Vehicle strikes church, gas leak reported

A vehicle has plowed into a downtown Jonesboro church, triggering a gas leak.

  Neighborhood groups form coalition in Jonesboro, discuss issues, future

  ArDOT looks to put turning lanes on Hwy. 351, hears from residents at meeting

Public memorial service planned for WWII hero

Troopers graduate, receive assignments around the state

  A Better Region 8: “Fishing for Fosters”

  Police department gets computer system upgrade

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No school supplies needed for Hillcrest students, as residents help

Jonesboro firefighters raise thousands for people with muscular dystrophy

Fire begins in garage, spreads into home

Kennett authorities investigate fire

Pocahontas businesses apply for liquor license

Debate rises over old Searcy ordinance banning dogs from parks

  New bridge still under construction to replace ‘Blue Bridge’

After an emergency closing on the Blue Bridge in Newport, it raised a few questions on safety and when the new bridge would be completed.

Man dies during Florida diving trip, authorities say

According to a Facebook post from the Monroe County, Florida Sheriff’s Department, Charles H. Boone, 45, of Quitman died at a hospital in the Miami-Dade County area.

  Heavy rainfall may lead to more snake sightings

After several days of bad weather in the Mid-South, we can expect pooled water and downed trees, but Memphis Zoo officials say you should also keep a close eye out for snakes.

  Gov. Bill Lee tours flood-affected areas in west Tennessee

Ongoing flooding conditions plague communities across the state, particularly in western Tennessee where remnants of Hurricane Barry dropped additional rain in recent days.

  Hoxie City Council moves forward with Minturn annexation

  Melanoma patient has a warning about the dangers of the sun

Earlier fight leads to shots fired at house

Man passes out after breaking into bank, officer says

Cost of getting driver’s license will rise soon in Missouri

Power restored to thousands in Lawrence County

Study: Arkansas has one of the highest rates of at-risk youths

Disconnected or overweight youth are two of the main factors for Arkansas' poor ranking in a new study.

  Resolution creating MLK unity committee passes unanimously

A resolution creating a Unity Committee tasked with naming a Jonesboro street after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. passed unanimously Tuesday night in the Nominating and Rules Committee meeting.

Earthquake rattles in Tenn. outside of Pemiscot Co., Mo.

It hit at 12:24 a.m.

  Beloved Valley View school teacher passes away

“He was a beautiful person,” Russell said. “He was wonderful. Just the best person you could meet. He always had the kids’ interest at heart.”

  Students practice their kitchen skills

Students at ASU-Newport in Jonesboro got the chance to learn basic kitchen skills as they attended a culinary camp.

Incredible amounts of rain fell on the northern ArkLaTex

As much as 14" of rain may have fallen across parts of southwest Arkansas Monday night into Tuesday morning

  Heavy rains close several highways, prompt flash flooding across Arkansas

Heavy rains prompted flash flooding across the central and southern parts of Arkansas overnight into Tuesday morning.

  Region 8 farmers deal with Barry aftermath

Farmer Scott Matthews said the rain has been hitting his farm since Friday and he hopes it will stop raining soon.

  UAMS Northeast campus celebrates milestone

UAMS Northeast celebrates 40 years.

  On anniversary of Apollo 11 mission, Memphis man remembers his role as NASA flight controller

This weeks marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which landed humans on the moon for the first time. A Memphis man helped make that mission possible.

  Grand jury indicts woman for killing Memphis pastor, shooting his wife

Investigators say Latoshia Daniels shot and killed Brodes Perry inside his Collierville apartment in April 2019 and shot Perry's wife who survived.

  Crews reopen White River bridge after making emergency repairs

The White River bridge in Newport reopened after being closed for just over six hours Tuesday after crews with ARDOT shut the bridge down for emergency repairs.

Residents invited to ‘STEP’ up, speak out about crossing studies

The City of Jonesboro encourages residents to step up and have a say in pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

  Swifton police chief resigns after video surfaces

Swifton’s police chief, J.R. Moody, resigned Monday after a video surfaced on social media showing him in a curse-filled confrontation with a resident.

  City looking at using solar energy

The city of Walnut Ridge is looking into solar panels to help save on energy costs.

  Flood preps continue as flash flooding possibility lingers

Much of the Mid-South remains in a Flash Flood Watch as of Tuesday morning, meaning the threat of flash flooding still remains as rain continues to fall in the area.

  UAMS launches family residency program in Batesville

UAMS launched a new residency program in Batesville Monday, all part of an attempt to establish family residency programs in all corners of the state.

  A Better Region 8: Waving the white flag on the Bono Lake project

A Better Region 8 discusses the Bono Lake project and why it's time to cut our losses and focus on other projects.

  Free sandbags available in Crittenden County as remnants of Barry fall across the Mid-South

Free sandbags are available at the Crittenden County Road Department along Highway 64.

Trumann Fire Department getting lifesaving equipment

Trumann Fire Department will receive gran bin rescue tubes and training.

  Seniors beat the heat with slip and slide at nursing home

One resident who got in on the action is 103-years-old.

  ’Til death do us part: husband and wife married for 71 years, die on same day

Their love was so strong that the husband and wife took their final breaths only hours apart.

