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Residents' Escalating Debts To Probation Company Forgiven, Prompting Lawsuit For Lost Income

Listen to the story here. In 2005, Jaime Mann was cited for several traffic violations in Craighead County — not having insurance, not wearing a seatbelt, and hazardous driving. She was charged about $500. She paid some of it, but then she started racking up fees and fines for the money and community service hours she owed. "And then it started spiraling out of control, and I was so mad, I remember, because I thought, ‘I paid this ticket,'" she said.

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Craighead Co. Election Filings

Updated 3/2/18: 70 are running for office in Craighead Co. See the final list of candidates.

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Traveling Arkansas: Bluegrass and daffodils in the Natural State

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of March 9!

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President Trump To Meet With Kim Jong Un, White House Says

Updated at 2:58 a.m. ET President Trump has agreed to a face-to-face meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "at a place and time to be determined," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Thursday. The announcement came in response to a stunning invitation from Kim, relayed by South Korea's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, who briefed Trump and other U.S. officials on Chung's recent meeting with Kim in Pyongyang. Any meeting between these two...

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Jonesboro, AR – The Foundation of Arts in Jonesboro is holding a fundraiser as it prepares for its Summer musical production, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The fundraiser this Saturday night is called "The Technicolor Ball." The Foundation's Kristi Pulliam talks about the upcoming events on KASU's Morning Edition...

Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Lincoln paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Lincoln paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against incumbent U-S Senator Blanche Lincoln. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Halter paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against incumbent U-S Senator Blanche Lincoln. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Halter paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discusses the Arkansas primary election, her own campaign, financial reform, and FEMA, in her monthly conversation with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discusses the Arkansas primary election, her own campaign, financial reform, and FEMA, in her monthly conversation with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Arkansas 1st District Congressman Marion Berry talks about voter turnout in the upcoming election, financial reform, immigration, and the FEMA flood maps in his monthly talk with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Arkansas 1st District Congressman Marion Berry talks about voter turnout in the upcoming election, financial reform, immigration, and the FEMA flood maps in his monthly talk with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln discusses financial reform, the Gulf oil spill and more in a live phone interview with KASU's Mark Smith.

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Riverfest Suspending Annual Event After 40 Years In Little Rock

Little Rock's annual music festival, Riverfest, is suspending operations after four decades. The Riverfest, Inc., board of directors announced Tuesday that 2017 was the last year for the music festival in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. The festival's executive director, DeAnna Korte, says rising costs and more competition from other festivals made it difficult for Riverfest to continue. Korte says hot and rainy weather in May and June also affected Riverfest's ability to be...

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