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  • 1 confirmed dead in Aspen Gardens Apartments fire

    1 confirmed dead in Aspen Gardens Apartments fire

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:57:33 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Fire and rescue crews are on the scene of a fire at the Aspen Gardens Apartments. The area of Rains Street and Oak Ave. has been closed while crews battle the blaze, according to
    Jonesboro Fire Chief Kevin Miller confirms to Region 8 News one person died following the fire. Firefighters also had to rescue three people from second and third stories in the building.
  • Residents react to missing machete man

    Residents react to missing machete man

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:39:51 GMT
    POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener. Wegener stole an Oregon County Sheriff Department deputy's truck Sunday night and drove it
    POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener. Wegener stole an Oregon County Sheriff Department deputy's truck Sunday night and drove it
  • Museum exhibit features out-of-this-world items

    Museum exhibit features out-of-this-world items

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:11:16 GMT
    PIGGOTT, AR (KAIT) – A piece of history will be on display today at the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center in Piggott. Tune into Region 8 News at 5 and 6, Courtney Brown will have all the
    Samples from moon missions in 1969 to 1972 sat on display at the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center in Piggott.
  • Brookland students place in statewide essay contest

    Brookland students place in statewide essay contest

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:50:09 GMT
    BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT)-  Two Region 8 students are at the top of their game. Two Brookland Middle School sixth graders placed in a statewide writing contest.  Students Lotti Hoffman and Aisha Mahmoud entered
    Two Region 8 students are at the top of their game. Two Brookland Middle School sixth graders placed in a statewide writing contest.
  • Hundreds learn about Earth's resources at ASU

    Hundreds learn about Earth's resources at ASU

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:40:02 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  People gathered to celebrate Earth Day at Arkansas State University on Tuesday.     Students from schools all over Region 8 traveled to ASU to learn about respecting the earth. A
    People gathered to celebrate Earth Day at Arkansas State University on Tuesday.
  • AR Sen. Boozman recovering from heart surgery

    AR Sen. Boozman recovering from heart surgery

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:38:43 GMT
    (KAIT) – U.S. Senator John Boozman is currently undergoing surgery in an Arkansas hospital, according to a news release from his office. The release does not mention what type of surgery he is undergoing
    U.S. Senator John Boozman is recovering from heart surgery.
  • Man, daughter injured in one-vehicle crash

    Man, daughter injured in one-vehicle crash

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:50:51 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon sent a Region 8 man and his 2-year-old daughter to a local hospital. The crash happened around noon at the intersection of Aggie and Red Wolf
    A one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon sent a Region 8 man and his 2-year-old daughter to a local hospital. The crash happened around noon at the intersection of Aggie and Red Wolf Boulevard.
  • Family looks for answers after body found in Forrest City

    Family looks for answers after body found in Forrest City

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:31:41 GMT
    A burned out car was found early Monday morning with a man inside, and now family members are searching for answers.
    A burned out car was found early Monday morning with a man inside, and now family members are searching for answers.
  • Road improvements planned in several NE AR counties

    Road improvements planned in several NE AR counties

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:53:31 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has announced several road improvement projects around northeast Arkansas. The announcement came in several news releases Tuesday
    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has announced several road improvement projects around northeast Arkansas.
  • Man who forced way into home wearing only sweatshirt arrested

    Man who forced way into home wearing only sweatshirt arrested

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:27:55 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 have arrested a man who they say forced his way into a home wearing only a red sweatshirt.
  • Gigi's Cupcakes coming to Jonesboro

    Gigi's Cupcakes coming to Jonesboro

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:31:11 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development made a "sweet" announcement Tuesday: Gigi's Cupcakes is coming to Jonesboro. "Gigi's is to cupcakes like Starbucks is to coffee,"
    Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development made a "sweet" announcement Tuesday:  Gigi's Cupcakes is coming to Jonesboro.
  • Update: Memorial fund established for drowning victim

    Update: Memorial fund established for drowning victim

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:04:52 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A memorial fund has been created for an 11-year-old girl who died after she became trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.
    Kyria Seymour of Jonesboro died Saturday, April 19, at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN. A memorial fund has been created for an 11-year-old girl who died after she became trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.
  • Sheriff's department searching for suspect possibly armed with machete

    Sheriff's department searching for suspect possibly armed with machete

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-04-22 12:38:27 GMT
    MYRTLE, MISSOURI (KAIT) - Sheriff's departments in Southeast Missouri are actively searching for a possibly armed suspect and they've warned residents to lock their homes and cars as he's already stolen
    MYRTLE, MISSOURI (KAIT) - Sheriff's departments in Southeast Missouri are actively searching for a possibly armed suspect and they've warned residents to lock their homes and cars as he's already stolen
  • Planting season delayed

    Planting season delayed

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:40:30 GMT
    WYNNE, AR (KAIT) - The long cold and wet winter caused a delay in the planting season this year. Farmers are now racing to get their crops in the ground in preparation for the growing season.  Coming
    The long cold and wet winter caused a delay in the planting season this year.  
  • Women's clinic opens in Paragould

    Women's clinic opens in Paragould

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:35:43 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
    The Women's Clinic at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center opened its doors Monday morning.
  • 3 charged with murder of Pemiscot County man in court

    3 charged with murder of Pemiscot County man in court

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:22:13 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.
  • Extra security called to area schools after anonymous threats

    Extra security called to area schools after anonymous threats

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:52:23 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - There is an additional police force at several area schools Monday after vague threats made over the weekend. No specific details were given. Several schools sent notifications
    There is an additional police force at several area schools Monday after vague threats made. No specific details were given.
  • Clinic offers new service for allergy sufferers

    Clinic offers new service for allergy sufferers

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:29:28 GMT
    NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - A Newport clinic is offering a new service to help those suffering from spring allergies. The Newport Diagnostic Clinic is offering allergy testing and customized immunotherapy, a
    A Newport clinic is offering a new service to help those suffering from spring allergies.
  • Jonesboro private clubs, liquor tax revenue on the rise

    Jonesboro private clubs, liquor tax revenue on the rise

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:51:02 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Add another name to the list of Jonesboro private clubs selling alcohol. During its April meeting in Little Rock, the Alcoholic Beverage Control board granted a conditional private
    Add another name to the list of Jonesboro private clubs selling alcohol. During its April meeting in Little Rock, the Alcoholic Beverage Control board granted a conditional private club permit to J-Town's Grill, 2612 East Johnson.
  • Ex-wife of convicted killer charged with child prostitution

    Ex-wife of convicted killer charged with child prostitution

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:29:03 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.
  • Gov. Beebe to join in ceremony for block grants

    Gov. Beebe to join in ceremony for block grants

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:21:39 GMT
    Governor Mike Beebe is to join Arkansas Economic Development Commission officials and local leaders to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant program.
    Governor Mike Beebe is to join Arkansas Economic Development Commission officials and local leaders to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant program.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:27:58 GMT
    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since. "In a way it's kind of
    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since.
  • Residents react to missing machete man

    Residents react to missing machete man

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:39:51 GMT
    POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener. Wegener stole an Oregon County Sheriff Department deputy's truck Sunday night and drove it
    POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener. Wegener stole an Oregon County Sheriff Department deputy's truck Sunday night and drove it
  • Update: Memorial fund established for drowning victim

    Update: Memorial fund established for drowning victim

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:04:52 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A memorial fund has been created for an 11-year-old girl who died after she became trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.
    Kyria Seymour of Jonesboro died Saturday, April 19, at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN. A memorial fund has been created for an 11-year-old girl who died after she became trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.
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