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  • Sheriff issues warning after several break-insSheriff issues warning after several break-ins

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to take personal property out of their vehicles after a rash of break-ins.

    KAIT / 2 h. 25 min. ago
  • Pocahontas shooting suspect waives jury trial, pleads guilty to manslaughter - KAITPocahontas shooting suspect waives jury trial, pleads guilty to manslaughter - KAIT

    KAITPocahontas shooting suspect waives jury trial, pleads guilty to manslaughterKAITA Pocahontas man, accused of shooting and killing another man in 2016, waived his right to a jury trial Tuesday and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. James “Dexter” Yancy, 26, of Pocahontas, will spend 36 months in the Arkansas Department of Correction ...

    Google News / 2 h. 54 min. ago
  • Judge finds probable cause to charge 3 accused of robbing store at gunpointJudge finds probable cause to charge 3 accused of robbing store at gunpoint

    A judge found probable cause Tuesday to charge two women and a juvenile suspected of robbing a grocery store at gunpoint.

    KAIT / 3 h. 29 min. ago
  • Inmate accused of throwing cup of urine at detention officerInmate accused of throwing cup of urine at detention officer

    An inmate awaiting transfer to the Arkansas Department of Correction now faces another charge after he allegedly tried to throw what he said was a cup of “HIV piss” on a detention officer. 

    KAIT / 3 h. 29 min. ago
  • Hotel Construction Is Up In Arkansas, Especially In Jonesboro - 5newsonline.comHotel Construction Is Up In Arkansas, Especially In Jonesboro - 5newsonline.com

    5newsonline.comHotel Construction Is Up In Arkansas, Especially In Jonesboro5newsonline.comIn 2016, the state had 41 projects in the works and 4,068 rooms. “We have continued to have new hotel construction in Arkansas, and I think Jonesboro and northeast Arkansas is going to be next with a continued flurry of new construction,” said Montine ...

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  • Woman, female teen suspected in armed robbery spreeWoman, female teen suspected in armed robbery spree

    Police arrested a woman and a female juvenile suspected in a two-day robbery spree from Osceola to Lake City.

    KAIT / 7 h. 10 min. ago
  • SLIDESHOW: Greene Co. mug shots, Jan. 14-20SLIDESHOW: Greene Co. mug shots, Jan. 14-20

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Greene County Sheriff's Office.

    KAIT / 7 h. 50 min. ago
  • Icy road blamed for fatal crash - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 ... - KAITIcy road blamed for fatal crash - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 ... - KAIT

    KAITIcy road blamed for fatal crash - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 ...KAITInvestigators blame icy roads for a crash that claimed the life of a Hardy man.and more »

    Google News / 10 h. 22 min. ago
  • Icy road blamed for fatal crashIcy road blamed for fatal crash

    Investigators blame icy roads for a crash that claimed the life of a Hardy man.

    KAIT / 10 h. 29 min. ago
  • Man sought in Missouri shooting that killed 2, wounded 2Man sought in Missouri shooting that killed 2, wounded 2

    Authorities are searching for a man charged in a shooting that killed two people and wounded two others in south-central Missouri.

    KAIT / 11 h. 17 min. ago
  • Frigid temperatures settle over Arkansas after snowfallFrigid temperatures settle over Arkansas after snowfall

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Snowy weather and bitterly cold temperatures have prompted the closure of schools and businesses throughout much of Arkansas, while multiple vehicle wrecks have shut down parts of Interstate 40. A wind chill advisory is in effect for much of the state Tuesday. The National Weather Service says the wind chill in parts of northern Arkansas is well below zero, while central and southern Arkansas is experiencing wind chills in the single digits or teens. The Arkansas Department of Transportation says an 11-mile stretch of I-40 in eastern Arkansas is blocked because of multiple wrecks involving tractor-trailers and a snowplow. The cold weather follows a winter storm that dropped snow on much of Arkansas, especially in the southern and eastern parts of the state.

    KASU / 11 h. 47 min. ago more
  • Snowy conditions forcing cancellations, closings, and late openi ... - KAITSnowy conditions forcing cancellations, closings, and late openi ... - KAIT

    Snowy conditions forcing cancellations, closings, and late openi ...KAITWe are tracking the effects of the snowfall Monday and Tuesday morning.and more »

    Google News / 14 h. 52 min. ago
  • Snowy conditions forcing cancellations, closings, and late openingsSnowy conditions forcing cancellations, closings, and late openings

    We are tracking the effects of the snowfall Monday and Tuesday morning.

