Craighead County Newswire

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  1. City of Jonesboro shows support for veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    JONESBORO, AR - Evidence of Jonesboro's support for veterans is now on the roadways. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin, Craighead County Judge Ed Hill and state Representative Homer Lenderman met with members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart to unveil a new sign Friday afternoon.

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  2. Arkansas man sentenced for sexual assault of young girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    JONESBORO, AR - A Craighead County man was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to 2nd degree sexual assault, according to court documents. Matthew Gifford, 29, had faced charges of rape but plead guilty to the lesser charge.

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  3. Region 8 News Investigates: Caught at the crossingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KAIT-TV

    ... know who is watching. According to law enforcement, it is a secondary offense. If you receive a citation, Craighead County District Court officials say it could cost you up to $250. The state law specifies hands-free devices are exempt from the law. ...

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  4. Proposed Law Inspired By 2 Van Buren Sex Offenders Living Near ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... McGill pleaded guilty to one count of sexual indecency with a child and terroristic threatening in Craighead County in 2012. The charges stemmed from offenses that occurred in 2011, according to court documents. The two men were set to be escorted ...

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  5. Prosecutor: Officers 'justified in using lethal force'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    JONESBORO, AR - Four law enforcement officers in Craighead County were "justified in using lethal force" in regards to the shooting of a drug suspect. The suspect, Brandon Johnson, was treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his arm.

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  6. JPD helping former officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    JONESBORO, AR - Former Jonesboro Police Department officer, Jessie Hanks, has been diagnosed with Transitional Cell Carcinoma. Hanks was with the JPD for 24 years and then transferred to the Craighead County Sheriff's Department.

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  7. Bono Lake maintenance and ownership negotiations continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | KAIT-TV

    ... leasing the lake to the county for 99 years. Obligations for each entity were set out in that proposal. The Craighead County Quorum Court did not approve that agreement and negotiations continued. In January, two new agreements were presented to the ...

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  8. Behind the NewsJonesboro was bound to get a prized, long-awaited...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Daily Record

    ... state Sen. Jerry Bookout told Oakley. Eventually, Farmer's supporters told Clinton that he'd lose Craighead County and much of NEA forever if he didn't appoint Farmer, the book says. Clinton finally agreed and announced the appointment while trying ...

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  9. Two men injured in crash that shut down traffic for hoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR - Two people were injured, one seriously, in a crash that shut down traffic on Highway 63 in southern Craighead County for approximately two hours Saturday night. According to Arkansas State Police, Timothy Greene, 48, of Jonesboro and Randy McCluskey, 47, of Jonesboro were injured when they lost control of their motorcycles.

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  10. Railroad crossing reopened after train repairRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | KAIT-TV

    CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR - A railroad crossing is now open after being blocked because of an emergency train shutdown. The railroad crossing at Highway 226 and Highway 349 east of Cash is open.

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  11. Emergency train shutdown causes blocked crossing, traffic delaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR - A railroad crossing is blocked because of an emergency train shutdown. Jonesboro E-911 Director Jeff Presley said Union Pacific Railroad advised the railroad crossing at Highway 226 and Highway 349 east of Cash is closed.

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  12. Guns stolen from different break-ins in Craighead Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR - The Craighead County Sheriff's Department is investigating break-ins Thursday where suspects got away with guns. According to an incident report, deputies received complaints from County Road 120, County Road 122, County Road 12, County Road 123, County Road 200, and County Road 120.

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  13. Prosecutor: Officers in shooting of drug suspect allowed back to workRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    JONESBORO, AR - Three officers with the Jonesboro Police Department and one officer with the Craighead County Sheriff's Office have been allowed to go back to work after the initial investigation into an officer involved shooting of a drug suspect, according to Second Judicial Prosecutor Scott Ellington.

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  14. Woman reports vehicle shot on county roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR - Deputies have increased patrols on one Craighead County road after a Jonesboro woman claimed her SUV was shot. The 31-year-old woman told investigators the incident happened at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning on CR 745, just south of CR 760.

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  15. City of Bono now looks for new police chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    BONO, AR - The city of Bono is once again looking for a new police chief. Bono Mayor Dan Shaw told Region 8 News that Chris Patrick, who was appointed interim chief in December of 2013, is leaving Craighead County for the top job in Diamond City, Arkansas. 3 comments

  16. Jonesboro gets 'political plum'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Courier

    ... leaders were boiling about a possible betrayal. Eventually, Farmer's supporters told Clinton that he'd lose Craighead County and much of NEA forever if he didn't appoint Farmer, the book says. Clinton finally agreed and announced the appointment ...

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  17. i2i Systems Selected by ARcare for Population Health Management and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | PRWeb

    ... and dental care needs of the residents in rural Arkansas, especially in the communities of Cleburne County, Craighead County, Cross County, Independence County, Jackson County, Lonoke County, Monroe County, Prairie County, White County and Woodruff ...

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  18. Arkansas sheriffs plan legislative push to ease county jail overcrowdingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | KAIT-TV

    At Monday night's quorum court meeting, Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd warned the quorum court that if the Arkansas Department of Correction didn't take back some of their prisoners by Friday, they'd have to shut the jail down to misdemeanor arrests again. Boyd told Region 8 News on Wednesday that they have been able to rearrange things to create a bit more jail space.

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  19. Number of people passing GED downRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | KAIT-TV

    ... Education Center, said. "The first semester, the first six months of 2014, we had seven people." In 2013, Craighead County had a 93% pass rate. This number dropped in 2014 to about 60%. Clayton said even though there are no studies done, the numbers ...

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  20. Jonesboro Fire Department receives new equipment for hazmat teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | KAIT-TV

    ... a type one FEMA team, which is the best designation you can get," Hamrick said. Moore said the numbers for Craighead County aren't high when it comes to hazardous material emergencies, but there are other elements that justify the need for the new ...

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