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Popular Arkansas restaurant bursts into flames
Uncle John's Restaurant, which is located in the 5400 block of Main St in Crawfordsville, Arkansas. Uncle John's Restaurant was an Italian Restaurant.
Joneboro Bikers Can Soon Traverse Town
City leaders began working on bike and walking trails connecting the city several years ago, and while the trails are mostly complete, one spot has been a problem, preventing the trails from fully connecting.
Leading African-American Pastor: Hell Is a ‘Fairytale’ Like Santa Claus
The Rev. Timothy Rogers, the popular pastor of Prince of Peace Church in Blytheville, Arkansas, said Wednesday that hell is an “imaginary place” invented to scare ignorant believers, adding that “when you’re dead, you’re done.”Speaking at the funeral of a 30-something man he said he had not known, R
Police called to incident at CVS Pharmacy
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Jonesboro police have been called to the CVS Pharmacy at 110 Southwest Dr. to investigate an incident, according to Jonesboro E911 Dispatch.We have a crew on the way to the scene.Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on and for up to the minute
ASP: One killed in Clay County crash
The person, who is listed as a minor in the summary, was going south on Clay County Road 181 in a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup truck. The vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and rolled over, the report noted.
Area Fourth of July Activities
Bargains in the Bend, an outdoor yard sale of sorts, will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lower level of the Diamond B Mall parking lot. Horseshoe Bend Fire and Rescue will be the exclusive food vendor and they will have burgers, brats and hotdogs ready as early as 9 a.m. The parade will begin
Mosquito spraying to ramp up
JONESBORO, Ark. – The City of Jonesboro and its mosquito-control contractor, Vector Disease Control, are well aware the mosquito season is upon us, a press release said, even though it has been a bit delayed by colder spring temperatures that are now long gone.
Dump the pump, jump on a JET for free
On Thursday, June 21, the City of Jonesboro encourages residents to dump the pump and instead jump on a JET.
Power restored in Lawrence County
The posting noted that nearly half of the outages were reported in the Walnut Ridge area, with about 1,200 or so in the Hoxie area. Nearly 300 customers were without power in the Portia area, while sporadic outages were reported in the College City and Alicia area.
Infection, injury actually work out well for Hogs
FAYETTEVILLE -- Upon their archrivals Texas Longhorns, LSU Tigers and Florida Gators, even the most inhumane Arkansas fan likely wouldn't wish mononucleosis and a broken finger.
Black River Land Holdings LLC purchased 6.88 acres of land on Fullbright Ave. to build a distribution center for Allegis Corp.
"This is the first significant construction in the industrial park in 20 years, that is fully-functional," Snapp said.
Corning Y Claims Two More Lives
Two Craighead County women died in a two vehicle crash at the Corning Y on Wednesday, June 13, adding to the number of victims the dangerous intersection has claimed over the years. The latest crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 62 and State Highway 135, has again prompted a debate on the safe
Thieves steal man’s boat and trailer in Jonesboro
JONESBORO, Ark. – A theft occurred over the weekend of a man’s boat and trailer, both of which were behind a locked gate and privacy fence, in Jonesboro.
Walmart to close after 40 years
It’s a sad day in Corning as the Courier and Corning officials were notified Wednesday morning, June 20, in a call from Anne Hatfield, Walmart Director of Communications of Walmart’s decision to close the Corning store. The Corning store opened in 1978.
Sheriff: Man on the Run in Lawrence County
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City Attorney Nancy Hall confirmed with the Arkansas Municipal League that a partial condemnation is not possible for property at 121 Abbey Road, owned by JR Rogers.
Also, Snapp announced a new committee would be formed to study the pros and cons of a metro police department. Communication with the Lawrence County Shreiff's Department is already underway. The committee will consist of Jordan Cooksey, James Price, Angie Abbott, Jon Walter and Anthony Pinkston.
All-Star Weekend begins today in Conway
The baseball games will be played at Bear Stadium. Hillcrest's Tyson Durham was the only area player chosen to play in those games for the East. Also his dad, Andy, was picked to be an assistant coach for the East squad.
Burglary results in stolen valuables Sunday in Jonesboro
At about 12:45 AM Sunday morning, police were sent to the 600-block of East Alpine Street in Jonesboro to an apartment. A man arrived home late to find his television missing. He called his wife to ask if she had moved it but she was mystified by the move, too.
Alive After Five set for June 21
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Anyone interested in art, music and visiting Downtown Jonesboro will have an opportunity June 21 with the monthly Alive After Five event.According to a post on the Downtown Jonesboro Association Facebook page, the event is held on the third Thursday of every month from May thro
Slideshow: Craighead Co. mug shots June 17-23
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -The following are mug shots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges during the week of June 17-23 by local authorities in Craighead County.(Mobile users click here)This photo gallery is updated daily.All are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Cha