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Mike Suriani is a multi-media journalist for News Channel 3.


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  • Three smash-and-grabs frustrate Blytheville boutique owner

    BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — After three smash-and-grab robberies, the owner of Diane’s Boutique in Blytheville is wondering whether it’s worth the hassle to stay open. In May we told you about several break-ins along Main Street in downtown Blytheville, Ark., where store-front windows were smashed and merchandise  stolen. The latest break-in at Diane’s Boutique happened Monday night and has left the store’s owner and manager literally picking up the pieces. Moss described the mess she found Monday night at her store […]

  • Hundreds of dead fish floating in Crittenden County lake

    CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. — There’s a smelly situation in Crittenden County, Ark., between Marion and West Memphis, where hundreds of dead fish are floating on a lake. That lake is in the middle of a mobile home park, and people say they can’t bear to go outside because of the stench. “Oh Lord, that smell is foul. You can smell it way back here,” said Debbie Metzger. She lives a stones throw, or make that a “dead fish toss,” from […]

  • Student claims her “bless you” caused suspension

    NEWBERN, Tenn. — Who would have thought a sneeze in school and a “bless you” would capture so much attention. According to the website momdot.com, a student at Dyer County High School in Newbern  was suspended for saying “bless you” to another student. The superintendent of Dyer County Schools hasn’t commented on exactly happened, but some of Newbern’s residents are more than eager to share their opinions. One of them is Thomas Autry. “I do it all the time, right.  […]

  • Residents return home after fatal train crash, fire forces evacuations

    HOXIE, Ark. — People in Hoxie, Ark., got the all-clear to return to their homes after a crash between two freight trains forced them to run for safe shelter. The Sunday morning crash killed two Union Pacific crew members aboard one of the locomotives and injured two others. While the National Transportation Safety Board investigates, folks who live near the scene are glad to be back home. Mary Smith won’t soon forget the wake-up call she got around 3:45 Sunday […]

  • Mid-South Food Bank, The Fresh Market partner to provide meals for veterans at Alpha Omega House

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local non-profit organization called Alpha Omega Veterans Services is getting a little gourmet help for the military veterans it serves. Thanks to the Mid-South Food Bank and The Fresh Market,  veterans will get nutritious meals seven days a week. Friday morning, the Mid-South Food Bank delivered boxes of mouth-watering meals to Alpha Omega Veterans Services in Midtown. “Pizza, chicken, salads and breads and cakes and pastry,” said Chef Melvin Williams. The gourmet meals look fresh because […]

  • Clarksdale senior citizens proud of their role as Neighborhood Watch program expands

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Senior citizens took to the streets of Clarksdale, Miss., to show their support for the Neighborhood Watch program. More senior citizens in the Coahoma County city have signed up to be a part of the program because they’re eager to take back their streets from criminals. Thursday, members of an organization called “Seniors for a More Livable Community” proudly showed off a dozen new Neighborhood Watch signs they hoped will send a message that crime won’t be […]

  • Couple wanted for murder of daughter caught

    The Barreto's adopted seven children from Guatemala and reportedly kept them in terrible conditions

  • Clarksdale mayor stops police from sending out daily crime reports

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett is stopping the police department from sending daily police reports to the media. The reports list crimes reported to Carksdale police, arrests made, and a message encouraging citizens to contact police with crime solving tips. The mayor said he’s making the change because he feels not all the information in the report hasn’t been verified as a “real” crime. “We need to go and investigate these matters to see if they can really […]

  • Brandon Anderson

    Blytheville man charged after police find pile of pot, cash inside his house

    BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — Brandon Anderson of 101 East Hardin Street is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Anderson was arrested Saturday after Blytheville police discovered a large amount of marijuana and cash inside his Blytheville home. Officers when to Anderson’s home after a report the burglar alarm there had been activated. Anderson arrived at his residence just before members of the Second Judicial Drug […]

  • Blytheville police find 100 lbs. of pot in man’s home

    BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — Officers found a hundred pounds of marijuana inside a Blytheville home Saturday morning. Police responded to a burglary call but ended up finding  a pile of pot and a lot of cash. Now the homeowner is in big trouble. “They were quiet. I did not hear a thing,” said Paulette Hodges. Hodges lives on East Hardin street in Blytheville, Ark. She said she didn’t have a clue anything out of the ordinary was happening across from her […]

  • Judge declares mistrial in case of pastor charged with sexual battery

    Timothy Nall is accused of sexually abusing a girl between August 1, 2012, and April 28, 2013, when the child was 6 and 7 years old.

  • Body found in Georgia believed that of Trumann, Ark., man

    TRUMANN, Ark. — The gruesome discovery of a body in Georgia that could be a missing Poinsett County, Ark., man,  led to four arrests and charges. The body is believed to be that of 22-year-old John Wesley Wood, Jr.,  of Trumann and was found Sunday in Gordon County east of Calhoun, Ga. Wood was living in Georgia with his mother when he was reported missing in late July. Lexie Ballard, who dated John Wood, Jr. for three years while he […]

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