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This is the 6:04 KASU newscast for Thursday, October 5th.  

Brandon Tabor, KASU News

    Jonesboro city officials continue to assess the response after record rainfall pounded Jonesboro Tuesday night.  Over six inches of rain fell in a few hours, leading to hundreds of calls to 911, dozens of vehicles being stranded, 56 people being evacuated out of homes and led to shelter, 18 streets flooded out, and a 13-year-old boy being saved from rushing water.  In a press conference, Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin says he has been talking with other officials about the response to Tuesday’s

Brandon Tabor, KASU News

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  The Doc Rock Half Marathon and 5-k will take place in Jonesboro Saturday.  The events are expected to go from 7:30am until about 11am.  Here is a list of intersections that will be affected by the events:

Jonesboro E911 Director gives Home Fire Safety Tips

Jan 6, 2016

As temperatures drop this winter, residents in Jonesboro prepare for freezing weather by turning on their heaters.  However, heating equipment is the leading cause of home fire deaths in the winter months. 

Jonesboro E911 Director Jeff Presley says as people work to get use to the cooler temperatures, they think of creative and dangerous ways to keep themselves warm.

"We see a lot of people trying to heat with electric heaters, kerosene heaters, or their oven which is a big no-no," Presley said.

9 Simple Tips for Home House Fire Protection

Jan 6, 2016

As temperatures drop this winter, residents in Jonesboro prepare for freezing weather by turning on their heaters.  However, heating equipment is the leading cause of home fire deaths in the winter months.  

Jeff Presley, Director of Jonesboro E911, gives these 9 simple tips for preventing heating-related house fires: