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Jonesboro street closed near fire-gutted edifice

posted: 08/04/2015 4:04 a.m. Discuss

City officials will determine if a building that burned late Thursday evening will have to be torn down before reopening a busy street through the heart of Jonesboro's downtown.

Jonesboro plans traffic circle

posted: 08/03/2015 4:40 a.m. Comments 2

At least twice a day, traffic backs up at the four-way intersection of Aggie and Airport roads in northeast Jonesboro when parents either drop their children off or pick them up at nearby schools.

Jonesboro fire ruins downtown building

posted: 08/01/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

Fire destroyed a downtown Jonesboro building that housed a spa and four apartments, and heavy smoke forced the closure of the Craighead County Courthouse and nearby businesses Friday.

Police say officer shoots, kills man holding a knife

posted: 07/30/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Authorities sent the body of a Manila man fatally shot by a police officer to the state Crime Laboratory on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the death.

Marion County sheriff dies at 67

posted: 07/25/2015 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers, who served as the county's law enforcement leader since 2009 and with the Arkansas State Police for 36 years before that, died Thursday evening.

Judge Fergus, 66, dies of heart attack

posted: 07/22/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

A 2nd Judicial District circuit judge known by friends for his care toward youthful offenders died early Monday in his Jonesboro home.

Blytheville chamber urges fight for student transfers

posted: 07/21/2015 4:46 a.m. Discuss

Business organizations -- including the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce -- urged parents during a meeting Monday to challenge the Blytheville School District's decision not to participate in a state law that allows students to transfer to schools outside their districts.

Fair still on, says nonprofit

posted: 07/20/2015 4:52 a.m. Discuss

Despite filing for bankruptcy after owing more than $9 million, Craighead County Fair Association members assured the public that the Northeast Arkansas District Fair will go on as scheduled this September.

Volunteers' hot, sweaty toil starts cleanup of old school

posted: 07/19/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

As a student, Jerry Rucker broke scores of windows at the W.F. Branch School in Newport.

Yes voters OK levy to reopen hospital

posted: 07/15/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Voters in Crittenden County favored a sales tax to reopen its closed hospital, and Phillips County residents turned down a tax that would have funded construction of a new jail during special elections Tuesday.

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