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  • Slideshow: May 20 storms

    Slideshow: May 20 storms

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:27:33 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:23:43 GMT
    A severe storm moved through Lawrence County Sunday south of Hoxie, looking south on Highway 91. (Source: Hatton Weeks via Twitter)A severe storm moved through Lawrence County Sunday south of Hoxie, looking south on Highway 91. (Source: Hatton Weeks via Twitter)

    A series of storms pushed heavy rains, winds and hail into Region 8 Sunday afternoon. 

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    A series of storms pushed heavy rains, winds and hail into Region 8 Sunday afternoon. 

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  • Man arrested in Randolph County hit and run

    Man arrested in Randolph County hit and run

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:59:13 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:01:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Authorities have one person in custody in connection with a hit and run incident involving a vehicle and a bicycle Sunday afternoon in Randolph County. 

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    Authorities have one person in custody in connection with a hit and run incident involving a vehicle and a bicycle Sunday afternoon in Randolph County. 

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  • Business looks to secure drone footage for Jonesboro

    Business looks to secure drone footage for Jonesboro

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:33:58 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:26:29 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The company MAAS Leaders or marketing, advertising, and specialties is working on an unexpected special project with the City of Jonesboro.

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    The company MAAS Leaders or marketing, advertising, and specialties is working on an unexpected special project with the City of Jonesboro.

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  • Slideshow: Craighead Co. mug shots May 20-26

    Slideshow: Craighead Co. mug shots May 20-26

    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:02:02 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:52:38 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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    Juveniles arrested after shooting at police

    Juveniles arrested after shooting at police

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:17:49 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:22:42 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Three juveniles were arrested this weekend after they fired a shot at a police detective during a vehicle break-in, Searcy police said Sunday. 

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    Three juveniles were arrested this weekend after they fired a shot at a police detective during a vehicle break-in, Searcy police said Sunday. 

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  • Search for Stone County man ends with arrest

    Search for Stone County man ends with arrest

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-05-20 12:26:11 GMT
    Phillip Callahan (Source: Stone Co. Sheriff's Office via Facebook)Phillip Callahan (Source: Stone Co. Sheriff's Office via Facebook)

    The search for a possibly armed man is now over with the man's arrest. 

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    The search for a possibly armed man is now over with the man's arrest. 

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  • Car dealership hosts fundraiser for local police department

    Car dealership hosts fundraiser for local police department

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:56:47 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:33:09 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Central Ford hosted a fundraiser in Trumann Saturday to help the local police department.

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    Central Ford hosted a fundraiser in Trumann Saturday to help the local police department.

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  • Group holds rally to end mass incarceration

    Group holds rally to end mass incarceration

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:56:11 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:30:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A large group gathered to rally for change on Saturday at the Future For Felons End Mass Incarceration Rally.

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    A large group gathered to rally for change on Saturday at the Future For Felons End Mass Incarceration Rally.

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  • Kids Expo offers help for parents

    Kids Expo offers help for parents

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:07:57 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:42:55 GMT
    Several area groups participated in the 2018 Kids Expo Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek. (Source: KAIT-TV)Several area groups participated in the 2018 Kids Expo Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Several area groups participated in the 2018 Kids Expo Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek. (Source: KAIT-TV)Several area groups participated in the 2018 Kids Expo Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    An event Saturday in Jonesboro provided key information for children and parents alike, with groups also helping parents keep children safe. 

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    An event Saturday in Jonesboro provided key information for children and parents alike, with groups also helping parents keep children safe. 

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  • Woman sentenced in murder of daughter

    Woman sentenced in murder of daughter

    Friday, May 18 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-05-19 01:48:30 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-05-19 20:36:42 GMT
    Victoria Ann Dycus (Source: Vinelink via Cleburne County Jail)Victoria Ann Dycus (Source: Vinelink via Cleburne County Jail)

    A Stone County woman will recently sentenced to 19 years in prison after a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her four-year-old daughter in 2016. 

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    A Stone County woman will recently sentenced to 19 years in prison after a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her four-year-old daughter in 2016. 

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  • ASP responds to crash on I-555 in Craighead County

    ASP responds to crash on I-555 in Craighead County

    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-05-19 19:40:13 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-05-19 19:50:51 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    All lanes of I-555 near the Harrisburg exit are now open as Arkansas State Police continue to investigate a one-vehicle crash Saturday. 

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    All lanes of I-555 near the Harrisburg exit are now open as Arkansas State Police continue to investigate a one-vehicle crash Saturday. 

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  • Man killed in I-55 crash

    Man killed in I-55 crash

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-05-19 14:34:15 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:41 AM EDT2018-05-19 14:41:44 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Mississippi man died Friday night in a single-vehicle crash on I-55 in Crittenden County, according to the Arkansas State Police. 

