Your Morning - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Your Morning

Temperatures will jump up slightly over the next few days to the mid-60s by Sunday, but don't expect to get there without a little precipitation.  Chris Castleman will have the full forecast on Good morning Region 8.

Former Jonesboro Alderman Alec Farmer will be in a New York City courtroom to answer a weapon charge today.  Farmer was arrested at LaGuardia International Airport back in January because police say he brought a loaded firearm into the terminal.  Farmer, who is considering a mayoral run in Jonesboro, says the arrest is a big mistake.  He said he was helping his daughter move and chose to bring a weapon to protect his daughter since she was moving to an unfamiliar area.

Campus police at Arkansas State University make an arrest in connection to this weekend's shooting of a football player.  Police say 20-year-old Brice Demand Parker is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm on school grounds after turning himself in.  Parker, who isn't a student at ASU, is free on a 25-thousand dollar bond.

To our south, a 10-year-old Little Rock boy faces felony gun charges after allegedly bringing a weapon to school.  Police say the boy took the gun and threatened an 11-year-old girl with it.  He was charged with possession of a firearm and terroristic threatening.  No one was injured at the incident.

Coming up on Good Morning Region 8...

Paragould Police are cracking down on traffic offenders.  They say violations are as bad as they have been in recent times and now, they're putting their foot down.

Plus, the housing market is cooling down and foreclosure rates are heating up but what does that mean for Region 8?  We'll tell you.

And a Pennsylvania man had a heated political discussion with someone, so he grabbed a knife and stabbed the person he was arguing with.  Jeanne Moos has a report you won't want to miss!

These stories and more begin Your Morning at 5 a.m. on Good Morning Region 8.

And for the latest news of the day, log-on to kait8.com where we are always on!

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Learning from the pros: Jonesboro football camp enlists help from former NFL player

    Learning from the pros: Jonesboro football camp enlists help from former NFL player

    Friday, July 28 2017 9:22 AM EDT2017-07-28 13:22:56 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-07-28 14:04:04 GMT
    (Source: AAMEN Facebook page)(Source: AAMEN Facebook page)

    If you’re looking for a weekend activity for your child, there’s a youth football camp happening in Jonesboro that may be a good fit for your kid.

    If you’re looking for a weekend activity for your child, there’s a youth football camp happening in Jonesboro that may be a good fit for your kid.

  • Woman airlifted following MO crash

    Woman airlifted following MO crash

    Friday, July 28 2017 7:14 AM EDT2017-07-28 11:14:57 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 7:21 AM EDT2017-07-28 11:21:05 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Missouri woman is in an Arkansas hospital after a crash in Pemiscot County.

    A Missouri woman is in an Arkansas hospital after a crash in Pemiscot County.

  • Helmets and Heels event educates women on football program

    Helmets and Heels event educates women on football program

    Thursday, July 27 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-07-28 03:38:36 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-07-28 03:43:26 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Lady fans of the Red Wolves in Region 8 got a chance to learn more about the football program Thursday at the 6th Annual Helmets and Heels event.

    Lady fans of the Red Wolves in Region 8 got a chance to learn more about the football program Thursday at the 6th Annual Helmets and Heels event.

Powered by Frankly