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Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen...

Arrest made in church burglary

James Davis (Source: St. Francis County Jail) James Davis (Source: St. Francis County Jail)
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Forrest City police officers were called to the Church of God on Whitaker Street in Forrest City Thursday just before midnight in reference to a burglary.

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  • Challenge to gay marriage ban heads to court

    Challenge to gay marriage ban heads to court

    A legal challenge to Missouri's gay marriage ban returns to court in St. Louis.
    A legal challenge to Missouri's gay marriage ban returns to court in St. Louis.
  • Browns Chapel holds first service in new church

    Browns Chapel holds first service in new church

    Sunday, August 10 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-10 22:00:19 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT)-Last April, members of Browns Chapel Baptist Church woke up to the news that their church had burned to the ground but on Sunday they opened the doors to their new church. 
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT)-Last April, members of Browns Chapel Baptist Church woke up to the news that their church had burned to the ground but on Sunday they opened the doors to their new church. 
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    Children OK but in tears after church collapse

    Children OK but in tears after church collapse

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-08 17:43:42 GMT
    Children attending a church's Vacation Bible School were shaken but OK after the building partially collapsed Thursday morning. People say it is amazing that none of the 64 adults and children inside were hurt.
    Children attending a church's Vacation Bible School were shaken but OK after the building partially collapsed Thursday morning. People say it is amazing that none of the 64 adults and children inside were hurt.
  • Newly formed ministry that helps pregnant women faces troubling times

    Newly formed ministry that helps pregnant women faces troubling times

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-08-08 02:33:23 GMT
    A newly opened faith-based ministry in Region 8 is already facing an obstacle that could shut them down. The House of Virtue, a rehab program for pregnant drug addicts, is located in a residential home that isn't up to code for the number of women living there.
    A newly opened faith-based ministry in Region 8 is already facing an obstacle that could shut them down. The House of Virtue, a rehab program for pregnant drug addicts, is located in a residential home that isn't up to code for the number of women living there.
  • Restaurant: Praise the Lord, get a discount

    Restaurant: Praise the Lord, get a discount

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-06 19:04:42 GMT
    A photo of a receipt recently brought attention to one restaurant's policy of rewarding discounts to customers who say grace before a meal.
    A photo of a receipt recently brought attention to one restaurant's policy of rewarding discounts to customers who say grace before a meal.
  • Officials ask judge to suspend gay marriage case

    Officials ask judge to suspend gay marriage case

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-08-06 15:44:20 GMT
    Arkansas officials are asking a federal judge to suspend a case challenging the state's gay marriage ban while a similar suit is pending before the nation's highest court.
    Arkansas officials are asking a federal judge to suspend a case challenging the state's gay marriage ban while a similar suit is pending before the nation's highest court.
  • Another Jonesboro cemetery gets treated like a dump

    Another Jonesboro cemetery gets treated like a dump

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-05 23:00:36 GMT
    Another cemetery in town has experienced illegal dumping. 
    Another cemetery in town has experienced illegal dumping. 
  • Region 8 News Investigates: Ashes to ashes

    Region 8 News Investigates: Ashes to ashes

    Saturday, August 2 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-02 13:54:01 GMT
    Death is one of life's inevitabilities.  It comes with one of the toughest decisions a family must face, how best to dispose of the body.
    Death is one of life's inevitabilities.  It comes with one of the toughest decisions a family must face - how best to dispose of the body.

  • Police: Parents charged after 6 kids found infested with bugs, living with pigs

    Police: Parents charged after 6 kids found infested with bugs, living with pigs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:58:51 GMT
    An Upstate man and woman are facing charges after officers found their six children living in filth, covered with fleas, lice and bug bites, according to the Wellford police.
    An Upstate man and woman are facing charges after officers found their six children living in filth, covered with fleas, lice and bug bites, according to the Wellford police.
  • Eco-friendly green funerals growing in popularity

    Eco-friendly green funerals growing in popularity

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:27:04 GMT

    If you’re interested in America’s hottest new burial trend, you should start planning now. Even if you’re not, you should plan ahead, said a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. Green burials, which the burial site is as natural as possible and limit pollution, now constitute about 2 percent of funerals in the U.S.

