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  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Paragould Bowling Center will not be open for Winter Leagues

    Paragould Bowling Center will not be open for Winter Leagues

    Thursday, July 14 2016 7:27 AM EDT2016-07-14 11:27:31 GMT
    Monday, August 15 2016 5:20 PM EDT2016-08-15 21:20:58 GMT
    (Source: Drew Smith via Twitter)(Source: Drew Smith via Twitter)

    The Paragould Fire Department is investigating an overnight fire at the Paragould Bowling Center.

    The Paragould Fire Department is investigating an overnight fire at the Paragould Bowling Center.

  • Several domestic reports filed before man set ex-girlfriend on fire

    Several domestic reports filed before man set ex-girlfriend on fire

    Sunday, June 19 2016 6:19 PM EDT2016-06-19 22:19:54 GMT
    Tuesday, June 21 2016 8:37 PM EDT2016-06-22 00:37:32 GMT

    Police charged a man with attempted murder after they say he set fire to his ex-girlfriend.

    Police charged a man with attempted murder after they say he set fire to his ex-girlfriend.

  • Bond set for Clay Co. murder suspect

    Bond set for Clay Co. murder suspect

    Sunday, June 12 2016 6:52 PM EDT2016-06-12 22:52:42 GMT
    Tuesday, June 14 2016 2:11 PM EDT2016-06-14 18:11:09 GMT
    Bryan Curtis (Source: Clay County Jail via Vinelink)Bryan Curtis (Source: Clay County Jail via Vinelink)

    Murder suspect Bryan Curtis appeared in court on Tuesday.

    Murder suspect Bryan Curtis appeared in court on Tuesday.

  • breaking

    Name released of bicyclist killed in crash near KAIT

    Name released of bicyclist killed in crash near KAIT

    Wednesday, June 8 2016 6:32 PM EDT2016-06-08 22:32:22 GMT
    Thursday, June 9 2016 11:32 AM EDT2016-06-09 15:32:20 GMT

    Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd released the name of the bicyclist killed in a crash on Wednesday.

    Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd released the name of the bicyclist killed in a crash on Wednesday.

  • Ambulance service donates bikes to students with good behavior

    Ambulance service donates bikes to students with good behavior

    Friday, May 27 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-05-27 22:23:44 GMT
    Friday, May 27 2016 7:06 PM EDT2016-05-27 23:06:13 GMT

    Pafford Ambulance service donated several bikes to a school in Osceola.

    Pafford Ambulance service donated several bikes to a school in Osceola.

  • breaking

    Tony Waller gets life in prison for rape

    Tony Waller gets life in prison for rape

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 2:01 PM EDT2016-04-19 18:01:06 GMT
    Tuesday, April 19 2016 8:54 PM EDT2016-04-20 00:54:43 GMT
    Anthony Waller at the time of his arrest in May 2015 (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Anthony Waller at the time of his arrest in May 2015 (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Anthony "Tony" Waller will spend life in prison for two counts of rape.

    Anthony "Tony" Waller will spend life in prison for two counts of rape.

  • Friend of Stacey Devine talked to victim day before murder

    Friend of Stacey Devine talked to victim day before murder

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 1:21 PM EST2016-02-17 18:21:47 GMT
    Wednesday, February 17 2016 6:38 PM EST2016-02-17 23:38:59 GMT
    Stacey Devine (Source: KAIT)Stacey Devine (Source: KAIT)

    People in Region 8 and friends of Stacey Devine are shocked to hear about her death.

    People in Region 8 and friends of Stacey Devine are shocked to hear about her death.

  • Animal control changes puppy adoption process

    Animal control changes puppy adoption process

    Tuesday, February 16 2016 8:00 PM EST2016-02-17 01:00:30 GMT
    Wednesday, February 17 2016 11:57 AM EST2016-02-17 16:57:24 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Jonesboro animal control is working to make puppy adoptions fair and more efficient.

    Jonesboro animal control is working to make puppy adoptions fair and more efficient.

