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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  Three deaths, over 380 positive tests of COVID-19 statewide

  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

Jonesboro police have responded to a stabbing Thursday evening on North Floyd Street, according to the Jonesboro Police Department desk sergeant.

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.

Gov. Parson activates Mo. National Guard; 670 total positive cases, 9 deaths in Mo.

Governor Mike Parson signed an executive order to mobilize the Missouri National Guard.

  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

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

AGFC closes offices, nature centers, shooting ranges

Vince Gill, Amy Grant headlining Saturday’s Grand Ole Opry. Here’s how you can watch.

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

Mo. prisoners making face masks for healthcare workers

  Nice-Pak looking to hire 100 people

A Jonesboro business whose employee tested positive for COVID-19 now needs employees to apply for their open positions.

Pharmacists: Doctors writing prescriptions for possible COVID-19 treatment at expense of chronically-ill patients

Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.

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

“I was kinda showing out and putting on a show for the camera. And that’s not okay," the man said. “I apologize for that.”

  March 27: What you need to know

Good morning! It’s Friday, March 27. We’re helping you plan your day on Good Morning Region 8.

Current cancellations in Arkansas due to COVID-19

The coronavirus is forcing multiple events, businesses, and schools in Arkansas and Region 8 to cancel or postpone.

  How to clean your home if a family member has coronavirus

Here are some quick reminders on how to disinfect your home.

Stax Music Academy to launch virtual classes for all Memphis students

Starting Monday, Stax Music Academy (SMA) is expanding its virtual practice classes to all students across Memphis.

Special COVID-19 legislative session kicks off

Ark. lawmakers headed to Little Rock Thursday to begin a special session to deal with a $353.1 million shortfall in the state budget in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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

With schools out and a lot of people relying on some help with the extra meals, one local church has added some new faces to their food pantry staff.

  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.

  Real estate agents are getting creative to sell homes

The Coronavirus pandemic has many industries changing how they do business in order to stay in business, and that's true for local real estate agents.

  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.

  Packaging business working around the clock to meet dining demands

The coronavirus outbreak has forced Arkansas restaurants to close their dining rooms, but they’re still delivering food to their customers. And that’s driving up demand for to-go boxes.

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.

ADH advising international, New York travelers to self-quarantine

The Arkansas Department of Health Thursday urged all travelers to New York State and those who have made international trips to self-quarantine.

  Texas Roadhouse CEO giving up base salary, bonus to pay ‘frontline’ employees

Kent Taylor, the chief executive officer of Texas Roadhouse, is giving up his base salary and incentive bonus to pay hourly restaurant employees, according to FSR Magazine.

One dead after Pope County shooting, police say

Authorities say a Pope County man has died after he was shot by a sheriff's deputy.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

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

Man seriously injured in late-night crash

A man suffered serious injuries in a late-night single-vehicle crash.

  Mayor: Four positive COVID-19 cases in Craighead County

An area business is working to clean and disinfect a facility in Jonesboro after an unconfirmed case of COVID-19.

  March 26: What you need to know

Good morning! It’s Thursday, March 26. We’re helping you plan your day on Good Morning Region 8.

  Butler Co. resident tested negative for COVID-19 before death

On Wednesday, March 26, the results of the test for the patient came back negative for COVID-19.

Deadly motorcycle crash in Jonesboro

A man is dead after a motorcycle crash on Wednesday, according to Arkansas State Police.

  What you need to know about the coronavirus stimulus checks

Here's a look at how the coronavirus stimulus money will be paid out.

  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.

  The Investigators: FBI says risk for child exploitation is higher during pandemic

The FBI says there is an increased risk for child exploitation because children are out of school and online due during the coornavirus pandemic.

Crittenden Co. authorities recover body of murder suspect who jumped into lake and never resurfaced

The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a woman was found dead at a residence.

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.

  Hospital ready to take on COVID-19; facility tested person positive for virus

Piggott Community Hospital confirmed a positive case of coronavirus in Dunklin County, Mo., while the hospital says they were ready then and they plan to stay that way.

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.

  Sikeston school teachers give parade for students

More than a dozen cars filled with teachers, staff and Sikeston school students lined up and drove through neighborhoods to show their support for the children.

MoDOT issues free, temporary overweight permits for trucks

The permit is effective March 25, 2020 through April 30, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., Central Daylight Savings Time.

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.

Arkansas lottery winners can redeem prizes by mail and appointment

While the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted operations for many in the state, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) wants winners to know that lottery prizes can still be redeemed.

  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.

  WATCH FULL BRIEFING: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 briefing for 3/25

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: 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.

  Blytheville host mother has concerns about returning exchange student

Spain has requested one student to come home; however, one Blytheville host mother has her concerns.