Month: January 2017

Dog attack hospitalizes woman in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – A stray dog attacked a Jonesboro woman over the weekend, sending her to the hospital.

Jonesboro Police Department Animal Control were told it happened around 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the 1500-block of Mitzi Lane.

There, a woman said she was working in her yard when a black and white stray dog ran into the yard and at first, bit her left hand. Then he jumped and bit her in the face. Continue reading “Dog attack hospitalizes woman in Jonesboro”

Inaugural Komen NEA Race for the Cure announced

JONESBORO – Breast cancer survivors, volunteers, and community leaders gathered at the Municipal Center in Jonesboro Tuesday to announce details of the inaugural Komen Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure®.

The race is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Candace Cooper, 2017 Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure chair, says the goal is to raise $200,000 this year through the various Race for the Cure® events. This year’s race theme, “More Than Pink,” is a movement dedicated to shifting our focus from awareness to action in an effort to redefine our pink ribbon in a way that unites and empowers us so that, together, we can end breast cancer. Continue reading “Inaugural Komen NEA Race for the Cure announced”

Scholarship offered for Criminology study

JONESBORO, Ark. – Illegal drugs are a problem in NEA and preparing the future to deal with the issue is the goal of a new scholarship being offered.

Residents Against Illegal Drugs (R.A.I.D) is offering a $1100 scholarship for Criminology majors from Craighead County or the surrounding area.

The endowment is for anyone currently enrolled in college or a graduate school from the mentioned area that is pursuing a major or minor in Criminology.

For more information, you can click the link here and it will take you to the Arkansas Community Foundation website with the list of available scholarships and the online application.

The window to apply is February 1, 2017 to April 1, 2017.

Information from the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office