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  • Scammers targeting the elderly

    Scammers targeting the elderly

    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Scammers will target just about anyone. Those who usually fall victim are the elderly. According to Jonesboro police reports, an 86-year-old woman claims she's given out over $15,000
    Scammers will target just about anyone. Those who usually fall victim are the elderly. According to Jonesboro police reports, an 86-year-old woman claims she's given out over $15,000 over the past two months.
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  • Arkansas seeks cuts to expanded Medicaid program

    Arkansas seeks cuts to expanded Medicaid program

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:12:06 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Arkansas Department of Human Services officials say a plan to move more than 60,000 residents off of Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program, Arkansas Works, will save the state at least $66 million over the next four years while increasing premiums in the state's market for individual insurance plans.

    Arkansas Department of Human Services officials say a plan to move more than 60,000 residents off of Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program, Arkansas Works, will save the state at least $66 million over the next four years while increasing premiums in the state's market for individual insurance plans.

  • Advance, MO couple celebrates 69 years together

    Advance, MO couple celebrates 69 years together

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:31:52 GMT
    (Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)(Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)

    Keeping a marriage going strong is a cause for celebration.  One couple from Advance, Missouri celebrated 69 years together on Sunday, April 23. 

    Keeping a marriage going strong is a cause for celebration.  One couple from Advance, Missouri celebrated 69 years together on Sunday, April 23. 

  • County clerk warns of phone scam

    County clerk warns of phone scam

    Thursday, March 30 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-03-30 21:13:27 GMT
    Friday, March 31 2017 10:52 AM EDT2017-03-31 14:52:13 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Someone is calling people in Craighead County, asking them to pay large amounts of money at the Craighead County Clerk's Office or pay by phone with a credit card to deal with outstanding fines and warrants, County Clerk Kade Holliday said Thursday. 

    Someone is calling people in Craighead County, asking them to pay large amounts of money at the Craighead County Clerk's Office or pay by phone with a credit card to deal with outstanding fines and warrants, County Clerk Kade Holliday said Thursday. 

  • AG's mobile office to visit Independence, Mississippi Counties in April

    AG's mobile office to visit Independence, Mississippi Counties in April

    Thursday, March 30 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-03-30 18:20:29 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-03-30 18:28:23 GMT
    Leslie Rutledge (Source: Attorney General's Office)Leslie Rutledge (Source: Attorney General's Office)

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is taking her office on the road.

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is taking her office on the road.

  • City warns of phone scam

    City warns of phone scam

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:08:52 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-03-30 01:08:23 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Officials in Lawrence County are asking people to be careful about a possible scam attempt involving a tourism group. 

    Officials in Lawrence County are asking people to be careful about a possible scam attempt involving a tourism group. 

  • Lubbock WWII veteran receives 1,400 cards for 100th birthday

    Lubbock WWII veteran receives 1,400 cards for 100th birthday

    Sunday, February 5 2017 11:41 PM EST2017-02-06 04:41:00 GMT

    A Lubbock World War II veteran turned 100 years old on Sunday, and his family and friends spread the word to help do something special for him.

    A Lubbock World War II veteran turned 100 years old on Sunday, and his family and friends spread the word to help do something special for him.

  • Silver Alert inactivated for missing nursing home woman; son in custody

    Silver Alert inactivated for missing nursing home woman; son in custody

    Thursday, March 16 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-03-16 10:19:54 GMT
    Monday, March 20 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-03-20 05:13:30 GMT

    UPDATE: The Silver Alert for 82-year-old Merle Marie Miller has been inactivated.

    UPDATE: The Silver Alert for 82-year-old Merle Marie Miller has been inactivated.

  • Crooks using AG's office to steal identities, cash from consumers

    Crooks using AG's office to steal identities, cash from consumers

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 2:26 PM EST2017-02-01 19:26:51 GMT
    Wednesday, February 1 2017 2:40 PM EST2017-02-01 19:40:47 GMT
    Leslie Rutledge (Source: Attorney General's Office)Leslie Rutledge (Source: Attorney General's Office)

    The Arkansas Attorney General’s office investigates fraud and scam allegations. Now, someone is using Leslie Rutledge’s office to try and steal personal identities.

    The Arkansas Attorney General’s office investigates fraud and scam allegations. Now, someone is using Leslie Rutledge’s office to try and steal personal identities.

  • Students, teachers remember Evening Shade High School

    Students, teachers remember Evening Shade High School

    Thursday, August 4 2016 10:20 PM EDT2016-08-05 02:20:15 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:00 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    As the Evening Shade High School is being demolished, graduates and teachers from the school said it is hard to see it go.

    As the Evening Shade High School is being demolished, graduates and teachers from the school said it is hard to see it go.

  • Highland senior paints to help elementary students

    Highland senior paints to help elementary students

    Tuesday, August 2 2016 8:19 PM EDT2016-08-03 00:19:18 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-23 20:14:00 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A new painting hangs in the halls of Cherokee Elementary School to help new students feel at home on the first day of school. 

    A new painting hangs in the halls of Cherokee Elementary School to help new students feel at home on the first day of school. 

  • ASU-Newport, AARP offering driver safety course

    ASU-Newport, AARP offering driver safety course

    Thursday, December 8 2016 1:25 PM EST2016-12-08 18:25:51 GMT
    Thursday, December 8 2016 2:16 PM EST2016-12-08 19:16:00 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Arkansas State University-Newport and AARP are joining forces to offer a Driver Safety course on Friday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    Arkansas State University-Newport and AARP are joining forces to offer a Driver Safety course on Friday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

  • Region 8 remembers Pearl Harbor attack on 75th anniversary

    Region 8 remembers Pearl Harbor attack on 75th anniversary

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 12:41 PM EST2016-12-07 17:41:56 GMT
    Wednesday, December 7 2016 2:25 PM EST2016-12-07 19:25:27 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    On the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a special ceremony was held in Jonesboro.

    On the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a special ceremony was held in Jonesboro.

  • GCT students to decorate nursing home

    GCT students to decorate nursing home

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 9:12 PM EST2016-12-01 02:12:41 GMT
    Thursday, December 1 2016 9:56 AM EST2016-12-01 14:56:27 GMT
    GCT students helping at Christmas (Source: KAIT)GCT students helping at Christmas (Source: KAIT)

    Nearly 15 different clubs and organizations at Greene County Tech High School are gearing up this week for a Christmas competition that will help serve the elderly in Paragould. 

    Nearly 15 different clubs and organizations at Greene County Tech High School are gearing up this week for a Christmas competition that will help serve the elderly in Paragould. 

  • New seat belt research focuses on elderly

    New seat belt research focuses on elderly

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 9:51 AM EST2016-11-29 14:51:08 GMT
    Tuesday, November 29 2016 10:05 AM EST2016-11-29 15:05:53 GMT
    (Source: WLBT)(Source: WLBT)

    While seat belts have been proven to save lives, researchers hope to find a safer seat belt style for senior citizens.

    While seat belts have been proven to save lives, researchers hope to find a safer seat belt style for senior citizens.

  • Diabetes Awareness Month helps with education, officials say

    Diabetes Awareness Month helps with education, officials say

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 7:09 PM EST2016-11-17 00:09:53 GMT
    Wednesday, November 16 2016 7:21 PM EST2016-11-17 00:21:36 GMT

    The condition has an impact on millions of Americans but National Diabetes Awareness Month gives the public an opportunity to learn more about the issue, officials said this week. 

    The condition has an impact on millions of Americans but National Diabetes Awareness Month gives the public an opportunity to learn more about the issue, officials said this week. 

  • Kennett sales tax to help senior citizens passes

    Kennett sales tax to help senior citizens passes

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 9:20 PM EST2016-11-10 02:20:58 GMT
    Wednesday, November 9 2016 9:48 PM EST2016-11-10 02:48:05 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Election Day ended with a victory for senior citizens in one Region 8 town. 

    Election Day ended with a victory for senior citizens in one Region 8 town. 

  • Veteran honored with Purple Heart after nearly 50 years

    Veteran honored with Purple Heart after nearly 50 years

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 8:50 AM EST2016-11-09 13:50:25 GMT
    Wednesday, November 9 2016 3:26 PM EST2016-11-09 20:26:19 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    In honor of Veterans Day, a soldier received an award he earned years ago.

    In honor of Veterans Day, a soldier received an award he earned years ago.

  • Students honor veterans during special luncheon

    Students honor veterans during special luncheon

    Friday, November 4 2016 6:40 PM EDT2016-11-04 22:40:43 GMT
    Monday, November 7 2016 9:58 AM EST2016-11-07 14:58:43 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Nettleton High School hosted their 8th annual Veteran’s Luncheon on Friday.

    Nettleton High School hosted their 8th annual Veteran’s Luncheon on Friday.

