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Humane society not accepting animals temporarily

As the Caruthersville Humane Society and Caruthersville Animal Control continue to merge their operations, they organization will temporarily stop taking in animals at both facilities.

Jason Aldean Gator Giveaway to benefit food banks

Restaurant offering soup a day for furloughed government employees

Penny’s Place holds ribbon cutting in Newport

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin visits Jonesboro, discusses legislative session

White Co. gas station robbed at gunpoint, search on for suspect

Arkansas issues first 6 licenses to sell medical marijuana

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Osceola police investigates restaurant armed robbery

Southland Gaming & Racing holding career expos

AR to receive $1.5 million in settlements from Bosch, Fiat Chrysler

Ross Dress for Less coming to Jonesboro

Bill to regulate microchipping employees introduced

A Better Region 8: Arkansas General Assembly now in session

Memphis International Airport begins modernization project

Crews began making major upgrades on Concourse B at Memphis International Airport Thursday.

Construction launch set for disaster training facility

The construction launch for the Disaster Training Facility pavilion in Imboden will take place Friday in Jonesboro.

Arkansas opens bids for 31 construction projects

The Arkansas Department of Transportation has begun seeking bids on 31 construction projects across the state, including a second attempt to widen a highway in northeast Arkansas

Renovations begin at Memphis Convention Center

The long-awaited renovation of Memphis' Cook Convention Center begins Thursday.

Walmart leaving CVS pharmacy network, industry officials say

City leaders discuss a proposed ordinance to amend the city’s trash pickup ordinance

Newly-elected mayor shares plans for future

Entergy Arkansas warning customers of scams

Searcy named finalist in top 10 small town list

New downtown restaurant applies for private club license

Mayor’s office reshaped after administrative restructuring

Two new responsibilities and title changes in Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin’s administration in 2019 came about due to administrative restructuring.

Governor Hutchinson sworn in for second term, delivers State of the State Address

Governor Hutchinson delivers State of the State Address.

ARDOT to temporarily close road to perform repair work

A section of Highway 69 in Independence County will close temporarily as highway crew perform repair work.

Governor Hutchinson delivers inaugural speech

Governor Hutchinson delivered his Inaugural Speech on steps of Arkansas State Capitol.

Insurance agent will buy Girl Scout cookies for sales pitches

Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance agent Devin Busby in Dexter, Mo., recently posted on his business Facebook page that he will buy Girl Scout cookies if Girl Scouts come in and present him a sales pitch.

Tow company owner arrested on array of charges

A West Memphis business owner is back in business, even after police raided his towing company and found guns, drugs, and other items.

Caruthersville Humane Society and city shelter to merge

After six years, the Caruthersville Humane Society is moving back to Caruthersville.

Building permits up in Jonesboro in 2018

The city of Jonesboro saw a building permit boom in 2018.

$70,000 worth of damage done after alleged copper theft

A Jonesboro hotel received $70,000 worth of damage after someone allegedly stole $3,400 worth copper pipes from the building.

Representative Gazaway proposes school bullying bill

Representative Gazaway from Northeast Arkansas shares why he proposed the school bullying bill.

Governor shares plans for legislative session

Governor Hutchinson shares priorities for the legislative session.

Trump assures farmers he’s on their side, stresses need for border security

President Donald Trump used a speech before a large group of farmers to defend his push for a border wall or steel barrier along the U.S. border with Mexico. The president also assured farmers that his administration is working to help their industry.

The Latest: Bill filed to add conditions for medical pot use

An Arkansas lawmaker has proposed adding 40 more conditions that would qualify patients to use medical marijuana in the state

Gas prices stall, uptick expected

For months gas prices have raced downward. But the trend appears to have come to an end.

FedEx Express holding job fair Saturday

There are 500 permanent and part-time positions available.

Gray Chairman, CEO Hilton H. Howell Jr. rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Gray Television now owns and operates television stations and digital properties in 91 markets across the U.S., including nearly 150 affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC networks.

A Better Region 8: Casinos

Last year, Arkansas voters approved casinos in four counties - Crittenden, Garland, Jefferson and Pope.

Cupcake Cutie headed to Jonesboro

A cupcake company that has been across the river in Memphis for over a decade will soon be opening a location in Jonesboro.

Andrey’s Mexican Grill & Pizza opens in Jonesboro

A new restaurant in Jonesboro offers a buffet and specialty pizzas among its fare.

Changes are happening at the Malco Theatre

Upgrades are underway at the Malco Theatre in Jonesboro.

Area restaurants named finalists for Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

A longtime area restaurant known for its pig sandwiches is one of 10 finalists for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, with an announcement on Feb. 25.

‘I pray every day for the Lord to use me:’ SC FedEx delivery driver recounts chance meeting with stranger on a delivery route

A South Carolina woman’s passionate and heartfelt video after an encounter with a woman on her delivery route and her message to help others in need has gone viral, with the video amassing more than 14 million views.

