Abilities Unlimited expands to downtown

The store sells donated items such as furniture, electronics, exercise equipment and more. Jonesboro Retail Manager for Abilities Unlimited, Inc. Sandy McQuay said the store helps those in need.

Real ID-compliant licenses now available in Missouri

Officer steps up for man’s best friend

Region 8 Salute: Airman Chevelle T. Harris, Jr. completes basic training

Poplar Bluff PD phone lines working again

Fire destroys Mississippi County home

Topgolf ‘Swing Suite’ coming to Gold Strike in Tunica

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Prayer event held to benefit the community

Firefighters battle blaze at trailer home

  Fundraiser held for memorial garden at Westside

Paragould PD receives donation for K9

Craighead Co. mug shots, March 24-30

Woman, boyfriend arrested in fatal Pine Bluff shooting

One dead, one injured in ATV crash

An Independence County man was killed and one other person was injured Saturday evening in an ATV crash in Batesville, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police.

  Veteran walks 607 miles, through tornadoes and storms, makes one request

Army veteran walks 600-plus miles to raise awareness for veteran's health and suicide prevention.

  Thousands flock to downtown Memphis for North American Bridge Championships

Thousands of bridge players are in town for the North American Bridge Championships.

Family, friends celebrate life of Dr. Roy Lee Aldridge

Dr. Roy Lee Aldridge was involved in the physical therapy program at A-State.He was known by Dr. Ronald Jackson as a man who was kind.

Auto show to benefit local children

Photo of mother-daughter pilot team goes viral

Report: Casino gaming set to expand at Southland and Oaklawn

  One dead, one injured in vehicle/pedestrian crash on Red Wolf

  Sheriff warns of possible police impersonator

Jonesboro police investigate vehicle break-ins

  Residents build town by “Growing Corning Together”

One Region 8 city is working together to build their community up after a huge economic blow last year.

  Reality show announces Searcy businesses to be featured

There was a big reveal in Searcy on Friday night.

Police investigate domestic incident in Blytheville

Warrants have been issued for suspects in connection with a domestic incident Friday in Blytheville, according to Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson.

  University of Mississippi files notice to move Confederate monument

Ole Miss Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks announced that school administration has started the process to relocate the Confederate monument away from its current location.

Five injured as car crashes into building

A crash Friday morning in Northwest Arkansas led to two people being taken to hospitals in critical condition while three others were treated for injuries after a car went into a building, officials said.

State reconsiders choice of provider to run juvenile lockups

Arkansas officials say a group recently awarded a nearly $16 million contract to run youth lockup facilities is disqualified

Officer, 2 others injured in West Memphis crash

A West Memphis police officer and two other people were injured in a crash on Friday.

Nearly 3,000 piglets loose after crash in IL

If you have to travel toward between Casey and Greeup, you’re asked to use caution.

  AGFC looks to expand CWD management zone

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a series of public meetings about the need to expand the current Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone for deer and elk.

  ASP to investigate use of force in Augusta death

Arkansas State Police said in a media release Thursday that Augusta police have asked ASP to investigate the death of Quinton Laird.

  Device keeps water off roads and traffic flowing

After a very rainy start to 2019, nearly every county in Region 8 has dealt with flooding issues.

  Police department considers signing bonuses to recruit officers

A Region 8 police force that's short nine officers is brainstorming ways to recruit, especially certified officers.

Searches by police uncovers drugs, cash, drug paraphernalia

It was a busy Thursday for the JPD Street Crimes Unit as officers found drugs, money and drug paraphernalia in several searches, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

  Flooding in New Madrid expected to get worse before it gets better

New Madrid County is one of several communities along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers dealing with rising waters and officials in the area say it will probably get worse before it gets better.

Knowledge is key when it comes to heart health

Hospital has developed a test to determine the risk assessment of a patient

ArDOT to host meeting on I-555/Highway 49 interchange

A meeting will be held in early April to discuss interchange improvements to a key highway in Region 8.

Grant to help teach area kids the game of golf

A $30,000 grant will go to instruction, equipment and uniforms for youth teams participating in the Parks and Rec golf tournament.

Veteran mental health in spotlight as Trump administration works on ‘roadmap’

20 veterans take their own lives every day, according to the Trump administration. The White House is trying to put an end to this national tragedy after President Donald Trump signed another executive order earlier this month.

First female scout troop in Northeast Arkansas is here

“The majority of the scouts are sisters of boys in Scout Troop 104.”

#NebraskaStrong Drive for Flood Relief

Help with the #NebraskaStrong Drive for Flood Relief.

BRTC removed from probation by commission

The hard work and positive changes made by an area college gave college officials some good news this week from an important commission, officials said Thursday.

  Memphis Zoo looking for bamboo sources to feed Giant Pandas

The Memphis Zoo wants your bamboo! The Zoo's Giant Pandas eat dozens of pounds of bamboo a day and on a whim can be picky about their meals.

‘All clear’ at Millington naval base after discovery of explosives prompts shelter-in-place order

According to a post on the naval base’s Facebook page, all personnel are being ordered to shelter in place in doors until the “all clear” is given.

