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  • Police: Tennessee church shooting suspect sent suicidal text

    Police: Tennessee church shooting suspect sent suicidal text

    Monday, September 25 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-25 07:27:49 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:23:46 GMT

    Police charged the suspected gunman, who killed one and shot six at a Tennessee church Sunday, with one count of murder and said multiple charges were pending.

    Police charged the suspected gunman, who killed one and shot six at a Tennessee church Sunday, with one count of murder and said multiple charges were pending.

  • 5 victims in church shooting remain in stable condition; Suspect charged with murder

    5 victims in church shooting remain in stable condition; Suspect charged with murder

    Sunday, September 24 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-09-24 17:14:40 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:06:41 GMT

    Police said Emanuel Kidega Samson shot and killed 39-year-old Melanie Crow Smith in the parking lot of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pin Hook Road in Antioch as the church dismissed at 11:15 a.m.  Sunday.

    Police said Emanuel Kidega Samson shot and killed 39-year-old Melanie Crow Smith in the parking lot of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pin Hook Road in Antioch as the church dismissed at 11:15 a.m.  Sunday.

  • Church used unemployment scam to stoke funds, ex-members say

    Church used unemployment scam to stoke funds, ex-members say

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:17:24 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-09-25 20:11:57 GMT
    Church's divine plan to beat the recession and keep tithes flowing in involved filing fraudulent unemployment claims at companies owned by congregants, former followers say.
    Church's divine plan to beat the recession and keep tithes flowing in involved filing fraudulent unemployment claims at companies owned by congregants, former followers say.
  • Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

    Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

    Sunday, September 24 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-09-24 17:47:02 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 3:20 AM EDT2017-09-25 07:20:11 GMT

    No motive was immediately determined.

    No motive was immediately determined.

  • Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem 'a bit late'

    Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem 'a bit late'

    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:16 AM EDT2017-09-21 10:16:36 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:07:06 GMT
    Pope Francis is promising to respond with the "firmest measures possible" against priests who rape and molest children and says he'll hold accountable bishops and religious superiors who cover up for them.
    Pope Francis is promising to respond with the "firmest measures possible" against priests who rape and molest children and says he'll hold accountable bishops and religious superiors who cover up for them.
  • Now-famous Florida nun used Google to figure out chain saw

    Now-famous Florida nun used Google to figure out chain saw

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:48 AM EDT2017-09-15 11:48:58 GMT
    Saturday, September 16 2017 9:01 AM EDT2017-09-16 13:01:31 GMT
    The Florida nun who became a viral sensation when she helped clear trees downed by Hurricane Irma says she had to Google instructions on how to start the chain saw. She laughed at being called the 'chain saw nun,'...
    The Florida nun who became a viral sensation when she helped clear trees downed by Hurricane Irma says she had to Google instructions on how to start the chain saw. She laughed at being called the 'chain saw nun,' but said she didn't mind the attention.
  • A Better Region 8: Proving our young generation is not lost

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

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

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

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

  • 13-year-old gunshot victim dances again

    13-year-old gunshot victim dances again

    Monday, September 11 2017 6:40 AM EDT2017-09-11 10:40:25 GMT
    Monday, September 11 2017 7:07 AM EDT2017-09-11 11:07:42 GMT

    Hoping to inspire other kids to never give up on their dreams, a 13-year-old that was shot in both legs in May made a triumphant return to the stage Saturday.

    Hoping to inspire other kids to never give up on their dreams, a 13-year-old that was shot in both legs in May made a triumphant return to the stage Saturday.

  • Church celebrates 150th anniversary

    Church celebrates 150th anniversary

    Sunday, August 27 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-08-27 19:17:10 GMT
    Sunday, August 27 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-08-27 19:48:42 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Christian Valley Christian Church celebrated their 150th anniversary on Sunday.

    Christian Valley Christian Church celebrated their 150th anniversary on Sunday.

  • JPD: Lawnmower stolen from church

    JPD: Lawnmower stolen from church

    Sunday, August 27 2017 2:31 PM EDT2017-08-27 18:31:07 GMT
    Sunday, August 27 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-08-27 18:41:46 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Officers spent Sunday looking for the person who stole a $9,000 lawnmower from a Jonesboro church, according to a Jonesboro Police Department report. 

    Officers spent Sunday looking for the person who stole a $9,000 lawnmower from a Jonesboro church, according to a Jonesboro Police Department report. 

  • Church hosts event to reach more children

    Church hosts event to reach more children

    Saturday, August 26 2017 8:04 PM EDT2017-08-27 00:04:41 GMT
    Saturday, August 26 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-08-27 00:19:50 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Kids in Bay had a blast at a church’s Kids Fest on Saturday.

    Kids in Bay had a blast at a church’s Kids Fest on Saturday.

