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Japhanie Gray

Region 8 News

Arkansas, United States

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Past articles by Japhanie:

Father reunited with son's stolen ashes

The Peevey family can now rest after two people confessed to destroying their loved one’s final resting place and stealing his ashes. → Read More

Family wants answers after son's ashes were stolen

The Peevey family experienced the second loss of their beloved family member and late Jonesboro police officer as someone destroyed his niche and stole his ashes out of the Grace Memorial Garden. N... → Read More

Students use app to reduce litter on school campus

EAST Lab students at the Westside School District have found a way to track and reduce the litter on their campus simply by using an application. → Read More

Brookland School District prepares for major tournament

The Brookland School District is preparing for possible parking issues during the basketball 4-A State Tournament that expected to attract more than 10,000 people to the Bearcat Arena. → Read More

Public meeting held for bike and pedestrian trail

The first of two public meetings was held Thursday at the city council chambers in Jonesboro as residents got a peek into what a biking and pedestrian trail will look like around the city. → Read More

City creates alert notification system for residents

Tuckerman residents will soon have a way to be notified before the waterlines have to be shut off. This comes after several complaints to city hall on not being warned when they have to go without ... → Read More

Mayor speaks on closing living center

The community of Tuckerman will soon be without a living center after the Tuckerman Living Center has proven to be a financial burden to the city. → Read More

Authorities raise awareness about human trafficking

Human trafficking is not only an issue happening across the world but right here in Region 8. → Read More

Pink Goes Red for hearts

An event dedicated to supporting the American Heart Association gave Micro Society Magnet School students a chance to get fit and have fun at the same time. → Read More

Superintendent explains reason behind lockdown drill

After a student was arrested for threatening graffiti on a Newport High School bathroom stall, the superintendent is speaking out about why a school lockdown was issued. → Read More

Brookland Fire Dept. adds to their fleet

The Brookland Fire Department has a new set of wheels to add to their fleet. → Read More

Favorable future for old power plant building

The old power plant in downtown Paragould was scheduled to be torn down if Main Street Paragould failed to find a potential buyer for the building by Wednesday. However, the future is looking brigh... → Read More

City helps residents with high water bills

Because of the cold weather causing several residents to keep their faucets running to protect their pipes, the city of Marmaduke is giving all water users a 1,000-gallon credit on their water bills. → Read More

NJHS football kicker outkicks his coverage by beating cancer

Abraham Gomez, a Newport Junior High football player battling testicular cancer, is now cancer free. → Read More

City gets grant to improve ball fields

Newport Parks and Recreation Department was awarded a $25,000 grant for their ball fields. → Read More

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin visits A-State's Beck PRIDE Center

After hearing about the services Arkansas State University’s Beck PRIDE Center provides to Students and Veterans, the Lt. Governor of Arkansas had to see it for himself. → Read More

Safety summit planned for downtown Paragould

The Greene County Office of Emergency Management and Main Street Paragould are teaming up to offer a safety summit for their downtown merchants. → Read More

County in dire need of foster families

JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A local organization dedicated to finding children foster homes is seeing a major need for foster families in counties like Poinsett, Crittenden, and especially Jackson County. Christians 4 Kids of Arkansas states the number of foster kids in the Newport area greatly outweighs the number of foster families. “We are trying to target these areas because they need more… → Read More

Injured bald eagle rescued in Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department had wild Wednesday afternoon as they help rescue a bald eagle. → Read More

Boy with special needs escorts homecoming maid

Valley View High School Homecoming had a very special moment Tuesday night as an 8th grader with special needs got the opportunity to escort a homecoming maid. → Read More