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    Sheriff: One in custody in connection with deaths

    Sheriff: One in custody in connection with deaths

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:40:45 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:50:20 GMT

    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

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    Power outages reported in Craighead County with storm

    Power outages reported in Craighead County with storm

    Sunday, July 15 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-07-15 22:27:46 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:29:33 GMT

    According to a post on the Craighead Electric outage map website, there are about 525 customers in Craighead County who are now without power. 

    According to a post on the Craighead Electric outage map website, there are about 525 customers in Craighead County who are now without power. 

  • Slideshow: Craighead Co. mug shots July 15-21

    Slideshow: Craighead Co. mug shots July 15-21

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-07-15 15:33:18 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:54:07 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

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

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

  • 10-year-old captures 2 martial arts world championships

    10-year-old captures 2 martial arts world championships

    Preston Edwards, 10 (Source: Family)Preston Edwards, 10 (Source: Family)
    Preston Edwards, 10 (Source: Family)Preston Edwards, 10 (Source: Family)

    A 10-year-old boy captured two world championships in a competition in Arkansas.

    A 10-year-old boy captured two world championships in a competition in Arkansas.

  • Inmate dies at Miller Co. Detention Center

    Inmate dies at Miller Co. Detention Center

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:39:17 GMT
    Inmate dies at Miller Co. Detention Center (Source: Miller County Sheriff's Office)Inmate dies at Miller Co. Detention Center (Source: Miller County Sheriff's Office)

    During an inmate routine check on Sunday around 5:00 pm, Miller County Detention Staff noticed that a prisoner unresponsive.

    During an inmate routine check on Sunday around 5:00 pm, Miller County Detention Staff noticed that a prisoner unresponsive.

  • Teen granted shopping spree of a lifetime

    Teen granted shopping spree of a lifetime

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-07-15 02:02:39 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-07-15 14:08:32 GMT
    Ellie Stafford making the strawberry pie alongside C.P. Stafford, her grandfather (Source: KAIT)Ellie Stafford making the strawberry pie alongside C.P. Stafford, her grandfather (Source: KAIT)
    Ellie Stafford making the strawberry pie alongside C.P. Stafford, her grandfather (Source: KAIT)Ellie Stafford making the strawberry pie alongside C.P. Stafford, her grandfather (Source: KAIT)

    A teenager is going on the shopping spree of a lifetime after being granted her wish.

    A teenager is going on the shopping spree of a lifetime after being granted her wish.

  • Child to receive Make-A-Wish to go deep sea fishing

    Child to receive Make-A-Wish to go deep sea fishing

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-07-15 02:17:35 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-07-15 14:04:26 GMT
    Jacob holding his fishing derby award (Source: Marya Langford)Jacob holding his fishing derby award (Source: Marya Langford)
    Jacob holding his fishing derby award (Source: Marya Langford)Jacob holding his fishing derby award (Source: Marya Langford)

    An 8-year-old McCrory boy is headed to the Florida Keys after the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted him his wish.

    An 8-year-old McCrory boy is headed to the Florida Keys after the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted him his wish.

  • Independence County Fair ready to kick-off in Batesville

    Independence County Fair ready to kick-off in Batesville

    Saturday, July 14 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-07-14 22:22:47 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:14:43 GMT
    The Independence County Fair begins Monday, July 16 in Batesville. (Source: Independence County Fair)The Independence County Fair begins Monday, July 16 in Batesville. (Source: Independence County Fair)
    The Independence County Fair begins Monday, July 16 in Batesville. (Source: Independence County Fair)The Independence County Fair begins Monday, July 16 in Batesville. (Source: Independence County Fair)

    Opening day begins with an amateur dog show that benefits the Independence County Humane Society.

    Opening day begins with an amateur dog show that benefits the Independence County Humane Society.

