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Police investigating burglary find pot growing on patio
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Officers investigating a home break-in did not find a burglar. But, they did discover something else: marijuana growing on the back patio.Thursday afternoon, Officer John Eidson, Jr. responded to an alarm call in the 900-block of Freeman St.When he went to the back patio door
Crews responding to house fire
MONETTE, AR (KAIT) -Fire and rescue crews are responding to a house fire in the 300-block of Dewey Street.The fire was reported at 7:49 a.m., according to Jeff Presley, E911 director.All of the occupants got safely out of the home, Presley said.The street is currently blocked as firefighters work to
Arkansas woman killed, juvenile injured in two-vehicle crash
An Arkansas woman was killed and a minor injured in a two-car collision on State Highway 233 on Wednesday afternoon. A State Police preliminary crash report states Jessica Moore, 40, of Batesville was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Impala on the highway near Miller Creek bridge in Independence County when
ASP: One killed, one injured in Independence County crash
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - An Independence County woman was killed and one other person was injured Wednesday in a two vehicle crash in Independence County, according to the Arkansas State Police.
Survey: Arkansans single and ready to mingle, but not enough fish
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - When it comes to online dating, Arkansans are unlucky in love.A recent survey by AT&Tplaces the Natural State at the very bottom of the list for online dating.The study compared each state by opportunity, safety, and demographics.Arkansas ranked at the bottom in all three cate
Local businesses help update community spot
IMBODEN, AR (KAIT) -An area town is working to update a popular area in their community.The Fishing Pond in Imboden is a project the city has been working to improve for a while now.The pond was built in 2005, and Imboden Public Works Director Nick Bagwell said it’s a place that a lot of families in
TGIF: Clouds rolling in; mega jackpot drawing
Mega Millions lottery tickets are printed out of a lottery machine at a convenience store Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing would be the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history with a jackpot estimated to exceed $900 million. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Two injured after vehicle swerves to avoid deer - Ozark Radio News
The driver of the truck, 29-year-old Stephanie Ellis, and a passenger, 55-year-old Junior Caughron, were both treated and released at the scene, according to a Highway Patrol report.
Oct. 18: Crash claims woman’s life; Region 8 cold case gets national attention
One killed, one injured in crash: An Independence County woman was killed and one other person was injured Wednesday in a two vehicle crash in Independence County, according to the Arkansas State Police.
Mother 'walked in on naked pedophile raping her 12 year-old daughter'
A mother walked in to a room and discovered a naked pedophile raping her 12 year-old daughter, police say.The unnamed woman reportedly found Billy Moore Jr., 32, on top of the child after arriving home last Thursday.She is said to have pulled her child away from the predator and taken the youngster
Memphis ranks 1st for road rage, guns
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shots were fired on the interstate Wednesday morning.Memphis Police Department reported shots were fired in the area of I-240 and I-40 before 7 a.m.It is believe the shots were fired as part of a road rage incident.No injuries were reported.The suspect was last seen in a black se
TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash with injuries on I-555
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro E-911 reports a crash with injuries has shut down one lane of Interstate 555 in Jonesboro.The crash was reported at 12:53 p.m., according to Jeff Presley, Jonesboro & Craighead County E911 director.It’s located at the Washington Avenue overpass.Both Jonesboro police
Mountain View man arrested for threatening former boyfriend of murder victim
According to affidavits filed in Stone County this week, Cantrell went to the home Gullett shares with his wife Mariah. When Mariah Gullett answered the door, Cantrell allegedly pushed his way into the residence and took her phone. Justin Gullett was not home at the time. When Gullett did return to
Woman killed in 2-car crash on Southwest Drive
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - An 80-year-old Lepanto woman died Monday in a two-car crash in Jonesboro.Arkansas State Police say Bettie Brashears was southbound on Southwest Drive just after 5 p.m. when she failed to yield to a northbound 2006 Toyota at the Christian Valley Drive intersection.Brashears’ 20
Courthouse clash ends with man’s arrest
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Craighead County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 24-year-old man following a courthouse clash.Around 12:30 p.m. Monday, a large fight broke out in the third-floor courtroom of the Craighead County Courthouse, 511 S. Main, according to an incident report.Several officers, includi
Paragould home goes up in flames; cold weather arrives in Region 8
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - While you were sleeping, a Paragould home went up in flames, and cold weather moved into Region 8. For the latest news and weather, watch Good Morning Region 8 LIVE:On your Desktop|On your Mobile device
Man accused of raping 12-year-old girl
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man faces a rape charge after police say a woman walked in on him having sex with her 12-year-old daughter.On Friday, Oct. 12, officers arrested 32-year-old Billy Wayne Moore, Jr. after a judge found probable cause to arrest him and issued a bench warrant.According
Rutledge announces two medicaid fraud arrests
LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) -Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of a Benton County woman and a Randolph County woman on unrelated Medicaid Fraud charges.Angela Miller, 36, of Bentonville, is accused of stealing hydrocodone and oxycodone pills while working at a northwest
Arkansas woman wins $3 million in Mega Millions drawing
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - While no one took home thebig prize of $548 million, one Arkansas woman came pretty close in last week’s Mega Millions drawing.The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery announced Monday that a Sheridan woman matched all five white ball numbers (4, 24, 46, 61, and 70) to win $3 million.
Unloaded gun found in student’s vehicle at Pocahontas High School
POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - School officials and police are investigating after a BB gun and unloaded pistol was found inside a student’s vehicle.According to a news release from Pocahontas Public Schools, four high school students informed the principal that they overheard comments indicating that a st