Craighead County Newswire

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  1. Juvenile nearly drowns in Brookland homeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KAIT-TV

    CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR - A Region 8 family had a close call Saturday afternoon after a juvenile nearly drowned at a pool in a Brookland home. Craighead County Deputy Jason Allen said they received the call about the possible drowning at around 3:40 p.m. Emergency crews then arrived to the home on Craighead County Road 702 .

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  2. Riverside breaks ground on new schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | KAIT-TV

    CARAWAY, AR - The Riverside School District held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for their new East Elementary School. Various elected officials from Craighead County attended the event.

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  3. Bono Lake sees major improvementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | KAIT-TV

    BONO, AR - Bono Lake has been a project in Craighead county for quite some time now, but things are starting to look up for the lake. In April of 2014 the lake was only up a half a foot on the water tower located by the dam in the lake, which is where the water flows over into the spillway.

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  4. Pot not pizza lands man in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... of suspected green marijuana from his mouth." Jefferson arrested Vanpelt, searched him and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center. When they arrived at the jail, Jefferson said he found wet marijuana smeared on the back seat where Vanpelt ...

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  5. Man shot by police had criminal recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... head into the concrete." When he saw the patrol car pull up, court documents said he ran into the house. Craighead County District Court Judge Keith Blackman found probable cause on July 24 to charge Finley with felony first degree terroristic ...

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  6. Names released in deadly officer-involved shooting in JonesboroRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... and made entry into the home around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the suspect appeared to be lifeless. Craighead County Coroner Toby Emerson pronounced the man dead at the scene. Loggains was released from a local hospital after being treated for ...

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  7. KASU news director killed in car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    JONESBORO, AR - William Gregory "Greg" Chance, news director for Arkansas State University's radio station KASU, was killed Tuesday night in when his car crashed into a tree. Arkansas State Police say the crash happened at 10:39 p.m. on Highway 91 near Craighead County Road 101.

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  8. Machete-wielding man dead after officer-involved shooting in JonesboroRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... and made entry into the home around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the suspect appeared to be lifeless. Craighead County Coroner Toby Emerson pronounced the man dead at the scene. Chief Elliott has requested the assistance of Arkansas State ...

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  9. Machete-wielding man dead after officer-involved shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | KATV Little Rock

    ... and made entry into the home around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the suspect appeared to be lifeless. Craighead County Coroner Toby Emerson pronounced the man dead at the scene. Chief Elliott has requested the assistance of Arkansas State ...

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  10. Frito-Lay announces $45.7 million expansion to Jonesboro facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... with a $45.7 million addition, according to Talk Business and Politics. That announcement was made at the Craighead County Quorum Court meeting. The expansion will add about 30 new jobs and 80,000 square feet to the company's facility on Highway 18. ...

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  11. Hundreds of student athletes receive free physicals during Health and Fitness ExpoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | KAIT-TV

    JONESBORO, AR - Athletes from junior and senior high schools in Craighead County received free health screenings at the ASU Convocation Center this past weekend, as part of St. Bernards Health and Fitness Expo. Organizers of the event said 1,200 students were screened in 5 hours.

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  12. Bay Police Dept. to Hold April 18 Memorial Service for K-9 OfficerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | FOX16

    A memorial service is scheduled for April 18 to honor the Bay Police Department's K-9 officer who died last week. BAY, AR - We are learning new information involving a local K-9 officer that was found dead Thursday night in Craighead County.

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  13. Accident on Bono Hill Monday leads to injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | KAIT-TV

    CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR - An accident on Bono Hill Monday afternoon sent three people to the hospital. The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. According to Arkansas State Police Trooper Dustin Morgan, a car was traveling south on Highway 63 when it hydroplaned and went into a ditch.

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  14. Concerns about age of officers in reserve deputy program ariseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | KAIT-TV

    CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR - After the police shooting incident in Tulsa, Oklahoma residents are beginning to question the age of the officer involved. The officer was part of a reserve officer program and was about 73 years old.

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  15. Frito-Lay announces $45.7 million expansion in JonesboroRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | KATV Little Rock

    ... Jonesboro manufacturing facility with a $45.7 million addition. Company officials with Frito-Lay spoke to Craighead County justices about the major announcement. The expansion will provide about 30 new jobs and expand its facility on Arkansas ...

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  16. Police: Man arrested after wanting to teach kids a lessonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... in handcuffs and searched. Officers found a pocket knife and kitchen knife on Johnson. He was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center and booked on aggravated assault awaiting a probable cause hearing. Copyright 2015 KAIT . All rights ...

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  17. SLIDESHOW: April 12-18 mug shotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | KAIT-TV

    JONESBORO, AR - The following are mug shots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges during the week of April 12-April 18 by local authorities in Craighead County. This photo gallery is updated daily.

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  18. Police: Man arrested after wanting to teaching kids a lessonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | KAIT-TV

    ... in handcuffs and searched. Officers found a pocket knife and kitchen knife on Johnson. He was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center and booked on aggravated assault awaiting a probable cause hearing. Copyright 2015 KAIT . All rights ...

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  19. House speaker sets eye on back-to-back tenuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | NWAonline

    ... a feat. If re-elected next March, Rep. Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, would be the first repeat speaker since Craighead County legislator Bobby Hogue was chosen for two stints as the leader of the state's largest chamber, in 1995 and in 1997. Gillam, a ...

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  20. Officer changes baby's diaper before arresting man for child endangermentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | NBC12

    ... The mother told police she could not leave work for fear of being fired. Jefferson then took Young to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was cited on 14 counts of contempt of court/nonpayment of fines and failure to appear. He was also ...

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