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  • "End of the line" for Jonesboro paraprofessional announcing retirement

    "End of the line" for Jonesboro paraprofessional announcing retirement

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-05-26 20:58:36 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:04:22 GMT
    Willene Downs working the car-rider line at VPA Magnet School. (Source: KAIT-TV)Willene Downs working the car-rider line at VPA Magnet School. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Willene Downs leaves behind a legacy of laughter, hugs on the playground, "sparkly hair" and bold instruction for the car rider lines.

    Willene Downs leaves behind a legacy of laughter, hugs on the playground, "sparkly hair" and bold instruction for the car rider lines.

  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-05-26 15:34:03 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:21:27 GMT
    Jessie L. Whitaker Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office websiteJessie L. Whitaker Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website

    The odor of marijuana during a traffic stop piqued the interest of Brookland police and Craighead County deputies, who arrested a man on suspicion of drug possession, according to authorities. 

    The odor of marijuana during a traffic stop piqued the interest of Brookland police and Craighead County deputies, who arrested a man on suspicion of drug possession, according to authorities. 

  • Young ladies of Northeast Arkansas introduced to society

    Young ladies of Northeast Arkansas introduced to society

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:37:31 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:56 AM EDT2018-05-27 12:56:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A group of young ladies from Northeast Arkansas was introduced to society Saturday evening. 

    A group of young ladies from Northeast Arkansas was introduced to society Saturday evening. 

  • Hempstead County authorities searching for missing woman

    Hempstead County authorities searching for missing woman

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:46:00 GMT
    Crystal Rosenthal, 41 (Source: HCSHO)Crystal Rosenthal, 41 (Source: HCSHO)

    A Southwest Arkansas woman has been reported missing, and authorities are searching for her.

    A Southwest Arkansas woman has been reported missing, and authorities are searching for her.

  • Former students gather at annual Clover Bend reunion

    Former students gather at annual Clover Bend reunion

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:48:50 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:24:55 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Former students and community members met at the historic Clover Bend School Saturday morning for the annual gathering.

    Former students and community members met at the historic Clover Bend School Saturday morning for the annual gathering.

  • 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
    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-05-26 12:42:43 GMT
    (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.

  • GPS ankle monitor helps nab serial church burglar

    GPS ankle monitor helps nab serial church burglar

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:38:10 GMT
    Davan Cochran and Johnathan Murray (Source: Cross County Sheriff's Dept.)Davan Cochran and Johnathan Murray (Source: Cross County Sheriff's Dept.)

    Two men have been charged in a series of church burglaries across the Mid-South, and what one of them was wearing helped police close the case.  

    Two men have been charged in a series of church burglaries across the Mid-South, and what one of them was wearing helped police close the case.  

  • Local high school graduates inaugural senior class

    Local high school graduates inaugural senior class

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:05:02 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:36:46 GMT
    KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    It's a milestone for the 36 graduating seniors for one local high school.

    It's a milestone for the 36 graduating seniors for one local high school.

  • Filing period ends for mayor's races in region

    Filing period ends for mayor's races in region

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:12:31 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:35:35 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    The November general election may be several months away, but voters in Newport, Pocahontas, Searcy and several other towns already have municipal races to decide this fall. 

    The November general election may be several months away, but voters in Newport, Pocahontas, Searcy and several other towns already have municipal races to decide this fall. 

  • "Sweetpea" lives up to her name!

    "Sweetpea" lives up to her name!

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:40:53 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:50:02 GMT
    "Sweetpea" is a very good-natured four-legged friend. (Source: KAIT-TV)"Sweetpea" is a very good-natured four-legged friend. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    "Sweetpea" is a very good-natured four-legged friend. (Source: KAIT-TV)"Sweetpea" is a very good-natured four-legged friend. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    A “sweet” Brindle Terrier Mix awaits adoption at the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society.

    A “sweet” Brindle Terrier Mix awaits adoption at the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society.

  • A Child's Wish Comes True

    A Child's Wish Comes True

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:09:09 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:46:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Employees at City, Water and Light work with Make a Wish to make a dream come true.

    Employees at City, Water and Light work with Make a Wish to make a dream come true.

  • Woman arrested in aggravated assault case

    Woman arrested in aggravated assault case

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:41:37 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:43:59 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Click It or Ticket program has landed one woman in jail in connection with a separate incident in Forrest City. 

    A Click It or Ticket program has landed one woman in jail in connection with a separate incident in Forrest City. 

  • Man arrested in rape case in Independence County

    Man arrested in rape case in Independence County

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-05-26 00:01:30 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:41:13 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    An Independence County man admitted to authorities that he had sex with a juvenile at least 20 times, according to a probable cause affidavit in the case. 

    An Independence County man admitted to authorities that he had sex with a juvenile at least 20 times, according to a probable cause affidavit in the case. 