  • JETS to adjust 2 routes, address ADA lawsuit

    JETS to adjust 2 routes, address ADA lawsuit

    Wednesday, February 10 2016 12:15 PM EST2016-02-10 17:15:34 GMT
    Thursday, February 11 2016 7:12 AM EST2016-02-11 12:12:27 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    JETS officials address efforts to change bus stops due to ADA lawsuit and changes to 2 routes.

    JETS officials address efforts to change bus stops due to ADA lawsuit and changes to 2 routes.

  • Man claims witches were riding horses in his backyard

    Man claims witches were riding horses in his backyard

    Tuesday, January 5 2016 8:48 PM EST2016-01-06 01:48:35 GMT
    Tuesday, January 5 2016 8:48 PM EST2016-01-06 01:48:34 GMT

    A Greene County man faces charges after claiming witches were trespassing on his land.

    A Greene County man faces charges after claiming witches were trespassing on his land.

  • Leonard and Virgie's Place needs a new location

    Leonard and Virgie's Place needs a new location

    Thursday, December 10 2015 10:45 PM EST2015-12-11 03:45:09 GMT
    Thursday, December 10 2015 11:27 PM EST2015-12-11 04:27:18 GMT
    Leonard and Virgie’s Place serves those in need of a helping hand, but now they are the ones asking for  help.

    Leonard and Virgie’s Place serves those in need of a helping hand, but now they are the ones asking for  help.

  • Former students saddened by the loss of an old school

    Former students saddened by the loss of an old school

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 8:20 PM EDT2015-09-23 00:20:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 22 2015 10:53 PM EDT2015-09-23 02:53:17 GMT
    Many former students of the Burdette school were sadden to hear the loss of the school building in a fire.
    Many former students of the Burdette school were sadden to hear the loss of the school building in a fire.
  • Man missing on river identified

    Man missing on river identified

    Sunday, August 21 2016 9:47 AM EDT2016-08-21 13:47:45 GMT
    Erick Perez (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Erick Perez (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a missing person on the St. Francis River.

    The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a missing person on the St. Francis River.

  • New polling site set for elections in Poinsett County

    New polling site set for elections in Poinsett County

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 9:24 AM EDT2016-08-16 13:24:43 GMT
    Tuesday, August 16 2016 10:21 AM EDT2016-08-16 14:21:01 GMT

    A polling site change in Poinsett County will cause a minor change for voters in September.

    A polling site change in Poinsett County will cause a minor change for voters in September.

  • UPDATE: Missing students found SAFE

    UPDATE: Missing students found SAFE

    Thursday, August 11 2016 10:02 AM EDT2016-08-11 14:02:07 GMT
    Friday, August 12 2016 6:39 AM EDT2016-08-12 10:39:08 GMT

    Arkansas State University has identified three students reported missing in an Independence County cave.

    Arkansas State University has identified three students reported missing in an Independence County cave.

  • Mother: Child in hospital taken found in another patient's room, investigation underway

    Mother: Child in hospital taken found in another patient's room, investigation underway

    Monday, August 8 2016 9:49 AM EDT2016-08-08 13:49:54 GMT
    Monday, August 8 2016 7:49 PM EDT2016-08-08 23:49:42 GMT

    A woman claims she went through a "terrifying" situation where her child was taken from her room. She says she found her baby in another patient's room in the same hospital.

    A woman claims she went through a "terrifying" situation where her child was taken from her room. She says she found her baby in another patient's room in the same hospital.

  • breaking

    Blytheville police looking for two armed robbery suspects

    Blytheville police looking for two armed robbery suspects

    Friday, August 5 2016 5:06 PM EDT2016-08-05 21:06:25 GMT
    Friday, August 5 2016 5:12 PM EDT2016-08-05 21:12:05 GMT
    Blytheville Police (Source: KAIT)Blytheville Police (Source: KAIT)

    Blytheville police are looking for two individuals who robbed a store on Friday.