  • “Dante” dares you to come to Pet-A-Palooza

    “Dante” dares you to come to Pet-A-Palooza

    Saturday, July 14 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-07-14 20:58:16 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-07-14 22:56:34 GMT
    Dante is a sweet Pit Mix puppy. (Source: NEAHS)Dante is a sweet Pit Mix puppy. (Source: NEAHS)
    Dante is a sweet Pit Mix puppy. (Source: NEAHS)Dante is a sweet Pit Mix puppy. (Source: NEAHS)

    A Pit Mix puppy livens up the Mid-Day set with details of a special benefit for the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society that’s happening Saturday, August 4.

    A Pit Mix puppy livens up the Mid-Day set with details of a special benefit for the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society that’s happening Saturday, August 4.

  • Man arrested wanting to go to jail

    Man arrested wanting to go to jail

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:04:04 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:09:33 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A man in St. Francis County wants to be in jail because he said it stops him from abusing drugs and alcohol.

    A man in St. Francis County wants to be in jail because he said it stops him from abusing drugs and alcohol.

  • Report: Missing woman found dead

    Report: Missing woman found dead

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:18:59 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:08:24 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Authorities have been able to identify the body of a woman found July 11 in rural Jefferson County as a woman reported missing out of Faulkner County, according to a report from KATV. 

    Authorities have been able to identify the body of a woman found July 11 in rural Jefferson County as a woman reported missing out of Faulkner County, according to a report from KATV. 

  • Marion residents want changes to 'Dead Man's Curve'

    Marion residents want changes to 'Dead Man's Curve'

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:50:34 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:05:47 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A curve on a stretch of Highway 77 in Marion is so sharp, it has earned the nickname “Dead Man’s Curve.”

    A curve on a stretch of Highway 77 in Marion is so sharp, it has earned the nickname “Dead Man’s Curve.”

  • Corning City Council passes ATV ordinance

    Corning City Council passes ATV ordinance

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:53:11 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:51:38 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Corning City Council has passed a new ATV ordinance allowing people to ride within its city limits.

    The Corning City Council has passed a new ATV ordinance allowing people to ride within its city limits.

  • West Memphis man sentenced in drug, weapons case

    West Memphis man sentenced in drug, weapons case

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:54:08 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-07-14 01:59:11 GMT
    Michael Dewayne Driver (Source: Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office)Michael Dewayne Driver (Source: Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office)
    Michael Dewayne Driver (Source: Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office)Michael Dewayne Driver (Source: Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office)

    Prosecutors said Friday that a decision by a man to turn down a plea agreement earlier this month led to a much heavier sentence being issued in court. 

    Prosecutors said Friday that a decision by a man to turn down a plea agreement earlier this month led to a much heavier sentence being issued in court. 

  • Landspout forms near Weiner

    Landspout forms near Weiner

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:34:20 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-07-14 01:57:25 GMT
    A landspout could be seen Friday in Weiner in Poinsett County. (Source: Ryan Vaughan Region 8 Facebook page via Ben Adams)A landspout could be seen Friday in Weiner in Poinsett County. (Source: Ryan Vaughan Region 8 Facebook page via Ben Adams)
    A landspout could be seen Friday in Weiner in Poinsett County. (Source: Ryan Vaughan Region 8 Facebook page via Ben Adams)A landspout could be seen Friday in Weiner in Poinsett County. (Source: Ryan Vaughan Region 8 Facebook page via Ben Adams)

    The weather was good outside Friday but a landspout could be seen forming in Poinsett County. 

    The weather was good outside Friday but a landspout could be seen forming in Poinsett County. 

  • Authorities seek help in solving cold case

    Authorities seek help in solving cold case

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:31:20 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-07-14 01:52:28 GMT
    Marcal Tye (Source: St. Francis County Sheriff's Office website)Marcal Tye (Source: St. Francis County Sheriff's Office website)
    Marcal Tye (Source: St. Francis County Sheriff's Office website)Marcal Tye (Source: St. Francis County Sheriff's Office website)

    Officials in one area county are working to solve a seven-year-old murder case and are asking people for help for any possible clues in connection with the case. 

    Officials in one area county are working to solve a seven-year-old murder case and are asking people for help for any possible clues in connection with the case. 

