Crews clear crashes reported in Greene & Mississippi County

Arkansas State troopers have cleared the scene of two crashes that occurred around the same time in both Greene and Mississippi Counties.

Four A-State alumni, veterans inducted into Hall of Heroes

  Deer processing businesses very busy in Missouri’s opening weekend

One killed, one injured in Greene County crash

Craighead Co. mug shots, Nov. 17-23

Robotics tournament helps feed hungry students

Crash involving Jonesboro police vehicle reported in front of police station Saturday

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Church destroyed by fire in Fairdealing, Mo.

Several agencies respond to 2 cotton warehouse fires in Portageville, Mo.

‘Dollars for Diego’ holds first fundraiser for new facility, sensory gym

Marybeth Byrd continues journey on the Voice

Scene cleared early Sunday after reported crash involving two semis on Highway 18

  Independence County, city officials work together on Ramsey Mountain project

Authorities search Black River after capsized boat found

Both state and county authorities are searching the Black River after a boat was found capsized in Randolph County Saturday.

  Habitat for Humanity finishes 21st home, gives keys to new homeowner

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro officially handed one Jonesboro family the keys to their new home on Friday.

Problem with water control structure could delay flooding at Big Lake, officials say

A malfunctioning water control structure at Big Lake Wildlife Management Area may create a problem just in time for the start of duck season.

Gr8 Job: Paragould students rake leaves, help neighbors

A group of Paragould High School students recently spent their day helping people with a sometimes tough household chore - raking leaves.

Santa’s real! How your child can get a letter right from the North Pole

Arrests made in Blytheville drug bust; 62 pounds of meth found

  Superintendent questions school absenteeism report

  Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge reopens after being hit by barge

  Report: Henderson State chemistry professors arrested after making meth

Heartland hunter walks again after falling from tree stand

IRONMAN officials allude to Memphis announcement

A cryptic tweet has some Memphians feeling hopeful for a world-class sporting event here in the Bluff City.

  Fill the Food Bank raises over 200,000 meals for people in Region 8

One dollar can provide about four meals, and all the money raised stays in Arkansas to help feed those in need.

West Memphis Task Force formed to tackle blight in the community

A newly formed task force in West Memphis, Arkansas, will tackle blighted properties to help the city grow.

  Students wanting to give back to troops for the Christmas season

Students are working to fill stockings to ship overseas to troops this Christmas, and they’re needing help.

  Walnut Ridge looking for park committee volunteers

The city of Walnut Ridge is looking for volunteers for their new park committee.

Little Rock teachers looks at options after one-day strike

The head of Little Rock’s teachers union says another strike or other action to protest Arkansas’ takeover of the school district and their loss of collective bargaining rights is possible

Searcy man faces trafficking of persons charge

A White County man is in trouble with the law after authorities say a minor contacted them about sexual misconduct by the man.

Fentanyl, firearm, and meth found in search leads to parolee’s arrest

A Baxter County man found slumped over the steering wheel Friday morning at a store faces at least five felonies, including drugs and firearms related charges, according to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office.

Arkansas Highway Commission approves nearly $45 million for I-555 projects

A nearly $34 million project to improve bridges along I-555 in Craighead County was approved by state highway commissioners Friday.

FNBC buys land for new banking center in Jonesboro, break ground in 2020

A Sharp County-based bank will be building a commercial banking center at the corner of Fair Park Boulevard and Race Street, with officials breaking ground on the location in 2020.

Armor Bank to build new branch on Highland Drive

A Forrest City-based bank will be putting a new location in Jonesboro, along Highland Drive.

‘True Grit Trail’ signs unveiled along Arkansas highway

State highway officials have designated a stretch of Arkansas 22 as “True Grit Trail” in honor of the classic novel by Arkansas native Charles Portis

Arkansas court rules driver wasn’t negligent in fatal crash

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that a driver wasn’t criminally negligent when his pickup truck crashed into another vehicle, killing a family of four

SkyCops help find missing Consolidated Youth Services escapees

Two boys who police say walked away from Consolidated Youth Services Sunday night, were found thanks to the new SkyCops in Jonesboro.

Boil order lifted for Tuckerman

A boil water order for the city of Tuckerman has been lifted.

  Vaping on campus, how does your child’s school measure up?

School officials are fighting the vaping epidemic from the front lines.

  Lawmakers react to first public impeachment inquiry hearings

Lawmakers are reacting to the first public impeachment hearings.

  Jonesboro police ahead of the game when it comes to ‘Project Guardian’

Jonesboro Police is showing Region 8 News ways it's been proactive with their policing and what they also plan to do.

Region 8 groups, organizations receive iPads from utility company

Over a dozen area fire departments and schools will now be able to communicate with the world as a state utility company donated iPads and mobile phones.

Trade, security should be focus of foreign policy, Sen. Hawley says

The foreign policy of the United States should be one that works on trade with China, plus should take a middle-class approach in accomplishing objectives, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said Thursday.

No decision from Arkansas education board as LR school teachers strike

The Arkansas State Board of Education will likely vote Friday on a plan involving the reconstitution of the Little Rock School District as teachers with the district went on strike Thursday involving state control of the district.

  4,000 books given to third graders to encourage reading

Third graders all across Greene County are receiving books all to encourage reading among students.