    Blytheville police are looking for two individuals who robbed a store on Friday.

  • A-State: Hudson focus of second internal audit when he resigned

    A-State: Hudson focus of second internal audit when he resigned

    Thursday, August 4 2016 11:57 AM EDT2016-08-04 15:57:01 GMT
    Thursday, August 4 2016 4:40 PM EDT2016-08-04 20:40:52 GMT
    Dr. Tim Hudson (Source: Arkansas State University)Dr. Tim Hudson (Source: Arkansas State University)

    Arkansas State University confirmed Thursday that former Chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson was the focus of a second internal audit at the time of his resignation.

    Arkansas State University confirmed Thursday that former Chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson was the focus of a second internal audit at the time of his resignation.

  • Additional 500 signatures needed to get wet/dry issue on November ballot

    Additional 500 signatures needed to get wet/dry issue on November ballot

    Tuesday, August 2 2016 5:47 AM EDT2016-08-02 09:47:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    In a Facebook post, the group stated that 483 signatures were rejected by the Randolph County Clerk because they were either "bad signatures" or they had "incomplete data."

    In a Facebook post, the group stated that 483 signatures were rejected by the Randolph County Clerk because they were either "bad signatures" or they had "incomplete data."

  • Rock, country entertainment announced for Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Fest

    Rock, country entertainment announced for Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Fest

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 9:42 AM EDT2016-07-27 13:42:01 GMT
    Wednesday, July 27 2016 2:24 PM EDT2016-07-27 18:24:22 GMT

    A man known for rocking out and a pair of country brothers are headlining a local barbeque festival.

    A man known for rocking out and a pair of country brothers are headlining a local barbeque festival.

  • TIMELINE: Two men rescued from grain bin

    TIMELINE: Two men rescued from grain bin

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 1:15 PM EDT2016-07-26 17:15:09 GMT
    Wednesday, July 27 2016 9:25 AM EDT2016-07-27 13:25:12 GMT
    Scene of grain bin accident at Ritter Grain in Marked Tree. (Source: Jordan Beard via Facebook)Scene of grain bin accident at Ritter Grain in Marked Tree. (Source: Jordan Beard via Facebook)

    Emergency crews rescued two people trapped in a grain bin in Marked Tree, AR Tuesday.

    Emergency crews rescued two people trapped in a grain bin in Marked Tree, AR Tuesday.

  • The Great Escapes: Paragould historian uncovers truth about 100-year-old murder case

    The Great Escapes: Paragould historian uncovers truth about 100-year-old murder case

    Friday, July 22 2016 11:53 AM EDT2016-07-22 15:53:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A century-old murder case in Paragould was solved a couple of years after it happened. The suspect was arrested and indicted, but more than 100 years later, there is still no conviction for the murder of Charles Gragg. Erik Wright, an award-winning historian and Paragould resident, set out to discover what happened to murder suspect James Henry Trammell after he seemingly vanished in 1911.

    A century-old murder case in Paragould was solved a couple of years after it happened. The suspect was arrested and indicted, but more than 100 years later, there is still no conviction for the murder of Charles Gragg. Erik Wright, an award-winning historian and Paragould resident, set out to discover what happened to murder suspect James Henry Trammell after he seemingly vanished in 1911.

  • Region 8 teacher honored for service to rural school district

    Region 8 teacher honored for service to rural school district

    Thursday, July 14 2016 11:48 AM EDT2016-07-14 15:48:11 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 1:14 PM EDT2016-07-14 17:14:29 GMT
    (Source: Rob Roedel)(Source: Rob Roedel)

    A Region 8 teacher named Arkansas Rural Teacher of the Year.

    A Region 8 teacher named Arkansas Rural Teacher of the Year.

  • Earthquake reported near Highland

    Earthquake reported near Highland

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 12:41 PM EDT2016-07-13 16:41:35 GMT
    Wednesday, July 13 2016 4:08 PM EDT2016-07-13 20:08:53 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    Did you feel it?  Reports of an earthquake near Highland are surfacing.  

