Arkansas courts seek Marshallese interpreters

Arkansas court officials are looking for Marshallese language interpreters because a lack of qualified interpreters has courts turning to out-of-state help over the phone or video.

Family of woman killed in officer-involved-shooting says she had troubled past

21-year-old opens new restaurant in Imboden

UCP Telethon happening Jan. 27

Newport School District asks for input on qualities of next Superintendent

Gas disconnected from Marked Tree High School, prompts AMI closure

17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro

Continued Coverage

Hwy. 63 reopens after Ravenden fire

US 226 back open after accident

Annual Dr. King Parade draws hundreds of participants

Humane society not accepting animals temporarily

St. Jude S’travaganza returns to Jonesboro

JPD K-9 Gabo continues to recover after shooting

All 5 Arkansas medical marijuana plans under construction

All five of Arkansas medical marijuana cultivation facilities are now under construction

Area businesses step up to help furloughed workers with free soup, interest-free loans

As the federal government shutdown enters its fifth week, businesses all across Region 8 are doing their part to help those affected.

GR8 Job: Girl’s birthday wish benefits Bay K9 officer

Instead of toys and presents for herself, a Region 8 girl celebrated her birthday with a lifesaving gift for a K9 officer.

Jason Aldean Gator Giveaway to benefit food banks

Hungry children get help through the Jason Aldean Gator Giveaway!

  Youth celebration kicks off Martin Luther King Jr. Day

State funding gone over financial problems for city

Restaurant offering soup a day for furloughed government employees

Nurse retires from St. Bernards after 65 years

JPD working crash at Johnson and Patrick

Snowy polar plunge raises money for Special Olympics

  After snowfall, now attention turns to brutal cold, icy roads and power outages

The first major bout of winter weather in the new year has been hit most of Region 8, causing power outages, slide-offs, and crashes.

Couple killed in West Memphis officer-involved shooting identified

Arkansas State Police have identified a couple killed in an officer-involved shooting.

Blytheville fire crews battle vacant warehouse fire

Blytheville Fire crews battled a warehouse fire this morning.

Cardinals Caravan returns to Jonesboro

The annual Cardinals Caravan returned to Jonesboro at the Mall at Turtle Creek on Saturday.

SLIDESHOW: January 19 Winter Weather

The winter weather on January 19 brought snow and winds to the region, with sporadic power outages.

Lt. Governor supports bill to increase teacher salaries

It's called the Teacher Salary Enhancement Act, and the purpose is to increase teachers' pay.

Penny’s Place holds ribbon cutting in Newport

A Newport restaurant is “ready for you” after a ribbon cutting on Friday.

Man arrested in internet stalking case

Robert “Bob” Shaw of Colt was arrested Jan. 15 on suspicion of internet stalking of a child, purpose to deliver a schedule IV controlled substance and unlawful use of a communication device after the investigation.

Court in one Region 8 county will be closed part of next week

Circuit Court will be closed part of next week.

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

The state’s lieutenant governor, Tim Griffin, visited Jonesboro Jan. 18 and discussed several issues including government reorganization, education, highways and state ethics reform.

John 3:16 Winter Blast event a sell out

Food and fun for all ages, and it’s all for a good cause.

Inter-professional education event held for students

A-State students and students with the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-State got some hands-on experience working with different fields Friday.

Disaster facility set to start construction immediately

A groundbreaking Friday gets local communities one step closer to being more prepared for when disaster strikes.

6 West Memphis officers off-duty following fatal officer-involved shooting

Six West Memphis police officers are off-duty pending an investigation into a deadly officer-involved shooting earlier this week, officials confirmed.

$1 million bond set for robbery suspect

A quick response by West Memphis police has one man in jail facing robbery charges.

Woman arrested in financial identity fraud case

A Craighead County woman told authorities that she opened two credit accounts in someone else’s name because she needed the items for her child, Jonesboro police said.

Arkansas issues first 6 licenses to sell medical marijuana

Arkansas has issued its first six licenses for companies to sell medical marijuana in the state

Southland Gaming & Racing holding career expos

Southland Gaming & Racing in West Memphis is holding two career expos in the month of January.

Man arrested after suspected drugs found in bedroom

The Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man after following another man with felony warrants to a home in Blytheville.

Region 8 Salute: Bono man graduates USAF basic training

Brandon E. Holland of Bono recently graduated basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, according to the Department of Defense.

Man, woman killed after West Memphis officer-involved shooting

A man and woman are dead after a shooting involving West Memphis police Wednesday night.

Superintendent supports bill to crack down on distracted driving in school zones

It's something the Nettleton School District has tried to deter by posting no cell phone signs and having officers give warnings.

