Early morning crash kills Doniphan man

Jul 31, 2016

MAYNARD, Ark. – A traffic accident took the life of a Missouri man early Sunday just east of the Maynard city limits in rural Randolph County. Clifford L. Summers, 63, of Doniphan, Mo., was killed when the 2015 GMC he was driving west on AR 328 ran off of the roadway while negotiating a curve,

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Burning box could mean jail for delinquent(s)

Jul 31, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. — A woman’s Sunday started in a scary way when she opened the door to find someone had put her apartment at risk of catching on fire. Jonesboro police responded to the arson report at about 8 a.m. Sunday at the 200-block of Cedar Street. The victim told police she had heard a noise outside

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Report: Missing drugs leads to armed robbery

Jul 31, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. — When his friends couldn’t find their cocaine, suspicions set in and they accused the man of taking it – with intentions of him making it right. The man told police on Saturday two suspects, 23 and 27-year-old white males, had been staying with him at his residence at the 600-block of Gladiolus Drive. He said they had

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Former Jonesboro COO files for Bono office

Jul 29, 2016

BONO, Ark. – The recently resigned chief operating officer for the City of Jonesboro wants to go to work for the City of Bono. L.M. Duncan has filed for Bono city alderman, ward three, position one, according to information from Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday. Duncan resigned his position as COO for the City of

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Woman sought for falsifying report

Jul 29, 2016

Press Release – Paul Holmes, JPD Jonesboro police officers are seeking a Jonesboro woman on a felony charge of filing a false police report. Detective Jason Simpkins on Thursday obtained a bench warrant for Whitney Mead, 25, of Jonesboro, in connection with a call to 911 Dispatch Wednesday that indicated a female had been sexually

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Carhop, 17, robbed at gunpoint

Jul 29, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. — A carhop at Sonic on Johnson had what was probably the scare of a lifetime when an armed robber rushed her to steal money Thursday night. Jonesboro police responded to the reported aggravated robbery at 11:07 p.m. Thursday at Sonic Drive-In on Johnson Avenue and spoke with the 17-year-old carhop. She told

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Suspect gives "extension cord" a whole new meaning

Jul 29, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. — They call it an “extension cord,” but it wasn’t meant to be extended from a neighbor’s house to your own. However, that’s just what happened in a report made to police Thursday in Jonesboro. Police were dispatched to the 2500-block of Brooke McQueen Plaza when a suspect stretched an electrical cord from the their home all

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While moving because of thefts, man becomes victim

Jul 29, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – You can’t say he didn’t have a good reason to want to move. Around 10 p.m., a resident of The Links Apartments was moving from the 1700 block of Links Circle “due to several recent thefts,” according to the report. While his parents helped him to move, one noticed two suspects outside,

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Burglars target jailed woman's home

Jul 29, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – Burglars found an easy target in the form of a victim who was in jail and the culprits could face felony charges. Sometime between July 22 and July 28, a home at the 700-block of Freeman Street became a target for burglars who took a big screen television, a breakfast table and

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EMT and Paramedic Programs Approved by State Board

Jul 29, 2016

Press Release – ASU JONESBORO – In a healthcare emergency, when minutes count, fast response from well-qualified medical personnel can save lives. Arkansas State University, a long-time leader in health professions education, today secured state approval to offer two new high-demand programs for emergency response personnel. The emergency medical technician (EMT) program is a 12-credit

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