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Dog found safe and sound - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

It was a happy ending after a person with binoculars found a missing dog safe and sound in a field around 11:45 a.m. Saturday morning, officials with the Caruthersville Humane Society said. The owner of a missing dog had offered a $1,000 reward for the safe return of their dog, according to a post o

KAIT 8 - 2018-01-20 18:15:53

Community rallies behind Lepanto woman injured in car accident

She's helped many a patient at NEA Baptist and St. Bernards hospitals as a respiratory therapist. But this time, 28-year-old Meredith Ruiz finds herself dependent upon specialized hospital care after a car accident that could have claimed her life. "I still can't walk," Ruiz said from her hospital b

KAIT 8 - 2018-01-20 01:40:37

Police: copper thieves target town's former fire department, water plant

The Cherry Valley Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the person behind multiple copper thefts in town. According to a post by the department's Facebook page, copper wiring has been stolen from behind the old fire department and from the water plant. "One theft occurred som

KAIT 8 - 2018-01-20 02:47:47

Woman charged with murder in deadly stabbing

A Harrisburg woman was charged with murder during the investigation into a stabbing death. Keyonna Bowlin was charged with first-degree murder on Friday. According to Lt. Justin Kimble of the Harrisburg Police Department, Bowlin was arrested in connection with the stabbing of a man early Thursday mo

KAIT 8

City approves pump track for Craighead Forest Park

Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro will soon have a place for kids and adults to mountain bike. According to Wixson Huffstetler, parks and recreation director, the project will soon be built on two to three acres of land and will feature a pump track and a skills course. "This will be a place for pa

KAIT 8 - 2018-01-20 04:14:43

Report: Overall crime down in Jonesboro, crimes against persons up

While overall crime in Jonesboro decreased during the month of December, crimes against persons rose. According to the Jonesboro Police Department's monthly crime report for December 2017, overall crime fell 19% compared to the same time the previous year. Total crimes fell from 1,043 in 2016 to 954

KAIT 8

Shelby County deputy jailers arrested in check fraud scheme

Several Shelby County Sheriff's Office employees have been arrested in connection to a check fraud scheme, said SCSO PIO Earle Farrell. Five deputy jailers and one former jailer are charged with "check kiting." WMC Action News 5 is working to gather more details on the matter.

WMCACTIONNEWS5.COM - 2018-01-19 20:39:28

Paragould police: Thieves are taking advantage of the cold weather

Several car break-ins have hit across Region 8 including Brookland, Jonesboro, and Paragould. Paragould officers think the cold weather has something to do with the uptick. "It has been random in different areas," said Chris Bunch, Paragould police officer. "They are getting bolder and bolder." Bunc

KAIT 8

Police: Man dead, teen wounded in North Little Rock shooting

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Police say a man is dead and a teenager was wounded in a shooting in North Little Rock. Sgt. Brian Dedrick says officers investigating reports of gunfire about 11:30 p.m. Friday found 58-year-old Allen Ray McGuire dead inside an apartment and an 18-year-old man with a

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-01-20 16:32:47

Beckley shooting suspect's son arrested

The son of a man who allegedly shot at two people in a vehicle on Harper Road in Beckley last week is now facing charges for being involved in the act, State Police Cpl. R.A. Marsh reported. Marsh told The Register-Herald officers arrested Jay Bare, 22, the son of Randolph Stump, Thursday after he a

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-01-19 16:28:00

Princeton Middle locked down after threatening notes found

PRINCETON - Princeton Middle School students were placed on lockdown Friday after threatening notes were found in a restroom, but the local chief of police said no weapons had been found and that an investigation is under way. Princeton Police Chief J.W. Howell spoke to local media and said that at

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-01-19 19:36:00

Oak Hill man arrested on animal cruelty charges

An Oak Hill man remains in Southern Regional Jail after deputies found two dogs in neglected conditions, Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley reported. Deputies and Fayette County Animal Control officials responded Jan. 4 to a home on Summerlee Road where they discovered two dogs severely neglected,

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-01-19 17:37:05

Two injured in Raleigh Co. ATV crash

Two people were taken to a Raleigh County hospital after an ATV accident in Shady Spring. According to Raleigh County dispatch, the accident occurred right before 6 P.M. Saturday evening on East Whitby Road. Dispatch tells WVVA that two teenagers were involved in the crash. West Virginia State Polic

WVVA.COM - 2018-01-21 07:40:00

Family trio instructs on the slopes

GHENT - Princeton native Will Horton has been an instructor at Winterplace for 34 years, and his kids are following in his footsteps on the slopes. Winterplace Ski School Supervisor Horton, 58, is a level I Ski Instructor of America Profession-al and a Level II Coach for the United States Ski Assoc

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-21 09:30:00

Woman killed, child hurt in Pulaski County shooting

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in Pulaski County say a masked person fatally shot a woman as she stood outside her apartment complex with her children. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says a 5-year-old child was also struck by the gunfire Friday morning, and the shooter has not yet b

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-01-19 18:42:58

Woman charged after allegedly stabbing boyfriend in the back

PRINCETON - A local woman was charged with malicious wounding Thursday and remanded to the regional jail after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in the back. Christy Lynn Propp, 34, of Princeton was arrested after deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department were dispatched Thursday morning t

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH

Cops Investigating Naked Pictures Of Pascack Valley Kids: Report

HILLSDALE, NJ - Nude and almost-nude pictures of Pascack Valley Regional High School students discovered on classmates' cellphones are being investigated by police. "Unfortunately, some young people participate or become involved in such inappropriate activity without understanding the consequences

PATCH - 2018-01-21 13:24:44

China accuses US of trespassing after warship sailed near disputed shoal

BEIJING - The Chinese government on Saturday accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China would take "necessary measures" to protect its sovere

NEW YORK POST - 2018-01-20 11:05:27

NJ 9-Year-Old FaceTimes Parents Suspecting Burglary, Catches Credit Card Fraudsters

A 9-year old Passaic County Girl is credited with catching three men guilty of stealing her neighbor's credit card information. Roseanne Colletti reports. (Published 2 hours ago) A 9-year old New Jersey girl is credited with catching three men guilty of stealing her neighbor's credit card informatio

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-01-20 01:15:52

Police: Woman crashes into parked car, plunges into river

NUTLEY, N.J. (AP) Police say they rescued a 79-year-old woman after her vehicle crashed through a fence and plunged into the icy Passaic River. Nutley Township police say the woman was driving in a parking lot Thursday afternoon when she suffered a medical problem and crashed into a parked car. The

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2018-01-19 16:00:00