Missouri medical marijuana policy adoption delayed in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

The City of Cape Girardeau is considering a plan that would prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities from being within 1,000 feet of a school, daycare or church.

A-State upgrading dining hall at Student Union

Downtown Jonesboro Association receives accreditation

Man accused of striking girlfriend with chisel

National Day of the Cowboy recognized in Arkansas

Legislators discuss using medical marijuana in place of opioids for treatment

A Better Region 8: Let’s hear what Team Jonesboro has to say

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Country music legend Lee Greenwood to perform at UACCB

Humans to the rescue

3-year-old killed in logging accident

Intoxicated driver crashes car into Jonesboro house

  Lady Liberty gets some limelight

  Medical Marijuana Ordinance for Greene Co.

Heartland Unsolved update: Crews search home for evidence connected to 2006 disappearance of Teresa Butler

New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens said they received information that this house may contain possible evidence connected to Teresa Butler’s disappearance.

Craighead Electric receives award from ADEQ

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality awarded Craighead Electric Cooperative with an award for their solar farm in Brookland.

Application submitted for casino license in Pope County

A Mississippi company has applied for a casino license in Arkansas, but the proposal doesn't have the backing of current local leaders

2 traffic stops yield 2 parolees arrested with firearms

Each is being charged with felony possession of a firearm by certain persons.

Over 50 pounds of medical marijuana sold in Arkansas

Snake slithers into home, helps father teach kids about snakes

Officers fight to stop accidents on the tracks

Study shows quality of care for veterans

Kayaker drowns after being trapped by log

Missouri grapples with children living in poverty

Girl’s body found after being swept away by Arkansas stream

Authorities say the body of an 8-year-old girl has been recovered hours after she was swept away while swimming in an Arkansas stream

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” treated fans to another visual faux pas as two modern-day water bottles showed up in one of the scenes.

GR8 JOB: Students earn valuable Microsoft certifications

Students have been certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist in Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

City seeks public’s opinion on outdoor expansion at Earl Bell

The City of Jonesboro will host a public meeting Wednesday, May 22, to discuss the possible expansion of outdoor activities at Earl Bell Community Center.

Woman accused of shooting another Saturday night

A Kennett woman is being held on a $150,000 bond, accused of shooting another woman.

  Monday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

A Texas zoo held a gender reveal for the birth of a baby male gorilla.

Suspect arrested after leading police on 108 mph chase

According to police, the suspect was “traveling at speeds that exceeded 108 mph.”

Snapchat predator allegedly blackmailing teens for nude photos

Sutton Calahan, 17, couldn’t believe a recent message he got on Snapchat. He says it came from an unknown account.

Another round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains

Another round of severe weather, including the possibility of tornadoes, is forecast for the Southern Plains

NWS confirms 5 EF-1 tornadoes in Arkansas

The strong storms not only brought strong wind gusts to Region 8, but other parts of the state saw tornadoes.

Prices at the pump tumble

According to the latest GasBuddy.com survey, the price for a gallon of regular now costs $2.49.

  Pleasant start to the week; church goes up in flames

A quick look at what's making news and weather headlines.

3 seriously injured in separate ATV crashes

The crash caused both vehicles to overturn before ejecting the drivers.

Emergency crews battle church fire on Highway 412

Emergency crews from two states spent Sunday at the scene of a church fire on Highway 412 near Cardwell, officials said.

  “Team Jonesboro” to give presentation to council this week on proposed new sales tax in Jonesboro

Region 8 News learned of the push through an email sent to past and current members of the Citizens Police Academy of the Jonesboro Police Department.

Early morning shooting in Auburn leads to first officer death in 30+ years, police chief says

Auburn police have arrested a suspect they say killed one officer and shot two more officers.

Storms leave thousands without power in Memphis, Shelby Co.

MLGW said more than 40,000 homes and businesses experienced an outage from Saturday's storms.

  Hytrol hosts 5K to benefit Jonesboro Church Health Center

Runners got ready for Hytrol’s 5th Annual Industrial Park 5k on Saturday morning to support a local center.The money raised goes to benefit the Jonesboro Church Health Center.

