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Arkansas correctional officer arrested on rape charges
CROSS COUNTY, Ark. (WREG) — A correctional officer at a federal prison in Forrest City, Arkansas, is charged with eight counts of rape. According to Cross County Sheriff David West, Christopher Alsup of Wynne was arrested Monday night at the Federal Correctional Complex Forrest City Medium Prison where he is employed. Sheriff West gave very […]
Multiple crews battle structure fire
PALESTINE, Ark. (KAIT) - Forrest City Fire Department responded to a structure fire in Palestine on the evening of Friday, May 26. According to FCFD, a total of five fire departments were brought in to assist and bring in water, including Wheatley, Newcastle, and Caldwell’s fire departments. Forrest City...
Fire department battles five separate fires
FORREST CITY, Ark. (KAIT) - As people head out for Memorial Day weekend, one fire department battled five separate fires. The Forrest City Fire Department assisted to a call around 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 26, to a Palestine structure fire. Crews say no one suffered injuries. Fast forward several hours,...
Arkansas city worker shot with BB while cutting grass
HELENA_WEST HELENA, Ark. — A city public works employee is recovering after being shot with a BB or pellet gun while on the job mowing grass. The man told police he felt a pain in his leg but couldn’t tell where the shot came from. Investigators have ruled out any large-caliber pistol or rifle. The […]
Arkansas judge grants temporary block of charter takeover of Marvell-Elaine School District, citing uncertainty of LEARNS start date
An Arkansas circuit court judge has granted a temporary restraining order blocking the takeover of a school district by a charter school company, citing uncertainty that the new state law behind the plan is yet in effect.
Gold Strike looks to expand casino operations team at June hiring events
TUNICA, Miss. – Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, one of Tunica’s leading gaming destinations, will host a series of hiring events for employees ready to join the New Gold Standard. The hiring events will take place every Tuesday in June, beginning on June 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Gold Strike’s Buffet Americana at 1010 Casino Center Drive. Walk-ins are welcome.
The most common religious group in St. Francis County—plus, see the rest of the top 20
Stacker investigated the most popular religious groups in St. Francis County, AR using data from the U.S. Religion Census.
14 people shot after concert in Mississippi
CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Gunfire erupted after a concert in Mississippi, resulting in at least 14 people being injured. The chief of police said the shooting happened early Sunday morning. No arrests have been made. One woman suffered a serious leg injury, but police said the other injuries are not...
PCCUA-Helena announces 2023 GED graduates
These GED graduates participated in graduation exercises at Phillips College and proudly received their diplomas. Shown are GED graduates (front) Kira “Levi” Brady, (back) Lanna Pritchett, Tabatha Murry, Lydia Mondy, Earshel Mauldin, Jace Webster, and Dominic Blaine. Among the 2023 GED graduates honored for academic performance during the...
Delta Heritage Trail State Park to host Old Town Lake Sunset Kayak Tour
WEST HELENA, Ark. – Delta Heritage Trail State Park will host the Old Town Lake Sunset Kayak Tour, a 1.5-hour guided kayak tour, on Saturday, June 3, at 6:45 p.m. Participants will meet at the visitor center at 5:45 p.m. and caravan in their own vehicles to Old Town Lake. Registration is required by Wednesday, May 31; space is limited.
‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ star bringing his Flavortown flair to Mississippi with his newest culinary inspiration
One of America’s most recognizable faces in the culinary world is bringing Flavortown to Mississippi. New York Times Best Selling author and Emmy Award-winning TV host, Guy Fieri, hosts of the wildly popular Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” will soon open a new restaurant at Tunica’s Horseshoe Casino.
Exciting summer ahead at Moro Bay State Park; boater ed, Perch Jerk Tournament, day camps, and more await visitors
MORO BAY, Ark. – As the summer season approaches, Moro Bay State Park is gearing up to offer a range of exciting programs and activities for visitors of all ages. From educational opportunities to thrilling tournaments, here’s a glimpse of what’s in store at this picturesque Arkansas destination.
Mississippi officers say person driving Dodge Charger pulled over, robbed victim
A Mississippi sheriff’s department is reporting an odd robbery along a highway. The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a report Tuesday about 10:06 a.m. about a person being pulled over and robbed by another person driving a Dodge Charger in the Tunica Resorts area. “The complainant advised that...
Palestine-Wheatley falls to Woodlawn in 2A State Baseball Championship
CONWAY, Ark. (KAIT) - Woodlawn won their third-straight 2A State Baseball Championship, beating Palestine-Wheatley 3-2 at Bear Stadium Friday night. The Bears (31-3) scored all three of their runs in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded after three walks, Tate Hall hit a sacrifice fly to deep center. The very next batter, Dillon Lunsford, hit a shallow fly ball to right, a ball that would be lost in the lights, sending home two more on the double.
Hill to begin prison sentence
At 11:43 a.m. Central Daylight Time on Monday, May 15, 2023, federal inmate Victor Keith Hill, Register Number 41909-509, surrendered to authorities at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ FCI Forrest City Low, AR. Public Affairs spokesman Donald Murphy told The Clayton Crescent, “We can confirm, Victor Keith Hill, is...
Ex-Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill appears to take private plane to prison
Former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill boarded a private plane Monday, just hours before his 18-month prison sentence was to begin.
PCCUA recognizes 2023 honor graduates, outstanding students
The 2023 honor graduates attending classes on the Helena-West Helena campus of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) were honored during a reception preceding commencement exercises on Friday, May 12. The honor graduates were recognized for their dedication to maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Among...
Guy Fieri to open restaurant in Tunica
TUNICA, Miss. (WMC) - TV chef Guy Fieri is bringing Flavortown to the Mid-South. Guy will open Guy Fieri’s Tunica Kitchen + Bar at Horseshoe Tunica this summer. The menu will feature his American-style cuisine, including sandwiches, burgers, desserts and the famous trash can nachos. “We’re thrilled to add...
PCCUA students, advisors establish first WiCyS Chapter
Five students have formed together to establish the first Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Student Chapter in the state of Arkansas at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) under the direction of the newly formed chapter advisors Charlotte Purdy and Cynthia Grove. While attending a WiCyS Conference, Purdy...
Arkabutla dam breach not imminent, officials say
COLDWATER, Miss. (WMC) - The Arkabutla dam is not in imminent danger of failing, officials say. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) say they briefed officials with Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and National Weather Service about the situation at the dam on Monday. A flash flood watch was issued...
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