Month: February 2017

Report: 13-year-old hits mom in head with basketball

JONESBORO, Ark. – A dispute between a mother and her son ended with the son arrested for assault, an incident report detailed.

It was reported just after 8 p.m. Monday night on Gilbert Street in Jonesboro. Jonesboro police arrived and spoke with the mother who said the boy, 13, was mad because he believed his mother was “telling his business to everyone.” His mother approached him to whip him and the report says he picked up a basketball, threw it at her head “very hard,” and it struck her on the right side of the head.

She said she became very dizzy and “fell out.”  Continue reading “Report: 13-year-old hits mom in head with basketball”

Boozman’s support of EPA roll back at odds with information

WASHINGTON – While U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined President Donald Trump in the White House for the signing of an executive order to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, his reasoning behind why the decision was positive seems to be at odds with the EPA’s information.

“This is welcome relief for homeowners, small businesses and family farms throughout the country whose ability to use their property was threatened by this EPA overreach. Arkansans don’t need bureaucrats in Washington telling them how to use their land. I applaud President Trump for taking this step to protect the private property rights of citizens, especially farmers and ranchers in Arkansas and across the country,” Boozman said.

However, according to the Waters of the United States summary information from the EPA’s website, directives for standards came from state, local and tribal levels in all areas of the United States. The document is included below. Continue reading “Boozman’s support of EPA roll back at odds with information”

ATV reported stolen from man’s truck

JONESBORO, Ark. – After arriving home late, a man decided to unload his all-terrain vehicle after a short wait. That is when the ATV was stolen.

Jonesboro Police Department was dispatched to the 1100-block of Oriole Drive on Monday, Feb. 27, to investigate the theft of an ATV. Officer Stephen Eaton made contact with the victim, who said he had arrived home very late, around 5:15 a.m., planned to unload his ATV later on. Continue reading “ATV reported stolen from man’s truck”

“The Foreigner” Opens at Downtown Playhouse

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – “The Foreigner” has opened at the Downtown Playhouse in Pocahontas. The two-act comedy, written by Larry Shue, runs through April 1.  It is the first production of the 2017 season for the theater.

Set at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the comedy centers around Charlie, a shy young man who is passed off by his companion as a foreigner who speaks no English.  Other guests begin to speak openly around Charlie, assuming he doesn’t understand, along the way revealing a crazy assortment of stories and conspiracies.

The production is sponsored by Overman Buildings and Patrick Carroll, D.D.S., and it is directed by Kelly Grooms of Pocahontas.  The cast includes David Early of Jonesboro, Grooms, Derek Phelps of Pocahontas, Kenneth Benton of Corning, Marsha Walker of Pocahontas and Shirley Lamb of Pocahontas. Continue reading ““The Foreigner” Opens at Downtown Playhouse”

Suspected drug dealer busted in Izard County

CALICO ROCK, Ark. – Authorities in Izard County are staying busy in February with more drug arrests reported to the media on Monday, Feb. 27.

On February 19, Deputy Dennis Tiernan with the Izard County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop at the Conoco station in Calico Rock. Frankie Lee Cox, 22 was arrested for no driver’s license.

Tiernan inventoried the vehicle and found contraband in vehicle, according to a news release. Continue reading “Suspected drug dealer busted in Izard County”