Walnut Ridge sees sales tax revenue increase; works on unexpected projects

For Walnut Ridge, they braced for the worst financially when the pandemic started, but they found an interesting trend at the end of the year.

  Lawrence Hall, months after over 180 total cases, now COVID-free

  City appoints new members to Zoning Committee; fixing issues

  VFW awarded $100,000 in CARES Act grant

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

  Wynne Sports Complex renovations underway

  Shelter full due to rise in domestic violence around the holiday season

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Christmas trees representing the Mid-South featured in Pathway of Peace in national display

  Perrin rings bell, early reports show him to be cancer-free

  Silver Alert inactived for missing Portia man

  Several measures approved in virtual meeting as COVID-19 forces chamber doors to close

  St. Bernards ‘lights up a life’ for cancer patients

  Pinot’s Palette to close doors in January 2021

  Unofficial numbers: Leggett defeats Allison in Jonesboro City Clerk race

Voters in Jonesboro decided in a runoff election who will serve as Jonesboro City Clerk.

Arvest Foundation donates $10,000 to help keep A-State students enrolled

The donation from Arvest Foundation will go toward the Arkansas State University's Student Emergency Fund.

  Man speaks out after friends die in Izard County plane crash

Our content partner, KARK, spoke with Warren, who was “devastated” by the news.

Newport native moves on to next round of “The Voice”

Newport native Jim Ranger moves on to the next round of “The Voice.”

  Lake Poinsett set to be restored within next year

  Chamber of Commerce hosts “25 Days of Shopping Local”

  Arkansas sees new record for hospitalizations at 1,074

Some Christmas parades are still on, some are not

1 killed, 2 seriously injured in crash

  ABC board says ’trouble normally starts later at night’ concerning compliance checks

  Police chief resigning at end of year

After 20 years as a law enforcement officer, Trumann Police Chief Chadwick Henson said Monday he is stepping down.

  Salvation Army offering shelter from the cold

The Salvation Army in Jonesboro announced Monday it would open its doors to people seeking shelter from the cold weather.

St. Jude Memphis Marathon week is here! Here’s how to get the most out of the virtual experience

Race week is packed full of virtual events, from the mosaic reveal to the annual pasta party.

  NEAHS discusses gifting puppies and kittens before the holiday season

As families finish checking their Christmas lists, many may consider gifting a puppy or kitten for Christmas. Northeast Arkansas Humane Society suggests weighing your options.

  Santa’s North Pole opens with a few COVID-19 friendly adjustments

This is the sixth year Santa has opened up his home to Jonesboro, but this year is different because of the pandemic.

Arkansas reaches new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of total active cases dropped by nearly 60 Sunday as Arkansas saw a record in hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 virus, state health officials said.

  Church distributes over 100 boxes of food

Hispanic church Betel La Casa in Jonesboro gave away over 100 boxes of food to families in need on Sunday.

Region 8 Storm Team named Grand Marshals for Jonesboro Christmas Parade

The Region 8 Storm Team were honored Sunday for their work during the March 28 tornado, when the Jonesboro Jaycees named the team the Grand Marshals for this year’s Jonesboro Christmas Parade.

Virtual public involvement highway hearing slated

State highway officials are asking for your help as they plan to start work on a series of road construction projects throughout Mississippi County.

  Cruise for a Cause promotes child advocacy

Kion Pediatrics teamed up with the NEA Children’s Advocacy Center to host Cruise for a Cause.

Man faces drug, fleeing charges after crashing to deputy’s car

A call about a suspicious person Friday now has a Baxter County man facing a multitude of charges.

One dead, five injured in White County crash

A man was killed and five others were injured Saturday evening in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 36 in White County, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, Nov. 29-Dec. 5

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

  Small Business Saturday more important than ever because of pandemic

Several customers and owners had the same idea- it’s important to shop locally year-round. Not just on Small Business Saturday.

Hospitalizations fall, total active cases increase as new COVID-19 numbers released

The number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell slightly Saturday while the number of total active cases went up as officials urged caution with Thanksgiving now over.

  Kennett firefighter goes viral on TikTok

Scott Jones, a Kennett firefighter, received tons of positive feedback from a TikTok he created.

  One killed in Dunklin County crash

A Kennett woman was killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash on Route Y in Dunklin County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

  Helping those in need: How Rivercrest senior Keshawn Scott gave back to his community

With his leadership role on the team and his job at the supermarket, Keshawn Scott is thinking of others before he thinks of himself. An example: A blind man walked into the store in early November. Scott then took action.

  Jonesboro firefighters respond to fire on Haltom Street

A fire in a floor furnace brought Jonesboro firefighters to a house on Haltom Street Friday morning.

  Black Friday Shoppers see shorter lines and shelves full

Many people headed to the stores today for Black Friday deals saw shorter lines this year and said it was due to COVID-19.

  Cruise for a Cause set for Saturday

A motorcycle ride this Saturday will help victims of child abuse in their time of need.

Voices from the middle on governing a divided nation

The balance of power for the 117th Congress isn’t quite settled. But, it’s a near certainty Democrats and Republicans won’t achieve much without working together.

Active cases drop statewide as Arkansas releases new COVID-19 numbers

The state of Arkansas saw the number of total COVID-19 cases increase by 1,052, while total active cases fell by nearly 700 Friday as state health officials released new numbers.

  Food pantry helps families in need in Marked Tree

A monthly food distribution event Friday provided food for nearly 65 families, with the pantry shelves now almost empty.

  Corning Christmas in the Park set to start

According to a post on the Corning Christmas in the Park Facebook page, planning and preparations have gone on this week for the event.

