Month: March 2017

Jonesboro restaurant cited for insect issue in kitchen

JONESBORO, Ark. – The fish in the water fountain are allowed but the bugs found in the kitchen have to go.

A Jonesboro restaurant faced scrutiny on Friday, March 31, as health inspection reports were released to the media and showed an unusually unsightly admonishment. Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet, 1699 Red Wolf Boulevard in Jonesboro, was cited for an insect issue in the kitchen. The bug issue was found on March 28. Continue reading “Jonesboro restaurant cited for insect issue in kitchen”

Collision on Hasbrook Road

JONESBORO, Ark. – A head-on collision was reported Friday afternoon in Jonesboro.

It happened on a hill section of Hasbrook Road, Craighead Road 333, near the intersection of Craighead 340.

A photo sent to NEA Report by Theresa Turner Johnson shows traffic stopped and emergency responders tending to the scene. One of the vehicles appears to be a white pickup.


Report: Child caught having sex with dog

JONESBORO, Ark. – A police report suggests the unthinkable – a child having sex with a dog.

This story may be disturbing to readers. 

The report comes from Jonesboro Police Department, taken on March 29. The 10-year-old juvenile, a suspect in another criminal case, reportedly was seen with the animal by a witness who spoke to police. As a man was taking the trash outside, he said he saw the juvenile near some bushes with the family dog. The man said he has seen the juvenile taking the dog out many times before. Continue reading “Report: Child caught having sex with dog”

HomeGoods opening in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – Another new business will be opening soon in Jonesboro

HomeGoods, the nation’s largest retailer of off-price home fashions, has signed a leased to open a new 23,250 square foot store in the Caraway Plaza center, where they will join other national retail chains TJ Maxx, Natural Grocers, Old Navy, Rack Room, Merle Norman and Hallmark; solidifying Caraway Plaza as the largest collection of national retailers in the region outside The Mall at Turtle Creek, said Halsey Thrasher Harpole in a press release.  Continue reading “HomeGoods opening in Jonesboro”

Alumni Director Beth Smith Announces Retirement

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s executive director of alumni relations, Beth Smith announced her retirement this week.

“My time at Arkansas State has meant so much to me; more than a job – a family,” Smith said.  “I am so proud of all that has been accomplished at ASU and the growth of our alumni relations program.”

Smith will complete 25 years of service and is taking advantage of the option for early retirement. Continue reading “Alumni Director Beth Smith Announces Retirement”