    KAIT / 15 h. 7 min. ago
  • Roads becoming snow covered across Region 8 - KAITRoads becoming snow covered across Region 8 - KAIT

    KAITRoads becoming snow covered across Region 8KAITAs snow continues to fall across Region 8, county officials are keeping an eye on roadways. According to IDriveArkansas, most Region 8 highways in Arkansas are now covered in snow, with some icy patches in some areas. According to the MoDOT, roads in ...

    Google News / 16 h. 12 min. ago
  • Jonesboro CWL called to repair multiple water main breaksJonesboro CWL called to repair multiple water main breaks

    JONESBORO, AR - A massive water main break shut down Phillips Drive in Jonesboro Monday afternoon. The street was closed to traffic between Red Wolf and Fair Park Boulevards as City Water & Light crews work to fix the problem.

    Jonesboro News / 17 h. 57 min. ago
  • Jonesboro E-911 prepared for winter weather - KAITJonesboro E-911 prepared for winter weather - KAIT

    KAITJonesboro E-911 prepared for winter weatherKAITAccording to Jeff Presley, E-911 Director, their operation emergency plan is in place, no matter how much snow Jonesboro receives. As part of the plan, Presley stays focused on the radar, with dispatchers on standby ready to go. Presley said winter ...

    Google News / 19 h. 39 min. ago
  • Walnut Ridge residents to vote on sales tax measures in MarchWalnut Ridge residents to vote on sales tax measures in March

    Two sales tax issues will be on the ballot in March in Walnut Ridge. At a city council meeting Monday night, aldermen approved two measures.

    KAIT / 19 h. 46 min. ago
  • Jonesboro E-911 prepared for winter weatherJonesboro E-911 prepared for winter weather

    Jonesboro E-911 spent their Monday preparing for winter weather events.

    KAIT / 19 h. 49 min. ago
  • A Better Region 8: Limiting the spread of fluA Better Region 8: Limiting the spread of flu

    We've all seen the public service announcements about the importance of staying in school. But, like everything in life, there is ALWAYS an exception to the rule.

    KAIT / 19 h. 54 min. ago
  • Photo Gallery: First snow of 2018Photo Gallery: First snow of 2018

    JONESBORO, AR - Flurries across Region 8 signaled the arrival of 2018's first snowfall. Big fat flakes flew across parts of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri Monday afternoon, covering the ground in some areas but not in others.

    Jonesboro News / 1 d. 0 h. 33 min. ago
  • Water main break shuts down Phillips Drive in Jonesboro - KAITWater main break shuts down Phillips Drive in Jonesboro - KAIT

    KAITWater main break shuts down Phillips Drive in JonesboroKAITAccording to E-911 Dispatch, the street is closed to traffic between Red Wolf and Fair Park Boulevards as City Water & Light crews work to fix the problem. Kevan Inboden with Jonesboro CW&L told Region 8 News an 8-inch water line broke, buckling part ...and more »

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  • Region 8 Residents Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - KAITRegion 8 Residents Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - KAIT

    KAITRegion 8 Residents Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.KAITHundreds of Region 8 residents gathered Monday to promote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of unity. Arkansas State University teamed up with the Northeast Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee to host the 16th annual celebration ...and more »

    Google News / 1 d. 2 h. 23 min. ago more
  • PHOTO GALLERY: First snow of 2018 - KAITPHOTO GALLERY: First snow of 2018 - KAIT

    KAITPHOTO GALLERY: First snow of 2018KAITJONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -. Flurries across Region 8 signaled the arrival of 2018's first snowfall. Big fat flakes flew across parts of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri Monday afternoon, covering the ground in some areas but not in others. As you ...

    Google News / 1 d. 2 h. 33 min. ago
  • Talk Business on KASU:  State Rep. Blake and ADG Nelson discuss race relations in America and Ark.Talk Business on KASU: State Rep. Blake and ADG Nelson discuss race relations in America and Ark.

    It’s the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, and race in America could not be a more timely topic on this day of remembrance. Especially after President Trump’s controversial remarks about immigrants from African countries. State Representative Charles Blake (D-Little Rock)--co-sponsor of legislation to separate the King Holiday from the holiday of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Rex Nelson discusses the topic with Talk Business’ Roby Brock.