  • Athlete brings home the gold

    Athlete brings home the gold

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:11:37 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:27:09 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    A Walmart employee brings home a gold medal!

    A Walmart employee brings home a gold medal!

  • City gets grants for sewer

    City gets grants for sewer

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:03:54 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:13:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The City of Datto has received 100 percent of grant funding to help them get a new sewer system

    The City of Datto has received 100 percent of grant funding to help them get a new sewer system.

  • Diaz Fire Department finishes new addition

    Diaz Fire Department finishes new addition

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:34:21 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:35:06 GMT
    The Diaz Fire Department recently finished building a second station (Source: KAIT)The Diaz Fire Department recently finished building a second station (Source: KAIT)
    The Diaz Fire Department recently finished building a second station (Source: KAIT)The Diaz Fire Department recently finished building a second station (Source: KAIT)

    The town of Diaz just recently finished building their second fire station.

    The town of Diaz just recently finished building their second fire station.

  • Piggott Mayor reacts to sales tax vote

    Piggott Mayor reacts to sales tax vote

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:32:53 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:30:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The votes by residents for a one percent sales tax means that an emergency room in Piggott will stay operational.

    The votes by residents for a one percent sales tax means that an emergency room in Piggott will stay operational.

  • Mayor urges residents to check water bills

    Mayor urges residents to check water bills

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:57:18 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:24:55 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Corning mayor's office is urging residents to double check their water bills this month.

    The Corning mayor's office is urging residents to double check their water bills this month.

  • Independence Co. to eliminate residential recycling pickup

    Independence Co. to eliminate residential recycling pickup

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:39:01 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:55:27 GMT
    These changes are being made because there are fewer inmates available for community service. (Source: KAIT)These changes are being made because there are fewer inmates available for community service. (Source: KAIT)
    These changes are being made because there are less inmates available for community service. (Source: KAIT)These changes are being made because there are less inmates available for community service. (Source: KAIT)

    The recycling program ran by Independence County is about to undergo some changes, resulting in the loss of curbside pickup for residents.

    The recycling program ran by Independence County is about to undergo some changes, resulting in the loss of curbside pickup for residents.

  • Authorities search for shooting suspect

    Authorities search for shooting suspect

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:37:50 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:42:59 GMT
    Demetrious McFadden (Source: Marianna Police Department Facebook page)Demetrious McFadden (Source: Marianna Police Department Facebook page)
    Demetrious McFadden (Source: Marianna Police Department Facebook page)Demetrious McFadden (Source: Marianna Police Department Facebook page)

    Authorities are asking the help of the public in finding a suspect in connection with a shooting earlier this month in Lee County that left one person injured.

    Authorities are asking the help of the public in finding a suspect in connection with a shooting earlier this month in Lee County that left one person injured.

  • UPDATE: Third escapee now in custody, sheriff says

    UPDATE: Third escapee now in custody, sheriff says

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-07-11 16:14:37 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:14:47 GMT
    Randall Sledge (Source: Sharp Co. Sheriff's Office)Randall Sledge (Source: Sharp Co. Sheriff's Office)

    According to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts, the third suspect in an escape earlier this week from the Sharp County jail is now in custody. 

    According to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts, the third suspect in an escape earlier this week from the Sharp County jail is now in custody. 

  • Car wash planned at old Sears lot, 1 of 3 businesses coming

    Car wash planned at old Sears lot, 1 of 3 businesses coming

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:22:11 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:43:34 GMT
    (Source: Tommy's Express Car Wash via Facebook)(Source: Tommy's Express Car Wash via Facebook)

    One of three businesses is coming soon to the old Sears parking lot in Jonesboro.

    One of three businesses is coming soon to the old Sears parking lot in Jonesboro.

  • Trailer full of yard sale goods reported stolen

    Trailer full of yard sale goods reported stolen

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-07-13 14:52:29 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-07-13 15:20:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Jonesboro man reported his trailer full of yard sale items was taken.

    A Jonesboro man reported his trailer full of yard sale items was taken.

  • Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission reaches decisions

    Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission reaches decisions

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-07-13 11:53:03 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-07-13 14:15:46 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission makes several decisions, including the option of hiring a consultant to score dispensary applications.Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission makes several decisions, including the option of hiring a consultant to score dispensary applications.

    The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission voted on several rules regarding both dispensary and cultivation applications.

    The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission voted on several rules regarding both dispensary and cultivation applications.

  • Former presidents speak at Clinton Center

    Former presidents speak at Clinton Center

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:23 AM EDT2018-07-13 10:23:23 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 8:25 AM EDT2018-07-13 12:25:22 GMT
    Former presidents speak at Clinton Center (Source: KATV)Former presidents speak at Clinton Center (Source: KATV)
    Former presidents speak at Clinton Center (Source: KATV)Former presidents speak at Clinton Center (Source: KATV)

    Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were in Little Rock Thursday for the Presidential Leadership Scholars Graduation.

    Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were in Little Rock Thursday for the Presidential Leadership Scholars Graduation.

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  • Survivor shares new details about Waffle House shooting

    Survivor shares new details about Waffle House shooting

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-07-15 02:14:13 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-07-15 03:46:14 GMT

    News4 is getting never-before-heard details from a man who watched the murder of four people at an Antioch Waffle House. The carnage happened nearly three months ago and still haunts Tre Sneed.

    News4 is getting never-before-heard details from a man who watched the murder of four people at an Antioch Waffle House. The carnage happened nearly three months ago and still haunts Tre Sneed.

  • High heat in the Mid-South, but it could be worse

    High heat in the Mid-South, but it could be worse

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:19:13 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)(Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)

    Let’s face it, the heat has been unreal across the Mid-South over the past few weeks, but it could be worse. 

    Let’s face it, the heat has been unreal across the Mid-South over the past few weeks, but it could be worse. 

  • Tips on how to protect your skin in the Mid-South heat

    Tips on how to protect your skin in the Mid-South heat

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:17:39 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    It happens to one in three adults every year--sunburn. 

    It happens to one in three adults every year--sunburn. 

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  • Hattiesburg town hall meeting to be held Monday to discuss decriminalization of marijuana

    Hattiesburg town hall meeting to be held Monday to discuss decriminalization of marijuana

    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:19:21 GMT
    Councilwoman Deborah Delgado presented her standing on decriminalizing possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana. (Photo source: WDAM)Councilwoman Deborah Delgado presented her standing on decriminalizing possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A town hall meeting will be held Monday, July 16 to discuss the decriminalization of marijuana in Hattiesburg.

    A town hall meeting will be held Monday, July 16 to discuss the decriminalization of marijuana in Hattiesburg.

  • Biloxi soccer fans react to World Cup Final

    Biloxi soccer fans react to World Cup Final

    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:17:01 GMT
    The Slavonian Lodge pulled out all the stops for Sunday's World Cup final against France. (Photo Source: WLOX)The Slavonian Lodge pulled out all the stops for Sunday's World Cup final against France. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    The Slavonian Lodge pulled out all the stops for Sunday's World Cup final against France. (Photo Source: WLOX)The Slavonian Lodge pulled out all the stops for Sunday's World Cup final against France. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    At the Slavonian Lodge in Biloxi, folks were cheering on Team Croatia in Sunday’s World Cup final. 

    At the Slavonian Lodge in Biloxi, folks were cheering on Team Croatia in Sunday’s World Cup final. 

  • Long Beach church celebrates 10 years of post-Katrina location

    Long Beach church celebrates 10 years of post-Katrina location

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:36:02 GMT
    The church rebuilt on Cleveland Avenue (Source: WLOX)The church rebuilt on Cleveland Avenue (Source: WLOX)
    The church rebuilt on Cleveland Avenue (Source: WLOX)The church rebuilt on Cleveland Avenue (Source: WLOX)

    Service at First Baptist Church in Long Beach on Sunday was a celebration of 10 years of the church's Cleveland Avenue location.

    Service at First Baptist Church in Long Beach on Sunday was a celebration of 10 years of the church's Cleveland Avenue location.

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