Good luck doesn't last for meth suspect

JONESBORO — During probable cause hearings on Monday in Craighead County District Court, Judge Tommy Fowler addressed an inmate at the Craighead County Detention Center via video. “Didn’t I tell you last week that you were lucky and should go out an buy a lottery ticket?” Fowler said to Dennis...
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Jonesboro, ARJonesboro Sun

Traffic stop yields lots of charges

JONESBORO — District Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause Monday to charge Darrell Simpson, 53, of 823 Craighead Road 478, with a litany of charges. Simpson was arrested Friday by Jonesboro police after a traffic stop on McClure Street. The resulting charges are possession of meth or cocaine with purpose to deliver greater than 10 grams but less than 200 grams, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing, failure to submit to arrest, possession of an open container of alcohol, driving on a suspended license, no proof of insurance and a seat belt violation.
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Jonesboro, ARKait 8

‘It’s not going to be forever,’ thoughts on new mask guidance

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The Center for Disease Control changed its guidance on indoor mask-wearing in certain areas of the United States, recommending all people should wear a mask indoors regardless of their vaccination status. This comes after the delta variant causes a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.
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Jonesboro, ARKait 8

Man on probation arrested after leaving crash scene

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro police arrested a man after a hit-and-run crash left one person dealing with severe injuries that required multiple surgeries. In a probable cause affidavit, police went to the intersection of Union and Huntington on July 15 regarding a crash. A truck ran the red light...
Craighead County, ARJonesboro Sun

Dive team called in to recover bodies, objects

JONESBORO — Lt. Phillip Wheaton, head of the Craighead County sheriff’s dive team, said he hopes to retire as the leader of the team he started 20 years ago. “I wasn’t a certified diver when we started,” said Wheaton, who stressed that he’s not a recreational diver – at all.
Jonesboro, ARKait 8

Rezoning request for North Church street pulled

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Metropolitan area planning commission members pulled the rezoning request on North Church street from Tuesday’s metropolitan area planning commission meeting. The number of items on the agenda quickly went from two to one. Nearly a dozen residents showed up to voice their concerns about the rezoning...
Paragould, ARParagould Daily Press

PLWC gives new solar farm completion date

Weather delays and damage to parts have pushed back the completion date for the solar panel farm. “They are about 45 percent [complete],” said David Moss, Engineering Division chief to last week’s meeting of the Paragould Light, Water and Cable (PLWC) board of commissioners. “They’re about a month behind.”. Moss...

Philip Tew Receives $70,000 Grant from Arkansas Biosciences Institute

JONESBORO — Dr. Philip Tew, associate professor of finance and director of the Scarlet to Black financial literacy program at Arkansas State University, has received a $70,000 grant from the Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI) for a program titled “Improving the Health and Economic Outcomes for Arkansas Children.”. The award, good...
Walnut Ridge, ARJonesboro Sun

Hibbs signs with WBU golf team

Walker Reo Hibbs, a recent graduate of Walnut Ridge High School, recently signed his letter of intent to play golf at Williams Baptist University. Hibbs, who has played for the Bobcats for three years, officially signed with the Eagles on June 12 at the Southerland-Mabee Center. Having been named MVP...

Over 87-percent of COVID patients at NEA Baptist are unvaccinated

Along with most of the state, NEA has seen an increase in COVID positive patients over the past few weeks, health care providers report. On Monday, NEA Baptist announced they would begin releasing weekly updates on COVID cases in their health system. June 16-25: 1,030 tests performed with a 6%...
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Corning events calendar

1. Beyond Breath - An Introduction to SKY Breath Meditation - Rombauer; 2. Rector Labor Day 5K Run/Walk; 3. Pocahontas Stroll the Square; 4. Hemingway in Piggott Reading Retreat; 5. Moses by Sight and Sound Theatres @ The James Junction;
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Jonesboro Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Jonesboro: Wednesday, July 28: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Thursday, July 29: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Friday, July 30: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, July 31: Sunny then slight chance
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Daily Weather Forecast For Corning

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Corning: Wednesday, July 28: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Thursday, July 29: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Friday, July 30: Mostly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, July 31: Mostly sunny then