Mills Utility Construction worker Omar utilizes an excavator to dig a hole Monday during the installation of AT&T fiber optic cable at the corner of W. Matthews Avenue and S. McClure Street in Jonesboro. Mills Utility plans to install more than 24,000 feet of cable in the downtown area.

JONESBORO — Centennial Bank reported to Jonesboro police on Monday that a 37-year-old woman had deposited several checks that turned out to be forged.

JONESBORO — A police report that told of a 16-year-old male being shot in the back and his 15-year-old male friend being shot in the wrist by a suspect who then fled the scene Monday night wasn’t what it seemed to be.

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Gabrielle Clark makes her way through the obstacle course of playground equipment at the Miracle League Park on a sunny Monday afternoon in Jonesboro. Today’s weather is expected to be mostly sunny and pleasant with a high of 81.

JONESBORO — Final surface paving on I-555 southbound between Southwest Drive and Arkansas 463 (Nettleton Avenue) began Tuesday by the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

JONESBORO — Arkansas will veer away from federal quarantine guidelines in schools, state officials announced Tuesday.

JONESBORO — The JET Red Wolf Express, Jonesboro’s city-provided bus service to Arkansas State University home football games, will ferry riders from downtown to Centennial Bank Stadium and back for Thursday’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Phlebotomist Felicia Watkins, with the American Red Cross, checks in Bill Paulsen on Monday afternoon to have his blood drawn at the Southwest Church in Jonesboro. The Red Cross currently is under an emergency blood shortage. Blood drives have been set up throughout the week in Northeast Arkansas.

Skyla Conger (left) as Gwendolen Fairfax and Gavin Wilson as Jack Worthing rehearse a scene from the Arkansas State University Department of Theatre production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. Performances will be Friday-Sunday and Oct. 29-30 in the Drama Theatre of the F…

JONESBORO — A district court judge found probable cause to charge a Walnut Ridge woman with possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver greater than 10 grams but less than 200 grams and possession of a Schedule I or II drug not meth or cocaine.

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PARAGOULD — The local lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has gotten a lot of positive feedback on Saturday’s car show.

JONESBORO — David Eckert, director of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, announced late Friday that the library will move sex education books for children to the parent/teacher section in the Children’s Library.

TRUMANN — A piece of Arkansas’ rich rockabilly music history sat rusting away at the Poinsett-Craighead County line for decades.

JONESBORO — Mayor Harold Copenhaver’s proposal to spend a large share of Jonesboro’s funding from the American Rescue Plan Act will get its first hearing Tuesday.

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JONESBORO — A Jonesboro man was being held Friday on a $500,000 bond after District Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge him with a list of drug and firearm crimes.

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JONESBORO — Multiple law enforcement agencies nominated the same person for the Exchange Club of Jonesboro’s annual Police Officer of the Year award for one person, said Barry Forrest, chairman of the selection committee.

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Arkansas State’s Sarah Strong (10) celebrates with teammate Cooper Cowan after scoring a goal in the 76th minute of Friday’s Sun Belt Conference match against Georgia State. ASU scored two goals in the final 14 minutes to tie the match as the teams played to a 3-3 draw. (See story on B1.)

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JONESBORO — City council members are scheduled to vote Tuesday whether to approve two more locations to serve alcoholic beverages in Jonesboro.

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During recent hands-on training sessions, Firefighter Essentials students at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas practiced specialized life-saving techniques. Firefighter students were trained to work in teams of two to rescue victims and render aid to other firefighters who have bec…

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JONESBORO — Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library board member Mark Nichols defended his handing out a DVD after the board of directors meeting on Monday night.

JONESBORO — A Jonesboro man was given a total of A $100,000 bond Friday after District Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge him with several crimes.

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PARAGOULD — The band Special Consensus will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 25, at the Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., in downtown Paragould

JONESBORO — The Department of English, Philosophy and World Languages, along with the A-State Writing Center at Arkansas State University will celebrate National Day on Writing on Wednesday.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University recently released the names of those students graduating for the summer of 2021.

JONESBORO — A 46-year-old Jonesboro woman reported to police that her vehicle was stolen Wednesday morning in the 600 block of Cate Avenue, according to a Jonesboro police report.

JONESBORO — The rate of new coronavirus infections in Northeast Arkansas continued to slow, as Craighead County recorded 28 new cases Thursday. That’s down from 41 on Oct. 7.

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Vince Pearcy whitewashes the Coca-Cola mural Tuesday on the side of Cregeen’s Irish Pub at Cate Avenue off of Main Street. Pearcy is restoring the mural with money from Coca-Cola.

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From left, Nettleton High School students Grant Loveday, junior, and Ian Landrum, Jacob Lenderman and Anthony Pan, sophomores, pick up trash Wednesday morning on the Nettleton School District campus as part of an annual service project. The district celebrated its 125th anniversary this week.

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JONESBORO — In the wake of a burglary in late July or early August at the Jonesboro Streets Department, the total number of security cameras at the Public Works compound has been increased, said Bill Campbell, director of communications for the City of Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — Timothy Quinn, 34, of 3006 N. Church St., was arrested Wednesday morning following a traffic stop at the intersection of Blankenship Road and North Culberhouse Street, according to a Jonesboro police report.

JONESBORO — District Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause on Wednesday to charge a Jonesboro man with residential burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree forgery and theft of $1,000 or less.

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TRUMANN — For many charities, finding the money to carry out their mission is a constant challenge. It involves begging for donations of all types and applying for government or private grants.

JONESBORO — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday a new law that will allow employees to opt-out of COVID-19 vaccine requirements interferes with private business and sows distrust.

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