    If you’re interested in America’s hottest new burial trend, you should start planning now. Even if you’re not, you should plan ahead, said a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. Green burials, which the burial site is as natural as possible and limit pollution, now constitute about 2 percent of funerals in the U.S.

  • MO senator touts passage of religious envoy legislation

    MO senator touts passage of religious envoy legislation

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:23:12 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is touting passage of legislation that authorizes the appointment of a special ambassador to the Middle East focused on religious freedom.
    U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is touting passage of legislation that authorizes the appointment of a special ambassador to the Middle East focused on religious freedom.
  • Central Baptist Church goes 'To-The-Block' to party

    Central Baptist Church goes 'To-The-Block' to party

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:10:04 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 church is taking its message to the streets.Members of Central Baptist Church’s Word Campus hosted a “To-The-Block Party” at Cedar Manor Apartments Thursday evening. The church has hosted a block party in a North Jonesboro neighborhood for three consecutive weeks in an effort to build relationships with each community."Instead of always trying to ask them to come to us we felt like it was important that we just picked up our lives and brought our lives to mee...
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 church is taking its message to the streets.Members of Central Baptist Church’s Word Campus hosted a “To-The-Block Party” at Cedar Manor Apartments Thursday evening. The church has hosted a block party in a North Jonesboro neighborhood for three consecutive weeks in an effort to build relationships with each community."Instead of always trying to ask them to come to us we felt like it was important that we just picked up our lives and brought our lives to mee...
  • Region 8 women's addiction rehab facility holds fish fry and auction

    Region 8 women's addiction rehab facility holds fish fry and auction

    Sunday, July 20 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-07-20 04:29:19 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Butterfly Ranch hosted its second annual fish fry and auction to raise funds for some of the non profit organization's construction projects.Click here for more information about Butterfly Ranch.Copyright 2014KAIT. All rights reserved.
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Butterfly Ranch hosted its second annual fish fry and auction to raise funds for some of the non profit organization's construction projects.Click here for more information about Butterfly Ranch.Copyright 2014KAIT. All rights reserved.
  • City Youth Ministries fundraises, plans for summer trip before school starts

    City Youth Ministries fundraises, plans for summer trip before school starts

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:53:01 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Participants of City Youth Ministries' summer program washed cars Saturday morning to raise money for an end of summer trip.The car wash was held in the parking lot of Parker Park Community Center from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.City Youth program coordinator Najel Byrd said the kids deserve a treat after working hard all summer on service projects."In the next two weeks we have a community service project where we're going to go around and pick up limbs from the bad storm that w...
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Participants of City Youth Ministries' summer program washed cars Saturday morning to raise money for an end of summer trip.The car wash was held in the parking lot of Parker Park Community Center from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.City Youth program coordinator Najel Byrd said the kids deserve a treat after working hard all summer on service projects."In the next two weeks we have a community service project where we're going to go around and pick up limbs from the bad storm that w...
  • 'Stop the Violence' memorial service planned for Blytheville

    'Stop the Violence' memorial service planned for Blytheville

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-07-19 14:40:02 GMT
    Over the past few years the violent crime rate has remained steady in Blytheville, according to FBI data.However, community leaders are not satisfied with a flat rate, they want crime to decrease. 
    Over the past few years the violent crime rate has remained steady in Blytheville, according to FBI data.However, community leaders are not satisfied with a flat rate, they want crime to decrease. 
  • Police: Trash dumped at historic Jonesboro cemetery

    Police: Trash dumped at historic Jonesboro cemetery

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:54:28 GMT
    Arkansas police are looking for whoever used a historic black cemetery as a garbage dump.
    Arkansas police are looking for whoever used a historic black cemetery as a garbage dump.
  • Jonesboro church encourages men to "man up"

