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Mayoral Candidate Interview: Amanda Dunavant

Mayoral Candidate Interview: Amanda Dunavant

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.

09/30/2016 8:55 AM

Mayoral Candidate Interview: Harold Copenhaver

Mayoral Candidate Interview: Harold Copenhaver

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.

09/29/2016 8:55 AM

Jonesboro Closing Streets, Parking Lots for BBQ Fest

Jonesboro Closing Streets, Parking Lots for BBQ Fest

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

09/29/2016 7:19 AM

Former Athletic Director Don Floyd Led Move to Division I

Arkansas State University extends sympathy to the family and friends of Don Floyd, who coached and served as director of athletics at A-State and led the program through a period of major advancement.

09/28/2016 4:45 PM

Mayoral Candidate Interview: John Street

Mayoral Candidate Interview: John Street

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.

09/28/2016 8:56 AM

Fall Business Plan Competition to Get Underway

Fall Business Plan Competition to Get Underway

JONESBORO — All students, both undergraduate and graduate, are eligible for the ninth annual Fall Business Plan Competition hosted by Arkansas State University’s College of Business. Winning proposals will receive rewards from a total cash prize package of $5,000.

09/27/2016 7:00 PM

Tyson Foods recalling chicken nuggets

Tyson Foods recalling chicken nuggets

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. The press release is below: WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 – Tyson Foods Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets items were produced on July 18, 2016. The

09/27/2016 1:14 PM

Mayoral Candidate Interview: Nathan Coleman

Mayoral Candidate Interview: Nathan Coleman

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.

09/27/2016 8:48 AM

Craighead County Justices ask for review of drainage districts

Craighead County Justices ask for review of drainage districts

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 could be consolidated and to also find out what authority the county has over those drainage districts. Additionally, Judge Hill says he will be reviewing the work the US Army Corps of Engineers is doing to try to clear out major drainage ditches, such as Big Bay ditch. Big Bay ditch has two sharp 90 degree angles, and it is one of the causes of water backing up into Jonesboro during flooding events. The ditch is located near the Craighead County and Poinsett County lines. Hill says he will make a

09/27/2016 7:31 AM

Inside A-State - 09/27/2016

Inside A-State - 09/27/2016

09/27/2016 12:00 AM

Strategic Communication Students Sweep Prism Awards

Strategic Communication Students Sweep Prism Awards

JONESBORO — Students from Arkansas State University’s strategic communication program swept the Prism Awards at the recent annual Arkansas Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) award ceremony at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock. In all, there were 10 awarded and all 10 went to A-State entries.

09/26/2016 5:30 PM

Update on Jonesboro robbery; victim identified

Update on Jonesboro robbery; victim identified

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 black 4-door 2004 Hyundai Accent. It was later determined that Mrs Pixler was the victim of a pedestrian / vehicle accident on I555 near the Payneway exit. Mrs Pixler’s vehicle was also discovered in a ditch some distance away. Mrs Pixler’s body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab Medical Examiner’s Office to determine cause of death. Her vehicle was also escorted to the State Crime Lab for evidence processing by Crime Lab Investigators. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a

09/26/2016 3:08 PM

Jonesboro police search for suspect in armed robbery

Jonesboro police search for suspect in armed robbery

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 suspect took the phone of one employee and forced the other employee into her own vehicle and forced her to drive away. The witness stated that he last saw the vehicle headed south on Red Wolf Blvd. As officers were searching for the victim and her vehicle, they were notified of a vehicle/pedestrian accident on I555, just south of Trumann. Poinsett County and Arkansas State Police responded to the accident and within a short amount of time, determined that the female victim was the victim from Dollar

09/26/2016 9:23 AM

Senator John Boozman talks Presidential Debate, Fiscal Issues

Senator John Boozman talks Presidential Debate, Fiscal Issues

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.

09/26/2016 9:11 AM

Rugby Defeats Lindenwood, 51-16

Rugby Defeats Lindenwood, 51-16

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s rugby team dominated Lindenwood-Belleville, 51-16, in college rugby Saturday afternoon. The victory ups the Red Wolves’ record to 2-0 on the fall season.

09/25/2016 5:30 PM

Fall Time Travel & Music Fun - Episode 9/24

Fall Time Travel & Music Fun - Episode 9/24

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. One of the concerts features a group who have toured Rock and Roll Highway 67. The other is a nice intimate concert held under the shade of an Oak Tree. Featured stops include St. Joe, Fairfield Bay, Hardy, and Mountain View.

09/24/2016 2:00 PM