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    A Mississippi man died Friday night in a single-vehicle crash on I-55 in Crittenden County, according to the Arkansas State Police. 

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  • Region 8 Teacher of the Year announced; Scholarship Salute finalists named

    Region 8 Teacher of the Year announced; Scholarship Salute finalists named

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-05-19 02:10:52 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:31:05 GMT
    Haley Deck is named Region 8 Teacher of the Year. (Source: KAIT-TV)Haley Deck is named Region 8 Teacher of the Year. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Haley Deck is named Region 8 Teacher of the Year. (Source: KAIT-TV)Haley Deck is named Region 8 Teacher of the Year. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Greene County Tech Primary teacher Haley Deck named Teacher of the Year at an afternoon reception Friday. Five Region 8 high school seniors receive scholarships. 

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    Greene County Tech Primary teacher Haley Deck named Teacher of the Year at an afternoon reception Friday. Five Region 8 high school seniors receive scholarships. 

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  • Jonesboro minister rallies to bring awareness to the plight of felons

    Jonesboro minister rallies to bring awareness to the plight of felons

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:05:47 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:33:27 GMT
    Minister Imevbore Elugbe wants to improve rehabilitation efforts for felons in Region 8. (Source: KAIT-TV)Minister Imevbore Elugbe wants to improve rehabilitation efforts for felons in Region 8. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Minister Imevbore Elugbe wants to improve rehabilitation efforts for felons in Region 8. (Source: KAIT-TV)Minister Imevbore Elugbe wants to improve rehabilitation efforts for felons in Region 8. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Minister Imevbore Elugbe promotes "End Mass Incarceration" rally to promote understanding of injustice for felons trying to reintegrate into society. 

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    Minister Imevbore Elugbe promotes "End Mass Incarceration" rally to promote understanding of injustice for felons trying to reintegrate into society. 

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  • A Better Region 8: Finally, Jonesboro is getting a convention center

    A Better Region 8: Finally, Jonesboro is getting a convention center

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-05-19 02:56:53 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:09:17 GMT
    A Better Region 8A Better Region 8
    A Better Region 8A Better Region 8

    Finally! Jonesboro is getting a convention center.

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    Finally! Jonesboro is getting a convention center.

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    Woman in stable condition following home invasion, shooting

    Woman in stable condition following home invasion, shooting

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:56 AM EDT2018-05-18 09:56:44 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 9:58 PM EDT2018-05-19 01:58:45 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Trumann Police investigate a home invasion that left one person in surgery at Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

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    Trumann Police investigate a home invasion that left one person in surgery at Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

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  • Piggott Heritage Car Show set for weekend

    Piggott Heritage Car Show set for weekend

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:17:35 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:37:08 GMT
    The 20th annual Piggott Heritage Car Show will be held this weekend in the Clay County town. (Source: Piggott Heritage Car Show Facebook page)The 20th annual Piggott Heritage Car Show will be held this weekend in the Clay County town. (Source: Piggott Heritage Car Show Facebook page)
    The 20th annual Piggott Heritage Car Show will be held this weekend in the Clay County town. (Source: Piggott Heritage Car Show Facebook page)The 20th annual Piggott Heritage Car Show will be held this weekend in the Clay County town. (Source: Piggott Heritage Car Show Facebook page)

    The weekend is approaching and car lovers have an opportunity to visit a longtime car show that helps several groups. 

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    The weekend is approaching and car lovers have an opportunity to visit a longtime car show that helps several groups. 

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  • New pump track offers challenge for riders in Jonesboro

    New pump track offers challenge for riders in Jonesboro

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:41:32 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:31:30 GMT
    An acre and a half pump track has been built at Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro. (Source: City of Jonesboro)An acre and a half pump track has been built at Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro. (Source: City of Jonesboro)
    An acre and a half pump track has been built at Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro. (Source: City of Jonesboro)An acre and a half pump track has been built at Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro. (Source: City of Jonesboro)

    An acre and a half of curves, bumps, and turns at an angle will likely keep skateboarders and mountain bikers busy for some time to come with a new track in Jonesboro. 

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    An acre and a half of curves, bumps, and turns at an angle will likely keep skateboarders and mountain bikers busy for some time to come with a new track in Jonesboro. 

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  • Police investigate Forrest City shooting after family finds victim in pool of blood

    Police investigate Forrest City shooting after family finds victim in pool of blood

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:04:22 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:28:28 GMT
    Forrest City police are searching for the suspect who shot Shirley Jones at her home this week. (Source: WREG-TV)Forrest City police are searching for the suspect who shot Shirley Jones at her home this week. (Source: WREG-TV)
    Forrest City police are searching for the suspect who shot Shirley Jones at her home this week. (Source: WREG-TV)Forrest City police are searching for the suspect who shot Shirley Jones at her home this week. (Source: WREG-TV)

    Both Forrest City police and the family of a woman want to see justice after the woman was found shot at her home earlier this week. 