  • Pastor sets out to change the world, one smile at a time

    Pastor sets out to change the world, one smile at a time

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-08-16 23:13:13 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:22:53 GMT
    Pastor Rick Kimery visits Bernice Simmons Wednesday in Marked Tree. (Source: KAIT)Pastor Rick Kimery visits Bernice Simmons Wednesday in Marked Tree. (Source: KAIT)

    A Marked Tree pastor ventures out every day in hopes to change the world.

    A Marked Tree pastor ventures out every day in hopes to change the world.

  • 13- and 14-year-old charged with painting racial slur on pastor's SUV

    13- and 14-year-old charged with painting racial slur on pastor's SUV

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-08-16 02:00:18 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    Collierville Police Department charged two people with vandalism after racist graffiti was written on a car outside Collierville High School.

    Collierville Police Department charged two people with vandalism after racist graffiti was written on a car outside Collierville High School.

  • Trio accused of delivering drug-filled Bible to jail

    Trio accused of delivering drug-filled Bible to jail

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-08-09 15:47:40 GMT
    Wednesday, August 9 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-08-09 16:05:08 GMT
    Kevin Eugene Burch (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)Kevin Eugene Burch (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)

    In addition to the original Ten Commandments, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office has another one for suspects: Thou shalt not hide illegal drugs in the Holy Bible.

    In addition to the original Ten Commandments, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office has another one for suspects: Thou shalt not hide illegal drugs in the Holy Bible.

  • Trumann man celebrates 100th birthday

    Trumann man celebrates 100th birthday

    Sunday, August 6 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-08-06 22:18:12 GMT
    Sunday, August 6 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-08-06 22:36:51 GMT
    Jules Martin celebrated his 100th birthday Sunday in Trumann. (Source: KAIT)Jules Martin celebrated his 100th birthday Sunday in Trumann. (Source: KAIT)

    Jules Martin said Sunday that the secret to a full, happy life is being young at heart and enjoying music.

    Jules Martin said Sunday that the secret to a full, happy life is being young at heart and enjoying music.

  • Priests walk into bar, denied service for being 'bachelor party'

    Priests walk into bar, denied service for being 'bachelor party'

    Friday, August 4 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-08-04 13:48:46 GMT
    Friday, August 4 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-08-04 13:48:46 GMT

    Seven priests walk into a bar. The bartender says he's sorry but they don't serve bachelor parties. No joke.

    Seven priests walk into a bar. The bartender says he's sorry but they don't serve bachelor parties. No joke.

  • Church hopes to clothe children in need

    Church hopes to clothe children in need

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-08-01 04:05:59 GMT
    Tuesday, August 1 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-08-01 13:57:06 GMT
    Norma Sharp, Freda Metheny and  Marie George fold clothes. (Source: Monette Church of Christ)Norma Sharp, Freda Metheny and Marie George fold clothes. (Source: Monette Church of Christ)

    Going back-to-school can get expensive and, for some families, it is cost prohibitive. But, members of a local church are making it their mission to help ease the burden for families of children who need clothing for the new school year.

    Going back-to-school can get expensive and, for some families, it is cost prohibitive. But, members of a local church are making it their mission to help ease the burden for families of children who need clothing for the new school year.

  • Grave site vandalized multiple times

    Grave site vandalized multiple times

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-31 02:23:38 GMT
    Tuesday, May 30 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-05-31 03:07:25 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The Craighead County Sheriff's Office is investigating a vandalism report that happened Sunday evening at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. 

    The Craighead County Sheriff's Office is investigating a vandalism report that happened Sunday evening at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. 

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

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

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:47:25 GMT
    Friday, July 14 2017 12:58 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:58:32 GMT
    ABR8.jpgABR8.jpg

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

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

  • Shepherd of the Hills to continue

    Shepherd of the Hills to continue

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:59:51 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:22:27 GMT
    Shepherd of the Hills in Branson, Mo. (Source: KSPR)Shepherd of the Hills in Branson, Mo. (Source: KSPR)

    A long-running show in Branson will debut next year with new plans as well as an opportunity for people to enjoy the show's zipline ride. 

    A long-running show in Branson will debut next year with new plans as well as an opportunity for people to enjoy the show's zipline ride. 

  • Ark Encounter denies turning woman with service dog away

    Update: Ark Encounter denies turning woman, service dog away

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-06-28 14:31:59 GMT
    FOX19 NOW/fileFOX19 NOW/file

    An Alabama woman claims her family and their service dog Gizzy were denied access to the Ark Encounter, a Noah's Ark exhibit in Williamstown.

    An Alabama woman claims her family and their service dog Gizzy were denied access to the Ark Encounter, a Noah's Ark exhibit in Williamstown.

  • Suspect arrested after Ten Commandments monument destroyed

    Suspect arrested after Ten Commandments monument destroyed

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:24 AM EDT2017-06-28 11:24:01 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:32:12 GMT

    A religious monument was destroyed less than 24 hours after it was installed at the state Capitol in Little Rock.

