Citizens air grievances at community meeting with Suddenlink

Top Representatives of AlticeUSA/Suddenlink were in Jonesboro addressing many concerns from customers.

Child found safe as Jonesboro police investigate home invasion

UAMS offers a new option for expectant mothers during labor

Paragould police ask public to be careful on gift card scam

Ex-Poplar Bluff police officer, school resource officer arrested on child pornography and trafficking charges; woman also charged

Halsey Thrasher Harpole merging with RE/MAX Real Estate Centre

Man arrested after trying to stab someone, police say

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  School based clinic provides services for students in need

A Family for Me: Kyndal

  Coronavirus could affect prom, wedding season

  City approves funds for emergency rescue equipment

  Man dies in Paragould police custody

  Marked Tree schools closed Friday and Monday due to sickness

2 violations upheld for Hot Springs medical pot dispensary

State regulators have dismissed one violation and sustained two others against a medical marijuana dispensary in Hot Springs.

BRTC to offer degree with Arkansas State University

Add another school to the growing list of those offering degrees through Black River Technical College.

Chests of Drawers sold online, at Home Depot recalled for entrapment hazards

Consumers are asked to immediately stop using any recalled chests

Sheriff’s office offering free coronavirus drug tests

An Arkansas sheriff’s office is doing its part to ease fears surrounding the coronavirus.

Traffic Alert: Crash shuts down Jonesboro road

  Feb. 27: Sunshine returns but it will still be cold

  Sheriff Counts reacts to woman’s civil rights lawsuit against him, district judge

  Circuit Judge candidate Tom Young files ethics complaint against opponent Skip Mooney Jr.

Man arrested for failure to comply with sex offender reporting requirements

  Report: Healthcare company CEO removed, trustee to be named

  Memphis mother says U.S. Marshals came to the wrong house

A Memphis mother wants to know why heavily armed U.S. Marshals came knocking on her door Wednesday morning.

Dunkin Donuts to sell “Snackin’ Bacon”

Dunkin Donuts told the world on Feb. 26, that they will now be offering “Snackin’ Bacon.”

  $250,000 cash bond set for Senath man arrested in sex case

A Dunklin County, Missouri man faces at least eight charges after police say he sexually groomed a child, according to Senath Police Chief Omar Karnes.

  University preps emergency operation plan ahead of traveling foreign students

With around 900 international students on the Jonesboro campus, officials adjust their emergency operation plans ahead of spring break.

  Sheriff: Couple arrested after opening fire on each other

A Harrisburg couple faces multiple felony charges after an evening of grilling out ended with them shooting at each other.

Woman faces charges after coronavirus scare clears courtroom

A central Arkansas judge cleared a courtroom Wednesday after a woman claimed she had the coronavirus.

Harding University to close its Italy campus Feb. 29 due to coronavirus uncertainty

A Region 8 university will be closing its campus in Florence, Italy at the end of this month, citing concerns over coronavirus.

  Flu claims 9 more lives in Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Health reported Wednesday that 9 more people died in the last week of influenza.

Doniphan, Mo., woman arrested for possession of child pornography

The arrest came as part of an ongoing investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit.

Naked body discovered in field off Highway 64 in Cross County

Sheriff David West says the body is that of a man in his mid-20s to early 30s. The body was found near County Road 806 between Parkin and Wynne.

Pharmacy robbed, police searching for suspect

Police are searching for a man who robbed a pharmacy Wednesday morning, demanding drugs.

  US flu outbreak eases, deaths hit 16K

Rates among children and young adults remain higher than in recent flu seasons.

Minutes after reporting it stolen, woman’s SUV found torched

Within minutes of a woman reporting her SUV had been stolen, deputies found it…on fire.

Voters in Mountain Home to consider Sunday alcohol sales

Voters in Mountain Home will decide next week whether to allow the off-premises sales of alcohol on Sundays.

  Sheriff’s office reboots D.A.R.E program to create new bonds with kids

The drug abuse resistance education, or dare, brought police officers into the classroom, and into the lives of countless young people from the early 80′s to the late 2000′s.Now at a time when we hear about armed officers protecting the halls, one heartland county is looking to this old program to

Share the Harvest program collects nearly 350,000 pounds of venison

To get Share the Harvest venison, officials said to contact local food banks or food pantries.

Sword, shotgun-wielding suspect sentenced

A judge sentenced a man to two months in jail after he admitted to showing up at the wrong man’s home, armed with shotguns and a samurai sword.

  ‘Take that s*** back to Jonesboro,’ UALR fined for poor sportsmanship against A-State

Poor sportsmanship against A-State has resulted in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock fined $15,000.

  Mother of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell arrested for false reporting

The mother of the 15-month-old infant that is the face of Tennessee Amber Alert has been arrested and charged with false reporting by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.

  Three Rivers College experiencing a network disruption canceled classes

The college has closed through Feb. 28 while as the college investigates the incident.

  Feb. 26: What you need to know

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

Committee discusses grant for JETS, CWL’s contribution to new fire department pumper truck

The Jonesboro Finance and Administration committee discussed several topics during their meeting Tuesday including a grant for JET and money for a new pumper truck for the Fire department.

Hardy police looking for stolen knives

The Hardy Department of Public Safety and a local Hardy business owner need your help looking for a theft suspect.

  Jonesboro named Volunteer Community of the Year for second time in three years

For the second time in three years, Jonesboro received a Volunteer Community of the Year award.

