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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

Arkansas teacher accused of having sexual relationships with 4 students

MARKED TREE, Ark. - A 25-year-old and now former Marked Tree, Arkansas teacher is accused of having sexual relationships with 4 students between January and April of 2016. According to the school district, three of them are from Marked Tree High School. The other victim is from East Poinsett County

FOX13MEMPHIS.COM - 2017-09-21 22:34:50

Teacher accused of bringing students home for sex

Arkansas State Police say a former Marked Tree teacher brought several students to her home in Jonesboro for sex, including two in the same night. Jessie Lorene Goline, 25, appeared in person Wednesday afternoon before Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler who found probable cause to charge h

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-20 20:24:41

School election results are in

Pictured is the proposed design for Marked Tree High School's new front entrance. Marked Tree School District's millage increase from 33.5 to 39.5 mills, which will help pay for demolishing and rebuilding older sections of the elementary and high school, passed Tuesday with a vote of 370 for, 56 aga

DEMOCRATTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Polygamous sect leader pleads guilty in escape, fraud case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run has pleaded guilty in an escape and food-stamp fraud case. Lyle Jeffs pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Salt Lake City. He was charged in what prosecutors call a multimillion-dollar food-stamp fraud scheme a

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-20 17:05:56

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

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

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

ASP: Man involved in fatal crash was huffing air duster

Arkansas State Police say a man involved in a head-on collision last month that claimed the life of a Greene County minister was huffing air duster at the time of the crash. Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause Wednesday to charge Joe Lee Brinkley, 52, of Monette with ne

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-20 19:27:00

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

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

Mark Davidson appointed as new district attorney

Mark Davidson was appointed yesterday by the Circuit and Chancery Court Judges of the 25th Judicial District as District Attorney General Pro Tem of the 25th Judicial District serving Lauderdale, Tipton, Fayette, Hardeman and McNairy counties. General Davidson will fill the vacancy created by the ap

COVINGTON LEADER - 2017-09-22 22:00:00

Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died. He was 78. Casey died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, his talent agent Erin Connor said. Born

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-20 23:55:35

Valley View second graders ready to rock kindness across Region 8

(Source: KAIT) Kylee Westerman teaching students about kindness rocks (Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT) JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Kindness will soon rock across Region 8. Valley View second graders spent art class painting kindness rocks on Wednesday. Kylee Westerman, Arkansas State University student-tea

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-20 16:29:23

Man's path from Eagle Scout to alleged killer baffles family

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An Eagle Scout at age 18, Kenneth Gleason graduated with honors from one of Baton Rouge's most elite high schools and enrolled at Louisiana State University. Five years later, the 23-year-old white man was jailed on charges he gunned down two black men and shot up a black fam

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-20 08:15:24

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

Driver killed in 18-wheeler wreck on I-20 identified

An 18-wheeler driver has been killed after an early morning crash with an MDOT highway maintenance truck on I-20 Westbound just past Airport Road in Pearl. The victim has been identified as 65-year-old Joseph Lee from Conehatta. According to Pearl police, the 18-wheeler hit the back of the State Tr

WMCACTIONNEWS5.COM - 2017-09-20 11:30:30

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

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