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11 hrs ago | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Millage votes in Region 8

Many voters had a chance to vote on millage increases on Tuesday night. Voters in the Buffalo Island Central school district have denied a 9-mill increase.

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Related Topix: Monette, AR, Leachville, AR, Trumann, AR, Harrisburg, AR, Poinsett County, AR

21 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Bloomberg: Walmart PR man David Tovar departed over inaccurate resume

Call this the rest of the story: I got a form e-mail the other day from Walmart's pugnacious flack, David Tovar. It began: We all know the first rule of journalism is "don't bury the lead" so here goes: after eight amazing years, I've decided to leave Walmart at the end of the month.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Faulkner County, AR

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KAIT-TV

Sheriff: Inmate found with $1,900 worth of meth in her pants

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, Jonesboro, AR, Drugs

Sun Sep 14, 2014

FOX16

Two Killed in Wreck Saturday Night in Craighead County

The Lake City Police Department confirmed two people died after a Saturday night crash involving two cars. The crash happened at the intersection of Highways 18 and 135 around 8:45 p.m. according to Lake City Police Chief Winfred Saffell.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

4 suspects in underage sex case plead guilty to lesser charges

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.

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Related Topix: Oden, AR, Jonesboro, AR

Thu Sep 04, 2014

KAIT-TV

Sheriff reopens jail to misdemeanor offenders

JONESBORO, AR - Potential inmates for Craighead County were simply "cited and released" last week due to major overcrowding at the jail while some already incarcerated inmates were released early. "I had to turn loose some misdemeanors so I could hold more felons," County Sheriff Marty Boyd told Region 8 News.

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Related Topix: Prison, Jonesboro, AR

Wed Sep 03, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Craighead County Jail overcrowded

Region 8 News Friday Evening Update - some of the stories we're tracking for Region 8 News at 10. Craighead County Jail overcrowded Some suspects arrested for misdemeanor crimes last week in Craighead County were not taken to jail and some already in jail were released early. Allison Munn has more on this story tonight at 10. More jobs coming to West Memphis Jobs were lost in West Memphis due to the closing of Crittenden Regional Hospital.

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Related Topix: Allison Munn, West Memphis, AR

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Suspect draws laughs in court despite serious charges

William Holt JONESBORO, AR - A man facing serious charges provided a few moments of levity in Craighead County District Court as he told "Judge Keith" about his three cats needing to be fed and his "silly brother."

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

$500,000 bond set for man accused of raping girl

Daniel Escobar Valenzuela JONESBORO, AR - District Court Judge Keith Blackman found probable cause Wednesday to charge a man with raping a young girl.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR, England, AR

Tue Sep 02, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

JPD releases names of victim, suspect in murder-suicide

JONESBORO, AR - Jonesboro police are investigating a murder-suicide that happened Tuesday morning, according to Lt.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR

Sat Aug 30, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Man charged with assault after threatening his mother

Robert Walden JONESBORO, AR - A man is charged with terroristic threatening after his mother told police she felt threatened by him.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Leachville community packs school cafeteria to address proposed millage increase

LEACHVILLE, AR - Residents packed East Elementary's cafeteria in Leachville Thursday night to learn more about the proposed millage increase.

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Related Topix: Leachville, AR, Education Etc., Monette, AR, Family, Kids

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Firefighters on scene of large grass fire in Craighead County

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR - Firefighters are on the scene of a large grass fire in northern Craighead County Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

NEA Fair manager stepping down

JONESBORO, AR - Citing health issues, Jerry Reece announced Monday he is resigning his post as a manager of the Northeast Arkansas Fair.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KAIT-TV

Jonesboro man arrested for assaulting girlfriend with knife

Marcus Harris JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend with a knife Sunday afternoon, according to a police report.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR

Sun Aug 24, 2014

KAIT-TV

Two Jonesboro residents arrested for having meth pipes

JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man and woman were both arrested on drug charges early Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR, Drugs

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KAIT-TV

Jonesboro man arrested for slapping child

Nathan L. Kelly A Jonesboro man was arrested for second degree battery and a woman was arrested for permitting child abuse, according to Jonesboro Police.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Thief caught snooping through cars on neighborhood surveillance cam

JONESBORO, AR - Numerous car break-ins in Jonesboro and Craighead County in the past week have many residents on high alert, especially since some of the stolen items are firearms.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KAIT-TV

Jonesboro man arrested for pulling machete on another man

David L. Bowers JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man was arrested for aggravated assault after he pulled a machete on another man who was grieving over the death of his mother, according to a Jonesboro Police report.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR

Mon Aug 18, 2014

FOX16

Arkansas Prison Inmate Found Dead in Suicide

The body of Steven E. Hill, Jr., 24, an inmate at Varner SuperMax, was found at 2:50 a.m. on Monday by security staff delivering breakfast, according to the Arkansas Department of Correction .

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