Paragould, AR


DTF, police arrest 45 in Paragould sweep

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - A months-long, multi-jurisdictional investigation resulted Friday in dozens of arrests. Chad Henson, commander of the Second Judicial Drug Task Force, said officers “saturated” the city of Paragould on Aug. 5, arresting 45 people on various charges. Agents made 18 felony drug arrests and 27...
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45 arrested in Paragould joint operation

Paragould, Ark. – On August 5th, 2022, in Paragould, multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a joint operation and arrested 45 people. The Paragould Police Department, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, the Arkansas State Police, and the agents with the Second Judicial District Drug Task Force saturated the city with the following results:
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First urgent care center opens in Mississippi County

MANILA, Ark. (KAIT) - A ribbon cutting was held Monday, Aug. 8 in Mississippi County for a first-of-its-kind medical center. The Wagner Medical Clinic has long served the area of Manila, but now, they’re partnering with St. Bernards to open the first and only Urgent Care center in Mississippi County.

Red Wolves hold on for win

Fouled on a 3-point attempt with 2 seconds remaining, Julian Lual hit one of three free throws to lift the Arkansas State Red Wolves to an 87-86 Abasca, a Dominican Republic team. The victory lifts the Red Wolves to a 1-1 mark on their three-game exhibition swing into the Dominican...

Red Wolves picked 2d in SBC West

The Sun Belt Conference announced its 2022 preseason accolades Monday with Arkansas State soccer picked to finish second in the league’s west division, while sophomore forward Aliyah Williamson was named to the Preseason All-Conference Team. Coming off a second consecutive Sun Belt Conference regular season title, A-State garnered two...

Rucker right where he's wanted to be

South Carolina added two wide receivers out of the NCAA Transfer Portal following the conclusion of the 2021 season. Antwane Wells out of James Madison and Corey Rucker out of Arkansas State are two guys who recorded productive seasons at their respective schools and will look to do the same as a Gamecock.
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Scott Kidd named Arkansas State women’s tennis coach

Scott Kidd, a nine-time national champion and seven-time Coach of the Year, has been named the sixth head women’s tennis coach in Arkansas State history, Vice Chancellor of Intercollegiate Athletics Jeff Purinton announced Monday. Holding nearly 15 years of head coaching experience, Kidd comes to Arkansas State after head...
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2022 FFN Preseason Tour: Trumann

TRUMANN, Ark. (KAIT) - Our next stop on the FFN Preseason Tour is Trumann. The Wildcats won 8 games last season including a home playoff game. They also beat eventual conference champ Rivercrest. Randy Phillips’ crew look to be in the thick of things once again in the 4A-3 title race.

Red Wolves fall in Dominican opener

The first game of the Arkansas State Red Wolves’ tour of the Dominican Republic started well but the Senior National Team prevailed 96-78 Sunday afternoon in the Caribbean. The Red Wolves led 19-12 after the first quarter but trailed 39-31 by halftime. It was 70-62 going into the final quarter.
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Teachers raise their voices at the state capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT/KARK) -Teachers across the state are demanding change. Teachers all around the state of Arkansas have been rallying to get salary increases. On July 26 we saw teachers gather in Jonesboro to make their voices heard. Governor Asa Hutchinson is set to host a special session Monday,...

University Community Mourns Passing of Alta Burns, Emeritus Faculty

JONESBORO – The university community extends sympathy to the family, friends and former colleagues of Alta Burns of Jonesboro, who died Thursday. Burns retired from Arkansas State University and was named emeritus assistant professor of physical education in 1996. Burns served on the A-State faculty two times, 1961-64 and...

20-year-old man charged with grooming of minors

A Jonesboro man is accused of inappropriately communicating with two minors in a release posted by JPD to Facebook Friday. On August 4th, JPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Division received a tip in regards to an inappropriate relationship with a minor online. An investigation was immediately launched, police said, and detectives say they found that Daytona Kane, 20 of Jonesboro, had been communicating with two minors online over the last year, one 15 year old female and one 13 year old female.