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  • Superintendent presents costs of running 2 elementary schools to community

    Superintendent presents costs of running 2 elementary schools to community

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:15 PM EST2018-02-23 00:15:10 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:23 PM EST2018-02-23 00:23:48 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Cedar Ridge School District’s Superintendent presented the community with the cost of running the district’s two elementary schools and what the changes would be if one were to close.

    The Cedar Ridge School District’s Superintendent presented the community with the cost of running the district’s two elementary schools and what the changes would be if one were to close.

  • County Judge cautions residents about flooded roads

    County Judge cautions residents about flooded roads

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:41 PM EST2018-02-22 23:41:11 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-02-22 23:59:42 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Lawrence County Judge John Thomison says currently only one county road is closed due to flooding.

    Lawrence County Judge John Thomison says currently only one county road is closed due to flooding.

  • Crews work on Black River Levee ahead of rainfall

    Crews work on Black River Levee ahead of rainfall

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:24 PM EST2018-02-22 23:24:59 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:51 PM EST2018-02-22 23:51:15 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Crews have worked to shore up the Black River Levee ahead of heavy rainfall.

    Crews have worked to shore up the Black River Levee ahead of heavy rainfall.

  • Arrest made in White County school threat case

    Arrest made in White County school threat case

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:46 PM EST2018-02-22 22:46:12 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:57 PM EST2018-02-22 22:57:45 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A person was in custody Thursday in connection with threats reportedly being made to the White County Central School District. 

    A person was in custody Thursday in connection with threats reportedly being made to the White County Central School District. 

  • Brodie Swisher to be guest speaker for wild game dinner

    Brodie Swisher to be guest speaker for wild game dinner

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:40 PM EST2018-02-22 21:40:59 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:48 PM EST2018-02-22 22:48:06 GMT
    Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller. (Source: Brodie Swisher)Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller. (Source: Brodie Swisher)
    Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller. (Source: Brodie Swisher)Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller. (Source: Brodie Swisher)

    World champion game caller will share message of faith at Forest Home Church of the Nazarene annual free event open to the whole family.

    World champion game caller will share message of faith at Forest Home Church of the Nazarene annual free event open to the whole family.

  • Man facing new charges on familiar crime

    Man facing new charges on familiar crime

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:57 PM EST2018-02-22 20:57:31 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:19 PM EST2018-02-22 21:19:32 GMT
    Trenton Wade Hoyer (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Trenton Wade Hoyer (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
    Trenton Wade Hoyer (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Trenton Wade Hoyer (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A man arrested 5 years ago for bilking several farmers in multiple counties out of thousands of dollars is back in jail on similar charges.

    A man arrested 5 years ago for bilking several farmers in multiple counties out of thousands of dollars is back in jail on similar charges.

  • Crew to shut down road for culvert repair

    Crew to shut down road for culvert repair

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:35 PM EST2018-02-22 20:35:20 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:18 PM EST2018-02-22 21:18:28 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Craighead County Road 304 will be closed next week as crews replace a culvert.

    Craighead County Road 304 will be closed next week as crews replace a culvert.

  • Juvenile arrested in school threat investigation

    Juvenile arrested in school threat investigation

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:46 AM EST2018-02-22 12:46:48 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:06 PM EST2018-02-22 20:06:41 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A juvenile is in custody as investigators look into a school threat in Batesville.

    A juvenile is in custody as investigators look into a school threat in Batesville.

  • New way to check Spring River water level at Hardy

    New way to check Spring River water level at Hardy

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:04 AM EST2018-02-22 16:04:02 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:42 PM EST2018-02-22 18:42:48 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    With continuing rain this week, many Hardy residents are trying to check the water level on the Spring River.

    With continuing rain this week, many Hardy residents are trying to check the water level on the Spring River.

