Jonesboro restaurant cited for insect issue in kitchen

Mar 31, 2017

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

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Collision on Hasbrook Road

Mar 31, 2017

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

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Report: Child caught having sex with dog

Mar 31, 2017

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

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HomeGoods opening in Jonesboro

Mar 31, 2017

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

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Alumni Director Beth Smith Announces Retirement

Mar 31, 2017

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

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39th Annual Convocation of Scholars Begins Monday

Mar 31, 2017

JONESBORO – Outstanding students and faculty members will be recognized during the 39th annual Convocation of Scholars events in April at Arkansas State University. The month of Convocation of Scholars events will culminate with the presentation of the R. E. Lee Wilson Citizenship Award and the Distinguished Service Awards at a campus ceremony on Thursday,

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Fire department receives new ladder truck

Mar 31, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – The City of Jonesboro Fire Department received a new aerial ladder truck this week and is outfitting it with cutting-edge safety and rescue equipment for use in emergencies throughout the municipality. Purchased at a cost of $918,490, the 2017 custom ladder truck has a 107-foot aerial ladder. It can pump 1,500 gallons

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County Clerk Phone Call Scam Ongoing in Craighead County

Mar 30, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – A scam alert is being issued by the county clerk’s office. The Craighead County Clerk’s office has become aware of a telephone scam occurring within Craighead County where individuals are being asked to provide large sums of cash in person at the Craighead County Clerk’s Office or payment over the phone via

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Murder suspect and victim were friends

Mar 30, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – A photo taken one week prior to the shooting death of a young woman shows both her and her alleged killer posing for a selfie. The photo shows accused teenage murder suspect Austin Dalton “Da Shoota” Ivy, 16, along with Alicia “Bird” Carr, 21, just days before Ivy allegedly shot and killed Carr in an

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Flat screens and cash stolen in burglary

Mar 30, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – An apartment was broken into by criminals Wednesday in Jonesboro. It happened between 7:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at the Maple Leaf Apartments on the 3500-block of Race Street in Jonesboro. A female victim left for work to earn her money while at the same time, dishonest thieves pilfered

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