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Cynthia Barnhill / KASU Photojournalim-Graphics Designer Intern

Special elections were held on Tuesday in Northeast Arkansas which resulted in a millage increase and an extension of a sales tax.

(left to right) ACH Communications Officer Fred Scarborough, ACH Board Member Kim Fowler, ACH President and CEO Marcy Doderer, and Businessman Chris Fowler
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700,000 minutes per year. 

That’s how much time the Arkansas Children’s Clinic in Jonesboro estimates parents spend traveling to Little Rock for treatment.  Husband and wife Chris and Kim Fowler felt that was too much time, so they gave the clinic $750,000 to buy the current building the clinic’s been leasing since 2012. 

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After 2 attempts and about 78 years, Randolph County voters will get to decide in November if they want alcohol sold within their borders.

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The Arkansas State Police has inactivated an Amber Alert for 14-year-old Michael Brown.

According to earlier reports from the state police, Brown was reported to be asleep in the back seat of a 2005 Maroon Chevy Malibu at a gas station in Fort Smith.  As Brown's uncle went inside to pay for gas, the suspect got into the car and drove away with Brown in the back seat.

First Baptist Church in Pocahontas.  Some of the stone pillars on top of the bell tower fell through the roof of the church during a Sunday morning storm.
First Baptist Church of Pocahontas

Arkansas weather can be unpredictable at times.  From devastating floods and high-speed tornadoes to unpredictable snow storms and extreme heat.  Even a simple thunderstorm can have a disastrous outcome. That’s what one Northeast Arkansas church found out this summer.

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July is not just the month for Independence Day, Bar-B-Q, and fireworks.  It’s also the month of mosquito season in the Delta.

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The CVS Pharmacy robbery in Jonesboro on June 21 may have been connected to a string of gang-related robberies that began in Indiana.

On Tuesday, the Jonesboro Police Department released more details about the robbery.  Two people were held hostage during the robbery.  Witnesses said the suspects were 3 males between 15 and 17 years old and dressed in dark-colored hoodies. 

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of June 22!


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Hefei Risever Machinery Co., Arkansas' 5th Chinese-headquartered company, broke ground on Friday, in the Northeast corner of the state. 

The ceremony took place at their new location—behind FMH Conveyors at the Craighead Technology Park in East Jonesboro.  Risever makes fabrication parts for various manufacturers, such as Caterpillar and Volvo. Back in 2017, Risever announced their plans to build their first North American plant in Jonesboro. 

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during Father’s Day weekend—June 15!


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A recent study suggests that access to Pre-K for young Arkansans is among the top in the nation.  But, the state still has a long way to go when it comes to their development further along in their education.


The Collins Theater in Downtown Paragould, Arkansas
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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of June 8!


Village Creek State Park south of Wynne, Arkansas. Lake Dunn
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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of June 1!


Morris Day and the Time performing at 2017 RiverFest in Little Rock.
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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during Memorial Day weekend!


Leaders breaking ground on the new Red Wolf Convention Center and Hotel at the Jonesboro campus of Arkansas State University.
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The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Red Wolf Convention Center and Hotel at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro on Thursday was more than just a celebration, but a reminder of the center’s other purpose—education.

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of May 18!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during Mother's Day weekend---May 11!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of May 4!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of April 27!

 


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of April 20! 


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of April 13! 


Arkansas State University

Neil Griffin donated $10-million dollars to the College of Business.  At a public ceremony, ASU-System President Dr. Charles Welch read a letter from Governor Asa Hutchinson.  Hutchinson expressed his gratitude for Griffin’s gift:

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of April 6!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of March 30!


File photo of the premiere of the "Mamma mia" play at the Terazije Theatre
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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of March 23!


The Justice Complex, Jonesboro. Taken by KASU Photojournalim-Graphics Designer Intern Cynthia Barnhill
Cynthia Barnhill / KASU Photojournalim-Graphics Designer Intern

The Craighead County District Court is again offering amnesty for some minor offenses, which comes amid a lawsuit filed by a company who has managed the county's probation program for over 20 years.

Arkansas Public Media reported that the Justice Network filed a lawsuit against the county and district Judges David Bowling and Tommy Fowler.  The Memphis-based company claimed that they lost revenue because of the program.

Old Army Navy Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during St. Patrick’s Day weekend—March 16!


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of March 9! 


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of March 2!


Kays House Preview— (from left) Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse, former Arkansas first lady Ginger Beebe and former Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe give a "Wolves Up" sign in the re-created governor's office at the restored Kays House.
Arkansas State University

A former Arkansas Governor returned to his alma mater in Jonesboro on Thursday for a stroll down memory lane.  His trip was just as historic as the building he visited.

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