parents watching through a two-way mirror and cameras rolling, we wanted to see what would happen.

  • Zach Williams: Rocker with religion

    Zach Williams: Rocker with religion

    Monday, May 2 2016 4:33 PM EDT2016-05-02 20:33:11 GMT
    Monday, May 2 2016 11:13 PM EDT2016-05-03 03:13:08 GMT
    Zach Williams (Source: KAIT)Zach Williams (Source: KAIT)

    A rocker from Jonesboro finds religion and his whole life changes. 

    A rocker from Jonesboro finds religion and his whole life changes. 

  • Signs you may be over-scheduling your child

    Signs you may be over-scheduling your child

    Thursday, February 23 2017 2:59 PM EST2017-02-23 19:59:46 GMT
    Thursday, February 23 2017 4:50 PM EST2017-02-23 21:50:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It’s a problem that many parents may not even notice, that they could be causing. 

    It’s a problem that many parents may not even notice, that they could be causing. 

  • Race for the Cure artwork unveiled

    Race for the Cure artwork unveiled

    Thursday, April 13 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-04-14 02:30:38 GMT
    Friday, April 14 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-04-15 01:26:36 GMT
    Jonesboro artist Sara Howell stands next to the painting she created in honor of the inaugural Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Northeast Arkansas. (Source: KAIT-TV)Jonesboro artist Sara Howell stands next to the painting she created in honor of the inaugural Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Northeast Arkansas. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    A new piece of artwork honors people who have battled breast cancer as well as the people supporting an event next month in Jonesboro. 

    A new piece of artwork honors people who have battled breast cancer as well as the people supporting an event next month in Jonesboro. 

  • Completion date of one convention center project pushed back

    Completion date of one convention center project pushed back

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-04-13 02:26:14 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-04-13 02:35:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    One of the convention center projects in Jonesboro has been put on hold before ground has been broken.

    One of the convention center projects in Jonesboro has been put on hold before ground has been broken.

  • Police looking for two in rape case

    Police looking for two in rape case

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-04-12 22:15:43 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-04-13 01:43:38 GMT
    Sherris Ingram (Source: Helena-West Helena Police Department)Sherris Ingram (Source: Helena-West Helena Police Department)

    Phillips County authorities are looking for two people in connection with the suspected rape of a child. 

    Phillips County authorities are looking for two people in connection with the suspected rape of a child. 

  • Harrisburg PD, ASP continue search for escaped juveniles

    Harrisburg PD, ASP continue search for escaped juveniles

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-04-05 18:09:52 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Law enforcement agencies are still searching for three juveniles who escaped custody nearly one week ago.

    Law enforcement agencies are still searching for three juveniles who escaped custody nearly one week ago.

  • A-State police investigating rape report

    A-State police investigating rape report

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-04-04 16:59:21 GMT
    Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)

    Arkansas State University is investigating an alleged rape on campus.  

    Arkansas State University is investigating an alleged rape on campus.  

  • A-State Greek Life social events to resume Saturday

    A-State Greek Life social events to resume Saturday

    Friday, March 31 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-03-31 22:02:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Since late February, social events like formals, semi-formals, and date nights were canceled for A-State fraternities and sororities. 

    Since late February, social events like formals, semi-formals, and date nights were canceled for A-State fraternities and sororities. 

  • Renovation of courthouse to begin

    Renovation of courthouse to begin

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:13:53 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:35:18 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Poinsett County Quorum Court plans to release funding for repairs to the county courthouse.

    The Poinsett County Quorum Court plans to release funding for repairs to the county courthouse.

  • Dancing for the Cure help raises money for American Cancer Society

    Dancing for the Cure help raises money for American Cancer Society

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-03-30 01:37:26 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:53 PM EDT2017-03-30 01:53:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    For the third year in Mississippi County, Dancing for the Cure returns to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

    For the third year in Mississippi County, Dancing for the Cure returns to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

  • Northeast Arkansas cats find new lives in Pacific Northwest

    Northeast Arkansas cats find new lives in Pacific Northwest

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-03-29 20:36:32 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-03-29 22:16:13 GMT
    (Source: Wings of Rescue via Facebook)(Source: Wings of Rescue via Facebook)

    Dozens of cats saved from a hoarding situation in Northeast Arkansas are now enjoying the rest of their nine lives in the Pacific Northwest.

    Dozens of cats saved from a hoarding situation in Northeast Arkansas are now enjoying the rest of their nine lives in the Pacific Northwest.

  • March Teacher of the Month: Mark Hindsley

    March Teacher of the Month: Mark Hindsley

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:46 AM EDT2017-03-29 15:46:16 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-03-29 18:16:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Mark Hindsley, athletic director and head football coach at Newport High School, was selected as our March Teacher of the Month.

    Mark Hindsley, athletic director and head football coach at Newport High School, was selected as our March Teacher of the Month.

  • UAMS students campaign to fight suicide

    UAMS students campaign to fight suicide

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:02 AM EDT2017-03-29 13:02:40 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-03-29 15:27:54 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Arkansas pharmacy students are backing a campaign in hopes of preventing suicides.

    Arkansas pharmacy students are backing a campaign in hopes of preventing suicides.

  • Jonesboro boy to compete internationally

    Jonesboro boy to compete internationally

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-03-21 20:59:29 GMT
    Tuesday, March 21 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-03-21 23:09:02 GMT
    Elan Amienyi is the son of Osa' and Sanoya Amienyi. (Source: Dr. Osabuohien P. Amienyi)Elan Amienyi is the son of Osa' and Sanoya Amienyi. (Source: Dr. Osabuohien P. Amienyi)

    Elan Amienyi to play soccer in Barcelona, Spain next month.

    Elan Amienyi to play soccer in Barcelona, Spain next month.

  • Guns on campus bill passes; expected to be signed by Gov.

    Guns on campus bill passes; expected to be signed by Gov.

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-03-16 03:35:04 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Concealed carry permit holders with eight additional hours of training with be allowed to carry a weapon on college campuses.

    Concealed carry permit holders with eight additional hours of training with be allowed to carry a weapon on college campuses.

  • City of Hardy responds to KAIT's Freedom of Information Act

    City of Hardy responds to KAIT's Freedom of Information Act

    Thursday, January 12 2017 6:26 PM EST2017-01-12 23:26:18 GMT
    Friday, January 13 2017 7:38 PM EST2017-01-14 00:38:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    One week after the mayor of Hardy fired the police chief for insubordination and claims of “fraudulent behavior”, the city finally responded to Region 8 News’ request for information filed under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

    One week after the mayor of Hardy fired the police chief for insubordination and claims of “fraudulent behavior”, the city finally responded to Region 8 News’ request for information filed under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

  • Chief: Cause of early-morning house fire unknown

    Chief: Cause of early-morning house fire unknown

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 5:36 AM EDT2017-03-15 09:36:24 GMT
    Wednesday, March 15 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-03-15 19:00:54 GMT

    Officials say they'll never know what caused a house fire in Cash early Wednesday morning. 

    Officials say they'll never know what caused a house fire in Cash early Wednesday morning. 

  • Reaction mixed on sororities accepting transgender members

    Reaction mixed on sororities accepting transgender members

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-03-15 01:11:45 GMT
    Tuesday, March 14 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-03-15 01:27:29 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    A bill in the Arkansas Legislature that deals with transgender bathroom privileges would affect sororities in the state that accept transgender members.

    A bill in the Arkansas Legislature that deals with transgender bathroom privileges would affect sororities in the state that accept transgender members.

  • No injuries reported after early morning school bus crash

    No injuries reported after early morning school bus crash

    Thursday, March 9 2017 9:05 AM EST2017-03-09 14:05:46 GMT
    Thursday, March 9 2017 12:37 PM EST2017-03-09 17:37:18 GMT

    Arkansas State Police is investigating an early morning school bus crash.

    Arkansas State Police is investigating an early morning school bus crash.

  • BREAKING

    Suspect in New Year's Day shooting arrested

    Suspect in New Year's Day shooting arrested

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 1:09 PM EST2017-03-08 18:09:28 GMT
    Wednesday, March 8 2017 1:31 PM EST2017-03-08 18:31:08 GMT

    A man is in custody after police say he was wanted during an investigation into a New Year's Day shooting.

    A man is in custody after police say he was wanted during an investigation into a New Year's Day shooting.

  • Crews battle blaze in West Memphis

    Crews battle blaze in West Memphis

    Sunday, March 5 2017 3:12 PM EST2017-03-05 20:12:57 GMT
    Sunday, March 5 2017 3:19 PM EST2017-03-05 20:19:46 GMT
    Fire on Rich Road in West Memphis (Source: West Memphis Fire Department Facebook page)Fire on Rich Road in West Memphis (Source: West Memphis Fire Department Facebook page)

    The sight of heavy smoke and fire brought West Memphis firefighters to a home Sunday afternoon. 

    The sight of heavy smoke and fire brought West Memphis firefighters to a home Sunday afternoon. 

