August 21st, 2014
JONESBORO â€” The publisher of the Jonesboro Sun newspaper wants the city police chief to quit, saying the chief bullied a reporter into quitting by making a series of derogatory statements about her on Facebook.
In a story published Wednesday, Sun Publisher David Mosesso said Chief Michael Yates had maligned Sunshine Crump's character and was interfering with The Sun's ability to conduct its business.
"Any other entity would have already fired or suspended an employee who made these types of vindictive comments," Mosesso said.
JONESBORO â€” Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy praised their party's nominees for governor and Congress in Arkansas, as the state GOP enlisted the help of national figures to boost their campaigns.
JONESBORO â€” Police at Arkansas State University say an 18-year-old student was badly hurt by a flying piece of a broken golf club at a fraternity house.
Authorities say a female student was taken to a Memphis hospital after she was impaled by broken golf club on Tuesday night.
Jonesboro television station KAIT reports the student's condition has not been released.
University police say a 19-year-old man threw a football to another man, who was using a golf club as a bat. The golf club's shaft broke after it struck the football.
A registered sex offender was arrested Wednesday for allegedly entering Ringgold Elementary School without an escort, a violation of his terms.
Robert Warford, 39, of Saline County allegedly entered Ringgold Elementary School with his child on the first day of school.
"Warford did have a legitimate reason to be at the school, but violated his terms of release by not notifying staff and requesting an escort while on school premises," said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.
Warford is a level three sex offender, Russell said.