Gamble’s regional manager recalls Jonesboro tornado

It was just a regular day on March 28 for Drew Kellums and his team at Gamble Home Furnishings off of Highway 49.

  1 jail inmate escapee caught, 1 with Heartland ties remains at large

  Jonesboro apartments left untouched since March 28 Tornado

  Arkansas residents concerned after string of crimes

  Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott reflects on tornado 6 months later

  Man appears in court for pharmacy armed robbery

  1 person killed in Portageville shooting

Continued Coverage

  Gateway Tire to return to Caraway location by mid-2021

Jonesboro Veterans Parade will go on as scheduled Nov. 7

Flu shot & COVID-19 test clinic for homeless set for Sept. 29

  Six months later: Jonesboro Municipal Airport’s plans after tornado

  College students need to make sure to fill out the census

  A Better Region 8: Pink Warrior Walk for breast cancer awareness

NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

As of Monday, Sept. 28, 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

Senath-Hornersville School District awarded $112,000, Dexter to receive Wi-Fi Hotspot

The district will use the funds to purchase 800 laptop computers for students and one school bus for the district.

Trump administration invests $270,000 in two Dunklin Co. communities

The city of Clarkton will use a $120,000 grant to repair city streets.

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

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

  County judge reflects six months after tornado

  Survivor details March 28 tornado experience

Missouri man pleads guilty to methamphetamine charges, possession of a firearm

Driver killed in multi-vehicle crash on Hwy. 67

  Ameren establishes clean energy plan, includes net-zero goal by 2050

Catalytic converter crimes continue

Taylor Swift breaks Whitney Houston’s Billboard charts record

Taylor Swift tops Whitney Houston's record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

  Bouncer shot, police searching for suspect

Jonesboro police are searching for a gunman who shot a bouncer at a downtown private club.

Man accused of sexually assaulting girl in parked car

A Trumann man is being held on a $250,000 bond after police say he admitted to forcing his hand inside a girl’s pants.

Police shut down Harrisburg Road after vehicle hits power pole

Shortly after 2 a.m. Monday a vehicle crashed into a power pole, knocking out electricity and shutting down Harrisburg Road.

Pedestrian struck, killed on highway

A man walking on a busy highway Sunday afternoon was struck and killed.

Paragould motorcyle rider fatally injured in crash

A 71-year-old Paragould man died Saturday when a car struck his motorcycle.

  Churches adapt for COVID-19

Central Baptist Church in Paragould is getting creative and adapting to meet COVID-19 guidelines. The past few Sundays have looked a little different for Central Baptist Church in Paragould. Church services were moved to the Greene County Fairgrounds to accommodate more people.

  Slade Smith’s Make-A-Wish granted after 3-year wait

After a three-year wait, Slade Smith was surprised with his Make-A-Wish on Sunday. Brookland Middle School sponsored Slade’s wish.

Barrett confirmation hearings set to start in October

Rhodes College alumna Amy Coney Barrett is one step closer to achieving something very few legal experts ever will: a seat on the nation’s highest court.

Academy Drive in Paragould to be closed Monday, officials say

A road near a water tower in Paragould will be closed Monday as crews work in the area, officials said Sunday.

Arkansas State Police investigating woman’s death at Hartman

Arkansas State Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the yard outside her home in western Arkansas.

2.0 magnitude earthquake near New Madrid

A 2.0 magnitude earthquake hit part of the Heartland on Saturday.

Health officials report 2,104 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting an increase of 3 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,104 new COVID-19 cases across the state.

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, Sept. 27-Oct. 3

A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

  Newport Depot Days still going on, even with pandemic

On Saturday, Newport hosted the 22nd Annual Depot Days Music Festival. The festival looked different this year as COVID-19 guidelines were followed.

  Jerry Lawler celebrates 50 years inside the ring

Mid-South wrestling fans enjoyed a special treat Saturday night.

Arkansas cases during the coronavirus pandemic top 80,000

Health officials say the number of reported Arkansas coronavirus cases has topped 80,000.

Health officials report 1,437 new coronavirus cases, 22 new deaths in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting 1,437 new COVID-19 cases statewide with an increase of 22 deaths.

  VA Clinic offers flu shots for veterans

Veterans were offered to either sit in their car or walk up to the outside station that nurses had set up to receive their vaccine.

  MacArthur Junior High School leaves the classroom, begins remote learning only

A Jonesboro school’s hallways were empty this latter half of the week as they made a schoolwide switch to remote learning only.

  Remembering Bill Keedy

Billy Keedy says his dad's life was a celebration and Saturday, September 26 will mark five years since his father passed away.

Arkansas reports nearly 800 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Arkansas has reported 20 more deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus as the state added nearly 800 new confirmed cases.

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

Because of his religion, he hasn’t had a birthday party for himself or others.

CARES Act committee approves funding for unemployment trust fund

A key state committee that works on funding issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday approved $160 million to be placed into the state’s unemployment trust fund.

  Family of missing Pemiscot Co. man still searching for answers

Cue, a national search and rescue organization, will be in Braggadocio on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 to conduct an official search for Fullerton.

Campaign launched to oppose Arkansas highway tax measure

An unlikely coalition of anti-tax advocates, environmentalists and community groups has formed to campaign against an Arkansas highway sales tax measure backed by the state’s Republican governor and top lobbying groups.

Arkansas official says vandals targeted him over dicamba

The head of an Arkansas agency that has placed restrictions on the use of dicamba believes his farming operations were targeted by vandals because of his stance on the herbicide.

  Teen arrested in child porn case, police say

A Stone County man faces a Nov. 24 circuit court date after authorities say he possessed over 3,000 images of suspected child pornography.

  Prayer march for the United States held at Sikeston church

A march is taking place in Washington on Saturday to pray for the United States in what organizers call a year of crisis. The event is sparking a church in Sikeston to do the same.

Man held without bond in rape case

A man was being held Friday in the Craighead County jail without bond on suspicion of rape, as he also faces a multitude of other charges in a separate case.

Dems, GOP modernize early voting push with digital toolkits

With less than 40 days until election night, the major political parties are stepping up voter outreach. Both Republicans and Democrats are now offering online resources to help voters cast their ballots.

  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

Douglas MacArthur Junior High students will continue remote learning through Friday, Oct. 2, due to COVID-19.

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

9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison is a 4th grader at Woodmere Elementary, and this year he’s a virtual learner so his classroom is his bedroom.

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

A Jonesboro evangelist is pushing a new initiative because of the pandemic.

  Jonesboro church feeds hungry community

More than 1,000 people lined up outside a Jonesboro grocery store Thursday as Nettleton Baptist Church hosted a community feeding.

  St. Bernards ‘Butterfly Release’ event altered this year

The event typically sees around 700 butterflies released in remembrance of lost loved ones. Families and friends usually gather the butterflies and release them all in one location, but this year, that won’t be the case.

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

Pfc. Felipe Vidrios, currently serving in the U.S. Army, was deployed for 13 months in Kuwait and his mother, Candy Vazquez, had no idea he was coming home.

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.

  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.