KLEK holds women and minority business showcase

KLEK hosted an event Saturday that gave local female and minority business owners a chance to showcase their businesses.

Report: Deputy released from hospital after drunk driver crashes into him, driver arrested

Clay County man killed in Missouri crash

Voluntary evacuation cancelled in levee area

Go nuts: It’s National Almond Day

Sister dances for donations in Wish-a-Thon

Text messages between police officer, white nationalist, appear to show friendly relationship

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  Canadian nurses trapped in Haiti start GoFundMe for helicopter rescue

One dead, two injured in White County crash

Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

Student distributes ‘n-word pass’ at Wisconsin high school, could face legal trouble

Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

Power restored in City of Bernie, warming center opened

'Zombie deer disease’ has impacted wildlife in 24 states

A fatal disease that affects the brains and spinal cords of deer, elk and moose has shown up in at least 24 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Legislation targets maternal, infant mortality rates in Arkansas

The push to bring down the state’s infant and maternal mortality rates has been introduced by a bipartisan group of women lawmakers in Little Rock.

Northeast Arkansas Humane Society dog kennels full

An animal rescue group will not be accepting another new dogs at its facility due to its kennels being filled, according to a post on the group’s Facebook page.

Warming center opens in Bernie, MO after city loses power amidst winter weather

The city of Bernie in Stoddard County has opened a warming center as wintry weather moves through Missouri.

  Local police helps fellow officer after stroke

Jackson County residents experience flooding in higher risk flood areas

Have a Heart Wish a Thon raises $374,556

Paul Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison, court filing says

AL man illegally kills record-setting buck

Farmers learn about new agricultural advances at expo

County officials and crew temporarily secure levee until helicopters return in Jackson County

Jackson County Judge Jeff Phillips said they are expecting the Arkansas National Guard helicopters to bring more sandbags to the levee as soon as possible.

Hands-on food industry learning at Newport High School

Newport High School students interested in the food business can learn working in the Hungry Hound Cafe.

One person arrested after school placed on lockdown

Hoxie High School remained on lockdown until just after noon as police investigated the situation.

NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says special counsel’s team interviewed her

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has been interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Judge places gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone; investigators have evidence of communication between Stone and WikiLeaks

A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case brought by the special counsel in the Russia probe.

Multiple agencies find meth, marijuana after home search in Steele, MO

Police arrested at 55-year-old man on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was taken to the Pemiscot Co. Jail.

Tennessee man says victim in serial killer’s sketch is his murdered mother

Anthony Jones said the last time he saw his mother was in 1996. She was later found strangled to death in the Mississippi River.

Arrest reports claim LSU pledges were beaten, urinated on in hazing rituals

LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard says the allegations involve the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Parents of 2 Ozarks boat crash victims file lawsuit

The parents of two suburban Kansas City victims of a Lake of the Ozarks boat crash have filed a lawsuit

Supreme Court to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

A lower court blocked the Trump administration from adding the question to the 2020 Census.

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin selected to head GOP group

Arkansas' lieutenant governor has been selected to lead a Republican group of the states' No. 2 officials

Nearly 8,900 don’t meet Arkansas Medicaid work requirement

Arkansas officials say nearly 8,900 people didn't meet a work requirement for the state's Medicaid expansion in January and could lose coverage if they don't comply within two months

Independence Co. man facing 500 counts of child pornography

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Pleasant Plains man Thursday suspected of possessing child pornography.

Black River Medical Center teams up with Saint Francis Health Care System

President Reese said this will expand the network and presence Saint Francis has in Poplar Bluff.

Man gets new hearing 32 years after murder conviction

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered the resentencing of a man who was sentenced at age 15 to life in prison for killing a 4-year-old girl

Man must repay nearly $1.5M in bank embezzlement scheme

A former bank officer must serve two years in federal prison and repay $1.46 million to his former employer

TRAFFIC ALERT: Head-on crash on Parker Road

Jonesboro police and rescue crews are responding to a head-on collision on Parker Road.

Some businesses won’t take cash, citing efficiency

There’s growing trend of “cashless businesses” requiring credit card or smartphone app payment only.

Ameren announces $6.3 billion grid improvement project

Missouri's largest utility company plans to spend $6.3 billion on grid improvements over the next five years

Looking to save a little more? Downsize to cut housing costs

Downsizing or “rightsizing” may be the right fit for you.

21st Have-A-Heart Wish-A-Thon underway through 7 p.m.

The 21st annual Have-A-Heart Wish-A-Thon for the Make-A-Wish is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15.

  Winter weather advisory expands to more counties

Parts of Region 8 could see freezing rain Friday.

Conservative students receive death threat after ‘Build the Wall’ post

Tyler Toomey said his group has received much support since the incident. Police are investigating.

Suspect robbed Dollar General clerk at gunpoint

Jonesboro police are at the scene of a robbery at the Dollar General in the 3600 block of South Stadium Boulevard.

