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Woman arrested after deadly hit-and-run in Arkansas

WYNNE, Ark.– A woman was arrested after another woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Wynne, Arkansas over the weekend. Police said Saturday around 9:15 a.m., a woman was struck by a black Ford Explorer on Mulberry Avenue. The victim, identified as 39-year-old Marie Collins, was airlifted to Regional One in Memphis, where she […]
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Cross County city finishes Competitive Communities Initiative

WYNNE, Ark. (TBP/KAIT) – A Cross County city was met with a special honor to recognize the efforts to keep their community ready for the jobs market. According to content partner Talk Business and Politics, Wynne is the latest city in Arkansas to complete the state’s Competitive Communities Initiative. The CCI evaluation is used to ensure Arkansas communities are prepared to successfully compete for jobs and investments.
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Look back: Magnolia-Wynne football game

Here's a look at some of the action on and off the field from last week's Magnolia-Wynne football game. Photos by Jen Kilgore, special to Magnolia won the game 21-7 to improve to 3-0. Magnolia plays Arkansas High at 7 p.m. Friday. Homecoming festivities in Panther Stadium start at...

Depot Days bring Rock n' Roll to downtown Newport

With the weather turning somewhat cooler, its the time of year when a lot of local communities are having festivals. One of those that's been going on for many years is Depot Days in Newport. It's Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24. KASU's Marty Scarborough sits down with Julie...

Suspect wanted after fatal hit-and-run in Arkansas

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A suspect is wanted after a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Wynne, Arkansas Saturday morning. Police said a black Ford Explorer struck a pedestrian on Mulberry Avenue around 9:15 a.m. The victim was airlifted to Regional One in Memphis where she later died. Police said the vehicle was last seen […]

Wynne police look for fatal hit and run suspect

A hit and run incident sent a woman to a Memphis hospital Saturday in Wynne. She did not survive her injuries, a press release from the Wynne Police Department said. At approximately 9:15 am on Saturday, September 17, 2022, a black Ford Explorer struck a pedestrian on Mulberry Avenue in Wynne. The victim was airlifted to Regional One Medical Center (The Med) in Memphis where she later died.

Mid-South boy keeps faith during journey to fix his heart

Click here to donate to Go Jim Go! now and learn how you can do your own family fundraiser for Le Bonheur. MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Every year in the U.S., 6,000 children are born with Down Syndrome. In the Mid-South, many thrive because of the care they received at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. In Palestine, Arkansas, […]
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Police searching for driver in fatal hit-and-run

WYNNE, Ark. (KAIT) - A woman died Saturday after police said she was hit by an SUV that drove away. The incident happened at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 17 on Mulberry Avenue, according to a Monday news release from the Wynne Police Department. The woman, who was not identified, was flown...
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Seed of Change

On the Shoffner family farm just outside Newport, Arkansas, the past feels close. Hallie Shoffner works there from a house built for her postmaster great-great-uncle, that later accommodated her grandfather, then her own family, and later still served as an office for the SFR Seed agricultural research farm her parents started in 1988. Her family has lived in the same place for six generations, and not coincidentally her surname is the name of her town. Still, as any conversation with Shoffner suggests, her thoughts center squarely on the future.

Depot Days scheduled for this weekend in Newport

The 24th annual Depot Days Music Festival is coming this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 on historic Front Street in downtown Newport. Part of the Monster Nights Downtown Entertainment Series, the festival is a showcase of local, regional, and national talent paying tribute to the early history of Rock and Roll.

Over 1,100 fentanyl pills and more discovered after Searcy stop

A late-morning traffic stop by Searcy Police last Tuesday uncovered over 1,100 fentanyl pills and almost four ounces of methamphetamine, according to the White County Sheriff’s Department. The sheriff’s department said Searcy officers made the stop on a white Cadillac Escalade at S. Main and W. Beebe-Capps Expressway and...
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Junior Ricebirds defeat Forrest City, 39-36

The Stuttgart Junior Ricebirds trailed Forrest City 22-19 at halftime last Thursday night inside Ned Moseley Stadium. Following the break, Forrest City extended their lead to 28-19 following a three-play drive to start the half. The Junior Mustangs covered 60 yards in 1:38 culminating in a 21-yard touchdown pass. Stuttgart...

Spring Hill salutes its seniors with 39-6 win over Augusta at home

It was the night when the Spring Hill High School Bears community saluted this year’s seniors, with senior football players and cheerleaders being introduced to the spectators, escorted by their respective parents. Then their eight-on-eight varsity team responded to the occasion with a dominating performance over the Augusta Red Devils, winning 39-6.
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Sheriff: Traffic stop nets 1,114 fentanyl pills

WHITE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Police arrested two Newport men after they reported finding more than 1,000 fentanyl pills. According to a news release from the White County Sheriff’s Office, Searcy police officers stopped a white Cadillac Escalade at the intersection of South Main Street and West Beebe-Capps expressway at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.
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Afterschool program gives adults a second chance at education

NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) - Thinking about going back to school but don’t know where to get started? The Newport School District may have the answer. They are offering adult education courses as a way to give back and get more people involved in the community. Program Director Grover Welch...

Magnolia 3-0 following Friday night victory over Wynne

Magnolia, helped by five Wynne fumbles, took a 21-7 non-conference football victory Friday night and improved to 3-0. The Panthers Demarion Wesson recovered a fumble at the Magnolia 39 to end the Yellowjackets first drive. A shanked punt gave Wynne great position at the Magnolia 43 but after Wynne made 24 yards on a pass play, Devin Dunn recovered a fumble at the Magnolia 19.