    KASU / 1 d. 9 h. 54 min. ago more
  • Winter Weather Advisory from 6 p.m. January 15 through 6 a.m. January 16Winter Weather Advisory from 6 p.m. January 15 through 6 a.m. January 16

    This from the National Weather Service in Memphis: ...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE MID-SOUTH LATER... .An arctic front will move through the Mid-South this afternoon into this evening. Light snow will develop, first across very northern parts of the Mid-South then shift south tonight into Tuesday. Snow will intensify over East Central Arkansas, Northwest Mississippi into much West Tennessee later tonight. Snow will taper off from northwest to southeast on Tuesday. Arctic air will rush into the region tonight and wind chills will drop to zero or below across northern sections of the Mid-South. ARZ017-018-026028-035-TNZ019-048-152100- /O.NEW.KMEG.WW.Y.0002.180116T0000Z-180116T1200Z/ /O.NEW.KMEG.WC.Y.0002.180116T0600Z-180116T1800Z/ Lawrence-Greene-Craighead-Poinsett-Mississippi-Cross-Dyer- Lauderdale- Including the cities of Walnut Ridge, Paragould, Jonesboro, Harrisburg, Blytheville, Wynne, Dyersburg, and Ripley TN 438 AM CST Mon Jan 15 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM

    KASU / 1 d. 11 h. 13 min. ago more
  • Mattress King is giving away this $7,000 mattressMattress King is giving away this $7,000 mattress

    Mattress King in Jonesboro is giving you the chance to win a king size mattress this Valentine's Day during the Snuggle Up With Your Sweetheart Giveaway. You and your sweetheart could win a new Stearns and Foster Lux Estate Collection King mattress set valued at $7199.95 with sales tax paid! It's easy to register! Listen to Phil Jams on 100.5 The Eagle or Rob West on 104.9 The Fox for your opportunity to be the designated caller for the day, or go to Mattress King and fill out the registration from.

    Jonesboro News / 1 d. 12 h. 16 min. ago more
  • Tate Joins Saga.Tate Joins Saga.

    Neal Tate has been named GSM for Saga's Jonesboro Radio Group replacing Tom Nankival who was recently named General Manager of Saga's Capitol Radio Group in Springfield, IL. Jonesboro Radio Group operates six stations in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

    Jonesboro News / 1 d. 19 h. 6 min. ago
  • Kids celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Kids celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    JONESBORO, AR - Many kids performed in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday. The youth celebration was held at Fullness of Joy church and included around 75 kids from Jonesboro.

    Jonesboro News / 1 d. 23 h. 28 min. ago
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  • Slideshow: Craighead Co. Jan. 14-20 mug shotsSlideshow: Craighead Co. Jan. 14-20 mug shots

    JONESBORO, AR - The following are mug shots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges during the week of January 14-20 by local authorities in Craighead County. This photo gallery is updated daily.

    Jonesboro News / 2 d. 3 h. 54 min. ago
  • Ten arrested during large bust operation - KAITTen arrested during large bust operation - KAIT

    KAITTen arrested during large bust operationKAITOne was in the 1100-block of Leawood, the second in the 800-block of Clark Street, and the third in the 500-block of Walls Street. It was called Operation Street Sweeper, and the main focus was drugs and firearms. The operation was a combined effort of ...

    Google News / 2 d. 19 h. 42 min. ago
  • Traveling Arkansas:  Arkansas is more than diamondsTraveling Arkansas: Arkansas is more than diamonds

    Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of January 19!

    KASU / 3 d. 6 h. 16 min. ago
  • Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some statesMedicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

    Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it.

    KAIT / 3 d. 8 h. 45 min. ago
  • JPD: One person shot as authorities investigate shootingJPD: One person shot as authorities investigate shooting

    JONESBORO, AR - According to Jonesboro police, officers are on the scene of a shooting in which one person was shot. Officers got a call around 8:45 p.m. about the shooting in the 1300-block of North Floyd Street, police said.

    Jonesboro News / 3 d. 19 h. 9 min. ago
  • US braces for snow and ice battering by Winter Storm HunterUS braces for snow and ice battering by Winter Storm Hunter

    A mess of snow and ice is forecast to spread east into the Ohio Valley, Tennessee Valley and eastern Great Lakes on Friday. A spokesperson for The Weather Channel said: 'As the cold front marches east, precipitation is changing from rain to freezing rain, sleet, then snow from the Great Lakes to the Ohio Valley and lower Mississippi Valley.

