Reward offered in murder case

Dec 30, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – The Estate of Clifford Toney has made a $5,000 contribution to Crime Stoppers of Jonesboro as a reward to be paid for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Brian Kyle Gipson, 29, who was found shot to death on Curtview St. in Jonesboro

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Cellular bandits sought for swiping several cell phones

Dec 30, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – Two suspects are being sought for using the five-finger discount on as many cell phones at a Jonesboro store. Now, they may end up with a different kind of cell. Jonesboro Police Department took the report Thursday at Walmart on Highland Drive, where a loss prevention employee advised five cell phones were

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Officer injured arresting parolee with meth

Dec 30, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – A Jonesboro officer of the law ended up in the emergency room after a suspect refused to surrender, the police report detailed. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, JPD Officer Christopher Jefferson responded to JETS bus station at 2630 Lacy Drive to speak with a woman about her husband, Johnny Leon Turner, 50, of

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Sex offender arrested for failure to register

Dec 30, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – A level 2 sex offender was arrested for failing to register a change in address to police, according to the police report. Jonesboro Police Department was contacted by a witness saying Christopher Ritchey, 32, of Jonesboro, a non-reportable level 2 sex offender, had been staying in the backyard at a home at

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Special Finance Committee meeting called for Jan. 3

Dec 29, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – Media has been notified of a special meeting in Jonesboro. The Finance Committee has called a special meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 4:45 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Municipal Center, 300 S. Church Street. The meeting is being held to consider the following items: Minutes for

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Woman cashes $500 check, gets $5,000 instead

Dec 29, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – While a woman may have felt like a real winner following a bank employee’s mistake, she could end up charged with a felony if she doesn’t give the money back. On Dec. 23 at Centennial Bank, 211 East Washington Avenue in Jonesboro, a woman, Tessie Manning, 62, of Jonesboro, was cashing a

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Jan. 7: Harps job fair in Pocahontas

Dec 29, 2016

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – A job fair for the new Harps grocery store in Pocahontas is coming up on Saturday, January 7. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 7 Location: Randolph County Development Center (at Black River Technical College), 1410 Highway 304 East, Pocahontas. Apply online before the job fair at HarpsCareers.com; interviews will be conducted

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Double homicide in Jonesboro 

Dec 28, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – Two people are dead in Jonesboro and foul play is involved. After 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jonesboro Police Department responded en masse to the 200-block of Miller Street where two people were reportedly killed. Police were called to the scene by a relative of one of the victims. JPD’s Information Specialist Paul Holmes

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Sobriety checkpoints in Jonesboro this weekend

Dec 28, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – The Jonesboro Police Department will be conducting sobriety checkpoints Friday night/Saturday morning (12/30-12/31) in Jonesboro in an effort to deter and detect impaired driving. Officers will be using the BAT Mobile while conducting the checkpoints. The Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) Mobile is a completely self-contained vehicle used for conducting sobriety checkpoints throughout

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Burglars kick door in, rob and beat man at gunpoint

Dec 28, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – A man was the target of a vicious attack by several burglars, an incident report with Jonesboro Police Department said Wednesday. At about 10 p.m. Tuesday night, JPD was dispatched to an apartment complex at 101 Holmes Road in Jonesboro, where they found the door of a residence kicked in. The burglary

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