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Man accused of opening fire on another man during argument

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - Police arrested a Paragould man after they said he fired several shots at another man. Greene County District Judge Daniel Stidham found probable cause Tuesday to arrest 30-year-old Jamal Bender on suspicion of aggravated assault. According to court documents, on Sept. 27, officers responded to a...
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Sept. 28: What you need to know

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - We’re helping you plan your day on Good Morning Region 8. The coolest air of the season so far arrives today. This will drop highs into the 70s and overnight temperatures into the 40s. Some today may barely escape the 60s. Chilly mornings last into...
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Tornado siren false alarm leads to protocol changes

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - When tornado sirens echoed through the streets of Jonesboro Saturday night, many attending festivals and other community events felt panic and confusion. Years ago, the sirens were to be sounded once a Tornado Warning was issued for the whole county. This protocol has since been tossed...
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Early morning crash slows traffic in Paragould

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - A crash in Paragould slowed down the morning commute in Paragould. At least two vehicles were involved in a crash before 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. on W Kingshighway, just in front of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. No word on any injuries. Traffic is back and...
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Ten A-State Students are Selected to Serve on 2022 Homecoming Court

JONESBORO – Students elected to Arkansas State University’s 2022 Homecoming Court were introduced Monday evening during the lip sync competition in the Reng Student Union. Online voting for queen and king will be Thursday. Winners will be announced during the Homecoming Court presentation ceremony Saturday at A-State’s game with University of Louisiana-Monroe in Centennial Bank Stadium.
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Helping fallen, injured officers and their families

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Jonesboro organization is on a mission to help fallen and injured officers when they need it most. Arkansas Code 3 Response Foundation is an organization filled with volunteers, first responders, and police chiefs dedicated to providing immediate support to the family of an Arkansas officer who is killed or injured in the line of duty.
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Bond revoked for Sharp County man facing felony charges for spiking wife’s drink

A Sharp County man is facing felony charges for putting methamphetamine in his wife’s drink without her knowledge. According to the probable cause affidavit, 34-year-old Caleb L. Hale of Williford, and his wife were in the Sharp County Courthouse on matter concerning their children in early September. During the hearing they were ordered to take a drug test and the couple advised the court they would test positive for marijuana. Hale stated he might test positive for methamphetamine. When the test’s came back, Hale’s wife tested positive for methamphetamine, and was very adamant she had not used the substance.
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City works to keep water in ditches, out of streets

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Craighead County city is finding ways to keep water in the ditches and out of streets and homes during rainy seasons. Sidewalks are a very important addition to a community, that’s why the city of Jonesboro is working on covering ditches with sidewalks to help with water flow and provide a safe route for those who walk.
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Health department prepares for flu season with clinic

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Cars lined up throughout the day on Tuesday as several in the community stopped by the Craighead County Health Department to get their flu shot. Administrator Amy Howell says the vaccine they are administering is quadrivalent which will protect you from multiple strains of the flu.
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR
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Firearms reported stolen in Jonesboro

A number of firearms were reported stolen over the weekend in Jonesboro, with one alleged victim reporting six were stolen from his home in the past month. The report was taken Sunday morning at the 1900-block of Mitzi Lane in Jonesboro. There, a 73-year-old resident told police that between August 25 and September 25 (Sunday), six guns were stolen. They include a Beretta, a Taurus, a Ruger 22 mag, Llama auto, Walther P22, and a Springfield 9mm XP59.
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Sharp County to host health fair for residents

SHARP COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - If you are curious about your health and need professional advice, there’s an event in Sharp County with your name on it. A health fair is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center in Highland.
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Jim 'Moose' Brown comes home to perform in Jonesboro

Musician, songwriter, and record producer Jim "Moose" Brown is expected to perform at the NEA District Fair in Jonesboro on Friday, September 30. His performance is being billed as his "Homecoming" concert, considering him performing in his hometown of Jonesboro. The Grammy award-winner spoke to Marty Scarborough via Zoom about...
JONESBORO, AR
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Family Crisis Center 'Purple Ribbon Challenge' fundraiser

KAIT Digital Desk - Weekend Happenings with Chase Gage 9/23/22. Each Friday at 11:30 a.m. Region 8 Anchor Chris Gage previews weekend happenings around our viewing area. Ask the Expert: Progressive Eye Center using new technology to help children with learning difficulties. Updated: Sep. 23, 2022 at 11:20 AM CDT.
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Commission discusses future plans for Jonesboro sports complex

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The future of a possible sports complex in Jonesboro is looking a little clearer after the city’s Advertising and Promotion Commission met to discuss what the next steps are. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the commission said it is conducting a feasibility study to find out...
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Spay and neuter group asking for community’s help

ASH FLAT, Ark. (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas non-profit is asking for the community’s help when it comes to making sure pets are spayed and neutered. Stop the Cycle of Fulton and Sharp County accepts applications for those that cannot afford to get their pet neutered or spayed. Board...
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