JONESBORO – A free tourniquet training session for Arkansas State University faculty and staff, designed to save lives by stopping bleeding from a life-threatening wound, is set for Thursday, Dec. 3, from 3-5 p.m., in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive. The hands-on session includes information about hemorrhage control through the proper application of tourniquets in the immediate aftermath of traumatic injuries.
11/30/2015 5:30 PM
Emergency responders are keeping a close eye on several rivers in northeast Arkansas that have swollen due to the weekend rains.As the rain finally tapers off, several counties in northeast Arkansas are closely monitoring the Black River, the L’Anguille, the St. Francis, and the White Rivers. In some locations, the rivers are well above flood stage. In Randolph County, the Black River at Pocahontas is almost three feet above flood stage. By mid-week, it is expected to reach exactly three feet above flood stage.
11/30/2015 12:03 PM
Residents in Cash, AR are preparing to vote on a 1% sales tax for general improvements to the town. Mayor of Cash Michael Cureton tells KASU News he hopes the sales tax will provide another source of income for the town and will bring improvements. If it passes, the tax will likely go into effect in the next fiscal year. Early voting for the tax runs Tuesday, December 1st until Monday, December 7th at the Craighead County Clerk’s office in the Courthouse in Jonesboro.
11/30/2015 11:12 AM
The Arkansas State volleyball squad will play Michigan State in the first round of 2015 NCAA Volleyball Tournament in Seattle, Wash., the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball committee announced Sunday night.
11/30/2015 6:44 AM
The Arkansas State football squad clinched the Sun Belt Conference championship with a 52-28 win over New Mexico State that saw the Red Wolves pile up 605 yards of total offense, while the A-State defense forced four turnovers Saturday afternoon at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, N.M.
11/30/2015 6:43 AM
11/30/2015 6:25 AM
Arkansas State University is the first higher education institution in the state of Arkansas to become a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. By establishing a closer dialog with the National Weather Service, A-State’s safety officer Jon Carvell said the university is working to help students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus become more aware of severe weather when it threatens campus.
11/30/2015 12:00 AM
The continued rain is the main story this holiday weekend. This announcement: The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Saint Francis River-Craighead Co. Jonesboro E911 Coordinator Jeff Presley tells KASU News the river is almost level with the Lake City bridge. Evacuations may be necessary. Presley also sent this statement to KASU:Local flooding reported Cr 905 and Cr 910, hwy 230 reported flooded west of Bono. Please call dispatch with flood reports at 870-935-5552 24/7- Call 911 for emergency help. Turn around don't drown !
11/28/2015 2:03 PM
JONESBORO – Graduates of Arkansas State University who earned degrees through the online program will be honored at a reception after the conclusion of the Saturday, Dec. 12, commencement ceremony in the Convocation Center at 217 Olympic Drive. The event, hosted by Academic Partnerships and the Alumni Association, starts at noon in the Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Boulevard.
11/27/2015 2:00 PM
On Tuesday, November 17, Sodexo hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner in the Acansa dining hall, a special event for students who are served a buffet-style meal providing them with a "taste of home." The meal, served by faculty members and administrators at A-State, included turkey, ham and all the trimmings.
11/26/2015 6:00 AM
The Arkansas State University chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity is currently ranked sixth of the top 25 Pike chapters in recruitment. The chapter was among those recognized for recruiting achievement in “Shield & Diamond,” the national Pike magazine.
11/25/2015 2:15 PM
JONESBORO – Jim Callaway, one of Arkansas State University’s distinguished alumni who played a major role in the creation of the modern AT&T, is the featured speaker at A-State’s 2015 fall commencement ceremony, Chancellor Tim Hudson has announced. Callaway’s address to graduates highlights the event set for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, in the Convocation Center on the Arkansas State campus. Chancellor Hudson will confer degrees upon 1,224 candidates. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception on the north mezzanine for graduates and their families. The ceremony is available online at AState.edu/livestream.
11/25/2015 1:30 PM
The Automobile Association of America estimates that 46 million people will travel to their Thanksgiving destinations. As people travel through Arkansas, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is reminding motorists about IDrive Arkansas. The website and app for smartphones can give the latest information on work zones and highway congestion. Danny Straessley is Public Information Officer with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and tells about idrivearkansas.com.
11/25/2015 7:38 AM
The Jonesboro City Council’s Finance Committee has defeated an ordinance that would sent a controversial property maintenance code to the voters. Alderman John Street proposed placing the Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code on the March 1 Primary last week. Last night, during a special meeting of the Finance Committee, the proposal was shot down by a 3-2 vote. If passed, the entire City Council would have to have passed it by a 2/3 margin. Then, it would have to go to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office by December 17 to place it on the ballot. Some who su
11/25/2015 5:25 AM
Just in time for holiday giving and in response to requests from alumni, students and Red Wolves fans, Arkansas State University now has an online site for purchasing photographs of favorite campus scenes and special memories.
11/24/2015 3:30 PM
Trust and transparency between the community and law enforcement are the goals the Jonesboro Police Department hope to accomplish as they work to obtain body cameras. Currently, about one-third of the 18,000 police departments in the United States are using body cameras, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. Even Memphis Police are equipping their officers with body cameras as soon as the beginning of January 2016.
11/24/2015 12:05 PM
One of Arkansas State University's engineering professors has begun research for a South Korean company on projects to help reduce air pollution from power plants.Dr. Kwangkook (David) Jeong, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is leading the research group that is starting work on two projects under a $1.22 million contract with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.
11/24/2015 10:20 AM
One of Arkansas State University's engineering professors has begun research for a South Korean company on projects to help reduce air pollution from power plants. Dr. Kwangkook (David) Jeong, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is leading the research group that is starting work on two projects under a $1.22 million contract with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.
11/24/2015 9:00 AM
A free community Thanksgiving meal will be offered in Jonesboro on Thursday. About two-thousand meals are expected to be served at the St. Bernard’s Auditorium, as well as being delivered to those who may not be able to get out of their homes. Richard Carvell tells why this meal is important.
11/24/2015 7:39 AM
Millions of people are expected on the highways for Thanksgiving travel this week. State and local law enforcement agencies across the nation are participating in a seat belt campaign that is called Click It or Ticket. Paul Holmes is the Public Information Officer with the Jonesboro Police Department. According to Holmes, almost half of passenger vehicle occupants killed crashes were not wearing seat belts. He says that is a staggering number.
11/24/2015 7:19 AM
11/24/2015 6:54 AM
The Craighead County Quorum Court is requesting an opinion from the Arkansas Attorney General concerning operations of both the eastern and western districts of the county. This issue started off as a budget question, but has snowballed into a debate about how the Circuit Clerk’s office is able to do its business at courthouses in Jonesboro and Lake City. Craighead County Circuit Clerk Candace Edwards has asked for the budgets of Lake City and Jonesboro to be combined due to budgetary and potential state legal issues. Supporters of keeping the budgets separate say it allow
11/24/2015 5:58 AM