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Lawyer unable to locate OB-GYN

Dr. Paul Becton Jr. (seated, right), an obstetrician-gynecologist of Paragould, sits beside Paragould attorney Curtis Hitt on April 17 during a probable cause hearing at the Greene County Courthouse in Paragould.

Rob Holt | The Sun

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com
PARAGOULD — The attorney representing a woman who accused a Paragould doctor of illegally photographing her during a medical examination has been unable to locate the suspect to serve him with a . . . more »


6,600 sign up for Obamacare, private option in Craighead

Gary Churchill of Posey Peddler Flowers and Emporium hangs up display baskets Thursday in the store’s workshop. Churchill is one of 1,405 Craighead County residents signed up for health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act.

Rob Holt | The Sun

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — When one insurance plan was canceled at the end of last year for Bridgette Arnold and two of her employees, she signed them up to Obamacare.
As for cost and coverage, results were mixed.
"On . . . more »


Police ID man fatally shot by WR officers

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — Authorities have released the names of a man killed during an officers-involved shooting early Wednesday morning and his ex-wife whom he shot, according to police.
Elijah Waltman, 52, was . . . more »


Payroll mixup leads to workplace threats

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Wednesday was payday at Meridian International, but after realizing they could not pick up their checks in person, several irate workers reportedly made threats to burn or shoot up the . . . more »


Lawyer seeks to merge fairgrounds cases

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — An attorney for one of the contractors involved in construction of the Northeast Arkansas Exposition and Conference Center has filed a motion to consolidate six other lawsuits into one.
The . . . more »


Checks in the male

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Eating the evidence didn't prevent Jonesboro police from arresting a Pocahontas man Wednesday afternoon.
Timothy Joe Carpenter, 52, of 1107 Clayton St., Pocahontas, was arrested for one . . . more »


Osceola council meeting set for steel mill project

By Michael Wilkey, Sun Staff Writer, mwilkey@jonesborosun.com
OSCEOLA — Council members agreed Monday night to set a meeting to discuss issuing bonds for a proposed steel mill in Mississippi County, Osceola Mayor Dickie Kennemore said.
The council approved . . . more »


CWL to help pay for sewer repairs

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Stricter regulations against water pollution will make more and more City Water & Light customers responsible for making expensive repairs to their sewer systems, General Manager Ron Bowen . . . more »


Deputies find drugs, peephole after wreck

BY ROB HOLT, Sun Staff Writer, rholt@jonesborosun.com
BONO — Craighead County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two people Sunday night after a rollover accident lead to police finding drugs and paraphernalia at a nearby home.
According to a probable c . . . more »


Cemetery cleanup scheduled

JONESBORO — Old Enterprise Cemetery, 407 Craighead 348, will have a cleanup day beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked the bring their own equipment. . . . more »