Brookland woman falls victim to PCH scam

Nov 13, 2017

At about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, Deputy Mike Lawrence with Craighead County Sheriff’s Office spoke with the 74-year-old victim. She came to the office to make the report. The woman said she had received a fraudulent phone call that resulted in her giving money to the suspect.

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Man shot dog after it killed his goats

Sep 5, 2017

BROOKLAND, Ark. – After a man shot a dog “five times” in the head for killing two of his goats, he was surprised to learn it was still alive two days later and expected to make a full recovery.

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CCSO: Woman lied about kidnapping; said she was joking

Aug 10, 2017

BROOKLAND, Ark. – After a woman told a man she was being kidnapped, he called police, but the alleged victim became the suspect when a deputy reported she admitted to making the whole thing up. At about 3:28 a.m.  Thursday, August 10, Deputy Dustin Norwood with Craighead County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Christian Life

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The Justice Network is suing

Jul 5, 2017

District judges, Jonesboro, other cities in and Craighead County itself are the defendants Network alleges judges Fowler, Boling unlawfully forgave fees they were owed JONESBORO, Ark. – A lawsuit filed by the Justice Network is claiming the amnesty program instituted by two newly elected district judges in Craighead County is a violation of civil rights

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Woman arrested on suspicion she hid wanted man

May 22, 2017

BROOKLAND, Ark. – A woman who was wanted out of Ash Flat was arrested for obstructing governmental operations after telling police a fugitive they were seeking was not in her residence. Just before 1 p.m. Friday afternoon, Craighead County Sheriff’s Office went to the 100-block of Brook Street to make contact with Mellisa R. Ince,

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Woman accused of stealing almost $30,000 from cerebral palsy victims

Feb 8, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – A suspect is accused of taking upwards of $30,000 from indigent victims associated with United Cerebral Palsy – and the complaint said she kept the cash for herself. The disturbing report begins when Jonesboro police were dispatched to United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas, 1817 Woodsprings Road in Jonesboro, shortly before 2 p.m.

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Two NEA residents killed in Miss. Co crash

Nov 11, 2016

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. – A tragic vehicle accident claimed the lives of two residents of Northeast Arkansas on Friday. The crash happened at 10:22 a.m. Friday morning, according to the Arkansas State Police crash report. It says a 2009 Mini Cooper driven by Becky M. Blevin, 41, of Brookland, was traveling eastbound on Highway 312. At

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Four run-off elections set for Craighead County

Nov 9, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – While most races were decided Tuesday night, a few in Craighead County will be decided later in the month of November, said County Clerk Kade Holliday. In Black Oak, a runoff election for Alderman Position 1 will be between Daniel Carmichael, who got 38.54 percent of the vote, and Tim Jones, who netted 35.42 percent.

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