$5 million bond set for suspect in Jonesboro double homicide

One suspect is in custody and the victims have been identified in a double homicide investigation at a Jonesboro apartment.

Vehicle strikes church, gas leak reported

  Trial date set for man accused of killing 3 in house fire

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

Tiger Woods will not join world’s top golfers in Memphis at WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Craighead Co. health inspections: July 11-18

Oklahoma man accused of raping child in McDonald’s bathroom

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Senator urges federal agencies to wrap up duck boat probes

  Friday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Jim Frigo

Marianna police seek 2 murder suspects

  Jonesboro man shares lifelong grief struggle in hopes of transforming lives

Portageville, Mo. residents get air-conditioners from Ameren

  Hot & humid; residents sound off on highway project

743K pounds of Schwan’s chicken bites recalled due to misbranding

Koch Foods is recalling 743,000 pounds of fully cooked boneless chicken breast strips due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

  Neighborhood groups form coalition in Jonesboro, discuss issues, future

Officials from each group said Wednesday that the coalition will help create debate on issues and work to get things done.

  ArDOT looks to put turning lanes on Hwy. 351, hears from residents at meeting

The Arkansas Department of Transportation will hold a public involvement meeting to present and discuss proposed plans to widen Highways 49 and 351 in Jonesboro.

Public memorial service planned for WWII hero

The Wings of Honor Museum in Walnut Ridge will host a public memorial this Sunday, July 21, to honor a highly-decorated World War II veteran.

Troopers graduate, receive assignments around the state

  A Better Region 8: “Fishing for Fosters”

  Police department gets computer system upgrade

No school supplies needed for Hillcrest students, as residents help

Jonesboro firefighters raise thousands for people with muscular dystrophy

Fire begins in garage, spreads into home

Jonesboro woman rushed to surgery with stab wound

Witnesses said White came to the location with a knife, entered the victim’s apartment, began swinging the knife and stabbing the victim in the face, according to probable cause affidavit.

Kennett authorities investigate fire

When they arrived on scene, Kennett Assistant Fire Chief Lance Davis said smoke and flames were visible from the building.

Authorities investigate stabbing in Poinsett County

A person was stabbed in the chin and neck area, according to Sheriff Kevin Molder.

Pocahontas businesses apply for liquor license

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration’s Alcoholic Beverage Control received multiple liquor license applications.

New Missouri program offers loans for disaster recovery

A new program will give Missouri small business owners and farmers hit by tornadoes, storms and flooding this year access to low-interest loans

City of Jonesboro opening cooling centers

The City of Jonesboro is opening cooling centers for the public to use during the excessive heatwave.

  New program offered for Mo. small business, farmers affected by natural disasters

The new program is called LIFT, Linked Deposits to Invest and Fund a Timely Recovery.

Missouri audit cites Parson for travel to shows, sports game

Missouri's Democratic state auditor says Republican Gov. Mike Parson was reimbursed for unnecessary travel when he previously served as lieutenant governor

  Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in Texas and the other in New Jersey.

Arkansas group to start opioid-deaths state database

An Arkansas nonprofit plans to develop an online database of opioid-related overdoses in the state

  Thursday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

The pedestrian bridge has become a shrine for amorous tourists and city locals alike, who seek to immortalize their love by leaving an initialed padlock attached to its metallic grid railings.

Police arrest person after man shot

The victim told police he met someone in the area of West Park Avenue and Sowell Street in Searcy.

Debate rises over old Searcy ordinance banning dogs from parks

A nearly 20-year-old ordinance is sparking a new debate in Searcy.

  Sheriff thanks public for help finding missing inmates

Sheriff Shawn Stephens has a couple of words for concerned citizens who helped his office find two inmates: “Thank you.”

  July 18: Excessive heat warning; police investigating overnight shooting

A quick look at what's making news and weather headlines.

  New bridge still under construction to replace ‘Blue Bridge’

After an emergency closing on the Blue Bridge in Newport, it raised a few questions on safety and when the new bridge would be completed.

Thieves steal pickup truck during residential burglary

Law enforcement officials are asking residents to be on the lookout for a stolen truck.

  Riceland responds to employee’s death

The body of a 29-year-old Riceland employee has been sent to the state crime lab to determine how they died on the job.

Man dies during Florida diving trip, authorities say

According to a Facebook post from the Monroe County, Florida Sheriff’s Department, Charles H. Boone, 45, of Quitman died at a hospital in the Miami-Dade County area.

  New online sales tax law provides for accountability in collections

One Jonesboro store manager says the new law levels the playing field.

  Heavy rainfall may lead to more snake sightings

After several days of bad weather in the Mid-South, we can expect pooled water and downed trees, but Memphis Zoo officials say you should also keep a close eye out for snakes.

  Memphis-based journalist Manuel Duran talks about the 15 months he spent in ICE custody

Manuel Duran was one of several people arrested in April 2018 during an immigration rally in Memphis. Disorderly conduct charges were later dropped but ICE agents took Duran into custody as soon as the case was dismissed for a pending deportation order from 2007.