  • Fight over woman triggered deadly shooting

    Fight over woman triggered deadly shooting

    Friday, March 3 2017 3:12 PM EST2017-03-03 20:12:29 GMT
    Friday, March 3 2017 3:17 PM EST2017-03-03 20:17:28 GMT
    Jeremiah Burns (Source: West Memphis Police Dept.)Jeremiah Burns (Source: West Memphis Police Dept.)

    A fight over a woman ended with one man in jail and another man dead.

    A fight over a woman ended with one man in jail and another man dead.

  • breaking

    West Memphis man sentenced for 2016 murder

    West Memphis man sentenced for 2016 murder

    Friday, March 3 2017 9:34 AM EST2017-03-03 14:34:26 GMT
    Friday, March 3 2017 9:39 AM EST2017-03-03 14:39:16 GMT
    Lester Thomas (Source: Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington)Lester Thomas (Source: Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington)

    Lester Ray Thomas was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 years in prison.

    Lester Ray Thomas was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 years in prison.

  • Little Rock Marathon this weekend

    Little Rock Marathon this weekend

    Thursday, March 2 2017 10:25 PM EST2017-03-03 03:25:52 GMT
    Thursday, March 2 2017 10:37 PM EST2017-03-03 03:37:37 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The 2017 Little Rock Marathon is set for this weekend, with nearly 12,000 athletes and 40,000 people expected to attend. 

    The 2017 Little Rock Marathon is set for this weekend, with nearly 12,000 athletes and 40,000 people expected to attend. 

  • Region 8 News Investigation: Dicamba Dilemma

    Region 8 News Investigation: Dicamba Dilemma

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 10:23 PM EST2017-03-02 03:23:54 GMT
    Bader Farms peaches (Source: Daily Dunklin Democrat)Bader Farms peaches (Source: Daily Dunklin Democrat)

    For countless farm families across Region 8, the farm is an integral part of their daily lives. In years past, a successful yield was mostly dependent on Mother Nature. Floods, droughts, and everything in between have affected the outcome of a harvest in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. In recent years, the ability to turn a profit has become even more difficult for some, due to an herbicide that kills broad-leaf weeds, known as dicamba. 

    For countless farm families across Region 8, the farm is an integral part of their daily lives. In years past, a successful yield was mostly dependent on Mother Nature. Floods, droughts, and everything in between have affected the outcome of a harvest in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. In recent years, the ability to turn a profit has become even more difficult for some, due to an herbicide that kills broad-leaf weeds, known as dicamba. 

  • Alzheimer's caregivers, support group hold first meeting

    Alzheimer's caregivers, support group hold first meeting

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 9:18 PM EST2017-02-22 02:18:59 GMT
    Tuesday, February 21 2017 9:30 PM EST2017-02-22 02:30:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    One support group, the UAMS Center on Aging Northeast, held their first meeting Tuesday for caregivers, families, and friends for those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

    One support group, the UAMS Center on Aging Northeast, held their first meeting Tuesday for caregivers, families, and friends for those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

  • Police: Suspect robs businesses with long gun, handgun

    Police: Suspect robs businesses with long gun, handgun

    Friday, February 17 2017 12:43 PM EST2017-02-17 17:43:45 GMT
    Saturday, February 18 2017 7:53 PM EST2017-02-19 00:53:05 GMT

    The West Memphis Police Department released more details Saturday of the suspect who is wanted for three armed robberies. 

    The West Memphis Police Department released more details Saturday of the suspect who is wanted for three armed robberies. 

  • Prosecutor: Former minister not sex offender due to "clerical error"

    Prosecutor: Former minister not sex offender due to "clerical error"

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-02-14 21:42:37 GMT
    Tuesday, February 14 2017 10:41 PM EST2017-02-15 03:41:47 GMT
    John Mark Wilson (Source: Brookland Church of Christ)John Mark Wilson (Source: Brookland Church of Christ)

    Second Judicial District Prosecutor Scott Ellington said he has called for a review of a court order of John Mark Wilson, a former Brookland minister, who has not registered as a sex offender despite his guilty plea on child porn charges.

    Second Judicial District Prosecutor Scott Ellington said he has called for a review of a court order of John Mark Wilson, a former Brookland minister, who has not registered as a sex offender despite his guilty plea on child porn charges.

  • Drugs, paraphernalia, tattoo gun found in Reyno home

    Drugs, paraphernalia, tattoo gun found in Reyno home

    Thursday, February 9 2017 7:01 PM EST2017-02-10 00:01:47 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Authorities in Randolph County issued a bench warrant for a woman after a search of her home in Reyno and uncovered drugs, drug paraphernalia, and a tattoo gun.

    Authorities in Randolph County issued a bench warrant for a woman after a search of her home in Reyno and uncovered drugs, drug paraphernalia, and a tattoo gun.

  • Lightning hits gas line near Jonesboro home

    Lightning hits gas line near Jonesboro home

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 6:10 AM EST2017-02-07 11:10:51 GMT
    Tuesday, February 7 2017 6:16 AM EST2017-02-07 11:16:52 GMT
    (Source: Craig Rickert, Region 8 News)(Source: Craig Rickert, Region 8 News)

    According to firefighters on the scene, lightning struck near a home just off Forrest Hill Road early Tuesday morning.

    According to firefighters on the scene, lightning struck near a home just off Forrest Hill Road early Tuesday morning.

  • Mumps on Greene Co. school's radar

    Mumps on Greene Co. school's radar

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 7:54 PM EST2017-02-01 00:54:22 GMT
    Tuesday, January 31 2017 8:03 PM EST2017-02-01 01:03:13 GMT
    Shelly Risinger, LPN (Source: KAIT)Shelly Risinger, LPN (Source: KAIT)

    The mumps virus is on the Marmaduke Elementary nurses’ radar.

    The mumps virus is on the Marmaduke Elementary nurses’ radar.

  • breaking

    Attorney: Excessive force lawsuit settled for $35K

    Attorney: Excessive force lawsuit settled for $35K

    Friday, January 27 2017 2:46 PM EST2017-01-27 19:46:12 GMT
    Friday, January 27 2017 6:29 PM EST2017-01-27 23:29:48 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    An attorney has confirmed a settlement was reached in a case where a man claimed excessive force of a police officer.

    An attorney has confirmed a settlement was reached in a case where a man claimed excessive force of a police officer.

  • New deadline set for fire department grant

    New deadline set for fire department grant

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-01-25 03:07:37 GMT
    Wednesday, January 25 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-01-26 03:01:50 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The deadline has been moved up this year regarding applications for the Act 833 Fire Grant Program.

    The deadline has been moved up this year regarding applications for the Act 833 Fire Grant Program.

  • January Teacher of the Month: Jonathan Piker

    January Teacher of the Month: Jonathan Piker

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 11:14 AM EST2017-01-25 16:14:12 GMT
    Wednesday, January 25 2017 2:18 PM EST2017-01-25 19:18:51 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Jonathon Piker, a Jackson County native, was selected as our January Teacher of the Month.

    Jonathon Piker, a Jackson County native, was selected as our January Teacher of the Month.

  • Delta Awards nominees announced

    Delta Awards nominees announced

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 3:04 PM EST2017-01-24 20:04:25 GMT
    Tuesday, January 24 2017 4:26 PM EST2017-01-24 21:26:59 GMT
    (Source: Arkansas State University)(Source: Arkansas State University)

    Several Region 8 businesses and events will be honored for promoting tourism in Eastern Arkansas

    Several Region 8 businesses and events will be honored for promoting tourism in Eastern Arkansas

  • Melba to play Christmas classics on the big screen

    Melba to play Christmas classics on the big screen

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 6:13 PM EST2016-11-29 23:13:56 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:08 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Tuesday afternoon, the Melba Theater kicked off their Very Melba Christmas event with the movie Elf.

    Tuesday afternoon, the Melba Theater kicked off their Very Melba Christmas event with the movie Elf.

  • Sharp County Judge candidates discuss plans if elected

    Sharp County Judge candidates discuss plans if elected

    Monday, November 28 2016 6:06 PM EST2016-11-28 23:06:22 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:08 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Early voting for runoff elections ended Monday afternoon and one county said they did not have many people turn up to vote.

    Early voting for runoff elections ended Monday afternoon and one county said they did not have many people turn up to vote.

  • Gateway CASA in need of volunteers

    Gateway CASA in need of volunteers

    Wednesday, November 23 2016 5:25 PM EST2016-11-23 22:25:55 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:07 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Gateway CASA in four counties in Region 8 needs volunteers to help the children they serve.

    Gateway CASA in four counties in Region 8 needs volunteers to help the children they serve.

  • Walnut Ridge unregistered dog attacks dog next door

    Walnut Ridge unregistered dog attacks dog next door

    Thursday, November 17 2016 4:59 PM EST2016-11-17 21:59:31 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:07 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp said the city is having a problem will citizens not registering their dogs after an unregistered dog attacked another dog Wednesday night.

    Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp said the city is having a problem will citizens not registering their dogs after an unregistered dog attacked another dog Wednesday night.