Local Gigi’s Cupcakes will not close

A local cupcake store will not be closing its doors as its corporate offices is planning to file for bankruptcy.

Back wages recovered by U.S. Department of Labor

The operator of a White County motel has paid $53,055 in back wages to 11 employees after an investigation by the United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division involving overtime and minimum wage issues.

Gigi’s Cupcakes filing for bankruptcy

Gigi’s bankruptcy filing is linked to a more than $9 million loan that it hasn’t repaid.

Clinics provide help for animal owners

Friends of Cherokee Animals offered a spay and neutering clinic to help reduce the over population of animals.

Mayor discusses hot topics for residents

Mayor of Cherokee Village is working on goals to improve the area.

New airline launches at MEM, will offer nonstop flights to Austin, Pittsburgh

Via Airlines announced it will launch flights at Memphis International Airport this summer.

Restaurant holds fundraiser for Collierville fire victims

Mellow Mushroom in Germantown is holding a fundraiser Wednesday to help the families of Kari Coudriet and Shannon, Joy and Aaron Naik.

Memphis City Council returns to work at first meeting of 2019, fills vacancies

New year, new council attitude, and it’s one of reconciliation and agreement.

Doctor: Genetic testing guidelines limiting number of women getting tested

A doctor in Texas said the latest guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer have limited the number of women who get tested.

City Council meeting held to discuss job cuts

The mayor of Piggott cut jobs that impacted several employees.

First pharmacy benefits manager licenses issued

Arkansas issues first PBM license.

Rule change could invalidate Pope County casino support

A proposed rule change for regulating Arkansas casinos could invalidate letters of support for a casino in Pope County written by the now former county judge and former Russellville mayor

Robots rule at 2019 Consumer Electronics Show

More than 180,000 people are in Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show, whereh robots and artificial intelligence are in the spotlight.

Government shutdown could force women, children’s shelters to close their doors

Government shutdown has non-profit organizations concerned about closing down until resolved.

A Better Region 8: Thank you Jonesboro PD for you hard work

Last week we had two shootings and two murders in as many days to start the new year.

$3,000 worth of equipment stolen from Bartlett photography studio

The mother of a St. Jude patient is still shaken up after her photography studio was broken into last week.

Construction on building is now complete

First National Financial Park is open.

Winter flood again rolls down Mississippi River

For the second time in three years, the lower Mississippi River is going into flood in January

Local hospitals discuss new price transparency requirement

Local hospitals help explain the new price transparency requirement.

Missouri lawmakers to consider sports betting, redistricting

Missouri lawmakers will consider whether to collect sales taxes on online purchases, allow sports gambling and overhaul legislative redistricting when they return for the start of the 2019 session

Arkansas panel to hold hearing on dicamba rules

An Arkansas panel will begin taking public comments next week and hold a hearing in February on a plan to allow restricted use of an herbicide that was banned following complaints that it drifted onto crops and caused damage

Marriott data breach exposes 5 million unencrypted passport numbers

Marriott says that fewer guest records were involved in a previously announced data breach than it initially disclosed. The lodging company said Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, that it now believes that the number of potentially involved guests is lower than the 500 million originally estimated.

Employment report: 312K US jobs added in December

Despite the addition of new jobs, the national unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent.

Pocahontas restaurant applies for alcohol permit

A little more than a month after Randolph County voters approved making the county wet, a Pocahontas restaurant has applied for a permit to serve beer and wine.

Roller rink closes in Newport

An area roller rink has closed its doors with business owners thanking customers for their support.

Making financial New Year’s resolutions

A New Year’s resolution for many is getting healthier and at the same time, you could be working to get your finances in shape.

Founder of Southwest Airlines dies at 87

Southwest Airlines announced the death of the company’s founder on Thursday.

Firefighters battle blaze at Riceland Foods in Cross County

Firefighters from at least four departments are working to put out a fire at the Riceland Foods complex in Fair Oaks, emergency officials said.

Leadership classes held to engage community leaders

New Vision Newport is a premier leadership development program designed to help train and equip new leaders for Newport and Jackson County.

Newly elected mayor focuses on elderly in community

Mayor of Diaz is ready to serve the community.

Arkansas revenue remained above forecast

Arkansas finance officials say a surge in corporate income tax collections kept the state's revenue above forecast last month, despite lower than expected sales and individual income tax collections.

Speed limit lowered on Hwy. 167 in Southside

People driving down Highway 167 in Southside will have to take it a little bit slower.

New mural promoting downtown Paragould

A new mural in Paragould is helping direct visitors to downtown.

Partial gov’t shutdown could affect MO families who rely on WIC

If the government shutdown continues Hill said WIC offices in Missouri have enough funding to stay open through the end of February 2019.

Batesville police ready for additional space in new facility

Batesville Police will relocate to Industrial Drive.

City leaders seek public opinion

City leaders are hosting public meetings.