Jonesboro, ARKait 8

$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: 7 hours ago. |
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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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Jonesboro, ARKait 8

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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Craighead County, ARJonesboro Sun

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,...
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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...
Paragould, ARKait 8

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.
Jonesboro, ARKait 8

Thieves target county highway department

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Add the Craighead County Highway Department to the growing list of catalytic converter theft victims. A county worker reported Thursday morning that someone cut the chain-link fence surrounding the department’s parking lot at 2800 Moore Rd. in Jonesboro. Once inside, according to the preliminary police report,...
Jonesboro, ARKait 8

Jonesboro couple receives late anniversary gift

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Lego shortage caused an anniversary gift to be delivered six months later to a Jonesboro couple, who celebrated 50 years in December 2020. Becky Wing says she was having a Lego portrait of her and her husband commissioned by their neighbor, Jonesboro High School Art Teacher David Leggett.

Police seek public’s help identifying bank robber

Wednesday Bank Robbery in Jonesboro Caught on Video. Authorities in Jonesboro are still looking for a bank robbery suspect following a theft Wednesday afternoon in Jonesboro. It happened at about 3 PM Wednesday at Centennial Bank on Southwest Drive. An unknown suspect entered the bank. He appears to wander around for a moment before approaching a a cashier. The suspect hands the bank employee a note. At that point, the footage was edited by police, but the teller hands him money and the man quickly leaves the bank.
Jonesboro, ARKait 8

KION Pediatric celebrates second anniversary

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - KION Pediatric held a party Friday for kids in Jonesboro and everything was free. They celebrated their second anniversary with a KIONPALOOZA. They celebrated with water slides, face painting, music. food. free haircuts, and a silent auction. The clinic wanted to show the community their passion...
Jonesboro, ARKait 8

Lane closures expected with highway improvements

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Motorists who travel one Northeast Arkansas highway should expect a few delays as construction work begins. Beginning Monday, June 14, the Arkansas Department of Transportation will reduce traffic to one lane to make improvements to Highway 18 from Jonesboro to Lake City. Crews will begin working...
Jonesboro, ARJonesboro Sun

Jonesboro woman arrested in death of infant daughter

JONESBORO — Aliyah Patton, 23, of Jonesboro, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of her infant daughter on Sept. 27, 2020, according to Jonesboro police. Officers responded after an unresponsive infant was admitted to the Emergency Room of St. Bernards Medical Center. Detectives were called...
Jonesboro, ARKait 8

Much-needed hospital expected to be completed within two years

A Jonesboro man created a Lego portrait for his neighbors for their anniversary. U of A pursues Pine Tree land sale, despite laws in place, lawmakers’ opposition. Lobo Farms is the private entity the university has been trying to sell the land to since last summer. Region 8 News at...
Jonesboro, ARArkansas Online

Mother is charged in baby's '20 death

A 23-year-old Jonesboro woman has been arrested after the death of her infant daughter last year, according to the Jonesboro Police Department. Aliyah Tytaunia Patton was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder, the report stated. On Sept. 27, officers with the Jonesboro department responded after an infant was admitted...
Jonesboro, ARJonesboro Sun

Woman posts $150,000 bond on drug charges

JONESBORO — Sharnesha Robinson, 27, of Jonesboro, was given a $150,000 bond on Friday by District Judge David Boling. Robinson is charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of meth with purpose to deliver, possession of heroin with purpose to deliver, trafficking a controlled substance and theft by receiving of firearms.
Jonesboro, ARKait 8

Council meetings set to return to pre-COVID rules in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The city council meetings in Jonesboro will be resuming with its pre-COVID rules, starting June 15. According to a media release from the city of Jonesboro, the meetings will be returning to their pre-COVID operations and residents will be welcomed back into the council chambers. Officials...