Memorial service plans made for Wendy Anderson

Coach Blake Anderson announced Tuesday his wife, Wendy, had succumbed to cancer.

JPD searching for suspect in identity fraud case

Jonesboro City Council approves restaurants private club permit application

DEA warns of national methamphetamine comeback

2.8 earthquake hit New Madrid County, Mo.

Officer in plain clothes with gun on belt likely sparked armed intruder call at LSU; all clear given

  Growth in number of businesses for downtown Paragould

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Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Two arrested after nearly 2 pounds of pot found in home

Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

Fisherman discovers car with woman inside submerged in St. Francis River

  Business damaged by fire, 120 employees displaced

Jonesboro Neighborhood Association to host town hall forum on sales tax vote

  St. Bernards announces infant memorial program

St. Bernards has created an infant memorial program that is the first of its kind in the region.

Stone Co. man facing rape, trafficking, and assault charges

A Stone County man faces several felony charges including rape, trafficking, and assault after an investigation by the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division.

3.72-carat yellow diamond found at Arkansas State Park

Miranda Hollingshead, 27, of Texas discovered the diamond during her first trip to the park.

‘Operation Crystal Mountain’ nets 375 drug trafficking arrests across 3 states

The DEA’s “Operation Crystal Mountain” worked with law enforcement across Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

  Board places Harrisburg superintendent on leave, plans to proceed with termination

  Search continues for presumed drowning victim

  Body found in Independence County

'Clash of the Titans’: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes compete for best chicken sandwich title

  Bond hearing set for man accused of shooting deputy and trooper in Carter County, Mo.

3-year-old drowns in private pond after wandering away from home

Orthodontist charged in scheme to bribe Arkansas lawmaker

An orthodontist who operated several clinics in Arkansas has been charged in a bribery scheme involving a former state senator who admitted to accepting thousands of dollars in exchange for efforts to change a dental practices law

Man arrested after crash critically injures motorcyclist

A Jonesboro man is being held on felony drug charges following a crash that sent a motorcyclist to a Memphis hospital in critical condition.

  Tire truck closes off traffic on I-40

The car is located near mile marker 269 in the eastbound lanes.

  Jonesboro police investigate armed robbery

Jonesboro police search for 2 armed robbery suspects

White County man killed crossing highway

white county man killed in pedestrian vs vehicle accident

  Red Wolves Head Coach Blake Anderson taking leave of absence

Anderson announced Monday he's stepping away from the team to be with his wife who is battling Stage 4 triple-negative breast cancer. David Duggan will be the interim head coach

  Region 8 school district moving closer to solar power

After about 5 months of research, the board had two solar companies present tonight.

  Power restored after transformer fire

Craighead Electric crews worked throughout the night to restore power to homes in Brookland.

Watt Street to close to reconstruct highway for overpass project

The construction project that includes building an overpass over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad will cause Watt Street to close.

Poplar Bluff, Mo. man pleads guilty to ammunition charge

A previously convicted felon has pleaded guilty to Possession of Ammunition.

  Court denies adult store’s appeal to open location in Jonesboro

A U.S. appeals court has denied an adult-novelty store's appeal to open in Jonesboro.

Man arrested for sexual conduct at Searcy park

A man is facing a felony charge after police said he engaged in a sexual act at a Searcy park.

  Crime around the clock in Jonesboro

Felonies, domestic batteries and crimes with guns have happened on Cedar Heights Drive, Melrose and State Street.

  ‘August break’ is almost over in legislation

Currently, the legislation is in their “August break.” Once back in session, Crawford said he’s ready to tackle some issues

Lawsuit filed against gunsmith owner

Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge announced a lawsuit Monday against a Baxter County gunsmith owner.

  West Memphis breaks ground on new library

Crews broke ground Monday on the first newly-constructed civil building in West Memphis in 30 years Monday.

  Heartland farmers are excited about the opportunity to grow Hemp

Some local farmers say it’s the miracle they’ve been waiting for. They’re talking about the chance to grow industrial hemp in Missouri.

Grandstand lineup announced for Northeast Arkansas District Fair

The Northeast Arkansas District Fair announced the Grandstand acts for this year’s fair.

  A Better Region 8: Safety at A-State after shooting near campus

Jonesboro got a lot busier this past weekend when Arkansas State University students arrived back on campus.

  Arkansas farmers didn’t plant on 1.3 million acres this year

This spring’s heavy rainfall and flooding left 1.3 million acres of land unplanted in Arkansas.

Orthodontist charged in scheme to bribe Arkansas lawmaker

An orthodontist who operated several clinics in Arkansas has been charged in a bribery scheme involving a former state senator who admitted to accepting thousands of dollars in exchange for efforts to change a dental practices law

  Over $10,000 in copper stolen from new hotel under construction

The Embassy Suites under construction at the campus of Arkansas State University had over $10,000 in copper wiring stolen from their site.

  Death investigation underway after mowing crews find body in Blytheville

The body found along a roadway will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Widespread concern about understaffing in Mississippi's prisons has people calling for a change. They say inmates, correctional officers and surrounding communities are in danger.

