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Two Killed, Officer Injured In Officer-Involved Shooting In West Memphis

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (localmemphis.com) - Arkansas State Police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in West Memphis. It happened about 9:30 p.m. in the area of 18th Street and McAuley. Details have not been released on what happened, but an Arkansas State Police spokes


East Poinsett County School District considering big changes

LEPANTO, AR (KAIT) - One school district in Region 8 is thinking about changing the set-up of their elementary schools. Superintendent for the East Poinsett County School District Micky Pierce sent out a letter to parents on Jan. 2.


Two Mississippi County residents face drugs and weapons charges

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -Two people face drug and weapons charges in Mississippi County. A press release from the Mississippi County Sheriff’s office said a search warrant was executed on Jan. 11 on the 400 block of Summit Street in Blytheville.


Woman arrested in theft case

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A woman is accused of going to an area bank and attempting to withdraw money that was linked to several check forgeries, according to Jonesboro police. Valencia Latanya Rena Taylor was arrested on suspicion of theft greater than $5,000 but less than $25,000 after the investiga


Masked suspects break into Jonesboro home, rob family at gunpoint

JONESBORO, ARK. (KATV) — Authorities are investigating after three masked men, armed with guns, broke into a Jonesboro home and robbed a family with kids, according to KATV content partnerKAIT News.


Man arrested in forgery case

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Craighead County man is set to appear in court Feb. 22 after police say he went to a bank and tried to cash a stolen check. Timothy Williams of Jonesboro was arrested on suspicion of second-degree forgery and theft by receiving after an investigation by Jonesboro police. Acc


Two arrested after pursuit, sheriff says

MARION, AR (KAIT) - An alert deputy sheriff on a traffic stop noticed that a passenger in a passing car was wanted for aggravated robbery, leading to two arrests in Crittenden County.


Masked suspects “held a gun to a child’s head”

JONESBORO, Ark. – A family was terrorized early this morning in an armed robbery. The Jonesboro Police are searching for three individuals that broke into a home located on Stallings, around 2 a.m., Thursday, January 17.


Bond set in rape case

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Memphis man appeared Thursday in a Jonesboro courtroom for a bond hearing on a rape charge. 32-year-old King Henry McWilliams III was arrested after an investigation by Jonesboro police.


Meet new Brighton Elementary principal LaToya Avery

Brighton Elementary School has a new principal this year: LaToya Avery. Avery grew up in Tipton County and currently resides in Munford with her family. She has spent more than 20 years in education in Tipton County. As a teacher she taught at Drummonds Elementary and worked as a school counselor at


Man who killed 4 members of Arkansas family, including 2 children, gets life in prison

Brian Bliss Travis has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in Polk County Circuit Court to four counts of capital murder in the April 2017 slaying of four members of a Polk County family.


Construction launch set for disaster training facility

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The construction launch for the Disaster Training Facility pavilion in Imboden will take place Friday in Jonesboro. According to a news release, in 2017, Arkansas State University signed long-term lease agreements with the cities of Imboden and Walnut Ridge to build disaster p


Police warn of counterfeit money circulating in Arkansas

Fake money is circulating across the state of Arkansas. Two people were arrested in Prescott this week, as authorities seized thousands of counterfeit dollars. Prescott Police Chief Joseph Beavers says fake money has also been passed in Little Rock, and the U.S. Secret Service is now pursuing federa


New downtown restaurant applies for private club license

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - When Yesdog Grill opens in downtown Jonesboro next month, you should be able to enjoy a nice cold one with your meal. During the week ending Jan. 11, the restaurant submitted an application for a Private Club Class A permit with the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administr


Trumann man sentenced on child porn

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A judge sentenced a Trumann man to a total of 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Thomas Mark Wilson, 39, pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing/possessing/viewing matter depicting sexually-explicit conduct involving a child.


Marion school bus driver suspended after parent says he pinched girl

MARION, Ark. — A bus driver for the Marion School District was suspended and is under investigation by police after a parent reported "improper conduct," the district says. The mother of a nine year old student at one of the district's elementary schools made the complaint against a driver Friday, S


Lady Wildcats take second place in Kell Classic tournament

Trumann got off to a slow start and coupled with being held to single points in three quarters was to much for the Lady Wildcats to overcome as they lost 42-29 to Riverside in the finals of George Kell Hall of Fame Classic this past Saturday in Swifton.


Newly elected mayor shares plans for future

MONETTE, AR (KAIT) - A newly-elected mayor said that growth in the community is at the top of his plans. Monette Mayor Bob Blankenship said that some of his goals include drawing more people to the Craighead County town.


Downtown Osceola site of Historical Center

OSCEOLA -- The antique high-top shoe placed just outside the door into Mississippi County Historical Center in downtown Osceola is a sign of welcome that dates back more than a century.


Entergy Arkansas Issues Scam Alert

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News Release) – It may be a new year, but 2019 has seen the same old scams from con artists. Entergy Arkansas is aware of scammers across the state trying to get money from customers over the phone with threats of shut-off. Small businesses are typically the target.