USDA grant helps city provide a source of fresh produce for the community

A Dollar General store came in and covered most of the community's needs, but it left people traveling for miles to find fresh produce.

Two arrested in shots fired call at Walker Park, police say

80-year old woman completes Tough Mudder competition

Craighead Co. mug shots, May 26-June 1

  Memphis breaks world record for longest picnic table

One dead as police investigate shooting in Osceola, police say

  Spring River area expecting thousands over holiday weekend

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Planned Parenthood drops challenge of Arkansas abortion law

  Saturdays on the Square returns to Cherokee Village

Bull Shoals, Norfork campgrounds flooded after heavy rain

  Group working to save power plant shares renderings of event venue, outside amphitheater

Water Patrol urges safety this Memorial Day weekend

  $8,000 donation buys new vests for police department

Prosecutor shocked: Murderer uses drugs, posts to social media in prison

The use of illegal drugs and sending social media posts by a convicted murderer behind bars has a prosecutor asking questions and shocked over the situation.

Report: Courthouse renovation projects move ahead in Mississippi County

A plan to do $14 million in renovations to the Mississippi County Courthouse in Blytheville and $2 million in renovations to the Mississippi County Courthouse in Osceola received a key boost this week with the sale of bonds for the project.

Mo. State Parks offer free camping for residents displaced by tornadoes, flooding

Residents will be allowed to stay 30 days in any state park or campground in Mo.

Letter: New ZIP Code headed to Jonesboro

Some residents in Northeast Arkansas’ largest city will soon see a new zip code, postal officials said in a letter Friday to residents.

Bridges to be rebuilt in Independence County

Man sentenced to prison in murder case

A-State Chancellor surprises two special teachers

  Video of fight between inmates released

Major flooding ahead for the Arkansas River, preparations underway

  Poplar Bluff VA welcomes new chief of staff with hefty resume

  Marked Tree fire chief removed

Saying the city needed a change, Marked Tree Mayor Danny Johnson said Thursday evening that the town’s fire chief was removed from his position.

  Snakes, exotic animals confiscated from Marion home

Marion residents didn’t know what to think when police and animal control officers showed up at a house in their neighborhood.

  Department two weeks behind on limb pickup, hoping a new truck helps them catch up

If you've noticed limbs you set out in your yard for pickup laying for longer than usual, it's because staff and resources have been tight for the City of Jonesboro's Sanitation Department.

  Child, 12, injured after being hit by car at North Church and Bettie

Jonesboro police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian crash in the 2000-block of N. Church St., south of the Bettie Dr. intersection.

Barges smash into dam upstream from Oklahoma town

Two barges on the Arkansas River plowed into a lock and dam on Thursday, jeopardizing an Oklahoma town.

  A Better Region 8: Memorial Day and the Tomb of the Unknowns

This weekend, we mark Memorial Day and we could give you a sermon about how we should all take a moment to remember those who died to protect our freedom.

Billboard asks “Who lynched Isadore Banks?”

Officials are wanting to uncover new information about a nearly 65-year-old mystery in Crittenden County and are using a billboard to ask for clues.

  Favorite Jonesboro restaurant officially reopens

Two years after closing, a favorite Jonesboro restaurant officially reopened Thursday

  Hoxie adds Code Enforcement Officer position

The city of Hoxie officially added back a position that will help the city keep the streets clean.

First Mid-South patient sees success from newly approved cancer treatment

A newly FDA-approved cancer treatment is proving to be a game-changer for the future of medicine.

Car gets major damage from farm equipment

The car hit a John Deere tractor with a disc blade attached.

Memphis man’s run from police ends with arrest, authorities say

A Tennessee man, who was in handcuffs, took off running after his arrest when police say he tried to give a fraudulent prescription at a drug store this week.

  New Graceland Exhibition Center opens Saturday

A new exhibition center is opening at Graceland this weekend.

High water closes multiple campground sites

Multiple campground sites are temporarily closing.

Woman charged after running over victim multiple times with her SUV

A Jonesboro woman has been arrested for trying to run over another woman Wednesday night.

Arkansas court dismisses case over marijuana initiative

The Arkansas Supreme Court says a group's bid to force the attorney general to approve the wording of a recreational marijuana measure is moot since lawmakers have changed the process for certifying ballot initiatives

Mo. AG warns of price gouging, scams in wake of tornadoes, storms, flooding

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office reports price gouging, construction fraud and charity fraud are very common following a disaster.

Missouri attorney general to investigate elder abuse hotline

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says he will investigate troubles at the Missouri's elder abuse hotline

MODOT: Roads flooded due to rising waters in Mo.

Missouri Department of Public Safety reminded drivers that several roads are flooded

The KAIT 2019 Spring Employment Expo is today

Our annual Spring Employment Expo, hosted by KAIT and Express Employment Professionals, will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the First National Bank Arena.

102-year-old veteran looks back on his service in WWII

Duckworth was sent to the Pacific, but before he left, he made his wife a promise.

  City leaders asking for input on upgrades to Earl Bell Community Center

Some of the upgrades could include additional tennis courts and walking trails.

  Fire department needs two more stations to keep up with city growth

And if they don't find the money needed to expand, it may start affecting your wallet.

Arkansas EMS providers celebrate with Parade of Lights event

EMS providers in Arkansas celebrated a Parade of Lights on Wednesday.