  Artists needed for downtown restoration

A great opportunity for aspiring artists is available in a downtown area right here in Region 8.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Firefighters battling grass fires on I-555

Firefighters are now at the scene of a pair of grass fires along I-555, according to Marked Tree Police Department dispatch.

Weapons search leads to arrest

A Craighead County man faces theft and firearms-related charges after he reportedly asked a family member to store nearly a dozen firearms at a house, according to Jonesboro police.

US regains poultry market in China

A nearly five-year ban on United States poultry in China is now over, federal agriculture officials said Thursday as the change could provide a key boost in exports.

  WATCH: Jonesboro police release video of Dollar General robbery

Jonesboro police released video Thursday of a recent armed robbery. Now they’re hoping someone can identify the suspect.

911 telephone system working again in Clay County

The 911 emergency system in Clay County is working again, after being out for almost 9 hours.

  Jonesboro after-school program braces for the cold

Many are adjusting to the change in temperatures in the city of Jonesboro.

  Blytheville Primary School celebrates 10 years of after-school academic excellence, partnership

Tenaris has served and impacted over 1,800 students in Blytheville Primary School through science, technology, math, and engineering.

Ashley McBryde wins CMA New Artist of the Year

An artist with ties to Region 8 was honored Wednesday evening with a major country music award.

Jonesboro man arrested in sexual assault case

A Craighead County man faces a second-degree sexual assault charge after police say he assaulted someone he was supposed to be a caregiver for, according to authorities.

  Sikeston High School gives kids hands-on experience in real-world jobs

A new program at Sikeston high school gives kids hands-on experience in jobs that could await them after they graduate.

  Fire station construction underway to better serve the city

Paragould’s Fire Station No. 1 is getting a new look and a new home to alleviate issues their current station gives.

  Texas lawmakers push to regulate the vaping industry

Vaping is on the rise across the country. Some pediatricians worry children are getting addicted to the nicotine in e-cigarettes.

  Police, TOSHA investigating worker’s death at FedEx’s hub in Memphis

Police have identified the worker as 23-year-old Duntate Young. Details surrounding the worker's death have not been released.

NTSB: Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals

The National Transportation Safety Board says the Coast Guard has repeatedly ignored safety recommendations that could have made tourist duck boats safer and potentially prevented a Missouri accident that killed 17 people

Filing period concludes as political races set for March, Nov. 2020

The filing period for the 2020 election season ended Tuesday as candidates made trips to the state Capitol and courthouses around Region 8, to make their decision known whether or not to seek office.

Stoddard County Ambulance to begin its annual “Home for the Holidays” program

As the holidays grow closer Scott County Ambulance wants to help patients spend more time with their family instead of a care facility.

Controversial rezoning request denied by Jonesboro MAPC

The Jonesboro Metropolitan Area Planning Commission met Tuesday to discuss several topics including rezonings.

  Pleasant Plains discusses ‘use of community center’ after same-sex couple weds

There was controversy in the small town of Pleasant Plains on Tuesday that brought a lot people out to city hall.

Legacy Landfill discourages illegal dumping after recent reports

For residents who live within Jonesboro city limits, it’s free of charge to dump belongings at the landfill.

City approves lease for building to house animal control

The police department will now have full control of animal control services in Wynne.

AGFC updates community on Lake Poinsett renovations

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officials had their six-month meeting with Harrisburg citizens to discuss an update to the ongoing Lake Poinsett project.

  Marybeth Byrd makes it into the top 13 of The Voice

Byrd, who is from Armorel, is participating in the NBC show, “The Voice.”

Salvation Army serves as a warming shelter as temperatures fall

Jonesboro’s temperatures are getting low and the only shelter available is seeing their fair share of people, trying to stay warm.

Craighead County Election Commission consolidate and close some polling locations for 2020

The Craighead County Election Commission will close or reorganize six different polling locations throughout the county.

Third flu death reported in Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting that another Arkansan has died from the flu this season.

Downtown Jonesboro restaurant applies for private club permit

A Jonesboro restaurant wants to serve alcohol when it opens.

  New survey reveals least popular items at Thanksgiving dinner table

The online Harris Poll of more than 2,000 adults found 68 percent of Americans secretly dislike a classic Thanksgiving food, but they eat it anyway out of tradition.

Man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder

A man who stabbed a Clay County woman in the neck and stomach will spend the next 20 years in prison.

Cape Girardeau Public Schools announce closure with 'Old Town Road’ parody

This was no ordinary announcement.

  82-year-old Navy vet travels across U.S. to donate blood, stops in Jonesboro

Al Whitney is on his “second tour of duty” taking a road trip to every state in the U.S. to donate blood.

  Fisher Street Community in Action in need of toys for Christmas toy drive

" It’s kind of hard to conceive in 2019 that children don’t have something for Christmas.”

New AED’s donated to Arkansas State University

Thanks to a donation, there will be new AED's in every major building at Arkansas State University.

Committee forwards budget to city council

The Jonesboro Finance and Administration Committee will begin discussing the 2020 budget for the city of Jonesboro during their meeting on Tuesday.

Some schools close as winter weather comes to an end

Parts of Region 8 saw all types of winter Monday, from the cold rain, to sleet, to snow as cold air pushed into Arkansas.

  Region 8 honors area veterans

Veterans were honored all throughout Region 8 Monday November 11.