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  • A-State's disaster preparedness program ranked as top in nation

    A-State's disaster preparedness program ranked as top in nation

    Friday, May 25 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-05-25 17:30:28 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:18:17 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas State University’s Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness was honored recently by a college ranking website, College Choice.

    Arkansas State University’s Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness was honored recently by a college ranking website, College Choice.

  • ADH, local doctor warns about tick-borne diseases

    ADH, local doctor warns about tick-borne diseases

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:41:25 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:14:53 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The Arkansas Department of Health is warning people to make sure they take precautions against ticks and mosquitoes as we kick off the summer.

    The Arkansas Department of Health is warning people to make sure they take precautions against ticks and mosquitoes as we kick off the summer.

  • BREAKING

    Police Chief: Home invasion, shooting investigation leads to illegal narcotics

    Police Chief: Home invasion, shooting investigation leads to illegal narcotics

    Friday, May 25 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-05-25 19:44:42 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:05:43 GMT
    Seth Walker Mullins (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Office)Seth Walker Mullins (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Office)

    An attempted murder investigation in Trumann has led police to a "ring of narcotic sales." 

    An attempted murder investigation in Trumann has led police to a "ring of narcotic sales." 

  • Arkansas nonprofit helping child with leukemia, family

    Arkansas nonprofit helping child with leukemia, family

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:19:55 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:03:34 GMT
    (Source: Erica Lewis)(Source: Erica Lewis)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

     People across the state are stepping up to help a Greene County family that is facing a tough prognosis for a young girl.

     People across the state are stepping up to help a Greene County family that is facing a tough prognosis for a young girl.

  • Swim beach at Norfork Lake now open again

    Swim beach at Norfork Lake now open again

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:39:53 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:58:18 GMT
    (Source: U.S. Corps of Engineers)(Source: U.S. Corps of Engineers)

    A popular swim beach at Norfork Lake is back open, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. 

    A popular swim beach at Norfork Lake is back open, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. 

  • Judge grants request to dismiss JPD from lawsuit

    Judge grants request to dismiss JPD from lawsuit

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:22:02 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:35:41 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Jonesboro Police Department has been removed from a lawsuit filed by a man's family in connection to his April 2015 death.

    The Jonesboro Police Department has been removed from a lawsuit filed by a man's family in connection to his April 2015 death.

  • Second suspect arrested in church burglaries

    Second suspect arrested in church burglaries

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:11:38 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-05-25 20:35:30 GMT
    Jonathan Murray (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office via Facebook)Jonathan Murray (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office via Facebook)
    Jonathan Murray (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office via Facebook)Jonathan Murray (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office via Facebook)

    A second man suspected of breaking into several area churches has been arrested. 

    A second man suspected of breaking into several area churches has been arrested. 

  • Man charged with negligent homicide in fatal crash

    Man charged with negligent homicide in fatal crash

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-05-25 15:58:26 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:08:43 GMT
    Joshua T. Wilson (Source: Mississippi Co, Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)Joshua T. Wilson (Source: Mississippi Co, Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)
    Joshua T. Wilson (Source: Mississippi Co, Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)Joshua T. Wilson (Source: Mississippi Co, Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

    A Blytheville man has been charged with negligent homicide after investigators say he was intoxicated at the time of a fatal crash.

    A Blytheville man has been charged with negligent homicide after investigators say he was intoxicated at the time of a fatal crash.

  • Man sentenced to 7 years for internet stalking, child pornography

    Man sentenced to 7 years for internet stalking, child pornography

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:36 AM EDT2018-05-24 14:36:52 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-05-25 14:18:40 GMT
    Stephen Nix (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)Stephen Nix (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)

    A Delaplaine man who sent nude photos of himself to a 15-year-old girl and traveled to Jonesboro to engage in “violent sexual encounters with her,” was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

    A Delaplaine man who sent nude photos of himself to a 15-year-old girl and traveled to Jonesboro to engage in “violent sexual encounters with her,” was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

  • City Youth Ministries awarded grant

    City Youth Ministries awarded grant

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:32 AM EDT2018-05-25 10:32:52 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 8:20 AM EDT2018-05-25 12:20:19 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    A non-profit organization in Jonesboro was one of 19 organizations awarded grants Thursday night.

    A non-profit organization in Jonesboro was one of 19 organizations awarded grants Thursday night.

  • Heartcare Center at St. Bernards now open

    Heartcare Center at St. Bernards now open

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:33:49 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:18:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The second phase of St. Bernards master plan is now complete!

    The second phase of St. Bernards master plan is now complete!

  • Deputies arrest man after pursuit in Independence County

    Deputies arrest man after pursuit in Independence County

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:49:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:02:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A man faces fleeing and drug-related charges after he reportedly led authorities on a pursuit through Batesville, Charlotte and Cord, according to Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens. 

    A man faces fleeing and drug-related charges after he reportedly led authorities on a pursuit through Batesville, Charlotte and Cord, according to Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens. 

