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    Power outages reported in Craighead County with storm

    Power outages reported in Craighead County with storm

    Sunday, July 15 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-07-15 22:27:46 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:27:01 GMT

    According to a post on the Craighead Electric outage map website, about 12 customers are left without out power following evening storms. 

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    According to a post on the Craighead Electric outage map website, about 12 customers are left without out power following evening storms. 

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    Breaking: Hoxie water main break

    Breaking: Hoxie water main break

    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:17:13 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:30:58 GMT

    Moments ago, Hoxie emergency crews spotted a water main break on the southwest side of town. 

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    Moments ago, Hoxie emergency crews spotted a water main break on the southwest side of town. 

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    Sheriff: One in custody in connection with deaths

    Sheriff: One in custody in connection with deaths

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:40:45 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:50:20 GMT

    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

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    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

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  • Traveling marching band stops in Paragould

    Traveling marching band stops in Paragould

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:22:57 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:42:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corp entertained a crowd at Paragould High School on Sunday.

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    The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corp entertained a crowd at Paragould High School on Sunday.

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  • Slideshow: Craighead Co. mug shots July 15-21

    Slideshow: Craighead Co. mug shots July 15-21

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-07-15 15:33:18 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:54:07 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

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    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

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  • 10-year-old captures 2 martial arts world championships

    10-year-old captures 2 martial arts world championships

    Preston Edwards, 10 (Source: Family)Preston Edwards, 10 (Source: Family)
    Preston Edwards, 10 (Source: Family)Preston Edwards, 10 (Source: Family)

    A 10-year-old boy captured two world championships in a competition in Arkansas.

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    A 10-year-old boy captured two world championships in a competition in Arkansas.

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  • Inmate dies at Miller Co. Detention Center

    Inmate dies at Miller Co. Detention Center

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:39:17 GMT
    Inmate dies at Miller Co. Detention Center (Source: Miller County Sheriff's Office)Inmate dies at Miller Co. Detention Center (Source: Miller County Sheriff's Office)

    During an inmate routine check on Sunday around 5:00 pm, Miller County Detention Staff noticed that a prisoner unresponsive.

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    During an inmate routine check on Sunday around 5:00 pm, Miller County Detention Staff noticed that a prisoner unresponsive.

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  • Teen granted shopping spree of a lifetime

    Teen granted shopping spree of a lifetime

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-07-15 02:02:39 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-07-15 14:08:32 GMT
    Ellie Stafford making the strawberry pie alongside C.P. Stafford, her grandfather (Source: KAIT)Ellie Stafford making the strawberry pie alongside C.P. Stafford, her grandfather (Source: KAIT)
    Ellie Stafford making the strawberry pie alongside C.P. Stafford, her grandfather (Source: KAIT)Ellie Stafford making the strawberry pie alongside C.P. Stafford, her grandfather (Source: KAIT)

    A teenager is going on the shopping spree of a lifetime after being granted her wish.

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    A teenager is going on the shopping spree of a lifetime after being granted her wish.

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  • Child to receive Make-A-Wish to go deep sea fishing

    Child to receive Make-A-Wish to go deep sea fishing

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-07-15 02:17:35 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-07-15 14:04:26 GMT
    Jacob holding his fishing derby award (Source: Marya Langford)Jacob holding his fishing derby award (Source: Marya Langford)
    Jacob holding his fishing derby award (Source: Marya Langford)Jacob holding his fishing derby award (Source: Marya Langford)

    An 8-year-old McCrory boy is headed to the Florida Keys after the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted him his wish.

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    An 8-year-old McCrory boy is headed to the Florida Keys after the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted him his wish.

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  • Independence County Fair ready to kick-off in Batesville

    Independence County Fair ready to kick-off in Batesville

    Saturday, July 14 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-07-14 22:22:47 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:14:43 GMT
    The Independence County Fair begins Monday, July 16 in Batesville. (Source: Independence County Fair)The Independence County Fair begins Monday, July 16 in Batesville. (Source: Independence County Fair)
    The Independence County Fair begins Monday, July 16 in Batesville. (Source: Independence County Fair)The Independence County Fair begins Monday, July 16 in Batesville. (Source: Independence County Fair)

    Opening day begins with an amateur dog show that benefits the Independence County Humane Society.

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    Opening day begins with an amateur dog show that benefits the Independence County Humane Society.

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  • “Dante” dares you to come to Pet-A-Palooza

    “Dante” dares you to come to Pet-A-Palooza

    Saturday, July 14 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-07-14 20:58:16 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-07-14 22:56:34 GMT
    Dante is a sweet Pit Mix puppy. (Source: NEAHS)Dante is a sweet Pit Mix puppy. (Source: NEAHS)
    Dante is a sweet Pit Mix puppy. (Source: NEAHS)Dante is a sweet Pit Mix puppy. (Source: NEAHS)

    A Pit Mix puppy livens up the Mid-Day set with details of a special benefit for the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society that’s happening Saturday, August 4.

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    A Pit Mix puppy livens up the Mid-Day set with details of a special benefit for the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society that’s happening Saturday, August 4.

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  • Man arrested wanting to go to jail

    Man arrested wanting to go to jail

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:04:04 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:09:33 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A man in St. Francis County wants to be in jail because he said it stops him from abusing drugs and alcohol.

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    A man in St. Francis County wants to be in jail because he said it stops him from abusing drugs and alcohol.

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  • Report: Missing woman found dead

    Report: Missing woman found dead

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:18:59 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:08:24 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Authorities have been able to identify the body of a woman found July 11 in rural Jefferson County as a woman reported missing out of Faulkner County, according to a report from KATV. 

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    Authorities have been able to identify the body of a woman found July 11 in rural Jefferson County as a woman reported missing out of Faulkner County, according to a report from KATV. 

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  • Marion residents want changes to 'Dead Man's Curve'

    Marion residents want changes to 'Dead Man's Curve'

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:50:34 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:05:47 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A curve on a stretch of Highway 77 in Marion is so sharp, it has earned the nickname “Dead Man’s Curve.”

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    A curve on a stretch of Highway 77 in Marion is so sharp, it has earned the nickname “Dead Man’s Curve.”

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  • Corning City Council passes ATV ordinance

    Corning City Council passes ATV ordinance

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:53:11 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:51:38 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Corning City Council has passed a new ATV ordinance allowing people to ride within its city limits.

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    The Corning City Council has passed a new ATV ordinance allowing people to ride within its city limits.

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  • West Memphis man sentenced in drug, weapons case

    West Memphis man sentenced in drug, weapons case

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:54:08 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-07-14 01:59:11 GMT
    Michael Dewayne Driver (Source: Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office)Michael Dewayne Driver (Source: Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office)
    Michael Dewayne Driver (Source: Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office)Michael Dewayne Driver (Source: Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office)

    Prosecutors said Friday that a decision by a man to turn down a plea agreement earlier this month led to a much heavier sentence being issued in court. 

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    Prosecutors said Friday that a decision by a man to turn down a plea agreement earlier this month led to a much heavier sentence being issued in court. 

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  • Landspout forms near Weiner

    Landspout forms near Weiner

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:34:20 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-07-14 01:57:25 GMT
    A landspout could be seen Friday in Weiner in Poinsett County. (Source: Ryan Vaughan Region 8 Facebook page via Ben Adams)A landspout could be seen Friday in Weiner in Poinsett County. (Source: Ryan Vaughan Region 8 Facebook page via Ben Adams)
    A landspout could be seen Friday in Weiner in Poinsett County. (Source: Ryan Vaughan Region 8 Facebook page via Ben Adams)A landspout could be seen Friday in Weiner in Poinsett County. (Source: Ryan Vaughan Region 8 Facebook page via Ben Adams)

    The weather was good outside Friday but a landspout could be seen forming in Poinsett County. 

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    The weather was good outside Friday but a landspout could be seen forming in Poinsett County. 

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  • Authorities seek help in solving cold case

    Authorities seek help in solving cold case

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:31:20 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-07-14 01:52:28 GMT
    Marcal Tye (Source: St. Francis County Sheriff's Office website)Marcal Tye (Source: St. Francis County Sheriff's Office website)
    Marcal Tye (Source: St. Francis County Sheriff's Office website)Marcal Tye (Source: St. Francis County Sheriff's Office website)

    Officials in one area county are working to solve a seven-year-old murder case and are asking people for help for any possible clues in connection with the case. 

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    Officials in one area county are working to solve a seven-year-old murder case and are asking people for help for any possible clues in connection with the case. 

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  • Athlete brings home the gold

    Athlete brings home the gold

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:11:37 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:27:09 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    A Walmart employee brings home a gold medal!

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    A Walmart employee brings home a gold medal!

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  • City gets grants for sewer

    City gets grants for sewer

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:03:54 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:13:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The City of Datto has received 100 percent of grant funding to help them get a new sewer system

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    The City of Datto has received 100 percent of grant funding to help them get a new sewer system.

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  • Diaz Fire Department finishes new addition

    Diaz Fire Department finishes new addition

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:34:21 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:35:06 GMT
    The Diaz Fire Department recently finished building a second station (Source: KAIT)The Diaz Fire Department recently finished building a second station (Source: KAIT)
    The Diaz Fire Department recently finished building a second station (Source: KAIT)The Diaz Fire Department recently finished building a second station (Source: KAIT)

    The town of Diaz just recently finished building their second fire station.

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    The town of Diaz just recently finished building their second fire station.

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  • Piggott Mayor reacts to sales tax vote

    Piggott Mayor reacts to sales tax vote

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:32:53 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:30:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The votes by residents for a one percent sales tax means that an emergency room in Piggott will stay operational.

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    The votes by residents for a one percent sales tax means that an emergency room in Piggott will stay operational.

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  • Mayor urges residents to check water bills

    Mayor urges residents to check water bills

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:57:18 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:24:55 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Corning mayor's office is urging residents to double check their water bills this month.

