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Bump in the road: City hopes to stop speeders with new additions

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The city of Jonesboro is hoping to make the traffic flow downtown a bit smoother. There will be two speed tables installed: One on Union Street next to the county courthouse, and another on Matthews Avenue in front of St. Bernards. It’s an addition that’s bringing...
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Aug. 18: What you need to know

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - We’re helping you plan your day on Good Morning Region 8. Comfortable mornings are the highlight of the next few days. Humidity hasn’t completely gone away but it has dropped. Lows fall to the low to mid-60s each night until the weekend. Afternoons will...
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Murder suspect in jail on $1 million bond

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – A man arrested for murder while trying to run from Jonesboro police was returned to the city from Chicago. On Tuesday, Aug. 16, 27-year-old Keyonte Wilbourn was booked into the Craighead County Detention Center on a $1 million bond. According to a news release on...
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Jonesboro Councilmember vacates seat

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Bobby Long is no longer representing Ward 6 on the Jonesboro City Council. According to the mayor’s office Long did not resign -- but notified the mayor he was leaving town at the end of July. The city said the mayor agreed to pay Long...
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SCAM ALERT: Fake email targets students over possible COVID-19 exposure

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - As college approaches for many at Arkansas State University, the warning to be aware is more important than ever. In the past, students have received emails about job offers and internship availabilities with the intent of stealing information. This year, scammers are looking at a looming...
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Missing Marked Tree man found safe

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A missing 77-year-old Marked Tree man has been found safe. According to Lt. Brad Felkins with the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office, Ralph E. Tacker was found the evening of Thursday, Aug. 18 in Earle. Arkansas State Police issued a Silver Alert earlier in the morning...
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Social media sensation reflects on dating show success

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Matthew Wurnig, also known as the “TikTok Bachelor”, hosts 50 Dates in 50 States. His YouTube channel has over 10,000 subscribers, while his TikTok has over 450,000 followers, with some of his videos having over 10 million views. Wurnig’s views have even surpassed those...
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Police warn of rental scam

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Finding affordable rent can be hard with recent inflation rates. Police say some are taking advantage of this. The Jonesboro Police Department warns a new scam is making the rounds on Facebook Marketplace. A “landlord” will take photos from popular realtor websites and post them to...
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Downtown house fire under investigation

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Tuesday night house fire is being investigated as a possible arson. According to the initial incident report, Officer Sam White said he was northbound on North Main around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, when a 37-year-old woman flagged him down. The woman told White her...
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New way to ride around Jonesboro coming soon

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Public transportation in Jonesboro is going to have a new style, as the city will be introducing five hybrid trolleys into their JET transportation fleet. The low-emission trolleys were made possible by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Mayor Harold Copenhaver said this...
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Bringing hope to the homeless

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas organization hopes to assist the homeless with food, showers, and mental health counseling. The Hope House is wanting to partner with organizations like the Salvation Army to join the team effort to fight homelessness in Jonesboro. “So this is a day shelter for...
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Anti-theft device thwarts ATV thieves

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - An anti-theft device helped Mississippi County deputies catch two thieves in an unintended way. According to a news release, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, Sgt. Glen Teeter got word from the Gosnell Police Department about an orange Chevrolet Avalanche truck pulling a 20-foot trailer, with an anti-theft device attached to the tongue of the trailer.
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Thieves target Craighead County farmers

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - On Tuesday, Aug. 16, two Craighead County farmers reported thieves stole thousands of dollars’ worth of electrical wiring and diesel. Don Miller reported someone stole 400 feet of three-phase electric cables and 15 fuses from his farm’s grain bins on Craighead County Road 855 in Caraway.
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Golfers swing for the green to benefit law enforcement, first responders

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) – With Thursday being the perfect day to get out and enjoy the outdoors, naturally, it was the perfect day for golf. However, an event at the Paragould Country Club on Aug. 18 wasn’t just an ordinary time for golf. It was the 5th Annual Arkansas State Police Foundation Golf Tournament.
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Resource officer changes at school district

MANILA, Ark. (KAIT) - A change in officers is in the works in Manila. The Mississippi County Fire, Police, and Safety Committee voted to approve a resource officer for Manila Public Schools at a Thursday afternoon meeting. According to the district’s superintendent, Jason Evers, the district is changing from using...
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Arkansas State women’s soccer falls to UAPB in season opener

The Arkansas State soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to in-state foe Arkansas-Pine Bluff Thursday at the A-State Soccer Park. The Red Wolves (0-1) totaled 27 shots and limited the Lady Lions (1-0) to just three attempts. Of those 27 shots, A-State registered nine on target. Tiana Johnson netted UAPB’s goal in the 62nd minute with a header assisted by lyanah Hicks.
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