  • Governor plans to implement medical marijuana "the best way that we can"

    Governor plans to implement medical marijuana "the best way that we can"

    Thursday, November 10 2016 6:04 PM EST2016-11-10 23:04:09 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    While speaking at the annual Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Banquet, Governor Asa Hutchinson told Region 8 News what the state is doing to prepare for medical marijuana in Arkansas.

    While speaking at the annual Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Banquet, Governor Asa Hutchinson told Region 8 News what the state is doing to prepare for medical marijuana in Arkansas.

  • Gov. Hutchinson: Issue 3 good for local government

    Gov. Hutchinson: Issue 3 good for local government

    Thursday, November 10 2016 6:09 PM EST2016-11-10 23:09:19 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Voters approved Issue 3 on Tuesday night’s ballot, which removes restrictions on the amount of bonds the state can issue.

    Voters approved Issue 3 on Tuesday night’s ballot, which removes restrictions on the amount of bonds the state can issue.

  • Sheriff says Pray the Vote event will go on despite lawsuit threat

    Sheriff says Pray the Vote event will go on despite lawsuit threat

    Monday, October 31 2016 4:59 PM EDT2016-10-31 20:59:57 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    After receiving a letter threatening to sue, Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts said Monday that the prayer event will continue. 

    After receiving a letter threatening to sue, Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts said Monday that the prayer event will continue. 

  • Emergency school locks put to the test

    Emergency school locks put to the test

    Thursday, October 27 2016 2:56 PM EDT2016-10-27 18:56:30 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    More and more schools around Region 8 have invested their money and faith in a product made right here in Arkansas to protect students in case of an emergency.

    More and more schools around Region 8 have invested their money and faith in a product made right here in Arkansas to protect students in case of an emergency.

  • More details released in Independence Co. shooting

    More details released in Independence Co. shooting

    Monday, September 12 2016 1:05 PM EDT2016-09-12 17:05:38 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:02 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery released new details in the shooting investigation that led to the arrest of a Cord man.

    Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery released new details in the shooting investigation that led to the arrest of a Cord man.

  • Craighead County sheriff hopes to build relationships through toy drive

    Craighead County sheriff hopes to build relationships through toy drive

    Saturday, December 12 2015 7:03 PM EST2015-12-13 00:03:11 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:13 PM EST2017-01-23 20:13:45 GMT
    The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department worked to raise toys for kids in the county this Christmas.

    The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department worked to raise toys for kids in the county this Christmas.

  • Pro-Life group marches at Arkansas capitol

    Pro-Life group marches at Arkansas capitol

    Monday, January 23 2017 6:41 AM EST2017-01-23 11:41:32 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 6:58 AM EST2017-01-23 11:58:43 GMT
    Hundreds stood on the Arkansas Capitol steps for a pro-life rally (Source: KARK)Hundreds stood on the Arkansas Capitol steps for a pro-life rally (Source: KARK)

     The 30th March for Life event brought hundreds of people to the Arkansas State Capitol in downtown Little Rock.

     The 30th March for Life event brought hundreds of people to the Arkansas State Capitol in downtown Little Rock.

  • City of Jonesboro fires IT director; employee files appeal

    City of Jonesboro fires IT director; employee files appeal

    Thursday, January 19 2017 2:31 PM EST2017-01-19 19:31:24 GMT
    Erick Woodruff (Source: KAIT)Erick Woodruff (Source: KAIT)

    According to Director of Communications for the City of Jonesboro Bill Campbell, Erick Woodruff was terminated from his position on Jan. 9.  The reason for the firing was not given to Region 8 News.  

    According to Director of Communications for the City of Jonesboro Bill Campbell, Erick Woodruff was terminated from his position on Jan. 9.  The reason for the firing was not given to Region 8 News.  

  • Four arrested after search turns up drugs, firearms

    Four arrested after search turns up drugs, firearms

    Friday, January 13 2017 6:57 PM EST2017-01-13 23:57:14 GMT
    Friday, January 13 2017 10:47 PM EST2017-01-14 03:47:45 GMT
    (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)(Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

    Greene Co. deputies arrested four individuals after a traffic stop and vehicle search turned up marijuana, methamphetamine, pills, and firearms.

    Greene Co. deputies arrested four individuals after a traffic stop and vehicle search turned up marijuana, methamphetamine, pills, and firearms.

  • BREAKING

    Arkansas State hires new Study Abroad programs director

    Arkansas State hires new Study Abroad programs director

    Friday, January 13 2017 4:35 PM EST2017-01-13 21:35:14 GMT
    Friday, January 13 2017 5:05 PM EST2017-01-13 22:05:50 GMT
    Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)

    Arkansas State University announced their new Study Abroad Programs Director Friday.

    Arkansas State University announced their new Study Abroad Programs Director Friday.

  • New lodging tax to help form A&P Commission

    New lodging tax to help form A&P Commission

    Wednesday, January 11 2017 4:56 PM EST2017-01-11 21:56:01 GMT
    Wednesday, January 11 2017 9:35 PM EST2017-01-12 02:35:33 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Batesville city leaders hope a new tax will help promote tourism in the area.

    Batesville city leaders hope a new tax will help promote tourism in the area.

  • Power line, tree knocked down during windy morning

    Power line, tree knocked down during windy morning

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 7:15 AM EST2017-01-10 12:15:05 GMT
    Tuesday, January 10 2017 7:42 AM EST2017-01-10 12:42:05 GMT

    Crews are working to repair a downed power line in Jonesboro.

    Crews are working to repair a downed power line in Jonesboro.

  • Firefighter helps man on frigid day

    Firefighter helps man on frigid day

    Friday, January 6 2017 10:12 PM EST2017-01-07 03:12:57 GMT
    Friday, January 6 2017 10:26 PM EST2017-01-07 03:26:26 GMT
    (Source: West Memphis Fire Department via Facebook)(Source: West Memphis Fire Department via Facebook)

    A member of the West Memphis Fire Department was caught in a good deed Friday.

    A member of the West Memphis Fire Department was caught in a good deed Friday.

  • TB&P: American Silica begins shipping sand

    TB&P: American Silica begins shipping sand

    Thursday, January 5 2017 7:05 PM EST2017-01-06 00:05:47 GMT
    Thursday, January 5 2017 9:39 PM EST2017-01-06 02:39:52 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    The first shipment of sand left a Lawrence County quarry this week with plans for more in the future, company officials said.

    The first shipment of sand left a Lawrence County quarry this week with plans for more in the future, company officials said.

  • BREAKING

    JPD: Driver involved in fatal crash had BAC of .19, charges expected

    JPD: Driver involved in fatal crash had BAC of .19, charges expected

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 2:35 PM EST2017-01-03 19:35:47 GMT
    Tuesday, January 3 2017 2:52 PM EST2017-01-03 19:52:15 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Jonesboro police say a man involved in a fatal crash had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit.

    Jonesboro police say a man involved in a fatal crash had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit.

  • New restaurant coming to E. Highland Dr.

    New restaurant coming to E. Highland Dr.

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 9:45 AM EST2017-01-03 14:45:34 GMT
    Tuesday, January 3 2017 11:27 AM EST2017-01-03 16:27:53 GMT

    A new restaurant is coming to E. Highland Dr. in Jonesboro.

    A new restaurant is coming to E. Highland Dr. in Jonesboro.

  • December Teacher of the Month: Shelly Jones

    December Teacher of the Month: Shelly Jones

    Wednesday, December 28 2016 10:53 AM EST2016-12-28 15:53:32 GMT
    Wednesday, December 28 2016 1:41 PM EST2016-12-28 18:41:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Brookland Elementary School teacher Shelly Jones was selected as our December Teacher of the Month.

    Brookland Elementary School teacher Shelly Jones was selected as our December Teacher of the Month.

  • Juvenile injured after falling through school roof

    Juvenile injured after falling through school roof

    Friday, December 23 2016 9:27 AM EST2016-12-23 14:27:01 GMT
    Friday, December 23 2016 11:57 AM EST2016-12-23 16:57:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Kennett police say two juveniles who got onto the roof of a school building were spending the night together when they decided to go to a convenience store before climbing an awning.

    Kennett police say two juveniles who got onto the roof of a school building were spending the night together when they decided to go to a convenience store before climbing an awning.

  • Deputies search for robbery suspects

    Deputies search for robbery suspects

    Friday, December 16 2016 6:10 PM EST2016-12-16 23:10:12 GMT
    Friday, December 16 2016 9:04 PM EST2016-12-17 02:04:11 GMT
    (Source: White Co. Sheriff's Dept. Facebook Page)(Source: White Co. Sheriff's Dept. Facebook Page)

    White County deputies are currently searching for two suspects in a robbery that occurred Friday.

    White County deputies are currently searching for two suspects in a robbery that occurred Friday.

  • JPD: Suspect stole items from burned out apartment

    JPD: Suspect stole items from burned out apartment

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 4:51 PM EST2016-12-13 21:51:56 GMT
    Tuesday, December 13 2016 5:36 PM EST2016-12-13 22:36:51 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Local authorities said Tuesday they are looking for an economical thief who took the simple, bare necessities of life - a television, a mattress and some food. 