    Jonesboro church encourages men to "man up"

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:11:45 GMT
    The Jonesboro Worship Center wants to inspire men to set better examples in the community. 
    The Jonesboro Worship Center wants to inspire men to set better examples in the community. 
  • County clerks certifying alcohol sales petitions in time for Nov. ballot

    County clerks certifying alcohol sales petitions in time for Nov. ballot

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-07-09 11:42:54 GMT
    Craighead and Saline county clerks have until July 21, 10 business days, to verify petition signatures filed by Our Community, Our Dollars."We go through a number of different steps to try to verify that person's signature," noted Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday. 
    Craighead and Saline county clerks have until July 21, 10 business days, to verify petition signatures filed by Our Community, Our Dollars."We go through a number of different steps to try to verify that person's signature," noted Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday. 
  • E. Texas 10 Commandments sign could change state law

    E. Texas 10 Commandments sign could change state law

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-09 03:00:28 GMT
    Jeannette Golden's 10 Commandments Sign in Sabine County (Source: KTRE Staff)Jeannette Golden's 10 Commandments Sign in Sabine County (Source: KTRE Staff)
    Right now, the Texas Department of Transportation prohibits any signs that display personal opinions on private property if they're within certain distances of interstate or primary highways.
    Right now, the Texas Department of Transportation prohibits any signs that display personal opinions on private property if they're within certain distances of interstate or primary highways.
  • Signatures submitted to bring vote on alcohol sales, minimum wage hike to AR

    Signatures submitted to bring vote on alcohol sales, minimum wage hike to AR

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-07-08 11:27:53 GMT
    Our Community, Our Dollars, an organization trying to get an alcohol initiative on the November ballot has filed at the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office.
    Our Community, Our Dollars, an organization trying to get an alcohol initiative on the November ballot has filed at the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office.
  • Man yells 'Heil Hitler' after fatally shooting 3 at Jewish centers

    Man yells 'Heil Hitler' after fatally shooting 3 at Jewish centers

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:42 AM EDT2014-07-01 04:42:32 GMT
    A shooting has occurred at the Jewish community center in Overland Park. This was reported about 1 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, according to an Overland Park Fire
    WATCH LIVE AT 11:30 A.M: A 14-year-old boy and his grandfather were killed along with a female during shootings at two Jewish-related locations in the Kansas City area. The accused killer is a white supremacist and appeared to yell an anti-Semitic phrase when taken into custody.
  • Jewish center shooting eyewitness dodges bullets to help nab suspect

    Jewish center shooting eyewitness heroism helped nab suspect

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:42 AM EDT2014-07-01 04:42:32 GMT
    In the harrowing moments of Sunday's tragedy when a grandfather and grandson were gunned down, one man dodged bullets while trying to help police catch the killer.
    In the harrowing moments of Sunday's tragedy when a grandfather and grandson were gunned down, one man dodged bullets while trying to help police catch the killer.
  • 3-year-old says she saw Jesus after nearly drowning in pool

    3-year-old says she saw Jesus after nearly drowning in pool

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-06-25 14:00:13 GMT
    Johnny and Christy Kimbro say they'd just gotten home from work when their afternoon was turned upside down.   Soon after getting home for the day, as they were doing things in the house,
    A Gibson County 3-year-old who nearly died after trying to rescue a cat from her family pool talks about the experience and says she saw Jesus.
  • Pascagoula church lists free house on Craigslist

    Pascagoula church lists free house on Craigslist

    Friday, June 20 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-06-20 10:54:07 GMT
    A church in Pascagoula is giving away a house appraised at $120,000. It's free, but the giveaway does come with one condition: You have to move the house.
    If you're in the market for a cheap house, there's one in Jackson County with an irresistible price tag. A church in Pascagoula is giving away a house appraised at $120,000. It's free, but the house giveaway does come with one condition: You have to move it.
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