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Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen (right) told the town’s City Council that he feels at least “five, or six” of his department’s patrol cars are unsafe to continue being used. The council gave the department permission, and funding, to begin buying new vehicles.

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Jonesboro City Council OKs $61K spending increases from $76K surplus

The Jonesboro City Council approved an amendment to the town’s 2012 budget, to give the police department $35,000 to buy two new police cruisers this year — part of $61,400 worth of budget amendments made Monday by the council, at the mayor’s request.

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