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Driver arrested after crash sends 2 to hospital

BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a Butler County man on drunk driving charges after a crash early Sunday morning sent him and another person to the hospital.


Fire destroys Mississippi County home

OSCEOLA, AR (KAIT) - The Osceola Fire Department confirmed a fire Saturday left a home in ruins. The department said they responded to the fire on West Hale Avenue. Pictures posted on the department's Facebook page show large flames and plumes of smoke shoot out from the roof of the home.


Arkansas house destroyed in fire

The Osceola Fire Department took to Facebook to share photos of a home that was burned to the ground. Download the FOX13 Memphis app to receive alerts from breaking news in your neighborhood.


Arkansas lawmakers respond to Mueller report

WASHINGTON - Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not find President Donald Trump's presidential campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 election. Summarizing Mueller's main conclusions, Attorney General William Barr said Mueller also didn't have sufficient evidence to prosecute the president f


One Dead Four Injured in Arkansas Delta Accidcent

BRADLEY COUNTY, AR (Ben Caxton) — A Saturday afternoon traffic accident in Bradley County, Arkansas, left one teenager dead, and four otehrs injured. The crash occured on County Road 25 when 26-year-old Salvador Romero of Warren lost control of the car he was driving which then overturned ejecting a


Woman found dead in Kentucky closet, husband arrested in Arkansas

HENDERSON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky man is arrested in Arkansas in connection with his wife's death. Police in West Memphis, Arkansas said they found Mohamud Abdikadir, 21, man walking in traffic on Saturday. When they questioned Abdikadir, WFIE reports he told police his wife might be dead in their


GRAPHIC VIDEO: Bodycam Shows Fatal Shooting of a Murder Suspect in Jonesboro, Arkansas

On March 7, Officers Brian Bailey and Chris Jefferson with the Street Crimes Unit responded to a call about suspected drug activity in the area of Race and Curtview. While searching, they encountered Rodney Fisher who was wanted in connection with the shooting death of David Marshall. As they approa


Junk food ban for food stamps fails in Arkansas House

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An effort to ban food stamps from being used to purchase soda or junk food has failed before the Arkansas House. The proposal to ban Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits from being used to purchase candy, soft drinks or energy drinks failed Monday on a 37-29 vote. T


A look back at the Westside Middle School shooting

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, Ark. - Years later, the Westside School District near Jonesboro looks the same, but in many ways it's much different. On March 24, 1998, two young shooters, ages 13 and 11, killed four students, Natalie Brooks, Paige Ann Herring, Stephanie Johnson, and Britthney Varner, along with


Police seek suspect for card fraud

JONESBORO, Ark. – Do you recognize this man? If so, police need your help. The Jonesboro Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the subject in these photos in relation to suspected fraudulent use of a credit card.


Street Sign Honors the late Dr. Bobby Berry

Each January during the Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, an auction is held to rename the street next to the Downtown Newport Farmer’s Market at Newport Lake. This year the winning bid belonged to Mary Berry and Clint and Charee Moore, the family of the late Dr. Bobby Berry. The street with be re


Man arrested on suspicion of attacking pregnant woman

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Jonesboro officers headed to the 1000-block of Cartwright on March 23. According to a probable cause affidavit, when they arrived Antonio Peters was screaming in the face of a female.


Jonesboro’s Weisenfels family finds that eight is great

Through state DHS, couple adopted two sets of siblings over the past seven years. Brandon and Monica Weisenfels, parishioners at Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro, pose with their eight adopted children Feb. 20, the adoption day for three of their children. The family T-shirts say “YZ Ever After


Man accused of hitting step-father in face

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A man faces a domestic battery charge for allegedly hitting his step-father in the face. According to a probable cause affidavit, a deputy sheriff arrested Thomas Levi Holt on Sunday.


ATV crash claims 1 life; more showers later

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Good morning, Region 8. It’s Monday, March 25. Northwest winds will pick up once again as a cold front passes through Region 8 early today. Skies remain mostly cloudy.


Accidents on roads leave 3 people dead

A pedestrian was killed late Friday in Jonesboro, and Arkansas State Police identified two people killed in a multiple-vehicle pileup Friday morning on Interstate 40 in St. Francis County.


Region 8 Salute: Airman Chevelle T. Harris, Jr. completes basic training

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Congratulations are in order for U.S. Air Force Airman Chevelle T. Harris, Jr. who recently graduated basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included military discipline and studies, and basic warfare principles an


First Community Adds to Jonesboro Territory

Batesville’s First Community Bank is working on a third location in the $2.5 billion-deposit Jonesboro market. The $1.4 billion-asset lender intends to establish full-service operations downtown at 222 E. Washington Ave., a former branch of Regions Bank of Birmingham, Alabama.


Red Wolves Raw: Baseball post South Alabama series

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Red Wolves Raw is extended KAIT interviews and Arkansas State press conferences. Arkansas State baseball defeated South Alabama 8-1 on Sunday to take two of three on the weekend from the Jaguars. Red Wolves have now won their first two Sun Belt Conference series in 2019.


HIGH PROFILE: Perry Lee Wilson, a corporate lawyer who is chairman of the board of trustees at Lyon College and its biggest advocate

Lives are told in stories. Here’s a small story from Perry Wilson, who also has plenty of big stories at the ripe young age of 45. He was a student at University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law, and clerking for Larry Jegley, then and now prosecuting attorney for the 6th Judicial Di