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Woman accused of beating child with electrical cord
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Police arrested a Jonesboro woman after they said she beat a child with an electrical cord. On Friday, March 1, Craighead County District Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge 26-year-old Alisha Ann Miller with second-degree domestic battering. According to court documents, detectives responded to...
Crews respond to rollover crash
POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Emergency crews responded to a rollover crash in Poinsett County. According to iDriveArkansas.com, the crash happened around 6:35 a.m. Friday, March 1, on State Highway 69, 2.6 miles west of Trumann. As of 6:55 a.m., the crash affected the westbound right shoulder of State Highway...
St. Bernards Going Out-of-Network Amid Dispute with UnitedHealthcare
JONESBORO, Ark. – St. Bernards Healthcare announced Friday there would be no further discussions with UnitedHealthcare about the 2024 plan year after the two sides failed to come to an agreement. In a statement, St. Bernards expressed concerns over difficulties in providing medical care due to UnitedHealthcare’s business practices...
Men’s Rugby Downs Arkansas State 29-20
Men’s Rugby Downs Arkansas State 29-20 Men's Rugby / 03.02.24 MARIETTA, Ga. --- Despite a slow start to the game, the Life University men's rugby team bounced back to down Arkansas State by a score of 29-20 Saturday afternoon at Lupo Family Field. It was a slow start to the game for the Running Eagles, seeing them in a 9-0 hole within the first 12 minutes. In the midway point of the first half, a try by Tristan Hübsch and a conversion by Jeron Pantor put the Eagles' on the scoreboard and from there on the Running Eagles' never looked...
Longtime UCP volunteer and advocate dies
PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) – A Paragould woman who spent decades advocating for people with disabilities has died. According to her obituary, 89-year-old Charlotte Nell Eddington died Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in 1934 in Spadra, Arkansas, Eddington was an active...
Man accused of terroristic threatening, stalking
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Police arrested a Bono man after they said he made threats to kill multiple family members. Craighead County District Judge David Boling found probable cause on Thursday, Feb. 29 to charge 39-year-old Tyler Gibson with first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree stalking. In a separate case, Gibson was charged with first-degree threatening to cause physical injury.
Arkansas college student loses left eye after being shot on her front porch
WYNNE, Ark. - A Mid-South college student shot on her own front porch. It's been a month since Nevaeh Jones was shot at her home in Wynne, Ark. Police are still searching for the suspect responsible for this senseless shooting. “He literally came up behind me and started shooting,” Jones...
State Representative Martin Causer Announced To Host A Rebate Assistance Session On Monday
Rep. Martin Causer’s assistance session aims to inform seniors about what benefits are available to them. State Representative Martin Causer is hosting a Property Tax/Rent Rebate Assistance Session in Bradford on Monday. Residents, who are planning to attend Martin Cuaser’s session are encouraged to bring their property tax or rent rebate applications, as well as any necessary documentation, to receive assistance with completing the forms.
Today the gas price is close to $3.02 in Newport as of 2024-03-02. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.338, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Jonesboro Gets Millions to Upgrade Airport
JONESBORO, Ark. – Big things are happening at the Jonesboro Municipal Airport. The city is receiving $5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday. The grant will support construction of a new terminal, after the old one and numerous...
Multiple arrests made during operation ‘Meth Around and Find Out’
NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) – Multiple agencies were able to arrest several suspects as part of a six-month investigation into illegal drug suppliers in Arkansas. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the Newport Police Department and 3rd Judicial Drug Task Force conducted the operation, “Meth Around and Find Out.”. According to...
GR8 Job: Jonesboro’s first female firefighter makes history again
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Brittany Milligan continues to make history. In 2013, she became the city of Jonesboro’s first female firefighter. Fast forward to 2024, and she is now the city’s first female fire captain. The City of Jonesboro announced her promotion in a Friday news release. Milligan...
AR woman recovering after shooting, suspect still at large
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Wynne, Arkansas woman is recovering after being shot while in her home last month. Police say the suspect is still on the loose. On January 28, neighbors say they were woken up out of their sleep when they heard loud gunshots. It happened in an area where the neighbors say crime […]
Nonprofit Summit of Northeast Arkansas back in Jonesboro for an 8th year
The Nonprofit Summit of Northeast Arkansas is heading into its 8th consecutive year of helping nonprofits all over the area. Nonprofit Summit of Northeast Arkansas back in Jonesboro for 2024. The Nonprofit Summit of Northeast Arkansas is heading into its 8th consecutive year of helping nonprofits all over the area.
School district requests millage increase for security improvements
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - If voters approve, the Jackson County School District plans to use a proposed millage increase to improve campus security. Currently, the millage in the district sits at 36 mills. If passed, the millage would go up to 40 mills, just one mill above the state average. The last millage increase came in 2017.
Louisiana vs. Arkansas State Sun Belt Tournament Women's Basketball Tickets & Start Time
The No. 7 seed Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (17-13) and the No. 10 seed Arkansas State Red Wolves (13-16) square off in the Sun Belt tournament Wednesday at Pensacola Bay Center, tipping off at 8:30 PM ET. If you're looking to catch this game in person, head to StubHub or Ticketmaster...
Shop building destroyed in fire near middle school
SOUTHSIDE, Ark. (KAIT) – An investigation is underway after Southside fire crews said a fire erupted close to the middle school. According to a news release from the Southside Volunteer Fire Department, on Wednesday, Feb. 28, firefighters were called to a vehicle fire on Kari Brook Lane. Before arriving...
Two dead following Monday evening crash
DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KAIT) - A two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 412 Monday evening claimed the lives of two people and injured another. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened two miles west of Cardwell at 5:55 p.m. on Feb. 26. The crash report states a 2016...
A-State walkthrough exhibit replicates solar system
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State University’s Voyage Model Solar System is officially up and ready for exploration, just in time for the April 8 solar eclipse. The permanent exhibit takes visitors on an interplanetary journey of our solar system. Stations are located throughout the campus and feature details about each planet, star, or asteroid.