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      • Cal Ripken Regional Tournament headed to Paragould

        Cal Ripken Regional Tournament headed to Paragould

        Monday, June 26 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-06-27 02:01:30 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-06-27 02:16:31 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        The 2017 Cal Ripken 10-Year-Old Southwest Regional Tournament is making its way to Paragould for the first time in over a decade.

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        The 2017 Cal Ripken 10-Year-Old Southwest Regional Tournament is making its way to Paragould for the first time in over a decade.

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      • Residents worry about local swimming hole

        Residents worry about local swimming hole

        Monday, June 26 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:39:53 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-06-27 02:10:33 GMT
        Williams Landing in Craighead County (Source: KAIT)Williams Landing in Craighead County (Source: KAIT)

        A drowning over the weekend has residents near a swimming spot in Craighead County concerned that swimming there should be forbidden.

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        A drowning over the weekend has residents near a swimming spot in Craighead County concerned that swimming there should be forbidden.

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      • City dodges information error during audit

        City dodges information error during audit

        Monday, June 26 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:01:22 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:18:23 GMT
        Jonesboro Municipal Center (Source: KAIT)Jonesboro Municipal Center (Source: KAIT)

        In an effort to address a decade-old information error, Mayor Harold Perrin has organized a special meeting for June 27 at 5:30 p.m.

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        In an effort to address a decade-old information error, Mayor Harold Perrin has organized a special meeting for June 27 at 5:30 p.m.

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      • Speeding in residential neighborhoods increase

        Speeding in residential neighborhoods increase

        Monday, June 26 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:24:48 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:03:15 GMT
        (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

        Summers out which means more kids are outside playing, but more speeders are out as well.

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        Summers out which means more kids are outside playing, but more speeders are out as well.

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      • A-State, Centennial Bank to break ground on Welcome Center

        A-State, Centennial Bank to break ground on Welcome Center

        Monday, June 26 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:20:25 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:00:31 GMT
        The proposed A-State Welcome Center on Aggie Road (Source: Arkansas State University)The proposed A-State Welcome Center on Aggie Road (Source: Arkansas State University)

        Officials with Arkansas State University and Centennial Bank will be in Jonesboro Tuesday to break ground on a new welcome center on campus. 

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        Officials with Arkansas State University and Centennial Bank will be in Jonesboro Tuesday to break ground on a new welcome center on campus. 

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      • City mourns loss of community leader

        City mourns loss of community leader

        Monday, June 26 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:33:26 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-06-27 00:59:32 GMT
        (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

        The community of Blytheville is mourning the loss of a very well-known man, Ken Jackson... The 53 year-old-man was killed in an head-on collision on Hwy 18 over the weekend.  Several people in the area said Ken Jackson was very involved in the community.  David Lyttle with the Arts Council in Mississippi County said he worked with Jackson at the Ritz Theater for almost 12 years.  Lyttle said Jackson was the type of person who would do anything for anybody....

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        The community of Blytheville is mourning the loss of a very well-known man, Ken Jackson... The 53 year-old-man was killed in an head-on collision on Hwy 18 over the weekend.  Several people in the area said Ken Jackson was very involved in the community.  David Lyttle with the Arts Council in Mississippi County said he worked with Jackson at the Ritz Theater for almost 12 years.  Lyttle said Jackson was the type of person who would do anything for anybody....

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      • County seeks new road for Big River Steel

        County seeks new road for Big River Steel

        Monday, June 26 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:45:37 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-06-27 00:50:27 GMT
        (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

        Mississippi County Officials are working on a project to bring a billion dollar expansion to Big River Steel. According to District 22 State Senator Dave Wallace, they're working with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department on building a 6 and a half mile road by the Big River Steel, straight to the Interstate. Wallace said the new road will limit traffic jams for big trucks that have to pass through Wilson or Osceola.        

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        Mississippi County Officials are working on a project to bring a billion dollar expansion to Big River Steel. According to District 22 State Senator Dave Wallace, they're working with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department on building a 6 and a half mile road by the Big River Steel, straight to the Interstate. Wallace said the new road will limit traffic jams for big trucks that have to pass through Wilson or Osceola.        

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      • Habitat for Humanity receives over $1 million to help multiple families

        Habitat for Humanity receives over $1 million to help multiple families

        Monday, June 26 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:39:42 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 8:39 PM EDT2017-06-27 00:39:59 GMT
        (Source: Jonesboro Habitat for Humanity)(Source: Jonesboro Habitat for Humanity)

        A sizable grant to Habitat for Humanity will help several families in the years to come.

