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”