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Friday Jul 25 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Man missing for 7 months found safe

Christopher Wayne Croy JONESBORO, AR -After more than 7 months missing, a local man has been found safe.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR, Paragould, AR

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Region 8 library hosts magic show

JONESBORO, AR - Region 8 children were left in amazement after a magic show sponsored by the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR, Family, Kids

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Women flee to roof to escape gunman

Michael Finley JONESBORO, AR - Two Jonesboro women had to be rescued from the roof of their house after police say a man opened fire on them.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR

Tue Jul 22, 2014

NWAonline

Autopsy cites intubation as cause of cyclist's death

A preliminary autopsy Monday revealed that a Little Rock cyclist died Saturday after a crash on a mountain bike trail because of problems with placing a breathing tube in her airway, the Washington County coroner said.

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Related Topix: Washington County, AR

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Group needs over 3,800 more valid signatures

JONESBORO, AR - Falling nearly 4,000 signatures short, Our Community, Our Dollars will have 10 more days to gather the valid signatures needed to get the wet/dry issue on the November ballot.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR, Faulkner County, AR

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Jonesboro man arrested for meth during traffic stop

JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man was arrested when an officer found drugs during a traffic stop.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR, Drugs

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Man arrested for drugs says pants were not his

Krystian Tamez JONESBORO, AR - A Region 8 man arrested Saturday night reportedly told a deputy he did not know about a bag of drugs in the sweatpants he was wearing because the pants were not his.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Jonesboro, AR, Monette, AR

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Canvassers still trying to gather signatures for 'wet' initiative

Enough provisional petitions have been gathered in Saline and Craighead counties, and these were turned in to county clerks there on July 7, the first day to turn in petitions.

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KAIT-TV

Sheriff: Family reports man missing for 7 months

Christopher Wayne Cory JONESBORO, AR -More than 7 months after they last saw him, the family of a Region 8 man reported him missing.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR, Paragould, AR, Brookland, AR, Pulaski County, AR

Sun Jul 13, 2014

KAIT-TV

Multiple suspects due in court on Monday

Carlos Coronado Ashley N. Hillis Kevin Maget CRAIGHEAD/POINSETT COUNTY, AR - Several people will appear in court Monday on various charges, including a man charged in the shooting death of a woman on New Year's Eve and a man charged with sexual assault.

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Related Topix: Poinsett County, AR, Trumann, AR, Violent Crime

Sat Jul 12, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Low-cost vaccination clinics curb rabies cases

JONESBORO, AR - More than 100 animals have tested positive for rabies in Arkansas this year.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Jonesboro, AR

Fri Jul 11, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Jonesboro man sentenced to four years in prison for battery

Timothy Brinkley JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man was sentenced to four years in prison on battery and kidnapping charges in Craighead County Circuit Court.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Benton Courier

Wet/dry petition filed at clerk's office: alcohol push close to being on ballot

Our Community, Our Dollars has filed its initial petition bearing the signatures of nearly 26,000 individuals who indicate they want voters to decide Nov. 4 on whether retail alcohol sales should be legal in this county.

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Related Topix: Faulkner County, AR

Arkansas Times

Alcohol petitions pass first hurdle; checks continue on minimum wage

The secretary of state's office reported last night that the proposed constitutional amendment to allow retail alcohol sales statewide had turned in more than 84,000 signatures, needing 78,133, to qualify for the November ballot.

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Related Topix: Faulkner County, AR, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Police: Man on ice after officers find pot in cooler

Christopher Ryan Willett Cynthia Kay Pearcy JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man got locked up in the cooler after police say they found a "large amount of marijuana" in his ice chest.

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Related Topix: Pearcy, AR, Jonesboro, AR, Drugs, Lake City, AR

Mon Jul 07, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Finding safety during storms

JONESBORO, AR - Safe rooms are essential here in Northeast Arkansas with the amount of severe weather we have.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR, Weather, Lake City, AR, Greene County, AR

Arkansas Times

Local option alcohol sales petitions filed in Craighead, Saline counties

Here's an update on petition drives for local option elections to allow alcohol sales in Craighead, Faulkner and Saline counties.

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Related Topix: Faulkner County, AR, Conway County, AR, Mayflower, AR, Vilonia, AR, Little Rock, AR

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Signatures submitted to bring vote on alcohol sales to Craighead County

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Our Community, Our Dollars, an organization trying to get an alcohol initiative on the November ballot has filed at the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Saline County, AR

Sat Jul 05, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Burglary victim arrested Friday morning

AŠ AŠ Jasmine Anderson JONESBORO, AR - A burglary victim was arrested while she was telling police what was stolen from her Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR

Wed Jul 02, 2014

ArkansasBusiness.com

UA Study: Tangible Economic Benefits for Craighead, Faulkner, Saline Going Wet

The group pushing for the legalization of alcohol sales in three Arkansas counties released an economic impact study that estimated those counties would have seen a combined $87.2 million in retail alcohol sales in 2013.

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Related Topix: Faulkner County, AR

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