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        A sizable grant to Habitat for Humanity will help several families in the years to come.

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      • Sawed-off shotgun, stolen handgun found during parole search

        Sawed-off shotgun, stolen handgun found during parole search

        Monday, June 26 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:15:20 GMT
        Irasema Arzola (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)Irasema Arzola (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

        While investigating reports of child abuse, Jonesboro police found a sawed-off shotgun and a stolen handgun.

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        While investigating reports of child abuse, Jonesboro police found a sawed-off shotgun and a stolen handgun.

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      • JPD: Suspect threatens girlfriend with knife

        JPD: Suspect threatens girlfriend with knife

        Monday, June 26 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:48:59 GMT
        Dearies T. Smith (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)Dearies T. Smith (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

        “As [victim] tried to get away from Smith, he shoved her to the floor and pulled out a knife and told her he would cut her if she said anything,” court documents state.

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        “As [victim] tried to get away from Smith, he shoved her to the floor and pulled out a knife and told her he would cut her if she said anything,” court documents state.

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      • Thousands to visit Piggott for July 4th event

        Thousands to visit Piggott for July 4th event

        Monday, June 26 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-06-26 21:42:32 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:37:54 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        The city of Piggott is preparing for their 90th Fourth of July Picnic.

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        The city of Piggott is preparing for their 90th Fourth of July Picnic.

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      • Fourth of July event raises money for cemetery

        Fourth of July event raises money for cemetery

        Monday, June 26 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:04:58 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:20:38 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        Next week, Piggott will play host to thousands of visitors for their annual Fourth of July event.

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        Next week, Piggott will play host to thousands of visitors for their annual Fourth of July event.

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      • Dog lunges at walker's face, owner cited

        Dog lunges at walker's face, owner cited

        Monday, June 26 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-06-26 20:11:23 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-06-26 20:38:53 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        Jonesboro Animal Control cited a woman with harboring a vicious animal after her dog reportedly lunged at its walker’s face, biting her lip.

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        Jonesboro Animal Control cited a woman with harboring a vicious animal after her dog reportedly lunged at its walker’s face, biting her lip.

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      • Paragould airport gets grant to expand, study needs

        Paragould airport gets grant to expand, study needs

        Monday, June 26 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:39:37 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:52:52 GMT
        (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

        Several Arkansas airports, including one here in Region 8, are flying high after learning Monday they will receive grant money for improvements.

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        Several Arkansas airports, including one here in Region 8, are flying high after learning Monday they will receive grant money for improvements.

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      • Nonprofit demonstrates work of therapy horses

        Nonprofit demonstrates work of therapy horses

        Saturday, June 24 2017 10:43 PM EDT2017-06-25 02:43:58 GMT
        Saturday, June 24 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-06-25 02:47:57 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        Workers from Diego Ranch Incorporated spent Saturday offering free rides with their therapy horses.

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        Workers from Diego Ranch Incorporated spent Saturday offering free rides with their therapy horses.

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      • School district to implement new meal charge policy

        School district to implement new meal charge policy

        Thursday, June 22 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:30:44 GMT
        Thursday, June 22 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:15:54 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        The Valley View School District is implementing changes to their meal charge policy to avoid thousands of dollars’ worth of meals never being paid for.

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        The Valley View School District is implementing changes to their meal charge policy to avoid thousands of dollars’ worth of meals never being paid for.

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      • Family hopes security footage will help catch thieves

        Family hopes security footage will help catch thieves

        Wednesday, June 21 2017 4:23 PM EDT2017-06-21 20:23:16 GMT
        Wednesday, June 21 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-06-21 22:38:10 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        A Jonesboro neighborhood was recently the target of several break-ins, and one couple hopes their surveillance footage can catch the people who are responsible.

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        A Jonesboro neighborhood was recently the target of several break-ins, and one couple hopes their surveillance footage can catch the people who are responsible.

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      • Jailers train on defensive tactics

        Jailers train on defensive tactics

        Thursday, June 22 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:09:50 GMT
        Thursday, June 22 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:43:49 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        The Craighead County Sheriff’s Office is making sure their jailers are prepared to defend themselves against inmates if necessary.

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        The Craighead County Sheriff’s Office is making sure their jailers are prepared to defend themselves against inmates if necessary.

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      • Sheriff: Theft suspects found in closet, stolen truck

        Sheriff: Theft suspects found in closet, stolen truck

        Monday, June 26 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-06-26 18:16:27 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:11:39 GMT

        Two people suspected of stealing a truck and other items were arrested during a multi-agency investigation.

