Category: Craighead County

Robbery at Walgreens under investigation by JPD

JONESBORO, Ark. – An armed robber is being sought by Jonesboro police late Wednesday.

At about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night, a man entered Walgreens, 108 East Highland Drive in Jonesboro, JPD Information Specialist Paul Holmes said. The individual reportedly indicated he had a gun and demanded money from a clerk who was working. He then fled on foot.

No arrests have been made as of 9:25 p.m. Wednesday but JPD continues the investigation.

If you know anything which could help find the suspect, you may call the Jonesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (870) 935-6710 or Crime Stoppers at (870) 935-7867 (935-STOP.)

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Local students recognized for math and science at A-State


JONESBORO — The College of Sciences and Mathematics at Arkansas State University recognized 23 outstanding graduating students for 2015-16 Thursday evening during its annual awards ceremony, according to Dr. John Pratte, dean of the college.

The Chancellor’s Scholar award was presented to Brandi Mize of Paragould.  The Chancellor’s Scholar is the graduating student with the highest overall grade point average in the respective academic college.  Jared Gowen of Garner, Christian Helms of Pocahontas, Erin Langley of Beebe, Madison Rowe of Paragould, and Jamie Wooldridge of Batesville received the 4.0 Scholar Award.

The departmental awards are presented during Convocation of Scholars to the graduate in each degree program who has most excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to the department. Continue reading “Local students recognized for math and science at A-State”

Wanted Wednesday (4/26)

JONESBORO, Ark. – Each Wednesday, NEA Report helps out our crime sponsor, Triple R Bail Bonds, to locate someone who has not met their obligations to the justice system.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Kamari Robinson, 19, has a warrant for her arrest for failing to appear in court in Craighead County, according to Triple R.

Triple R Bail Bonds is offering a $500 for information leading to her arrest.

If you know where Robinson is, call 870-257-2282. You can report information anonymously. All information will be kept confidential. Do not attempt to apprehend. Contact local police or the tip line if seen.

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Programs in Art, Music and Theatre Recognize Top Graduates

JONESBORO – Eight students in art, music and theatre at Arkansas State University were recognized during Convocation of Scholars as the most outstanding graduating students in their respective degree programs, according to Dr. Carl Cates, dean, College of Liberal Arts and Communication.

In the Department of Art and Design, the graduating senior awards were presented to Hillary Brooks of Horseshoe Bend, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in art (studio art emphasis); Riley Hancock of Russellville, BFA in graphic design; Jacklyn Risi of Jonesboro, BFA in graphic design (digital design emphasis); and Haley Voges of Worthing, S.D., BA in art (art history emphasis). Continue reading “Programs in Art, Music and Theatre Recognize Top Graduates”

Craig Rickert gone from KAIT

JONESBORO, Ark. – A long-time KAIT news anchor is finished with Region 8 News and sources indicate the split was not mutual.

Craig Rickert is nowhere to be seen on either Region 8 News broadcasts or the website. Several sources indicate he was fired by the Raycom Media-owned television station amid controversy. 

Rickert has been one of two primary faces of the K8 News/Region 8 News brand for many years, joining KAIT in 2002, according to his (now deleted) KAIT profile. However, sometime in the past several days, references to the anchor were removed from Rickert’s profile was also deactivated, with the original link now leading to a deactivated page. However, archived versions of the page were available from Web.Archive.Org (the Wayback Machine). Continue reading “Craig Rickert gone from KAIT”