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Multiple crews battle Lawrence Co. fire

Multiple fire departments responded to a fire in on County Road 534 in Cloverbend early Wednesday morning. According to Lawrence County Dispatch, fire crews from Alicia, Hoxie, and Cloverbend were called to a building fire just after midnight. No injuries were reported and nobody was in the building

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-20 08:17:56

County Judge swears in two new justices on Quorum Court

The Randolph County Quorum Court welcomed two new Justices appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson earlier that afternoon in its meeting Sept. 14. Elby Lambert, who will complete the term of Bill Harper in District 3 and Jim Milam, who was appointed to complete the term of Steve Fernimen District 6 were sw

STARHERALDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:37:11

Junior Redskins roll past Westside

JONESBORO- The Junior Redskins continue to show their strength and talent this year and easily had their way with the Westside Junior Warriors Thursday night, September 14, by nearly shutting them 34-6. The Junior `Skins, this year as well as last, have a rock-solid, "we're-coming-at-you," defense w

STARHERALDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:23:16

Construction progresses on Black River Bridge

The new Black River Bridge in Pocahontas is progressing in construction as the project has been ongoing for a while. Brad Smithee, the district engineer with the Arkansas Department of Transportation, said this project is now at a point where they can start installing piers to the bridge. That requi

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-20 03:32:23

ETX couple accused of telling their 'possessed' 7-year-old to hit the road

Injured Arkansas inmate dies in hospitalInjured Arkansas inmate dies in hospital Posted: Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:04:05 GMT Arkansas prison officials say an inmate has died after being hospitalized with a head injury in an incident being investigated by state police. Ar

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-20 20:32:33

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

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

Sharp County Courthouse celebrates 50 year dedication

A large group gathered at the Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat Sept. 15 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the buildings dedication. The ceremony began with a welcome from Sharp County Judge Gene Moore, who had part in organizing the anniversary celebration. After his initial welcome, he then r

THE NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Willow shows growth in learned survival skills

The now four month old beaver named Willow, who was displaced during the flooding in May, has been growing by leaps and bounds, according to local rehabber Rebecca Gage. Willow was taken to Gage in late May of this year, after he was discovered in a parking lot near the Spring River. The then four-

THE NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Sharp County Detective discusses drug take back at rotary

Sharp County Det. Aaron Presser spoke to the Quad Cities Rotary Club about the countys drug take back program during their regular meeting Aug. 11. Ive been in law enforcement for 17 years and unfortunately during that time, Ive seen the effects of prescription pills in our community and the amount

THE NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Apple Butter Gang at Hardy UMC prepares for another successful season

For more than 20 years now, if you happen to drive past the Hardy United Methodist Church in Hardy around this time of year, you may notice what has become a familiar and welcoming scent. Known as the Apple Butter Gang, members of the congregation, gather to create hundreds of jars of apple butter.

THE NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

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

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: 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

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

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

"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

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

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

AG launches program at JHS to tackle opioid abuse

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge went to Jonesboro High School Wednesday to launch a new program. The program is called Prescription for Life. Jonesboro High is the second location in the state that Rutledge has visited. She is implementing the program in schools across the state to fight

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-20 23:20:15