JONESBORO — Two ordinances to amend the county budget by adding new grant revenue passed unanimously during Monday night’s Craighead County Quorum court meeting.

BROOKLAND — Although the Brookland School District has received parent complaints about students not wearing masks, Superintendent Keith McDaniel said the district is following all guidelines set by the governor.

JONESBORO — The woman found murdered Monday on Cherry Avenue has been identified as Allie Hannah, police announced.

JONESBORO — Eight counties in Northeast Arkansas account for just over 10 percent of the state’s population, but they account for almost 20 percent of the active coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

MURFREESBORO — A former high school basketball coach from Northeast Arkansas was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for computer child pornography, but seven of those years were suspended.

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JONESBORO — The death toll due to confirmed coronavirus cases grew by 21 statewide Monday, and three of them were in Craighead County, according to reports from the Arkansas Department of Health.

JONESBORO — Police are investigating a murder after a woman was found dead Monday near an apartment complex in northwest Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — More than a year since the state started collecting sales taxes from out-of-state retailers, local collections continue to rise, but at a slower pace.

POCAHONTAS — Agi Geva, a Holocaust survivor and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum volunteer, will be BRTC’s 14th Annual Holocaust Survivor Series guest speaker.

JONESBORO — Craighead County justices of the peace will meet Monday night to consider an ordinance to put an additional $500,000 into the county budget for the next three years.

JONESBORO — Time is running out. Candidates for local offices are reminding voters by hanging out along Jefferson Avenue as a constant procession of cars enter the Craighead County Election Annex parking to cast early votes.

JONESBORO — The police department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit rounded up two Jonesboro residents Friday suspected of communicating sexually with teens.

BROOKLAND — After attempting to show his support for presidential candidate Joe Biden, a Brookland resident said he will not be putting up any more campaign signs in his yard.

HOLLYWOOD — Although he’s been experimenting with Bakersfield, Calif., jazz sounds, Newport native Jim Ranger decided to stick with his country roots when he selected Blake Shelton to be his coach Monday night on NBC’s The Voice.

JONESBORO — The Craighead County Detention Center is allowing in-person visitation for the first time in seven months, starting Saturday.

JONESBORO — After an 11-day shutdown due to the number of quarantined teachers and positive coronavirus cases, Fox Meadow School of Creative Media reopened for in-person instruction Thursday.

JONESBORO — Human remains found during a search in the Valley View area are indeed Lisa Mans Prescott, a Hoxie native reported missing two years ago.

JONESBORO — Craighead County contributed 53 new coronavirus cases to Wednesday’s statewide total of 981. That brings the cumulative total of confirmed cases since March to 95,399.

JONESBORO — There are ways to finance major capital improvements without a tax increase, but they are limited, Mike Downing, the mayor’s chief of staff told the Jonesboro City Council.

JONESBORO — Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), manufacturer of industrial dust, fume and mist collection systems, will construct a new manufacturing facility in Jonesboro to replace its previous building that was destroyed by a tornado and fire in March.

ASH FLAT — A man “confessed” to killing two women in Cherokee Village and stabbing another in Highland, Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts announced Tuesday.

JONESBORO — A Jonesboro City Council committee turned back a proposed resolution calling for the governor to end “the inconsistent, harmful, and damaging directives and policies against the citizens, schools, and businesses of the City of Jonesboro.”

JONESBORO — Of the 57,000 registered voters in Craighead County, more than 3 percent cast their votes in person on the first day of early voting, and election officials say they are not surprised.

Sarah Rickert of Jonesboro, and children, from left, Michael John, Rubye Kate and Jackson prepare to board for a tour Monday of the B17G Yankee Lady at the Walnut Ridge Regional Airport. The World War II flying fortress was on display as part of a “Salute to Victory in World War II” tour.

JONESBORO — A local judge has placed himself under quarantine and Gov. Asa Hutchinson has canceled his public schedule for the week after possible contact with people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

JONESBORO — Police are investigating a shooting that resulted in a Forrest City woman being hospitalized Monday.

NEWPORT — A Jonesboro mother was charged with child endangerment following a state police probe into her children’s death in a September highway crash.

NEWPORT — Details emerge as the Jonesboro man accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering Sydney Sutherland was formally charged in court.

ASH FLAT — Emerson will open a new facility in Sharp County, where it plans to invest $35 million and create about 245 new jobs within four years.

JONESBORO — The number of new confirmed coronavirus infections in Arkansas grew by 5.05 percent from Oct. 12 through Sunday, a slight improvement from the 6.18 percent jump in infections the previous week.

JONESBORO — A man found murdered Saturday night in a home on Self Circle has been identified by police as Brian Ward, 40.

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Officers with the Jonesboro Police Department respond Monday afternoon to Family Dollar, 316 E. Johnson Ave., after a man and woman were shot at in the 300 block of Allis Street. The female victim was shot in the leg and transported to a local hospital from a nearby yard, said Rachel Carmack…

JONESBORO — Another new private club alcohol request and paperwork involving millions of dollars in federal grants as well as a proposed change to stormwater management regulations will be on the Jonesboro City Council agenda Tuesday.

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JONESBORO — The early voting period begins Monday and officials say they’re prepared for Craighead County residents to cast their ballots.