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Owners of abandoned hospital settles lawsuit over patient records

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. (KAIT) - A now-defunct Northeast Arkansas hospital accused of failing to protect sensitive patient information has agreed to a $770,000 settlement. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Friday, Dec. 2, that the owners of Country Medical Services of Arkansas, Inc., which owned Eastern Ozarks Hospital in Cherokee Village, agreed to the settlement.
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Hardy History Association commemorates 1982 flood

HARDY, Ark. (KAIT) - Exactly 40 years ago, a significant flood nearly wiped out a booming Sharp County town. Back in 1982, Hardy fell victim to historic flooding from the Spring River. Main Street and surrounding areas were filled with water, ruining whatever was in its path. Nannette Daugherty, the...
HARDY, AR
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Plane crashed within feet of major highway in Batesville

A plane crash in Batesville Tuesday evening nearly ended in the middle of a busy highway. According to KAIT-TV in Jonesboro, photos sent in by a viewer show the plane just feet from Highway 167. Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill said several people, including two pilots, were on board the...
BATESVILLE, AR
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Izard County bridge closure causes substantial delays

IZARD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A bridge closure in Izard County has been causing significant delays for some drivers. In particular, Highway 56, which connects Ash Flat to Franklin, is currently impassible due to ArDOT closing the bridge in late November. Officials said the bridge was closed due to structural...
IZARD COUNTY, AR
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Ribbon-cutting held for new section of Batesville’s Greenway Trail

The newest section of the Batesville Greenway is now open. On Tuesday, the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the latest section of the trail. The Batesville Greenway is a multi-use trail designed for running, walking, cycling, and other forms of non-motorized transportation. The eight-foot-wide trail...
BATESVILLE, AR
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Melbourne’s historic season ends with 41-36 loss in 3A Semifinals

MELBOURNE, Ark. (KAIT) - Melbourne (13-1) nearly had the comeback of all comebacks, storming back from an 11-point deficit with three and a half minutes to go, but Booneville (11-2) recorded a big stop on fourth down, punching their ticket to the 3A State Championship game, winning 41-36 at Bearkatz Stadium Friday night.
MELBOURNE, AR
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Man with charges in 3 counties remains fugitive

A 22-year-old Mountain Home man who has had criminal charges filed against him in Baxter, Fulton and Jackson Counties continues to be listed as a fugitive, according to Arkansas Community Corrections. David (Zack) Peifer was listed as an absconder by the Jackson County probation and parole office in early November.
BAXTER COUNTY, AR
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Sheriff’s Office urging caution as holiday travel approaches

ASH FLAT, Ark. (KAIT) - As the holidays approach, a Northeast Arkansas Sheriff’s Office is urging caution. Sharp County Chief Deputy Shane Russell asks everyone to be cautious while driving due to the increased traffic. The traffic increase is partially due to friends and family traveling from out of...
SHARP COUNTY, AR
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Izard County ends 1st season of 8-man football with state title

Izard County High School was able to wrap up its inaugural season of eight-man football with a state championship. In a battle between Cougars, Izard County won the Classes 2A/1A state title game on Thursday by defeating Rector 36-26 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. After Rector scored the...
IZARD COUNTY, AR
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KXEL Morning News for Thu. Dec. 01, 2022

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the governors from 20 other states are calling on the Biden administration to repeal the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for people in the U.S. Armed Forces. In a press release, the governor’s office said a joint letter was sent asking for immediate action during a time when the Armed Forces are reporting major recruitment shortfalls and thousands of people have been discharged for refusing to comply with the mandate. “The Biden vaccine mandate creates a national security risk that severely impacts our defense capabilities abroad and our state readiness here at home,” Gov. Reynolds said in the release. “As Governors, our ability to respond to natural disasters and conduct emergency operations is contingent upon the strength and size of our National Guard units. As Congressional leaders, it is your duty to provide for the national defense, and therefore, we call upon you to protect the men and women in uniform—who protect us—from an unnecessary vaccine mandate. As President Biden, himself, stated on September 18, 2022, ‘The pandemic is over.’” Gov. Reynolds signed the letter along with the governors from Tennessee, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.
BATESVILLE, AR
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Melbourne falls to Booneville in state semifinals

The Melbourne High School football team came up just short of advancing to the state championship game on Friday. Melbourne ended up falling at home to Booneville 41-36 in the semifinals of the Class 3A State Playoffs. Melbourne was up 24-21 at the break. Booneville outscored Melbourne 20-6 at one...
MELBOURNE, AR
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State awards funds for new public safety equipment to area law enforcement

Some area law enforcement agencies will soon receive state funds to help purchase new public safety equipment. Grants totaling more than $7 million dollars were awarded today to 113 local and state law enforcement agencies and correctional or detention facilities. Approximately 90 percent of the total funds will be received...
ARKANSAS STATE
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Sharp County bridge work expected to be finished soon

SHARP/FULTON COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Work continues on a structure at the Sharp and Fulton County line that will connect Hardy to the Nine Mile Ridge Community during flood season. Arkansas Department of Transportation District 5 Engineer, Bruce Street, explained that work began on the bridge in 2020 and work...
SHARP COUNTY, AR
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Traffic Alert: U.S. 167 opened in Sharp County

SHARP COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A three-vehicle crash shut down a Northeast Arkansas highway for a time, but has been reopened. The Arkansas Department of Transportation reported Monday, Nov. 28, the crash happened around 9:41 a.m. on U.S. Highway 167 in Sharp County. At least one commercial vehicle was involved...
SHARP COUNTY, AR
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Unemployment rises in Arkansas, falls in Missouri in September

Unemployment numbers rose in north central Arkansas abut fell in southern Missouri. The data is from the month of September. In Baxter County, the unemployment rate rose from 3.6% to 3.9%. Baxter County has 652 unemployed residents out of a workforce of 16,811 and is tied for 32nd lowest out of Arkansas’s 75 counties.
BAXTER COUNTY, AR
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63rd WBU Tournament continues

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - The 63rd WBU Tournament tipped off Monday at the Southerland-Mabee Center. You can see the boys & girls bracket here. We’ll update this page with scores. Monday, November 28th. Westside 53, Sloan-Hendrix 38 (Girls) Hoxie 59, Trumann 50 (Boys) Hoxie 64, Walnut Ridge 37...
WALNUT RIDGE, AR
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Arkansas hospital files complaint over drugmaker's 340B compliance

Batesville, Ark.-based White River Medical Center has filed a complaint to its state's insurance department that accuses Novo Nordisk of restricting drugs that are part of the 340B program, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Nov. 24. In the complaint, White River said some of its contract pharmacies have been denied Novo...
BATESVILLE, AR