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In this story, you can hear each candidate for Jonesboro Mayor talk about how the city should handle traffic as the city is projected to continue to grow about 3% every year . Click on the Listen button to hear the story.

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In this story, you can hear each candidate for Jonesboro Mayor talk about their qualifications for being the next mayor and how they would address future annexations of land in Jonesboro. Click on the Listen button to hear the story.

Whether you're looking for awesome amusement or a terrifying treat, Arkansas has enough activities to keep you and your family entertained. In this episode, Travel Writer Kim Williams highlights a couple of fun and scary places that are fun for the whole family. We'll go on a trip to central Arkansas to an annual fair where you can go on carnival rides and sample delicious fried foods. If you would rather celebrate October by seeking thrills you can't find on a ride, then Williams has the...

An Irish band known for its collaborations with Nashville musicians will perform as part of Arkansas State University’s free lecture-concert series October 16 at 3 p.m. in Riceland Hall in ASU’s Fowler Center. The Brock McGuire band’s Jonesboro appearance is underwritten by KASU, the on- air and online public media service of A-State, with additional support from Dr. James and Mary Sheridan of Campbell, Mo.; Dr. Troy Bartels, “Dentistry for the Entire Family;” Donn & Kacky Mixon of...

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The 3 rd annual Arkansas Science Festival is the state's only science festival. It is a two week event meant to be a celebration of science. Dr. Amy Pearce is professor of psychology at Arkansas State University and the festival's organizer. "The goal is to bring people to our events where they can have fun," said Pearce.

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Sexual assault and domestic violence crimes are on the rise across the nation, and Arkansas is no exception. Around the start of the Fall 2016 semester, A-State students were alerted of a sexual assault incident that took place on campus, which had many shaken up. In the wake of the incident, KAIT reported that the victim of the incident along with students will hold a gathering to raise more awareness of the crime. KASU’s Brandon Tabor sat down with ASU Student Life Counselor Devin Nelson...

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The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza is celebrating its 10th anniversary on October 6th. KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with director Linda Hinton about the history of the museum and the events taking place this week.

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A locally produced film that focuses on the problem of human sex trafficking is receiving high praise at film festivals across the nation and will be shown in Hollywood this month. KASU’s news director Johnathan Reaves talks with producer and director Hunter West about his film “Ridge Runners”. Click on the Listen button to hear the interview.

Blues, Boats, Blacksmithing, and BOOs! That just a taste of the events Travel Writer Kim Williams will tell you about going on in Arkansas. Williams has details on a historic Blues festival in South Arkansas in a town dripping with history of the music and the Mississippi. Also, in this episode, there's an opportunity for kids to learn about boats... Steamboats to be exact. Williams takes you to a historic city in Lawrence County where the family can have fun learning about how life was like...

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As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with Amanda Dunavant as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.

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As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with Harold Copenhaver as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.

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The City of Jonesboro has announced the following streets and parking lot closing schedule for this weekend's BBQ Fest in the downtown area:

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As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with John Street as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.

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Tyson Foods is recalling over 132 thousand pounds of fully cooked chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with hard plastic. According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Panko Chicken Nuggets were produced July 18 th . The packages of chicken nuggets being recalled are a five-pound bag of Tyson’s fully cooked Panko chicken nuggets and the 20-pound bags of Spare Time fully cooked Panko chicken nuggets. The problem was discovered after complaints were reported to...

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As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with Nathan Coleman as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.

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The Craighead County Quorum Court is looking at how to improve drainage throughout the county. Justices of the Peace have asked Craighead County Judge Ed Hill to look at how to make all of the drainage districts in the county to be more effective. They say some districts work very well at raising money and using those funds to clear out ditches and work on drainage issues. Other districts are not that active and do not raise any funds. The Justices asked the judge to see if the districts...

Update on Jonesboro robbery; victim identified

Sep 26, 2016
Jonesboro Police Department

Jonesboro Police detectives are continuing to investigate the armed robbery of employees of the Dollar Tree located at the corner of Nettleton Ave and Red Wolf Blvd that occurred last night around 9:30. It was reported that employees leaving the store for the night were confronted by an armed subject who demanded money. One of the employees, Assistant Manager Loretta Ann ‘Laurie’ Pixler, a 45 year old Jonesboro resident, was abducted at gunpoint and forced to drive away in her own vehicle, a...

Jonesboro police search for suspect in armed robbery

Sep 26, 2016
Jonesboro Police Department

This press release courtesy of the Jonesboro Police Department: On 9/25/16 at approximately 9:30pm, Jonesboro Police were notified of the armed robbery of employees of the Dollar Tree located at the corner of Nettleton Ave and Red Wolf Blvd. An employee of the store told officers that a black male, armed with a handgun and wearing a dark short sleeve shirt and gray pants with a red bandanna over his face approached the two employees as they were leaving the store and demanded money. The...

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In this Congressional interview, U.S. Senator John Boozman talks to KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves about the Presidential debate and election, fiscal issues, and a likely override of one of President Obama's veto. Listen to the entire interview above.

Travel Writer Kim Williams lets you in on a little secret in this episode of Traveling Arkansas... she LOVES Fall! In this episode she will highlight some fun activities in the Natural State that will help you fall in love with Fall in Arkansas, too. She highlights 2 opportunities to travel back in time and take part of some of the activities settlers have done way back when. If time travel is not your thing, Williams also shares with you 2 one-of-a-kind concerts taking place in the state....

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Lawrence County Democrats have nominated a successor for the late Judge Dale Freeman. In a special election held on Thursday, John Thomison defeated Mary Freeman in a race to become county judge. Dale Freeman, who was the late husband of Mary Freeman, passed away Saturday and was currently serving as county judge. Because the 75-year old judge was running unopposed in the November election, Thomison automatically takes the seat and will win the November election. According to state law,...

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As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with Thomas Elwood as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.

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Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin participated in a Mayoral Candidate Interview with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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After the passing of Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman , officials will begin a search for a Democratic candidate to finish his term. The 75 year old judge was elected as county judge in 2010. Freeman was serving as county judge at the time of his passing and was running for reelection on the November ballot. Thursday, Lawrence county Democrats will convene to nominate a candidate to finish Freeman’s term. According to state law, the selected candidate will be ineligible to run a second term...

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Arkansas Works , Pre-K funding, poverty, higher education funding and more issues were discussed during a heated debate for the State Representative District 58 seat. Republican Representative Brandt Smith and Democratic challenger Nate Looney faced off during the hour-long debate. You can hear the story on the debate by clicking on the Listen button. You can view the entire debate below.

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