    Local authorities said Tuesday they are looking for an economical thief who took the simple, bare necessities of life - a television, a mattress and some food. 

  • Christmas emporium serves needy families

    Christmas emporium serves needy families

    Saturday, December 10 2016 5:13 PM EST2016-12-10 22:13:10 GMT
    Sunday, December 11 2016 1:16 AM EST2016-12-11 06:16:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    For the third year in a row, the First United Methodist Church held their Christmas Emporium where many needy families throughout Jonesboro had a chance to shop at the event to make Christmas possible for their children.

    For the third year in a row, the First United Methodist Church held their Christmas Emporium where many needy families throughout Jonesboro had a chance to shop at the event to make Christmas possible for their children.

  • Westside coach resigns amid allegations of pre-game doping

    Westside coach resigns amid allegations of pre-game doping

    Tuesday, December 6 2016 4:57 PM EST2016-12-06 21:57:48 GMT
    Tuesday, December 6 2016 9:00 PM EST2016-12-07 02:00:35 GMT
    Deborah "Debbie" Clark (Source: Westside School District)Deborah "Debbie" Clark (Source: Westside School District)

    A Westside volleyball coach resigned suddenly last week after school administrators accused her of giving a performance enhancing drug to her players.

    A Westside volleyball coach resigned suddenly last week after school administrators accused her of giving a performance enhancing drug to her players.

  • Woman arrested in connection with break-ins, authorities say

    Woman arrested in connection with break-ins, authorities say

    Tuesday, December 6 2016 5:11 PM EST2016-12-06 22:11:51 GMT
    Tuesday, December 6 2016 7:30 PM EST2016-12-07 00:30:16 GMT
    Rebecca Rene BryniarskiRebecca Rene Bryniarski

    A case involving a stolen 5,000-pound winch has apparently broken with the arrest of a woman, Baxter County authorities said Tuesday. 

    A case involving a stolen 5,000-pound winch has apparently broken with the arrest of a woman, Baxter County authorities said Tuesday. 

  • Man arrested, charged in Cartwright shooting

    Man arrested, charged in Cartwright shooting

    Monday, December 5 2016 4:27 PM EST2016-12-05 21:27:59 GMT
    Tuesday, December 6 2016 8:07 AM EST2016-12-06 13:07:57 GMT
    Dontarius L Garrett (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Dontarius L Garrett (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A judge found probable cause Monday to charge a Jonesboro man accused of shooting another man in the leg.

    A judge found probable cause Monday to charge a Jonesboro man accused of shooting another man in the leg.

  • Red Cross urges blood donation as 'perfect gift'

    Red Cross urges blood donation as 'perfect gift'

    Monday, December 5 2016 3:12 PM EST2016-12-05 20:12:57 GMT
    Monday, December 5 2016 3:17 PM EST2016-12-05 20:17:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the American Red Cross says the perfect gift this holiday season could save lives.

    It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the American Red Cross says the perfect gift this holiday season could save lives.

  • Family wants justice after 4-year-old's murder

    Family wants justice after 4-year-old's murder

    Thursday, December 1 2016 8:40 AM EST2016-12-01 13:40:18 GMT
    Thursday, December 1 2016 9:49 AM EST2016-12-01 14:49:21 GMT
    Skylar Shellstrom (Source: KARK)Skylar Shellstrom (Source: KARK)

    The family of a Stone County girl wants justice after her death was determined to be murder.

    The family of a Stone County girl wants justice after her death was determined to be murder.

  • Armed robber takes register, police investigating

    Armed robber takes register, police investigating

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 2:37 PM EST2016-11-29 19:37:14 GMT
    Tuesday, November 29 2016 5:20 PM EST2016-11-29 22:20:28 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Police are investigating an armed robbery where a suspect took the cash register with him. A shot was fired in the incident, but it wasn't from the suspect.

    Police are investigating an armed robbery where a suspect took the cash register with him. A shot was fired in the incident, but it wasn't from the suspect.

  • Leftovers with a twist: Turkey Tortilla Soup

    Leftovers with a twist: Turkey Tortilla Soup

    Monday, November 28 2016 9:36 AM EST2016-11-28 14:36:54 GMT
    Monday, November 28 2016 11:39 AM EST2016-11-28 16:39:02 GMT

    If you're tired of eating another turkey sandwich from Thanksgiving leftovers, spice up the bird with this soup recipe.

    If you're tired of eating another turkey sandwich from Thanksgiving leftovers, spice up the bird with this soup recipe.

  • Day of giving nears as Black Friday wraps up

    Day of giving nears as Black Friday wraps up

    Friday, November 25 2016 6:18 PM EST2016-11-25 23:18:32 GMT
    Friday, November 25 2016 6:30 PM EST2016-11-25 23:30:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT) Jada Hicks, Tywon Taylor(Source: KAIT) Jada Hicks, Tywon Taylor

    Black Friday is almost over but another big holiday event starts next week.

    Black Friday is almost over but another big holiday event starts next week.

  • Foster care system overwhelmed, children aging out

    Foster care system overwhelmed, children aging out

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 8:10 AM EST2016-11-22 13:10:09 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    In the United States, there are tens of thousands of children waiting to be adopted. In Arkansas alone, 1,414 children are waiting for a forever home according to charity organization Together We Rise. However, when it comes to children needing a temporary foster home, the number more than triples.

    In the United States, there are tens of thousands of children waiting to be adopted. In Arkansas alone, 1,414 children are waiting for a forever home according to charity organization Together We Rise. However, when it comes to children needing a temporary foster home, the number more than triples.

  • Maynard woman pleads guilty to murdering ex-husband

    Maynard woman pleads guilty to murdering ex-husband

    Monday, November 21 2016 12:25 PM EST2016-11-21 17:25:48 GMT
    Monday, November 21 2016 1:52 PM EST2016-11-21 18:52:10 GMT
    Kathy Hart (Source: Randolph County Sheriff's Dept.)Kathy Hart (Source: Randolph County Sheriff's Dept.)

    A Randolph County woman will spend the next three decades in jail after a prosecuting attorney says she pled guilty to murder.

    A Randolph County woman will spend the next three decades in jail after a prosecuting attorney says she pled guilty to murder.

  • Health inspections: Nov. 18

    Health inspections: Nov. 18

    Friday, November 18 2016 4:14 PM EST2016-11-18 21:14:45 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    During the week ending Friday, Nov. 18, Craighead County health inspectors filed the following reports:

    During the week ending Friday, Nov. 18, Craighead County health inspectors filed the following reports:

  • AGFC to allow harvest of feral hogs

    AGFC to allow harvest of feral hogs

    Thursday, November 17 2016 8:20 PM EST2016-11-18 01:20:45 GMT
    Thursday, November 17 2016 9:30 PM EST2016-11-18 02:30:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    New regulations were approved Thursday by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission that will allow the harvest of feral hogs during deer, elk and bear seasons.

    New regulations were approved Thursday by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission that will allow the harvest of feral hogs during deer, elk and bear seasons.

  • Santa to get help from his biker friends

    Santa to get help from his biker friends

    Monday, November 14 2016 5:48 PM EST2016-11-14 22:48:30 GMT
    Thursday, November 17 2016 8:20 PM EST2016-11-18 01:20:02 GMT
    Bikers lined the roadway in last year's toy run. (Source: Pam Foreman Photography)Bikers lined the roadway in last year's toy run. (Source: Pam Foreman Photography)

    Santa travels by sleigh in December. But, for 32 years now, he has climbed on a Harley for a spin around Jonesboro, as part of the Association Motorcycle Club and A.B.A.T.E. District 2 Toy Run.

    Santa travels by sleigh in December. But, for 32 years now, he has climbed on a Harley for a spin around Jonesboro, as part of the Association Motorcycle Club and A.B.A.T.E. District 2 Toy Run.

  • Region 8 Counselor to dine at White House

    Region 8 Counselor to dine at White House

    Thursday, November 17 2016 6:38 PM EST2016-11-17 23:38:10 GMT
    Thursday, November 17 2016 8:16 PM EST2016-11-18 01:16:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Brookland High School Counselor will soon be a guest of the First Lady.

    A Brookland High School Counselor will soon be a guest of the First Lady.

  • Driver flown to hospital after rollover accident

    Driver flown to hospital after rollover accident

    Thursday, November 17 2016 8:14 AM EST2016-11-17 13:14:11 GMT
    Thursday, November 17 2016 9:43 AM EST2016-11-17 14:43:42 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Greene County Sheriff's Department is working accident where one vehicle rolled over entrapping the driver.

    The Greene County Sheriff's Department is working accident where one vehicle rolled over entrapping the driver.

  • ABC grants permit in Randolph County

    ABC grants permit in Randolph County

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 5:22 PM EST2016-11-16 22:22:53 GMT
    Wednesday, November 16 2016 6:47 PM EST2016-11-16 23:47:31 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A Randolph County restaurant received a private club permit Wednesday after an objection by law enforcement earlier this year. 