    Jonesboro News / 3 d. 23 h. 23 min. ago more
  • The Latest: Winter weather delivers quick hit to ArkansasThe Latest: Winter weather delivers quick hit to Arkansas

    OSCEOLA, Ark. - The Latest on winter weather impacting Arkansas : 11:30 a.m. The beginnings of a nasty winter storm moved eastward out of Arkansas but left behind a glaze of ice and snow and a network of highway traffic that slowed to a crawl.

    Jonesboro News / 4 d. 3 h. 53 min. ago
  • Christy Clark appointed to ASU Board of TrusteesChristy Clark appointed to ASU Board of Trustees

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson today appointed Christy Clark of Little Rock, a 1992 graduate of Arkansas State University, to a five-year term on the ASU Board of Trustees. A McCrory native, Clark succeeds Ron Rhodes of Cherokee Village, who served two five-year terms on the board, most recently as chair. Her appointment expires in January 2023. ASU System President Chuck Welch said Clark will bring a broad background in business and community service leadership to the board. “Christy has deep roots in our state and clearly understands the importance of the ASU System institutions in the Delta and throughout Arkansas,” Welch said. “She and her husband are very successful business owners who understand the importance of a skilled and educated workforce. Christy is also a very active community volunteer who has spent many years serving our state. We’re proud to have another A-State alumna contributing to the growth and success of the ASU System.” “I’m so honored to serve ASU and

    KASU / 4 d. 4 h. 39 min. ago more
  • Cards cancel 3 Caravan stops due to weatherCards cancel 3 Caravan stops due to weather

    Inclement weather and concerns about travel safety have forced the Cardinals to cancel their weekend Caravan events in Jonesboro, Ark., and Dyersburg and Memphis, Tenn. The other five Caravan events -- in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky -- will proceed as scheduled.

    Jonesboro News / 4 d. 6 h. 5 min. ago
  • System chiefs vow UA, ASU tuition freezesSystem chiefs vow UA, ASU tuition freezes

    The four-year universities in the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University systems are committed to abiding by Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request to freeze in-state tuition at existing levels in the next school year, the presidents of the two systems told lawmakers Thursday. UA System President Donald Bobbitt and ASU System President Chuck Welch made these comments before the Legislature's Joint Budget Committee.

    Jonesboro News / 4 d. 10 h. 50 min. ago more
  • A Better Region 8: What is the color of love?A Better Region 8: What is the color of love?

    JONESBORO, AR - Greetings! It is the 16th year of our celebration, where we look to improve the unity and promotion of social change in our community. With each parade, and each step that we take, we march towards progress, peace, and Dr.King's dream.

    Jonesboro News / 4 d. 19 h. 56 min. ago
  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: What is the color of love?A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: What is the color of love?

    Greetings! It is the 16th year of our celebration, where we look to improve the unity and promotion of social change in our community. 

    KAIT / 4 d. 22 h. 52 min. ago
  • TB&P Announces Northeast Arkansas PublicationTB&P Announces Northeast Arkansas Publication

    Talk Business & Politics, Roby Brock's multimedia franchise of Arkansas business and political coverage, is set to launch a monthly tabloid newsmagazine based in Jonesboro and focused on business and political leaders in northeast Arkansas.

    Jonesboro News / 5 d. 0 h. 37 min. ago
  • Hutchinson releases funds for ASU System efficiency studyHutchinson releases funds for ASU System efficiency study

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson is releasing $500,000 in state discretionary funds to the Arkansas State University System to help fund its Accelerate ASU efficiency study that is under way. System President Chuck Welch said ASU contracted with Huron Consulting Group in fall 2017 to explore ways to grow revenue, reduce costs and reallocate resources to strategic initiatives. Huron expects to present 40-50 opportunities to the system and its campuses with a majority focused on new revenues. “President Welch has caught the vision that trimming unnecessary costs does not mean a reduction in services,” Governor Hutchinson said. “That is clear because he is helping to pay for this study with money he has saved by reducing expenses. His team estimates that as the ASU System implements initiatives, the payback in savings could be $12 million to $15 million a year. President Welch is one of many in our state who is leading by example.” Welch said the system’s study to identify inefficiencies

    KASU / 6 d. 3 h. 23 min. ago more
  • Arkansas governor proposes $5.6B budget for coming yearArkansas governor proposes $5.6B budget for coming year