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        Two people suspected of stealing a truck and other items were arrested during a multi-agency investigation.

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      • ABC director: Disaster preparedness store can sell wine

        ABC director: Disaster preparedness store can sell wine

        Monday, June 26 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-06-26 18:29:22 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:05:37 GMT
        (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

        In addition to MREs and BDUs, the owners of a Cave City disaster preparedness store can now sell wine.

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        In addition to MREs and BDUs, the owners of a Cave City disaster preparedness store can now sell wine.

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      • ABC nixes private club application following numerous objections

        ABC nixes private club application following numerous objections

        Monday, June 26 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-06-26 18:15:29 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-06-26 18:26:20 GMT
        (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

        The director of Arkansas’s Alcoholic Beverage Control gave the go-ahead to two private club permit applicants but refused a third’s after receiving numerous objections.

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        The director of Arkansas’s Alcoholic Beverage Control gave the go-ahead to two private club permit applicants but refused a third’s after receiving numerous objections.

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      • Sheriff: Woman burgled home, then threatened to kill victims

        Sheriff: Woman burgled home, then threatened to kill victims

        Monday, June 26 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:07:00 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:23:00 GMT
        Rashel Katrina Farnam (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)Rashel Katrina Farnam (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)

        A woman faces multiple felony charges after investigators say she broke into a home then threatened to kill the victims.

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        A woman faces multiple felony charges after investigators say she broke into a home then threatened to kill the victims.

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      • JPD: Child taken to hospital tests positive for drugs

        JPD: Child taken to hospital tests positive for drugs

        Monday, June 26 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-06-26 16:43:13 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-06-26 16:55:33 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        Jonesboro police are investigating yet another case of a child being taken to a hospital with drugs in its system.

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        Jonesboro police are investigating yet another case of a child being taken to a hospital with drugs in its system.

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      • 23 pounds of pot found in pickup, sheriff says

        23 pounds of pot found in pickup, sheriff says

        Monday, June 26 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-06-26 15:29:31 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-06-26 15:36:47 GMT
        Evidence seized during traffic stop on Hwy. 67, west of Corning. (Source: Clay Co Sheriff's Dept. via Facebook)Evidence seized during traffic stop on Hwy. 67, west of Corning. (Source: Clay Co Sheriff's Dept. via Facebook)

        A couple traveling from Texas made an unexpected stop in the Clay County Detention Center after investigators reported finding more than 23 pounds of pot in their pickup.

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        A couple traveling from Texas made an unexpected stop in the Clay County Detention Center after investigators reported finding more than 23 pounds of pot in their pickup.

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      • Fire at tire shop ruled arson

        Fire at tire shop ruled arson

        Monday, June 26 2017 7:58 AM EDT2017-06-26 11:58:09 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-06-26 14:25:25 GMT

        The Craighead County Sheriff's Office says the fire at Bono Tire & Auto Monday, was intentionally set. 

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        The Craighead County Sheriff's Office says the fire at Bono Tire & Auto Monday, was intentionally set. 

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      • Drowning victim's name released

        Drowning victim's name released

        Sunday, June 25 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-06-25 23:36:36 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 9:53 AM EDT2017-06-26 13:53:48 GMT
        (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

        According to the Craighead County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Robert William Hollyfield of Marmaduke was pronounced dead at the scene.

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        According to the Craighead County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Robert William Hollyfield of Marmaduke was pronounced dead at the scene.

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      • Two Paragould men find connection through loss and health struggles

        Two Paragould men find connection through loss and health struggles

        Friday, June 23 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-06-23 16:26:56 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 8:36 AM EDT2017-06-26 12:36:05 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        A Region 8 man's loss 20 years ago now has him on a mission to find a kidney donor for his new friend.

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        A Region 8 man's loss 20 years ago now has him on a mission to find a kidney donor for his new friend.

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      • Exile coming to the Convo

        Exile coming to the Convo

        Monday, June 26 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-06-26 12:12:40 GMT
        Monday, June 26 2017 8:31 AM EDT2017-06-26 12:31:23 GMT

        Exile will play the A-State Convocation Center on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The band will also be joined by Lorrie Morgan, Darryl Worley, and American Idol runner-up Kree Harrison.

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        Exile will play the A-State Convocation Center on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The band will also be joined by Lorrie Morgan, Darryl Worley, and American Idol runner-up Kree Harrison.

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