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Father upset that woman accused of killing his daughter is out on bond

MARION, Ark. (WREG)– A Mid-South father is speaking out after weeks of frustration and anger. Rodney Hall is upset that Shanterria Montgomery, the woman accused of killing his 8-year-old daughter, is able to walk the streets.  “I got to be the voice of my child,” Hall said. Montgomery was released from jail on a $350,000 […]
MARION, AR
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Man steals company semi-truck to rob Marion bank, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - An Arkansas man has been arrested in Memphis one week after robbing a bank in Marion, Ark., using a stolen company vehicle, police say. Using cooperation and information from witnesses and citizens, police were able to identify Brandon McGruder, 24, as the suspect responsible for the robbery.
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New Splash Pad is revealed at MLK Park in Bay St. Louis

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (WLOX) - The city of Bay. St Louis revealed a new splash pad at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The splash pad has been under construction since last year. This is all part of the city’s effort to renovate the park. Councilman Jeffrey Reed had been working alongside community members and business owners to bring the project to life.
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Arkansas nursing home battles COVID-19 outbreak

MARION, Ark. — A nursing home in Marion, Ark., is battling a COVID-19 outbreak. Willowbend Healthcare and Rehabilitation holds 112 residents. FOX13 learned that a COVID threat inside the building resulted in some staff and residents testing positive for the virus. As COVID case data continues to show both...
MARION, AR

Foraging for cattail plants

Foraging for cattail plants/ cattail plantsGin Lee. In my area I don't have to travel very far to find cattail plants. In fact, the plant grows very well alongside ponds, lakes, rivers, and even in road-side ditches. Today, I'm going to take you along with me while I show you how I uproot some cattail plants from a country roadside ditch. Plus, I will tell you a little bit about my experience and why I like foraging for these wild, perennial, aquatic plants that are often considered problematic for farmers.
HICKORY RIDGE, AR
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Marked Tree under burn ban heading into holiday weekend

MARKED TREE, Ark. (KAIT) – A burn ban is in effect for the city limits of Marked Tree until further notice. The Marked Tree Fire Department said the ban has been in effect since 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 30. The move was due to very dry conditions. They said...
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Arkansas Pastor Responds To Accusations of Racial Discrimination

First Baptist Church in Forrest City, Arkansas was accused over the weekend of racially discriminating a Black family visiting their church. A woman shared on her social media page the details of how she felt two church members were out of line by first not letting them into the 11 A.M. worship service. She noted that one male member questioned why her family was there in the first place. After not being let in she questioned the other member, an older lady, if everyone was welcome at the church.
FORREST CITY, AR
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Last of tornado debris in Trumann hauled off

TRUMANN, Ark. (KAIT) - After months of complaints from the community, much of the debris from a devastating tornado in Trumann has been finally removed. On Dec. 10, 2021, the city was hit by that tornado, leaving behind a large debris field in the middle of town. Community members said...
TRUMANN, AR
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Arkansas PBS adds additional signal to expand coverage area

Arkansas PBS can now be watched on a new broadcast signal in eastern Arkansas. On Tuesday, network executives and political leaders gathered in West Memphis to celebrate the new channel going on the air. With a tower located near Forrest City, the signal extends east to the Tennessee border. Other...
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