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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

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

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

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

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

TRAFFIC ALERT: Police & rescue respond to crash

Police & rescue crews have been dispatched in Craighead County. According to Jonesboro E-911, a crash has occurred in the 3900 block of HWY 135, north of Lake City. Injuries are being reported. We don't know the extent at this time. Traffic could be slow in this area. Give yourself some extra time i

KAIT 8 - 2018-03-22 12:43:28

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


Man allegedly slammed 8th-grader's head into wall in retaliation for bullying

Updated: 6:09 AM CDT Mar 20, 2018 A 32-year-old man was arrested after authorities said he shoved a young girl in the bathroom of a San Antonio middle school last year because she had been bullying his daughter. John David Castillo was charged with injury to a child. He was booked into the Bexar C


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

City to add fitness center in old school building

The city of Hardy will soon have an indoor place for its residents to get some exercise. The old school gym, located on School Avenue, will soon be renovated. Mayor Jason Jackson said the construction has already begun to add a health and fitness center in the downstairs of the old building. "We are


HSB Little Theater finds new home

A local theater strives to bring culture and entertainment to the community by bringing people together through plays. The Horseshoe Bend Little Theater (HBLT) has been in operation for approximately 45 years. An unknown woman, who has since passed away, started HBLT and her dreams of providing cult

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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