Jonesboro ordinance: No fireworks inside city limits

Jun 30, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – The City of Jonesboro wishes everyone a Happy Independence weekend and Fourth of July, but wants to offer a reminder of the dangers inherent of the deadliest holiday of the year. The National Safety Council anticipates that more than 41,000 Americans will be injured and about 400 will die in car crashes, swimming

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CRDC begins accepting applications for energy assistance

Jun 30, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – Beginning July 10, The Crowley’s Ridge Development Council will be accepting applications for the Arkansas Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The 2017 Summer LIHEAP program applications for REGULAR and CRISIS assistance will be accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at all CRDC locations, and from 9 a.m.

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Attorney for Westside comments on former teacher who romanced teen

Jun 30, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – An attorney for the Westside Consolidated School District has responded to the news story regarding David Yates, 44, of Jonesboro. Yates, who was an 8th grade math teacher at Westside, was also pastor of Valley View Missionary Baptist Church. Despite being in both of these authoritative roles over children, the 44-year-old romanticized

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Disgraced teacher who romanced child preached last Sunday in Jonesboro

Jun 29, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – After publishing our first story Thursday afternoon about David Yates, 44, of Jonesboro, NEA Report was besieged with new information. Perhaps the most shocking detail was that Yates, an 8th grade math teacher at Westside schools who had a six month predatory relationship with a 14-year-old, was a preacher. At the time of

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PHOTOS: Structure fire in Bay

Jun 29, 2017

BAY, Ark. – A major structure fire happened on Thursday evening in Bay. The fire happened at a mobile home on Highway 158 in the Lundsford area. A source at the scene told NEA Report everyone got out safe. Photos from FireTEXT

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A-State Announces 2017 Spring Chancellor’s, Dean’s Lists

Jun 29, 2017

JONESBORO – Students on the Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists for spring 2017 at Arkansas State University have been announced. Combined, the group numbers 2,174 students. The two lists recognize undergraduate students who achieved the highest grade point averages while enrolled in 12 or more credit hours of study.

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Westside teacher/pastor engaged in relationship with teen

Jun 29, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – A former school teacher and pastor pleaded guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a child, while he was her teacher, on Wednesday. The report released by Jonesboro Police Department begins on May 9, when Detective Brandon King of the Internet Crimes Against Children lab met with the father of a 14-year-old

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Defense attorney: "He didn’t shoot her."

Jun 29, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – The defense attorney for Austin Dalton Ivy, 16, said he didn’t kill Alicia Carr. Ivy was arrested for capital murder in the March death of Alicia “Bird” Carr, 21, but the charge was lowered to first degree murder because of his age. Ivy was in court Thursday morning, appearing solemn and quiet as

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Formal charges filed in Main Street shooting spree

Jun 29, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – The duo police say are responsible for the May 14 Downtown Jonesboro shooting at The Basement on Main Street have been formally charged. Scott Ellington, District Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, announces the filing of formal charges against a duo arrested in the May 14 mass shooting spree at The

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Walnut Ridge alderman resigns

Jun 29, 2017

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – A city council member in Walnut Ridge has resigned, an email from Mayor Charles Snapp said Thursday. Snapp said in an email Thursday morning to media and other council members that Alderman Allen Smith, Ward 1, Position 2, had resigned his post with the City of Walnut Ridge. Snapp included the

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