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2 hrs ago | KAIT-TV
JONESBORO, AR - Many expected the rezoning request for the Greensborough Village to get the green light at Jonesboro's city council meeting Tuesday night but the council tapped the brakes on the third and supposedly final reading of the request. Now, the "rezoning requested" signs will stay up for at least awhile longer along Highway 49. Alderman Todd Burton requested the postponement and the majority of the council voted in favor of the postponement.
7 hrs ago | KAIT-TV
JONESBORO, AR - Kids are back in school and so are Jonesboro Police Officers with the DARE program. Drug Abuse Resistance Education is a national program involving a ten week curriculum for fifth graders.
12 hrs ago | KAIT-TV
JONESBORO, AR - Money from local liquor stores flowed like ice-cold beer into the coffers of one organization fighting to defeat the Arkansas alcohol amendment. In its financial report to the Arkansas Ethics Commission filed on September 11, Citizens for Local Rights stated it received $1,297,250 in contributions during the month of August.
13 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press
NJ homeowners with crumbling driveways get $177K The state's lawyers chased Williams Asphalt Materials LLC to Arkansas, authorities said Tuesday.
JONESBORO, AR - Whether you're looking to fill your stomach with a funnel cake or empty it on a ride, the NEA District Fair has plenty for everyone. "New rides on the midway that haven't been there before and the fair's all about food and they've got a lot of different varieties on the food situation this year," NEA District Fair General Manager Jerry Reece told Region 8 News.
JONESBORO, AR - An ASU player said the school violated his free speech after the team altered a cross decal on the back of his helmet. The player said he feels the university censored the helmet sticker, which was shaped like a cross to honor two team members who recently passed away.
JONESBORO, AR - Representatives with ASU's Counseling Center are doing their part to make sure students are informed on how to recognize the signs of someone suffering from domestic violence. Events are taking place the week of September 15th - 19th as a part of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Week.
JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro woman already in jail on numerous charges, including criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia, faces even more time behind bars after investigators say they found $1,900 worth of meth in her pants. On Monday, Craighead County District Judge Keith Blackman found probable cause to charge Amie Dawn Eggers-Long, 30, with possession of methamphetamine and furnishing prohibited articles.
JONESBORO, AR - It is that time of year again where hunters grab their guns and head to waterways for waterfowl. Audubon Arkansas says even though mallard numbers are on the rise, the mallard is a bird in peril.
JONESBORO, AR - In light of the child abuse charges NFL player Adrian Peterson faces for spanking his 4-year-old child, many people are asking at what point does spanking turn into abuse? Veronica Smith will get reactions on what people think about this controversial debate on Region 8 News at 5 and 6. Copyright 2014 KAIT .
JONESBORO, AR - From open til close, business didn't slow down at the Design Shoppe in Jonesboro. Customer after customer came in looking for the cross that the ASU football team was made to remove from their helmets.
Lukus Oden Kenneth Thompson JONESBORO, AR - Four Region 8 men accused of rape and child pornography pleaded guilty this week to a lesser charge. On Tuesday, Benjamin Vardell, Brent Crow, Lukus Oden, and Kenneth Thompson all pleaded guilty to second degree sexual assault.
Daryel Simmons JONESBORO, AR - Jonesboro police arrested a man accused of breaking into the A Plus Mini Storage facility in August. According to the Jonesboro Police Department, Daryel Simmons Jr., 28, of Paragould, was charged with breaking or entering/theft of property greater than $5,000 less than $25,000.
JONESBORO, AR - The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department are working on ways to relieve the amount of backed up traffic on Hilltop in Jonesboro. Tune into Region 8 News at 5 and 6, Courtney Brown will have the details.
An organization focused on what it calls religious liberties issues, urged Arkansas State University on Thursday to restore a cross decal on football helmets. JONESBORO, AR - An organization focused on what it calls religious liberties issues, urged Arkansas State University on Thursday to restore a cross decal on football helmets.
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Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:45 pm
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