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  Suspect accused of shooting deputy, trooper in Carter Co., Mo. facing charges

Cummings is charged with four counts of felony first degree assault/serious physical injury and four counts of armed criminal action.

Women veterans event coming to Poplar Bluff, Mo.

  Jail administrator’s wife pleads not guilty to holding teens at gunpoint during door-to-door fundraiser

Missouri election officials clap back over abortion petition

Sexual assault case dropped against Arkansas doctor

  Dexter man facing charges after 2 young children test positive for meth

  Doniphan man sentenced to 12 years in prison for possessing child pornography

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New 3-way stop coming to Aggie Road

Northeast Arkansans respond with huge donation to help those in need

Pope County leaders endorse proposal for new casino

ASP: Missing ‘legally blind’ man found safe

Voice your concerns aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi

  Bidding underway for Elvis Week’s Auction at Graceland

  Portageville, Mo. girl’s lemonade stand makes donation for charity

One girl in Portageville, Mo. is putting her entrepreneurial skills to work and helping out the Portageville Police Department.

  Prison employee was sexually assaulted, strangled before inmate escaped, affidavit says

New details from a police affidavit reveal a Tennessee prison employee was sexually assaulted and strangled when she was killed.

Heavy loads causing major road issues

The city urged any low riding vehicles to avoid the area.

Car strikes bridge, catches fire in Portageville, Mo.

When officials got to the scene the driver of car was not around.

Oxford pizza shop offers free pizza for immigrants, refugees

Surveillance camera catches suspect taking package, police say he’s selling the contents

Convicted ex-Arkansas state senator denied prison release

  Man identified, caught on video taking inappropriate photos of woman, 13-year-old girl at Poplar Bluff Walmart

Little Rock officers cleared in fatal shooting of man

  Legendary Arkansas State track & field coach Guy Kochel passes away

  Senator Tom Cotton talks mass shootings, tariffs, and infrastructure improvements

Senator Tom Cotton made various stops throughout Jonesboro Tuesday August 6 including, visiting the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, Hytrol and St. Bernards.

Arkansas governor says state needs hate crime law

Arkansas' governor says the state should have harsher penalties for people convicted of targeting others because of their race, ethnicity or religion.

2 fired after Arkansas escape of white supremacist, 1 other

An Arkansas jail supervisor and a deputy jailer have each been fired following the escape of a white supremacist gang leader and another man

Arkansas convict pleads guilty to threatening federal judges

Federal prosecutors say an Arkansas convict who claims to be a member of the White Aryan Resistance has pleaded guilty to mailing bomb threats to Tennessee judges

Missing Dexter woman found safe

The Dexter Police Department says they have found a missing woman safe.

  Brookland United Methodist Church hosts clothing giveaway

The event served over 200 people and gave away over 500 bags, filled with clothing.

  MPD announces new proactive measures, ramping up security at local stores

The Memphis Police Department is holding a news conference to discuss new proactive safety measures.

Heartland flooded roads, bridge information

Floodwaters can be deeper that they appear and hide other hazards such as sharp objects, electrical wires, sewage and chemicals.

  Disabled veteran works against deadline to save home

A local veteran is working to save his home, before a condemnation deadline.

Landowner waiting for barges to be removed from Alexander Co. property

The barges ended up on farmland after they were sucked through a breach in the Len Small Levee

Both Jefferson County inmates now into custody

A leader of a white supremacist gang in Arkansas and another inmate have escaped a local jail and are being sought by authorities who say they consider the men armed and dangerous.

Court won’t recuse from judge’s bid to hear execution cases

The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't disqualify itself from considering whether to allow a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration to resume handling execution cases again

Escaped inmates used ‘dummy bodies’ in bunks to fool jailers

An Arkansas sheriff says two inmates, including the leader of a white supremacist gang, escaped from jail by placing "dummy bodies" in their beds to fool jailers

  Ameren upgrades energy grid for customers in Pemiscot County

The Smart Energy Plan is designed to enhance reliability, provide smarter energy infrastructure and offer customers cleaner and renewable energy options.

Affidavit: Woman chokes girlfriend until she blacked out

A woman is facing aggravated assault charges after her girlfriend said she hit her, and choked her until she blacked out.

  FBI: Southaven shooting marks 5th active shooter incident in Walmart stores since 2000

According to information compiled by the FBI, Tuesday’s Southaven shooting is the 5th active shooter incident at a Walmart since 2010.

'Respect the Load. Share the Road’ campaign targets driving safely around big rigs

Officials said this statewide campaign urges driver to drive safety around big rigs.

  Jerry Lawler suing Hardeman County over son’s jail death

Jerry Lawler has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hardeman County over the death of his son, Brian Christopher Lawler.

  Arkansas State Police confirms, Westside School shooter killed in crash

Drew Grant, 33, of Jackson, Mo. was driving a 2017 Honda CRV north on Highway 167 near Cave City around 9 p.m. July 27 when the crash happened.

  Caddo coroner identifies 13-year-old water park drowning victim

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has released the name of the teen who was found dead at a Shreveport water park on Thursday.

Arkansas inmate among those slated for federal execution

Five inmates who have been sentenced to death, including an Arkansas man, are scheduled to be executed starting in December.

