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Strongest Quake Strikes Near New Madrid Seismic Zone in Arkansas

By now most of you know about the New Madrid Seismic Zone in Northeast Arkansas on the Arkansas-Missouri border that seems to be ramping up on a daily basis. Two days ago on Sept. 27, at approximately 3:30 in the morning near the state line of Missouri between the towns of Maynard and Corning in Arkansas, the strongest quake was felt by residents in the surrounding area known as the Ozark Plateau. The magnitude of the earthquake was 2.8 on the Richter scale and the epicenter had it measured at a depth of 6.7 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey.
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Police offering reward in murder case

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro police hope a cash reward will help them find the person who fatally shot a man earlier this month. In a Thursday news release, the Jonesboro Police Department announced it is offering a $1,000 reward for any information in the shooting of 19-year-old Derrick Kentrail Leonard of Blytheville.
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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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Man accused of touching victim’s ‘no-no place’

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Deputies arrested a Jonesboro man after a young victim told investigators he touched her “no-no place.”. Craighead County District Judge David Boling found probable cause to arrest 66-year-old Gabriel Garfias on one count of second-degree sexual assault. On Saturday, Sept. 10, sheriff’s deputies responded to...
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Sept. 29: What you need to know

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - We’re helping you plan your day on Good Morning Region 8. I hope you have enjoyed this nice weather because it is going to stick with us. Chilly mornings in the 40s last into the weekend before daily highs and lows start to rise. We...
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Crews responding to house fire

BROOKLAND, Ark. (KAIT) - Firefighters are responding to a house fire in Brookland. According to a Craighead County E911 dispatcher, the home is located on Eason Street. The call came in around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Firefighters on the scene told our reporter, Griffin DeMarrais, that no one was...
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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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OEM offices urging caution as dry conditions continue

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Multiple counties in Northeast Arkansas are under a burn ban, but those that aren’t should still use caution. Multiple counties’ Office of Emergency Management is advising caution when burning. Just because a burn ban hasn’t been issued for your county doesn’t mean conditions...
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Community embraces long-time volunteer in Gr8 Acts of Kindness

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Her pies are legendary! The depths of her caring spirit are even bigger than that. Linda Sue Walker has helped hundreds of people in her community at some of the most trying times of their lives. They nominated her for the Gr8 Acts of Kindness. What...
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Chamber of Commerce changing location of annual trunk or treat

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - The same event in a different location. The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual trunk or treat. The chamber says it is working to bring people together. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rachel King said that last year,...
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City implementing new trash truck, can service

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (KAIT) - The City of Pocahontas is implementing a new trash truck and can service. The new trash truck uses an arm to grab the can, pulls it to the truck, then dumps the contents inside. Along with the new truck, citizens must use new cans to ensure...
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Questions swirl as library regulars worry about petition

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - There is uncertainty around the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library after an announcement that a petition will be on the November ballot that could cut the mills for county property tax from 2 mills to 1 mill. This would cut the funding the library gets from...
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FEATHERY SITUATION: Police, Animal Control capture peacocks on the loose

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Officers had quite a time containing a couple of colorful friends on Wednesday morning. According to a media release from the Jonesboro Police Department, girls at Skin Fix Med Spa Jonesboro flagged down Jonesboro Police Officers Kaja and Crawford to tell them peacocks were on the loose in the parking lot.
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Arkansas women’s basketball team slated for 13 TV games

The Southeastern Conference has released the women’s basketball television schedule for the 2022-23 season, as announced by the league Wednesday. Arkansas has been selected to play 13 nationally televised games, which is the most in a regular season since 2020-21 when the Razorbacks were slated for 14. The Razorbacks’...
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Burn ban issued amid dry conditions

CLAY COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) -Temperatures have been coming down as we enter the new season, but with dry conditions across the region, it’s no surprise one county has issued a burn ban. In a media release, the Piggott Fire department announced that there is a “Clay County all Call”...
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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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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.
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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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