EMT recovers from head-on crash, with positive attitude

An EMT who suffered a broken left leg and broken right heel after a head-on crash said this week that he has remained positive throughout the ordeal.

Bill to regulate microchipping employees introduced

A Central Arkansas lawmaker said this week that his bill to regulate the microchipping of employees will protect the rights of employees, with his bill being the first in the United States to do so.

Name released in officer-involved shooting in Jackson County

According to ASP, no law enforcement officers have been injured in the shooting near Swifton.

Human remains found in Dunklin County, MO

The sheriff told Heartland News that the remains were sent to a lab for identification.

Local ministry gives food to over 1,000 people

One local ministry has been doing a lot to give back to Region 8 by handing out food to thousands of people.

A Better Region 8: Arkansas General Assembly now in session

This week the Arkansas Legislative session began.

New sheriff hits the ground running

Newly elected Sheriff Kevin Bell has only been on the job for about a month, but he’s already hit the ground running.

UCA police rescues raccoon from storm drain

It’s not everyday one walks across the campus of the University of Central Arkansas and finds an animal stuck in the grate of a storm drain.

Vehicle crash leads to woman’s arrest

Carol M. Boviall of Norfork was arrested Jan. 17 on suspicion of two counts of first-degree battery, driving while intoxicated-drugs and careless and prohibited driving after an investigation by authorities.

New Hoxie fire chief plans for changes

The City of Hoxie has a new fire chief, but residents might notice a familiar face.

Wynne man arrested on rape charge

An investigation into the claim of a sexual assault that took place in 2017 of a 5-year-old leads to the arrest of a man in Cross County.

Memphis International Airport begins modernization project

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

Woman arrested in theft case

Authorities said in the affidavit that bank officials provided documentation showing Taylor making withdrawals totaling $12,400.

Exoskeleton device helps paralyzed Olive Branch veteran walk again

A Mid-South hero is taking his first steps again thanks to new technology.

Construction launch set for disaster training facility

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

Bond set in rape case

32-year-old King Henry McWilliams III was arrested after an investigation by Jonesboro police.

Court asked to block lawmaker testimony on LGBT rights law

Arkansas' highest court is considering whether legislators and other officials can be shielded from testifying or providing documents about a state law that prevents cities from prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people.

3 Jonesboro police officers retiring

After serving the people of Jonesboro for a combined 83 years, three police officers are stepping down.

Pets diet could affect their behavior

Researchers have been tracking micro-organisms found in their intestines and it showed dogs deemed aggressive have different kids of organisms than non-aggressive dogs.

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.

St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station set to open in late 2019

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is set to open late this year.

Gr8Job: Mentoring program to help students at school

A new program at an area school will provide students with key skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.

Government shutdown affects the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas

The longest government shutdown in history is now on day 26 and affecting millions of Americans. With no end in sight for the shutdown, people and organizations around the country are looking for ways to cope. The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas is one of those organizations.

2 dead in West Memphis officer-involved shooting; 1 officer injured

According to Arkansas State Police, two individuals have been pronounced dead in an officer-involved shooting.

Widening project moves forward after hitting some road blocks

But, officials now have a design ready for public comment for the Harrisburg Road expansion.

Mom claims school isn’t doing enough to stop bullying on bus

A Beebe mother says her 8-year-old daughter is experiencing bullying on the school bus.

Mother who lost child pushes for genetic disease testing on infants

A grieving mother and an Arkansas legislator are pushing for a bill to make sure that Spinal Muscular Atrophy is tested when a baby in born in Arkansas.

Bill to ban sex offenders from photographing children tabled by committee

A bill in the Arkansas legislature that would seek to ban Level 3 and Level 4 sex offenders from taking pictures or recording children under the age of 14 met some resistance Wednesday in a key legislative committee.

Walmart leaving CVS pharmacy network, industry officials say

The dispute has been ongoing, officials say, noting the issue could create other problems.

Two arrested after pursuit, sheriff says

An alert deputy sheriff on a traffic stop noticed that a passenger in a passing car was wanted for aggravated robbery, leading to two arrests in Crittenden County.

City looks to modify container law

Residents in Hoxie might see some changes to a container law soon.

“Get Eagle Fit” program hopes to improve fitness and nutritional knowledge for students

“Get Eagle Fit” not only motivates kids to live healthy lifestyles but also includes the parents.

Deputy arrested in domestic assault case, terminated from position

A now-former Independence County deputy will appear in court Feb. 7 after his arrest Jan. 15, according to authorities.

MO Gov. Parson to issue executive orders, restructure four state agencies

The press conference will be held at the Missouri State Capitol at the Governor’s Office at 11 a.m.

Boys released from hospital following shooting incident

Two Cave City boys were released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, with only minor injuries after both being shot in the leg.