Pilot survives crash of crop-duster into Nebraska cornfield

A pilot has survived the crash of his crop-dusting plane in southern Nebraska

Little Rock OKs plan for downtown entertainment district

Leaders in Little Rock have approved a measure that would create an entertainment district in the city's River Market area, which would allow open containers of alcohol outside in a four-block zone on the weekend

Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws

A federal judge has blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect in Arkansas

Campers arrested with LSD-laced dog biscuits in Arkansas

A 25-year-old Louisiana man has been has been arrested in western Arkansas after psychedelic mushrooms, LSD-laced dog biscuits and other drugs were allegedly found in his possession

  Citizenship applicants rejected in USCIS communication snafu

Lawful permanent residents that are applying for citizenship are struggling in a communication failure with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Federal judge hears challenge to Arkansas abortion laws

An official with Arkansas' only surgical abortion clinic says the facility faces the prospect of closing within the month if a federal judge doesn't block a new law restricting who can perform the procedure in the state

Arkansas sets new employment record

Division of Workforce Service officials reported that employment levels across the state peaked for the fifth straight month.

Little Rock proposes resident board to review police conduct

Little Rock city leaders are slated to vote Tuesday on a proposal to form the state's first resident board that would review police actions and recommend investigations

Officials search Arkansas lake for missing sheriff’s deputy

Authorities in Arkansas say they're searching for a sheriff's deputy who disappeared after diving into a lake while boating

Senator urges federal agencies to wrap up duck boat probes

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says everyone affected by last year's duck boat tragedy on Table Rock Lake near Branson "deserves answers," and he is urging federal agencies to wrap up their investigations

Portageville, Mo. residents get air-conditioners from Ameren

This is to help residents beat the heat as temperatures rise this summer.

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

The Arkansas Department of Transportation will hold a public involvement meeting to present and discuss proposed plans to widen Highways 49 and 351 in Jonesboro.

Missouri audit cites Parson for travel to shows, sports game

Missouri's Democratic state auditor says Republican Gov. Mike Parson was reimbursed for unnecessary travel when he previously served as lieutenant governor

Arkansas group to start opioid-deaths state database

An Arkansas nonprofit plans to develop an online database of opioid-related overdoses in the state

Debate rises over old Searcy ordinance banning dogs from parks

A nearly 20-year-old ordinance is sparking a new debate in Searcy.

Second earthquake rattles Bootheel area in nearly 12 hours

The earthquake hit at approximately 12:12 p.m.

Butler County, Mo. inmate dies of natural causes, Coroner says

Dobbs said the inmate was preparing to shower for a court appearance.

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

It's about to cost more for Missouri motorists to renew their driver's licenses and license plates

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

It hit at 12:24 a.m.

Planned Parenthood moving to new facility in Little Rock

Planned Parenthood says it's opening a new health center in Little Rock next month to meet growing patient demand

  County Judges: Ditches and drains holding up against Tropical Depression Barry

Barry continues its northward movement into Region 8, bringing heavy rains and possible spin-up tornadoes.

  Changes to Mud Island River Park bringing in more visitors

Mud Island’s mini-makeover has caught the eye of tourists and even locals. An average weekend day last year saw about 100 visitor to the River Park. Now anywhere between 300 to 400 people come to take in the sights during the week.

Man charged with murder after body found in ‘shallow grave’ in Southaven backyard; victim identified

Michael Guidry was initially charged with credit card fraud in an unrelated case, but it was his interview with police that led investigators to his backyard on Burton Lane. He's now charged with capital murder.

Blytheville best friends share a kidney

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

  Owners of pasture said Black Hawk couldn’t have landed in a better location

The pilot said the chopper experienced transmission problems.

New levee task force holds first meeting

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

A-State grad & former KAIT’er who voices Squidward talks 20 years of ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’

Nickelodeon is kicking off SpongeBob’s “Best Year Ever” tonight to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere of “SpongeBob Squarepants,” their highest-rated show.

Railroad crews repair flood damage, businesses hurting from no train access

As crews repair railroad tracks damaged by flood waters, businesses who are blocked off from shipping products on trains are speaking out about the extra costs.

Judge barred from executions cases seeks justices’ recusal

An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration wants state Supreme Court justices to disqualify themselves from hearing his request to handle execution-related cases again

Former Bauxite player pleads no contest in hazing case

A former Bauxite baseball player pleaded no contest to third-degree assault and hazing on Tuesday.

Ark. Department of Health issues ‘Boil Water’ notice for Earle

The Arkansas Department of Health has issued a “Boil Water” notice for the citizens of Earle.

Car smashes into West Memphis home

A car smashed through a home in West Memphis on Tuesday morning.

Dexter, Mo. woman drowns in St. Francis River

It happened while the woman was swimming in the Saint Francis River.

  Hamilton kicks off 3-week run at Orpheum

The Broadway musical “Hamilton” begins its three-week run at the Orpheum in Downtown Memphis Tuesday.

Dad accused of holding daughter underwater until she was ‘unconscious, foaming from mouth’

Christopher Cope, 29, is accused of holding his daughter underwater at the Huelett access on the Strawberry River.

Calif. quakes reminder of Heartland risk

In light of the two major earthquakes in southern California, those living in the Heartland are urged to to have their own earthquake emergency plan.

5 injured, 12 arrested in Arkansas ‘fireworks war’ for July 4

Those arrested face varying charges, including fleeing, aggravated assault, drug possession and assault on a police officer.