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    Both Forrest City police and the family of a woman want to see justice after the woman was found shot at her home earlier this week. 

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  • Family thanks utility truck driver for generosity

    Family thanks utility truck driver for generosity

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:49:37 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:11:51 GMT
    A Craighead Electric driver bought a soccer ball to replace one that was run over earlier this week. (Source: Craighead Electric Facebook page)A Craighead Electric driver bought a soccer ball to replace one that was run over earlier this week. (Source: Craighead Electric Facebook page)
    A Craighead Electric driver bought a soccer ball to replace one that was run over earlier this week. (Source: Craighead Electric Facebook page)A Craighead Electric driver bought a soccer ball to replace one that was run over earlier this week. (Source: Craighead Electric Facebook page)

    Most people can remember when they were kids that their parents would remind them to pick up their toys to avoid a disaster from happening. 

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    Most people can remember when they were kids that their parents would remind them to pick up their toys to avoid a disaster from happening. 

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  • City seeks grant for airport improvements

    City seeks grant for airport improvements

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:29:21 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:32:26 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The City of Batesville is working to get some grant money to help with important maintenance work at the Batesville Regional Airport.

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    The City of Batesville is working to get some grant money to help with important maintenance work at the Batesville Regional Airport.

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  • Grand opening held for new food truck park

    Grand opening held for new food truck park

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:12:16 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:34:43 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Batesville officials held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Friday for the Food Lot.

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    Batesville officials held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Friday for the Food Lot.

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  • John 3:16 Ministries hosting consignment auction, festival Saturday

    John 3:16 Ministries hosting consignment auction, festival Saturday

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:40:48 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:20:21 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    John 3:16 Ministries is hosting a consignment auction and family festival Saturday for the community to enjoy.

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    John 3:16 Ministries is hosting a consignment auction and family festival Saturday for the community to enjoy.

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  • Educator awarded superintendent of the year

    Educator awarded superintendent of the year

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-05-18 19:31:54 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:00:07 GMT
    AREA Director Dale Query and Marmaduke Superintendent Tim Gardner. (Source: Viewer)AREA Director Dale Query and Marmaduke Superintendent Tim Gardner. (Source: Viewer)

    A local superintendent was celebrated as a top educator Friday during a surprise reception.

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    A local superintendent was celebrated as a top educator Friday during a surprise reception.

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  • Non-profit director pleads guilty to embezzling money

    Non-profit director pleads guilty to embezzling money

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:25:40 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-05-18 20:59:46 GMT
    Kera Craffton spoke to Region 8 News numerous times during her time at the Greene County Community Fund.Kera Craffton spoke to Region 8 News numerous times during her time at the Greene County Community Fund.
    Kera Craffton spoke to Region 8 News numerous times during her time at the Greene County Community Fund.Kera Craffton spoke to Region 8 News numerous times during her time at the Greene County Community Fund.

    The director of the Greene County Community Fund was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty in court on Friday to stealing thousands of dollars from the organization.

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    The director of the Greene County Community Fund was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty in court on Friday to stealing thousands of dollars from the organization.

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  • Teen arrested for several car breakins in Brookland

    Teen arrested for several car breakins in Brookland

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-05-18 19:54:30 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-05-18 20:04:36 GMT
    Brock Ruminer (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Brock Ruminer (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
    Brock Ruminer (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Brock Ruminer (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A Brookland man faces two dozen charges related to a series of car break-ins in Brookland.

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    A Brookland man faces two dozen charges related to a series of car break-ins in Brookland.

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  • Father arrested after baby burned

    Father arrested after baby burned

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-05-18 19:43:47 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-05-18 19:58:47 GMT
    Tyrell Ford (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)Tyrell Ford (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)
    Tyrell Ford (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)Tyrell Ford (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)

    A judge found probable cause to charge Tyrell Ford with permitting child abuse, first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and first-degree domestic battering causing serious injury.

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    A judge found probable cause to charge Tyrell Ford with permitting child abuse, first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and first-degree domestic battering causing serious injury.

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  • Evening Shade currently under boil order

    Evening Shade currently under boil order

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-05-18 19:06:02 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-05-18 19:11:52 GMT
    (Source: Evening Shade Water Department via Facebook)(Source: Evening Shade Water Department via Facebook)

    The Evening Shade Water Department tell residents to boil their water until further notice.

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    The Evening Shade Water Department tell residents to boil their water until further notice.

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