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1 dead after one-vehicle car crash in Lawrence County
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) — A one-vehicle car crashed happened on near Hwy. 115 on Friday a little before 5:28 a.m., leaves Anthony Waddell dead.
Level 4 sex offender has moved out of state, JPD says
JONESBORO, Ark. – A level 4 sex offender who earlier this year moved to the 1600-block of Arrowhead Farm Road has left the state, JPD said. Level 4 is a classification for sexually violent predators of the worst kind.
ASP investigating fatal crash in Lawrence County
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Lawrence County.
Report: Multi-vehicle crash on Highway 63/Highway 412 at Portia
PORTIA, AR (KAIT) - Authorities are at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 63 and Highway 412 at Portia due to a multi-vehicle crash with injuries, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation.
Person arrested for drugs while on parole for murder
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -A man on parole for murder is re-arrested. Officers conducted a search of Johnny Lee Cook’s residence on Dec. 10. The two officers discovered 2 glass pipes on Cook’s cabinet, one a light bulb with a hard-plastic straw coming out of it with a white residue inside it. The second
High school coach accused of computer child pornography
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas high school coach is in police custody, accused of computer child pornography. According to a news release from Buffalo Island Central Schools in Monette, the district learned Monday that an arrest warrant had been issued for Brandon Ballard.
Junior Auxiliary of Lawrence County postpones Polar Express for Friday
WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - The threat of severe weather has caused a local group to postpone its Polar Express in the Park event Friday.
Man airlifted to hospital after shooting in Arkansas; authorities in 'kind of' standoff with gunman
A Northeast Arkansas police department is on the scene of a shooting at an apartment complex where the gunman remains inside an apartment, officials said. Officers with the Jonesboro Police Department have contained the area around Gladiolus Apartments, which is in the 600 block of Gladiolus Drive.
VIDEO: A-State chancellor hand-delivers diploma to Blytheville teacher
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - This is something you don’t see every day. When Dara Still couldn’t make it to Jonesboro on Saturday to accept her specialist degree at Arkansas State University’s commencement, commencement came to her.
Plant Board votes on dicamba deadline
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Members of the Arkansas State Plant Board voted on a revised regulation that would set a deadline on the use of Dicamba in 2019. Board member Sam Stuckey was appointed by Governor Hutchinson in April of 2018.
Police hunting for vandals causing downtown damage
JONESBORO, Ark. – Property owners are finding themselves hit with repair bills because of vandals using BB guns or other means in the downtown Jonesboro area. Authorities hope to find more information out about several vandalism reports taken in the downtown area, Sgt. Lyle Waterworth said in a rele
Woman loses nearly $1,500 to familiar scam
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro woman and her mom are $1,500 poorer after falling victim to a con artist’s scam. The 44-year-old victim told a sheriff’s deputy that she had received a call from her boss that “Detective Kevin Johnson” from the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office had called, looking
Dec. 10: Clouds rolling back in; 1 person killed in crash
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - We’re helping you plan your day today on Good Morning Region 8. Today's forecast: Clouds are rolling back into Region 8 this morning. Temperatures begin in the upper 20s with a wind chill in the low 20s.
Impaired driving campaign begins Friday
JONESBORO, Ark. – Arkansas State Troopers will be joined by city and county law enforcement officers in the coming days in a unified effort to remove impaired drivers from local streets and roads as well as state and U.S. highways, a press release said.
Gas prices down in the natural state
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Something is falling in Arkansas that will have everyone spreading good cheer. According to a recent survey by GasBuddy, prices in the natural state have fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week.
New mayor taking office in Hoxie
HOXIE, AR (KAIT) - A new mayor will be taking office in the city of Hoxie come January. Dennis Coggins won in the runoff against incumbent Lanny Tinker, and is set to take office on Jan. 1.
Historic building demolished for new construction
CAVE CITY, AR (KAIT) - A historic building was torn down in Cave City to allow new development. Conisedered an important staple in the community, the building was also known as the “Pool Hall” and built in the 1940’s.
A-State rallies from 16 down to top Tulsa
JONESBORO, Ark. (12/9/18) – The Arkansas State women’s basketball team rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second quarter to defeat Tulsa 73-60 and claim its third straight win Sunday afternoon at First National Bank Arena.
Arkansas town alderman candidate misses vote, ends up tied
HOXIE, Ark. (AP) — A first-time political candidate in northeast Arkansas has learned a valuable civics lesson: vote early. Cliff Farmer didn't make it to the polls in time to vote Tuesday, and his race for a Hoxie City Council seat ended up as a tie.
NHS Student Grand Prize Winner
In September, Newport High School was invited to participate in the annual Bradbury Art Museum student competition. The competition was held on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The competition consisted of eleven schools in addition to Newport. The Newport students which partici