Neighborhood delivers big surprise for special mail carrier

Plans continue for partnership between St. Bernards and Five Rivers Medical Center

K9 trainer pushes for donations to buy bulletproof vests

Over 200 participate in Santa Shuffle

Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office investigating found human remains

City Council position decided by roll of the dice

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Fire department gets major firefighting tool

Region 8 church gift students through program

Arkansas AG wants regulators to review plant settlement

9-1-1 Dispatch Center receives life-saving locator system

Crittenden County’s new hospital now open

Emails: Detention worker under review for shackling teen

Salon offering free haircuts for veterans

It’s Your Hair staff is offering free haircuts for veterans at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center on Monday, Dec. 17.

ABC upholds director’s decision to deny change to Old Country Store’s liquor permit

The Alcoholic Beverage Control board upheld a decision to deny the replacement and transfer of location application for Donald R. Nicholas.

Cooksey to serve as Walnut Ridge Police Chief

The interim police chief in Walnut Ridge will be given the job on a permanent basis, according to a council agenda released Wednesday.

Daughter raising money to pay for her mother’s funeral costs

A daughter is reaching out for financial help this holiday season. It's not for Christmas presents but for funeral arrangements.

Boil order for Missouri town lifted

“Girls in STEM” receive grant from Ritter Family Endowment

Medical marijuana dispensaries, growing center to provide economic impact, officials say

Crittenden County hospital set to open

Report: Public safety tax approved in Fulton County

Police: Man uses bat, truck to cause damage in neighborhood

  Event held to remember family during holidays

St. Bernards Hospice hosted its annual Christmas season event, “Moments of Remembrance,” to allow families to honor their loved ones.

Through the eyes of a child

Free vision screening offered at Jonesboro Public Library.

Police chief: New mayor will not keep him as chief

The Wynne police chief says he’s not being kept on when the new mayor takes office in January.

Communications back up at City Hall

Service was out about an hour.

Trumann Elementary students help kids in need

Children are working to help other children.

Finance and Administration committee, MAPC meet in Jonesboro Municipal Center

It was a busy evening at the Jonesboro Municipal Center on Tuesday as the Finance and Administration committee and the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission discussed a number of issues.

  Jonesboro police, Academy Sports host annual holiday bike program

Academy Sports partnered with Jonesboro Police Department to gift children with free bikes and helmets during their annual holiday bike program.

Community center under construction

The IMAD (I'm Making A Difference) community center has updates to the building geared towards youth.

New therapy making noise for PTSD patients

A new form of therapy for PTSD.

Thousands of cans donated from Poplar Bluff schools

The holiday spirit is not lacking in Poplar Bluff, Missouri schools.

Poplar Bluff school named National Beta School of Distinction

Hard work has paid off for students involved in the Poplar Bluff High School Beta Club.

Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

The Senate has voted overwhelmingly for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program

ASP identifies woman killed in Hwy. 63 crash

Arkansas State Police say an Imboden woman died Sunday night in three-vehicle crash.

New grant allows for continuation of White River project in Newport

A new grant will allow for the continuation of the White River project in Newport.

Poinsett County voters to decide on sales tax in June

The Poinsett County Jail was the center of a quorum court meeting Monday night.

Gosnell Mayor Elect Teresa Walker makes history

Gosnell Mayor Elect Teresa Walker made history when she won the runoff election on December 4.

A Better Region 8: Thank you to the linemen who serve

A Better Region 8 thanks the linemen and women who served our communities over the weekend during the winter storm.

City focuses on return of investment in Jonesboro parks

In the last year, the city of Jonesboro has invested heavily in its parks, and now it’s focusing on the return from that investment.

Construction started on medical marijuana cultivation center

Ground breaks on cultivation center.

FEMA changing the flood plain in Craighead County

FEMA discussing changes to the Craighead County flood plain area with local leaders

Plant Board votes on dicamba deadline

Arkansas State Plant Board votes for dicamba use and deadline.

Students raise money for community

Students raise money for their community.

  Students shed light on community’s history

Students at Wynne Intermediate School create a documentary.

Gas prices down in the natural state

Gas prices are down in Arkansas.