    Did you feel it?  Reports of an earthquake near Highland are surfacing.  

  • Arkansas Department of Education adds privacy section to website

    Arkansas Department of Education adds privacy section to website

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 10:38 AM EDT2016-07-13 14:38:43 GMT
    Wednesday, July 13 2016 12:58 PM EDT2016-07-13 16:58:55 GMT

    The Arkansas Department of Education has added a new data privacy section to their website. 

    The Arkansas Department of Education has added a new data privacy section to their website. 

  • Puppet show to visit Poinsett County

    Puppet show to visit Poinsett County

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 12:08 PM EDT2016-07-13 16:08:58 GMT
    Wednesday, July 13 2016 12:43 PM EDT2016-07-13 16:43:35 GMT
    (Source: funpuppetshows.com)(Source: funpuppetshows.com)

    A special show is coming to Poinsett County; but, there are strings attached.

    A special show is coming to Poinsett County; but, there are strings attached.

  • Hoxie School District recognized for academic excellence

    Hoxie School District recognized for academic excellence

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 10:43 AM EDT2016-07-13 14:43:07 GMT
    Wednesday, July 13 2016 12:31 PM EDT2016-07-13 16:31:19 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Hoxie School District was recognized for their academics for the 2016 school year. Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

    The Hoxie School District was recognized for their academics for the 2016 school year. Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Murder suspect out on bond charged with shooting at home

    Murder suspect out on bond charged with shooting at home

    Monday, July 11 2016 5:19 PM EDT2016-07-11 21:19:35 GMT
    Tuesday, July 12 2016 7:46 AM EDT2016-07-12 11:46:42 GMT
    Tonisha N. Mitchell (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Tonisha N. Mitchell (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A Jonesboro woman and murder suspect out on bond is being charged with a terroristic act, according to court documents filed in district court.

    A Jonesboro woman and murder suspect out on bond is being charged with a terroristic act, according to court documents filed in district court.

  • Both suspects arrested in high speed chase

    Both suspects arrested in high speed chase

    Thursday, July 7 2016 7:12 AM EDT2016-07-07 11:12:14 GMT
    Thursday, July 7 2016 7:18 PM EDT2016-07-07 23:18:25 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    An early-morning chase ended in Mississippi County following a break-in at a Missouri Bootheel business.

    An early-morning chase ended in Mississippi County following a break-in at a Missouri Bootheel business.

  • Man drowns after car crashes into Sharp Co. lake

    Man drowns after car crashes into Sharp Co. lake

    Tuesday, July 5 2016 8:58 AM EDT2016-07-05 12:58:24 GMT
    Tuesday, July 5 2016 1:05 PM EDT2016-07-05 17:05:30 GMT

    Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts confirms a man has died after crashing a car into a lake. 

    Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts confirms a man has died after crashing a car into a lake. 

  • Former prison chaplain pleads guilty to sexual assault

    Former prison chaplain pleads guilty to sexual assault

    Tuesday, July 5 2016 11:33 AM EDT2016-07-05 15:33:06 GMT
    Tuesday, July 5 2016 1:02 PM EDT2016-07-05 17:02:19 GMT
    Kenneth Dewitt during a 2008 interview with KAIT-TV. (Source: KAIT)Kenneth Dewitt during a 2008 interview with KAIT-TV. (Source: KAIT)

    A former prison chaplain who pleaded guilty to sexually assault female inmates will spend ten years in prison.

    A former prison chaplain who pleaded guilty to sexually assault female inmates will spend ten years in prison.

  • Friends mourn after man dies in apparent drowning

    Friends mourn after man dies in apparent drowning

    Sunday, July 3 2016 9:20 PM EDT2016-07-04 01:20:14 GMT
    Sunday, July 3 2016 9:51 PM EDT2016-07-04 01:51:50 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    It's a sad holiday weekend for one family. A 19-year-old man is now dead after an apparent drowning early Saturday morning.