    A Randolph County restaurant received a private club permit Wednesday after an objection by law enforcement earlier this year. 

  • Weather satellite to be a 'game changer', officials say

    Weather satellite to be a 'game changer', officials say

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 5:59 PM EST2016-11-16 22:59:28 GMT
    Wednesday, November 16 2016 6:09 PM EST2016-11-16 23:09:33 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A new weather satellite that will launch Saturday afternoon will be able to scan twice as quickly over small areas, helping to forecast storms much quicker, officials said Wednesday. 

    A new weather satellite that will launch Saturday afternoon will be able to scan twice as quickly over small areas, helping to forecast storms much quicker, officials said Wednesday. 

  • Highway department charging construction company on overdue project

    Highway department charging construction company on overdue project

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 11:52 PM EST2016-11-16 04:52:48 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has charged a Region 8 construction company more than $5,000 in liquidated damages for an overdue project. 

    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has charged a Region 8 construction company more than $5,000 in liquidated damages for an overdue project. 

  • Mumps cases double to 1,230

    Mumps cases double to 1,230

    Monday, November 14 2016 9:50 PM EST2016-11-15 02:50:53 GMT
    Tuesday, November 15 2016 12:39 PM EST2016-11-15 17:39:04 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    The number of mumps outbreaks has risen dramatically across the state in the past several weeks.

    The number of mumps outbreaks has risen dramatically across the state in the past several weeks.

  • Community's safety concerns addressed following inmate's escape

    Community's safety concerns addressed following inmate's escape

    Monday, November 14 2016 6:28 PM EST2016-11-14 23:28:23 GMT
    Tuesday, November 15 2016 12:03 PM EST2016-11-15 17:03:14 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Mississippi County Work Release Center addressed the community's concerns of the public's safety after an inmate escaped a work-release site. 

    The Mississippi County Work Release Center addressed the community's concerns of the public's safety after an inmate escaped a work-release site. 

  • Newport group hosts "Koatz for Kidz"

    Newport group hosts "Koatz for Kidz"

    Monday, November 14 2016 6:07 PM EST2016-11-14 23:07:20 GMT
    Tuesday, November 15 2016 10:16 AM EST2016-11-15 15:16:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A group of churches and businesses in Newport are working to provide each student in need with a coat.  

    A group of churches and businesses in Newport are working to provide each student in need with a coat.  

  • Auditor gives 'fair' rating to Ripley Co. government

    Auditor gives 'fair' rating to Ripley Co. government

    Monday, November 14 2016 2:19 PM EST2016-11-14 19:19:33 GMT
    Monday, November 14 2016 11:41 PM EST2016-11-15 04:41:19 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A southeast Missouri county government has room to improve after being audited by the state.

    A southeast Missouri county government has room to improve after being audited by the state.

  • KASU to present Bluegrass Christmas concert

    KASU to present Bluegrass Christmas concert

    Monday, November 14 2016 1:19 PM EST2016-11-14 18:19:27 GMT
    Monday, November 14 2016 11:39 PM EST2016-11-15 04:39:30 GMT
    The Bluegrass Martins: (left to right), Anne Martin, Dale Martin, Larita Martin, Lee Martin, Janice Martin, Jeana Martin-Faris. (Source: KASU)The Bluegrass Martins: (left to right), Anne Martin, Dale Martin, Larita Martin, Lee Martin, Janice Martin, Jeana Martin-Faris. (Source: KASU)

    While Elvis Presley may have had a “Blue Christmas,” KASU and the Collins Theatre in Paragould will host a “Bluegrass Christmas.”

    While Elvis Presley may have had a “Blue Christmas,” KASU and the Collins Theatre in Paragould will host a “Bluegrass Christmas.”

  • To craft or to buy? The cost of pinning

    To craft or to buy? The cost of pinning

    Monday, November 7 2016 11:25 AM EST2016-11-07 16:25:03 GMT
    Monday, November 7 2016 12:22 PM EST2016-11-07 17:22:25 GMT
    (Source:KAIT)(Source:KAIT)

    DIY projects are booming with the help of popular social media apps like Pinterest.

    DIY projects are booming with the help of popular social media apps like Pinterest.

  • Commerce Drive Bypass proposed

    Commerce Drive Bypass proposed

    Thursday, November 10 2016 5:37 PM EST2016-11-10 22:37:18 GMT
    Thursday, November 10 2016 5:58 PM EST2016-11-10 22:58:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Citizens of Jonesboro may be able to eventually travel a new route as the State Highway and Transportation Department has proposed a new bypass on Commerce Drive.

    Citizens of Jonesboro may be able to eventually travel a new route as the State Highway and Transportation Department has proposed a new bypass on Commerce Drive.

  • Burn bans increase in Arkansas

    Burn bans increase in Arkansas

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 10:52 PM EST2016-11-10 03:52:01 GMT
    Wednesday, November 9 2016 11:24 PM EST2016-11-10 04:24:56 GMT
    (Source: Arkansas Forestry Commission)(Source: Arkansas Forestry Commission)

    More counties continue to come under burn bans as dry weather persists across Arkansas.

    More counties continue to come under burn bans as dry weather persists across Arkansas.

  • University of Arkansas to host social issues events

    University of Arkansas to host social issues events

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 7:52 PM EST2016-11-10 00:52:18 GMT
    Wednesday, November 9 2016 9:16 PM EST2016-11-10 02:16:04 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The chancellor of the University of Arkansas says the school is developing an educational series on social issues for the campus as a result of six women's basketball players who recently kneeled during the nation anthem.
        

    The chancellor of the University of Arkansas says the school is developing an educational series on social issues for the campus as a result of six women's basketball players who recently kneeled during the nation anthem.
        

  • Nettleton JHS selects Clinton

    Nettleton JHS selects Clinton

    Tuesday, November 8 2016 5:10 PM EST2016-11-08 22:10:03 GMT
    Tuesday, November 8 2016 5:22 PM EST2016-11-08 22:22:26 GMT
    (Source: Nettleton Junior High School)(Source: Nettleton Junior High School)

    While people over the age of 18 went to the polls to cast ballots for president Tuesday, students at Nettleton Junior High School also cast their ballots.

    While people over the age of 18 went to the polls to cast ballots for president Tuesday, students at Nettleton Junior High School also cast their ballots.

  • BREAKING

    NEW DETAILS: JPD officer investigated for possessing child porn

    NEW DETAILS: JPD officer investigated for possessing child porn

    Friday, November 4 2016 4:59 PM EDT2016-11-04 20:59:59 GMT
    Friday, November 4 2016 5:21 PM EDT2016-11-04 21:21:16 GMT
    Adam Shipman (Source: Facebook)Adam Shipman (Source: Facebook)

    Jonesboro police have released more information regarding allegations that former officer Adam Shipman uploaded child pornography to the cloud.

    Jonesboro police have released more information regarding allegations that former officer Adam Shipman uploaded child pornography to the cloud.

  • Investigation into former Jonesboro officer complete

    Investigation into former Jonesboro officer complete

    Thursday, November 3 2016 10:32 PM EDT2016-11-04 02:32:06 GMT
    Thursday, November 3 2016 10:36 PM EDT2016-11-04 02:36:29 GMT
    Adam Shipman (Source: Facebook)Adam Shipman (Source: Facebook)

    The criminal investigation involving a former Jonesboro police officer has been turned over to the prosecuting attorney’s office.

    The criminal investigation involving a former Jonesboro police officer has been turned over to the prosecuting attorney’s office.

  • Sunday is shaping up to be “Souper”

    Sunday is shaping up to be “Souper”

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 7:51 PM EDT2016-11-02 23:51:28 GMT
    Thursday, November 3 2016 1:26 PM EDT2016-11-03 17:26:01 GMT
    Natalie Fleeman and Micheal Sullivan promote Souper Sunday on Mid-Day. (Source: KAIT-TV)Natalie Fleeman and Micheal Sullivan promote Souper Sunday on Mid-Day. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Annual event in Jonesboro to fill stomachs and warm hearts; local families get first chance to own a home

    Annual event in Jonesboro to fill stomachs and warm hearts; local families get first chance to own a home

  • State House candidates turn in reports as campaign battles on

    State House candidates turn in reports as campaign battles on

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 5:27 PM EDT2016-11-02 21:27:43 GMT
    Wednesday, November 2 2016 5:46 PM EDT2016-11-02 21:46:40 GMT

    As the 2016 campaign moves to a close, several state legislative candidates turned in their pre-election reports this week as they continue to campaign in two battleground districts.

    As the 2016 campaign moves to a close, several state legislative candidates turned in their pre-election reports this week as they continue to campaign in two battleground districts.

  • Prosecutor explains kidnapping charges against 'father' of twins

    Prosecutor explains kidnapping charges against 'father' of twins

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 3:13 PM EDT2016-11-02 19:13:34 GMT
    Wednesday, November 2 2016 5:20 PM EDT2016-11-02 21:20:15 GMT

    A local prosecutor is clarifying the reasoning behind kidnapping charges against a man claiming to be the father of twins.

