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  • Gun Gripes Episode 85: Final Farewell (Barry Elliot of Iraqveteran8888 has passed) (video only)

    04/15/2014 6:08:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Iraqveteran8888
    Earnest 'Barry' Elliot 3/11/1955 - 4/12/2014
  • JPD: Woman charged with DWI after trying to drive off in toy truck (also: had no pants or shoes)

    03/05/2013 10:16:35 AM PST · by Stoat · 36 replies
    Region 8 News ^ | March 4, 2013 | Patricia D. Davis
    JPD: Woman charged with DWI after trying to drive off in toy truck Submitted by Patricia D. Davis, Community Web Producer Monday, March 4th, 2013, 2:33pm Topics: Crime, News    Jamie Craft (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) A Jonesboro woman was arrested on DWI charges after police say she slammed into a mobile home then tried to leave the scene of the accident in a child’s battery-operated truck. Jamie Jeanette Craft, 29, is also charged with public intoxication, refusal to submit, disorderly conduct, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and driving while license cancelled, suspended or revoked. Just 5:30...
  • Emotions run high among parents of slain Arkansas boys

    08/20/2011 8:50:09 AM PDT · by redreno · 24 replies
    Cnn ^ | August 20, 2011 11:08 a.m. EDT | the CNN Wire Staff
    Jonesboro, Arkansas (CNN) -- Crazy. That is the word John Mark Byers, whose stepson Christopher was among three second-graders killed in West Memphis, Arkansas in May 1993, repeatedly used to describe Friday's release of three men convicted in the boys' murders from a Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro. It is a sentiment shared by Steven Branch Sr., whose son Steven also was slain -- but for entirely different reasons.
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Riots Reported in Parts of Jonesboro

    11/04/2008 10:51:56 PM PST · by Arkinsaw · 58 replies · 5,029+ views
    KAIT-8 ^ | KAIT-8
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Region 8 News has received reports of some riot-like activity in Jonesboro. It happened at The Grove apartment complex just off the Arkansas State University campus on North Caraway. Officers from Jonesboro, Brookland, Bay, Craighead County Sheriff's Department and the State Police all responded to this incident. From what we've been told, at least one police officer has been injured. Region 8 News has a live truck on the way to the scene and will bring you the latest on kait8.com and on KAIT as it happens.
  • Jonesboro shooter arrested again

    02/04/2008 2:38:59 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies · 102+ views
    AP ^ | 02/04/2008 | JON GAMBRELL
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Jonesboro school shooter Mitchell Johnson, already facing sentencing on a federal weapons charge, was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor drug possession, police said Monday. Johnson, 23, was arrested Saturday night at a convenience store where he worked as a clerk, Bentonville police Lt. Jon Simpson said. Officers went to the store just before 8 p.m. after receiving a call that someone lost their credit card there and the card had been used at the store by someone else, Simpson said. An officer suspected Johnson, and he consented to a search, police said. Authorities found...
  • School shooter convicted again - 10 years later

    01/29/2008 7:37:00 PM PST · by jdm · 69 replies · 20,673+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 29, 2008 | Staff
    ~excerpt~FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (AP) -- A federal jury convicted a 23-year-old man on an obscure weapons charge Tuesday, apparently unaware that 10 years ago he and another boy killed four classmates and a teacher in a schoolyard ambush. Mitchell Johnson, who killed classmates and a teacher 10 years ago, was convicted of a gun charge Tuesday. Mitchell Johnson faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced in the next 45 days on a count of possessing a firearm while being a drug user. Through his attorney, Johnson declined to comment Tuesday. Johnson was arrested on New...
  • Huckabee's book deal after Jonesboro tragedy still rankles

    01/27/2008 5:56:08 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 18 replies · 191+ views
    latimes.com ^ | 01/26/08 | Richard A. Serrano
    Critics say the Arkansas governor cashed in on the school shooting with the 1998 publication of 'Kids Who Kill.' JONESBORO, ARK. -- After two middle-school boys in camouflage gear shot and killed four classmates and a teacher here, leaving 10 others wounded and a community shattered, it seemed inevitable that someone would see opportunity in the tragedy for a book deal. Indeed, within days a publisher agreed to pay $25,000 to an Arkansas writer to produce a book on youth violence. Victims' families were outraged. They called the payment blood money and said the author was cashing in on their...
  • Man arrested in US school shooting when he was 11 is likely to leave prison Friday