  Trial date set for accused cop killer

The trial of a man accused of gunning down a Newport police officer has been set.

Oaklawn, Southland casino licenses to be considered Saturday

Two Arkansas gaming facilities could be one step closer to being officially licensed for casino gaming at an upcoming state racing commission meeting

Lawmakers mull 5-year trial run on private school vouchers

Governor-backed legislation that would fund a pilot private school voucher program for low-income students in Arkansas' largest county has been introduced in the state Senate

Company won’t operate duck boats in 2019 after fatal sinking

The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last year, killing 17 people, won't operate the vessels this year and will instead open a replacement attraction in the tourist town of Branson

New restaurant bringing Ecuadorian flavor to Jonesboro

A new restaurant coming to downtown Jonesboro will offer a taste that few have tried: Ecuadorian cuisine.

BRTC narrows presidential search to 3 candidates

The Black River Board Technical College Board of Trustees announced Thursday it had narrowed the search for the college’s new president to three candidates.

  Harrison considers removing dam, restoring Lake Harrison

The city of Harrison is discussing the idea of removing the dam at Lake Harrison.

  Energy-saving project underway in Jackson County

Facility is designed to provide clean renewable energy that will generate significant savings

  Field for 2019 Jonesboro Open nearing capacity

The Disc Golf Pro Tour event will take April 12-14th at Disc Side of Heaven.

Former Parkin officer accused of using job to avoid traffic citation

A former Parkin police officer was arrested after police in Memphis say he presented himself as an active officer to get out of a traffic citation.

Reward offered after baby raccoons found in Cabot dumpster

A reward is being offered in Cabot for information on the person accused of dumping baby raccoons into a dumpster.

Plan would change how nation chooses President

Colorado is the latest state to sign onto a plan to change how the country picks its president.

Man arrested in aggravated assault case

A Craighead County man faces an April court date after his arrest on suspicion of choking a woman this week, according to Jonesboro police.

Forgery case leads to arrest

A case involving a possible stolen/forged check has a Poinsett County man facing a second-degree forgery charge, according to Jonesboro police.

  Women’s rehabilitation ministry to open

A graduate of the Agape House opened In His Wings to help more women overcome their addictions.

  Hayti near completion on city hall, police station

In 2017, voters took to the polls in Hayti and approved a new tax that would help bring in a new city hall and police station.

  Pet vaccination bill to possibly impact Jonesboro

If the bill passes, it will require sold puppies and kittens to provide some type of vaccination documentation on rabies.

  Memphis in May willing to compromise to keep event at Tom Lee Park

Compromise is still the hope in ongoing discussions between Memphis in May organizers and the Memphis River Parks Partnership about the future of the festival in a redesigned Tom Lee Park.

Arkansas Senate approves tobacco tax increases for tax cuts

The Arkansas Senate has narrowly approved a $100 million plan to raise taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes to pay for a package of tax cuts for low- and middle-income residents

The Medicare trust fund is projected to run out of money, but Congress can still act

It comes out of every American workers’ paycheck, it is the tax for Medicare. It covers hospital care, nursing homes and surgery for the nation’s elderly, but experts say the money is dwindling as more is coming out than going in, and Congress will need to act.

  Driver killed in train vs. semi-truck crash identified

Crews are responding to a semi-truck versus train crash on Nestle Way on Tuesday night.

Arkansas Senate approves Down syndrome abortion ban

The Arkansas Senate has approved a measure prohibiting doctors from performing abortions because of a Down syndrome diagnosis, the latest restriction on the procedure advancing in the majority-Republican Legislature

Early morning fire in Kennett takes family pet

An early morning fire in Kennett took the life of a family pet on Wednesday, March 20.

Vandals strike city park

According to a social media post, someone rammed into the door with a vehicle.

Region 8 Salutes: Airman Francesca R. Davilli

She completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies.

  City council talks Veterans Village , tobacco use in parks

The city of Jonesboro took another step towards making the Veterans Village project a reality on Tuesday night.

  Firefighters rush to scene of house fire

Jonesboro fire department is on scene of a fire at Bradley/Cartwright Streets.

Greene Co. holds meeting to educate on property taxes

Greene Co. held a meeting Tuesday evening to discuss property taxes.

Crews battle early morning fire at businesses in Hayti Heights, MO

Hayti fire crews say when they arrived the front of the Old Turnage Wrecker buildings were engulfed in flames. The building housed three businesses.

Tennessee senator proposal student loan repayment change

Millions of Americans are trying to keep their heads above water as they struggle with student loan debt.

Where you live can impact your longevity

Where you live can have a direct impact on how you live and even how long you live.

Efforts aim to stop scams that target seniors

Finding ways to stop scams that target seniors.

  Rotary Club helps JPD keep K9′s on the force

Chief Elliott said the donations made by the Rotary Club and other private donations have helped make the program what it is today.

  NYIT works to get doctors in rural areas

Students train in rural areas to become exposed to the different regions of Arkansas.

Six injured, including children, in crash involving daycare van

Six people, including children, were injured Tuesday morning when a semi-truck hit a daycare van in Blytheville.