    A local prosecutor is clarifying the reasoning behind kidnapping charges against a man claiming to be the father of twins.

  • UPDATE: Vandergriff will not answer questions, JCSD says

    UPDATE: Vandergriff will not answer questions, JCSD says

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 11:29 AM EDT2016-10-25 15:29:41 GMT
    Tuesday, November 1 2016 10:10 PM EDT2016-11-02 02:10:30 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A man being investigated for allegations of sexual assault, has said he has been advised by his attorneys to not answer questions involving the case, Jackson County authorities said Tuesday.

    A man being investigated for allegations of sexual assault, has said he has been advised by his attorneys to not answer questions involving the case, Jackson County authorities said Tuesday.

  • When to take away the keys: a Region 8 News special report

    When to take away the keys: a Region 8 News special report

    Sunday, October 30 2016 11:09 PM EDT2016-10-31 03:09:12 GMT
    Monday, October 31 2016 3:12 PM EDT2016-10-31 19:12:29 GMT
    Lois Linn enjoys a morning trek outside with her daughter, Ina Brown. (Source: KAIT-TV)Lois Linn enjoys a morning trek outside with her daughter, Ina Brown. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    How to have one of the most important conversations with your aging parents
    How to have one of the most important conversations with your aging parents
  • Leachville residents seek protection with police changes

    Leachville residents seek protection with police changes

    Monday, October 31 2016 6:50 PM EDT2016-10-31 22:50:58 GMT
    Monday, October 31 2016 7:02 PM EDT2016-10-31 23:02:39 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The residents in Leachville have seen at least four police chiefs in the past year or so come and go, while residents hope for protection. 

    The residents in Leachville have seen at least four police chiefs in the past year or so come and go, while residents hope for protection. 

  • Blind man saved from house fire, Carney says

    Blind man saved from house fire, Carney says

    Thursday, October 27 2016 6:35 PM EDT2016-10-27 22:35:39 GMT
    Thursday, October 27 2016 7:32 PM EDT2016-10-27 23:32:12 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Blytheville firefighters worked feverishly Wednesday to help a blind man escape from his home on fire, Blytheville Fire Chief Mike Carney told Region 8 News. 

    Blytheville firefighters worked feverishly Wednesday to help a blind man escape from his home on fire, Blytheville Fire Chief Mike Carney told Region 8 News. 

  • Arkansas State accepting applications for Mexico campus

    Arkansas State accepting applications for Mexico campus

    Thursday, October 27 2016 6:42 PM EDT2016-10-27 22:42:07 GMT
    Thursday, October 27 2016 7:31 PM EDT2016-10-27 23:31:42 GMT
    Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)

    Applications for admission to Arkansas State University’s Campus Querétaro are now being accepted, A-State officials said Wednesday at an event in Querétaro.

    Applications for admission to Arkansas State University’s Campus Querétaro are now being accepted, A-State officials said Wednesday at an event in Querétaro.

  • Don Henley to perform in LR

    Don Henley to perform in LR

    Thursday, October 27 2016 6:53 PM EDT2016-10-27 22:53:33 GMT
    Thursday, October 27 2016 7:30 PM EDT2016-10-27 23:30:39 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A rock legend is having a concert early next year in the Capital city. 

    A rock legend is having a concert early next year in the Capital city. 

  • VIDEO: Arkansas elementary principal strums guitar, sings to welcome students

    VIDEO: Arkansas elementary principal strums guitar, sings to welcome students

    Thursday, October 27 2016 2:26 PM EDT2016-10-27 18:26:16 GMT
    Thursday, October 27 2016 5:50 PM EDT2016-10-27 21:50:53 GMT

    Starting a school day with song is just what a local principal did to the delight of his students.

    Starting a school day with song is just what a local principal did to the delight of his students.

  • Westside shooting victim's headstone vandalized, suspect sought

    Westside shooting victim's headstone vandalized, suspect sought

    Thursday, October 20 2016 4:14 PM EDT2016-10-20 20:14:10 GMT
    Wednesday, October 26 2016 10:35 PM EDT2016-10-27 02:35:25 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating the vandalism of a headstone belonging to one of the victims of the Westside school shooting.

    The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating the vandalism of a headstone belonging to one of the victims of the Westside school shooting.

  • October Teacher of the Month: Teresa McKay

    October Teacher of the Month: Teresa McKay

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 10:57 AM EDT2016-10-26 14:57:19 GMT
    Wednesday, October 26 2016 12:06 PM EDT2016-10-26 16:06:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Theresa McKay, a 5th and 6th grade teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Paragould, was selected as our October Teacher of the Month.

    Theresa McKay, a 5th and 6th grade teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Paragould, was selected as our October Teacher of the Month.

  • ASU board members visiting Mexico campus under construction

    ASU board members visiting Mexico campus under construction

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 10:00 PM EDT2016-10-26 02:00:18 GMT
    Tuesday, October 25 2016 10:05 PM EDT2016-10-26 02:05:20 GMT
    Sports - ASU Red Wolves (White)Sports - ASU Red Wolves (White)

    Two members of the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees, Howard Slinkard and Stacy Crawford, will be part of a small Arkansas State University delegation traveling to Queretaro, Mexico, today through Thursday.
     

    Two members of the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees, Howard Slinkard and Stacy Crawford, will be part of a small Arkansas State University delegation traveling to Queretaro, Mexico, today through Thursday.
     

  • School buys bus through fundraising efforts

    School buys bus through fundraising efforts

    Monday, October 24 2016 10:34 PM EDT2016-10-25 02:34:43 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

     The Imboden Area Charter School was recently able to purchase a new school bus. 

     The Imboden Area Charter School was recently able to purchase a new school bus. 

  • breaking

    Flight makes emergency landing in Little Rock

    Flight makes emergency landing in Little Rock

    Saturday, October 22 2016 7:04 PM EDT2016-10-22 23:04:02 GMT
    Saturday, October 22 2016 9:05 PM EDT2016-10-23 01:05:44 GMT

    An American Airlines flight from Nashville to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock on Saturday.

    An American Airlines flight from Nashville to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock on Saturday.

  • New technology helps detect breast cancer

    New technology helps detect breast cancer

    Friday, October 21 2016 9:25 AM EDT2016-10-21 13:25:01 GMT
    Friday, October 21 2016 9:55 AM EDT2016-10-21 13:55:39 GMT
    (Source: KATV)(Source: KATV)

    A new piece of technology hopes to detect breast cancer when mammography doesn’t.

    A new piece of technology hopes to detect breast cancer when mammography doesn’t.

  • Sen. Burnett outraises challenger in September, also returns campaign cash in District 21

    Sen. Burnett outraises challenger in September, also returns campaign cash in District 21

    Thursday, October 20 2016 3:48 PM EDT2016-10-20 19:48:54 GMT
    Thursday, October 20 2016 3:56 PM EDT2016-10-20 19:56:04 GMT
    David BurnettDavid Burnett

    An incumbent Democratic state senator outraised his Republican opponent during September, according to figures from the Secretary of State's office. 

    An incumbent Democratic state senator outraised his Republican opponent during September, according to figures from the Secretary of State's office. 

  • breaking

    Jonesboro City Council approves pay plans

    Jonesboro City Council approves pay plans

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 7:16 PM EDT2016-10-18 23:16:22 GMT
    Wednesday, October 19 2016 12:39 AM EDT2016-10-19 04:39:21 GMT
    Jonesboro Municipal Center (Source: KAIT)Jonesboro Municipal Center (Source: KAIT)

    The Jonesboro City Council at its meeting Tuesday approved pay plans for firefighters and non-uniform employees for the city. 

    The Jonesboro City Council at its meeting Tuesday approved pay plans for firefighters and non-uniform employees for the city. 

  • 'Large-scale drug trafficking operation' ends with roundup

    'Large-scale drug trafficking operation' ends with roundup

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 5:14 PM EDT2016-10-18 21:14:15 GMT
    Tuesday, October 18 2016 5:38 PM EDT2016-10-18 21:38:09 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Thirteen people face multiple drug and weapons charges following an early morning roundup in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.

    Thirteen people face multiple drug and weapons charges following an early morning roundup in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.

  • Craighead Electric offering reward after power line shot down

    Craighead Electric offering reward after power line shot down

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 2:12 PM EDT2016-10-18 18:12:29 GMT
    Tuesday, October 18 2016 2:18 PM EDT2016-10-18 18:18:16 GMT
    (Source: Craighead Electric Cooperative Corp.)(Source: Craighead Electric Cooperative Corp.)

    This past weekend, someone used a power line for target practice. Now the Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of that shooter.

    This past weekend, someone used a power line for target practice. Now the Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of that shooter.

