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Blytheville police investigating fourth homicide this year

The Blytheville Police Department are investigating after a young man was killed, officers said. Download the FOX13 Memphis app to receive alerts from breaking news in your neighborhood.


One dead in Blytheville shooting

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT)- Blytheville Police say one man is dead after a shooting Wednesday night. KAIT Region 8 News in Jonesboro reports the Blytheville police chief said the shooting happened on East Cherry, and the victim and suspects had an exchange of violence for over a year.


Northeast Arkansas man shot to death after string of 'retaliatory' violence, police say

A man who was found fatally shot Wednesday in northeast Arkansas was involved in a yearlong exchange of violence between a group of suspects, Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson said.


Homicide stemmed from feud, police say

A man who was found fatally shot Wednesday in Mississippi County was involved in a yearlong exchange of violence among a group of people, Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson said.


Arkansas lawmaker files bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — A lawmaker wants to give patients in Arkansas the right to die. Representative (R) Dan Douglas calls his bill the Compassionate Care End-of-Life Option Act. According to his bill, physician-assisted suicide would become possible in Arkansas, but only for those suffering te


Blytheville man charged in killing

A Blytheville man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he was found in the same residence as a deceased woman, police said. Eric Bragg, 37, was taken into custody and was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by certain persons. He was being held in the Mississippi C


Man killed after gunfire erupts in local neighborhood

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - A man died after being shot in an Arkansas neighborhood, and family members believe he was targetted. Blytheville police officers heard gunshots around 6:15 Wednesday evening while in the area of South 1st Street, according to Chief of Police Ross Thompson.They then received a 91


The Haven pushes for domestic violence awareness following homicide

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - The investigation into a homicide Tuesday night in Blytheville turned out to be a domestic violence situation, police said this week. Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson told Region 8 News many of their violent crimes, including battery, assault, and even homicide, turn o


Arkansas family loses everything after escaping fire

CROSS COUNTY, Ark. — Eight members of a Cross County, Arkansas family escaped a devastating fire Monday morning. The fire destroyed their home and everything they own. It happened in the small community of Cherry Valley located a few miles from Harrisburg. On Thursday, one of the survivors told us a


4 teens accused of stealing dozens of guns from Arkansas store, police say

Four teenagers accused of stealing more than 75 guns after breaking into a Northwest Arkansas store face multiple felonies following their arrests, police in Prairie Grove said Thursday.


Arkansas Couple Arrested After DPS Discovers Over 4,000 Grams of Methamphetamine During I-30 Traffic Stop

Texas DPS officers arrested Victor and Amber Hernandez of Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon after discovering 4,003 grams of methamphetamine in their vehicle during a traffic stop on I-30.


Skeletal remains found near I-40 in central Arkansas; police investigate whether they are those of man missing since 2015

Authorities in Central Arkansas said they are investigating whether human remains found off a Conway road are those of a man who went missing more than three years ago. A man discovered what appeared to be a human skull just before dark on Monday on the city’s north side, the Conway Police Departmen


Top Dems call for end to Medicaid work rules after 18,000 lose coverage in Arkansas

Top congressional Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to stop approving work requirements in Medicaid after more than 18,000 people lost coverage last year due to the requirements in Arkansas.


Arkansas may consider allowing doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication for terminal patients

ARKANSAS - (2/22/19) Representative Dan Douglas' Death With Dignity Bill would allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medicine for you to end your life, if you prove to be clear of mind.


Arkansas man charged with forging LU documents

An Arkansas man has been charged with forging documents at Lincoln University. Robert Brown, 21, is charged with one count of felony forgery. Brown “knowingly altered personal information and identifications to apply to Lincoln as a student on two separate occasions,” according to a Lincoln Universi


Arkansas bill would automatically seal some criminal records

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing that some non-violent offenders be allowed to have their criminal records automatically sealed, a move backed by a coalition that says it would give people a second chance after serving their sentence.


Bragg accused in shooting death of Sims

Blytheville police have arrested Eric Bragg, 37, of Blytheville in the shooting death of 26-year-old Brittney. According to Lt. John Frazier, the BPD CID commander, around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Blytheville officers responded to the 1200 block of Hearn to investigate the domestic-related shooting.


Southern Poverty Law Center finds 14 hate groups in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — After a sweeping indictment led to the arrests ofArkansas-based members of an alleged white supremacist group on Feb. 12, others accused white supremacist, were arrested in Oklahoma.


Mississippi County officials continue to monitor river level

OSCEOLA, AR (KAIT) - The Mississippi River is still rising at Osceola but the mayor says it has not affected schools or businesses. Osceola Mayor Sally Wilson told Region 8 News Wednesday that they have seen an unbelievable amount of water.


Shipley Donuts Ready To Hire On Arkansas Blvd.

It's been over a year since ground broke on the donuts of my dreams, Shipley Do-nuts, and it looks like we're getting close. Look there, in the window, it's a "Now Hiring" sign! I grew up in Houston where Shipley began, and I love 'em! I can only hope they live up to my memories.