    05/25/2007 12:25:53 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 17 replies · 1,586+ views
    iht.com ^ | 05/25/07 | iht
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas: Somewhere in the United States, Andrew Golden will likely step outside of prison Friday for the first time as a free man since being arrested as an 11-year-old after he and another boy killed four classmates and an English teacher at a school. Golden, the younger of two boys who used deer rifles to kill five people at the Jonesboro Westside Middle School in 1998, turns 21 Friday.
  • [Jonesboro, AR] Schoolyard killer of ’98 is arrested over pistol. (Released at age 21)

    01/10/2007 9:57:44 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 34 replies · 2,001+ views
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | 10 JAN 07 | dcbryan1
    Schoolyard killer of ’98 is arrested over pistol BY MICHELLE BRADFORD AND KENNETH HEARD ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE One of the two convicted killers in the 1998 school shootings near Jonesboro was arrested in Fayetteville earlier this month with marijuana and a loaded gun, Washington County sheriff’s deputies said. Mitchell Scott Johnson, 22, was arrested on New Year’s Day while riding in a van with his roommate, Justin Trammell, 22, who was convicted in Benton County for killing his father in 1999 with a crossbow. Sheriff’s Cpl. Jak Kimball said a deputy spotted Trammell weaving down Gregg Avenue in Fayetteville in a...
  • Arkansas Governor's Debate (internet recorded video)

    09/18/2006 7:07:09 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 2 replies · 608+ views
    JONESBORO, AR - Gubernatorial candidates Mike Beebe (D) and Asa Hutchinson (R) will face off in a debate tonight at Arkansas State University's Fowler Center in Jonesboro. But two other gubernatorial hopefuls, Independent candidate Rod Bryan and Green Party candidate Jim Lendall, plan to travel to Jonesboro to protest their exclusion from the 7 p.m. debate. Tonight's forum begins at 7 p.m. and will be moderated by KAIT News anchor Diana Davis. KAIT will also broadcast the event live via streaming video on KAIT8.com. The debate will be aired on a tape-delay basis on KAIT beginning at 9 p.m. The...
  • Brady Campaign: Jonesboro Killer, Leaving Prison Tomorrow, Will Be Free to Buy Firearms [<<Huh?]

    08/10/2005 12:19:07 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 48 replies · 1,184+ views
    usnewswire ^ | 8-10-05 | Brady Campaign
    To: National Desk Contact: Peter Hamm of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, 202-898-0792 MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: You kill five people in cold blood, shocking an entire nation. You go to prison. Seven years later, you get out, and you are free to buy all the guns you want. What a country. Mitchell Johnson, who as a 13-year-old on March 24, 1998 joined with 11-year-old Andrew Golden to plan and execute the attack at Jonesboro, Arkansas' Westside Middle School that resulted in...
  • Sheriff fires employees, deploys snipers (Jonesboro, GA)

    01/04/2005 2:54:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 6,758+ views
    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - On his first day on the job, the new sheriff called 27 employees into his office, stripped them of their badges, fired them, and had rooftop snipers stand guard as they were escorted out the door. The move Monday by Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill provoked an angry reaction and prompted a judge to order him to rehire the employees. "It appears ... that employees of the Sheriff were terminated without cause" and in violation of the county's civil service rules, Judge Stephen Boswell wrote in granting a 30-day restraining order. Hill, 39, defended the firings...
  • Spiders Bite 15 Inmates in Arkansas Jail

    05/24/2003 11:24:43 PM PDT · by yonif · 44 replies · 5,585+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sat May 24, 4:45 PM ET | AP
    JONESBORO, Ark. - Spiders have infested a county jail in northeast Arkansas, biting at least 15 inmates and confounding the exterminator. The main offender appears to be the brown recluse spider, up to three-quarters of an inch long with long, skinny legs and a violin-shaped mark on its head. Inmate Tim Steele, 26, showed off his lower left leg Friday, inflamed and red from a bite. A brown recluse's bite can cause a rash, swelling and flu-like symptoms and, in rare cases, can cause kidney failure, seizures and even coma, according to the National Institutes of Health (news - web...
  • Jonesboro revisits the war years (Re-enactment)

    10/10/2002 8:32:38 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 11 replies · 303+ views
    Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/9/02 | BILL BANKS
    This annual fall jamboree has been a Jonesboro staple for 32 years, but the event has undergone significant change in the past two years. The current focus is specifically on the years 1861-65. The battle re-enactment, beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, remains the centerpiece. These hostilities feature 500 Yankees and Rebs in a skirmish that more or less conforms to history.The first day during the original Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 1864, battle was essentially a draw, with both armies dug in and glaring at each other across the Flint River. Consequently, at the close of Saturday's re-creation, re-enactors will...