  • CASA's carnival fundraiser to feature chili cook off and raffle

    CASA's carnival fundraiser to feature chili cook off and raffle

    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:17 AM EST2018-02-22 15:17:26 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:32 PM EST2018-02-22 18:32:49 GMT
    (Source: CASA 2nd Judicial District of Arkansas Facebook Page)(Source: CASA 2nd Judicial District of Arkansas Facebook Page)
    (Source: CASA 2nd Judicial District of Arkansas Facebook Page)(Source: CASA 2nd Judicial District of Arkansas Facebook Page)

    A Region 8 nonprofit is preparing for a big carnival fundraiser.

    A Region 8 nonprofit is preparing for a big carnival fundraiser.

  • Wynne police call recent school threat unfounded

    Wynne police call recent school threat unfounded

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:19 AM EST2018-02-22 16:19:34 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:02 PM EST2018-02-22 18:02:12 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    Despite rumors to the contrary, police in one Region 8 town say reported threats to a local school were “not viable.”

    Despite rumors to the contrary, police in one Region 8 town say reported threats to a local school were “not viable.”

  • AR highways closed for high water

    AR highways closed for high water

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:59 AM EST2018-02-21 11:59:50 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:59 AM EST2018-02-22 16:59:23 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    As storms and rain move through this morning, damage and flooding reports are coming in from across the area.

    As storms and rain move through this morning, damage and flooding reports are coming in from across the area.

  • Hacker attacks AR sheriff's office, steals info

    Hacker attacks AR sheriff's office, steals info

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:23 AM EST2018-02-22 11:23:29 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:27 AM EST2018-02-22 12:27:08 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    The servers at a sheriff’s office in Northwest Arkansas have been hacked.

    The servers at a sheriff’s office in Northwest Arkansas have been hacked.

  • Arrest made in Trumann homicide

    Arrest made in Trumann homicide

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-02-21 23:29:13 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:43 AM EST2018-02-22 11:43:53 GMT
    Michael Lee Slaughter (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Office)Michael Lee Slaughter (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Office)

    According to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson, a man is in custody in connection with a homicide Wednesday morning in the Poinsett County town. 

    According to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson, a man is in custody in connection with a homicide Wednesday morning in the Poinsett County town. 

  • Slideshow: Greene Co. Feb. 18-24 mug shots

    Slideshow: Greene Co. Feb. 18-24 mug shots

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:53 PM EST2018-02-22 04:53:34 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:00 AM EST2018-02-22 05:00:02 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

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

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

  • PBM's discussed during meeting at Capitol

    PBM's discussed during meeting at Capitol

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:06 PM EST2018-02-22 04:06:00 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-02-22 04:30:16 GMT
    Pharmacists and supporters went to the old Arkansas Supreme Court chamber in the state Capitol Wednesday to ask for legislation dealing with pharmacy benefit managers. (Source: KARK)Pharmacists and supporters went to the old Arkansas Supreme Court chamber in the state Capitol Wednesday to ask for legislation dealing with pharmacy benefit managers. (Source: KARK)

    A group of pharmacists spent their Wednesday at the state Capitol in Little Rock, battling for changes in drug reimbursement rates as lawmakers plan for a possible special session on the matter. 

    A group of pharmacists spent their Wednesday at the state Capitol in Little Rock, battling for changes in drug reimbursement rates as lawmakers plan for a possible special session on the matter. 

  • Brookland School District prepares for major tournament

    Brookland School District prepares for major tournament

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:29 PM EST2018-02-22 03:29:11 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:02 PM EST2018-02-22 04:02:35 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Brookland School District is preparing for possible parking issues during the basketball 4-A State Tournament that expected to attract more than 10,000 people to the Bearcat Arena.

    The Brookland School District is preparing for possible parking issues during the basketball 4-A State Tournament that expected to attract more than 10,000 people to the Bearcat Arena.

  • Students use app to reduce litter on school campus

    Students use app to reduce litter on school campus

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:02 PM EST2018-02-22 03:02:13 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-22 04:00:42 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    EAST Lab students at the Westside School District have found a way to track and reduce the litter on their campus simply by using an application. 

    EAST Lab students at the Westside School District have found a way to track and reduce the litter on their campus simply by using an application. 

