Jonesboro Evangelist pushes for virtual visitation for inmates in the Craighead County Detention Center

A Jonesboro Evangelist, who is also the Founder of Future For Felons, is pushing a new initiative because of the pandemic.

Arkansas reports more than 1K new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Local Jonesboro church feeds community

  Coming up on the ballot: sales tax wording for Greene County Jail

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

  Mo. Gov. Parson gives update on his condition after testing positive for COVID-19

  City of West Memphis, WMFD celebrate grand opening of new fire station

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  Brookland fire department responds to truck fire

  Gosnell man found safe in Missouri

  Canceled A-State game puts damper on Homecoming

Man finds 9-carat diamond during Labor Day trip to Murfreesboro

  Youth leadership program at Hillcrest holding bag drive to benefit local shelter

  Craighead County sees 79 new COVID-19 cases, other NEA counties report increases

Report: Poll shows broad-based support for highway tax plan

A proposal for a half-cent sales tax dealing with roads that will be on the Nov. 2020 election ballot has nearly 70 percent support in a new poll, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday.

  Jonesboro police continue shooting investigation on Labaume

Jonesboro police are investigating a shooting that injured one person Wednesday evening, according to authorities.

  Wynne Friends of Animals Rescue, 1 year after no funds from city

Last year, Wynne City Hall announced they would no longer fund the Wynne Friends of Animals Rescue. This left shelter leaders frustrated and scrambling to find money.

  Arkansas requests dismissal on lawsuit against Secretary of Health

The lawsuit claims that Romero was issuing directives without oversight from the legislature.

  Jonesboro church to feed 900 meals in community

  Walnut Ridge still recovering two months after downtown fire

  Clicking and voting could mean $25,000 for veterans

  Rhodes College grad is potential Supreme Court nominee

Woman arrested in rape of child, police say

Piggott football coach ‘reassigned’

Power restored after substation damage knocks out power to thousands

As of 9:15 a.m., Entergy reports 1,286 customers remained without power. The company estimates it will be 1 p.m. before electricity is fully restored.

  City Youth Ministries receives $10,000 in donations, thanks to State Farm agent

City Youth Ministries in Jonesboro received a $10,000 donation, thanks to one State Farm agent and a partnership with the State Farm Foundation.

  Candidates tout experience, discuss issues during Jonesboro Mayor debate

The three candidates who are vying to replace outgoing Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin cited their personal and business experience to voters, just six weeks before voters head to the polls.

  Courthouse gives tour amid renovation

Preserve Arkansas and Mississippi County Judge John Nelson presented a live virtual tour of the Blytheville courthouse while still under construction.

Jonesboro police investigate catalytic converter theft

Jonesboro police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate another catalytic converter theft from a business.

  Trumann receives over $117 thousand DRA grant to improve infrastructure

The city of Trumann received a $117,881 grant from the Delta Regional Authority. The city announced the news on Monday.

Local students participate in cleaning up Veterans Village

Local students took some time out of their day to clean and learn about Veterans Village.

  Body identified in burnt-out vehicle found in Craighead County

Authorities have identified the body of a man found over the weekend inside a burnt-out vehicle in Craighead County.

Meet Arkansas’s Small Business Person of the Year

Travis Daniel Bird is getting some national attention for being named Arkansas' Small Business Person of the Year.

  NE Arkansas has the highest growth rate in the state since Sept. 3

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, State Epidemiologist, provided an update to the public on the state of Arkansas's response to COVID-19, including the latest cases and deaths.

Collector, assessor offices closed due to COVID-19 outbreak

If you go to the tax collector’s or assessor’s offices in Izard County, expect to be met by a locked door.

KAIT to air Jonesboro, Paragould mayoral debates

Region 8 News and Arkansas State University’s School of Media and Journalism will host two mayoral debates ahead of the November General Election.

  Newport virtual football ticket sales presents challenges

For the previous games this season, there were packets and pre-sale tickets that went to parents first before the general public. However, today all tickers were put up as a first come, first serve.

Poinsett County Health Department hosts week long drive-up flu shot clinic

The Poinsett County Health Department is having a drive-thru flu shot clinic at all three of their locations. Monday was the first day of a week long event.

2.4M earthquake in southeast Missouri

The United States Geological Survey reports the quake was 2.2 miles from Marston and 25.2 miles from Sikeston.

  Citizens are encouraged to fill out the census as the deadline draws near

As the month of September reaches the end, so will the deadline for an important document, the census.

Marked Tree Animal Rescue in need of donations and volunteers

Marked Tree Animal rescue needs donations and volunteers as the shelter is full, and the pets need a new home.

  Jonesboro police investigating stabbing at city park

A man was taken to a local hospital Saturday afternoon after police say he was stabbed in the face.

Newport couple named Ark. Foster Parents of the Year

For the last 14 years, Linda and Wendell Green have devoted their lives to taking care of dozens of foster children.

  Police continue investigation into pharmacy armed robbery

Jonesboro police continue to search for the person who robbed the CVS pharmacy at gunpoint.

Arkansas reports 549 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

The state of Arkansas saw 549 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, with no deaths reported statewide, according to state health officials.

Missing Mississippi County man found safe

A missing Mississippi County man was found safe Saturday, according to Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook.

  Rhodes College alumna once again on shortlist for Supreme Court

President Trump has yet to announce his pick to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but a federal judge who graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis has emerged as one of the leading contenders.