  • CO2 emissions and severance tax revenue falls

    CO2 emissions and severance tax revenue falls

    Monday, October 17 2016 9:08 PM EDT2016-10-18 01:08:57 GMT
    Tuesday, October 18 2016 9:35 AM EDT2016-10-18 13:35:19 GMT
    (Source: Talk Business & Politics)(Source: Talk Business & Politics)

    Carbon dioxide emissions fell during the first six months of 2016. In a report from Arkansas Talk Business & Politics, emissions totaled 2,530 million metric tons in the first six months. That is at it’s lowest since 1991.

    Carbon dioxide emissions fell during the first six months of 2016. In a report from Arkansas Talk Business & Politics, emissions totaled 2,530 million metric tons in the first six months. That is at it’s lowest since 1991.

  • New Dairy Queen to open in Jonesboro

    New Dairy Queen to open in Jonesboro

    Monday, April 25 2016 5:37 PM EDT2016-04-25 21:37:27 GMT
    Thursday, October 13 2016 12:35 PM EDT2016-10-13 16:35:05 GMT

    The second Dairy Queen Grill & Chill location in Jonesboro will open next week.

    The second Dairy Queen Grill & Chill location in Jonesboro will open next week.

  • breaking

    UPDATE: Resolution released against county clerk

    UPDATE: Resolution released against county clerk

    Monday, September 26 2016 9:10 PM EDT2016-09-27 01:10:31 GMT
    Tuesday, October 11 2016 2:16 PM EDT2016-10-11 18:16:03 GMT
    Garry Meadows prior to commission meeting. (Source: KAIT)Garry Meadows prior to commission meeting. (Source: KAIT)

    Craighead County justices will vote Oct. 10 on a measure to criticize Collector Marsha Phillips over her performance in office, Justice Garry Meadows said Monday night. 

    Craighead County justices will vote Oct. 10 on a measure to criticize Collector Marsha Phillips over her performance in office, Justice Garry Meadows said Monday night. 

  • Hansen selected as Sun Belt player of the week

    Hansen selected as Sun Belt player of the week

    Monday, October 10 2016 12:37 PM EDT2016-10-10 16:37:46 GMT
    Monday, October 10 2016 12:48 PM EDT2016-10-10 16:48:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Sophomore quarterback Justice Hansen has been named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week after he helped Arkansas State rally from a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Georgia Southern 27-26, giving the Red Wolves their first victory this season. 

    Sophomore quarterback Justice Hansen has been named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week after he helped Arkansas State rally from a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Georgia Southern 27-26, giving the Red Wolves their first victory this season. 

  • Puerto Rico Classic moved to Las Vegas due to Zika concerns

    Puerto Rico Classic moved to Las Vegas due to Zika concerns

    Thursday, October 6 2016 12:08 PM EDT2016-10-06 16:08:52 GMT
    Thursday, October 6 2016 5:59 PM EDT2016-10-06 21:59:32 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The 2016 Puerto Rico Classic has been moved from Puerto Rico to Las Vegas, Nevada over concerns of the Zika virus, according to Sports Tours International, the company hosting the tournament.

    The 2016 Puerto Rico Classic has been moved from Puerto Rico to Las Vegas, Nevada over concerns of the Zika virus, according to Sports Tours International, the company hosting the tournament.

  • BREAKING

    Suspects in deadly police chase charged with murder

    Suspects in deadly police chase charged with murder

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 11:35 AM EDT2016-10-04 15:35:31 GMT
    Tuesday, October 4 2016 12:12 PM EDT2016-10-04 16:12:59 GMT

    The two suspects accused of leading authorities on a multi-state chase are now facing several charges, including murder.

    The two suspects accused of leading authorities on a multi-state chase are now facing several charges, including murder.

  • Jonesboro officers named Officer of the Year

    Jonesboro officers named Officer of the Year

    Thursday, September 29 2016 6:51 PM EDT2016-09-29 22:51:00 GMT
    Cpl. Jason Chester, St. Francis Co. Police Chief Jonathan Parks Sr., Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott, Sgt. Trey Dupuy (Source: Jonathan Parks Sr.)Cpl. Jason Chester, St. Francis Co. Police Chief Jonathan Parks Sr., Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott, Sgt. Trey Dupuy (Source: Jonathan Parks Sr.)

    Two Jonesboro police officers were named Officer of the Year at the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police banquet this week.

    Two Jonesboro police officers were named Officer of the Year at the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police banquet this week.

  • Police catch wanted suspect in Jonesboro shooting

    Police catch wanted suspect in Jonesboro shooting

    Thursday, September 29 2016 6:31 PM EDT2016-09-29 22:31:22 GMT
    Thomas Lee Razor III (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)Thomas Lee Razor III (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)

    Police have arrested a wanted shooting suspect. 

    Police have arrested a wanted shooting suspect. 

  • Sen. Burnett files amended campaign finance report

    Sen. Burnett files amended campaign finance report

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 5:48 PM EDT2016-09-28 21:48:13 GMT
    Wednesday, September 28 2016 8:49 PM EDT2016-09-29 00:49:55 GMT
    David BurnettDavid Burnett

    An incumbent state Senator has submitted an amended campaign finance report in light of questions and a possible ethics investigation involving an August 2016 report with the Secretary of State's office. 

    An incumbent state Senator has submitted an amended campaign finance report in light of questions and a possible ethics investigation involving an August 2016 report with the Secretary of State's office. 

  • breaking

    Jonesboro Finance Committee approves pay proposals

    Jonesboro Finance Committee approves pay proposals

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 7:45 PM EDT2016-09-27 23:45:33 GMT
    Tuesday, September 27 2016 7:59 PM EDT2016-09-27 23:59:28 GMT
    Jonesboro City Emblem (Source: KAIT)Jonesboro City Emblem (Source: KAIT)

    Just a week after Jonesboro council members approved a pay raise for police officers, the council's finance committee heard two proposals Tuesday afternoon involving firefighters and non-uniformed employees in the city. 

    Just a week after Jonesboro council members approved a pay raise for police officers, the council's finance committee heard two proposals Tuesday afternoon involving firefighters and non-uniformed employees in the city. 

  • BREAKING

    Jonesboro club fined, placed on probation following fight

    Jonesboro club fined, placed on probation following fight

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 11:41 AM EDT2016-09-27 15:41:15 GMT
    Tuesday, September 27 2016 12:44 PM EDT2016-09-27 16:44:21 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Jonesboro nightclub will pay a hefty fine after a large fight in its parking lot ended with a man pulling a weapon on a crowd of people.

    A Jonesboro nightclub will pay a hefty fine after a large fight in its parking lot ended with a man pulling a weapon on a crowd of people.

  • breaking

    911 services restored after fiber optic line was damaged

    911 services restored after fiber optic line was damaged

    Monday, September 26 2016 8:01 PM EDT2016-09-27 00:01:23 GMT
    Tuesday, September 27 2016 7:17 AM EDT2016-09-27 11:17:38 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Damage to a fiber optic line in southeast Missouri made it difficult to use the phone, including calling 911, according Sikeston Department of Public Safety Capt. James McMillen.

    Damage to a fiber optic line in southeast Missouri made it difficult to use the phone, including calling 911, according Sikeston Department of Public Safety Capt. James McMillen.

  • Arkansas senator visits with elementary school students through Skype

    Arkansas senator visits with elementary school students through Skype

    Monday, September 26 2016 5:29 PM EDT2016-09-26 21:29:56 GMT
    Monday, September 26 2016 9:49 PM EDT2016-09-27 01:49:32 GMT
    (Source: U.S. Senate)(Source: U.S. Senate)

    It may be 937 miles from Harrisburg, Arkansas to the nation's capital but students at Harrisburg Elementary had an opportunity to meet with the state's senior Senator.

    It may be 937 miles from Harrisburg, Arkansas to the nation's capital but students at Harrisburg Elementary had an opportunity to meet with the state's senior Senator.

  • Paragould PD responds to accident near GCT

    Paragould PD responds to accident near GCT

    Monday, September 26 2016 4:32 PM EDT2016-09-26 20:32:57 GMT
    Monday, September 26 2016 4:46 PM EDT2016-09-26 20:46:11 GMT

    Paragould police were at the scene of an accident Monday afternoon near Greene County Tech school, a Paragould police dispatcher said. 

    Paragould police were at the scene of an accident Monday afternoon near Greene County Tech school, a Paragould police dispatcher said. 

  • Man arrested after police find 'napalm' in Paragould house

    Man arrested after police find 'napalm' in Paragould house

    Friday, September 23 2016 1:06 PM EDT2016-09-23 17:06:19 GMT
    Friday, September 23 2016 3:39 PM EDT2016-09-23 19:39:34 GMT
    Billy Joe Blevins (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Office)Billy Joe Blevins (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Paragould police arrested a man they say may have made explosives in an effort to “burn city hall.”

    Paragould police arrested a man they say may have made explosives in an effort to “burn city hall.”