  Batesville Police Department moves into new facility

When room became tight for the officers, the city of Batesville got the department a new facility.Just a few short weeks ago, Batesville Police Department moved into their new facility to better accommodate their department’s needs.

  Gr8 Job: Local troopers honored with Trooper of the Year award

A pair of Northeast Arkansas state troopers were honored Wednesday with the highest award that the Arkansas State Police can offer - its Trooper of the Year award.

  Officers educate, have fun with D.A.R.E. program at school

The Pocahontas Police Department’s D.A.R.E program was busy at the Saint Paul’s Catholic Church School where they got to give kids some much deserved recognition.

  Family of fallen Memphis sergeant presented with Medal of Valor

President Donald Trump awarded the late Sergeant Verdell Smith’s family with the Medal of Valor Wednesday, in a private ceremony.

Search leads to drugs, weapons, man’s arrest, police say

The search for a suspect by authorities this week led to another man facing at least five felonies as authorities discovered drugs and a weapon, according to Jonesboro police.

Police: Missing lottery tickets, leads to woman’s arrest

The money that was used to buy lottery tickets at an area business apparently did not match the amount of tickets sold, leading to nearly $15,000 worth of missing lottery tickets and a woman’s arrest, Jonesboro police said.

‘You’ll get it tomorrow’: FedEx driver finds snake on doorstep

Do you knock on the door? Leave the package on the mat? Ding dong ditch?

Woman who walked 6 miles to work at Walmart will receive car after officer’s story goes viral

A woman who was forced to walk as much as six miles to get to her job at a Slidell Walmart will get a car.

Former Arkansas lawmaker gets jail sentence in theft case

A former state lawmaker in Arkansas has been sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty to a theft charge

  Happy birthday, Memphis! How to celebrate the city’s bicentennial

May 22 marks the official 200th birthday of Memphis, Tennessee, and the city is offering a number of ways to celebrate the bicentennial.

  Lawn mower company brings hundreds of jobs to Batesville

A ribbon cutting for Intimidator’s new facility brought job openings for 400 people and has big plans for the future.The 206,000 square foot facility will house three areas for efficient work.

  Group officially pitches sales tax proposal, lays out projects

The group Team Jonesboro announced their plans Monday to make Jonesboro a safer and stronger community, asking for a sales tax increase to fund projects around the city.

Help is on the way for local homeless shelter

This will enable the food bank to purchase an upright freezer for Mission Outreach.

City council adds to push for filming incentives for Bluff City Law

The Memphis City Council is weighing in on NBC's new legal drama "Bluff City Law."

  MRSA patient in coma awakes after hearing ‘Heaven’

A decade-long heroin addiction brought her to the brink of death more than a dozen times. But it was MRSA, that brought her to her knees.

  JPD explains what people need to know when traveling with medical marijuana

There are a couple of things officers will look for to make sure your medical marijuana prescription is legitimate.

  Program opens doors to lower income students

The program is also geared towards high school students who are economically disadvantaged.

Lieutenant governor serving as honorary race director

Arkansas' lieutenant governor is serving as the honorary race director at NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 this weekend

  Four-legged crimefighter is now safer

The organization was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with lifesaving body armor for their K9 officers.

Sex offender says he was target of attempted scam

The victim, who said he is a registered sex offender in Greene County, said “Detective Craig” told him he missed a May 12 court date to submit a DNA sample.

Arkansas to host national summit on computer science

Arkansas' governor says more than two dozen states are participating in an inaugural summit next month on computer science

  Community improvement task force suggests creating a land bank commission

The whole purpose is to restore old, dilapidated properties throughout the town.

  Missouri medical marijuana policy adoption delayed in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

The City of Cape Girardeau is considering a plan that would prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities from being within 1,000 feet of a school, daycare or church.

Juveniles arrested after attempted vehicle break-ins

Three juveniles are in trouble after what appeared to be attempted break-ins on multiple cars.

  A-State upgrading dining hall at Student Union

Major upgrades and renovations are taking place at A-State over the summer, including upgrading the dining hall at the Reng Student Union.

  President Trump Approves Governor Parson’s Major Disaster Declaration for flooding in Missouri

The Office of Missouri Governor Mike Parson has announced the President Donald Trump has approved his major disaster declaration to help in 13 Missouri counties.

Downtown Jonesboro Association receives accreditation

The Downtown Jonesboro Association has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program.

National Day of the Cowboy recognized in Arkansas

On Monday, Governor Hutchinson signed a bill to create the National Day of the Cowboy.

  A Better Region 8: Let’s hear what Team Jonesboro has to say

Let's hear the ideas Team Jonesboro has when they talk. Those ideas might make this A Better Region 8.

Country music legend Lee Greenwood to perform at UACCB

You may remember him for his patriotic hit God Bless the USA. Now, he's coming to Region 8 for a concert in September.

  Humans to the rescue

The shelter has 92 dogs and puppies and they are close to reaching maximum capacity.Assistant Director Jeff Moore said maximum capacity is a norm around the shelter.

  Lady Liberty gets some limelight

The City of Paragould got national attention for their replica of the Statue of Liberty. The statue made national news.

  Greene Co. Quorum Court updating employee drug testing policy

Greene County’s Quorum Court is updating their procedures on their officials’ medical marijuana use.

Craighead Electric receives award from ADEQ

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality awarded Craighead Electric Cooperative with an award for their solar farm in Brookland.