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  • Church-goers flock to Easter services across Region 8

    Church-goers flock to Easter services across Region 8

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:12:05 GMT
    JONESBORO,AR (KAIT)- Church-goers flocked to services around Region 8 today to celebrate the Easter holiday. For First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, it was the second Easter celebration in their
    For First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, it was the second Easter celebration in their new facility.
  • Wanna Dance 2014 raises thousands for Woman's Discovery Center

    Wanna Dance 2014 raises thousands for Woman's Discovery Center

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:14:51 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Woman's Discovery Center held its 7th annual "Wanna Dance" fundraiser Saturday. Twelve couples who practiced for about a month showed off their hard work at the Jonesboro High
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Woman's Discovery Center held its 7th annual "Wanna Dance" fundraiser Saturday. Twelve couples who practiced for about a month showed off their hard work at the Jonesboro High
  • Region 8 parks get spring cleaning treatment

    Region 8 parks get spring cleaning treatment

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:39:09 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  Spring cleaning is for more than just getting the household in shape. Volunteers of all ages are making sure local parks are getting the cleaning treatment, as well. Crowley's Ridge
    Spring cleaning is for more than just getting the household in shape. Volunteers of all ages are making sure local parks are getting the cleaning treatment, as well.
  • Bikers help bikers, warn community of riding risks

    Bikers help bikers, warn community of riding risks

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:47:28 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Region 8 bikers hit the road Saturday to raise money for fellow motorcyclists and their families. B4B of Northeast Arkansas created a fund to help people who have been injured in
    Region 8 bikers hit the road Saturday to raise money for fellow motorcyclists and their families.
  • Construction sector helps AR unemployment numbers

    Construction sector helps AR unemployment numbers

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:16:59 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - According to the Associated Press, state officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate has dropped below 7 percent for the first time in more than five years. With Jonesboro continuing
    According to the Associated Press, state officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate has dropped below 7 percent for the first time in more than five years.
  • Hoxie OM team makes it to World Competition for first time

    Hoxie OM team makes it to World Competition for first time

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:15:02 GMT
    HOXIE, AR (KAIT) - A gang of kids, a lot of duct tape and a big target on the principal. It sounds like trouble...or a fundraiser that will really "stick" with people when they asked to help out some talented
    A gang of kids, a lot of duct tape and a big target on the principal. It sounds like trouble...or a fundraiser that will really "stick" with people when they asked to help out some talented students. Bright kids who have made history in Hoxie.  
  • Ministry bears crosses along highway in honor of Good Friday

    Ministry bears crosses along highway in honor of Good Friday

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:12:49 GMT
    CARDWELL, MO (KAIT) - Crosses lined Highway 412 from Cardwell to Kennett in honor of Good Friday. Shepherds Fold members stood along the highway with handmade crosses, all bearing a different message. Jessi
    Crosses lined Highway 412 from Cardwell to Kennett in honor of Good Friday.
  • Veterans learn about services available to them

    Veterans learn about services available to them

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:54:56 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - St. Bernards Auditorium in Jonesboro was filled with veterans from all over Region 8 on Friday.
    St. Bernards Auditorium in Jonesboro was filled with veterans from all over Region 8 on Friday.
  • Women's clinic to open in Paragould Monday

    Women's clinic to open in Paragould Monday

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:08:20 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – A new women's care unit will be opening up next week in Paragould. Arkansas Methodist Medical Center announced Friday in a news release that the AMMC Women's Clinic will open Monday
    Arkansas Methodist Medical Center announced Friday in a news release that the AMMC Women's Clinic will open Monday morning at 8 a.m. The clinic is located at 1000 W. Kingshighway, Suite 4 in Paragould.
  • June groundbreaking planned for Osceola steel mill

    June groundbreaking planned for Osceola steel mill

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:04:27 GMT
    Groundbreaking on a planned $1.1 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas is expected to take place in late June.
    Groundbreaking on a planned $1.1 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas is expected to take place in late June.
  • Police: Man wearing only sweatshirt forces way into home

    Police: Man wearing only sweatshirt forces way into home

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:10:39 GMT
    MARMADUKE, AR (KAIT) – Police are searching for a suspect who they say forced his way into a home wearing only a red sweatshirt. According to Marmaduke Police Chief Steve Franks, his department is looking
    Police are searching for a suspect who they say forced his way into a home wearing only a red sweatshirt.
  • Fire burns vacant home in SW Jonesboro

    Fire burns vacant home in SW Jonesboro

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:34:25 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A portion of Southwest Drive is closed this morning as crews are work on a house fire. According to Jonesboro dispatch the home is vacant. Southwest Drive has been closed from
    Southwest Drive was closed during the morning rush Friday after crews battled a house fire.
  • Talent show held to help fight SIDS

    Talent show held to help fight SIDS

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:55:46 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Greene County Tech Primary School is hosting a talent show tonight at 7 p.m. at the school. The talent show is in honor of kindergarten teacher Andrea Moore who lost her child to
    Greene County Tech Primary School is hosting a talent show in honor of a kindergarten teacher who lost her child to SIDS.
  • 1 dead after crash in Pemiscot Co.

    1 dead after crash in Pemiscot Co.

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:12:36 GMT
    HAYTI, MO (KAIT) – A man is dead after a crash near Hayti. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert Lenox, 59, of Hayti died after the crash Thursday afternoon. The crash report states
    A man is dead after a crash near Hayti.
  • Poplar Bluff Police warning of phone scam

    Poplar Bluff Police warning of phone scam

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:09:28 GMT
    The Poplar Bluff Police Department is warning of a phone scam.
    The Poplar Bluff Police Department is warning of a phone scam.
  • Original victim files suit against OBGYN

    Original victim files suit against OBGYN

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:00:19 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould OB/GYN accused of taking nude photos of some of his patients had his first court appearance Thursday. He was arrested Wednesday night at a Newport hotel. Dr. Paul
    The patient that brought all of this to the forefront has now filed civil suit against the doctor and explained in detail what Becton allegedly did to her during that exam that she said led up to him taking nude photos of her.
  • Project Lifesaver helps Bono family

    Project Lifesaver helps Bono family

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:57:32 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Holli Crowe's daughter, Macie, is an 11 year old who is dually diagnosed with Down's syndrome and Autism.  Crowe's biggest fear, just like any other parent, is Macie will wander
    Macie Crowe, an 11 year old with Down's syndrome and Autism, wears a Project Lifesaver bracelet that could save her life. 
  • 3 charged with murder of Pemiscot County man

    3 charged with murder of Pemiscot County man

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:43:35 GMT
    Three men have been charged in connection with the death of a Pemiscot County man. Two others face other charges in connection to the case as well.
    Three men have been charged in connection with the death of a Pemiscot County man. Two others face other charges in connection to the case as well.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center stops in Blytheville

    Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center stops in Blytheville

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:49:38 GMT
    BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -   The Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center made a stop in Region 8 Thursday. As a 22-year army veteran, Mississippi County Veterans Service Director Mike Freligh knows
     
    Veterans often need information about medical assistance, benefits for bereaved families, and counseling services. 





     
  • Hospital explains OB-GYN examination procedure

    Hospital explains OB-GYN examination procedure

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:45:50 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- After a Paragould OB-GYN was arrested for taking pictures of his patients, a number of people are posing the question of whether it's required for a doctor to have a nurse in the
    After a Paragould OB-GYN was arrested for taking pictures of his patients, the question was raised whether it's required for a doctor to have a nurse in the room during an examination.
  • Ex-wife of convicted killer charged with child prostitution

    Ex-wife of convicted killer charged with child prostitution

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:25:19 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-- The former wife of a Region man convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young neighborhood girl now faces felony charges herself. Tonya M. Smith, 41, is charged with three counts
    The former wife of a Region man convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young neighborhood girl now faces felony charges herself. Tonya M. Smith, 41, is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, two counts of causing a child under the age of 13 to view/listen to sexual activity, one count of causing a child over the age of 13 to view/listen to sexual activity, three counts of child enticement and two counts of failure to protect a child.
  • Former youth pastor convicted of sexually assaulting girl

    Former youth pastor convicted of sexually assaulting girl

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:17:40 GMT
    MARION, AR (KAIT) – A former youth pastor and daycare worker has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl. Scott Ellington, prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial
    A former youth pastor and daycare worker has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.
  • Man wanted after armed robbery at hardware store

    Man wanted after armed robbery at hardware store

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:52:59 GMT
    SEARCY, AR (KAIT) – Police are searching for a suspect involved in the armed robbery of a Searcy hardware store. According to Searcy police, the incident happened at 2133 East Race Street around 9 a.m.
    Police are searching for a suspect involved in the armed robbery of a Searcy hardware store.
  • Girl trapped underwater 20 minutes in critical condition

    Girl trapped underwater 20 minutes in critical condition

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:41:20 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition at a Memphis hospital after becoming trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes. At 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jonesboro
    A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition at a Memphis hospital after becoming trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.
  • Hearing set in challenge to AR gay marriage ban

    Hearing set in challenge to AR gay marriage ban

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:58:23 GMT
    Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage are to make their case before a circuit judge in Pulaski County.
    Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage are to make their case before a circuit judge in Pulaski County.
  • AG considering revised wording on AR alcohol ballot item

    AG considering revised wording on AR alcohol ballot item

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:12:09 GMT
    Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it legal to produce and sell alcohol in all 75 Arkansas counties will have to try again for approval of the wording of their ballot item.
    Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it legal to produce and sell alcohol in all 75 Arkansas counties are trying again for approval of the wording of their ballot item.
  • Van Dyke's contract will not be renewed

    Van Dyke's contract will not be renewed

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:12:09 GMT
    TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) - Wanda Van Dyke will not be Trumann's high school principal next year. That decision was made by school board members around 9pm Wednesday night. Their decision comes after hours of
    School board members unanimously voted to back Superintendent Myra Graham's recommendation to not renew Van Dyke's contract for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Paragould OBGYN accused of video voyeurism arrested

    Paragould OBGYN accused of video voyeurism arrested

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:58:24 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Police tell Region 8 News the Paragould OBGYN accused of taking nude photos of clients without their knowledge or consent has been arrested.
    Police tell Region 8 News the Paragould OBGYN accused of taking nude photos of clients without their knowledge or consent has been arrested.
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    Man arrested after walking away from work detail

    Man arrested after walking away from work detail

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:37:39 GMT
    WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) – A Jackson County man was arrested Tuesday night after walking away from work detail.
    A Jackson County man was arrested Tuesday night after walking away from work detail.
  • Patients react to Paragould OBGYN's arrest warrant

    Patients react to Paragould OBGYN's arrest warrant

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:46:51 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Police are still trying to find Dr. Paul Becton, Jr., the OBGYN accused of taking nude photos of his patients. Becton Women's Clinic employees said the clinic is now closed. Ppatients
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Police are still trying to find Dr. Paul Becton, Jr., the OBGYN accused of taking nude photos of his patients. Becton Women's Clinic employees said the clinic is now closed. Ppatients
  • Tuckerman food pantry celebrates 5 years of service

    Tuckerman food pantry celebrates 5 years of service

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:31:02 GMT
    TUCKERMAN, AR (KAIT)- Governor Beebe was in Tuckerman Wednesday to celebrate the 5th anniversary of ‘Every Child is Ours' food pantry. Beebe spoke to students at Tuckerman High School on growing up poor
    Governor Beebe was in Tuckerman Wednesday to celebrate the 5thanniversary of ‘Every Child is Ours' food pantry.
  • April Teacher of the Month: Ms. Jenny Mayer

    April Teacher of the Month: Ms. Jenny Mayer

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:30:53 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Ms. Jenny Mayer from Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies Magnet School has been selected as our April Teacher of the Month. Mayer been teaching for 6 years and said she has
    Ms. Jenny Mayer from Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies Magnet School has been selected as our April Teacher of the Month.
  • Small town restaurant destroyed by overnight fire

    Small town restaurant destroyed by overnight fire

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:07:41 GMT
    GRUBBS, AR (KAIT) – One Region 8 town  lost one of the last businesses it has in a fire early Wednesday morning. The Eagles Nest has been a town staple for nearly 50 years. Courtney Brown speaks with
    One Region 8 town  lost one of the last businesses it has in a fire early Wednesday morning.
  • Local restaurant reacts to beef prices

    Local restaurant reacts to beef prices

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:53:31 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- According to the USDA, beef prices are up 5.4 percent since this time last year. Experts attribute the drought across the Great Plains, Texas and California to the smallest U.S.
    According to the USDA, beef prices are up 5.4 percent since this time last year.
  • Elderly woman beaten in home invasion

    Elderly woman beaten in home invasion

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:13:12 GMT
    Police in West Memphis, Arkansas are working a home invasion case in which a elderly woman was attacked and beaten. According to friends, the woman had to be rushed to the Med after suffering a broken
    Police in West Memphis, Ark. are working a home invasion case in which a elderly woman was attacked and beaten.
  • Jonesboro officials return from D.C. with news on initiative

    Jonesboro officials return from D.C. with news on initiative

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:38:46 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Jonesboro City Officials came back from Washington D.C. with some good news about the North Jonesboro Neighborhood Initiative. Tune into Region 8 News at 5 and 6, Courtney Brown
    Jonesboro City Officials came back from Washington D.C. with some good news about the North Jonesboro Neighborhood Initiative.
  • ASU honors 21 retirees

    ASU honors 21 retirees

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:41:26 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – On Tuesday hundreds of Arkansas State University faculty and staff members gathered in Centennial Hall of the Carl R. Reng Student Union to honor 21 faculty members retiring this
    On Tuesday hundreds of Arkansas State University faculty and staff members gathered in Centennial Hall of the Carl R. Reng Student Union to honor 21 faculty members retiring this academic year.
  • Region 8 viewers ask: Why did sex offender only serve four months?

    Region 8 viewers ask: Why did sex offender only serve four months?

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-04-15 12:58:01 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The arrest of one local sex offender has created a local social media storm. Jonesboro Police charged John Richardson, 35 of Jonesboro, with the rape of a one-year-old girl and
    Jonesboro Police charged John Richardson, 35 of Jonesboro, with the rape of a one-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl. He was convicted of a similar crime in 2010 and spent four months in jail. 
  • Recovery to begin for sunken barge in Mississippi River

    Recovery to begin for sunken barge in Mississippi River

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-04-15 11:38:38 GMT
    Salvage operations for a barge that overturned and sank last week in the Mississippi River in northeast Arkansas are expected to begin.
    Salvage operations for a barge that overturned and sank last week in the Mississippi River in northeast Arkansas are expected to begin.
  • Contract equals home run for Jonesboro economy

    Contract equals home run for Jonesboro economy

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-15 04:00:17 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro made it's pitch and one of the biggest little league tournaments in the country said "batter up!" The Cal Ripken 10 year old World Series will make Jonesboro it's home
    The Cal Ripken 10 year old World Series will make Jonesboro it's home dugout in 2015. It's a move that is expected to be worth more than just peanuts and crackerjack to the city.
  • Man in jail for stealing from multiple Walmart stores

    Man in jail for stealing from multiple Walmart stores

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:48:28 GMT
    POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) – Lawrence County deputies helped Pocahontas police arrest a man on theft charges Wednesday.
    Lawrence County deputies helped Pocahontas police arrest a man on theft charges Wednesday.
  • How to protect your plants from frost

    How to protect your plants from frost

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:26:38 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - With a frost advisory in effect for tonight many of you may be wondering how to protect your garden.  Frost can cause damage to some of the more sensitive plants around your yard. 
    Frost can cause damage to some of the more sensitive plants around your yard.
  • Construction planned for a new safe shelter at Nettleton

    Construction planned for a new safe shelter at Nettleton

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:17:02 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The Nettleton School District has plans to begin construction on safe shelters at the intermediate and middle school. The cost for both shelters is $1.2 million. Courtney Brown
    The Nettleton School District has plans to begin construction on a safe shelter at the intermediate and middle school. The cost for the shelter is $1.2 million.
  • Vehicle obstructing traffic leads to drug arrest

    Vehicle obstructing traffic leads to drug arrest

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:13:17 GMT
    HORSESHOE BEND, AR (KAIT) – What started as a vehicle in the road, turned into a drug arrest in Horseshoe Bend. According to the Izard Count Sheriff's Department, a deputy responded to a vehicle obstructing
    What started as a vehicle in the road, turned into a drug arrest in Horseshoe Bend.
  • Sheriff: Man arrested after pulling BB gun on officers

