City Complex Near Completion - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Doniphan
DeShaunta Bullock Reports

City Complex Near Completion

September 3, 2003- Posted at: 9:00 p.m. CDT

DONIPHAN, Mo. -- In just a few months after Doniphan's city complex was gutted by fire in May and now their city hall and police department will soon be moving into a new home.

Crews have almost completed the construction of a new $425,000 facility that Police Chief Richard Joyner says was basically started from scratch.

"The old building was completely torn down the only thing that was left standing was the jail cells," Joyner said.

A former inmate is being charged with first degree arson after allegedly sticking a pencil into an electrical socket to start the blaze that destroyed the Doniphan's jail and City Hall. Mayor Larry Ponder wants to make sure something like this doesn't happen again.

"We're trying to make sure there is no wood available where inmates can start a fire," Ponder said. "Make sure there are no plug-ins where they are probably we're going to install sprinklers where we didn't have before that will take care of any fires we get into the attic area."

Officials say fires are never wanted, but some good has come from all of this: a new, safer, and more efficient building.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Clay County SO, ASP investigate woman's death

    Clay County SO, ASP investigate woman's death

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:21 PM EST2017-12-15 03:21:34 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:40 PM EST2017-12-15 04:40:07 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Clay County authorities are attempting to get information from the public in a death investigation, Sheriff Terry Miller said Thursday. 

    Clay County authorities are attempting to get information from the public in a death investigation, Sheriff Terry Miller said Thursday. 

  • People who ate at Dexter, MO restaurant may be possibly exposed to Hepatitis A

    People who ate at Dexter, MO restaurant may be possibly exposed to Hepatitis A

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-15 04:38:44 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Members of the public who ate at the Dexter, Missouri, Huddle House between November 21, 2017, and December 2, 2017, should watch for symptoms of Hepatitis A.  

    Members of the public who ate at the Dexter, Missouri, Huddle House between November 21, 2017, and December 2, 2017, should watch for symptoms of Hepatitis A.  

  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Sister Rosetta Tharpe nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:45 PM EST2017-12-15 03:45:44 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-15 04:38:29 GMT
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Source: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Website)Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Source: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Website)

    A guitarist and singer from Cotton Plant, who served as a role model for several area musicians who later became famous, was recently nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

    A guitarist and singer from Cotton Plant, who served as a role model for several area musicians who later became famous, was recently nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Powered by Frankly