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    The Corning mayor's office is urging residents to double check their water bills this month.

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  • Independence Co. to eliminate residential recycling pickup

    Independence Co. to eliminate residential recycling pickup

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:39:01 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:55:27 GMT
    These changes are being made because there are fewer inmates available for community service. (Source: KAIT)These changes are being made because there are fewer inmates available for community service. (Source: KAIT)
    These changes are being made because there are less inmates available for community service. (Source: KAIT)These changes are being made because there are less inmates available for community service. (Source: KAIT)

    The recycling program ran by Independence County is about to undergo some changes, resulting in the loss of curbside pickup for residents.

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    The recycling program ran by Independence County is about to undergo some changes, resulting in the loss of curbside pickup for residents.

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  • Authorities search for shooting suspect

    Authorities search for shooting suspect

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:37:50 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:42:59 GMT
    Demetrious McFadden (Source: Marianna Police Department Facebook page)Demetrious McFadden (Source: Marianna Police Department Facebook page)
    Demetrious McFadden (Source: Marianna Police Department Facebook page)Demetrious McFadden (Source: Marianna Police Department Facebook page)

    Authorities are asking the help of the public in finding a suspect in connection with a shooting earlier this month in Lee County that left one person injured.

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    Authorities are asking the help of the public in finding a suspect in connection with a shooting earlier this month in Lee County that left one person injured.

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  • UPDATE: Third escapee now in custody, sheriff says

    UPDATE: Third escapee now in custody, sheriff says

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-07-11 16:14:37 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:14:47 GMT
    Randall Sledge (Source: Sharp Co. Sheriff's Office)Randall Sledge (Source: Sharp Co. Sheriff's Office)

    According to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts, the third suspect in an escape earlier this week from the Sharp County jail is now in custody. 

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    According to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts, the third suspect in an escape earlier this week from the Sharp County jail is now in custody. 

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  • Car wash planned at old Sears lot, 1 of 3 businesses coming

    Car wash planned at old Sears lot, 1 of 3 businesses coming

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:22:11 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:43:34 GMT
    (Source: Tommy's Express Car Wash via Facebook)(Source: Tommy's Express Car Wash via Facebook)

    One of three businesses is coming soon to the old Sears parking lot in Jonesboro.

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    One of three businesses is coming soon to the old Sears parking lot in Jonesboro.

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  • Trailer full of yard sale goods reported stolen

    Trailer full of yard sale goods reported stolen

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-07-13 14:52:29 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-07-13 15:20:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Jonesboro man reported his trailer full of yard sale items was taken.

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    A Jonesboro man reported his trailer full of yard sale items was taken.

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  • Man shoots himself in hand after attempted robbery

    Man shoots himself in hand after attempted robbery

    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:38:44 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place just before 6 p.m. on Sunday at 5901 U.S. Highway 49  at Walmart. (Photo Source: Google Maps)The Hattiesburg Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place just before 6 p.m. on Sunday at 5901 U.S. Highway 49 at Walmart. (Photo Source: Google Maps)

    Authorities are questioning a man after they say he accidentally shot himself in the hand after an attempted robbery went awry on Sunday. The Hattiesburg Police Department responded to a shooting at 5901 U.S. Highway 49 at Walmart just before 6 p.m.  Upon arrival, officers say witnesses on the scene saw a white male approaching people in the parking lot asking for money. The victim told police that the unknown man tried to rob him just before he pulled out a gun and acciden...

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    Authorities are questioning a man after they say he accidentally shot himself in the hand after an attempted robbery went awry on Sunday. The Hattiesburg Police Department responded to a shooting at 5901 U.S. Highway 49 at Walmart just before 6 p.m.  Upon arrival, officers say witnesses on the scene saw a white male approaching people in the parking lot asking for money. The victim told police that the unknown man tried to rob him just before he pulled out a gun and acciden...

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  • Red Cross needs blood donors to fix severe shortage

    Red Cross needs blood donors to fix severe shortage

    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:08:14 GMT
    Blood donors are needed along the Mississippi Gulf Coast to supply during an emergency shortage. (Photo Source: WLOX)Blood donors are needed along the Mississippi Gulf Coast to supply during an emergency shortage. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Blood donors are needed along the Mississippi Gulf Coast to supply during an emergency shortage. (Photo Source: WLOX)Blood donors are needed along the Mississippi Gulf Coast to supply during an emergency shortage. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Several blood drives are being held this week to help with an emergency call for donors along the Gulf Coast. 

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    Several blood drives are being held this week to help with an emergency call for donors along the Gulf Coast. 

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  • Military families enjoy family fun day at "Red, White, and You"

    Military families enjoy family fun day at "Red, White, and You"

    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:30:18 GMT
    Service members and their families enjoy a day of fun at Jones Park (Photo Source: WLOX)Service members and their families enjoy a day of fun at Jones Park (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Hundreds of veterans and their families ate and relaxed under the Barksdale Pavilion at Jones Park.

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    Hundreds of veterans and their families ate and relaxed under the Barksdale Pavilion at Jones Park.

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