JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Jonesboro's police chief is to serve a 30-day suspension and issue written apologies to The Jonesboro Sun and a former reporter at the paper for derogatory comments he made on Facebook. Mayor Harold Perrin announced yesterday that Chief Michael Yates would be suspended without pay and has to undergo additional training. Sun Publisher David Mosesso called on Yates to quit after reporter Sunshine Crump resigned, citing harassment by Yates.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas is creating a Walk-Only zone in the center of the Fayetteville campus. Beginning Monday, bicycle riders will be required to walk their bikes, skate boarders carry their boards and no delivery vehicles will be allowed on sidewalks in the area. The Walk-Only zone will be in effect Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State University is delaying the target opening date of its new campus in Mexico until 2016. The campus in Queretaro (keh-REH'-tah-roh) was initially scheduled to open in fall 2015.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - Doctors say a Mountain Home woman accused in the death of a 24-year-old man is mentally fit to proceed to trial. Christina Scroggin has been charged in the April death of Raul Turrieta of Mountain Home, after authorities discovered the victim's body in the trunk of Scroggin's car. Mountain Home radio station KTLO reports Scroggin's attorney had sought a mental evaluation for his client.
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