  • Honorary survivor encourages community

    Honorary survivor encourages community

    Thursday, September 22 2016 8:00 PM EDT2016-09-23 00:00:00 GMT
    Thursday, September 22 2016 8:32 PM EDT2016-09-23 00:32:02 GMT
    (Source: Candace Cooper)(Source: Candace Cooper)

    The First Honorary Survivor for Jonesboro Race for the Cure is someone well known to many in the community. Brandie Lieblong has battled breast cancer since September of 2015 and with her willingness to fight for a cure and raise awareness, she is Jonesboro's Honorary Survivor for the 2017 Race for the cure.

    The First Honorary Survivor for Jonesboro Race for the Cure is someone well known to many in the community. Brandie Lieblong has battled breast cancer since September of 2015 and with her willingness to fight for a cure and raise awareness, she is Jonesboro's Honorary Survivor for the 2017 Race for the cure.

  • All clear given in Paragould, investigation ongoing

    All clear given in Paragould, investigation ongoing

    Thursday, September 22 2016 4:01 PM EDT2016-09-22 20:01:50 GMT
    Thursday, September 22 2016 7:48 PM EDT2016-09-22 23:48:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Police have given the all-clear in Paragould, where a suspicious device was found. 

    Police have given the all-clear in Paragould, where a suspicious device was found. 

  • City of Newport to install "wayfinding" signs

    City of Newport to install "wayfinding" signs

    Thursday, September 22 2016 6:47 PM EDT2016-09-22 22:47:02 GMT
    Thursday, September 22 2016 7:17 PM EDT2016-09-22 23:17:24 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The City of Newport recently received a grant from Main Street Arkansas which will allow them to install "wayfinding" signs for downtown businesses.

    The City of Newport recently received a grant from Main Street Arkansas which will allow them to install "wayfinding" signs for downtown businesses.

  • CVS, Ultimate Air set to open

    CVS, Ultimate Air set to open

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 10:08 PM EDT2016-09-22 02:08:54 GMT
    Thursday, September 22 2016 12:17 AM EDT2016-09-22 04:17:47 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The month of October will be a busy month for two new area businesses that will open their doors to customers. 

    The month of October will be a busy month for two new area businesses that will open their doors to customers. 

  • Missouri man gets 45 years for burglaries during funerals

    Missouri man gets 45 years for burglaries during funerals

    Monday, September 19 2016 6:28 PM EDT2016-09-19 22:28:47 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A suburban Kansas City, Missouri, man has been ordered to spend 45 years in prison for burglarizing homes while their occupants were attending funerals.

    A suburban Kansas City, Missouri, man has been ordered to spend 45 years in prison for burglarizing homes while their occupants were attending funerals.

  • BREAKING

    Company announces expansion, adding 400 new jobs

    Company announces expansion, adding 400 new jobs

    Monday, September 19 2016 6:26 AM EDT2016-09-19 10:26:55 GMT
    Monday, September 19 2016 11:00 AM EDT2016-09-19 15:00:22 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Intimidator Inc. is expanding its current manufacturing facility in Batesville and building a second facility in the Independence County Industrial Park.

    Intimidator Inc. is expanding its current manufacturing facility in Batesville and building a second facility in the Independence County Industrial Park.

  • BREAKING

    A-State warns of email phishing scheme

    A-State warns of email phishing scheme

    Friday, September 16 2016 1:24 PM EDT2016-09-16 17:24:32 GMT
    Friday, September 16 2016 1:48 PM EDT2016-09-16 17:48:33 GMT

    Arkansas State University has sent a warning to all employees after a reported "email phishing scheme."

    Arkansas State University has sent a warning to all employees after a reported "email phishing scheme."

  • Two thieves at large, residents on high alert

    Two thieves at large, residents on high alert

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 11:38 AM EDT2016-09-14 15:38:57 GMT
    Wednesday, September 14 2016 2:52 PM EDT2016-09-14 18:52:19 GMT
    (Source: Raycom media)(Source: Raycom media)

    Residents living in Half Moon are on high alert while authorities search for two thieves on the loose.

    Residents living in Half Moon are on high alert while authorities search for two thieves on the loose.

  • Boil order lifted in Hoxie

    Boil order lifted in Hoxie

    Monday, September 12 2016 10:02 AM EDT2016-09-12 14:02:09 GMT
    Monday, September 12 2016 11:41 AM EDT2016-09-12 15:41:41 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The boil water order has been lifted in Hoxie.

    The boil water order has been lifted in Hoxie.

  • Encryption apps could help keep your information private

    Encryption apps could help keep your information private

    Thursday, July 14 2016 11:30 AM EDT2016-07-14 15:30:39 GMT
    Wednesday, September 7 2016 4:03 PM EDT2016-09-07 20:03:42 GMT

    Smartphone users are starting to download encryption apps to keep their information safe.

    Smartphone users are starting to download encryption apps to keep their information safe.

  • Bank plans major expansion on Johnson Ave. in Jonesboro

    Bank plans major expansion on Johnson Ave. in Jonesboro

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 10:40 AM EDT2016-09-06 14:40:10 GMT
    Tuesday, September 6 2016 2:33 PM EDT2016-09-06 18:33:36 GMT
    (Source: First National Bank)(Source: First National Bank)

    According to a news release, the 60,000 square-foot facility will be the region’s largest and most unique financial institution and lead office for First National Bank’s Craighead County operation.

    According to a news release, the 60,000 square-foot facility will be the region’s largest and most unique financial institution and lead office for First National Bank’s Craighead County operation.

  • Former pastor pleads guilty to child porn charges

    Former pastor pleads guilty to child porn charges

    Thursday, September 1 2016 5:02 PM EDT2016-09-01 21:02:22 GMT
    Thursday, September 1 2016 9:46 PM EDT2016-09-02 01:46:24 GMT
    John Mark Wilson (Source: Brookland Church of Christ website)John Mark Wilson (Source: Brookland Church of Christ website)

    The former pastor of a Brookland church entered a guilty plea in Craighead County Circuit Court.

    The former pastor of a Brookland church entered a guilty plea in Craighead County Circuit Court.

  • BREAKING

    Bartelt sentenced on charges stemming from December gun on campus incident at A-State

    Bartelt sentenced on charges stemming from December gun on campus incident at A-State

    Friday, August 26 2016 8:29 PM EDT2016-08-27 00:29:04 GMT
    Brad Bartelt (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Brad Bartelt (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    The trial of a man involved in an "active shooter" situation on the campus of Arkansas State University nearly a year ago is underway.

    The trial of a man involved in an "active shooter" situation on the campus of Arkansas State University nearly a year ago is underway.

  • Two new cases of Zika confirmed in AR

    Two new cases of Zika confirmed in AR

    Thursday, August 25 2016 9:35 AM EDT2016-08-25 13:35:15 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed two new cases of the Zika virus in the state.

    The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed two new cases of the Zika virus in the state.

  • Cyclist injured in afternoon crash

    Cyclist injured in afternoon crash

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 6:59 PM EDT2016-08-24 22:59:25 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Jonesboro cyclist was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a crash Wednesday afternoon.

    A Jonesboro cyclist was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a crash Wednesday afternoon.

  • Woman prays over courtroom asking people to "do better"

    Woman prays over courtroom asking people to "do better"

    Thursday, August 18 2016 11:38 PM EDT2016-08-19 03:38:59 GMT

    A Region 8 woman stood up in a courtroom Thursday to give a message to everyone listening.

    A Region 8 woman stood up in a courtroom Thursday to give a message to everyone listening.

  • Police arrest driver involved in hit and run crash

    Police arrest driver involved in hit and run crash

    Tuesday, August 2 2016 8:22 AM EDT2016-08-02 12:22:04 GMT
    Tuesday, August 2 2016 10:05 PM EDT2016-08-03 02:05:04 GMT

    Jonesboro police found the truck involved in a hit and run crash near Craighead Forest Park.

    Jonesboro police found the truck involved in a hit and run crash near Craighead Forest Park.

  • Running project expands to help kids

    Running project expands to help kids

    Thursday, July 28 2016 8:52 PM EDT2016-07-29 00:52:33 GMT
    Thursday, July 28 2016 9:48 PM EDT2016-07-29 01:48:17 GMT

    Project 90 with Gearhead Outfitters expanded to teach kids this year.

    Project 90 with Gearhead Outfitters expanded to teach kids this year.

  • Veterans clinic opens in Jonesboro

    Veterans clinic opens in Jonesboro

    Friday, April 29 2016 7:37 PM EDT2016-04-29 23:37:03 GMT
    Friday, April 29 2016 8:04 PM EDT2016-04-30 00:04:52 GMT

    Veterans in Jonesboro can now get care closer to home.

    Veterans in Jonesboro can now get care closer to home.

  • GRAPHIC: Police cite man who shot dog in the neck

    GRAPHIC: Police cite man who shot dog in the neck

    Monday, June 20 2016 7:33 PM EDT2016-06-20 23:33:43 GMT
    Tuesday, June 28 2016 12:28 PM EDT2016-06-28 16:28:06 GMT

    A dog in Sharp County is recovering after being found with a gunshot wound Saturday.

    A dog in Sharp County is recovering after being found with a gunshot wound Saturday.

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