Grocery store robbery Saturday in Jonesboro

Jonesboro police spent Saturday evening investigating a commercial robbery. A little before 6:20 p.m., a male suspect entered Bill’s Fresh Market, located on Hilltop, JPD said in a release. The suspect proceeded to rob the business and left with an undisclosed amount of money. If you have information regarding this...
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Paragould, ARKait 8

Man sentenced to 25 years in rape case

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - A Greene County man was given a 25-year prison sentence after a jury convicted him of five counts of rape involving a child, prosecutors said Saturday. According to a media release from 2nd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Keith Chrestman, Santiago Vasquez Jr., 41, of Paragould was...
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One dead after boating crash in Ripley Co.

RIPLEY CO., Mo. (KAIT) - A Southeast Missouri man died Friday in a boating accident on Holland Lane near Doniphan, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Teddy B. McCombs, 61, of Neelyville was on a 1967 Quach boat around 12:45 p.m. Friday when the boat started taking on water.
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Where's the cheapest gas in Jonesboro?

(JONESBORO, AR) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Jonesboro area offering savings of $0.22 per gallon. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at Walmart Neighborhood Market at 3317 Harrisburg Rd. Regular there was listed at $2.67 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $2.89 at QT at 613 W Nettleton Ave, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.
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$5 million bond set for woman for murder in infant’s death

A Jonesboro man created a Lego portrait for his neighbors for their anniversary. The old building will be torn down and replaced with a new 49-bed urgent care and emergency facility. U of A pursues Pine Tree land sale, despite laws in place, lawmakers’ opposition. Updated: 17 hours ago. |
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Murderer dies after falling ill in jail

JONESBORO — The Craighead County man who pleaded guilty to capital murder on June 2 died early Wednesday after becoming ill at the county detention center just a day before he was scheduled to be transported to state prison, Craighead County Chief Deputy Justin Rolland said Friday. Marco Clark, 37,...
Craighead County, ARJonesboro Sun

Lions and baboons and bears, oh my!

JONESBORO – Some folks can remember being near Craighead Forest Park and hearing lions roaring in the distance. Craighead County Judge Marvin Day said he can recall the year was 1983 when he first heard the chilling sound. “Me and my dad were out in the area cutting trees,” Day...
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Man convicted of capital murder dies

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A man convicted of capital murder earlier this month has died just a day before being scheduled to go to prison to serve his sentence. Marco Clark, 37, of Jonesboro died early Wednesday at a local hospital after having stomach and medical issues, according to Craighead County Chief Deputy Justin Rolland.
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Late-night fire destroys Walnut Ridge home

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - A late-night house fire had Walnut Ridge fire crews busy around midnight. That fire happened at a home in the 100 block of West Hill Street. Walnut Ridge Fire Chief Chris Jones says that nobody was home and there were no injures. The home is...
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Man shot, two arrested

JONESBORO — A Jonesboro woman and a Memphis man were arrested Tuesday night in connection with a shooting that left one person injured. The shooting occurred at about 10:26 p.m. in the 1000 block of Vine Street, according to Jonesboro police. Larry Thomas, 23, of Memphis, and Tori Yvonne Cook,...
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Jonesboro gym holds hero workout for fallen police officer

The Craighead County NAACP partnered with Woodsprings Pharmacy, to help spread the word and provide vaccines to those in Jonesboro. A Jonesboro man created a Lego portrait for his neighbors for their anniversary. Much-needed hospital expected to be completed within two years. Updated: 23 hours ago. |. The old building...
Jonesboro, ARParagould Daily Press

Family seeks help for 'Noah the Great'

On the one hand, 22Q is a rare genetic condition, but on the other, according to Brooklyn Caruthers of Jonesboro, it’s the second most common such condition after Downs Syndrome. Her six-year-old son Noah suffers from 22Q. “We found out this is what Noah has in April,” she said Thursday....
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Northeast Arkansas woman accused of murder in infant's death

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — A northeast Arkansas woman was arrested Wednesday in connection to the death of her infant daughter, KATV content partner KAIT Region 8 News reported. Aliyah Tytaunia Patton, 23, of Jonesboro, was charged with suspicion of first-degree homicide/murder. On Sept. 27, 2020, the infant was admitted...
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Region 8 News at 6 6/12/21

The Craighead County NAACP partnered with Woodsprings Pharmacy, to help spread the word and provide vaccines to those in Jonesboro. Saturday was the fourth anniversary of Newport Police Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford’s death after he was shot and killed in the line of duty. Jonesboro couple receives late anniversary gift. Updated:...
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Woodsprings Pharmacy, Craighead NAACP hold vaccine clinic

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The Craighead County NAACP partnered with Woodsprings Pharmacy, to help spread the word and provide vaccines to those in Jonesboro. The clinic was held inside the Parker Park Community Center from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Pharmacist Dylan Dulaney said partnering with the NAACP was a...
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Search uncovers drugs, weapon in Paragould

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - A person was arrested Thursday after Paragould police found 6.3 ounces of marijuana and a loaded 40-caliber handgun, authorities said. Paragould police said on social media that their Street Crimes/Drug Task Force investigators and Jonesboro police served a search warrant in the 1400 block of Highway 135 North.