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Arkansas county clerk charged with stealing public funds

Jun. 30, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A county clerk in northeastern Arkansas has been charged with stealing more than $1.5 million from the county. Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday was arrested and charged Monday with 13 counts of theft of property and one count of abuse of office. County Judge Marvin Day also...

Jonesboro police officer, man killed in vehicle collision

Jun. 22, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A Jonesboro police officer and another person were killed in a head-on collision on a northeastern Arkansas highway. “On Sunday evening, Patrolman Zachary Barton and his wife were involved in a head-on collision in Lawrence County. Patrolman Barton died on the scene,"...

7 Arkansas St. athletes positive for COVID-19, no symptoms

Jun. 4, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Seven Arkansas State athletes tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating for 14 days, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said Thursday. The seven athletes are from three sports, and all were asymptomatic. They learned the results Wednesday night. Damphousse said contact tracing has...

Little Rock re-institutes curfew as Floyd protests continue

Jun. 1, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott said Monday that the city will re-institute a nightly curfew because large crowds that have gathered to protest the death of George Floyd haven't followed social distancing guidelines, and some aren't wearing face masks. The curfew, which begins...

Arkansas State coach Anderson gets extension through 2023

May. 22, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson has received a restructured contract extension that runs through 2023. The school made the announcement on Friday. Terms of the deal were not released. Anderson took the job before the start of the 2014 season. He has led the Red Wolves to a pair...