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

One suspect in custody following Saturday shooting

Nurse retires from St. Bernards after 65 years

JPD working crash at Johnson and Patrick

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Snowy polar plunge raises money for Special Olympics

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

Mother, her boyfriend arrested after toddler dies of ‘brutal blunt force trauma’

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Couple killed in West Memphis officer-involved shooting identified

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.

Church officials can report status for wintry weather - Church Closings & Delays

KAIT8.com offers a self-reporting service that allows pastors, or designated church leaders to let the public know the status of their services in the event of inclement weather.

I-55 SB closed at mm 150 in Ste Gen.

Interstate 55 southbound at mile marker 150 in Ste. Genevieve is closed.

  SLIDESHOW: January 19 Winter Weather

Lt. Governor supports bill to increase teacher salaries

Missing man out of Mississippi Co., MO considered endangered, vehicle ID’d in TX

Penny’s Place holds ribbon cutting in Newport

Man arrested in internet stalking case

Court in one Region 8 county 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.

19-year-old injured in Blytheville shooting

Three people are in custody in connection to a shooting involving a 19-year-old in Blytheville.

Man accused of shooting 2 officers in Poplar Bluff, MO pleads guilty

The man accused of shooting two officers in Poplar Bluff in July 2018 pleaded guilty on Friday, January 18.

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.

Attempted robbery lands 19-year-old in jail

A young man who attempted to steal a gaming system now faces two felony charges.

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

The White County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early Friday morning armed robbery.

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

Sony and RCA record labels sever ties with R. Kelly

The record labels have remained silent in light of mounting pressure following a documentary on the singer.

Osceola police investigates restaurant armed robbery

Osceola police needs the public help finding two suspects in an alleged aggravated robbery Thursday night.

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.

Cost estimate rises for Arkansas stump dump fire cleanup

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says it could cost millions more than first estimated to extinguish an underground fire at a landfill containing wood waste.

St. Louis man, soldier stationed in KY among Americans killed in Syria

The Department of Defense announced the identities of one soldier, one sailor and one DOD civilian

Human remains found in Nov. 2018 identified

The human remains found in a wooded area in November 2018 near the Southside Softball Complex in Jonesboro has been identified.

Big shoes to fill: Jonesboro man accused of packing size 18 high tops with heroin

Instead of cookies and shoes, police in Kansas City say a Jonesboro man’s luggage was loaded with meth and heroin.

Democrats said Russians tried to hack DNC after midterms

According to court documents, the Democratic National Committee said it was the subject of an attempted hack in the days after the 2018 midterm elections, probably by Russian intelligence.

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

Fiat Chrysler and Bosch will pay the state of Arkansas more than $1.5 million for illegal diesel emissions.

  Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

A skier has died and another is in critical condition after being buried by an avalanche in New Mexico.

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

A judge ordered him released on his own recognizance, but authorities in Kent County, MI, turned him over to ICE instead. ICE held him for three days.

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.

Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

The family says she was in no position to give consent because of her profound intellectual disabilities, a neurological disorder called Rett syndrome and other physical ailments. A multi-agency investigation has been launched into Pensacola Cluster, an intermediate-care facility.

Prosecutor says officers were justified in deadly shooting

Prosecutor Scott Ellington announced Friday that two Clay County law enforcement officers were justified in a shooting that left a Rector man dead.

Your Daily Drive: Crash with injuries at Krueger and Commerce

Jonesboro police and rescue are responding to a crash with injuries on Commerce Drive.

Ross Dress for Less coming to Jonesboro

Ross Dress for Less is coming to Jonesboro.

Friday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey and Jim

Check out the newest innovation to keep college students from going hungry.

4 Arkansas districts can bar student transfers, judge rules

A federal judge says four school districts in southern Arkansas can be exempt from a state law that allows students to transfer into different districts

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun.

Jan. 18: Man shot identified; dry and mild then thunderstorms

A quick look at what's making news and weather headlines this Friday, Jan. 18.

Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

The company became aware of the situation after three consumer complaints were filed. There are no reports of related illnesses from the apparent contamination.

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.

Free speech on school campuses part of proposed bill

A State Senator has been working on legislation to protect free speech on high school and college campuses.

Push for internet sales tax in Arkansas gains steam

After a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, a debated online sales tax has a chance of passing in the Natural State.

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.

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

One supervisor said ‘there was never a black person lynched who didn’t deserve it’ at a staff meeting, and was never reprimanded.

SC man who threw hot coffee at teen McDonald’s employee arrested

Police say Joshua Emery Noel had a warrant issued for his arrest on Jan. 11 for second-degree assault and battery.

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.

Two Mississippi County residents face drugs and weapons charges

Drugs and weapons charge out of Mississippi County.