ASUMH announces spring honor rolls

JONESBORO — A passion for music and appreciation for his alma mater has led Bob Bidewell of Little Rock to make another major gift to Arkansas State University.

Jonesboro Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield recently donated $2,000 to the after school and summer program at CityYouth Ministries in Jonesboro. CYM is serving lunch, breakfast and snacks each day while struggling with the limitation on children they can have on site each day due to COVID-19 r…

Bob Reed, formerly of Jonesboro, recently retired from the staff of Teen Challenge of Arkansas, based in Hot Springs Village, after 20 years of service. The group is a a faith-based residential program for adult males who struggle with life controlling problems.

JONESBORO — The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas recently announced that it has received a $25,000 grant from Arkansas Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. The grant will support the Food Bank’s efforts to distribute emergency food boxes in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

JONESBORO – Students on the dean’s lists for spring 2020 at Arkansas State University have been announced. The list recognizes students with a grade-point average of 3.6 to 3.79.

JONESBORO — A city council member said Friday she plans to move forward with a proposed ordinance to require the usage of facial coverings in public places to fight the spread of the coronavirus, even as Mayor Harold Perrin seeks to develop a different version that would be less restrictive …

Jenna Mae Turner, 4, relaxes in the pool at Riverbend Park in Hardy with her great-grandparents, Wayne and Kathy Hall. Jenna Mae said she was “just chilling” before going to the Spring River. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cwess…

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JONESBORO — A judge approved the county’s request to preserve records in a civil lawsuit against former Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday.

JONESBORO — One of two men accused of killing a teenager last January is expected to stand trial beginning Monday.

Perrin to speak a Lions meeting

It’s a girl for Allen and Cortney Luff of Monette. The 5-pound, 7-ouncer arrived at 9:36 a.m. Wednesday, June 17 and the couple’s daughter has been named Nova Leigh.

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In this April 12 file photo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, right, delivers his homily over mostly empty pews as he leads an Easter Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. The Archdiocese of New York received 15 loans worth at least $28 million just for its top executive offices. St. Patrick’s…

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JONESBORO — A majority of cities in Craighead County are reporting higher sales tax numbers than expected during the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to rock the country.

JONESBORO — A majority of cities in Craighead County are reporting higher sales tax numbers than expected during the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to rock the country.

JONESBORO — The Lake City City Council is pursuing hooking up to Entergy Arkansas’ solar energy system.

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Arianne Rickman, 3, picks blackberries recently at her friend’s house in Brookland. She is the daughter of Daniel and Jessica Rickman of Bono. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cwessel@jonesborosun.com and it may be published in The Sun.

CARAWAY — The city council has officially opened its bank accounts dedicated to construction of a well to supply Caraway residents with water and has named three officials as signatories on the accounts.

JONESBORO — The coronavirus pandemic has caused local animal shelters to rework how they care for and get animals adopted.

JONESBORO — After the Westside School District discontinued a Black assistant principal’s contract on April 23, she lodged a discrimination case against the district.

JONESBORO — City officials may have more than one face mask measure to consider as the number of coronavirus cases in Arkansas continues to grow.

JONESBORO — A four-year battle over expanding an apartment community ended this week when the developer dropped his court appeal.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal officials were so worried Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell might take her own life after her arrest that they took away her clothes and sheets and made her wear paper attire while in custody, an official familiar with the matter told Th…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday kept a hold on President Donald Trump's financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. The ruling returns the case to lower courts, with no clear prospect for when the case might ultimately be resolved.

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate received lethal injection Wednesday evening for fatally shooting an 82-year-old man nearly three decades ago, ending a five-month delay of executions in the nation's busiest death penalty state because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock became the first city in Arkansas to pass a measure with increased penalties specifically for hate crimes that target people based on their race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas on Wednesday reported its second-highest increase in new confirmed coronavirus cases and four more deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

JONESBORO — Police are looking for a stinky suspect after someone defecated and smeared poop around the Jonesboro Pool Center.

Daxten Womack, 3, enjoys a cold summertime treat of freshly cut watermelon at the Lake Wappapello lake house of his great-grandparents, Ted and Laverne Glaub of Jonesboro. He is the son of Dalton and Tori Womack of Brookland. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Nor…

Rob Carrick and Alan Thomas, who’s operating his crane, of Utility Construction replace gas lines Wednesday on Culberhouse Street. The lines are being replaced at the corner of Culberhouse Road and Southwest Drive, across the street from Simmons Bank.

BROOKLAND — The Brookland City Council met Tuesday to hear a developer’s proposal requiring officials to create a new zone that would include both apartments and houses.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences released a new COVID-19 forecasting model July 3 predicting a grim autumn for Arkansans unless there is almost complete compliance with public mask wearing.

JONESBORO — The number of Arkansas cities passing ordinances to require people to wear face coverings in public places is growing, as Jonesboro City Council members consider doing the same.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration in its effort to allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women as required by the Affordable Care Act.

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Noah Mosley restocks part of the fruit and vegetable stand he and Hayden Askeland run Tuesday at the corner of Caraway Road and Highland Drive next to Mattress King. Mosley and Askeland have their stand open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. five days per week.

Graycen Wilkerson, 3, gets ready for his first haul of the day while great-grandmother Marsha Moore, of Walnut Ridge, snaps his photo. Graycen is the son of Hailey Moore of Hoxie. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cwessel@jonesboro…