Rollover truck crash shuts down highway
SHARP COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A rollover truck crash Friday morning shut down a Region 8 highway. IDriveArkansas.com reported the crash happened on U.S. Highway 63 at Martins Creek between Ravenden and Ozark Acres. According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, all lanes of traffic were affected. Photos from the...
Person injured after driving into bank
POCAHONTAS, Ark. (KAIT) - A person was injured Thursday evening after driving their vehicle into a bank in Pocahontas. Randolph County Sheriff Kevin Bell told K8 News that the incident happened around 5 p.m. at the Cadence Bank on U.S. Highway 67. Bell said the driver was pulling out of...
Pocahontas woman competes on Netflix game show
POCAHONTAS, Ark. (KAIT) - A woman from Pocahontas competed in a new Netflix game show. Brittany Oneal from Pocahontas is a contestant on Squid Game: The Challenge. In the Netflix reality competition inspired by Squid Game, 456 players battle for a $4.56 million prize. Oneal said while it’s been a...
Black River Technical College’s LPN program ranked 3rd in the state
POCAHONTAS, Ark. (KAIT/Edited News Release) - Black River Technical College’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program has been ranked 3rd in the state by praticalnursing.org. “Black River Technical College offers an outstanding practical nursing program at its campus in Pocahontas, Arkansas. By blending tradition, technology, and innovation, BRTC emphasizes quality in its practical nursing program and workforce training. They also believe that nurturing relationships increases access, leading to seamless education,” their website stated.
Police: Man hit, kicked pregnant woman
PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - A Paragould man is being held on a $10,000 cash-only bond after police said he hit and kicked a pregnant woman. Greene County District Judge Daniel Stidham found probable cause Thursday, Nov. 30, to charge 19-year-old Javian Roy with third-degree domestic battering. According to court documents,...
BRTC celebrating 50 years
POCAHONTAS, Ark. (KAIT) - Half a century ago, Black River Technical College began offering vocational education to Northeast Arkansas residents. On Thursday, Dec. 14, BRTC will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Since its establishment in 1973, the school has grown into a fully accredited community college offering associate degrees in nursing,...
Traffic Stop Leads To Drug And Warrants Arrest
On November 24th, 2023, a Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on Pine Street in Rector. When the deputy made contact with the driver, he noticed what appeared to be drug paraphernalia in the seat with the driver. The deputy had the driver exit the vehicle and he retrieved a pipe. Upon running a check on the female subject, it was learned she had a warrant for Misdemeanor Failure to Appear out of Clay County. The Deputy and Rector Officers conducted a search of the vehicle where other illegal items were found.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.69 and $2.89 in Pocahontas as of 2023-11-30. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Lady Dawg Classic: Donetts bring home the hardware
VAN BUREN — Despite a close first few minutes of the game, the Doniphan Donettes took care of the Liberty Lady Eagles 75-48 to claim the Lady Dawg Classic at Van Buren High School. Doniphan head coach Adam Epps is proud of the effort he got from his team...
Suspects in Kennett shooting spotted in Greene County
KENNETT, Mo. (KAIT) – Three people wanted for questioning by Kennett police in a Thursday afternoon shooting have reportedly been spotted in Greene County. Sheriff Brad Snyder said his office had received a report that Tanya Summers, Eric Thomas, and Jamison Taylor had been spotted Friday in Marmaduke. “Officers...
Free weekend fun with train rides, crafts, and Santa in Walnut Ridge
Another Northeast Arkansas city is offering free holiday themed entertainment for everyone this weekend. The Junior Auxiliary of Lawrence County is hosting Polar Express in the Park this Friday and Saturday at Stewart Park in Walnut Ridge. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on both days there will be train rides, hot chocolate, and crafts for all to enjoy and entry is free.
Datto, Arkansas: Unveiling the Heart of Small-Town America
Nestled within the verdant expanses of Clay County, Datto, Arkansas stands as a testament to small-town America's enduring charm. With a population just shy of 100, this minuscule municipality — measuring only 0.62 square miles — might be overlooked on a map, but for its residents, Datto is a bastion of community and simplicity. Established over a century ago as a railroad town, Datto's rich history is etched into its character, with the timber and agricultural industries forging the resilience of its people.
Savoring Paragould: 3 Burgers That Will Make Your Day
In this article, we will be exploring three exceptional burgers in Paragould. Have you had the chance to taste any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
1 dead, 1 injured in Paragould shooting
PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - Paragould police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another injured. According to Public Information Specialist Jason Elms, Paragould Emergency Services received a call at around 11:43 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27 regarding a man attempting to wave motorists down and get in any vehicle that would stop for him.
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in corning, AR?
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around corning.
Knobel Bridge: A Harmonious Blend of Engineering and Aesthetics
Nestled over the gentle currents of the Little Black River, the historic Knobel Bridge serves as a picturesque emblem of classic American engineering. Constructed in 1949, this landmark is a testament to the ingenuity of the past, with its three Pratt pony truss spans effortlessly carrying the weight of local traffic. Recognized for its historical significance and eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, Knobel Bridge is not only a functional conduit but a cherished local treasure, embodying the creative solutions of mid-20th-century engineering.
Students send soldiers Christmas stockings
IMBODEN, Ark. (KAIT) - A group of students are doing their part to help our soldiers overseas. Students at Sloan-Hendrix Public Schools in Imboden posted a picture of an Army soldier holding Christmas stockings donated by the students. According to a social media post, they will be distributed to soldiers...
WBU Meat Processing Facility Open for Business
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – The Williams Works initiative at Williams Baptist University is expanding its operations with the opening of a meat processing plant. The facility processes cattle, hogs and other livestock, and it is staffed in large part by WBU students who are working their way to an education through Williams Works. Future plans also call for a certificate program to train workers in meat cutting.
Marmaduke, Arkansas: A Town Shaped by Civil War Legacy and Resilience
In the northeast corner of Greene County, amidst the rich tapestry of American history, lies Marmaduke, Arkansas, a town emblematic of the Civil War's enduring legacy. Named after Confederate General John S. Marmaduke, this community's foundation is inextricably linked to the war that shaped the nation. General Marmaduke, whose military and political careers were marked by controversy and distinction, is perhaps best remembered for his leadership in the Trans-Mississippi Theater and his post-war governance of Missouri.
Donettes cruise in opener of Lady Dawg Classic
VAN BUREN — The Doniphan Donettes cruised in their first game of the season as they took down Willow Springs 63-27 in the semifinals of the Van Buren Lady Dawg Classic at VBHS. Doniphan head coach Adam Epps said his team would play fast this season and the Donettes...