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Jonesboro, Arkansas is located in Craighead County. Zip codes in Jonesboro, AR include 72402, 72403, and 72404. The median home price in Jonesboro is $159,900. More Jonesboro information.

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5 hrs ago | KAIT-TV

NEA District Fair in town, changes make arrival easier

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.

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6 hrs ago | KAIT-TV

ASU helmet update

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.

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8 hrs ago | KAIT-TV

Informing students on the signs of domestic violence

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.

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11 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | KAIT-TV

Climate change and waterfowl population

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.

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13 hrs ago | KAIT-TV

When does spanking become child abuse?

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 .

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22 hrs ago | ArkansasBusiness.com

Regions Bank Adds Wayland Wiggins to Roster

This week, Regions Bank has scored a nice hire: Wayland Wiggins, previously president of the Stuttgart branch of Arkansas County Bank of DeWitt.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Crosses make a comeback on t-shirts across town

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.

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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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KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Man arrested in local storage break-in

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.

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KAIT-TV Jonesboro

AHTD working on Hilltop traffic issues

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.

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The Baxter Bulletin

Birth Announcements: Bailey Catherine Parks

She was born August 20, 2014 and weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz. She was welcomed home by her brothers, Darrell Parks III and Adams Parks; her grandparents Hope and Darrel Parks of Jonesboro and Penny and Kevin Oxford of Mountain Home; great grandparents Patsy Hotchkiss and Maxine Wallis of Jonesboro, Arlette and Edger Bradford of Rector and Clarence Oxford ... (more)

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Religious Liberties Group Urges ASU to Restore Cross Decal

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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MBA Hotel Brokers Completes Sale of Arkansas Super 8

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KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Rain may continue into weekend

Thursday Afternoon Update: Here is a quick look at stories trending now, plus some the Region 8 News' reporters are working on to share with you on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. Trending Online Traffic problems on Hilltop 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.

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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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Wed Sep 10, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

30-year-old woman charged with battering 79-year-old husband

Chelsea Brown JONESBORO, AR - District Court Judge Keith Blackman found probable cause Wednesday to charge a 30-year-old Jonesboro woman accused of attacking her 79-year-old husband with domestic battery. In addition to the felony charge, Chelsea Brown is also charged with driving on a suspended license, a misdemeanor.

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Pryor's parents campaign in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR - Mark Pryor's parents, David and Barbara Pryor, campaigned at various Region 8 college campuses on Wednesday. The duo stopped at campuses to convince college students they have more at stake in this election than any other age group.

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KAIT-TV

Child found walking in street, mom cited

JONESBORO, AR - A local woman was issued a misdemeanor citation after her two-year-old child was found wandering in the road Tuesday morning. Shortly after 9:30 a.m. several people called Jonesboro dispatch to report seeing a small child and a dog walking in the 4100-block of Kellers Chapel Road.

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KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Former city judge due in court for sentencing

JONESBORO, AR - A former Pocahontas judge who was convicted on federal drug charges will appear for a sentencing hearing Friday in Little Rock. According to court documents, expert witnesses will testify against Bob Castleman, 63, of Pocahontas.

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