    A religious monument was destroyed less than 24 hours after it was installed at the state Capitol in Little Rock.

  • 120-foot cross, topped with crown of thorns, goes up in Batesville

    120-foot cross, topped with crown of thorns, goes up in Batesville

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:09 AM EDT2017-06-28 11:09:55 GMT
    The cross, with the crown of thorns, being put in place (SOURCE: viewer)The cross, with the crown of thorns, being put in place (SOURCE: viewer)

    A massive cross now adorns the side of I-55 in Batesville, Mississippi. 

    A massive cross now adorns the side of I-55 in Batesville, Mississippi. 

  • Community celebrates man's 60 years in ministry

    Community celebrates man's 60 years in ministry

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-06-25 03:43:51 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 8:09 AM EDT2017-06-25 12:09:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A local man has not fallen short of serving others and the lord, and on Saturday, his friends a family recognized his 60 years in ministry.

    A local man has not fallen short of serving others and the lord, and on Saturday, his friends a family recognized his 60 years in ministry.

  • Newport church to host community prayer event

    Newport church to host community prayer event

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-06-13 16:06:22 GMT
    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-06-13 16:16:11 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A church in Newport is hosting an evening of prayer for the community after an officer was killed in the line of duty.

    A church in Newport is hosting an evening of prayer for the community after an officer was killed in the line of duty.

  • Church opens doors for law enforcement to rest, eat, pray

    Church opens doors for law enforcement to rest, eat, pray

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-06-13 14:09:10 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    A local church in Newport is opening its door to law enforcement for rest after a tough night losing one of their own.

    A local church in Newport is opening its door to law enforcement for rest after a tough night losing one of their own.

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

    A Better Region 8: There is good in this world

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

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

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

  • Local church member saves boy's life

    Local church member saves boy's life

    Sunday, June 11 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-06-12 01:36:09 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 9:13 AM EDT2017-06-12 13:13:02 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A family feels inspired after they said their life-changing journey led them to a Jonesboro church.

    A family feels inspired after they said their life-changing journey led them to a Jonesboro church.

  • Ten Commandments monument draws support, opposition

    Ten Commandments monument draws support, opposition

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-06-08 02:46:32 GMT
    Wednesday, June 7 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-06-08 03:21:26 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    The construction of a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol in Little Rock has started but the debate and a possible lawsuit over the issue continues. 

    The construction of a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol in Little Rock has started but the debate and a possible lawsuit over the issue continues. 

  • From wheelchair to the Boston Marathon

    From wheelchair to the Boston Marathon

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:58 AM EDT2017-05-25 10:58:38 GMT

    In April, Williams Baptist cross country runner Alex Van Herpen competed in the prestigious Boston Marathon. An incredible feat. Learning about his path to get there, it stopped me in my tracks. Five years ago Alex was bound to a wheelchair. in January of 2011, he was diagnosed with strep throat, the flu and mono all within a two week period. For five months Alex was bound to a wheel chair. One day he just got up and walked. Medical experts had no explanation for any of it.  ...

    In April, Williams Baptist cross country runner Alex Van Herpen competed in the prestigious Boston Marathon. An incredible feat. Learning about his path to get there, it stopped me in my tracks. Five years ago Alex was bound to a wheelchair. in January of 2011, he was diagnosed with strep throat, the flu and mono all within a two week period. For five months Alex was bound to a wheel chair. One day he just got up and walked. Medical experts had no explanation for any of it.  ...

  • Trumann church thanks emergency personnel

    Trumann church thanks emergency personnel

    Sunday, May 21 2017 8:07 AM EDT2017-05-21 12:07:29 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Central Missionary Baptist Church members in Trumann hosted a big lunch for emergency personnel Saturday.?

    Central Missionary Baptist Church members in Trumann hosted a big lunch for emergency personnel Saturday.?

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  • Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

    Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

    Sunday, September 24 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-09-24 15:07:04 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:23:08 GMT

    Large amounts of federal aid are starting to flow into Puerto Rico and local officials are praising the Trump administration's response.

    Large amounts of federal aid are starting to flow into Puerto Rico and local officials are praising the Trump administration's response.

  • The Latest: US not waiving foreign ship restrictions for PR

    The Latest: US not waiving foreign ship restrictions for PR

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:57 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:57:47 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:21:49 GMT
    The top Democrat in the House is calling upon President Donald Trump to deploy the military to help with the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.
    The top Democrat in the House is calling upon President Donald Trump to deploy the military to help with the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.
  • Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signals

    Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signals

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:08 PM EDT2017-09-25 16:08:18 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:19:48 GMT
    Thousands of Puerto Ricans are spending hours hunting for a resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria: communications.
    Thousands of Puerto Ricans are spending hours hunting for a resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria: communications.
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