The Power of a Wish

Colten Romines is 13 years old and a student at Brookland Junior High School. He’s a young man on a mission.

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees

The dramatic reversal comes as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will.

‘Literally rotted to death’: Ex-nursing home workers face neglect charges in 2 deaths

Seven nurses were indicted by a grand jury and face 34 charges overall, including manslaughter and gross patient neglect.

Feb. 15: Wintry weather forecast; Make-A-Wish come true

A quick look at what's making news and weather headlines this Friday, Feb. 15.

Man who killed mountain lion with bare hands explains how he won ‘wrestling match’

Travis Kauffman, 31, admitted, “There was a point where I was concerned I wasn’t going to make it out.”

NTSB officials release report of towboat that sank in Dec. 2017, killing 2

Officials have released more information about a towboat that sank in the Mississippi River in December 2017.

Police confirm no one stabbed in Jonesboro

Police responded to the 500-block of North Caraway Road around 1 a.m. Friday to investigate a call.

Nickelodeon reviving ’90s classics ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ and ‘All That’; ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spinoffs also on the way

The network on Thursday announced a new slate of shows, some of which should bring back fond memories for millennials.

Trump installs new golf simulator in White House

It cost Trump about $50,000 of his own money and allows him to play virtual rounds of golf.

Senate and House pass funding bill; Trump is prepared to sign, will also declare border emergency, McConnell says

President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border.

Principal intends to protect students at any cost with armed guards

The image of armed guards carrying long guns at a Tampa Bay area school has some parents shocked.

Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Smollett attack

The reports surfaced as investigators were questioning two "persons of interest" who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area where Smollett says the attack occurred.

A Better Region 8: Infrastructure and levees

I'm not sure what happened or exactly when it happened but the infrastructure in our country is deteriorating faster than we can or care to maintain it.

Fertility treatment made more affordable in Arkansas

Fertility is being made more affordable in Arkansas due to a change in the University of Arkansas insurance system.

White House releases Trump’s annual health report

President Trump's annual physical concludes he's in "very good health overall," even though he's gained four pounds, making him clinically obese.

Craighead Co. K9 officer to receive body armor

A Craighead County K9 officer will received a bulletproof vest thank to a donation from an organization whose mission is to provide vests to police K9s across the country, according to a Facebook post by the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office.

Burned dog Tommie dies a day after taking steps

RACC said the dog, a male pit bull, was tied up in Abner Clay Park off Clay Street on Sunday night, covered with an accelerant and set on fire.

Oklahoma WWII veteran gets 70,000 cards after story goes viral

Recil Troxel, the World War Two veteran we told you about last month, has gotten around 70,000 cards and letters since our story first aired.

Florida man arrested after threatening to blow up schools on anniversary of Parkland mass shooting, police say

Florida police took a man into custody after they say he threatened to blow up two schools in Miami-Dade County, where his ex-girlfriend's children attend classes, on the anniversary of the Parkland shootings.

EPA to regulate cancer causing chemicals in drinking water

Millions of Americans are exposed to contaminated drinking water.

Personnel file offers look into Marion police officer’s background

The personnel file of Lieutenant Freddy Williams offers some insight into the well-decorated Marion Police officer.

‘Stop Human Trafficking in Missouri’ posters hung in hospitals, rest stops

Missouri House bill 1246 was approved in 2018 and requires an informational poster to be hung at certain businesses.

JPD working crash at Matthews and Stallings

Jonesboro police are at the scene of a crash at Matthews and Stallings, according to the Jonesboro Police Department desk sergeant.

Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Florida man caught on camera licking doorbell

According to a news release and video from Ring, the latest licker approaches the home with a stack of papers and seems to be attempting to convey some sort of message.

Couple celebrating 73rd wedding anniversary crowned Mr. and Mrs. Valentine’s

People say true love is hard to find. That was not the case for Cecil and Ruth Botter.

Memphis school pampers cancer survivors, caretakers for Valentine’s Day

A Memphis school gave back Thursday by pampering cancer patients, survivors and caretakers for Valentine's Day.

JPD responding to shots fired call

Jonesboro police responded to a report of shots fired Thursday east of Stadium Boulevard.

Arkansas lawmakers send governor ‘triggered’ abortion ban

Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor legislation that would ban abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 ruling legalizing the procedure nationwide

District court offering amnesty to those with warrants

The Craighead County District Court will once again offer amnesty to those with outstanding warrants.

High levels of weedkiller significantly raise risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, study finds

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, was introduced as an herbicide in 1974.

Arkansas House backs resolution on no-permit gun carrying

The Arkansas House has approved a non-binding resolution that says carrying a firearm without a permit is legal in the state

Diet drinks linked to risk of heart attack, stroke, early death in women over 50, study says

Previous research has shown links between diet beverages and stroke, dementia, diabetes, and obesity