Elderly man killed in one-vehicle crash
CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - An 83-year-old man died after police said his pickup truck hit a tree. Arkansas State Police reported the crash happened at 8:57 p.m. Friday, March 24, on Waverly Road in Crittenden County. Othanier Johnson of Crawfordsville was northbound when his 2000 Ford Ranger ran off...
Weather halts search for man swept into river
The search for a Poinsett County man who was reportedly swept off a low-water bridge near Rosie has been called off due to Friday’s poor weather conditions. Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens says the weather is affecting the search efforts, but he told White River Now’s Gary Bridgman Friday morning that crews will resume the search as soon as the weather breaks.
Late Night Storm Update
First of all, there is a serious risk of flash flooding from 7a Friday to 7a Saturday in the red area. As to the tornado risk, it will be high tomorrow in the red area. Below is the forecast I posted at midday today. The only change I would make...
Stephens: Crews still searching for man who went missing on river
Authorities report the search is still on for a Poinsett County man who went missing on the White River near Rosie over the weekend. Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens told White River Now’s Gary Bridgman on Thursday that crews are still searching for the 62-year-old man who witnesses say was swept into the river while trying to cross a low-water bridge on a side-by-side Saturday afternoon.
Biggest snowfall recorded in St. Francis County, AR history
Stacker looked at the biggest 1-day snowfall in St. Francis County, Arkansas using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
West Memphis leaders meet to discuss convicted murderer’s release
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (WMC) - West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon met with West Memphis Police Department heads to discuss last week’s news of a convicted murderer being released from prison. “We should never be in this situation,” McClendon said. Demarcus Parker was convicted in September 2020 for the...
Search continues for man believed to have been swept into river
The search continued Monday for a man who disappeared Saturday afternoon north of Rosie, near the White River. Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens said the man is believed to have tried to cross a low-water bridge on a side-by-side when he was swept into the river. Stephens said the side-by-side was recovered Sunday. Authorities have not released the name of the man, but he is reportedly from Poinsett County.
West Memphis police seek identity of driver after fatal wreck
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – Authorities in Crittenden County are seeking to identify the driver of a truck in relation to a fatal wreck from February. On February 15, the West Memphis Police Department was dispatched to the area of South Avalon and Birch regarding an accident with injuries, a social media post said. Police were told the vehicle in the accident was a motorcycle that had flipped multiple times and the driver of the motorcycle was unresponsive.
Widener Women Leaving their Mark
This year’s Student Government Association (SGA) executive board is all female. By all accounts, it was not intentional; the students didn’t run together as a slate of candidates. But it wasn’t coincidental either. The board (elected to serve as the voice of Widener students with university administration)...
Widener Tops Baseball in Midweek Matchup
CHESTER, PA.- In its first game back from the spring break trip, the TCNJ baseball team fell to the Pride of Widener by a score of 17-9. The Lions came out firing in the top of the first with three runs on three hits. Justin Marcario hit the first run in for TCNJ with an RBI infield single, scoring Ryan Goodall. Jack Felipe followed with a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Chris Reeder. A two-out Michael Schumacher single to center would score Justin Marcario and extend the TCNJ lead to 3-0.
Greek yogurt waffles
This recipe is not only simple to make, but the waffles turn out light, fluffy, and delicious. The waffle's main ingredient is two cups of plain Greek yogurt. The yogurt adds flavor and an extra fluffy texture to the waffles. Additionally, the yogurt also adds extra nutrients to the waffles. Such as potassium, protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, and carbohydrates. (Keep in mind that plain Greek yogurt still has salt and sugar in it, but only about half the amount that's in most brands of regular yogurt.)
Trumann College offering Commercial Driver's License courses
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Trumann College will be offering Commercial Driver's License courses in order to try and get more truck drivers on the roads. According to our content partners at Region 8 News, the classes are through East Arkansas Community College and are the first of its kind in the city.
First steps begin for regional airport in Northeast Arkansas
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - There could soon be a new way to get in the sky coming to Northeast Arkansas. The Arkansas Division of Aeronautics is testing if the area meets the qualifications for a regional airport and where might it go. State Representative Jack Ladyman has been a major...
Arkansas Supreme Court overturns conviction for man in 2018 murder of Forrest City Officer in West Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Arkansas Supreme Court has overturned a conviction for a man who had been sentenced to more than 800 years in the 2018 shooting death of a Forrest City Police officer. In an opinion dated March 16, 2023, the state supreme court reversed and dismissed the...
Lack of law enforcement has Parkin citizens worried
PARKIN, Ark. (KAIT) - Police officers in Parkin are ready to resign after a request for a raise was shot down at a city council meeting. Chief Jeremy McNeil was hired three months ago with the understanding he would get a raise in March. However, that request was denied, which is why McNeil, along with two other officers, said they plan on resigning.
St. Francis Co. high school football coach, athletic director accused of pushing student
ST. FRANCIS CO., Ark. (WMC) - A high school football coach in St. Francis County, Arkansas, has been arrested on charges that stemmed from an alleged incident with one of his players in September. According to the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department, 60-year-old Terry Don Farmer, a Palestine-Wheatley High School...
Man killed in rollover crash
JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Harrisburg man died Tuesday when his car overturned into a ditch. Arkansas State Police reported the crash happened at 5:50 p.m. March 14 on State Highway 18, east of State Highway 37 in rural Jackson County. According to the fatal crash report, 23-year-old Bo...
Hazmat crash stalls interstate traffic for hours
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A crash involving hazardous materials stalled traffic on one Northeast Arkansas interstate for several hours. The Arkansas Department of Transportation reported the crash involving a commercial motor vehicle happened at 9:40 a.m. on Interstate 40 at mile marker 260.2 southeast of Parkin. Officers diverted traffic off...
One-vehicle accident in Jackson County claims life of Harrisburg man
A 23-year-old Harrisburg man was killed in a one-vehicle accident late Tuesday afternoon. According to the Arkansas State Police Fatality Report, Bo Garrett Self died when his eastbound 2009 Ford Focus crossed the center line and traveled into the westbound lane of traffic on State Highway 18 in rural Jackson County. The report noted Self’s Ford then left the roadway and came to rest upside down in a westbound roadside ditch.
HS AD Accused of Pushing Student Faces Battery Charge
A high school athletic director and football coach in Arkansas is facing charges after he was accused of battering a student-athlete. Terry Farmer, 60, has been charged with third-degree battery and endangering the welfare of a minor following a football player's report that Farmer grabbed and pushed him, WREG-TV reported. Farmer works in the Palestine-Wheatley High School District.
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