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10 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

Mississippi County court OKs hospital tax vote

Mississippi County residents will go to the polls in October to vote on a new half-cent sales tax to help the county hospital system.

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Related Topix: Blytheville, AR

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Local police searching for man wanted in Illinois murder

Micah Hopkins BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Region 8 police and the U.S. Marshals service are searching for a man wanted for capital murder.

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Related Topix: Blytheville, AR, Violent Crime

Tue Jul 15, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Hospital wants to ask residents for new sales tax

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR - The Mississippi County Hospital System wants to ask voters to approve a new sales tax to help fund the Blytheville and Osceola campuses.

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Related Topix: Blytheville, AR, Osceola, AR

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Local firefighter retires after 21 years of service

Tim Talley LUXORA, AR - A man who served his community in Mississippi County in multiple capacities has retired.

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Related Topix: Luxora, AR

Wed Jul 02, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

July 4th forecast looking good

Wednesday Afternoon Update-Here is a quick look at some of the stories we at Region 8 News are working on to share with you on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10pm .

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Related Topix: The Middle, Entertainment, Television, Modern Family

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Mother finds boy after he was hit by lightning strike

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR - A boy was killed by a lightning strike Tuesday night in Mississippi County, according to Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook.

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Related Topix: Etowah, AR

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The City Wire

Big River Steel closes on financing, construction is next

Arkansas' $1.3 billion steel mill superproject in northeast Arkansas has closed on its private equity financing.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Osceola, AR

Arkansas Times

Big River Steel closes on financing

Big River Steel LLC announced today that it had closed on the financing necessary to build a $1.3 billion steel mill in Mississippi County that supposedly will employ 500.

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The Courier

ACLU asks for halt on Voter ID

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas last week asked a state court to halt the voter ID law after research indicated more than 1,000 eligible votes were not counted in the May 20 primary.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Yell County, AR

Sat Jun 28, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Region 8 man killed in motorcycle crash

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR - A Blytheville man was killed Saturday morning in a motorcycle accident in Mississippi County.

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Related Topix: Blytheville, AR, Dell, AR

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Advocate

Suspected rapist believed to be hiding out in Tangipahoa Parish

Tangipahoa Parish authorities are searching for an Arkansas man wanted on two counts of forcible rape who is believed to be hiding put in the parish, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Blytheville, AR, Luxora, AR

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