  • Sorority fundraiser set this weekend

    Sorority fundraiser set this weekend

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:33:10 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:52:44 GMT
    Source: Kappa Nu Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha Facebook page)Source: Kappa Nu Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha Facebook page)
    Source: Kappa Nu Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha Facebook page)Source: Kappa Nu Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha Facebook page)

    An event this weekend will help raise money for girls to go to school. 

    An event this weekend will help raise money for girls to go to school. 

  • Firefighters battle blaze in Bassett

    Firefighters battle blaze in Bassett

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:05:14 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:51:24 GMT
    Firefighters worked to battle a house fire in Bassett Thursday. (Source: Wilson Fire Department Facebook page)Firefighters worked to battle a house fire in Bassett Thursday. (Source: Wilson Fire Department Facebook page)
    Firefighters worked to battle a house fire in Bassett Thursday. (Source: Wilson Fire Department Facebook page)Firefighters worked to battle a house fire in Bassett Thursday. (Source: Wilson Fire Department Facebook page)

    A fire destroyed a home Thursday in Mississippi County as firefighters worked to save the home to no avail. 

    A fire destroyed a home Thursday in Mississippi County as firefighters worked to save the home to no avail. 

  • Family of man shot, killed in West Memphis pursuit seeks answers

    Family of man shot, killed in West Memphis pursuit seeks answers

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:28:43 GMT
    Ronald Clinton (Source: SCSO)Ronald Clinton (Source: SCSO)

    A Memphis lawyer is asking questions about Monday's deadly officer-involved shooting on Interstate 40 in West Memphis. 

    A Memphis lawyer is asking questions about Monday's deadly officer-involved shooting on Interstate 40 in West Memphis. 

  • Flash flood jumpstarted city's drainage work

    Flash flood jumpstarted city's drainage work

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:32:52 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:57:04 GMT
    Flash flood jump starts city's drainage work. (Source: KAIT-TV)Flash flood jump starts city's drainage work. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Flash flood jump starts city's drainage work. (Source: KAIT-TV)Flash flood jump starts city's drainage work. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    A massive flash flood that hit Jonesboro two years ago brought the need for drainage work to the top of the city’s priority list.

    A massive flash flood that hit Jonesboro two years ago brought the need for drainage work to the top of the city’s priority list.

  • City officials working to reallocate sales tax money

    City officials working to reallocate sales tax money

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:38:45 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:52:42 GMT
    Harrisburg officials hope to reallocate sunsetting sales tax. (Source: KAIT-TV)Harrisburg officials hope to reallocate sunsetting sales tax. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Harrisburg officials hope to reallocate sunsetting sales tax. (Source: KAIT-TV)Harrisburg officials hope to reallocate sunsetting sales tax. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    City officials in Harrisburg are working to establish a sales tax to fund certain departments.

    But it won't cost residents any more money.

    City officials in Harrisburg are working to establish a sales tax to fund certain departments.

    But it won't cost residents any more money.

  • Local doctor suggests adjustable desk to increase activity

    Local doctor suggests adjustable desk to increase activity

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:45:05 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:49:37 GMT
    Local doctor suggests adjustable desk. (Source: KAIT-TV)Local doctor suggests adjustable desk. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Local doctor suggests adjustable desk. (Source: KAIT-TV)Local doctor suggests adjustable desk. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    For many people, sitting for eight hours a day is just part of their job, but one area doctor said that could be detrimental to your health.

    For many people, sitting for eight hours a day is just part of their job, but one area doctor said that could be detrimental to your health.

  • Gas prices spike, but doesn't deter people from traveling

    Gas prices spike, but doesn't deter people from traveling

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:45:27 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:33:30 GMT
    Gas prices have inched up in recent months, with prices in the Jonesboro area reaching $2.64 a gallon Thursday. (Source: KAIT-TV)Gas prices have inched up in recent months, with prices in the Jonesboro area reaching $2.64 a gallon Thursday. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Gas prices have inched up in recent months, with prices in the Jonesboro area reaching $2.64 a gallon Thursday. (Source: KAIT-TV)Gas prices have inched up in recent months, with prices in the Jonesboro area reaching $2.64 a gallon Thursday. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    The recent increase in gas prices has people watching their pennies even more, but it is not stopping people from taking trips this Memorial Day weekend. 

    The recent increase in gas prices has people watching their pennies even more, but it is not stopping people from taking trips this Memorial Day weekend. 

  • Police department warns citizens regarding automated calls

    Police department warns citizens regarding automated calls

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:13:47 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:48:08 GMT
    Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)
    Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)

    An area police department is asking residents to be careful when answering their phone, especially when they see a phone number reportedly coming from that department. 

    An area police department is asking residents to be careful when answering their phone, especially when they see a phone number reportedly coming from that department. 

  • Employment expo provides great resource in job search

    Employment expo provides great resource in job search

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:47:01 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:05:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The annual Region 8 Employment Expo kicked off Thursday morning.