  Police trying to identify man suspected of using stolen credit card

Poplar Bluff Police said the man in the video made a purchase at a Rhodes 101 location on Wednesday, July 31.

Police release video of apparent business burglary

A video posted on the Poplar Bluff Police Department’s Facebook page shows the apparent suspect in a hoodie taking money out of a register at the Lemonade House Grill shortly after closing time.

  Man accused of ATV theft considered a ‘person of interest’ in other cases

Cross County sheriff’s investigators say a man arrested for stealing an all-terrain vehicle may be connected to several other theft cases.

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

The service dogs were in training to help their handlers navigate a theater.

Report: ASU-Mountain Home among best community colleges in U.S.

According to, one of the best community colleges in the country is located here in Northeast Arkansas.

Woman charged with aiding white supremacist’s jail escape

An Arkansas woman has been charged with helping the leader of a white supremacist gang and another inmate escape from a local jail last month

2 more medical marijuana dispensaries set to open soon

Officials say two more medical marijuana dispensaries are expected to open in northwest Arkansas this year

Gas prices continue downward trend ahead of Labor Day

Arkansans needing to fill up their tanks will spend about 3-cents less per gallon than last week.

Two injured in Saturday night shooting, police investigating

Police continue to investigate a Saturday night shooting that sent two people to the hospital.

  Smoking policy to restrict smoking at VA facilities

According to VA staff, the facilities have historically permitted smoking in designated areas.

  Paragould Burger King hires loyal 87-year-old customer

Ida Hyde has been eating at Burger King in Paragould for 17 years now, but, that all changed recently.

  Live on GMR8: A-State students return to campus as police investigate nearby shooting

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7th grade boy donates $15,000 earnings from Huron County Fair to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Western Reserve Schools is commending one of their seventh grade students for an act of kindness that is helping other kids his age in need.

Tick-borne disease can make you allergic to meat/mammal products

Doctors and residents in northwest Arkansas warn of a tick bite that can make you allergic to meat and mammal products.

  A-State freshmen get ready for classes, prepare for future

Ahead of Monday’s first day of classes, A-State’s prospective 2023 graduates received some words of wisdom.

  Students react to weekend shooting, just as A-State school year begins

As students filed onto the A-State campus for the first day of the new semester, Jonesboro police were just a few blocks away, searching for clues to a shooting.

  Benefit held to help park project in Batesville

It was the sound of music that brought people to the Main Street Loft Friday evening to support a fundraiser for construction on the Maxfield Park project.

  Bouncing to get the energy out at back to school bash

It’s not just parents who need to relieve some stress, kids do, too.

  Beto O’Rourke visits Arkansas, discusses gun control, immigration

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke - one of nearly two dozen Democrats seeking their party’s nod for the White House - visited a Conway gun show Saturday and is scheduled to give a speech at a state Democratic party event Saturday evening in Little Rock.

Two dead, one injured in Missouri crash

According to an online traffic crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 17-year-old was going southbound in a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix in the northbound lane and struck a Kia Optima, driven by Vladik Nadtochayev of West Plains, head-on.

  Students arrive on A-State campus, prepare for new school year

Arkansas State University’s campus was full of returning and incoming students, family and volunteers moving their items inside.

Craighead Co. mug shots, Aug. 18-24

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

St. Louis business rents goats to eat overgrown foilage

A St. Louis County woman has opened a local franchise of a business that rents out goats to clear weed- or foliage-infested property

Body suffering “obvious trauma” found in North Little Rock

Police in North Little Rock are investigating the weekend death of a man whose body was found lying in the street

  Princesses work to help cheerleaders

Princesses for a day worked to fundraise for the all-star cheer team’s upcoming competitions.

  Cross County Jail administrator resigns days after wife arrested for holding teens at gunpoint

The jail administrator at the center of a controversy after his wife was arrested but never had her mugshot taken, has now resigned.

  Teams showcase their artistic talents with event

Booths, games, crafts and more were available to those who attended.

  40th annual Lawrence County PRCA Rodeo this weekend

The certified rodeo is expected to have competitors from 15 different states in everything from barrel racing to bull riding.

Ex-pathologist who worked while impaired taken into custody

A former pathologist accused of working while impaired at an Arkansas Veterans Affairs hospital has been taken into custody and is being held at a county jail

  Narrow road has neighbors near school asking questions

The sight of King George Street is fairly quiet on most days but when school is in session, it can be difficult to drive down the street.

Arkansas principal charged following middle school fight

A Little Rock middle school principal has been charged with misdemeanor assault following an altercation with a student in January

Shelby County Education Foundation & United Healthcare make special delivery to 10,000 SCS students

Kate Bond Middle School received the special delivery Friday; $90,000 worth of products will be distributed to students across 20 public schools in the district.

Operator of four Arkansas youth lockups slashes teacher pay

The Indiana-based company that manages four youth detention centers in Arkansas has slashed the salaries of teachers who work with young offenders, leaving one center without any instructors

Public defenders plan texts to remind clients of court dates

The Missouri Public Defender's office plans to experiment with sending text messages to defendants reminding them of their court dates in an effort to reduce the number of people in jail