Izard Co. sheriff investigating sexual assault of 15-year-old

MELBOURNE, Ark. – An alleged sexual assault of a juvenile teen was reported on Thursday in Izard County.

The Izard County Sheriff’s Department received a call at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, in reference to two young girls running down the Day Road wearing tee shirts and no pants, according to Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley in a Facebook post to the sheriff’s page. Continue reading “Izard Co. sheriff investigating sexual assault of 15-year-old”

Severe weather possible Memorial Day weekend

JONESBORO, Ark. – NEA will be facing potential storms this weekend, the National Weather Service in Little Rock said Thursday.

Severe thunderstorms will become possible Saturday afternoon and early evening across northern Arkansas, the NWS said. While uncertainty exists on whether storms can form and become mature, any storm that does form will have the potential to produce very large hail and damaging winds. These storms may also be capable of producing a tornado or two, although the most severe expectations seem to be focused on straight line winds. Continue reading “Severe weather possible Memorial Day weekend”

Man flees authorities; suspected of hitting woman, report says

JONESBORO, Ark. – After authorities tried to stop a man and he fled, they made several startling discoveries which may explain his decision.

At 2:27 a.m. Thursday morning at the intersection of Parker and Harrisburg roads in Jonesboro, Craighead County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant David Bailey began a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Equinox. The vehicle had license plates matching a blue Chrysler Sebring, Bailey reported, but as he approached the vehicle, he heard the gears shift and it sped away at a high rate of speed. Bailey jumped back into his patrol unit and radioed to dispatch.  Continue reading “Man flees authorities; suspected of hitting woman, report says”