    It's a sad holiday weekend for one family. A 19-year-old man is now dead after an apparent drowning early Saturday morning.

  • LIHEAP assistance to be made available soon

    LIHEAP assistance to be made available soon

    Thursday, June 23 2016 8:17 PM EDT2016-06-24 00:17:09 GMT
    Friday, June 24 2016 1:33 PM EDT2016-06-24 17:33:11 GMT
    LIHEAP applications for assistance with summer cooling bills begin July 5. (Source: CRDC)LIHEAP applications for assistance with summer cooling bills begin July 5. (Source: CRDC)

    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, will soon provide assistance to eligible households struggling to pay higher utility bills due to the summer heat.

    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, will soon provide assistance to eligible households struggling to pay higher utility bills due to the summer heat.

  • District court judge, former rugby coach dies

    District court judge, former rugby coach dies

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 4:30 PM EDT2016-06-21 20:30:39 GMT
    Thursday, June 23 2016 2:13 PM EDT2016-06-23 18:13:19 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Craighead County District Court Judge Curt Huckaby has died.

    Craighead County District Court Judge Curt Huckaby has died.

  • Stolen car left at the scene of a crash

    Stolen car left at the scene of a crash

    Monday, June 20 2016 11:26 AM EDT2016-06-20 15:26:23 GMT
    Monday, June 20 2016 11:58 AM EDT2016-06-20 15:58:21 GMT
    (Source KAIT(Source KAIT

    The Craighead County Sheriff's Office is investigating after finding a stolen vehicle at the scene of a crash. 

    The Craighead County Sheriff's Office is investigating after finding a stolen vehicle at the scene of a crash. 

  • Convicted murderer spotted near AR prison he escaped

    Convicted murderer spotted near AR prison he escaped

    Monday, June 13 2016 2:08 PM EDT2016-06-13 18:08:22 GMT
    Thursday, June 16 2016 7:06 AM EDT2016-06-16 11:06:11 GMT

    A man convicted of first-degree murder escaped from a Lee County, Arkansas prison Monday morning.

    A man convicted of first-degree murder escaped from a Lee County, Arkansas prison Monday morning.

  • breaking

    Trucker killed in early morning crash

    Trucker killed in early morning crash

    Monday, June 13 2016 12:59 PM EDT2016-06-13 16:59:00 GMT
    Monday, June 13 2016 1:02 PM EDT2016-06-13 17:02:30 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Region 8 truck driver died early Monday morning when his big rig overturned.

    A Region 8 truck driver died early Monday morning when his big rig overturned.

  • Man found dead in home, police investigating

    Man found dead in home, police investigating

    Wednesday, June 8 2016 1:36 PM EDT2016-06-08 17:36:05 GMT
    Wednesday, June 8 2016 1:59 PM EDT2016-06-08 17:59:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Blytheville police are investigating the death of a man.

    Blytheville police are investigating the death of a man.

  • Home destroyed in early morning house fire

    Home destroyed in early morning house fire

    Wednesday, June 1 2016 4:51 AM EDT2016-06-01 08:51:26 GMT
    Wednesday, June 1 2016 6:05 PM EDT2016-06-01 22:05:32 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Region 8 family lost their home in an early morning fire that also killed a family pet.

    A Region 8 family lost their home in an early morning fire that also killed a family pet.

  • 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.

  • Last dog from hoarding case adopted

    Last dog from hoarding case adopted

    Thursday, May 19 2016 8:07 PM EDT2016-05-20 00:07:14 GMT
    Friday, May 20 2016 10:21 AM EDT2016-05-20 14:21:12 GMT
    (Source: NEA Humane Society Facebook)(Source: NEA Humane Society Facebook)

    The last dog of the 32 dogs that were saved from a hoarding case in Randolph County has been adopted.

    The last dog of the 32 dogs that were saved from a hoarding case in Randolph County has been adopted.

  • Police arrest wife accused of stabbing husband

    Police arrest wife accused of stabbing husband

    Tuesday, May 17 2016 5:38 AM EDT2016-05-17 09:38:53 GMT
    Tuesday, May 17 2016 12:18 PM EDT2016-05-17 16:18:38 GMT

    Dorletha Lasha Lambert has been arrested after being accused of stabbing her husband on Tuesday, according to the Jonesboro Police Department.

    Dorletha Lasha Lambert has been arrested after being accused of stabbing her husband on Tuesday, according to the Jonesboro Police Department.

  • Home cooking helps to keep rural communities alive

    Home cooking helps to keep rural communities alive

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 10:11 AM EDT2016-05-11 14:11:53 GMT
    Thursday, May 12 2016 11:03 PM EDT2016-05-13 03:03:07 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The last decade has been hard on rural Arkansas communities. Schools across Region 8 have closed, leaving many towns in despair.

    The last decade has been hard on rural Arkansas communities. Schools across Region 8 have closed, leaving many towns in despair.

  • 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. 

  • Randolph County woman inspires others through years of dedicated service

    Randolph County woman inspires others through years of dedicated service

    Wednesday, April 27 2016 10:32 PM EDT2016-04-28 02:32:13 GMT
    Thursday, April 28 2016 10:21 PM EDT2016-04-29 02:21:20 GMT
    Rene Vandergriff poses with her big check. She is April's Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner. (Source: KAIT-TV)Rene Vandergriff poses with her big check. She is April's Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Rene Vandergriff is April’s “Gr8 Acts of Kindness” winner.

    Rene Vandergriff is April’s “Gr8 Acts of Kindness” winner.

  • Railroad crossing to close for repairs

    Railroad crossing to close for repairs

    Thursday, April 21 2016 7:20 AM EDT2016-04-21 11:20:18 GMT
    Thursday, April 21 2016 7:20 AM EDT2016-04-21 11:20:18 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A railroad crossing in Jonesboro will be closed for repairs.

    A railroad crossing in Jonesboro will be closed for repairs.

  • Teacher of the Month: Damien Myers

    Teacher of the Month: Damien Myers

    Monday, April 18 2016 11:03 AM EDT2016-04-18 15:03:49 GMT
    Wednesday, April 20 2016 6:00 PM EDT2016-04-20 22:00:16 GMT
    Mr. Damien Myers (Source:KAIT)Mr. Damien Myers (Source:KAIT)

    Mr. Damien Myers, a biology and chemistry teacher at KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory School, was selected as our April Teacher of the Month. 

    Mr. Damien Myers, a biology and chemistry teacher at KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory School, was selected as our April Teacher of the Month. 

  • Black Rock police investigate armed robbery

    Black Rock police investigate armed robbery

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 10:50 AM EDT2016-04-19 14:50:39 GMT
    Tuesday, April 19 2016 10:21 PM EDT2016-04-20 02:21:07 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Black Rock police are investigating an armed robbery.

    Black Rock police are investigating an armed robbery.

  • Woman arrested for shoplifting

    Woman arrested for shoplifting

    Monday, April 18 2016 5:33 PM EDT2016-04-18 21:33:19 GMT
    Tuesday, April 19 2016 9:58 AM EDT2016-04-19 13:58:37 GMT
    Deborah Mikel (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)Deborah Mikel (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

    One woman was arrested after stealing jeans from Dillard's

    One woman was arrested after stealing jeans from Dillard's

  • VIDEO: Big gator caught eating smaller gator in FL

    VIDEO: Big gator caught eating smaller gator in FL

    Thursday, April 14 2016 2:41 PM EDT2016-04-14 18:41:50 GMT
    Friday, April 15 2016 7:33 AM EDT2016-04-15 11:33:30 GMT

    A man taking a walk in Florida captured an alligator eating another alligator on video.

    A man taking a walk in Florida captured an alligator eating another alligator on video.

