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Church opens clothing closet to community

MAMMOTH SPRING, Ark. (KAIT) - A church in Northeast Arkansas is helping the community after opening its clothing closet for two days. The clothing drive was meant to help those who needed clothes before school starts back in the area. Event organizers said it was one of the largest events...
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Bear sighting “not unusual”, state official says

HIGHLAND, Ark. (KAIT) - A bear sighting in Sharp County caught the attention of many residents on Wednesday, Aug. 3, when it climbed a tree in a well-populated area. Mike Gray owns the property in Highland where the curious bear made a scene. He said it was one of the...
SHARP COUNTY, AR
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Rivergoers urged to use caution following Thursday rain

HARDY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas town on the Spring River is urging caution to those making weekend plans. With the rain received on Thursday, Aug. 4, many rivers and streams are up in the region. Because of the rain, the Spring River is now muddy and has much...
HARDY, AR
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Obituary: Donna Mae McKenzie

With profound sadness we announce the passing of our loving and devoted mother, Donna Mae McKenzie, age 94; she met her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. Donna was born on June 16, 1928, to Vern and Edith Tucker in Ashley, Illinois. A devoted Christian, she served as a pianist for many years at the United Methodist and Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Sidney. She was a friend to all whose lives she touched. Her love of gardening, bird watching and playing the piano was her favorite past times.
SIDNEY, AR
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Nonprofit needs help amid increase of donations

HARDY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas nonprofit is asking the community for help. As donations are on the rise, those with the Mission of Hope in Hardy said they are needing volunteers. Co-Administrator Holly Melson said they will take anyone who is willing to help. “They are welcome to...
HARDY, AR
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Missouri Man Sentenced to 30 Years For Murder of Salem, Ark. Man

Salem, Ark. – A Missouri man will be facing three decades behind bars for his part in the death of Davidlee Stansbury. Travis Eugene Barker, 21 of Jefferson City, entered a guilty plea to the charge of 1st degree murder of Stansbury on July 25, 2022. Barker was the third person arrested in the murder investigation that began in April of 2021. Jacoby Auston Goehler and his mother, Jennifer Harnden, were also arrested in connection with the murder of Stansbury.
SALEM, AR
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2022 Fall Preview: Thayer Football

Thayer is under new leadership following the retirement of legendary coach Billy Webber. Webber moves on after more than 20 years and 150 victories in his time at Thayer, handing the keys over to former assistant Briar Hancock. “I am so fortunate to be at the helm of such a...
THAYER, MO
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Salem girls, Pocahontas boys win Cougar Classic

The Cougar Classic golf tournament hosted by Izard County High School wrapped up its two-day run at the Golf Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend Wendesday. The Pocahontas boys and Salem girls claimed the team titles. The Lady Greyhounds easily won the girls’ title by 63 strokes over runner-up...
SALEM, AR
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Gun dealer worried over assault weapons ban

ASH FLAT, Ark. (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas gun dealer is concerned after the U.S. Congress approved a resolution last week banning assault weapons. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 on July 29 to approve House Resolution 1808. If it passes the U.S. Senate, the bill will...
ASH FLAT, AR
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Obituary: Wanda Wilkett Watts

Wanda Wilkett Watts, age 80, of Desha died Monday, August 1, 2022, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born on October 13, 1941, in Marvell, Arkansas to Charles Wilkett and Edith Opal Fannon Wilkett. Wanda ran a daycare in Cave City, Arkansas for several years, and...
DESHA, AR
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Police department holds community outreach event

MAMMOTH SPRING, Ark. (KAIT) - The Mammoth Spring Police Department held a community outreach program on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 2. Event organizers said the purpose was to bring the community together and introduce them to the police force in town. Police Chief Jamie Turnbough said it started out...
MAMMOTH SPRING, AR
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Man charged after stabbing incident at Watermelon Festival

More information is becoming public about the Saturday stabbing at the Cave City Watermelon Festival. In Independence County Circuit Court, 29-year-old Killian Starr Daniel Day (pictured below) has been charged with that stabbing. His charge is second degree battery — a felony. Day is also charged with three misdemeanors:...
CAVE CITY, AR
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Man deemed hero after stopping fight at weekend festival

CAVE CITY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas man is being deemed a hero after he stepped in and stopped a situation some said could have been much worse. On Saturday, July 30, a fight broke out at the annual Cave City Watermelon Festival between a 20-year-old man and 30-year-old Killian Day.
CAVE CITY, AR
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Thayer Woman Injured and Car Totaled in 63 Crash

Koshkonong, MO. – A Thayer woman has become injured after crashing on Friday on Highway 63, at roughly 3:20PM. A 2013 Cadillac SRX was being driven Southbound, when the crash occurred 2 miles South of Koshkonong. The driver Latasha Clark, a 36 year-old from Thayer, MO, traveled off the left side of the roadway, and the Cadillac overturned.
THAYER, MO
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