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Police arrest man in residential burglary

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A suspect used inside information to rob a house last year, with video and help from the public leading to the man’s arrest, police said Thursday. Shane Michael Gulley of Jonesboro was arrested Feb. 21 on suspicion of residential burglary and theft $5,000 or less but greater t


Man arrested for failure to register-failure to comply

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Craighead County man who is a Level II sex offender now faces a Class C felony after he reportedly failed to comply with notifying authorities about a change of address, Jonesboro police said Thursday.


Saturday could bring severe storms, possible tornadoes

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Saturday is shaping up to be a stormy day, with damaging winds and possible tornadoes. There is the potential of severe thunderstorms Saturday into that evening, with more heavy rainfall expected.


New businesses are headed to Downtown Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A luncheon was held at the Glass Factory in the downtown Jonesboro area on Thursday. The luncheon was held as members of the Downtown Jonesboro Association hosted their first ever Main Street Event to inform the public about downtown successes in 2018 and what will be taking p


Arkansas lawmaker files bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — A lawmaker wants to give patients in Arkansas the right to die. Representative (R) Dan Douglas calls his bill the Compassionate Care End-of-Life Option Act. According to his bill, physician-assisted suicide would become possible in Arkansas, but only for those suffering te


Bond set in kidnapping, assault case

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Craighead County man appeared before a judge Thursday after his arrest on suspicion of two counts of kidnapping earlier this month, according to authorities.


Trump spokesman was a Jonesboro news anchor

JONESBORO, Ark. – Hogan Gidley is a name heard nationwide as a member of the Trump Administration’s communication team. Whether he’s giving interviews on Fox or standing next to Sarah Huckabee-Sanders in the White House Briefing Room, Gidley has risen to one of the top press jobs in America.


JPD works to prevent gang violence in schools

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Gang violence in the area and other parts of the state have police officials working to prevent it from entering schools. Jonesboro police officers recently worked with school superintendents to specifically deal with gang activity prevention.


Man shot and killed in Arkansas neighborhood

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - A man died after being shot in an Arkansas neighborhood Wednesday evening. The shooting happened in Blytheville. Police were called to the 100 block of East Cherry Street around 6 p.m.


Amnesty being offered in March by Craighead District Court

JONESBORO, Ark. – A great opportunity to get right with the law is coming up on the first four Fridays of March. On March 1, 8, 15, and 22 (Friday), Craighead County District Court will offer amnesty for the charge of Failure to Appear. The amnesty will be offered for only one outstanding Failure to


JPD searching for alleged debit card thief

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police hope someone recognizes a man suspected of stealing a debit card and using it around town. On Wednesday, the victim reported to JPD their debit card had been stolen and used at two locations.


Arkansas Couple Arrested After DPS Discovers Over 4,000 Grams of Methamphetamine During I-30 Traffic Stop

Texas DPS officers arrested Victor and Amber Hernandez of Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon after discovering 4,003 grams of methamphetamine in their vehicle during a traffic stop on I-30.


Northeast Arkansas high school student gets a perfect score on the ACT

JONESBORO, Ark. — It’s a great day for Arkansas! One of the state’s young minds is putting us on the map. Matt Sherman, 17, currently attends Jonesboro High School where he is a junior. And he just received a 36 on his ACT. That’s a perfect score! He also has a 4.22 GPA.


#NotFightingAlone: Blake Anderson provides update on Wendy’s fight

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson tweeted an update Thursday afternoon on his wife Wendy’s fight with cancer. Coach said “tired but doing well.” She finished her last radiation treatment on Wednesday, Wendy will rest and continue taking immunotherapy medicine every


Two face multiple charges after public recognizes photos

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police have arrested two people, with the public’s help, accused of stealing several items from a home and attempting to sell some of the items on social media.


Arkansas family loses everything after escaping fire

CROSS COUNTY, Ark. — Eight members of a Cross County, Arkansas family escaped a devastating fire Monday morning. The fire destroyed their home and everything they own. It happened in the small community of Cherry Valley located a few miles from Harrisburg. On Thursday, one of the survivors told us a


Jonesboro man faces rape charge

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man is accused of raping a minor. According to a probable cause affidavit, on Jan. 18 a Jonesboro police officer responded to a complaint involving woman’s 10-year-old daughter.


K9 finds suspect, makes arrest in theft case

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A K9 played a key role in helping to find a suspect believed to have been involved in the theft of a pickup truck, according to authorities. Timmy Davis of Lake City was arrested Feb. 18 on suspicion of theft by receiving less than $25,000 but greater than $5,000 after an inve


Skeletal remains found near I-40 in central Arkansas; police investigate whether they are those of man missing since 2015

Authorities in Central Arkansas said they are investigating whether human remains found off a Conway road are those of a man who went missing more than three years ago. A man discovered what appeared to be a human skull just before dark on Monday on the city’s north side, the Conway Police Departmen


Shipley Donuts Ready To Hire On Arkansas Blvd.

It's been over a year since ground broke on the donuts of my dreams, Shipley Do-nuts, and it looks like we're getting close. Look there, in the window, it's a "Now Hiring" sign! I grew up in Houston where Shipley began, and I love 'em! I can only hope they live up to my memories.