2 jump from second story, 6 injured in hotel fire in Miner, MO

A fire started at the Country Hearth Inn in Miner, Missouri.

  Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint

Arkansas lawmakers return for 2nd week of 2019 session

Arkansas courts seek Marshallese interpreters

Senate unlikely to pass Trump’s proposal for shutdown, border wall

Supreme Court to allow Trump administration transgender military ban to go into effect

Vehicle lands on railroad tracks under highway in New Madrid Co., MO

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  Deputies search for armed and dangerous shooting suspect

Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home in Paragould making some changes

Study: Arkansas is 8th best state to drive in the country

LIVE on GMR8: Craighead County shooting suspect identified

Mobile home a total loss in Advance, MO

8-year-old survivor of quadruple homicide thanks deputies who saved her

Man ran over person before hour-long chase

A man ran over someone at a Stone County gas station and led several law enforcement agencies on an hour-long chase.

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

Two families are coming to terms with the deaths of their loved ones hundreds of miles from home. WMC5 investigators are learning more about the man and woman killed in a police shooting last week.

21-year-old opens new restaurant in Imboden

If you have driven through Imboden recently, you might have noticed a new restaurant.

UCP Telethon happening Jan. 27

On Sunday, you have a chance to help make a difference.

Newport School District asks for input on qualities of next Superintendent

Gas disconnected from Marked Tree High School, prompts AMI closure

Arkansas federal employees rally to end shutdown

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

Hwy. 63 reopens after Ravenden fire

US 226 back open after accident

Annual Dr. King Parade draws hundreds of participants

Hundreds marched in Downtown Memphis on Monday to remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as the legacy he left behind.

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.

St. Jude S’travaganza returns to Jonesboro

26 annual St. Jude S'travaganza returns.

JPD K-9 Gabo continues to recover after shooting

Jonesboro K-9 officer Gabo continues to recover after being shot during a standoff in December 2018.

Kamala Harris announces she will run for president

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-CA, is one of several high-profile Democrats reportedly considering running for her party’s nomination in 2020.

Officers investigate stabbing, juvenile in custody

Person stabbed in Jonesboro at Sonic.

  MLK holiday offers stage for Democratic hopefuls

In the nation's capital, two possible 2020 contenders, former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at a breakfast celebrating King's life that was held by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

All 5 Arkansas medical marijuana plans under construction

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

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

With hundreds of thousands of federal workers set to face another federal pay period without paychecks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to bring Trump's proposal to the floor this week.

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.

Sec. 642: Saints fans launch petition, after Rams fans launched petition against ref

New Orleans Saints fans are not letting this loss go.

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.

Coach Blake Anderson reports wife’s cancer has spread to brain

Arkansas State Red Wolves’ Head Coach Blake Anderson announced Monday on social media that his wife’s condition had taken a turn for the worse.

15-year-old shot, killed in Helena-West Helena home

Helena-West Helena Police Department is investigating after a teen was shot and killed on Sunday.

Monday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

An NBA player had a wardrobe malfunction that prevented him from momentarily entering the game.

Greene Co. mug shots, Jan. 20-26

A photo gallery of arrests made in Greene County during the week of Jan. 20-26.

Craighead Co. mug shots, Jan. 20-26

A slideshow of arrests made during the week of Jan. 20-26 by Craighead County law enforcement officers.

Jan. 21: Brr-utally cold; school closings

A quick look at what's making news and weather headlines this Monday, Jan. 21.

MLK Day brings rush of guests to NCRM

Thousands of people are expected to visit the National Civil Rights Museum in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Mother found passed out on top of 1-year-old charged after his death

The 33-year-old mother was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Suspect accused of killing 4, including baby, shot dead by deputies to save young girl

Deputies say when they arrived on scene, the man was attempting to kill a young girl, so they opened fire, killing him.

At 30-day mark, shutdown impasse remains over border funding

The criticism of his "compromise" from both Republicans and Democrats underscored Trump's boxed in-position as he tries to win at least some Democratic buy-in without alienating his base.

  Youth celebration kicks off Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King JR. Day is Monday, but we started the celebrations a day early here in Region 8.

State funding gone over financial problems for city

A small Crittenden County town may be facing a huge hurdle when it comes to financial issues in the city.

Restaurant offering soup a day for furloughed government employees

An area restaurant is seeking to help furloughed federal government employees in a unique way.

One suspect in custody following Saturday shooting

A suspect is in custody following a Saturday shooting in Randolph County.

Nurse retires from St. Bernards after 65 years

An 80-year old nurse retired Friday, after 65 years with St. Bernards.

JPD working crash at Johnson and Patrick

Jonesboro police and firefighters are at the scene of a vehicle crash at Johnson Avenue and Patrick Street.

Snowy polar plunge raises money for Special Olympics

A snowy polar plunge helps raise money for Special Olympics in Region 8.

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.

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

The suspects are both being held without bond on various charges related to the boy’s death, sexual abuse and child pornography.

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Video footage showed flames shooting high into the night sky and screaming people running from the explosion, some burning and waving their arms.

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

Authorities say the suspect and a co-conspirator communicated with as many as 20 victims of child pornography through the popular online game “Fortnite.”

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.

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 open at mm 150 in Ste Gen.

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

  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.

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

A license plate reader identified his vehicle at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in Austin, Texas.

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.

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.