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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

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

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

History is floating down the White River this week

A piece of history is sitting on the water in an area city. Members of the Keel Boat Committee traveled to Batesville and are waiting to journey down the White River. Ed Williams, the chairperson of the Keel Boat Committee, said they do an annual trip in their keelboat every year. This year, they de

KAIT 8 - 2018-03-22 01:37:12

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


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


Izard County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

MELBOURNE, Ark. - The Izard County Sheriff's Department is warning area residents of a phone scam that has been reported by several residents. The department says the most frequent call they receive information about is the caller saying the potential victim has won $1,000,000 from Publisher's Clear

OZARKRADIONEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 07:32:51

Hall's Creek Canyon at Ravenden Springs now preserved natural area

RAVENDEN SPRINGS- A project for which the Randolph County Tourism Association has been working on for over a decade has now come to fruition as the historic and geologically unique Hall's Creek Canyon at Ravenden Springs has officially been recognized as a "preserved natural area" by the Arkansas Na

STARHERALDNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 20:15:44

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-


City of Hardy partners with school

The community is invited to attend a Hunger Alliance Summit meeting March 28 at 9 a.m., at Ozarka College in Ash Flat. The summit is part of a grant process which will provide 100 families of the Highland School District with food for the remainder of the year, as well as, offer educational courses

THE NEWS - 2018-03-21 05:00:00

14-year-old Missouri boy dies after hit by a car

DUNKLIN COUNTY - One person died in an accident just before 8:30p.m. Friday in Dunklin County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2010 Chevy Camaro driven by Jason D. Wommack, 29, Gobler, was eastbound on MO. 164 just west of Arbyrd. The vehicle was passing another vehicle and hit a pedest


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


Family stunned after police say successful banker shot cops

Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A banker suspected of killing a police officer and wounding three others after a domestic dispute two months ago spent eight years in the Army and had a successful professional career making nearly $86,000 a year. The burst of unusual violence stunned family, w


Fire destroys home in Ozark Acres

Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts said deputies got a call about 6:25 p.m. Thursday about the fire on U.S. 63 in the Ozark Acres area. Ozark Acres and Williford firefighters, along with the Arkansas Forestry Commission, helped to put out the fire. Counts said crews had already been in the area since


Accident at Johnson near Bill's Fresh Market

Authorities are at the scene of an accident right now on Johnson Avenue near Bill's Fresh Market, according to Jonesboro police. People need to use caution when going through the area. Authorities are at the scene of an accident right now on Johnson Avenue near Bill's Fresh Market, according to Jo


Woman who tried to cut out of store with knife set arrested for robbery

A woman who tried to cut out of Walmart with a set of knives faces a robbery charge after police say she shoved an employee who tried to stop her. Jonesboro police arrested 51-year-old Jacqueline Nadine Pinto after they say she tried to run out of the store on East Highland with a set of knives. Acc


Arkansas man charged with trying to have sex with 13-year-old

PARAGOULD, Ark. - A Arkansas man is locked up after investigators say he tried having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Kevin Sullivan AKA "Big K", 44, drove from Jonesboro to Wynne to have sex with what he believed was a13-year-old female. After talking to the female on social media for several days, S


Emergency responders teach, learn from active shooter drill

ASU-Newport, Jackson County emergency responders, and Unity Health worked together Friday to make sure the Newport campus knew what to do in an emergency situation. "We had all the key players involved on campus," Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives Jeff Bookout said. "We talked through a map


Drugs, paraphernalia seized during parole search

Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder says the search of a parolee's residence turned up drugs and paraphernalia. In a news release Tuesday, Molder said his investigators searched the residence of 59-year-old George W. Siddons Monday afternoon at 402 Parker St. in Waldenburg. During the search, he sa


Level 2 child molester accused of failing to register with police

An 86-year-old convicted child molester is being held on $25,000 bond for failing to register as a sex offender. According to court documents, Norman Herbert May registered with SOR Specialist Natasha Kaja of the Jonesboro Police Department on Jan. 25. During registration, Kaja told May he needed to