Blytheville police investigate murder on Walls Street

Blytheville police are asking for the public’s help in a shooting Friday that left a 19-year-old dead and another person injured.

Police discover over 230 grams of meth in vehicle during search; man arrested

Mobile tent hospital structure being built in Stoddard County

  Grocery store delivers needed items to senior citizens

Arkansas lawmakers approve COVID-19 fund as virus cases rise

  Memphis funeral home adapts operations as COVID-19 cases increase in the Mid-South

Farmer double whammy: Coronavirus and wet fields

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  Surge in new gun ownership training

Caruthersville declares state of emergency, establishes curfew

2 more COVID-19 positive cases in Scott Co.

Memphis in May announces new October dates for Beale Street Music Festival, barbecue contest

Injured? Orthopedics facilities can help while freeing up the emergency rooms for COVID-19 patients

  Man arrested in connection to Jonesboro stabbing

Mayor Strickland announces closure of all city sports courts, fields, skate parks & dog parks

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland issued new closures for outdoor facilities Friday to further implement social distancing practices.

  FULL BRIEFING: WATCH: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 briefing-3/27

The governor's and ADH's daily update on the state’s response to the spread of COVID-19 including the number of new cases and deaths.

Two people arrested after Wednesday shooting on State Street

A pair of Jonesboro residents face felony charges in connection with their role in a shooting Wednesday evening on State Street, according to Jonesboro police.

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

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

  Arkansas man caught licking couple’s doorbell camera amid coronavirus crisis apologizes

Current cancellations in Arkansas due to COVID-19

  How to clean your home if a family member has coronavirus

Stax Music Academy to launch virtual classes for all Memphis students

Special COVID-19 legislative session kicks off

  Teens volunteer at food pantry, helping elderly and those in need

  Families in the Heartland go “bear hunting”

Bear hunting in the neighborhood.

  Memphis comic and game store finds creative way to keep up business during coronavirus crisis

901 Comics and 901 Games offers curbside pickup and delivery around Mid-South during coronavirus.

President Trump approves Missouri major disaster declaration

Governor Parson requested the federal disaster declaration on Tuesday, March 24.

FedEx Express screening employees, guests in response to COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus, FedEx Express is now checking temperatures of all Memphis Hub employees, guests and on-site vendors prior to entry.

  Telemedicine helping patients, healthcare providers amid COVID-19 outbreak

Everyone is trying to flatten the curve of the coronavirus outbreak, but what do you do when you need to go to the doctor?

  Cracking down on domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

Families have spent days at home due to COVID-19. The sudden life changes could cause tension and in some cases lead to abuse. Memphis police and a local family counseling agency are trying to help.

  Sidewalk chalk messages of support for Heartland healthcare workers

Healthcare professionals wrote notes for staff at Heartland hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.

  Cruising the Square in Fredericktown, Mo.

The community cruises the streets of Fredericktown to cure boredom.

Mempho Music Festival postpones concert until 2021

Mempho Music Festival skips 2020 due to COVID-19

3rd COVID-19 case reported in Dunklin Co.

The Health Department has been notified of the third positive case of COVID-19 in Dunklin County.

Jonesboro police investigate stolen mail, theft, forgery cases

Jonesboro police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a series of thefts of checks from mailboxes.

Doctor shares tips on how to safely unpack groceries, takeout without transferring coronavirus

Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen shared some valuable tips for unpacking your groceries or takeout during the global coronavirus pandemic.

  WATCH FULL BRIEFING: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 update for Arkansas - 3/26

The governor's and ADH's daily update on the state’s response to the spread of COVID-19 including the number and locations of new cases and deaths.

  COVID-19: NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital Community Conversation

To help you separate fact from fiction, leading health professionals address your questions and concerns in our continuing series COVID-19: A Community Conversation.

School district busing food to kids

Beginning Monday, March 30, Harrisburg will use its buses to deliver food throughout the district.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.

  City of Brookland makes accommodations for residents’ utility bill

The mayor believes if this crisis continues, the city could possibly be able to make these extensions into the summer.

Funeral homes around Arkansas making changes in middle of COVID-19 pandemic

A Central Arkansas funeral home operator is working to help families honor their loved ones while addressing safety concerns in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis.

2nd person tests positive for COVID-19 in Dunklin County, Mo.

The Dunklin County Health Department has been notified of a second positive case of COVID-19 in Dunklin County.

Coronavirus outbreak forces fast food franchises to ask government for help

Americans expect to find their fast food restaurants always open, but the coronavirus outbreak has some franchise owners taking a hard look at their bottom line.

Blytheville man sentenced to 30 years in prison in murder, aggravated robbery case

A Mississippi County man will spend at least three decades in prison after pleading guilty in connection with a November 2016 double murder and robbery at a Blytheville convenience store.

1st positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Stoddard County, Mo.

The Stoddard County Public Health Center confirmed the first positive case in the county.

  Teacher uses YouTube to connect with students during closure

A Greene County school teacher took it upon himself to still connect with his students during the coronavirus pandemic but in a non-traditional way.