Small earthquake reported near the Bootheel

According to the USGS a magnitude 1.7 shook 2.9 miles southeast of Ridgely, Tennessee on Sunday evening.

Jonesboro road closed for construction

Crews with the Arkansas Department of Transportation have temporarily closed part of Nettleton Avenue between Watt and Central Streets for construction.

  15-year-old killed, 3 injured in Pemiscot County, Mo. crash

Officials said the vehicle ran off the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned.

  Community raises thousands of dollars for sheriff battling cancer

It was a huge turn out for Izard County Sheriff Ernie Blackley who is battling stage 4 lung cancer.

Sherwood child found safe, ASP says

According to a Twitter post from the Arkansas State Police, authorities are looking for God Dickerson, 3, of Sherwood.

  Crews work to get ready as Tropical Storm Barry approaches

One local city is preparing for Tropical Storm Barry by offering sandbags to the community.

Beach-goers not stalled by remnants of Hurricane Barry

Now that the bulk of the impact from Hurricane Barry is behind us, the aftermath of the storm’s wind is now a chief concern.

  Region 8 mom empowers single mothers

She believes the reward of being a mother is priceless because you always have someone who pushes you to be better.

Craighead Co. mug shots, July 14-20

A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

Big southeast Missouri landowner to ban feral hog hunting

One of Missouri's largest private landowners is following the state's lead in seeking to eradicate feral hogs by favoring trapping them over hunting

Paragould firefighters battle fire at auto body business

According to Paragould Fire Chief Kevin Lang, firefighters got a call around 3 a.m. July 14 about the fire at Morrison Transmission at the corner of Highway 412 and South 3rd Street.

2.5 earthquake reported near Cherry Valley

The 2.5-magnitude earthquake was detected around 6:20 a.m., four miles west of Cherry Valley.

Kennett man dies after falling into St. Francis River

The 44-year-old man was checking on a fishing line in the front of the boat and fell in the river

Media: Cardinals HOF Bob Gibson fighting pancreatic cancer

Gibson played for the Cardinals from 1959-75 and has won two World Series rings with the Redbirds.

Gr8 Job: Area children raise money for Northeast Arkansas Humane Society

According to a Facebook post from the group, Lily Horton and Delaney Crawford recently sold snow cones and chocolate dipped pretzels in their neighborhood, donating all of the money raised to help the group.

Wappapello man injured after being struck by car in Butler County

The victim was taken by ambulance in serious condition to a Poplar Bluff hospital.

3 injured in northern Arkansas when plane crashes

Authorities say two adults and a child were injured in a plane crash in north-central Arkansas

First responders warn of snakes, other animals trying to escape flood waters

First responders in St. Tammany Parish warn citizens to be aware of snakes and others creatures as they attempt to escape flood waters.

  Mayor calls for stricter laws after more than 30 interstate shootings

The number of interstate shootings in Memphis has increased to more than 30 since the beginning of the year.

  Community Gets in Gear for Cancer Center

More than 120 bikers participated in St. Benards Get in Gear Series: Ride for your Ribbon Bike Ride

Entergy: Nearly 75,000 customers without power in Louisiana

Entergy was trying to restore power to 58,000 customers across Louisiana as Hurricane Barry crept into the state Saturday morning.

  City makes first step toward building new well

The city of Caraway just got a grant that they hope is the first of many.

  City and county officials feud over funds

Both agree that the feud is “fairly complex” and the problems go back 30 years.

Send KAIT your photos or videos with ‘See It, Snap It, Send It’

Whenever severe weather is rolling in, you have a way to send in photos of what you’re seeing to KAIT.

Letter to attorney has area woman facing drug trafficking

Leah Maria Banks of Jonesboro was arrested July 12 on suspicion of trafficking a controlled substance after authorities received word about the letter.

Blytheville best friends share a kidney

A Blytheville man has saved his friend’s life, claiming he was simply returning the favor.

Nettleton Avenue section to close for construction

A portion of Nettleton Avenue in Jonesboro will close, according to ARDOT.

  Batesville gives property owners 30 days to tear down buildings

The city of Batesville wants to put an end to unsightly properties. During a city council meeting on July 9, city officials discussed five properties they would like to see out of sight.

  New hike and bike trail made with recycled materials

Outdoors enthusiasts have a new obstacle course to check out, thanks to some resourceful leaders over in Walnut Ridge.

  Work on new gym, baseball and softball complex to start

Walnut Ridge School District is expecting to break ground on a few projects Monday.

New levee task force holds first meeting

Arkansas’ new levee task force held their first meeting on Friday.

West Memphis Police Department welcomes new officers

Surrounded by friends and family, a total of six men and women joined the West Memphis Police Department Friday. The recruits just completed a 15-week training academy.

JPD K9 officer visits, teaches children about dog training, agility

“We want to build a strong bond with our youth,” Smith said. “We want them to feel free to approach us when they need our assistance.”

Media source regrets error in affidavit story

Collins was found dead June 4 outside her home on Highway 90 West near Pocahontas.

Man shot multiple times in West Memphis

Police say the victim was brought to a Memphis hospital in serious condition.

  Former Fisk, Mo. clerk accused of stealing money from city

According to court records, the mayor reported a possible embezzlement after finding a charge of $15 at The Pony in April 2018.