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Police arrest two after parole search uncovers methamphetamine

Jonesboro police arrested two men on parole after a search uncovered methamphetamine and paraphernalia. According to a probable cause affidavit, 48-year-old William Bible and 49-year-old Darrell Simpson were arrested after a search at the 1700-block of Kathleen St. on Friday, Sept. 22. According to

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-23 17:55:06

Man faces drug charges - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

A White County man faces multiple drug charges after authorities recently served a search warrant at his home, Beebe Mayor Mike Robertson said Thursday. Austin Ceal was arrested Sept. 7 after the Beebe Police Department Special Investigation Unit served the warrant. Police found two sets of digital

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-22 01:06:10

Couple lands in jail after late-night altercation

A Jonesboro man and woman face domestic battery charges after a late-night argument escalated into a fight. On Thursday, Jonesboro police were called to a home in the 4000-block of Ocean Street. When an officer arrived, he reported both 54-year-old Agnes Davis and 65-year-old Arthur Smallwood appear

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-22 16:23:47

JPD: Man faces stalking, residential burglary charges

A Craighead County man reportedly attempted to stalk his former partner and broke into a home Tuesday, Jonesboro police said Thursday. Bradley L. Sutton was arrested after an investigation. According to a police report, witnesses had seen Sutton's vehicle in front of and near the home on several oc

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 22:42:32

JPD: Drugs, weapons found during search

A Jonesboro man faces a multitude of charges after police reportedly found a loaded gun and prescription drugs in a search of a car, police said Thursday. Quinton R. Whitney was arrested Wednesday night after Officer Tyler Wilson pulled over a Dodge Durango for not having the lights turned on at ni

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 23:40:01

JPD: Woman attacked men with machete

Jonesboro police arrested a woman who they say attacked two men with a machete. Just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a fight with weapons at the Race Street Market, 3513 Race. The 24-year-old victim said he had been driving down the street and picked up a guy known as "Big Homie" a

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 17:27:17

Police: Level 3 sex offender found where he didn't belong

Jonesboro police arrested a Level 3 sex offender after they found him where he did not belong. Tyler Antonio King, 24, of Wilson was convicted of second-degree sexual assault on Sept. 23, 2010. As a registered sex offender, he is required to notify police of any change of address. Jonesboro police s

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 20:43:28

Police investigate break-in at former Citizens Bank building

Jonesboro police are investigating a break-in and attempted copper theft at a well-known, although empty, building. Around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, officers found the front door open at the former Citizens Bank building at the corner of Main Street and Washington Avenue. The building is a well-known eyes

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 23:00:15

Downtown parking violators will soon receive tickets instead of warnings

Visitors to downtown Jonesboro could be ticketed starting Monday if they don't follow parking rules and regulations posted in the area. For months, a parking enforcement officer with the City of Jonesboro has written warning citations to violators but full-time enforcement will start Monday, Sept. 2

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-22 21:26:47

"Bad credit" blamed in financial identity theft case

A woman accused of stealing her mom's Social Security number to buy a car reportedly told police she did it because she had "bad credit." On Tuesday, officers were called to Car Choice, 3050 Stadium Blvd., regarding possible financial identity fraud. One of the employees told police that while runni

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 19:51:55

Two JHS students get perfect score on ACT

Two Region 8 students achieved something not many do during their high school career. Paris Rich and Quinn Thomas, both seniors in the STEM Academy at Jonesboro High School, made perfect scores on the ACT. The ACT is scored from 1 to 36 and both scored a perfect 36. "It's the dream, but it's not som

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 16:57:19

Doctor dances with patient on her wedding day

It only took a few seconds for everyone in the room to realize there was something special happening. Happy couples, relatives, and friends cleared the way as a man, unfamiliar to some, was leading the bride on the dance floor and she was enjoying every moment as she laughed uncontrollably. It was c

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-22 03:30:39

JPD: Search nets drugs, stolen weapon

A Jonesboro man was reportedly found by police in a precarious position Wednesday morning as he was asleep, police said Thursday. Robert Lee Cannady was arrested after the Jonesboro Police Department Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant at a home in the 900-block of Culberhouse Drive. As pol

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 23:26:42

JHS honored with three National Merit Semifinalists

(Source: KAIT) Three Jonesboro High School students are in the running to be National Merit Scholars. Paris Rich, Carolyn Seglem, and Quinn Thomas are all National Merit Semifinalists. The three are among 16,000 students across the country who qualified for the program. To be considered, you must ma

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 17:14:17

City not paying jail fees to county

The city of Cash has been collecting large amounts of revenue from speeding citations. Mayor Michael Cureton said in the past year, the town has collected over $100,000. However, the city is not paying jail fees associated with these citations. When a police officer in Craighead County makes an arre

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 22:11:16

Southeast to host first fully developed showing of 'An American Hero'

What does it mean to become a hero? It's a heavy question, and one that doesn't have an easy answer. It's also the subject of "An American Hero," a musical drama opening Wednesday at Southeast Missouri State University's Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus, 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girard

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

Vigil held for victims of domestic violence

Arkansas State University wrapped up its Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness week with a special vigil dedicated to victims who have died because of relationship violence. The vigil, Hands are for Helping, featured speakers from different organizations that stand up against these issues.

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-22 03:22:43

300 bats caught by janitors at Salt Lake City high school

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A bat infestation prompted a Salt Lake City high school to cancel its after-school programs so school workers could root out the flying mammals. Janitors at the city's West High School rounded up more than 300 bats from Monday through Wednesday, prompting the school to close it

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 16:27:10

Police department to get new patrol units

The Tuckerman Police Department fleet will soon see some upgrades after the city was awarded a $50,000 grant. "The council voted to pursue it and we ended up winning the money," said Mayor David Dixon. "We have placed an order for three new 2018 Ford vehicles." Dixon said after they decal the vehicl

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-22 03:19:58

BRTC Paragould campus to offer new welding course

Black River Technical College's Paragould campus has added a new welding course after seeing a need for more welders in the area. The course will teach MIG welding to students giving them the knowledge to obtain jobs in the manufacturing field. The class will allow students to get jobs in manufactur

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-22 23:03:58