  • Police investigate early-morning robbery near A-State

    Police investigate early-morning robbery near A-State

    Friday, April 8 2016 6:07 AM EDT2016-04-08 10:07:30 GMT
    Friday, April 8 2016 7:39 AM EDT2016-04-08 11:39:12 GMT

    According to the Jonesboro Police Department, a man robbed the Kum and Go convenience store on Johnson Avenue by Arkansas State University just after 2:30 Friday morning.

    According to the Jonesboro Police Department, a man robbed the Kum and Go convenience store on Johnson Avenue by Arkansas State University just after 2:30 Friday morning.

  • ADC inmate killed during attempted escape

    ADC inmate killed during attempted escape

    Thursday, April 7 2016 2:55 PM EDT2016-04-07 18:55:38 GMT
    Friday, April 8 2016 7:05 AM EDT2016-04-08 11:05:20 GMT

    An Arkansas Department of Correction inmate was killed when he tried to escape prison.

    An Arkansas Department of Correction inmate was killed when he tried to escape prison.

  • Another Arkansan tests positive for Zika virus

    Another Arkansan tests positive for Zika virus

    Thursday, April 7 2016 12:25 PM EDT2016-04-07 16:25:06 GMT
    Thursday, April 7 2016 2:51 PM EDT2016-04-07 18:51:31 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Thursday that a second Arkansas resident has tested positive for the Zika virus.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Thursday that a second Arkansas resident has tested positive for the Zika virus.

  • BREAKING

    Couple charged with manslaughter in death of infant

    Couple charged with manslaughter in death of infant

    Wednesday, April 6 2016 3:17 PM EDT2016-04-06 19:17:34 GMT
    Wednesday, April 6 2016 3:59 PM EDT2016-04-06 19:59:16 GMT

    An Independence County couple has been charged following the death of their infant in 2015.

    An Independence County couple has been charged following the death of their infant in 2015.

  • Highway commission approves road improvement bids

    Highway commission approves road improvement bids

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 1:12 PM EDT2016-04-05 17:12:27 GMT
    Tuesday, April 5 2016 1:12 PM EDT2016-04-05 17:12:26 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved bids Tuesday for road improvements in several Region 8 counties.

    The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved bids Tuesday for road improvements in several Region 8 counties.

  • BREAKING

    Trumann police search for early morning robber

    Trumann police search for early morning robber

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 9:44 AM EDT2016-04-05 13:44:06 GMT
    Tuesday, April 5 2016 9:50 AM EDT2016-04-05 13:50:17 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Trumann Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a gas station.

    The Trumann Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a gas station.

  • Man who led police on chase found in swamp

    Man who led police on chase found in swamp

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 10:32 PM EDT2016-03-30 02:32:26 GMT
    Wednesday, March 30 2016 3:38 PM EDT2016-03-30 19:38:02 GMT
    Nathaniel Rhodes (Source: Jackson County Jail via Vinelink)Nathaniel Rhodes (Source: Jackson County Jail via Vinelink)

    The man who took police on a chase before crashing into a brick house and fleeing has been captured.

    The man who took police on a chase before crashing into a brick house and fleeing has been captured.

  • breaking

    Clothing store closes at mall

    Clothing store closes at mall

    Thursday, March 24 2016 12:53 PM EDT2016-03-24 16:53:16 GMT
    Thursday, March 24 2016 1:05 PM EDT2016-03-24 17:05:09 GMT

    Another clothing store in a Region 8 mall has closed.

    Another clothing store in a Region 8 mall has closed.

  • Audit reveals county administrator used funds for bird toys, dog sweater

    Audit reveals county administrator used funds for bird toys, dog sweater

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 1:10 PM EDT2016-03-23 17:10:20 GMT
    Wednesday, March 23 2016 2:17 PM EDT2016-03-23 18:17:16 GMT
    Shawnee Trowbridge (Source: LinkedIn)Shawnee Trowbridge (Source: LinkedIn)

    The Missouri state auditor says a Dunklin County public administrator misused the funds of vulnerable individuals to buy pet supplies.