    Sheriff: Man arrested after pulling BB gun on officers

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:03:58 GMT
    WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) – A Walnut Ridge man faces multiple charges after investigators say he pulled a BB gun on police. James Ferrell, 27, is charged with terroristic threatening, obstruction of governmental
    A Walnut Ridge man faces multiple charges after investigators say he pulled a BB gun on police. James Ferrell, 27, is charged with terroristic threatening, obstruction of governmental operations, driving on a suspended license, DWI, resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a minor.
  • Parole board questions Paragould murder conviction

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:53:35 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The Arkansas Parole Board says a man convicted of a 23-year-old murder in Paragould has "served long enough" for a crime he "possibly did not commit." Now they're asking the case
    The Arkansas Parole Board says a man convicted of a 23-year-old murder in Paragould has "served long enough" for a crime he "possibly did not commit." Now they're asking the case be "fully investigated."
  • Sex offender charged with assault of one year old, fiance arrested

    Sex offender charged with assault of one year old, fiance arrested

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:18:08 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Investigators have determined that the Jonesboro man arrested on April 4 for sexual assault, had a second victim.
    Investigators have determined that the Jonesboro man arrested on April 4 for sexual assault, had a second victim.
  • Former Batesville Mayor Biard dies at age 74

    Former Batesville Mayor Biard dies at age 74

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:32:01 GMT
    Former Batesville Mayor Joe Biard - the north Arkansas city's longest serving mayor - has died at age 74.
    Former Batesville Mayor Joe Biard - the north Arkansas city's longest serving mayor - has died at age 74.
  • 2 killed in separate motorcycle wrecks in Arkansas

    2 killed in separate motorcycle wrecks in Arkansas

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:29:47 GMT
    Authorities say two motorcyclists were killed in separate crashes on Arkansas roads over the weekend.
    Authorities say two motorcyclists were killed in separate crashes on Arkansas roads over the weekend.
  • Two arrests after drug paraphernalia found

    Two arrests after drug paraphernalia found

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-14 04:02:39 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  A man and woman from Jonesboro were arrested early Sunday morning after several syringes were found in their vehicle. Jonesboro Police say Jeffery Bigler, 28, was driving on a suspended
    A man and woman from Jonesboro were arrested early Sunday morning after several syringes were found in their vehicle.
  • Railroad crossings are growing danger in Region 8

    Railroad crossings are growing danger in Region 8

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-13 23:39:13 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - 2013 was a deadly year at railroad crossings compared to 2012. According to Arkansas State Police accident reports, the state saw five fatal accidents involving a train hitting
    Arkansas saw a total of five fatal accidents involving a train hitting a vehicle in 2013. 
  • Residents learn to save lives with technology

    Residents learn to save lives with technology

    Saturday, April 12 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-13 00:21:23 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Craighead County Sheriff's Department trained community members Saturday afternoon on how to keep their loved ones safe. It's called Project Lifesaver, a search system for people
    The Craighead County Sheriff's Department educated community members about Project Lifesaver, a search system for people with Alzheimer's, Autism and Down's syndrome.
  • Kids and canines hunted for eggs at annual Easter egg hunt

    Kids and canines hunted for eggs at annual Easter egg hunt

    Saturday, April 12 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-12 23:38:12 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Kids and their four-legged companions were treated to a twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt Saturday afternoon. Jonesboro Animal Control and Northeast Arkansans for Animals
    Jonesboro Animal Control and Northeast Arkansans for Animals (NAFA) hosted their annual egg hunt for local kids and their canines. 
  • Local bikers ride for Sidney Randall

    Local bikers ride for Sidney Randall

    Saturday, April 12 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-04-12 23:27:44 GMT
    WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - Bikers rode around Region 8 Saturday afternoon in memory of a fellow community member. Rumblin' Around the Ridge hosted its first Sidney Randall Memorial Scholarship ride, an
    Bikers rode around Region 8 Saturday to raise money for a scholarship in memory of Sidney Randall. 
  • Garden plants seeds for a healthier community

    Garden plants seeds for a healthier community

    Saturday, April 12 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-04-12 23:17:09 GMT
    BAY, AR (KAIT) - Region 8 gardeners planted a pop of color Saturday to bolster the Bay community. Bay United Methodist Church hosted a groundbreaking for this year's community garden. The USDA classifies
    Bay residents planted this year's community garden Saturday to give residents healthier food options. 
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