    The annual Region 8 Employment Expo kicked off Thursday morning.

  • Mayor reaching out to community for future development ideas

    Mayor reaching out to community for future development ideas

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:05:07 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:23:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    As part of the City of Cave City's new planning commission, the mayor is hoping to find out what community members hope to see added to the town in the future. 

    As part of the City of Cave City's new planning commission, the mayor is hoping to find out what community members hope to see added to the town in the future. 

  • Highway commission green lights several NEA road projects

    Highway commission green lights several NEA road projects

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:38:57 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:44:48 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Arkansas State Highway Commission recently green-lighted several road improvement projects throughout Region 8.

    The Arkansas State Highway Commission recently green-lighted several road improvement projects throughout Region 8.

  • Colleges enter agreement to help fill need for teachers

    Colleges enter agreement to help fill need for teachers

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:36:43 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:36:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The two colleges in Batesville are working together to try and solve the problem of a teacher shortage in rural Arkansas, including Independence County. 

    The two colleges in Batesville are working together to try and solve the problem of a teacher shortage in rural Arkansas, including Independence County. 

  • breaking

    Shooting victim in critical condition, JPD investigating

    Shooting victim in critical condition, JPD investigating

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:39:17 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-05-24 18:17:23 GMT

    The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating a Wednesday night shooting.

    The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating a Wednesday night shooting.

  • Sex offender's move to Jonesboro lands him in jail

    Sex offender's move to Jonesboro lands him in jail

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:32:24 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:27:54 GMT
    John Michael Garner (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)John Michael Garner (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
    John Michael Garner (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)John Michael Garner (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    As a Level 3 sex offender, John Michael Garner is required to report every time he moves from one home to another. Every time. But, police say the 51-year-old Jonesboro man failed to tell them of his latest change of address.

    As a Level 3 sex offender, John Michael Garner is required to report every time he moves from one home to another. Every time. But, police say the 51-year-old Jonesboro man failed to tell them of his latest change of address.

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    Lightning strike may have caused fire at Liberal Trinity Church of God in Christ in Jackson

    Lightning strike may have caused fire at Liberal Trinity Church of God in Christ in Jackson

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:52:13 GMT
    The Jackson Fire Department is working to extinguish a fire at the Liberal Trinity Church of God in Christ after preliminary reports say lightning struck the steeple area. Source: WLBTThe Jackson Fire Department is working to extinguish a fire at the Liberal Trinity Church of God in Christ after preliminary reports say lightning struck the steeple area. Source: WLBT
    The Jackson Fire Department is working to extinguish a fire at the Liberal Trinity Church of God in Christ after preliminary reports say lightning struck the steeple area. Source: WLBTThe Jackson Fire Department is working to extinguish a fire at the Liberal Trinity Church of God in Christ after preliminary reports say lightning struck the steeple area. Source: WLBT

    JFD Chief Cleotha Sanders said units are on the scene working to extinguish the blaze. 

    JFD Chief Cleotha Sanders said units are on the scene working to extinguish the blaze. 

  • Three injured when armored truck, garbage truck collide on Hwy 26

    Three injured when armored truck, garbage truck collide on Hwy 26

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:45:23 GMT
    A wreck in Stone County involving a garbage truck and an armored truck sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries Friday afternoon. (Photo source: Wiggins Fire Dept.)A wreck in Stone County involving a garbage truck and an armored truck sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries Friday afternoon. (Photo source: Wiggins Fire Dept.)

    A wreck in Stone County involving a garbage truck and an armored truck sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries Friday afternoon.

    A wreck in Stone County involving a garbage truck and an armored truck sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries Friday afternoon.

  • Investigators searching for George Co. couple after stolen property is found

    Investigators searching for George Co. couple after stolen property is found

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:04:54 GMT
    Jewel Smith Lyons, 29, is wanted in connection with a burglary. She also sometimes uses the last name Grawet. Robert Christopher Blankinchip, 31, is wanted for questioning. (Photo source: George County Sheriff's Office)Jewel Smith Lyons, 29, is wanted in connection with a burglary. She also sometimes uses the last name Grawet. Robert Christopher Blankinchip, 31, is wanted for questioning. (Photo source: George County Sheriff's Office)
    Jewel Smith Lyons, 29, is wanted in connection with a burglary. She also sometimes uses the last name Grawet. Robert Christopher Blankinchip, 31, is wanted for questioning. (Photo source: George County Sheriff's Office)Jewel Smith Lyons, 29, is wanted in connection with a burglary. She also sometimes uses the last name Grawet. Robert Christopher Blankinchip, 31, is wanted for questioning. (Photo source: George County Sheriff's Office)

    Investigators in George County are looking for a couple after a large amount of stolen property was found at a home where they were living. 

    Investigators in George County are looking for a couple after a large amount of stolen property was found at a home where they were living. 

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