Sheriff's fees origin difficult to track

Jun 30, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – The origin of the sheriff’s fees collected in Craighead County Circuit Court remains difficult to track, but dates back to at least the 1960s. The search for when, or how, the fees began is one several have undertaken along the route to June 29’s ruling in Craighead County Circuit Court against the county.

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Head-on collision in Greene County

Jun 30, 2016

PARAGOULD, Ark. – A head-on traffic accident between two vehicles happened in Greene County Thursday. It took place at Arkansas 358, a 13 mile stretch starting at Highway 141 and running east past the Old Bethel Methodist Church. Two vehicles collided head-on, Chief Deputy Rick Mellow told NEA Report. One injury was reported in the

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Vandals shoot out school bus windows

Jun 30, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – Mischievous motives were at play in the past 24 hours, when vandals shot the windows out of four school buses at Nettleton. It was reported to have happened between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday. Suspects used a BB gun to shoot the windows out of four separate school buses, Jonesboro

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Another pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

Jun 30, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – Just hours after a Papa John’s delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint, another faced a similar situation in Jonesboro. Early Thursday morning at about 12:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment complex at the 300-block of Melrose Avenue. A Domino’s pizza driver, visibly shaken up the officer said, had been robbed at

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Pizza delivery driver robbed in Jonesboro

Jun 30, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – While one man tried to make an honest living delivering pizzas Wednesday night, another pulled a gun and robbed him. Jonesboro Police Officer Nathan Ivy was working a traffic stop at State Street and Johnson Avenue when a Papa John’s deliver driver pulled up and told him he had been robbed while

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Man with felony warrants arrested for stabbing

Jun 30, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – An argument between two family members led to an apparent stabbing and the arrest of a man already wanted by police Thursday. At around midnight Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, officers responded to the Willow Creek Apartments to a call about a fight with weapons. There, officers were told Andriek Newson,

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AC thieves strike in Jonesboro

Jun 30, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – The temperature is hot and many air conditioners are running at their maximum capacity, but when a girl went to move into a rental house Saturday in Jonesboro, cold air wasn’t an option. The air conditioning unit outside had been stolen. 

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ERA Doty buys Fred Dacus Associates

Jun 30, 2016

Press Release from ERA Real Estate ERA Doty Real Estate, a leading Jonesboro-based real estate brokerage, today announced that it has acquired Fred Dacus Associates, dramatically expanding its market presence in the fast-growing, Northeast Arkansas real estate market. Under the leadership of Fred and Brenda Dacus, the firm’s 43 independent sales associates were responsible for

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Silver Alert activated for Paragould woman

Jun 29, 2016

PARAGOULD, Ark. – Updated – A silver alert has been canceled for a missing Paragould woman just shortly after it was issued after she made it home safe. Mary Ruth Lambert, 67, of Paragould, was reported missing from Paragould but made it home a short time later, according to Paragould Police Department.

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County loses major lawsuit over fees

Jun 29, 2016

by Stan Morris JONESBORO, Ark. – Craighead County is about to have to pay back hundreds of thousands in fees unlawfully assessed in its courts after an injunction Wednesday afternoon. In the case of Christopher Miles and all other similarly situated persons versus Craighead County, attorney Mark Rees successfully argued Wednesday Craighead County Circuit Court was

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