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  1. Child uninjured in double shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    JONESBORO, AR - According to Capt. Scott Adams of the Blytheville Police Department, an infant escaped injury while two other people were shot Saturday. 6 comments

  2. Blytheville council approves election for public safety taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Arkansas Online

    City leaders in Blytheville have approved a special election for voters to consider a half-percent sales tax increase to support public safety efforts.

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  3. Blytheville plans vote on sales taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | NWAonline

    Blytheville aldermen have set a May 9 special election on a half-percent sales tax to raise salaries for police and firefighters and for the construction of a justice complex. If approved by voters, the citywide tax will collect about $1.4 million a year before ending in 10 years, Blytheville Mayor James Sanders said Wednesday.

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  4. Blytheville Police Department waiting to renovate old ArmoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | KAIT-TV

    BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Voters in Blytheville will decide the fate of a half-cent sales tax increase which would help fund first responders and possibly help the police department move into a new building. Tuesday, the Blytheville City Council approved the half-cent sales tax proposal for a public vote. 46 comments

  5. Woman heard several shots while children got ready for bedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | KAIT-TV

    BLYTHEVILLE, AR - The Blytheville Police Department is investigating a pair of shootings in the last week that may be connected, according to Detective Scott Adams. Adams told Region 8 News that his detectives are trying to determine if a shooting on 7 th Street Thursday night is connected to a shooting last week in the same area.

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  6. Johnny Lee 'Junior' Newsome JrRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | The Daily Republic

    Johnny Lee "Junior" Newsome Jr., 49, of Fairfield, California, passed away on Monday Feb. 6, 2017, at Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville, California. Johnny Lee Newsome Jr. was born in Blytheville, Arkansas, to Johnny Lee Newsome Sr. and Earnestine Wheeler on Dec. 14, 1967.

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  7. Teen killer of boy gets 20-year termRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | NWAonline

    A Blytheville man will spend 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in May 2015, authorities said. Javender Williams, 19, entered the plea Monday in Mississippi County Circuit Court.

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  8. Blytheville water plant seeking upgradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | KAIT-TV

    BLYTHEVILLE, AR - The Blytheville water plant is looking at upgrading their water system. According to Greg Hamlett, assistant manager for Blytheville's water plant, they are upgrading the city's water system mainly for the protection of the community. 2 comments

  9. Blytheville police and fire upgrading radiosRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | KAIT-TV

    BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Blytheville's Police and Fire Committee discussed updating their radio system. According to Police Chief Ross Thompson and Fire Chief Mike Carney, radio communications are the backbone of emergency services. 1 comment

  10. Food Hall of Fame finalists namedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Arkansas Times

    ... (notice a theme here?); Feltner's Whatta-Burger in Russellville; Neal's Cafe in Springdale; Kreme Kastle in Blytheville; Rhoda's Famous Hot Tamales in Lake Village; and Bruno's Little Italy, Sims Bar-B-Que, Lassis Inn and Franke's Cafeteria in ...

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  11. Bond set for man in rape caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    BLYTHEVILLE, AR - A Mississippi County man faced charges Tuesday after appearing for a probable cause hearing in a rape case, Blytheville police said. Duan Jamal Harris of Blytheville was arrested on suspicion of third-degree domestic battery, domestic aggravated assault on a household member and rape.

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  12. Blytheville man sentenced for 2015 murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    BLYTHEVILLE, AR - A Blytheville man will spend two decades in prison for the murder of a teenager. Javender Williams was set to go to trial on Tuesday, Feb. 14 but on Monday he pleaded guilty to a first-degree murder charge.

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  13. Pastor Mary Rieves Launches New BookRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | PR Log

    ... 2017, at Let's Talk Studios, located at 13797 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL from 2 pm - 6 pm. Rieves, a native of Blytheville, Arkansas, is the co-pastor of Kingdom of God International Church (KOGIC) of Brandon, FL. She was inspired to write her book ...

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  14. Two arrested after police find $70,000 worth of methRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... Gosnell police, who in turn, called the Second Judicial District Drug Task Force. Ryles said the K-9 from the Blytheville Police Department alerted on the package, which had about 1.5 pounds of meth inside. Ryles said the two people were arrested ...

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  15. City of Leachville expanding sewer system to Highway 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... just have several different ones talking about locating there," he said. "With the connection from Jonesboro to Blytheville, we're hoping this will be a hot spot and hot exit for people traveling back and forth on Highway 18." However, Wells said he ... 9 comments

  16. 10 schools, 1 district removed from Arkansas distress listRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | The Courier

    The Arkansas Board of Education has removed the Blytheville School District and 10 individual schools from its academic-distress list after they made gains in their students' performance. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported the district and schools were removed from the list Thursday.

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  17. Ten schools, 1 district removed from Arkansas distress listRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | Texarkana Gazette

    The Arkansas Board of Education has removed the Blytheville School District and 10 individual schools from its academic-distress list after they made gains in their students' performance. In addition to the Blytheville district, the individual schools taken off the list are: Little Rock Fair, Little Rock McClellan, Blytheville-New Tech High, Belair Middle and Pine Bluff High schools in Pine Bluff, Dermott High, Watson Chapel High, Mineral Springs High, Jacksonville Middle, and Little Rock Preparatory Elementary, which is an open-enrollment charter school.

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  18. 2 LR highs exit distress; 10 in allRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | NWAonline

    Blytheville Superintendent Richard Atwill gives a thumbs-up Thursday after the state Board of Education removed his school district from the academic-distress list. The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday removed academic-distress labels from the Blytheville School District and from 10 schools across the state, including J.A. Fair and McClellan high schools in the state-controlled Little Rock district.

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  19. USGS: M2.7 earthquake near Dyersburg, TNRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    According to the preliminary earthquake report, it was recorded about 6 miles west of Dyersburg, 28 miles east-northeast of Blytheville, Ark.

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  20. USGS: Earthquake near Dyersburg, TN upgraded to M2.8Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    According to the preliminary earthquake report, it was recorded about 6 miles west of Dyersburg, 28 miles east-northeast of Blytheville, Ark.

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