The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of a charity scam in the area.
KAIT-TV reports Sheriff Marty Boyd sent an email Monday warning of a man contacting local businesses on behalf of the Arkansas Sheriff’s Association. The scammer says the money is for the “COPS for Kids” program which goes to support 2 kids in Bay.
Boyd said the ASA collects donations by selling ads or merchandise in person with a deputy present—never by phone.
Conference spokesman and National Agricultural Law Center Director Harrison Pittman says Mid-South agriculture is uniquely impacted by changes in state, federal, & international policies. He says the goal is to bring awareness to how those changes affect the industry.
U. S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-Jonesboro) has returned from his “fact-finding” mission to Cuba for his agricultural trade bill. He shared his experience with Talk Business and Politics on their TV show over the weekend. He said he was “pleasantly surprised” about his visit.
The Doc Rock Half Marathon and 5-k will take place in Jonesboro Saturday. The events are expected to go from 7:30am until about 11am. Here is a list of intersections that will be affected by the events:
Former U.S. Congressman and Arkansas State University president Ray Thornton has died.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Thornton passed away Wednesday after his battle with lung cancer at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. The Conway-native has served as Arkansas attorney general and U.S. Senator before returning to the state in 1979.
Two of Arkansas State University’s colleges are joining forces to produce a series television programs to tackle heath issues affecting Arkansans.
“Your State of Health” will air on ASU-TV Suddenlink channel 18 starting Wednesday evening. The show is a collaboration between the College of Media and Communications and the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
The state health department says another Arkansan has tested positive with the Zika Virus.
KAIT-TV reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that the individual contracted a “mild” case of the virus after a recent visit to Central America. This is the second confirmed report of the virus in the state.
NPR reports the World Health Organization has recently confirmed the connection between the virus and the birth defect microcephaly.
Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on Wednesday 30 more appointments to various state boards and commission. 4 are from Northeast Arkansas, which includes Jack Crumbly from Widner, Mayor David Morris from Searcy, Carmen Smith from Jonesboro, and Jim Gates from Walnut Ridge.
The complete list of appointments and their terms can be seen below:
Governor Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced that he intends to grant 9 pardons and restore firearm rights for one person. 5 of the applicants are from Northeast Arkansas. The public has 30 days to give feedback on the applicants before clemency is granted.
All terms of these applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations for the following: