Memphis fans react to the death of Kobe Bryant

  Jonesboro police investigate homicide

NASA official to visit Harding, participate in NASA Day at university

  Hathcoat becomes honorary reserve deputy in Greene County

Building partially collapses in New Madrid

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  Special Olympics Area 1 hosts Polar Plunge in Paragould

  Arkansas DHS hosts Ice Fishing for Fosters recruitment event

Jonesboro man found safe

Wish granted for Layxten

  Brides-to-be explore their options at expo

  Human remains found near Hazen as investigation into Christy Rooks case continues

  Authorities search for suspect in Blytheville murder case

Blytheville police are looking for a man sought in connection with a murder of a man last year.

Deputy hurt after weapon accidentally discharges at doctor’s office, officials say

A Mississippi County sheriff’s deputy was injured this week after a weapon in his possession accidentally went off in a eye doctor’s office, striking him in the groin, according to authorities.

Diaz Mayor Jimmy Simpson dies

According to a post on the Diaz Fire Department Facebook page, Diaz Mayor Jimmy Simpson passed away Saturday morning.

  Westside school officials look at what worked, what didn’t during lockdown

Westside School District works hard to learn from Thursday’s loaded gun confiscation, saying there are things to work on.

2 killed, toddler injured in shooting at Little Rock home

  4 firefighters injured after house fire near Sikeston

  UCP SuperStar faces adversity with a smile

  Over $87,000 raised so far from 2020 UCP Telethon

  Investigation shifts to Prairie County for missing Cross County woman

  Breakfast fundraiser helps bus crash victims

  Harlem Globetrotter visit St. Bernards

St. Bernards had a very special guest Friday who showed off his tricks and brought some smiles.

  Teacher resigns after investigation over using social media in unprofessional manner, school says

A teacher with the Jonesboro School District has been placed on administrative leave with pay as school officials continue to investigate a report the teacher may have sent two unprofessional photos to female students over Snapchat, according to Jonesboro school officials.

  Judge: Probable cause found to charge students as adults for conspiracy to commit capital murder

Circuit Judge Cindy Thyer found probable cause Friday afternoon to charge the two Westside students who exchanged a gun at school, with conspiracy to commit capital murder and possession of a firearm on school property.

Railroad crossing in Harrisburg now worse, crews to fix crossing Feb. 1, mayor says

A problem with sunken asphalt now has railroad crews returning to Harrisburg early in February to make repairs to a railroad crossing.

Gr8 Job: Jonesboro firefighters, dispatchers honored with awards

At least 14 Jonesboro firefighters and dispatchers were given awards Thursday evening for their service to the community, including several who were honored for their role in helping to save the life of a child in a fire.

Arkansas man jailed for 911 calls about drone over home

An Arkansas man remains jailed after authorities allege he admitted using meth and then repeatedly called 911 to falsely report that a "military-style drone" was flying over his house.

Police: Man slams into woman’s car, then tries to kidnap her at gunpoint

US Marshals and Community Correction’s Special Response Team captured man police say rammed his truck into a woman’s car and then tried to kidnap her at gunpoint.

  Licenses issued for some southeast Mo. medical marijuana dispensaries

See the full list of approved and denied dispensaries.

  US flu deaths climb to 8,200: Most cases in children, young adults

The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 15 million flu illnesses, 140,000 hospitalizations and 8,200 deaths from flu.

  Sheriff: Crews cleaning up ‘most complex’ meth lab he’s ever seen in Butler County, Mo.

The sheriff said crews have been working on processing the lab for more than 24 hours.

Police: 2 women missing with dementia found safe

West Memphis Police say they’ve found the two missing West Memphis women, who were last seen around 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.

  20-year-old Virginia man has leg amputated after severe complications from flu

A Petersburg family is opening up about a severe case of the flu that led to their loved one having to have his leg amputated.

  Mid-South Mission of Mercy providing FREE dental work for patients this weekend

The Mid-South Mission of Mercy is preparing to provide free dental work to thousands on Friday and Saturday.

  Jan. 24: Wet roads making for slippery commute

We’re helping you plan your day on Good Morning Region 8.

  Batesville firefighters respond to apartment fire

Batesville firefighters spent Thursday evening battling a fire at an apartment complex, officials said.

  Town hall explains medical flight memberships

Residents in Marmaduke got to know their new medical flight options Thursday after Air Evac in Paragould shut down their Paragould Base last year.

  Greene Co. Sheriff switches to GOP

A sheriff elected in 2018 announced Thursday that he was leaving the Democratic party and joining the GOP.

  Point in time count, resource fairs help homeless population

Resource fair and point in time count help the homeless population in Region 8.

  Paragould police ask for public’s help in shooting investigation

Paragould police are asking for information from the public in connection with a shooting Wednesday evening at a house.

  Groups seek items they say could exonerate executed inmate

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Innocence Project asked a state judge to force Jacksonville authorities to release fingerprint tests and DNA they say supports claims convicted murderer Ledell Lee was innocent

  City of Newport working to approve an advertising and promotion commission

The first reading of an ordinance was passed Tuesday that would allow them to have an advertising and promotion tax for the city.

  Hospital works within community to boost healthy lifestyles

A team tackled a health challenge in Greene County by seeking input to help find solutions to issues.

  School participates in continuous active shooter training on campus

A Greene County school has been working throughout the school year to make sure their kids are kept safe.

