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3 hospitalized following fiery crash on Highway 49

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A fiery three-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon shut down Highway 49. The crash happened around 12 p.m. July 6 between the Farville Curve and NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. A medical helicopter was called to the scene and one person was flown to a Memphis hospital with serious...
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Community on edge after late night shooting

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A community is uneasy after a shooting Tuesday night at the Pines Apartments in Jonesboro. “I saw the lights flashing and that was when I knew there was something wrong,” said Mark Singh. As what was a normal night for Mark Singh quickly took a...
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Police investigating shooting at Jonesboro apartment complex

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) -A shooting at a Jonesboro apartment complex sent one man to the hospital and two others running from the scene. The shooting happened around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, in the 300-block of North Caraway at The Pines, located behind the Kum & Go on Johnson. According...
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Jonesboro based business saves lives during Fourth of July parade shooting

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A day after a mass shooting in Highland Park Illinois a business started here in Jonesboro had employees help save the lives of many. 7 were killed and dozens were wounded in a shooting at a parade in the quiet suburb, during the hysteria many rushed to safety in Gearhead, a store founded in Jonesboro. After their owner watched the security footage, he could not believe the bravery of his employees.
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Teenager follows her passion despite diagnosis

TRUMANN, Ark. (KAIT) - Despite a diagnosis, a Northeast Arkansas teen follows her passion by bringing her talents to the stage. Makenzie Mitchell was born with horizontal nystagmus. This disease affects how her eyes move and how they focus. The doctors said that she has the eyesight of a 9-month-old...
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Jonesboro Salvation Army opens cooling station

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - With temperatures throughout Region 8 expected to reach the triple digits in the coming days, one charity is opening its doors to help people keep their cool. The Salvation Army of Jonesboro, 800 Cate Ave., announced Wednesday it would be open through Friday, July 8, from...

Friends For Life, Part III: Small-town guys fare well away from home

BERNIE – Best friends since their first days as kindergarten students at Bernie Elementary School, one would believe that the fact that Tyler Trover and Marcus Massey ended up as roommates at Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, Ark. had to have been part of some master plan. “No,”...

Jonesboro: Top Rated 5 Amazing Places To Visit In Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro is a city in northeastern Arkansas. It is one of the two county seats of Craighead County and has a population of 78,576 at the 2020 census. Jonesboro is the fifth largest city in Arkansas. If you are considering moving to Jonesboro, Arkansas, make sure to read this article first. Then, use the resources below to find the right house. Jonesboro, Arkansas is a beautiful town to live in.
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Bridge replacement to shut down Highway 141

GREENE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Motorists who travel Highway 141 in Greene County will need to find an alternate route in the coming weeks. The Arkansas Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that a one-mile section south of Walcott will close for bridge replacement. Contractors will begin the work on Monday,...
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15-year-old girl got Elvis to play Bono concert

BONO, Ark. (KAIT) -The small town girl that brought a big-time star to Bono. Elvis Presley played to sold-out crowds in Las Vegas, stadiums all around the country, and even a satellite concert broadcast all over the world. But there was that one time when Elvis played a concert at...
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Educational event brings kids back to prehistoric times

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Parker Park Community Center went prehistoric Wednesday morning while hosting an event for the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library. Each week the library hosts an educational event at both Parker Park and Allen Park in Jonesboro. This week, they joined the “Dinosaur Crew” to educate children...

This is the City in Arkansas With the Most COVID-19 Cases

The U.S. has reported more than 86.4 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as of July 5. More than 1,007,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 — the highest death toll of any country. Nationwide, there were an average of 33.4 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 Americans in the week ending July 5. Cumulatively, the U.S. has […]

Second annual Big Grass Bluegrass Festival slated in Paragould

The second annual Big Grass Bluegrass Festival will be held July 21-23, in downtown Paragould. The event is presented by the Collins Theatre Foundation with support from KASU, as well as the Paragould Advertising and Promotion Commission, MOR Media, Hedge’s Roto-Rooter, and First National Bank. The center of activities...

Delgado’s Brayden Caskey commits to Arkansas State

Delgado’s Brayden Caskey announced Wednesday that he has committed to Arkansas State. The 5-foot-8, 165-pound infielder hit .221 with a homer and 21 RBI this past season for the Dolphins. The Dutchtown product also managed a .401 on base percentage and a stellar .983 fielding percentage in 51 starts.
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July 7: What you need to know

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - We’re helping you plan your day on Good Morning Region 8. We’ll go for day number 3 of 100-degree heat today. The forecast hasn’t changed. We’ve got daily highs near 100 and heat index values over 105° through Friday. There is...
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Crews clean up following Freedom Fest

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - On Monday night, thousands gathered at the Southside Softball Complex for Freedom Fest. Now that the party is over, clean-up has begun. More than 2,000 fireworks were shot, making for a great show but leaving behind a big mess. Jacob Noles, assistant supervisor at the complex,...