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' governor is proposing a $5.6 billion budget that increases funding for the state's Medicaid program and sets aside surplus money for future tax cuts and highway needs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday proposed increasing state spending for the fiscal year that begins July 1 by nearly $173 million. Most of that increase goes toward Medicaid. Hutchinson said the funding increase is lower than what was originally proposed for the program last year. The Republican governor proposed setting aside nearly $16 million in surplus money for highways and $48 million for a reserve fund that sets the stage for future tax cuts. Hutchinson also asked the state's four-year colleges to freeze tuition rates for in-state residents, citing a $10 million increase in performance-based funding for higher education. Here is a statement from Arkansas State University System President Dr. Charles Welch: “We respect, understand and share the governor’s concerns about keeping in

    KASU / 7 d. 6 h. 42 min. ago more
  • Representative Crawford talks agriculture, spending, healthcareRepresentative Crawford talks agriculture, spending, healthcare

    In this Congressional interview, KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves speaks with First District U.S. Representative Republican Rick Crawford. Crawford discusses President Trump's talk with the American Farm Bureau Federation, a new Farm Bill, what will be his first focus of the new year, and whether healthcare will be addressed this year. Click on the Listen button to hear the entire interview.

    KASU / 8 d. 9 h. 47 min. ago more
  • Talk Business on KASU:  How Jeff Sessions’ marijuana policy impacts Arkansas’ medical pot industryTalk Business on KASU: How Jeff Sessions’ marijuana policy impacts Arkansas’ medical pot industry

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a directive that reversed an Obama-era policy regarding Marijuana laws. Sessions called for justice department officials to enforce federal law regarding marijuana usage; a law which is in conflict with many states, including Arkansas, which has legalized cannabis. Roby Brock with Talk Business and Politics sits down with attorney Erica Gee for analysis on how Session’s move will impact Arkansas’ fledgling medical marijuana industry.

    KASU / 8 d. 10 h. 58 min. ago more
  • Traveling Arkansas:  Flight of the Trumpeter SwansTraveling Arkansas: Flight of the Trumpeter Swans

    Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of January 12!

    KASU / 10 d. 6 h. ago
  • Fowl weather friends: Arkansas students print 3-D duck legFowl weather friends: Arkansas students print 3-D duck leg

    ARMOREL, Ark. (AP) — Eighth-grade science students have used a 3-D printer to create a prosthetic leg for a duck found without a foot shortly after he hatched. The students in northeastern Arkansas created the leg at Armorel High School's environmental and spatial technology lab for an 8-month-old Indian runner duck named Peg. Peg's owner, Patsy Smith, told television station KAIT that when she found the bird, a turtle had apparently chewed off his foot. She said the leg became more irritated as Peg grew. The students reached out after hearing Smith was seeking a way to help Peg. Lab director Alicia Bell said it took about 30 tries before students Matthew Cook, Darshan Patel and Abby Simmons built an appropriate leg. Smith said Peg now walks and runs like a normal duck.

    KASU / 11 d. 7 h. 22 min. ago more
  • Arkansas fish farmers allowed to kill limited cormorants Arkansas fish farmers allowed to kill limited cormorants

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Fish farmers in Arkansas now have federal permits that allow them to kill a limited number of double-crested cormorants as the birds flee the ice and snow of the Great Lakes area. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently resumed issuing such permits to operators and employees of fish farms in several states, including Arkansas. It set the total kill limit in the state at about 6,600 birds through April. The department is issuing the permits under a new environmental assessment that weighs the bird's population count against the economic losses of fish farms and threats to public health and safety. Cormorants are especially attracted to types of baitfish raised in large ponds in the South. Arkansas exports more than 6 billion baitfish a year. ___ Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

    KASU / 11 d. 8 h. 24 min. ago more
  • Talk Business on KASU:  2017 political headlines recap with Wes Brown and Andrew DeMilloTalk Business on KASU: 2017 political headlines recap with Wes Brown and Andrew DeMillo

    2017 had no shortage of political news. That includes several stories you may not remember due to the sheer volume of politics we saw last year. Roby Brock with Talk Business recaps the political headlines from last year. He’s joined with fellow TBP reporter Wes Brown and Associated Press Capitol Correspondent Andrew DeMillo.

    KASU / 11 d. 8 h. 34 min. ago
  • Talk Business on KASU:  Economist Mervin Jebaraj analyzes 2017 and projects 2018Talk Business on KASU: Economist Mervin Jebaraj analyzes 2017 and projects 2018

    Out with the old year; in with the new year! How did Arkansas' and the national economy hold up in 2017? What can we expect in 2018? Roby Brock with Talk Business and Politics sits down with Economist Mervin Jebaraj to go over the numbers.

    KASU / 13 d. 1 h. 16 min. ago