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Volunteers needed for Jonesboro Thanksgiving dinner

The 18th annual Jonesboro Community Thanksgiving Dinner will happen on Thursday, November 23rd. But, a vital ingredient is needed for its success... volunteers. Volunteer Jim Grisham said this event is to help those in need. "We're serving a community Thanksgiving dinner," Grisham said. "It's for th

KAIT 8 - 2017-11-22 22:46:02

GCSO: Jonesboro man attempted to hit deputy with vehicle

A Jonesboro man faces charges in Greene County after police say he tried to run over a deputy. Greene County Sheriff's Deputies visited a home on West Vine Street Wednesday morning, in search of a man with an active felony warrant. While one deputy was approaching the door of the residence, another

KAIT 8 - 2017-11-22 15:56:00

Jonesboro Animal Control in need of large beds, grooming tools

With the fall in temperatures comes an increase in ticks and fleas, and the Jonesboro Animal Control said they need help to prevent that at the pound. According to Animal Control Officer Beth Grant, the facility needs extra large raised beds for the bigger dogs outside the kennels. The beds, accordi


Jonesboro Community Thanksgiving Meal expected to feed thousands

It's a complete Thanksgiving meal that is absolutely free. The Jonesboro Community Thanksgiving Meal planned for Thursday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. is expected to feed 2,000 people this year. "We are probably going to have 1,200 carryout orders and you need all the help you can get," said Jim Grisham, lo


Woman arrested after crashing into ditch

Jonesboro police arrested a woman Wednesday night after they say she drove her SUV into a ditch. The wreck happened just before 9 p.m. at the intersection of Bridger and Peachtree, according to the initial incident report. When Officer Michael Talley arrived at the scene he found a white Ford Explor

KAIT 8 - 2017-11-23 15:47:34

Volunteers serve nearly 2,000 Thanksgiving meals

Thanksgiving is a time to be with loved ones and enjoy good food, but since that is not an option for everyone, members of the Jonesboro community came together to make sure as many people as possible were fed. The city-wide Thanksgiving meal was open to anyone who was homeless, hungry, or lonely fo

KAIT 8 - 2017-11-23 21:55:36

Volunteers feed hundreds in Lawrence County

Once Thanksgiving is over, Christmas will take center stage for most families. Once Thanksgiving is over, Christmas will take center stage for most families. Jonesboro police arrested a woman Wednesday night after they say she drove her SUV into a ditch. Jonesboro police arrested a woman Wednesday n

KAIT 8 - 2017-11-23 16:39:06

Optimist Club tree sale starts after Thanksgiving

Once Thanksgiving is over, Christmas will take center stage for most families. The Optimist Club of Jonesboro is ready to help you find the perfect live Christmas tree. The club will begin their annual Christmas Tree Sale Friday after Thanksgiving. Barry Clayton with the Optimist Club appeared on Re

KAIT 8 - 2017-11-23 15:29:03

Des Moines will pursue March vote on 1-cent sales tax increase

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Des Moines is moving quickly to put a 1-cent sales tax increase on a ballot for voters in March. The penny increase could generate $37 million per year that the city could use to repair roads, improve neighborhoods or take the burden off property taxpayers. It cou


Elmhurst Rotary Club Funds Initiative At York HS

ELMHURST, IL - The Rotary Club of Elmhurst convened at York Community High School on Nov. 16 to officially launch a program aimed at early intervention for students at risk for or engaging in substance abuse. The event occurred following year-long discussions between members of the Elmhurst Rotary a


Disorderly Conduct, Retail Theft: Elmhurst Police Reports

The following items were taken from the Elmhurst police blotter throughout the past week. Arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Driving While License SuspendedCourtney Young, 38, of East Dundee, was arrested at 2:57 a.m. Nov. 16 at Lake and Walnut for driving while license suspended a


Elmhurst Family Wins $3 Million In Fatal Blood Clot Lawsuit

ELMHURST, IL - An Elmhurst family has received a $3 million verdict in a case against Elmhurst Memorial Hospital after the death of a family member in 2011. According to Clifford Law Offices, the firm that represented the family, Edward Smolinski, 52, of Elmhurst, died in 2011 from a pulmonary embol

PATCH - 2017-11-22 17:03:41

Elmhurst College Residential Burglary: Chicago Man Charged

ELMHURST, IL - A 35-year-old Chicago man has been charged with residential burglary after an incident at Elmhurst College on Nov. 17. Joseph Phillips has been charged with one count of residential burglary and is currently being held on $150,000 bond at DuPage County Jail. Police said Phillips enter


3 teens charged in murder of Lyft driver in April

MAYWOOD, Ill. - Three teenagers from Maywood have been charged with murdering a Lyft driver. Police say Trevon Thomas, 19, Denarvis Mendenhall, 19, and a 16-year-old male took part in the shooting death of 53-year-old Lyft driver Adaranijo Adekunte on April 26 in Des Plaines. Adekunte was found in h

WGNTV.COM - 2017-11-23 13:09:46

Maywood Teens, Juvenile Charged In Murder Of Lyft Driver: Cops

OAK PARK, IL - Two Maywood teens and a juvenile have been charged with fatally shooting a Lyft driver in April. Maywood police arrested Trevon Thomas and Denaris Mendenhall, both 19, along with a 16-year-old boy, in connection with the death of Adekunte M. Adaranijo, of Des Plaines. Police started

PATCH - 2017-11-23 03:08:07

Police: Man killed in Chatham shooting

A man was shot to death early Thursday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The 38-year-old was driving south through an alley with a female passenger at 1:35 a.m. in the 400 block of East 77th Street when they saw three males in the alley, according to Chicago Police. The man

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-11-23 08:49:00

7-year-old girl missing after leaving Mariano's with stranger

CHICAGO - A 7-year-old girl went missing from a grocery store on the city's South Side. An employee at the Mariano's in McKinley Park, located in the 3100 block of South Ashland, brought her 7-year-old daughter to work, according to Chicago police. Police say the child, who is black, was last seen l

WGNTV.COM - 2017-11-23 16:35:12

Highway 60 resurfacing project completed between Faribault and Kenyon

Striping on Highway 60 between the Straight River near Faribault and Huseth Avenue in Kenyon wrapped up earlier this month, marking the end of the road resurfacing project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This project replaced aging pavement, extended the lifespan of the hig

REPUBLICAN-EAGLE - 2017-11-23 15:39:00

Use it or lose it: Faribault Council discusses what to do with federal dollars

The city of Faribault has only a few weeks to figure out how to spend $445,000 or send it back to the federal government. The task before the City Council Tuesday night was to determine what to spend the money on or whether to spend the money at all. Community and Economic Development Director Deann


Faribault resident walks, runs 2,017 miles in a year

Try counting from one to 2,017. It's a long, tedious task, isn't it? Now, imagining walking or running 2,017 miles. Even given 365 days, it's an odious task. Faribault resident Carol McHugo is approaching that number as part of the Run the Year initiative. It challenges athletes to travel 2,017 mile