  Jackson County School District cancels classes Friday due to flu

An outbreak of the flu has forced the district to cancel classes.

  2 Heartland cities now offering classes to help people who speak English as a second language

Two cities in the Heartland will now offer classes to help people who speak English as a second language.

  Fulton County Judge Jim Kendrick found guilty in theft case

A jury on Thursday found County Judge Jim Kendrick guilty of felony theft of property after a two-day trial in Fulton County.

Poplar Bluff wins Most Caring City Award in Missouri

Insurify has awarded Poplar Bluff the Most Carring City Award in Missouri.

Amber Alert issued for 12-year-old Tennessee girl last seen Jan. 21

Lucy Lucas, 12, was last seen at home in Chattanooga but may be in the Nashville area.

  A Better Region 8: UCP Telethon this Sunday

It's the UCP Telethon, Sunday on KAIT-NBC and KAIT-CW, from noon to 6 p.m.

Drugs, weapons, $5,600 in cash leads to man’s arrest

A Craighead County man faces several charges after police say they found a pound and a half of marijuana, an AK-47 type rifle and $5,663 in cash during a search of a home.

Group sues again to block Arkansas eye law referendum

Supporters of an Arkansas eye surgery law are mounting a new legal challenge to prevent an effort to repeal the law from going before voters this fall.

  Hunter Biden facing contempt charge in Arkansas child custody case

An Arkansas circuit judge Tuesday ordered Hunter Biden to explain why he failed to submit his financial records in a contentious paternity case or face a charge of contempt.

James Taylor, Jackson Browne coming to FedExForum

If you’ve got a friend, or know a girl in a flatbed Ford, you’ll want to buy two tickets to see James Taylor and Jackson Browne.

  Mama dog found on side of road pulling crate filled with her puppies

A mother dog was found on the side of a dirt road, pulling a crate filled with her puppies.

  Roads closed after car crashes into building in Kennett

The crash caused the building to partially collapse, trapping one person in a car.

FedEx is warning customers about a text, email scam

Don’t click on the link! That’s what FedEx is telling consumers dealing with a text and email scam.

  One killed in Stone County crash

According to an Arkansas State Police crash report, a minor was driving her vehicle on state highway 66 in Timbo.

  City of Osceola proposes unexpected budget cuts

The council is scheduled to meet again Monday, Jan. 27 to further discuss the 2020 budget

  Man faces theft, weapons charges in multiple break-in cases

A Baxter County man is in trouble with the law after his arrest in connection with at least a half-dozen break-in, theft and trespassing cases, according to Sheriff John Montgomery.

  Jonesboro police search for burglary suspect at daycare

The suspect is facing commercial burglary, theft of property $1,000 or less and criminal mischief in the 1st degree charges.

  BRTC receives grant to help nursing program, train students

A nearly $150,000 grant will provide a key opportunity for nursing students to receive training for their future.

  Lights! Cameras! Alcohol! ABC approves liquor sales at Malco

The Alcoholic Beverage Control board Wednesday gave the greenlight to Malco Theaters to sell alcohol at its cinema in Jonesboro.

  School, students receive support in aftermath of crash; two students remain in hospital

Arkansas State Police are investigating a crash between a school bus and a dump truck that sent 9 people, including 7 children, to the hospital.

  Investigation continues into Tuesday night shooting in Jonesboro

A man was hospitalized Tuesday night after police found him with a gunshot wound to the leg.

  AGFC to hold CWD public meeting in Batesville

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in Independence County.

  Blytheville police investigates shooting of juvenile

Blytheville police are investigating after a juvenile showed up to the emergency room shot.

  Marion School District considering year-round school calendar, staggered start times

Marion School District is considering what they’re calling a hybrid calendar, which would have students attending classes nine weeks at a time with two-week breaks in between.

  Missouri lawmakers try again with voter ID after court loss

Missouri lawmakers are trying to adopt stricter photo identification requirements for voting just days after the state Supreme Court struck down key portions of another voter ID law as unconstitutional.

  Flu claims four more lives in one week in Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting the 27th Arkansan has died from the flu this season.

Garbage truck drivers collect service awards

Four Jonesboro garbage truck drivers laid waste to the competition.

Two quakes in one day reported near Smithville

Two small earthquakes struck near the Lawrence/Sharp County line within one day.

  Council waives bidding to purchase mayor’s new car

The Jonesboro City Council met Tuesday night and discussed several items including ordinances on yard waste collection and a vehicle for the mayor.

  Judge: Give Little Rock police officer badge, gun back

Little Rock's police chief could lose his badge and gun if the city doesn't fully reinstate an officer fired for fatally shooting a black motorist.

  Man describes chaos after school bus ended in his yard

Steven Brown wasn’t home at the time but when he got there he said the scene was complete chaos.

No political campaign signs allowed on state-owned highways

ARDOT officials want to remind you that political campaign signs are not allowed on the highway right of way.

  Gosnell football coach resigns after drug trafficking charges

Court records show the former football coach is out on bond and will appear in court on February 25.

Two arrested in commercial burglary, one accused of assaulting police officer

Two men are in trouble with one accused of grabbing a police officer by the throat and hitting her in the face.

  Region 8 elementary school receives grant for playground, in need of library

Now that the playground is checked off of their list, there’s another project the school wants help with, a library.