  • Little Rock man arrested in prescription fraud case

    Little Rock man arrested in prescription fraud case

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-02-21 22:21:27 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:40 PM EST2018-02-22 02:40:23 GMT
    Elliott Moton (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office Website)Elliott Moton (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office Website)

    A trip to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription has a Central Arkansas man facing a multitude of charges. 

    A trip to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription has a Central Arkansas man facing a multitude of charges. 

  • Man arrested in fake company case

    Man arrested in fake company case

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:39 PM EST2018-02-21 22:39:41 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:36 PM EST2018-02-22 02:36:44 GMT
    Jeffrey Osburn (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Jeffrey Osburn (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A man who reportedly created a fake company and received nearly $20,000 for work he did not do now faces real charges after an investigation by police. 

    A man who reportedly created a fake company and received nearly $20,000 for work he did not do now faces real charges after an investigation by police. 

  • Woman arrested after heroin found in search

    Woman arrested after heroin found in search

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-02-21 23:02:02 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:22 PM EST2018-02-22 02:22:03 GMT
    Mary Bryant (Source: Sharp Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)Mary Bryant (Source: Sharp Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

    A search of a Sharp County woman Tuesday reportedly uncovered heroin and meth, with the woman facing several charges. 

    A search of a Sharp County woman Tuesday reportedly uncovered heroin and meth, with the woman facing several charges. 

  • Company to expand operation on Big River Steel site

    Company to expand operation on Big River Steel site

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:38 PM EST2018-02-22 00:38:35 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:06 PM EST2018-02-22 02:06:35 GMT

    A steel-related company will be adding on to its facility in Osceola, with equipment expected to be ready by later this year. 

    A steel-related company will be adding on to its facility in Osceola, with equipment expected to be ready by later this year. 

  • Doctors fight for patients in opioid battle

    Doctors fight for patients in opioid battle

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:38 PM EST2018-02-21 23:38:31 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:24 PM EST2018-02-22 01:24:41 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Members of St. Bernards Medical Center are working to fight the opioid addiction in Region 8.

    Members of St. Bernards Medical Center are working to fight the opioid addiction in Region 8.

  • Mother's fight to protect son from murder trial ends bittersweet

    Mother's fight to protect son from murder trial ends bittersweet

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:46 PM EST2018-02-22 00:46:30 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:00 PM EST2018-02-22 01:00:35 GMT
    Kristy Finch, Chauncey Thomas' mother (Source: KAIT)Kristy Finch, Chauncey Thomas' mother (Source: KAIT)

    A mother's fight to protect her son from facing a murder trial and a jury ended bittersweet. 

    A mother's fight to protect her son from facing a murder trial and a jury ended bittersweet. 

  • February Teacher of the Month: Candice Thorne, Cave City Elementary

    February Teacher of the Month: Candice Thorne, Cave City Elementary

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:37 AM EST2018-02-21 16:37:39 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:17 PM EST2018-02-22 00:17:25 GMT
    Newspaper clipping from Millie's Magic article (Source: KAIT)Newspaper clipping from Millie's Magic article (Source: KAIT)

    February's teacher of the month comes from Sharp County and teaches the youngest students at Cave City Elementary.

    February's teacher of the month comes from Sharp County and teaches the youngest students at Cave City Elementary.

  • Sheriff's dept. uses crime summit to share information

    Sheriff's dept. uses crime summit to share information

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:14 PM EST2018-02-21 23:14:23 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:12 PM EST2018-02-22 00:12:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    A Region 8 sheriff’s department is being proactive in communicating between departments.

    A Region 8 sheriff’s department is being proactive in communicating between departments.

  • Five Rivers Medical Center deemed a "Stroke Ready Hospital"

    Five Rivers Medical Center deemed a "Stroke Ready Hospital"

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:08 PM EST2018-02-22 00:08:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Five Rivers, which is located in Pocahontas, is one of 11 Stroke Ready Hospitals across the state of Arkansas according to the Department of Health.

    Five Rivers, which is located in Pocahontas, is one of 11 Stroke Ready Hospitals across the state of Arkansas according to the Department of Health.

