JONESBORO, Ar (KAIT) - Here are the latest Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennesssee river stages. ARKANSAS http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hic/current/river_flooding/AR.shtml MISSOURI http://www.nws.noaa.goMore >>
Wednesday, April 27 2011 12:45 PM EDT2011-04-27 17:45:53 GMT
ALWAYS TRACKING: According to the Sharp County Coroner 48-year-old JoAnne Bradley was killed when her home, off Shelbyville Road off of Highway 230, was destroyed by a suspected tornado that hit around 9pm Tuesday night.More >>
Monday, April 25 2011 4:05 PM EDT2011-04-25 21:05:30 GMT
According to the National Weather Service, nearly half of all flood fatalities are vehicle related. ADEM urges people to stay away from flooded roadways; drivers often underestimate the power of floodwater.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:01 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >>
The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:49 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:49:32 GMT
Now's your chance to become a crime stopper. Right now in our interactive center, police officers are taking phone calls with any tips you may have to help catch some of the Tri-State's most wanted. ClickMore >>
Now's your chance to become a crime stopper.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:42 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:42:23 GMT
In an effort to increase school safety, Tell City Schools are working with local police to hire an officer to work at the high school next year. They're referring to the position as school resource officer.More >>
Essentially, this person's job would be to regularly educate students on the pitfalls of drug and alcohol abuse, minimize bullying, and above all, protect students in the event of an emergency.More >>
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.More >>
At the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress. Then she refused to answer...More >>
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) – Gov. Jay Nixon activated the Missouri National Guard Monday to help with response efforts in parts of the state impacted by flooding and threats to levees after receiving significant rain, particularly in southern and southeast Missouri.
"I have directed Maj. General Danner to immediately move Guard units into place where they can best help in protecting health and property," Gov. Nixon said. "The Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen of the Missouri National Guard have demonstrated their ability to help with natural disasters numerous times over the years, most recently in the work they did before, during, and after the blizzard and record snowstorm this winter. I have full confidence in the Guard to assist local emergency officials around the state."
Under the Governor's order, Guard units will be deployed immediately to assist local emergency responders with threats to levees near Poplar Bluff and other communities.
The rising water of the Black River in Butler County is forcing many in the area to evacuate their homes.
"Getting out of bed and walking through the water first thing wasn't what I was anticipating," said Kenneth Kimbro.
Kimbro is one of more than a hundred Poplar Bluff residents who evacuated his home. At three o'clock Monday morning, a knock on his door alerted him to the imminent danger.
"Coming out of the house I had at least three and a half feet of water to wade through to get to the vehicle," said Kimbro.
Rising water along the Black River has led to several breeches along the levees. The Butler County Sheriff's Department has closed several county roads and deputies are going door to door asking residents to evacuate while they can.
"This is the levee. The road would be to my right. I was here no more than ten minutes ago and where I'm standing now wasn't under water," said Sheriff Mark Dobbs.
Dobbs said he believes the water flowing over the levee is rising at a rate of a foot an hour and as that water continues to flow out, residents along county roads 605, 607 and 608 are in danger.
"At this point it is getting to where the roads are impassible there is so much water spilling over the levee," said Dobbs.
Jeanette Elliott lives about a mile from the levee. She and her family are getting ready to leave.
"I'm going to ship my kids to three different family members and I'm going to go to one of them," said Elliott.
It is very hard for people to leave their homes. This is the first time flooding has forced Kimbro from his house and he worries about what he will go back home to.
"My heart is hurting already I couldn't think it could get any worse," said Kimbro.
As rain continues to fall and the water continues to rise so does the level of fear. Many evacuees are staying at a shelter that is set up inside the Black River Coliseum and are leaning on each other.
"I'm overwhelmed, very overwhelmed and I'm scared inside and I think I'm just going to have to be praying," said Kimbro.
A shelter has been set up at the Black River Coliseum. If you have any questions or concerns you're asked to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-686-8685.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:00:02 GMT
An Evansville Police Officer was injured while trying to arrest a fleeing drug dealer on Tuesday afternoon. Police stopped an SUV after the driver committed several traffic violations. Officers pulledMore >>
Police stop an SUV on the north side of Bayard Park. The result: an officer injured, a chase with a suspect, and three men arrested on a variety of charges.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:29:04 GMT
For months, concerns had been raised about the welfare of Lucas Webb. Born Jan. 3, 2008, Lucas knew much pain and suffering in his four short years. More >>
State records released Monday show how Missouri social workers failed to adequately pursue allegations of abuse involving a preschooler. Lucas Webb, 4, would die five days after the state closed the abuse investigation.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:15 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:15:37 GMT
Gibson Co. dispatch confirms a report of shots fired in the area of Los Aztecas on W. Broadway in Princeton. According to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion, shooting suspect fled the sceneMore >>
Princeton Police Chief W.W. George tells 14 News the suspect, believed to be her boyfriend, shot the woman as she and her 13-year-old son were walking in the Los Aztecas parking lotMore >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:46:43 GMT
We are excited to announce you'll now be able to watch all of our newscasts, and severe and breaking news on your iPhone or iPad (It may work on some Android phones, too, but you may need to wait for anMore >>
We should be on the air (minus commercials) from 4:30-7:00 AM; from 11:00-12:00 AM; from 4-5:30 PM; from 6:00-6:30 PM; and from 10:00-10:30 PM. Plus anytime we are on the air for breaking news or weather, we'll be broadcasting live on your phoneMore >>