Walcott, AR

Suspect passes away after attempted suicide in Trumann jail

A person who was booked into the Trumann Police Department’s jail and attempted suicide has died, the department confirmed to NEA Report. Trumann PD Captain Gary Henry released the following statement:. “On August 1, 2022, an incident occurred in our jail that is under investigation. We can confirm that...
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One dead, two hurt in Highway 49 crash

BROOKLAND, Ark. (KAIT) – One person has died, and two others were hurt in a crash on Highway 49 Wednesday afternoon in Brookland. Arkansas State Police said Kevin B. Faughn, 57, of Paragould, was going south on Highway 49 when his Ford Fiesta traveled across three lanes of traffic, hitting another vehicle head-on going north.
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Paragould realtor dies in Tuesday crash

GREENE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A prominent realtor in Greene County died in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 49 Tuesday morning. According to the Arkansas State Police’s preliminary crash report, the crash happened at 9:55 a.m., Aug. 9, south of Greene Road 721. The report stated that 26-year-old Jace...
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Jonesboro man killed in single-vehicle crash

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A 26-year-old Jonesboro man died Monday night when his pickup truck crashed into a tree. Arkansas State Police reported the crash happened at 10:22 p.m. Aug. 8 near the intersection of Neely and Kellers Chapel Roads. According to the preliminary fatal crash report, Grant Chandler Shelton...

Monday night crash claims life of Jonesboro man

A traffic accident late Monday in Jonesboro claimed the life of a young man, Arkansas State Police reported. It happened at 10:22 PM on Neely Road at Kellers Chapel, the report says. A 2016 Ford F-150 was traveling south and failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection. The vehicle left the road and struck a tree.

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...

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:

Family Dollar/Dollar Tree coming to Lake City

Lake City will soon be getting a new shopping option. Family Dollar/Dollar Tree will begin construction on a combo-store soon, Mayor Cameron Tate announced on social media Wednesday. They’re hoping for a January, 2023 completion date. It will be located at Hickory and Highway 18, Tate told NEA Report.
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Police investigating after house shot

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - Police detained two people after shots were fired in Lawrence County. Tuesday afternoon on Aug. 9 multiple agencies responded to shots being fired in the 1100 block of southeast Front Street. Walnut Ridge Police Chief Jordan Cooksey said no injuries occurred but a house was...
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Arkansas State men’s golf reveals 2022 fall schedule

Arkansas State men’s golf head coach Mike Hagen revealed a strong fall slate of four events, including the annual Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate at RidgePointe Country Club Oct. 10-11. The Red Wolves get the 2022-23 season underway Sept. 11-12 at the Gopher Invitational in Independence, Minn., at Windsong Farm Golf...
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Aug. 10: What you need to know

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - We’re helping you plan your day on Good Morning Region 8. Storms continue to be in the forecast through Thursday morning as a lingering cold front meanders down to the south. By Thursday afternoon, drier air overspreads Region 8 and the rain chances drop considerably.
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Positive or negative: What you need to know about COVID-19 testing

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Some people have been getting conflicting COVID-19 test results, so we reached out to a Jonesboro doctor to make sure people have the information for accurate test results. There is very little difference between the antigen at-home tests you can get at your local pharmacy and...

Lawrence County man dead following standoff

A Portia man is dead after he reportedly began firing a gun randomly outside his home Monday afternoon and was later confronted by law enforcement officers attempting to have the gunman surrender, according to a release from the Arkansas State Police. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies and Arkansas State Troopers responded...
University of Arkansas

U of A's Fulbright College Introduces 2022 Sturgis Fellows

Five new freshmen, all Arkansans, have joined the distinguished list of Sturgis Fellows in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences this fall. “One of my favorite moments each fall has been when we get to welcome our newest Sturgis Fellows to campus,” said Todd Shields, dean of Fulbright College. “These are some of the most astounding and impressive scholars, and it is an honor for us to be able to help further their education. We’re excited for them to join the Fulbright College family and to see what each will accomplish next.”