  • Strong winds, transmission line work combine for power outage

    Strong winds, transmission line work combine for power outage

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-02-21 23:29:08 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:03 PM EST2018-02-22 00:03:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Around 2,600 residents in Clay and Randolph counties were without power for about 13 hours from Tuesday night into Wednesday.

    Around 2,600 residents in Clay and Randolph counties were without power for about 13 hours from Tuesday night into Wednesday.

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  • Flooding forces road, school closings in Mid-South

    Flooding forces road, school closings in Mid-South

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:26 PM EST2018-02-23 00:26:08 GMT

    Several inches of rain have been dumped on the Mid-South this week, and we're starting to see the effects.

    Several inches of rain have been dumped on the Mid-South this week, and we're starting to see the effects.

  • Brookshire Grocery Co. buying Winn-Dixie stores

    Brookshire Grocery Co. buying Winn-Dixie stores

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:17 PM EST2018-02-23 00:17:24 GMT
    Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) and Southeastern Grocers (SEG) today announced they have entered into an agreement under which BGC will acquire eight Winn-Dixie stores from SEG in New Roads, Breaux Bridge, Franklin, New Iberia, Abbeville, Crowley, Rayne andBrookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) and Southeastern Grocers (SEG) today announced they have entered into an agreement under which BGC will acquire eight Winn-Dixie stores from SEG in New Roads, Breaux Bridge, Franklin, New Iberia, Abbeville, Crowley, Rayne and

    Brookshire's Grocery Company: Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) and Southeastern Grocers (SEG) today announced they have entered into an agreement under which BGC will acquire eight Winn-Dixie stores from SEG in New Roads, Breaux Bridge, Franklin, New Iberia, Abbeville, Crowley, Rayne and Eunice, all in South Louisiana.

    Brookshire's Grocery Company: Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) and Southeastern Grocers (SEG) today announced they have entered into an agreement under which BGC will acquire eight Winn-Dixie stores from SEG in New Roads, Breaux Bridge, Franklin, New Iberia, Abbeville, Crowley, Rayne and Eunice, all in South Louisiana.

  • North Gulfport Middle School taken off lockdown

    North Gulfport Middle School taken off lockdown

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:09 PM EST2018-02-23 00:09:09 GMT
    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area.  (Photo source: WLOX)North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

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  • McClung moves headquarters to Kilgore, creates new jobs

    McClung moves headquarters to Kilgore, creates new jobs

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:38 PM EST2018-02-23 00:38:52 GMT

     McClung Energy Services headquarters is no longer based in Longview, but now in Kilgore.  

     McClung Energy Services headquarters is no longer based in Longview, but now in Kilgore.  

  • Central Texas fire department looks to expand

    Central Texas fire department looks to expand

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:29 PM EST2018-02-23 00:29:24 GMT
    (Source: KXXV)(Source: KXXV)

    A Central Texas fire department needs to expand because it would like to be able to respond more quickly to all the emergencies. 

    A Central Texas fire department needs to expand because it would like to be able to respond more quickly to all the emergencies. 

  • Law experts in Nacogdoches say threatening words do matter

    Law experts in Nacogdoches say threatening words do matter

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:09 PM EST2018-02-23 00:09:24 GMT

    Here in East Texas, a number of verbal threats involving schools and even arrests have occurred since the Florida shootings.   The incidents present a question. When do comments cross the line between freedom of speech and a threat? East Texas News spoke with a constitutional law professor and a criminal defense attorney to explain. Nacogdoches attorney Tim James makes it his business to defend the accused. He's no stranger to representing clients facing terroristic threat char...

    Here in East Texas, a number of verbal threats involving schools and even arrests have occurred since the Florida shootings.   The incidents present a question. When do comments cross the line between freedom of speech and a threat? East Texas News spoke with a constitutional law professor and a criminal defense attorney to explain. Nacogdoches attorney Tim James makes it his business to defend the accused. He's no stranger to representing clients facing terroristic threat char...

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