  Gov. Bill Lee tours flood-affected areas in west Tennessee

Ongoing flooding conditions plague communities across the state, particularly in western Tennessee where remnants of Hurricane Barry dropped additional rain in recent days.

  Hoxie City Council moves forward with Minturn annexation

The city of Hoxie voted Tuesday to move forward with annexing the city of Minturn.

  Melanoma patient has a warning about the dangers of the sun

The sun is finally out and if you’re headed outside, a Jackson woman is using her battle against Melanoma to urge others to protect their skin.

Earlier fight leads to shots fired at house

A Poinsett County man faces an aggravated assault charge after Craighead County deputies say he admitted to shooting into a Black Oak home.

  Doctor says hot temperatures can be dangerous, provides tips

Dr. Mark Wiggins with St. Bernards Medical Center said being out in the hot temperatures can lead to medical problems if you don’t prepare and pay attention to the signs your body is giving you.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

More bicycles stolen in Jonesboro

The victim told the officer that two bikes were stolen from one of the residences on campus at the Jonesboro Human Development Center.

Second earthquake rattles Bootheel area in nearly 12 hours

The earthquake hit at approximately 12:12 p.m.

Man passes out after breaking into bank, officer says

Authorities say an apparently drunken man fell asleep for nearly three hours inside a Missouri bank after breaking a window to get inside

Butler County, Mo. inmate dies of natural causes, Coroner says

Dobbs said the inmate was preparing to shower for a court appearance.

Cost of getting driver’s license will rise soon in Missouri

It's about to cost more for Missouri motorists to renew their driver's licenses and license plates

Power restored to thousands in Lawrence County

Craighead Electric restored power around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Study: Arkansas has one of the highest rates of at-risk youths

Disconnected or overweight youth are two of the main factors for Arkansas' poor ranking in a new study.

  City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children's songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility

Amber Alert canceled after Louisiana state troopers find couple with children

Melissa Joy Gladden and Jerry Jay Kirkley have been taken into custody and their children are safe.

  LIVE ON GMR8: Foggy morning & farmers deal with tropical system

Summer temperatures return in Region 8. It’s going to be a hot and humid day.

  Resolution creating MLK unity committee passes unanimously

A resolution creating a Unity Committee tasked with naming a Jonesboro street after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. passed unanimously Tuesday night in the Nominating and Rules Committee meeting.

Earthquake rattles in Tenn. outside of Pemiscot Co., Mo.

It hit at 12:24 a.m.

  Beloved Valley View school teacher passes away

“He was a beautiful person,” Russell said. “He was wonderful. Just the best person you could meet. He always had the kids’ interest at heart.”

  Students practice their kitchen skills

Students at ASU-Newport in Jonesboro got the chance to learn basic kitchen skills as they attended a culinary camp.

Incredible amounts of rain fell on the northern ArkLaTex

As much as 14" of rain may have fallen across parts of southwest Arkansas Monday night into Tuesday morning

Military pay to be discussed in committee

Pay for U.S. troops is among the topics to be hashed out in conference committee.

  Heavy rains close several highways, prompt flash flooding across Arkansas

Heavy rains prompted flash flooding across the central and southern parts of Arkansas overnight into Tuesday morning.

  Region 8 farmers deal with Barry aftermath

Farmer Scott Matthews said the rain has been hitting his farm since Friday and he hopes it will stop raining soon.

  UAMS Northeast campus celebrates milestone

UAMS Northeast celebrates 40 years.

Authorities warn of scam in Izard County

They’ve had reports someone is calling who says they’re with the sheriff’s department. And the scam is convincing because the number on the caller ID shows the sheriff’s department number.

  On anniversary of Apollo 11 mission, Memphis man remembers his role as NASA flight controller

This weeks marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which landed humans on the moon for the first time. A Memphis man helped make that mission possible.

Person wanted in connection to shooting

Crittenden County Sheriff Mike Allen said he is suspected of shooting a person in the chest on Saturday, July 13.

  Tetanus shots urged for those dealing with flooding conditions

Health departments urge you to be careful, especially if you are dealing with flooding conditions.

  Grand jury indicts woman for killing Memphis pastor, shooting his wife

Investigators say Latoshia Daniels shot and killed Brodes Perry inside his Collierville apartment in April 2019 and shot Perry's wife who survived.

A young man is wondering how he’s going to get around

The mother of the victim went to the police department on Monday, July 15 that her son’s bicycle had been stolen.

JPD: Woman said she was assaulted for hours, then her phone and vehicle were stolen

Victim said he forced her to take her clothes off while he live-streamed it onto Facebook, the report said.

  Crews reopen White River bridge after making emergency repairs

The White River bridge in Newport reopened after being closed for just over six hours Tuesday after crews with ARDOT shut the bridge down for emergency repairs.

Bayer announces expansion; 500 new jobs to St. Louis area

Bayer is expected to bring new, high-paying jobs to the area.

Mahony trails Cotton in fundraising for Arkansas Senate race

The Democrat trying to unseat Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas is trailing the incumbent Republican lawmaker in fundraising

New legislation to protect victims of sex trafficking to become law in Mo.

The bill will protect underage victims of sex trafficking.