  Alex Trebek: Be thankful, keep the faith

Jeopardy Productions, Inc. released footage of Trebek's message, taken during a taping of the show.

  Attorney requests mental evaluation for Quake Lewellyn in Sutherland case

The attorney for a man accused of capital murder, kidnapping and rape of a Jackson County woman earlier this year has requested a mental evaluation in the case.

  Jonesboro police, firefighters respond to structure fire at Aggie and Rogers

Jonesboro firefighters and police are at the scene of a structure fire at Aggie Road and Rogers Street, according to the Jonesboro Police Department desk sergeant.

  Holiday Toy Drive now underway

An area business is working with an area civic group to help children in need at the Jonesboro Kindergarten Center.

  99-year-old woman receives the gift of music on Thanksgiving

It’s more than Thanksgiving for one Sikeston nursing home resident, it’s also her 99th birthday celebration.

  Local VFW provides Thanksgiving meal for veterans, community members

Jonesboro’s VFW Post fed over 100 people a hot Thanksgiving meal Thursday.

  Local organization hosts drive by food drive on Thanksgiving Day

Get in Gear Fitness Series kicked off Thanksgiving with their annual Turkey Trot Drive By Food Drive.

  One injured in two-vehicle crash in Craighead County

A person was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after a two-vehicle crash on Craighead 766, according to the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office.

Arkansas reports nearly 2,400 COVID-19 cases, as both hospitalizations go down

The state of Arkansas saw nearly 2,400 COVID-19 cases reported on Thanksgiving, as both hospitalizations and the number of people on ventilators went down statewide.

  Crash kills two near Sikeston

A crash Wednesday morning on Highway 61 claimed the lives of two Southeast Missouri residents, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

  Veterans find comfort in craft kits amid tense times

Army veteran Missy Brown says after her deployment to Baghdad, she returned home with battle scars. While healing from traumatic brain injury and PTSD, her medical team prescribed her craft therapy. While she was skeptical about the assignment at first, she soon found it to be transformative.

  Two killed in Jackson County crash

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash in the Possum Grape community in Jackson County, according to a preliminary fatality report from the Arkansas State Police.

Affidavits: Arkansas student was killed during drug deal

Affidavits say that an Arkansas college student who was fatally shot in August went to meet a man for a drug deal in a campus parking lot that turned into an ambush when a gunman shot at the student’s vehicle.

  Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner helps to feed needs

There’s a flurry of activity in the food pantry at Westridge Church of Christ in Pocahontas. That’s because it’s one of two days in the month where food boxes are about to be handed out in the community.

  Supreme Court blocks NY coronavirus limits on houses of worship

The court’s action could push New York to reevaluate its restrictions on houses of worship in areas designated virus hot spots.

MDC releases deer harvest numbers for Missouri Firearms Deer Season

Preliminary numbers show that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 176,604 deer during the November portion of Firearms Deer Season.

  Jonesboro church hands out 200 Thanksgiving meals to families

Journey Church and JTown's Grill in Jonesboro teamed up to provide Thanksgiving meals to families for free Wednesday.

  ’Christmas at the Park’ opens, new displays and over 400,000 lights featured

A Christmas tradition continues in Jonesboro, as Christmas at the Park opened to the public Wednesday.

$150,000 bond set for woman in ambush shooting case

A Craighead County woman will appear in court early next year after Jonesboro police say she played a role in a shooting that left one person injured.

  Company rolls up their sleeves to feed Jonesboro

Many businesses decided to give this holiday season and one business in Jonesboro fed the masses Wednesday.

  County health department overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases

The Dunklin County Health Department has had a high volume of COVID-19 cases.

  Veteran battling kidney failure still finds strength to help others

Despite a life-changing diagnosis, one Jonesboro veteran works daily to help others despite the medical setback.

Hospitalizations reach 1,000; nearly 2,000 new COVID-19 cases

The state of Arkansas reported over 150,000 total cases of COVID-19 as we approach Thanksgiving, with state health officials saying 1,028 people remain hospitalized due to the virus.

  Bono man arrested in sexual assault case

A Bono man faces a Dec. 22 court date after his arrest on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child, authorities said Wednesday.

  Earle man arrested in murder

A Crittenden County man is facing a homicide charge after his arrest on suspicion of shooting a family member.

  Walnut Ridge to host ‘reverse’ Christmas parade

A Lawrence County Christmas tradition has been altered due to COVID-19.

  Need for holiday assistance increasing in Dunklin County

The Dunklin County Caring Council is having their annual Heart of Christmas program to help families who need assistance providing gifts for their children.

  HUB feeds extra to last through Thanksgiving

The HUB Homeless Resource Center in downtown Jonesboro planned ahead with food preparations this week to get their guests through the Thanksgiving holiday.

Lyon College to utilize testing as students return for on-campus learning

Lyon College students will return to campus for in-person classes for the spring semester for the first time since March.

  Sheriff’s office pulls the plug on illegal gambling

No cash payouts for convenience store gamblers after sheriff’s deputies seized dozens of electronic gaming machines.

Crash investigation continues in Oct. 2020 deadly crash

A crash at Highway 226/Highway 49 that killed a Craighead County woman and injured one other person on Saturday, Oct 24 is under investigation by Arkansas State Police.

  Pocahontas airport reopens to public after black mold issues

The Pocahontas Municipal Airport is reopened to the public after being closed since August of 2019.

  Bridge repairs begin Nov. 30 on I-55 near Hayti

If you’re traveling down Interstate 55 in southeast Missouri next week, you’ll want to prepare for road work.