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Jonesboro woman's suspicious death ruled a homicide, police investigating

Police say the weekend death of a Jonesboro woman was a homicide. Shonda Gonzalez, 37, was found at approximately 7:50 p.m. Saturday in her home on Gilbert Street. According to a news release from the Jonesboro Police Department, there were no signs of forced entry. Initially, investigators were tol

KAIT 8 - 2018-03-21 16:31:04

Contentious sidewalk ordinance in Jonesboro gets first look in council meeting

The Jonesboro City Council took its first look at a new sidewalk ordinance Tuesday night. Alderman Joe Haffner says the new ordinance that he supports would require that all future development in Jonesboro have sidewalks. Current regulations state that only those who build commercial projects inclu

KASU.ORG - 2018-03-21 13:17:11

Report: two women tased and arrested for assaulting police officer

Two women were tased and arrested for fighting with a police officer Thursday. According to the probable cause affidavit, Felicia Sanders and Shanice Moore were arrested after police say they assaulted a Jonesboro police officer while she was assisting with another incident. Jonesboro Police say off


Cyclist group reminding drivers, riders about safety

Now that spring is in the air, more bicyclists are on the road. Because of that, one group of bikers wants to remind everyone to be a little more cautious. On Wednesday morning, Jonesboro police worked a hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist just before 6:30 a.m. It is the second reported hit-and-

KAIT 8 - 2018-03-21 23:18:58

Franchise decides not to locate in Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS- During the March 15th Randolph County Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting held at the Old Courthouse, Chamber Executive Director Tim Scott stated that the Dairy Queen franchise, who recently expressed interested in building in Pocahontas, has now backed out of coming. Scott noted that Da

STARHERALDNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 20:18:28

Study focuses on 2 Arkansas cities to cut pedestrian deaths

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federally funded study focusing on two Arkansas cities will serve as an outline for statewide efforts to reduce pedestrian deaths. Two metropolitan planning organizations in Jonesboro and Little Rock are sharing a $100,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration to d


Adding commercial signs on hold in area town

The signs of growth in one town have officials there taking a wait and see approach on the future of adding commercial signs in residential areas of town. The Walnut Ridge City Council met this week to discuss the topic and agreed with a recommendation from the city attorney to implement a 90-day m

KAIT 8 - 2018-03-21 23:11:06

Mayor working to get flood maps updated

A Region 8 Mayor is working to get his town's flood maps updated before his citizens drown in debt. Mayor Darrell Kirby of Bay will join members of the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce on a trip to Washington, D.C. Kirby said he's working to get the new FEMA map signed because he believes his town shou

KAIT 8 - 2018-03-20 21:33:33

Police: Woman hires children's father to kill future husband

Memphis Police Department said it has foiled one woman's plan to have her soon-to-be husband murdered, Crystal Gadlin allegedly offered a man $40,000 to get the job done, but there's another big twist in this case. Gadlin will have to appear before a judge on charges of solicitation to commit first-


Police: man stole car from church parking lot

Authorities in Manila are searching for a man who stole a woman's SUV while she was in a church parking lot. According to an incident report from the Manila Police Department, a woman called police late Saturday night saying her SUV had been stolen from a church parking on Costner Road in Manila. Of


Study offers safety for pedestrians

Parts of Jonesboro will soon be under a magnifying glass as part of a study. Jonesboro and Little Rock are sharing a $100,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration. In this study the two will concentrate on reducing pedestrian fatalities in areas where pedestrians' cross that have no traffic


4-Hers host "Shamrock Showdown"

Craighead Co. 4-Hers show livestock. (photo/Nan Snider) There was definitely a showing of the green Saturday, March 17, as Craighead County 4-H Livestock Club members hosted the Shamrock Showdown at the Arkansas State Univeristy Show Barn for residents of the Jonesboro Human Development Center. An o


Two arrested in two-state pursuit

Two people were in custody in the Greene County jail awaiting a bond hearing Monday after leading police on a two-state pursuit early Sunday. According to Greene County Sheriff David Carter, Greene County deputies got a call around 2 a.m. Sunday from Kennett police about a pursuit. Greene County de


Man being held in jail on 10 counts of rape

A man was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail in Pocahontas after his arrest on suspicion of 10 counts of rape. According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, Harold Dean Robinson, 49, has been held in the jail since March 8 in connection with the investigation being done by the Pocah


A-State increases online security following internet fraud and phishing emails

Arkansas State University will launch a new online data security software to help students, faculty, and staff's online profiles. Beginning Tuesday, A-State's Information Technology Services will implement a new software package, Duo, that provides "multi-factor authentication" for accessing sensit


Greene County man arrested in internet stalking case

A Greene County man reportedly told a 13-year-old girl online that he was afraid that authorities would catch him attempting to have sex with the girl. Instead, the man was talking to authorities with the First Judicial District Drug Task Force, officials said Saturday. Kevin Sullivan of Paragould


One dead in vehicle/pedestrian accident

A 14-year-old was killed Friday night in a vehicle/pedestrian accident in Dunklin County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Officials said in an online report that the incident happened about 8:20 p.m. Friday on Missouri 164, about a half-mile west of Arbyrd. A 2010 Chevrolet Camaro,


Two people injured in shooting near Purple Haze nightclub

Memphis, Tenn. - The Memphis Police Department is investigating a shooting that's left two people in the hospital. Memphis police say the shooting happened just before 4:45 a.m. Sunday morning near Purple Haze nightclub, at the intersection of Lt. George W. Lee and Second. Officers found a man and a