  • Region 8 school wants to thank veterans with a free lunch

    Region 8 school wants to thank veterans with a free lunch

    Tuesday, November 1 2016 5:34 PM EDT2016-11-01 21:34:01 GMT
    Tuesday, November 1 2016 7:39 PM EDT2016-11-01 23:39:49 GMT
    Braelen Lee and Jacelyn McDaniel, both Nettleton High School students, are coordinating free Veterans Day Luncheon. (Source: KAIT-TV)Braelen Lee and Jacelyn McDaniel, both Nettleton High School students, are coordinating free Veterans Day Luncheon. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    All veterans attending encouraged to R.S.V.P. for free lunch on Friday, Nov. 4

    All veterans attending encouraged to R.S.V.P. for free lunch on Friday, Nov. 4

  • 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
  • Man builds airplane with WWII-era equipment

    Man builds airplane with WWII-era equipment

    Sunday, October 23 2016 6:21 PM EDT2016-10-23 22:21:32 GMT
    Sunday, October 23 2016 10:47 PM EDT2016-10-24 02:47:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Swifton man will soon be flying an antique airplane that he built.

    A Swifton man will soon be flying an antique airplane that he built.

  • Community Outreach Day to benefit homeless, low-income families

    Community Outreach Day to benefit homeless, low-income families

    Monday, October 17 2016 1:01 PM EDT2016-10-17 17:01:53 GMT
    Monday, October 17 2016 1:19 PM EDT2016-10-17 17:19:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    John J. Pershing VA Medical Center will join dozens of other Poplar Bluff businesses and organizations this month to help the homeless and low-income individuals and families.

    John J. Pershing VA Medical Center will join dozens of other Poplar Bluff businesses and organizations this month to help the homeless and low-income individuals and families.

  • Region 8 church helps homeless woman

    Region 8 church helps homeless woman

    Sunday, October 16 2016 4:08 PM EDT2016-10-16 20:08:57 GMT
    Monday, October 17 2016 9:55 AM EDT2016-10-17 13:55:42 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Central Baptist Church is reaching out through their women’s ministry to help a woman who was homeless.

    Central Baptist Church is reaching out through their women’s ministry to help a woman who was homeless.

  • Region 8 senior citizens go for gold

    Region 8 senior citizens go for gold

    Thursday, September 22 2016 12:28 PM EDT2016-09-22 16:28:59 GMT
    Thursday, September 22 2016 1:27 PM EDT2016-09-22 17:27:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Rio Olympics may be over, but Region 8 seniors went for gold Thursday.

    The Rio Olympics may be over, but Region 8 seniors went for gold Thursday.

  • Caruthersville police warn of possible phone scam

    Caruthersville police warn of possible phone scam

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 10:43 PM EDT2016-09-22 02:43:20 GMT
    Wednesday, September 21 2016 11:51 PM EDT2016-09-22 03:51:44 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Caruthersville Police Department is asking residents to be wary of a possible phone scam involving a fellow law enforcement agency. 

    The Caruthersville Police Department is asking residents to be wary of a possible phone scam involving a fellow law enforcement agency. 

  • Elderly woman celebrates birthday by giving back

    Elderly woman celebrates birthday by giving back

    Saturday, September 17 2016 9:47 PM EDT2016-09-18 01:47:09 GMT
    Saturday, September 17 2016 11:00 PM EDT2016-09-18 03:00:26 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    One Region 8 family helped their elderly mother celebrate her birthday by doing something she has always wanted to do for a local cemetery.

    One Region 8 family helped their elderly mother celebrate her birthday by doing something she has always wanted to do for a local cemetery.

  • Ceremony to commemorate POWs, MIAs

    Ceremony to commemorate POWs, MIAs

    Monday, September 12 2016 2:00 PM EDT2016-09-12 18:00:00 GMT
    Monday, September 12 2016 3:01 PM EDT2016-09-12 19:01:59 GMT
    (Source: John J. Pershing VA Medical Center)(Source: John J. Pershing VA Medical Center)

    Special commemorative Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) ceremony planned for Friday, Sept. 16.

    Special commemorative Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) ceremony planned for Friday, Sept. 16.

  • School district honors longtime board member

    School district honors longtime board member

    Wednesday, September 7 2016 12:33 PM EDT2016-09-07 16:33:53 GMT
    Wednesday, September 7 2016 7:14 PM EDT2016-09-07 23:14:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Nettleton School District honored a longtime school board member.

    The Nettleton School District honored a longtime school board member.

  • Mission group gives back to local veteran

    Mission group gives back to local veteran

    Monday, August 1 2016 7:26 PM EDT2016-08-01 23:26:15 GMT
    Monday, August 1 2016 8:01 PM EDT2016-08-02 00:01:31 GMT

    A Region 8 Mission group spent a whole day renovating a local veteran’s home.

    A Region 8 Mission group spent a whole day renovating a local veteran’s home.

  • County clerk's office launches online marriage license search

    County clerk's office launches online marriage license search

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 12:42 PM EDT2016-08-17 16:42:08 GMT

    The Craighead County Clerk’s office is making it easier for genealogists and others to search their family trees.

    The Craighead County Clerk’s office is making it easier for genealogists and others to search their family trees.

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