Union Pacific to close railroad crossing to preform crossing work

Walnut Ridge drivers will need to find alternate routes as Union Pacific plans to close railroad crossings to work on them.

  New volunteer fire chief under pressure from public

A new volunteer fire chief tries to clear the air after receiving negative comments on Facebook from former fire chiefs.

  Group gives tips on how to report sex trafficking and what to look for

A Jonesboro group lead a discussion Tuesday on human trafficking in Jonesboro and Northeast Arkansas.

City of Osceola names new fire chief

The city of Osceola announced Tuesday a new fire chief will step into the role beginning April 1.

  Bald eagle found shot dead on county road

Col. Greg Rae, AGFC Chief of Enforcement said this act comes from pure hate and discontent.

Jimmy John’s in trouble with FDA for repeatedly selling recalled ingredients

Jimmy John's is accused of putting contaminated clover sprouts and cucumbers on sandwiches sold in Iowa in November and December 2019.

Mid-South woman says UPS truck caused damage to car

A Mid-South woman said a simple trip across the Hernando DeSoto Bridge left her traumatized and suffering from panic attacks and she says UPS is to blame.

Schools to compete in underwater robotics competition

Several area schools will participate in the 2020 Arkansas SeaPerch Challenge.

Missouri joins multi-state investigation of JUUL Labs

One in four high school students said they use vaping products.

MFD: Authorities say fire intentionally set in church sanctuary

Fire investigators are searching for information after a fire was intentionally set in the sanctuary of a church on Park Ave, according to MFD.

Man accused of shooting daughter’s boyfriend

White County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 59-year-old El Paso man after they say he shot his daughter’s boyfriend.

  8th grader arrested for taking gun to school

Wynne police arrested a 14-year-old boy after Superintendent Carl Easley said he brought a gun to school.

WATCH: Javelina caught speeding in Arizona

A javelina is going viral after a video of it running was shared on social media.

  Suspect arrested in shooting on Melrose Street

Just days after gunshots rang out on Vine Street, Jonesboro police found themselves investigating yet another shooting, this time near a recently installed SkyCop.

Highway 67 reopens after acid spill

Region 8 travelers headed to Little Rock Tuesday can expect delays and detours following a large hazmat spill on Highway 67.

Dinosaurs to take over Memphis Zoo in new spring exhibit

Memphis Zoo is getting ready to open their latest exhibit which will feature one of the wonders of the world - dinosaurs!

  A Better Region 8: Keeping Jonesboro and Region 8 beautiful

In last week's State of the City address, the mayor rolled out a Keep Jonesboro Beautiful initiative.

  Affidavit: Man fired gun, threatened victim in home invasion

The affidavit also states Thompson grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to his home down the road.

  Senator John Boozman honors Arkansas literary icon

Senator John Boozman honored on the Senate floor an Arkansas icon.

Census workers needed in Craighead County.

The U.S. Census Mobile Workforce Unit is in Jonesboro on Feb. 25 and 26 to sign up nearly 500 new census workers.

Man arrested with 263 suspected Xanax bars in hoodie pocket

A Jonesboro man faces drug charges after police say they caught him with 263 suspected Xanax bars.

City of Sikeston changes rules for fireworks

The next time Sikeston residents want to celebrate with fireworks, they’ll notice some changes.

  Governor Hutchinson backs candidate, addresses state issues

Governor Asa Hutchinson accompanied Senator John Cooper throughout the City of Jonesboro asking voters to support the District 21 candidate.

Dog stuck in cave saved by rescuers in southern Indiana

Cave rescuers banded together to get a dog lost in a cave back to safety early Sunday morning in Salem, Indiana.

  Reward offered in Gideon, Mo. business arson

A large fire destroyed Smith’s Auto Shop in Gideon, Mo. on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Chick-fil-A opening new restaurant in West Memphis

West Memphis should have a new Chick-fil-A restaurant by summer 2020.

Two from Paragould killed in North Little Rock crash

Two people from Paragould were killed Monday morning in a crash in North Little Rock.

Lawyer: Investigation into teachers failed report of gun unsubstantiated

Two Harrisburg teachers were placed on administrative leave to investigate allegations into whether the teachers were notified about a student possessing a weapon on campus and failed to report it to the District’s administration.

Power restored to 1,300 Entergy customers

Entergy Arkansas’ Customer Service Manager Matt Faries told Region 8 News on Monday afternoon that crews restored the outage around 1:50 a.m.

  Tornadoes possible as storm system rolls through

A weak spin-up tornado is possible Monday afternoon as a severe weather system moves across Northeast Arkansas.

Childproof packaging removed in most accidental poisonings in children, study says

The Poison Prevention Packaging Act passed in 1970 required a number of household items like cleaning chemicals, flammable liquids and prescriptions to have child-resistant packaging.

M 2.2 quake reported near Manila, Ark.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake struck Monday morning in Mississippi County.

  SCSO: 2 dead, ‘extremely dangerous’ suspect on the run after shooting and kidnapping in Shelby County

Two people are dead after a shooting and kidnapping early Monday morning in Shelby County. The suspect is still on the run, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and should be considered armed and “extremely” dangerous.

3 accused of stealing $9,000 in perfume

Police arrested three women suspected of stealing thousands of dollars of perfume from a Jonesboro beauty supply store.