Arkansas House to meet at Jack Stephens Center for COVID-19 special session; Senate to meet at Capitol

A special session to deal with a $353.1 million shortfall in the state budget in the aftermath of the COVID-19 virus has state lawmakers heading to Little Rock Thursday, with one house meeting nearly five miles away from the state Capitol building.

  Reconstruction of I-555 in Jonesboro to begin Thursday

The work on a major interstate in Region 8 that has been delayed due to weather is now set to start Thursday.

  COVID-19: AMMC Community Conversation

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe and the state of Arkansas, we here at Region 8 News are dedicated to providing you with information that will keep you and your family safe and healthy.

School district delivers lesson on giving during COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread, a northeast Arkansas school district is teaching its students a powerful lesson in giving back to the community.

Early voting for runoff ongoing, rule change for absentee voting due to COVID-19

In Craighead County, early voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Craighead County Courthouses in Jonesboro and Lake City.

Homeless shelter closing its doors amid COVID-19 fears

A northeast Arkansas homeless shelter is closing its doors to the public.

ADH: 9 more lives lost to flu, death toll now stands at 105

The Arkansas Department of Health reported Wednesday, March 25, that 9 more people died in the last week due to influenza.

  ‘You are loved’: Heartfelt messages left outside Mid-South nursing homes after coronavirus outbreak ends family visits

Since the COVID-19 outbreak has kept visitors from residents at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and rehab centers, Riffe and her business brought the love to them.

  Community honors former Tuckerman teacher who passed away

On Monday, dozens of cars filled with Jackson County School District staff members drove by Cathy's home to honor her.

  Red Ribbons to bring the community together

Free Red Ribbons to support our country.

  Gas station helps keep elderly customers healthy at the pumps

A Jonesboro gas station is going the extra mile to ensure their customers, especially those who are elderly, stay healthy during this coronavirus pandemic.

EF-1 tornado causes damage to Sharp County farm

An EF-1 tornado touched down in Sharp County during storms of March 19.

  Memphis Tourism to host virtual online festival to support local musicians

Normally you don’t have to go far to see live music in Memphis, but even with those performances now canceled, all of us can watch a festival this weekend from the comfort and safety of our home.

  REPLAY - FULL BRIEFING: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 update with ADH - 3/24

A recorded from 3/24 update on the state’s response to the spread of COVID-19 in Arkansas, along with the number and locations of new cases.

Pharmacy makes, donates hand sanitizer for police

In addition to fighting crime, Jonesboro police officers are fighting the coronavirus.

Couple arrested after boy tells deputies he’s ‘tired of being beat’

A couple faces felony child endangerment charges after deputies say a young boy told them he and his two siblings were “tired of being beat.”

Cleburne Co. COVID-19 outbreak linked to church outing

One of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 in Arkansas can be traced back to a single church outing in Cleburne County.

22nd anniversary of Westside School shooting

Tuesday marks the 22nd anniversary of the deadly shootings at Westside Middle School.

  Newport organizations working to save small businesses

The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Newport Economic Development Commission are working together to save their small businesses.

A Better Region 8: Adjusting to social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic

For many of us, this weekend gave us a much-needed deep breath as we accept what is happening, prepare and plan our next steps.

  Apartment manager works to keep tenants safe, happy amid coronavirus threat

As people continue to isolate and keep to themselves, an apartment complex in Paragould bonds together despite the isolation thanks to their apartment manager.

2 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Pemiscot County, Mo.

Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in the county.

  Business creates masks for hospitals in need

A local business closed their doors to help others by sewing masks to donate to local medical professionals.

  REPLAY - WATCH: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 briefing - 3/23

A live update on the state’s response to the spread of COVID-19 in Arkansas, and the number of new cases.

ARDOT closes Clay County bridge

The Arkansas Department of Transportation has closed a Clay County bridge because of structural deficiencies.

COVID-19 forces school board to postpone special election

Citing an “abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Batesville School District has postponed an upcoming special election.

GR8 Job: Police, firefighters help local stores

When some Greene County firefighters and police officers took an oath to “protect and serve” their communities, they meant it.

Social distancing order now in effect for Mo.

The social distancing order in Missouri took effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 23.

Kroger adjusting store hours starting Monday

Kroger will be adjusting store hours at its Delta Division stores starting Monday, March 23.

Restaurants change up services to stay open and serve the public

Several restaurants in Region 8 are changing up their services to serve the public with COVID-19 fears and restrictions, and to also stay open.

Hoxie police investigate Friday shooting deaths

Hoxie Police Department is investigating a Friday shooting that left two dead.

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, March 22-28

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

  Area neighborhood works to “Chalk the Walk”

It is called “Chalk the Walk” and it is being done in the Sage Meadows area of town.

Blytheville police investigate homicide on East Rose Street

Blytheville police are asking for the public’s help after a man was found shot to death inside a vehicle Saturday.

  7-month-old baby in S.C. tests positive for COVID-19

The child's mother says she’s sharing her family’s story because she wants people to know COVID-19 can seriously affect children.