  Friends, family gather to raise money for Sydney Sutherland memorial scholarship in Tuckerman

On Saturday, hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the life of Sydney Sutherland. The community came together to raise funds for the Sydney Sutherland Memorial Scholarship.

Craighead County Mug Shots, Sept. 20-26

A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

One killed, one injured in Highway 62 crash, ASP says

An Ash Flat woman was killed Saturday after a one-vehicle crash on Highway 62, east of Salem, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Arkansas reported coronavirus cases rise by 803, deaths by 8

The number of reported coronavirus cases has increased by 803 in Arkansas and there are eight more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the disease.

  Last living person to live in Powhatan Historic State Park cabin dies

According to the family of Nola Staggs, she was the last living person to live in the Historic Powhatan State Park.

  Newport football player continues Keedy legacy

A two-time State Champion Coach and a longtime radio color analyst for Arkansas State football, the legacy of the longest-tenured coach in Greyhound history is not only being passed down through the program but also through his grandson.

  St. Bernards possibly changing prenatal appointment guest policy

Expectant parents with St. Bernards might soon be allowed to bring a guest with them to their appointments again.

  Family looking for answers in deadly hit-and-run

It has been a week since a Bootheel man was hit by a truck and killed.

  Blytheville School Board reviews policy for students accused of violent crimes

With virtual school now available, the board has considered students who have been accused of these crimes would have the opportunity to continue their education from home until things clear up in court.

  Following crash, official discusses Railroad Crossing safety

On Thursday night, an agricultural truck crashed into a train in a rural area of Clay County. Officials said railroad safety is important.

  Not just Halloween masks will be worn at Pumpkin Hollow

A beloved Halloween attraction in Clay County plans to open this weekend. While being in a pandemic, they’ve had to work hard to ensure safety.

  New voter registration deadline approaching

New voters only have a couple of weeks left to register ahead of the November elections.

Two in custody after two-county pursuit

Two people are in custody Friday after leading authorities on a 35-mile pursuit through two Region 8 counties, according to Poinsett County Chief Deputy Jeremy Lally.

Why are some COVID-19 patients suffering for months?

Medical studies are showing some coronavirus patients are suffering full body effects months after getting sick.

One killed in Highway 67 crash Friday, ASP says

Corning police confirmed they worked 2 crashes Friday where a person was airlifted in each one.

883 new COVID-19 cases reported in Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Health on Thursday reported 883 new COVID-19 cases.

  City Youth Ministries provides a place of ‘normalcy’ during virtual learning

The ministry is helping students navigate through virtual learning with their day program.

  Two Independence County men arrested in sexually explicit conduct involving a child case

A pair of Independence County men were in jail Thursday after authorities say the men were involved in child pornography being downloaded nearly hundreds of times.

  Donation to help Jonesboro Shooting Sports Complex

The Jonesboro Shooting Complex’s much-needed donation Thursday helps inch its way towards completion.

  One person arrested after human remains reportedly found, Sheriff says

One person has been arrested after authorities reportedly found human remains earlier this week along Highway 1 South in Cross County.

  Students march for unity at A-State

Students across the Arkansas State University campus joined together for a Unity March Thursday to advocate and educate their peers.

  Person released from hospital after being airlifted in train/tractor trailer crash, Sheriff says

A person who was injured Thursday evening in a train/tractor trailer crash in Clay County has been released from the hospital, according to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller.

  Neelyville R-IV school closed Friday

A Southeast Missouri school district will be closed Friday due to sewer problems in the community, school officials said on social media.

  Task Force addresses issues with law enforcement

Police chiefs, community leaders, and city officials from across the state met Thursday to discuss law enforcement improvement for Arkansas.

  Mission Outreach receives $10,000 donation

A group that helps people in need throughout Northeast Arkansas received a major donation, with social media playing a huge role in increasing the donation.

Amnesty offered to those who missed court

For those who have missed their court dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Circuit Court of Craighead County is offering amnesty.

  Creeper caught on camera peeping in woman’s window

Jonesboro police are searching for a man caught on camera creeping around a woman’s apartment, peeping in her windows.

  Names released in deadly Jonesboro crash

Names released in fatal wreck on Wednesday

North Pemiscot Junior High, High School goes virtual due to COVID-19.

Students will be learning via Google Classroom, and can access the assignments with a phone, computer, laptop, or some other type of device as long as you have access to the internet.

  Wynne woman celebrates 100th birthday

A Wynne woman recently had the opportunity to celebrate her 100th birthday with family, friends and even getting to see her newest grandchild.

  Couple who discovered child on side of road recounts sad situation

Tommy and Sarah Berry were going home Tuesday morning on Interstate 30 near Benton when they saw what they thought was a “baby doll” on the left-hand shoulder of the road.

  BRTC adjusts to financial impact of COVID-19

President Dr. Martin Eggensperger says the college was concerned about the impact COVID would bring, anticipating a drop in enrollment and a decrease in state funding when COVID-19 started.

  Gov: Jackson Co. has highest growth rate in the Northeast region

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Secretary of Health Dr. Jose Romero provided a COVID-19 update Wednesday from Batesville.

  Technology opportunities up for grabs in Newport

A new educational opportunity begins for students as the Tech Depot allows students opportunities to increase their technology skills.

  Couple accused of stealing from fire district

A Craighead County woman who worked as a treasurer/secretary of a fire protection district is accused of stealing over $100,000 from the district, while her husband faces a theft charge in the case as well.