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The 604 KASU Newscast: JPD Fires Officer for Unauthorized Purchases with City Funds

This is the 6:04 KASU newscast for Tuesday, September 26th.  

Here are the stories reported this morning:

  • JONESBORO OFFICER FIRED:  Patrolman Justin Thompson was fired Monday after using city money to purchase fuel for his personal vehicle.  According to a JPD press release, the funds were intended to be used for his assigned patrol car.  A criminal investigation is underway.
  • ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS-DRUGS:  The Associated Press reports an emergency motion was filed by the state of Arkansas to stay a Pulaski County Circuit Court ruling.  The ruling was for the state to release unredacted labels of midazolam, one of the state’s lethal injection drugs, to determine the drug maker.  The deadline was set for Thursday.
  • CENTRAL EVENT:  The remaining 8 members of the Little Rock Nine along with former President Bill Clinton spoke at a ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the integration of Central High School yesterday.  Member Station KUAR reports some of the former students are headed to Washington to speak at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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A Northeast Arkansas native from Wynne, I’ve been involved with radio for about 15 years. I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where I also served as an award-winning News Director for 2 years at KSWH-LP.