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

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  • 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 […]

  • Parking permits stalled for Ole Miss students applying online

    University's growth puts space at a premium

  • Community takes stand against crime during National Night Out activities in Clarksdale, MS

    COAHOMA COUNTY, Miss. — When it comes to crime fighting, can one night make a difference? People in Clarksdale, Miss., believe it can, and they’re sure National Night Out is the best way to get the message to criminals to stay out of their neighborhoods. Activities were held at the Coahoma County Expo building in Clarksdale Tuesday night. but people started preparing for the event much earlier in the day. “And where we have these lines drawn, these are our […]

  • Uncle of Ebola patient says nephew’s faith, community’s prayers are working

    RIPLEY, Tenn. — New numbers from the World Health Organization show the record-breaking Ebola outbreak in West Africa is getting worse. The U.S. is getting ready to send medical professionals to the region to help curb the outbreak. The WHO reports there are now 1,600 cases, including as many as four in Nigeria. Nearly 900 people have died. An American doctor who contracted the disease in Liberia is being treated in Atlanta and is said to be making progress. Dr. […]

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    Man charged in death of woman found along I-55

    The woman found found in a ditch with a backpack nearby

  • Man plays dead after being shot, stabbed while looking for his dog

    HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Playing possum helped an Arkansas man stay alive after being shot and stabbed. Brian Brister told WREG he was only looking for his lost pit bull, and thought he’d found it behind a house on South 8th Street in West Helena. But things quickly turned violent, and the next thing Brister knew, he was in the emergency room. After a few days in the hospital, Brister is up and moving around. After what he’s been through, […]

  • Body of woman found near I-55 in Crittenden County

    The body was found just north of Marion along a service road at the Jericho exit

  • Memphis-based Young Man University expands outreach to Dyer County

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis-based group that works to keep young men from ending up in jail is expanding. Young Man University already partners with schools in Shelby County and the mayor’s office in an effort to curtail gang activity. The organization is now opening an office in downtown Dyersburg, Tenn. Memphian James Thompson’s life was turned around by the program and believes the same positive thing can happen to other men in Dyer County. “The time was probably when […]

  • Blytheville police help capture Illinois murder suspect

    He was considered armed and dangerous.

  • Stranded fishermen found safe on Mississippi River sandbar

    MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. — East of Blytheville, Ark., the Mississippi River rolls peacefully along, but Mike Godsey with the Blytheville Emergency Squad warns “Old Man River” occasionally flexes his muscles. “You got to respect that river. If you don’t, it will hurt you and you can get in trouble real quick. As people do every year out there,” he said. That was the case Sunday night when three fishermen got stranded on a sand bar on the Tennessee side of […]


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