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June 28: What you need to know

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - We’re helping you plan your day on Good Morning Region 8. It will be another unseasonal day across Region 8 with cooler temperatures and low humidity. We will see some clouds move through this morning, but other than that, it will be another nice, sunny day.
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Police: Gun safe with multiple firearms stolen from home

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Police said someone broke into a Jonesboro home over the weekend and stole several items, including a gun safe loaded with firearms. According to an initial incident report from Jonesboro police, the burglary happened between the evening of Friday, June 24, and the morning of Saturday, June 25, in the 3200-block of Parkwood Road.
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JPD investigating Tuesday morning shooting

A shooting from Tuesday morning is under investigation in Jonesboro. It happened around 8:30 AM in the 1400 block of Dana Debbie Street, the Jonesboro Police Department said in a release posted to social media. One victim was reported injured. The victim was transported by personal vehicle to an area...
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Jonesboro police add six new officers

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - You might notice some new faces on the streets of Jonesboro. On Monday, June 27, the Jonesboro Police Department said six certified officers started their employment. The officers collectively bring over 102 years of experience to the department, they said. The officers and their years of...
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Walmart donates school supplies to Pemiscot County students

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (KAIT) - With the inflation crisis causing many parents to worry about the upcoming school year, a retailer made a generous donation to a Region 8 school. Officials with the Pemiscot County R3 school announced Monday they received a donation from the Walmart located in Blytheville. “We acquired...
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House considered “total loss” following evening fire

TRUMANN, Ark. (KAIT) – Officials say a Poinsett County home is a “total loss” after a fire swept through. According to the Trumann Fire Department, crews responded to the fire around 3:10 p.m. Monday, June 27, in the 14,000-block of Sadler Lane. Around 6 p.m., the fire...
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Catalytic converter stolen from Jonesboro church

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Police need help finding the person who stole a catalytic converter from a Jonesboro church bus. The theft occurred between June 13 and 25 at Central Baptist Church, 3707 Harrisburg Road. According to the initial incident report, thieves stole a catalytic converter from the church’s...
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Osceola police chief resigns

OSCEOLA, Ark. (KAIT) - A Mississippi County town is searching for a new police chief. The City of Osceola announced Jerry Hamilton submitted his resignation after hours on Friday. Osceola Mayor Sally Wilson told Region 8 News on Monday that Hamilton resigned as police chief for a higher-paying job with...
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State of A-State: Women’s Golf

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Our State of A-State series continues with women’s golf. Chris Hudgison and I have been talking with head coaches at summer camps, I stopped by Sage Meadows to talk with Woen’s Head Golf Coach MJ Desbiens Shaw. On Launching Arkansas State Golf Camps (final...
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Community event to give people a pick-me-up

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas organization is inviting you to an afternoon of fun. The “Songs of Many Colors” event will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 at the Arkansas State University Fowler Center in Jonesboro. The event will feature food...
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Four arrested in chase involving a stolen vehicle

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A K9 officer found a man accused of leading police and deputies on a chase hiding under an abandoned trailer. According to a news release from the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office, Blytheville Police Officer Seth Rounsavall saw a vehicle that matched a stolen vehicle report out of Gosnell on Sunday, June 26.
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Woman suspected of stealing police car arrested

MANILA, Ark. (KAIT) - A Mississippi County woman suspected of stealing a police car and leading officers on a chase earlier this month is behind bars after deputies said they found her hiding under a blanket. On the night of June 9, Manila police officers attempted to arrest 34-year-old Heather...
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Emergency crews respond to house fire

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire. According to Jonesboro Dispatch, they received a call just before 4:30 a.m., June 27, about a fire in the area of Puryear and West Monroe. Jonesboro Fire crews said the home was abandoned and don’t...
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“We want our voices to be heard”: Protestors line up in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Standing up and having their voice be heard was the goal of Saturday’s protest in Jonesboro. People from all over Northeast Arkansas came out to put their foot down after Arkansas’ trigger law went into effect making abortions illegal in the state. Danita Martin...
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Arkansas State men’s golf adds NAIA All-American to incoming class

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State men’s golf head coach Mike Hagen announced Tuesday that NAIA First Team All-American Jack Maxey will join the program ahead of the 2022-23 season. “I’m excited to finalize our recruiting class with the addition of Jack Maxey,” Hagen said. “Jack brings a wealth...
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