Tornado warnings for Hoxie/Walnut Ridge and Jonesboro/Paragould

Apr 30, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings expiring at 1:45 a.m. Sunday/ April 30, for NEA. One warning is tracking from Hoxie/Walnut Ridge, headed northeast, into from Lawrence County into Greene County. An additional warning is tracking in Craighead County northeast into Greene County, from Jonesboro tracking northeast to Paragould. All of NEA is

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Free Air Show at Walnut Ridge Airport May 6th

Apr 29, 2017

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – The Wings of Honor Air Show will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Walnut Ridge Regional Airport on Saturday, May 6.  In addition to the air show, which is free of charge, the event will feature vendors, a bounce house, helicopter and airplane displays, World War II era tractors, cars and model

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PAWS of the week (4/28)

Apr 28, 2017

PARAGOULD, Ark. – The Paragould Animal Welfare Society, PAWS, has teamed up with NEA Report to provide you with weekly featured animals up for adoption. They are our PAWS of the week!

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Study: Jonesboro ranks No. 7 nationally for working parents

Apr 28, 2017

  JONESBORO, Ark. – The accolades for Jonesboro continue to roll in as more studies continue to affirm just how special our city ranks among its peers nationwide. The latest study, conducted by SmartAsset.com, found that Jonesboro ranks No. 7 nationally and tops in the state among best cities for working parents. Working parents that

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Jared Gowen Wins 2017 Wilson Award

Apr 28, 2017

JONESBORO – Jared Gowen, a senior from Garner who will graduate from Arkansas State University in May with a degree in biological sciences, received the prestigious R.E. Lee Wilson Award for 2017 at the 84th student honors awards ceremony Thursday evening at Cooper Alumni Center. Gowen was selected from a group of eight Distinguished Service

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Lewellen Park latest to receive improvements

Apr 28, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – The City of Jonesboro has completed new additions to the Rev. Lewellen Park on North Main Street. After obtaining Community Development Block Grant funding in excess of $70,000, the city purchased and installed significant playground equipment upgrades that will serve ages 10 and up, as well as a new canopy for shade

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Public demands answers over dismissed anchor

Apr 28, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – A local television station usually responsible for asking questions is being hounded for answers as to why they fired a longtime news anchor but so far, they’ve offered no explanation. For 15 years, Craig Rickert was the main anchor of Region 8 News’ flagship broadcasts at KAIT – a Raycom Media owned

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Arkansas State University Chancellor Finalists Named

Apr 27, 2017

The Arkansas State University Chancellor Search Advisory Committee and ASU System President Dr. Charles L. Welch today announced that three finalist candidates have accepted invitations to visit the campus in Jonesboro and formally interview for the position of chancellor. The three finalists are: • Dr. Kelly Damphousse, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

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Walgreens robbery suspect turned himself in

Apr 27, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – A man police say robbed a Jonesboro Walgreens location late Wednesday is behind bars after turning himself in, a report says, and he faces at least one serious felony. Andre Thomas Brown, 20, of Jonesboro, was arrested overnight on suspicion of committing the aggravated robbery. Officers were dispatched at about 8:30 p.m.

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South wing of Mall at Turtle Creek closed to the public until further notice

Apr 27, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – A statement from The Mall at Turtle Creek says the south wing of the location will be closed to the public until further notice. “Due to a water line break, THE SOUTH WING of The Mall at Turtle Creek will be closed to the public until further notice,” the statement, released to NEA

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