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Monday night crash claims life of Jonesboro man

A traffic accident late Monday in Jonesboro claimed the life of a young man, Arkansas State Police reported. It happened at 10:22 PM on Neely Road at Kellers Chapel, the report says. A 2016 Ford F-150 was traveling south and failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection. The vehicle left the road and struck a tree.
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Jonesboro man killed in single-vehicle crash

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A 26-year-old Jonesboro man died Monday night when his pickup truck crashed into a tree. Arkansas State Police reported the crash happened at 10:22 p.m. Aug. 8 near the intersection of Neely and Kellers Chapel Roads. According to the preliminary fatal crash report, Grant Chandler Shelton...
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Positive or negative: What you need to know about COVID-19 testing

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Some people have been getting conflicting COVID-19 test results, so we reached out to a Jonesboro doctor to make sure people have the information for accurate test results. There is very little difference between the antigen at-home tests you can get at your local pharmacy and...
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Aug. 10: What you need to know

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - We’re helping you plan your day on Good Morning Region 8. Storms continue to be in the forecast through Thursday morning as a lingering cold front meanders down to the south. By Thursday afternoon, drier air overspreads Region 8 and the rain chances drop considerably.
University of Arkansas

U of A's Fulbright College Introduces 2022 Sturgis Fellows

Five new freshmen, all Arkansans, have joined the distinguished list of Sturgis Fellows in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences this fall. “One of my favorite moments each fall has been when we get to welcome our newest Sturgis Fellows to campus,” said Todd Shields, dean of Fulbright College. “These are some of the most astounding and impressive scholars, and it is an honor for us to be able to help further their education. We’re excited for them to join the Fulbright College family and to see what each will accomplish next.”
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Upgrading drainage systems to prevent another historic flood

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - A Greene County town is taking steps to reduce flooding risks. On June 7 heavy rain left cars stranded and homes flooded in Paragould. Over 5 inches of rain fell in just a few short hours. This was considered a 500-year flood. That means there is...

45 arrested in Paragould joint operation

Paragould, Ark. – On August 5th, 2022, in Paragould, multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a joint operation and arrested 45 people. The Paragould Police Department, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, the Arkansas State Police, and the agents with the Second Judicial District Drug Task Force saturated the city with the following results:

Red Wolves hold on for win

Fouled on a 3-point attempt with 2 seconds remaining, Julian Lual hit one of three free throws to lift the Arkansas State Red Wolves to an 87-86 Abasca, a Dominican Republic team. The victory lifts the Red Wolves to a 1-1 mark on their three-game exhibition swing into the Dominican...

DTF, police arrest 45 in Paragould sweep

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - A months-long, multi-jurisdictional investigation resulted Friday in dozens of arrests. Chad Henson, commander of the Second Judicial Drug Task Force, said officers “saturated” the city of Paragould on Aug. 5, arresting 45 people on various charges. Agents made 18 felony drug arrests and 27...

Former Arkansas state Rep. and Alzheimer's advocate Butch Wilkins dies at 75

Family for former Arkansas lawmaker and Alzheimer's advocate Boyce "Butch" Wilkins, 75, say he passed away on Saturday. The Jonesboro Sun reports that Wilkins' stepdaughter Christi Tidwell Bales posted on Facebook that he passed away that morning. Wilkins, of Bono, worked over 3 decades as a law enforcement officer for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission before being elected to the state House in 2008.

Red Wolves picked 2d in SBC West

The Sun Belt Conference announced its 2022 preseason accolades Monday with Arkansas State soccer picked to finish second in the league’s west division, while sophomore forward Aliyah Williamson was named to the Preseason All-Conference Team. Coming off a second consecutive Sun Belt Conference regular season title, A-State garnered two...
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First urgent care center opens in Mississippi County

MANILA, Ark. (KAIT) - A ribbon cutting was held Monday, Aug. 8 in Mississippi County for a first-of-its-kind medical center. The Wagner Medical Clinic has long served the area of Manila, but now, they’re partnering with St. Bernards to open the first and only Urgent Care center in Mississippi County.

Local Memphis, Mizzou softball players host junior camp in Kennett

Southland graduates Jenna Gibson and Jordan Zolman gathered girls from around the area at Ultimate Fitness in Kennett on Saturday for a junior softball clinic. Both are future teachers, and with experience playing softball at the collegiate level they offered a wealth of knowledge about what it takes to be successful on the diamond.