  • Mountain lion spotted in region

    Mountain lion spotted in region

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:14:44 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:34:10 GMT
    A mountain lion was spotted earlier this year in the Mammoth Spring area, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page)A mountain lion was spotted earlier this year in the Mammoth Spring area, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page)
    A mountain lion was spotted earlier this year in the Mammoth Spring area, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page)A mountain lion was spotted earlier this year in the Mammoth Spring area, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page)

    The sighting of a mountain lion earlier this year in the region has officials with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission asking area residents to be careful. 

    The sighting of a mountain lion earlier this year in the region has officials with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission asking area residents to be careful. 

  • Man arrested in animal cruelty case

    Man arrested in animal cruelty case

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-05-26 00:43:05 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:15:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Cross County man is facing five animal cruelty type charges after authorities discovered a dog living in deplorable conditions as well as dead animals found on a property, according to Wynne police. 

    A Cross County man is facing five animal cruelty type charges after authorities discovered a dog living in deplorable conditions as well as dead animals found on a property, according to Wynne police. 

  • City to be used as example for environmental quality

    City to be used as example for environmental quality

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:06:21 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 9:58 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:58:40 GMT
    Mayor Sanders will present at a state environmental forum. (Source: KAIT-TV)Mayor Sanders will present at a state environmental forum. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Mayor Sanders will present at a state environmental forum. (Source: KAIT-TV)Mayor Sanders will present at a state environmental forum. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    The mayor of one area community has been invited to a state environmental quality forum to act as an example.

    The mayor of one area community has been invited to a state environmental quality forum to act as an example.

  • City taking steps to increase quality of life, increase population

    City taking steps to increase quality of life, increase population

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:14:20 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:54:12 GMT
    Blytheville officials working to increase quality of life and population. (Source: KAIT-TV)Blytheville officials working to increase quality of life and population. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Blytheville officials working to increase quality of life and population. (Source: KAIT-TV)Blytheville officials working to increase quality of life and population. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Several area cities were named in the top 10 increasing and decreasing population changes in Arkansas.

    Several area cities were named in the top 10 increasing and decreasing population changes in Arkansas.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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  • BREAKDOWN: Can you have thunder without lightning?

    BREAKDOWN: Can you have thunder without lightning?

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-05-27 16:06:38 GMT

    In an earlier Breakdown video, we told you about the process that causes lightning and how powerful a bolt is when it strikes the ground. In this episode of the Breakdown, we will discuss thunder and answer the question of, can you have thunder without lightning? First, a quick recap on lightning: a bolt of lightning is as hot as 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit--that is more than five times hotter than the surface of the sun! The air around the bolt heats up rapidly and it...

    In an earlier Breakdown video, we told you about the process that causes lightning and how powerful a bolt is when it strikes the ground. In this episode of the Breakdown, we will discuss thunder and answer the question of, can you have thunder without lightning? First, a quick recap on lightning: a bolt of lightning is as hot as 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit--that is more than five times hotter than the surface of the sun! The air around the bolt heats up rapidly and it...

  • Police: Remains found in Millersville may be those of missing man

    Police: Remains found in Millersville may be those of missing man

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:31:50 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:49 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:49:07 GMT

    Police say the remains found in a wooded area in Millersville on Saturday may be those of a missing man.

    Police say the remains found in a wooded area in Millersville on Saturday may be those of a missing man.

  • 901Fest caps off the Memphis in May festivities

    901Fest caps off the Memphis in May festivities

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:20:41 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Saturday afternoon Memphians filled Tom Lee Park by the river to celebrate everything 901. 

    Saturday afternoon Memphians filled Tom Lee Park by the river to celebrate everything 901. 

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  • Kansas City police investigating homicide

    Kansas City police investigating homicide

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:27:08 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-05-27 16:09:26 GMT
    (File photo)(File photo)

    The Kansas City police are investigating a homicide that happened on Saturday afternoon.

    The Kansas City police are investigating a homicide that happened on Saturday afternoon.

  • 1 killed, 1 injured in early morning shooting in KC

    1 killed, 1 injured in early morning shooting in KC

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:03 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:03:56 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:03 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:03:56 GMT
    (KCTV5)(KCTV5)
    The area where the shooting happened. (KCTV5)The area where the shooting happened. (KCTV5)

    The police are investigating a double shooting that killed one person in Kansas City early on Sunday.

    The police are investigating a double shooting that killed one person in Kansas City early on Sunday.

  • NEW DETAILS

    3 children hospitalized, 1 in critical condition after St. Louis house fire

    3 children hospitalized, 1 in critical condition after St. Louis house fire

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:12:32 GMT
    The housefire in the Fountain Park neighborhood started around 4 a.m.The housefire in the Fountain Park neighborhood started around 4 a.m.

    A house fire sent three children to the hospital this morning. 

    A house fire sent three children to the hospital this morning. 

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