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Light agenda for Poinsett County Quorum Court

The agenda was light as the Poinsett County Quorum Court had their monthly meeting Monday at the courtroom in the Poinsett County Detention Center in Harrisburg. Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell gave the justices an update on the repairs of the steps and doors to the courthouse. Western Specialty

DEMOCRATTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

Burglars hit 2 cell phone businesses in an hour

Burglars kept Jonesboro police hopping from one business to another early Tuesday morning. Just before 12:30 a.m. officers responded to a break-in at Metro PCS, 311 S. Gee. When officers arrived, they found the front door shattered. The power to the business had been cut, according to the incident r

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-19 15:30:15

Restaurant looking for new owner

According to a Facebook post, the owners of Presley's Drive In in Jonesboro are looking to sell the restaurant. (Source: KAIT) One of the oldest restaurants in Jonesboro is looking for a new owner. The owners said in a Facebook post that the restaurant on Gee Street, known for its burgers, will rem

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-19 02:55:34

Air Choice One to offer new destination

Jonesboro residents may have a new way to go to the Big Easy, according to officials with an airline that provides service to Jonesboro. According to a media release, Air Choice One announced they had submitted a renewal proposal to the federal government with plans to fly to St. Louis and New Orle

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-19 02:19:26

Police work to keep fair traffic problems at minimum

A lot of planning and preparation has been done to keep NEA District Fair traffic problems to a minimum this year, officials said Monday. Jonesboro police have multiple officers on duty this week, who are solely focusing on keeping fair traffic flowing smoothly. "We have officers that are going to b

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-18 21:29:16

JPD reports overall crime down in August, year-to-year

Overall crime in the city of Jonesboro has fallen in the past year, according to new data from the police department. JPD reported 1,187 reportable incidents during August. That's a 31 percent decrease from August 2016, according to the department's monthly report. The year to date numbers are down

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-18 16:50:25

Firefighter's truck broken into at station

The Jonesboro Fire Department is warning its employees not to keep personal items in their vehicles after a recent theft. According to Allen Dunn with the department, a firefighter's vehicle was broken into Friday night at Station 4 on Harrisburg Road. The suspect shattered a window with a rock an

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-18 03:07:17

Fierce storms haven't slowed growth along US coastlines

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull's-eyes on two of the country's fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort a

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-18 07:51:37

NEA District Fair prepares for another year on church grounds

The NEA District Fair starts Monday and for the second year in a row, the event will be held on a Jonesboro church's property. A church pastor said the event will give the church an opportunity for outreach as well as meeting with residents. "This is Nettleton Baptist Church's home and we can mini

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-17 22:07:50

School hopes to add safe room - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

The Piggott School District hopes to add a safe room to its high school. In order to make that plan a reality, the school district must first receive a grant. Superintendent Charlie Powell said the plan is in its early stages, but they, along with three other schools are being considered for the gra

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-19 02:25:18

Trump calls on UN to reform - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first appearance to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs while more clearly defining its mission around the world. But while Trump chastised the U.N. - an organization h

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-18 18:31:41

JPD: Two shot in Jonesboro - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

(Source: Raycom Media) According to Sgt. Cassie Brandon with the Jonesboro Police Department, authorities are investigating a shooting Saturday night in which two people were shot. Jonesboro police went to the 1800 block of Cedar Heights Drive around 10:45 p.m. after getting a call about the shooti

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-17 15:23:03

Hurricane Irma's death toll in Florida is now 34 - and rising

Hurricane Irma has officially been tied to 34 deaths in Florida, but the number will rise. The figure available Monday morning from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Division of Emergency Management is still being updated. Not every county has been recorded. Absent is Monroe, wher

ORLANDOWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Hurricane Maria poses new threat to debt-laden Puerto Rico

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Puerto Rico is years into an economic crisis. Now it's facing a potential natural disaster. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Maria, which may hit the island on Wednesday. It's already deep in a years-long debt debacle

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-18 19:46:22

Hurricane Irma: Officials question Duke Energy about 41K remaining power outages

SANFORD, Fla. - Patience is wearing thin for the almost 41,000 Duke Energy customers in Central Florida who awoke Tuesday morning in homes without electricity. The company's Seminole County delegation met at downtown Sanford's Seminole County Services Building to question company officials about why

WFTV - 2017-09-19 14:23:21

Roads near Frankfurt Airport to close for WWII bomb removal

Updated: Sep 19, 2017 - 11:16 AMBERLIN (AP) - German authorities say they will be shutting down some roads to traffic near Frankfurt Airport after the discovery of a World War II-era bomb during construction work. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that a portion of the A3 Autobahn will be shut d

WFTV - 2017-09-19 15:16:07

FEMA Blue Tarp program skips Orlando

The four-county Orlando area was not included in a free federal program offering roofing assistance to homeowners suffering Hurricane Irma damage in 16 Florida counties. Operation Blue Tarp launched Saturday In Collier County with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installing temporary roofs to preven

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-18 18:40:00

Coastal showers, high of 90 in Orlando; Maria tracking east of Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. - A small portion of Central Florida will see rain Tuesday as highs reach 90 degrees. "We will be pinpointing a few showers along the coast of Brevard and Volusia counties through the day," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Winds off the ocean waters will lead to a few showers

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 10:15:43

Halloween Horror Nights 2017 house-by-house review: "The Shining" stuns as Universal Orlando unearths truly iconic event

Another year of fear is upon us as Universal Orlando this weekend unveiled a dazzlingly dreadful display of terrors at Halloween Horror Nights 2017. This 27th year of the event does not disappoint in any way, one of the strongest overall lineups of thrills and chills Universal has created in recent

INSIDE THE MAGIC - 2017-09-18 17:32:31

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to highlight Orlando conference

A Microsoft technology conference will bring some of the company's high-profile leaders, including CEO Satya Nadella, to Orlando next week. While Microsoft Ignite is here, some virtual- and augmented-reality professionals hope to benefit by inviting some of the Seattle-based tech giant's VR experts

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 09:00:00