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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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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 18th.  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 the USDA. There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the nuggets.

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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. 

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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.  

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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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 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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With the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, Conner Eldridge, Democratic challenger to U.S. Senator John Boozman, discusses with KASU's Johnathan Reaves how congress should address national security and Arkansas' roles in keeping America safe.  Also discussed in this congressional interview:

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This announcement from the Arkansas Department of Economic Development:

Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced that it is adding an additional cold mill at its Nucor Steel Arkansas division. The specialty cold mill complex will expand Nucor’s capability to produce advanced high-strength, high-strength low-alloy, and motor lamination steel products. The mill will cost an estimated $230 million to build and is expected to be operational in approximately two years.

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The Jonesboro City Council waived second and third readings on an ordinance to give pay increases to the Jonesboro Police Department.  That means that officers will immediately see a bump in their pay, which many have criticized as being very low at just over $31,000 a year.  The Jonesboro City Council approved a step plan that would give raises over numbers of years of service.  Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliot says the plan will help in retaining and recruiting more officers for the future.

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 In this congressional interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Libertarian candidate Mark West about the recent terrorism activity in New York and New Jersey, the economy, and trade with Cuba.  Click on the Listen button to hear the interview.     

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This press release comes from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission: 

Intimidator Inc., a manufacturer of 4x4 utility vehicles and zero turn mowers, today announced they are expanding their current manufacturing facility in Batesville and building a second facility in the Independence County Industrial Park. The company will invest $12 million in facilities and equipment while adding 400 new full-time employees over four years.

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Jonesboro officials joined the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department for a ribbon cutting of Parker Road extension to Washington Avenue.  The two-point-two million dollar project was shared by both the state and the city.  Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin says the extension will help relieve traffic as well as help with future growth in the area.

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The first meeting of the newly formed Northeast Arkansas Hispanic Professional Network takes place tonight.  As KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves explains, the network hopes to bring Hispanics in Jonesboro together to learn about Hispanic businesses in the area, as well as potential collaborations to benefit the rising population.

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   The interim chancellor of Arkansas State University says he intends to bring healing to the Jonesboro campus, as well as to look at internal communication issues and shared governance on campus.  

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 Arkansas State University's Head Football Coach Blake Anderson says his team needs to make huge improvements, especially defensively, to get ready for Friday night's game on the road against Utah State.  Click on the Listen button to hear this week's press conference.    

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Congressman Rick Crawford talks to KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves about terrorism concerns and what he wants to see in the next funding bills going through Congress.  Listen to the entire congressional interview by clicking on the "Listen" button.   

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The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department:  

A routine inspection of the I-40 Mississippi River Bridge requires temporary lane closures, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Ø  The outside westbound lane will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, starting on Monday, September 12, through Thursday, September 15, weather permitting.

 

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Officials at Arkansas State University report a record enrollment.  14,074 students are enrolled this fall, which is a 5% increase from last year.  Engineering is also seeing an explosion in the numbers of students who are in that program.  KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves has this report.  A full breakdown of the numbers can be found here

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   Concerns over the pay of all employees in the City of Jonesboro led to tense moments at the end of last night's Jonesboro City Council meeting.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.  

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Classes started 80 years ago at Arkansas State University's ROTC program.  An interview about the history and the significance of the program is found by clicking on "Listen".  KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves talks to Former Army Captain Richard Hartness about this. 

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    This Saturday, the town of Wilson will unveil a historical marker at the former site of the Wilson Trade School, located at Hudson Wren Memorial Park.  The event takes place at 10:30 a.m.  The school ran from 1925 to 1970 and provided state-of-the-art facilities to African-Americans living in Wilson.  Dr. Jeannie Whayne, professor of history at the University of Arkansas, talks with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves about the significance of the school, its impact on the region, and why the story of the school is relevant today.  

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