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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 […]
Wynne debris cleanup deadline approaches
WYNNE, Ark. (KAIT) - The Wynne debris removal deadline is quickly approaching. Wynne City Hall announced on Facebook the debris removal deadline is set for Friday, June 2. Residents are to push all the debris to the curb for cleanup. The city says they are grateful for all the hard...
Murder suspect wanted in Crittenden County, Arkansas
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office needs your help finding a homicide suspect. Deputies say Marcello D. Banks, 31, is wanted for first-degree murder for the death of Andre Brown of Earle, Arkansas, that occurred on April 30. Banks’ last known address was 3100 block of Church Street in West Memphis, Arkansas. […]
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...
Wynne ordinance on mobile homes
WYNNE, Ark. (KAIT) - An mobile homes ordinance passed on May 9, causing a stir for some residents. Wally Vance’s father lost his home in the March 31 tornado. Since then, he has been living with his son. Vance found a 20-year-old trailer for his father, but that trailer...
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,...
Kidnapping suspect arrested following chase
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A kidnapping suspect is in custody following a police chase. According to the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a possible kidnapping on Thursday, May 25. Police were then involved in a car chase with a possible suspect. The chase led police...
Wynne takes first steps toward new high school
WYNNE, Ark. (KAIT) - The Wynne School District has taken the first steps toward building a new high school. Members of the community, school district, and architects gathered Tuesday to discuss what they want for the new school. Christy Leake, a parent of two students, said it wasn’t just the...
Local churches hit by deadly storms
Storms generating multiple tornadoes swept across three regions of the U.S. in April, leaving at least 32 people dead and creating widespread and severe property damage, including at three United Methodist churches in Arkansas. Arkansas Conference Bishop Laura Merrill visited Wynne, in east Arkansas where a massive tornado there killed...
Deadline for those affected by Mid-South tornadoes approaching; here's how to apply
COVINGTON, Tenn. - On March 31, 14 tornadoes ripped through the Mid-South, leaving areas like Wynne, Arkansas, Covington, Tennessee and Adamsville, Tennessee devastated. The storms also brought damage to areas in North Mississippi and in Hardeman and Haywood counties. FEMA was activated due to that widespread damage and the deadline...
One killed, two injured in head-on crash
CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A head-on collision Tuesday morning left two people seriously injured and one man dead. According to Arkansas State Police, the crash happened at 8:20 a.m. May 23 on Highway 70 east of Shearerville. ASP said 60-year-old Anthony Jackson of Colt was eastbound when his 2002...
1 dead following a single-vehicle crash
CRITTENDEN CO., Ark. (KAIT) - One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Crittenden County. According to the report, the crash happened on Monday around 9:00 a.m. on U.S. HYW 70, west of Lehi. James Womble, 72, of Proctor, was heading westbound when he went off the road, striking...
Bad Faith Claim by Arkansas Tornado Victim: Insurer Ignored Valued Policy Law
A complaint filed this week in federal court by a Wynne woman whose home was destroyed March 31 by an EF-3 tornado that decimated much of the Cross County city claims that her insurance company undervalued the coverage on her home by more than $200,000. According to a complaint filed...
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Wynne High School students graduate
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Wynne High School announces graduation details, following tornadoes that ripped through community
WYNNE, Ark. - Wynne High School announced the details for this year's graduation. The graduation ceremony will be held at the First National Bank Arena, located on the campus of Arkansas State University, on May 20, 2023, at 7 p.m. Wynne High School is grateful for the support of the...
SBA to Close Business Recovery Centers in Little Rock and Wynne
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its Little Rock and Wynne Business Recovery Centers at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24. “SBA opened the centers to provide personalized assistance to businesses that were affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred March 31,” said Garfield.
Arkansas FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers adjust Saturday hours
The Disaster Recovery Centers in central Arkansas will soon adjust their operation hours for those needing assistance following the March tornadoes.
Dying victim identifies man he says shot him
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – An Earle, Arkansas man is accused of shooting another man several times, killing him Tuesday night in Crittenden County. The victim, identified by police as 38-year-old Derrick Lee McKenzie, was able to tell deputies who shot him, but later died after he was taken to the hospital. According to Crittenden County Sheriff’s […]
Arkansas man charged with first-degree murder, sheriffs say
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - A man is charged with first degree and another charge after killing a man in Earle, Arkansas, according to the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department (CCSD). CCSD deputies and investigators went to the area of Third Street Circle around 11 p.m. on Tuesday night, and found that...
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