    The Missouri state auditor says a Dunklin County public administrator misused the funds of vulnerable individuals to buy pet supplies.

  • Izard County Sheriff's Department recognizes employees for their service

    Izard County Sheriff's Department recognizes employees for their service

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 9:18 AM EDT2016-03-23 13:18:34 GMT
    Wednesday, March 23 2016 9:18 AM EDT2016-03-23 13:18:34 GMT

    Employees of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department were recognized for their service.

    Employees of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department were recognized for their service.

  • breaking

    Crash slows traffic on Highway 63 near Portia

    Crash slows traffic on Highway 63 near Portia

    Tuesday, March 22 2016 5:35 PM EDT2016-03-22 21:35:29 GMT
    Tuesday, March 22 2016 5:44 PM EDT2016-03-22 21:44:58 GMT
    (Source: Viewer Via Twitter)(Source: Viewer Via Twitter)

    Police and emergency responders are on the scene of a crash on Highway 63 south of Portia, according to dispatchers.

    Police and emergency responders are on the scene of a crash on Highway 63 south of Portia, according to dispatchers.

  • Wreck shuts down U.S. 63

    Wreck shuts down U.S. 63

    Monday, March 21 2016 10:06 PM EDT2016-03-22 02:06:20 GMT
    Tuesday, March 22 2016 11:52 AM EDT2016-03-22 15:52:27 GMT
    (Source: Ravenden Police Department)(Source: Ravenden Police Department)

    U.S. 63 between Imboden and Ravenden was shut down for a about 90 minutes Monday night.

    U.S. 63 between Imboden and Ravenden was shut down for a about 90 minutes Monday night.

  • UPDATE: Victims in Bridge Street crash not wearing seat belts

    UPDATE: Victims in Bridge Street crash not wearing seat belts

    Tuesday, January 19 2016 12:34 PM EST2016-01-19 17:34:22 GMT
    Monday, March 21 2016 12:15 PM EDT2016-03-21 16:15:42 GMT

    The Jonesboro Police Department responded to an accident Sunday afternoon that sent several to the hospital including a juvenile. 

    The Jonesboro Police Department responded to an accident Sunday afternoon that sent several to the hospital including a juvenile. 

  • BBQ festival to get more money, name change

    BBQ festival to get more money, name change

    Thursday, March 17 2016 3:10 PM EDT2016-03-17 19:10:12 GMT
    Thursday, March 17 2016 8:25 PM EDT2016-03-18 00:25:25 GMT
    The Advertising and Promotions Commission met Thursday to discuss this year's BBQ festival. (Source: KAIT-TV)The Advertising and Promotions Commission met Thursday to discuss this year's BBQ festival. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    More money and a name change are coming to this year’s BBQ festival.

    More money and a name change are coming to this year’s BBQ festival.

  • JPD: Rape suspect arrested

    JPD: Rape suspect arrested

    Monday, March 14 2016 2:51 PM EDT2016-03-14 18:51:28 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 11:56 PM EDT2016-03-15 03:56:53 GMT
    Malik Shermar Roby (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)Malik Shermar Roby (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)

    The suspect in a rape case surrenders to Jonesboro Police.

    The suspect in a rape case surrenders to Jonesboro Police.

  • Pocahontas man sentenced to 30 years

    Pocahontas man sentenced to 30 years

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 9:27 AM EST2016-03-09 14:27:33 GMT
    Wednesday, March 9 2016 9:35 AM EST2016-03-09 14:35:10 GMT
    Shawn A. Williams (Source: Arkansas Dept. of Correction via Vinelink)Shawn A. Williams (Source: Arkansas Dept. of Correction via Vinelink)
    A Pocahontas man who led police on a high-speed chase two years ago pleaded guilty this week to aggravated assault.

    A Pocahontas man who led police on a high-speed chase two years ago pleaded guilty this week to aggravated assault.

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