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

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

  Remembering Bill Keedy

Arkansas reports nearly 800 new confirmed coronavirus cases

  WWII vet celebrates 100th birthday with his first birthday party ever

CARES Act committee approves funding for unemployment trust fund

  Family of missing Pemiscot Co. man still searching for answers

  Arrest made in pharmacy armed robbery, JPD says

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Campaign launched to oppose Arkansas highway tax measure

Arkansas official says vandals targeted him over dicamba

  Teen arrested in child porn case, police say

Prayer march for the United States held at Sikeston church

Man held without bond in rape case

Dems, GOP modernize early voting push with digital toolkits

  Virtual St. Jude Memphis Marathon kicks off this weekend

The 19th annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon is shifting to an “interactive virtual experience.”

Poplar Bluff, NFL star Derland Moore dies at 68

Derland Moore became one of the greatest defensive lineman in Saints history and was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.

  Benadryl Challenge: FDA warns public about overconsuming allergy medicine

The Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about serious side effects when overconsuming diphenhydramine because of the popularity of the “Benadryl Challenge” social media trend.

  Car crashes into Jonesboro home

A young driver experienced something many others have not: they drove into a house.

JPS extends remote learning at junior high

  4th grade virtual learner gets suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom

  Evangelist pushes virtual visitation for inmates in Craighead Co. Detention Center

  Jonesboro church feeds hungry community

  St. Bernards ‘Butterfly Release’ event altered this year

Soldier who’s been deployed for 13 months surprises mom at N.C. restaurant

Arkansas reports more than 1K new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Arkansas has reported 17 more deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus as the state saw one of its biggest one-day increases in new confirmed cases.

  Grant to help Downtown Paragould see improvements

Downtown Paragould hustles and bustles with business and now $25,000 in grant money will help bring in more crowds.

  A-State receives $1.5M grant to retain students

The U.S. Department of Education grant, which will be paid out over 5 years, will fund A-State’s Student Support Services (SSS) program.

Missouri releases revised long-term care facility visiting guidelines

In addition to general visits, each resident may have one essential caregiver designated through the Essential Caregiver program.

Gov. Parson activates Mo. National Guard as ‘precautionary measure’ in response to civil unrest across the country

Governor Parson said this was in response to civil unrest across the country.

  Understanding sales tax wording for Greene Co. Jail ahead of 2020 election

Greene County voters in November will see an item on their ballot regarding a change to a current sales tax.

NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

As of Thursday, Sept. 24, these districts are reporting at least 5 active cases, according to the Arkansas Dept. of Health, or have otherwise communicated COVID cases on their campuses

  Mo. Gov. Parson gives update on his condition after testing positive for COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19.

  City of West Memphis, WMFD celebrate grand opening of new fire station

The City of West Memphis and the West Memphis Fire Department celebrated the grand opening of the Dennis Brewer Fire Station No. 3 on Thursday.

  WATCH: Bailiff dives over stair railing to try to catch escapee; man still at large

Law enforcement is still searching for the man.

  Protesters block Poplar Avenue in front of Shelby County Jail in ‘Solidarity for Breonna’

Protesters gathered in “Solidarity for Breonna” around noon in the parking lot across from 201 Poplar, first speaking to the media before moving to the street.

Police searching for hot tub hopping suspect

Police say someone not only broke into a home and stole a hammock, but they also took a dip in the owner’s hot tub.

Student arrested after taking weapon to school

A student accused of taking a gun to school told administrators he was just “holding the weapon for a family member.”

  2 LMPD officers shot in downtown Louisville, suspect in custody

Two LMPD officers were shot Wednesday night in downtown Louisville.

  Jonesboro man killed in crash

According to a crash report from Arkansas State Police, the crash happened around 9:15 p.m. on Woodsprings Road near Twin Oaks.

  Brookland fire department responds to truck fire

Pick-up truck on fire

  Gosnell man found safe in Missouri

According to Gosnell Police, Gerald Lloyd, 77 was found in Kennett, Missouri.

  Canceled A-State game puts damper on Homecoming

The A-State game versus Tulsa has been postponed to a later day, but that game was not only going to be the home opener but also Homecoming.

Man finds 9-carat diamond during Labor Day trip to Murfreesboro

It was a Labor Day trip to the Crater of Diamonds State Park that a Central Arkansas man will never forget after he found a 9-carat diamond in the dirt.

  Youth leadership program at Hillcrest holding bag drive to benefit local shelter

Each year, the students from each school organize a project to give back to the community, and now they need your help.

  Memphis attorney calls Breonna Taylor grand jury decision ‘complicated’

Longtime Memphis Attorney Walter Bailey knows a thing or two about trying police officers.

  Craighead County sees 79 new COVID-19 cases, other NEA counties report increases

Craighead County led the state Wednesday in new COVID-19 cases, as state officials reported an additional 20 deaths statewide due to the virus.

Report: Poll shows broad-based support for highway tax plan

A proposal for a half-cent sales tax dealing with roads that will be on the Nov. 2020 election ballot has nearly 70 percent support in a new poll, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday.

  Jonesboro police continue shooting investigation on Labaume

Jonesboro police are investigating a shooting that injured one person Wednesday evening, according to authorities.

  Wynne Friends of Animals Rescue, 1 year after no funds from city

Last year, Wynne City Hall announced they would no longer fund the Wynne Friends of Animals Rescue. This left shelter leaders frustrated and scrambling to find money.

  Arkansas requests dismissal on lawsuit against Secretary of Health

The lawsuit claims that Romero was issuing directives without oversight from the legislature.

  Jonesboro church to feed 900 meals in community

A local church saw the impact the EF-3 tornado left in March. They decided to then put love back into the community any way they could.

  Walnut Ridge still recovering two months after downtown fire

Mayor Charles Snapp says he is proud of the community for coming together to help not just on the day of the fire, but for the weeks and months after.

  Clicking and voting could mean $25,000 for veterans

As the Jonesboro Veterans Village construction continues, a nationwide grant can directly help the project.

  Rhodes College grad is potential Supreme Court nominee

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett is making headlines as a potential nominee to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Woman arrested in rape of child, police say

A Greene County woman faces an Oct. 27 court date after Jonesboro police arrested her on suspicion of raping a child.

Man arrested on child porn charge

The arrest came after the department’s High Tech Crimes Unit received a tip that 2 video files depicting child exploitation were uploaded to the web from an account registered to the suspect.

Sikeston man sentenced to 15 years for robbery

A 23 year old Sikeston man, Jamal Brooks, has been sentenced to 15 years for interference with commerce by robbery and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

1,580 new cases of COVID-19 in Mo.

The health department reported a total of 116,946 cases, including 1,947 deaths and 989 hospitalizations.

Piggott football coach ‘reassigned’

After years on the sidelines, coaching the Piggott High School football team, Coach Michael Harrell has been reassigned.

  School board expels student who brought gun on campus

Blytheville school officials voted to expel a student accused of bringing a gun onto campus.

Power restored after substation damage knocks out power to thousands

As of 9:15 a.m., Entergy reports 1,286 customers remained without power. The company estimates it will be 1 p.m. before electricity is fully restored.

WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Road Warrior Animal dies

The last surviving half of one of professional wrestling’s best tag teams has died.

  Man charged with tossing dog over overpass

Southaven police officers responded to a call of a dog being thrown off of Highway 302 overpass at I-55 on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

  City Youth Ministries receives $10,000 in donations, thanks to State Farm agent

City Youth Ministries in Jonesboro received a $10,000 donation, thanks to one State Farm agent and a partnership with the State Farm Foundation.

  Candidates tout experience, discuss issues during Jonesboro Mayor debate

The three candidates who are vying to replace outgoing Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin cited their personal and business experience to voters, just six weeks before voters head to the polls.

  Local teacher juggles virtual, in-person learning

We are nearly a month into the school year. Students, parents, and teachers are still getting adjusted to a different routine.

Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Thousands of Louisiana residents are leaving money on the table, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  WBU hosts voter registration day

For 18-year olds across the country, this November will be the first general election they can be a part of as registered voters. At Williams Baptist University, an event was held all day Tuesday to register new voters.

  Courthouse gives tour amid renovation

Preserve Arkansas and Mississippi County Judge John Nelson presented a live virtual tour of the Blytheville courthouse while still under construction.

  Women pursue conceal carry certifications

A firearm instructor sees more women seeking training on how to protect themselves with a concealed carry certification.

Jonesboro police investigate catalytic converter theft

Jonesboro police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate another catalytic converter theft from a business.

  Trumann receives over $117 thousand DRA grant to improve infrastructure

The city of Trumann received a $117,881 grant from the Delta Regional Authority. The city announced the news on Monday.

Local students participate in cleaning up Veterans Village

Local students took some time out of their day to clean and learn about Veterans Village.

  Body identified in burnt-out vehicle found in Craighead County

Authorities have identified the body of a man found over the weekend inside a burnt-out vehicle in Craighead County.

Meet Arkansas’s Small Business Person of the Year

Travis Daniel Bird is getting some national attention for being named Arkansas' Small Business Person of the Year.

Break-in under investigation at Poplar Bluff Junior High School

On the evening of September 19, police say an unknown white male driving a white Lincoln Town Car burglarized the Junior High.

One-lane traffic on U.S. 51 Ohio River ‘Cairo’ Bridge extended to Oct. 25

One-lane traffic for a work zone has been extended to October 25 for the U.S. 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge.

  NE Arkansas has the highest growth rate in the state since Sept. 3

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, State Epidemiologist, provided an update to the public on the state of Arkansas's response to COVID-19, including the latest cases and deaths.

Collector, assessor offices closed due to COVID-19 outbreak

If you go to the tax collector’s or assessor’s offices in Izard County, expect to be met by a locked door.

KAIT to air Jonesboro, Paragould mayoral debates

Region 8 News and Arkansas State University’s School of Media and Journalism will host two mayoral debates ahead of the November General Election.

  GRAPHIC: Utah police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy

A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him hospital mental-health treatment and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed.

  Pedestrian killed crossing Hwy. 67

A 19-year-old Bald Knob man died Monday afternoon when he was struck by a car while crossing a busy highway.