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Dec. 18: Crash claims teen’s life; sunny and warmer
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - We’re helping you plan your day today on Good Morning Region 8. Today's forecast: A few clouds are moving across Region 8 this morning with temps near the freezing mark.
Woman contacts police with found property, arrested for warrants/meth
JONESBORO, Ark. – A woman who brought found property to police was found to have warrants and meth and after a little resistance, was arrested. This story is brought to you by...
Gas prices plunge ahead of holiday driving
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Whether going across town or across the country this holiday season, getting to your destination will be a whole lot cheaper. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline, according to GasBuddy.com, fell 53-cents in the last two months.
Two suspects in vehicle break-ins arrested early Monday; one ODs
JONESBORO, Ark. – A man and woman were arrested after an early Sunday morning call to police in Jonesboro reporting vehicle break-ins. Cocaine, meth, and pills were found on the female suspect who reportedly overdosed.
Grand jury determines no charges for Hudson
JONESBORO, AR – Former ASU Chancellor Tim Hudson will not faces charges after a grand jury’s decision, announced today. Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announces that on Wednesday, December 12th, prosecutors presented evidence to a grand jury which was collected by the
Arkansas ranks 10th in nation for holiday thefts
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - When it comes to stealing Christmas, Arkansas seems to have a lot of Grinches. VivintSource.com tallied up the number of thefts committed in every state between Nov. 1 and Jan. 30 for the past 5 years.
Armed robber steals from David’s Bridal
JONESBORO, Ark. – Someone robbed David’s Bridal on Highland last night in Jonesboro. This story is brought to you by... Officers with The Jonesboro Police Department were called to David’s Bridal located at 3009 East Highland Dr on Monday, December 17, 2018 at approximately 8:30 pm. Once on scene, r
Gunman Takes Cash from Jonesboro Bridal Shop
JONESBORO, Ark. - Police are looking for a suspect in the armed robbery of a local bridal shop. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday at David's Bridal on East Highland Drive, according to a news release issued Tuesday morning by the Jonesboro Police Department (JPD).
“No True Bill” in Hudson case
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington issued a press release on Dec. 17. In it he stated that prosecutors presented evidence to a grand jury on Dec. 12 that was collected by the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division during the investigati
Closing arguments set to begin in Arkansas juvenile jail guards' trial
Closing arguments are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in a federal court trial in Little Rock involving two former youth detention guards who are accused of violating inmates’ civil rights in a Batesville lock-up.
Police dog injured in standoff is home resting after treatment, authorities say
A police K-9 who was injured in a fatal standoff with a woman is back at home resting after receiving treatment, authorities said on Monday. Jonesboro Police Department spokesman Lyle Waterworth said K-9 officer Gabo was released from the Animal Medical Clinic on Friday and was home resting on Monda
Dec. 17: Foggy morning, new details in murder
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - We’re helping you plan your day today on Good Morning Region 8. Today's forecast: Region 8 is under a dense fog advisory through most of the morning. We expect the highs to reach the low 50s. We’ll also have sunny and dry conditions today and tomorrow as high pressure remains
Suspect swipes Christmas tree off front porch!
JONESBORO, Ark. – A suspect will be on Santa’s naughty list for several years after a theft reported this weekend in Jonesboro. This story is brought to you by... Someone stole a Christmas tree right off of a man’s front porch! It happened early Sunday, Dec. 16, at the 500-block of W. Strawn Avenue
Injured K9 officer released from vet's office
JONESBORO, Ark. (KATV) — A K9 officer with the Jonesboro Police Department has been released from the veterinarian's office, according to content partnerKAIT8. K9 Gabo was shot four times during a standoff last week at an apartment complex. Luckily, he was wearing a bulletproof vest at the time.
Christmas Bird Count is on the wing in Arkansas through Jan. 5
Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count began Friday, and official outings already have been conducted at Jonesboro, Magnolia, Arkadelphia, the Buffalo National River, Fort Smith, Little Rock, Fayetteville, Lonoke and at Lake Ouachita and Village Creek state parks.
Welfare Check On Jonesboro Woman Turns Into Deadly Shootout With Police
JONESBORO, Ark. (localmemphis.com) - A welfare check in Jonesboro, Arkansas, leads to a deadly shootout with police. Jonesboro Police say it all began Tuesday when a maintenance worker at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Gladiolus went to check on the wellbeing of 56-year-old Rhonda Thomas.
754 fewer workers on state's rolls, report finds
The total number of full-time state employees dropped last fiscal year by 754 to 59,469 as their ranks dipped among agencies as well as at higher-education institutions, according to a report.
Jonesboro’s own Desi Sills coming into his own with Razorbacks
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro’s own is coming into his own with the Razorbacks. Desi Sills had another 9 point performance Saturday in Arkansas' 79-67 victory over UTSA. The former Golden Hurricane is taking advantage of his minutes as a Hog.
K9 officer released from veterinarian’s office
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The police dog that was shot during a standoff Tuesday night was released from the veterinarian on Friday. K9 officer Gabo was shot during the standoff, but luckily he was wearing his bulletproof vest.
K-9 officer Gabo recovering following Jonesboro apartment shooting
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro Police K-9 officer Gabo is making slow and steady progress after being shot during a standoff at an apartment complex on December 11. Jonesboro Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 8 gave an update on Gabo's condition on Facebook.