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Wynne man arrested on rape charge

WYNNE, AR (KAIT) - An investigation into the claim of a sexual assault that took place in 2017 of a 5-year-old led to the arrest of a man in Cross County. According to a news release from Wynne police, the sexual assault report was filed on Jan. 8, 2019.


Resolution calls for a special election on Cross County jail

CROSS COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Cross County quorum court is set to meet later this month to vote on a resolution that calls for a special election. County Judge Donnie Sanders confirmed to Region 8 News that the court has called for a meeting on Monday, Jan. 28 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the resolution


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


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.


New jail in the works for Cross County

CROSS COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -Cross County leaders say a change must be made. The Cross County jail is nearly forty years old has a number of maintenance issues. Problems include plumbing, electrical issues and door replacements, all of which are expensive and hard to fix.


Crews Battle Flames at Riceland Foods in Cross Co.

FAIR OAKS, Ark. (KAIT/KARK)- Firefighters are working to put out a fire at a Riceland Foods complex in Fair Oaks. According to KAIT Region 8 News in Jonesboro, the Wynne Assistant Fire Chief says the fire appeared to start with soybeans in a grain dryer.


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


Tuesday high school basketball roundup (1/15)

It was another busy night of high school basketball around Region 8. We had a couple showdowns in the 5A East and a clash in the 2A-6. West Memphis 54, Jonesboro 46 (Boys) Nettleton 56, Paragould 38 (Girls)


Man arrested for interference with Valley View teen, arrested again in underage sex sting

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The man arrested for picking up a Valley View teen from school one morning and taking her to his home in Poplar Bluff has been arrested again. Keegan Tatsch, 25, of Poplar Bluff was arrested for trying to meet a 15-year-old in Cross County for sex.


Harrisburg woman dies in I-55 wreck

Kelli Kurth, 51, of Harrisburg lost her life Saturday night during a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 in Crittenden County. According to the Arkansas State Police report, Kurth swerved her 2017 Lexus to avoid hitting a 2012 Freightliner, but struck the rear of the semi around 8:16 p.m. Saturday


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.


ASP: One dead in I-55 crash

MARION, AR (KAIT) - A Poinsett County woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on I-55 in Crittenden County over the weekend, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police.


Man arrested in internet stalking case

AUGUSTA, AR (KAIT) - A Woodruff County man is set to appear in court after authorities say he sent sexually graphic messages to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl. However, authorities said it was a three-month investigation by the First Judicial District Task Force into alleged online child


New task force officially unveiled

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A first-of-its-kind task force has been formed in the state of Arkansas. Police chiefs, prosecutors and other officials announced the task force for the 2nd Judicial District at a news conference on Friday.


Federal jailers aren’t being paid during shutdown, but inmates are

FORREST CITY, AR (WMC) - Across the country, federal employees are on day 20 of working without pay. A 1947 law required these federal union employees come to work despite not getting paid and not strike during work hours.


High school sports results for Friday, Jan. 11

Douglass (54)-Antavious Buford 22, Keyonte Young 10, Raudale Todd 4, Tyrus Henderson 4, Antonio Garrett 2, Shawn Brown 6, Martico Rossell 4, Maurice Anderson 2. BTW (64)-Charterio Porter 12, Patterio Hopson 3, J.C. Johnson 18, Jericho Carwell 4, Mikhail Garrett 18, Makaleen Conley 7.


Northwest Arkansas man charged in fatal crash that killed woman; driver said he was 'on acid,' report states

A Northwest Arkansas man allegedly told police he was “on acid” after running a red light and fatally striking a 26-year-old motorist in Rogers, according to an affidavit Thursday charging him with multiple felonies.


Residential burglary case leads to arrest

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Poinsett County man is in trouble with the law after authorities uncovered surveillance video showing him and two other people unloading items taken from a residential burglary, authorities said.


Harrisburg council hears about student work program

The Harrisburg City Council heard from representatives with the school Tuesday night regarding a state funded work program for students. Last year, Harrisburg School District was chosen as one of the first 15 schools in the state to participate in the OWL program (Opportunities for Work-based Learni


City police department turns to sheriff’s office for training help

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - A city police department full of officers that have just graduated from the police academy reached out for help in getting its officers up to speed quickly.