Agency: Fear of returning home spikes at US-Mexico border

People expressing fear to return home after being stopped at the US-Mexico border spiked in the last year

Newport Christmas parade postponed

The threat of rainy, possibly stormy, weather has forced the city of Newport to postpone their annual Christmas parade.

VIDEO: A-State chancellor hand-delivers diploma to Blytheville teacher

When this Blytheville teacher couldn't make it to commencement Saturday, commencement came to her.

Kid Rock pays off $81,000 in Walmart layaways for families

The singer gave credit to actor Tyler Perry, who recently paid off $400,000 worth of layaways in Atlanta.

Hundreds remain without power due to wintry weather - Closings & Delays

Thousands of people lost power during a cold Saturday afternoon in Region 8.

Teen receives wish, going to the Big Apple

A 17-year-old Paragould girl has her wish of going to NYC granted by Make a Wish.

Naylor under boil order, official says

A Southeast Missouri town is now under a boil order for drinking water.

Christmas pajama drive for kids

PJ Drive for children in need.

Numerous agencies working to find missing man in Cross County

Weather disrupts search for missing man.

SLIDESHOW: Greene Co. Mug Shots Dec. 9-15

A photo gallery of mug shots from the Greene County Sheriff's Office.

Crews respond to fire in Diaz

Fire at an apartment in Diaz.

A-State hosts fall commencement

Nearly 1,600 people became Arkansas State University graduates on Saturday as the university wrapped up its commencement exercises during an event in Jonesboro.

Raising awareness to travel safety

Representatives with Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport and TSA talk travel safety.

Little Free Library opens in Paragould

The children in one area community now have an opportunity to learn as well as enjoy reading, with a new library opening.

  Jonesboro Street Department preparing for winter weather

Jonesboro's Street Department prepares for possible winter weather over the weekend.

NAEC announces $5.1 million returned to members

It was a very productive year for an area utility cooperative, with money being returned to its members.

Bay Elementary class sending card to WWII veteran

Bay Elementary students make a birthday card and pictures to send to a California WWII veteran

In marking anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack, a pledge to survivors: ‘We’ll continue to tell your story'

“Your unconquerable spirits will live forever.”

Authorities: People taken into custody in federal case

Multiple subjects were taken into custody early Friday by federal and state law enforcement at several different locations in Blytheville, according to authorities.

Energy companies gear up for winter weather

Region 8 is gearing up for some possible winter weather this weekend, and that includes energy companies.

World War II veteran remembers Pearl Harbor

WWII veterans honored; Remember Pearl Harbor at downtown ceremony

ASU Newport will offer certificates for Criminal Justice

ASU Newport will now offer Criminal Justice certificates.

A-State trustees approves resolution for journalism school

Arkansas State University chair approves resolutions.

Former contestants on ‘The Voice’ describe life after the show

With Mid-South native Reagan Strange battling to make it to "The Voice" season finale, WMC5 spoke with two former contestants to find out what it's like after you leave the hit TV singing contest.

Senators support Arkansas Marshallese community

Marshallese population is supported by senators.

Arkansas panel OKs May cutoff for applying herbicide

An Arkansas panel has given initial approval to allowing restricted use of an herbicide that was banned following complaints that it drifted onto crops and caused damage.

9-year-old writes book to help other children understand divorce

Child writes a book to help other children.

NEA Duck Classic gets underway

The NEA Duck Baptist Classic kicked off Thursday evening.

Businesses promote Christmas Crawl to push shopping local

A new event happening this holiday season is something some hope becomes a Christmas tradition.

Randolph County sheriff-elect has new plans for department

The four-way race for county sheriff went to a runoff this week, but 18 year Arkansas State Police veteran Kevin Bell won the runoff by over 900 votes.

Restaurant adopting “No plastic straws” policy

The owner of a restaurant in the state’s capital city say they are working to set an environmental example for its customers by not using plastic straws with any of its meals.

Surgery gives toddler born with severe birth defect a new beginning

A little girl born with a severe birth defect now has a new beginning! Her name is Zoey Grace, and thanks to a life-altering surgery, the holidays are even sweeter this year.

Highway crews preparing for weekend winter weather

ARDOT is preparing for winter weather this weekend despite the tough weather forecast.

ARDOT: Black River Bridge project nearly finished

The Black River Bridge in Pocahontas is nearly done after over 2 years of construction.