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Yesterday | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Leachville community packs school cafeteria to address proposed millage increase

LEACHVILLE, AR - Residents packed East Elementary's cafeteria in Leachville Thursday night to learn more about the proposed millage increase.

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Related Topix: Leachville, AR, Education Etc., Monette, AR, Family, Kids

Thursday | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Firefighters on scene of large grass fire in Craighead County

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR - Firefighters are on the scene of a large grass fire in northern Craighead County Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

NEA Fair manager stepping down

JONESBORO, AR - Citing health issues, Jerry Reece announced Monday he is resigning his post as a manager of the Northeast Arkansas Fair.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

KAIT-TV

Jonesboro man arrested for assaulting girlfriend with knife

Marcus Harris JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend with a knife Sunday afternoon, according to a police report.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

KAIT-TV

Two Jonesboro residents arrested for having meth pipes

JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man and woman were both arrested on drug charges early Saturday morning.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

KAIT-TV

Jonesboro man arrested for slapping child

Nathan L. Kelly A Jonesboro man was arrested for second degree battery and a woman was arrested for permitting child abuse, according to Jonesboro Police.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Thief caught snooping through cars on neighborhood surveillance cam

JONESBORO, AR - Numerous car break-ins in Jonesboro and Craighead County in the past week have many residents on high alert, especially since some of the stolen items are firearms.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

KAIT-TV

Jonesboro man arrested for pulling machete on another man

David L. Bowers JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man was arrested for aggravated assault after he pulled a machete on another man who was grieving over the death of his mother, according to a Jonesboro Police report.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

FOX16

Arkansas Prison Inmate Found Dead in Suicide

The body of Steven E. Hill, Jr., 24, an inmate at Varner SuperMax, was found at 2:50 a.m. on Monday by security staff delivering breakfast, according to the Arkansas Department of Correction .

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KAIT-TV

Craighead County justices discuss allocations of sales tax

JONESBORO, AR - Members of the Craighead County Quorum Court Road Committee are set to discuss the allocation of money collected from a one-cent sales tax tonight.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

KAIT-TV

Bono Lake filling up

BONO, AR - The water is rising on Bono Lake, but not as much as state and local officials would like.

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KAIT-TV

Children removed from filthy, needle-filled home; mom arrested

Carmen Philpot JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro woman faces two counts of felony child endangerment after police say they found her two young children living in a filthy, needle-filled house.

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KAIT-TV

Police: ROTC instructor arrested for sexual assault

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR - A faculty member for the Westside School District was arrested Friday afternoon for inappropriate sexual conduct with a 16-year-old-girl, according to Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd.

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KAIT-TV

Police: Rape suspect admits having sex with girl at store, movie theater

William A. Bradley Wilson JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man faces rape charges after police say he took photos of a 13-year-old girl performing a sex act with him.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

KAIT-TV

Local law enforcement gets new equipment

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR -A local law enforcement agency just received a new piece of equipment that will help keep officers and the public safe.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

Arkansas Times

Lawsuit challenges petitions for alcohol sales in Saline County

THE THREAT NEXT DOOR: Red Gate is one of the liquor dealers near the Saline County line that could be affected if a wet/dry question is approved there.

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Related Topix: Saline County, AR, Pulaski County, AR, Faulkner County, AR, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Columbia County, AR

Fri Aug 08, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Michelle Despain pleads guilty to hindering apprehension in connection to husband's murder

Michelle Despain Murder scene: August 24, 2011 Carl Kelley during past court appearance Terrance Barker Johnny Hubbard JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro woman plead guilty to three counts of hindering apprehension in connection to the murder of her husband, according to the 2nd Judicial Prosecutor's Office.

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Arkansas Times

Walmart's push into medical care

Walmart has long worked on adding health care related services to stores. Bodies in stores are bodies in stores.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Health Insurance, Health, Faulkner County, AR, Saline County, AR

Wed Aug 06, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

AHTD: How to keep everyone safe in construction zones

JONESBORO, AR - Drivers honking, speeding and yelling out their windows are the number one distraction and danger to road crews.

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KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Region 8 children show off their artwork

JONESBORO, AR - There's more than books in the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library.

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