  Riding in the Paragould sky for a good cause

The funds raised go to support air transportation for those in medical need.

Survey: Pay is biggest driver behind teachers quitting

A new survey reveals that low pay is the biggest reason Missouri teachers leave the profession

  Child injured in Craighead County house fire, official says

Crews in Craighead County responded to a house fire on County Road 7743.

Craighead Co. mug shots, May 19-25

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

Son of Arkansas governor arrested on DWI charge

The son of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated

  First responders train for tomorrow’s emergencies

The organization is run solely by volunteers who have helped make a difference.

  Hallmark and Graceland host fan celebration ahead of new movie

Graceland and the Hallmark channel teamed up to throw a fan celebration this weekend.

Memphis in May announces winners of 2019 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

The results are in from the 2109 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

Storms rolling through Region 8 causing power outages

Storms rolling through Region 8 Saturday caused several power outages.

Country music star Travis Tritt involved in multi-vehicle crash that left two dead, others injured on Highway 22

Two people are dead following a multi-vehicle car crash on Highway 22 early Saturday morning.

  Hoxie looks at land for new city park

A Region 8 city might be getting a new park soon.

  Act of Congress exempted stretch of I-555 where crash happened

Usually farming equipment isn’t allowed to travel on interstates, but this tractor had every right to the roadway.

Hutchinson to OK prison contract despite lawmakers’ worries

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he will hire an Indiana company to operate five state juvenile facilities after legislators expressed concerns about the company's operations in other states

Searcy man arrested in rape case

A victim told police that a Searcy man had sexually assaulted him from the time he was a child, leading police to make an arrest this week on the case, authorities said Saturday.

  Popsicle drive benefits JPD community policing

AlticeUSA’s Suddenlink branch in Jonesboro helped collect some sweet treats for our local officers to hand out over the summer.

Happening this Weekend in Region 8

Things are happening this weekend in Region 8.

Council member attacked in home

Two offenders wearing bandanas had entered his home where they assaulted him and took his wallet.

  Local businesses expect rush during Air Fest weekend

Local businesses expect to benefit from the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival.

Medical marijuana dispensary permit voted down in Russellville

The city of Russellville voted down a special permit for a medical marijuana dispensary that was proposed in the River Valley.

  Committee recommends pay raises for Bono city council, city clerk

Bono Mayor Danny Shaw set up a special committee to look at city council member pay wages throughout the county, discovering Bono sits near the bottom.

Lake City firefighters, emergency crews battle building fire on Highway 18

Lake City firefighters and emergency crews are at the scene of a building fire on Highway 18, according to the Jonesboro Police Department Desk Sergeant.

Jonesboro police investigate robbery in Dollar General parking lot, robbery now in inactive status

Jonesboro police are searching for a suspect in a parking lot holdup.

Church leaders look to improve safety as soft target attacks continue

There is a push to secure places of worship following attacks in recent months. Religious leaders everywhere are looking to protect their worshippers.

USDA working ‘feverishly’ on multi-billion dollar aid package for distressed farmers

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the Department is working 'feverishly' on a multi-billion dollar aid package for farmers hit hard by the tariffs and looming trade war with China.

Million dollar bond set for drug charge

Court documents said he continued to drive, while the officer watched him dumping pills out of a cellophane baggie out the driver’s side window.

Police: Phone records, trip to Memphis leads to trip to jail

An attempt to sell gold and silver coins in Memphis, along with cell phone records, has a Craighead County man facing five counts of residential burglary after an investigation by authorities, police said Friday.

Police: Couple’s spending spree has them facing charges

The affidavit said the employee discovered $4,500 unauthorized charges made in January of 2019.

Northern Snakehead caught in St. Francis floodwaters in Dunklin Co.

A new invasive fish, a Northern Snakehead, was caught by an angler in the St. Francis River levees borrow ditch in Dunklin County, Missouri according to the conservation department.

Jessica Chambers’ murder suspect Quinton Tellis indicted in death of woman in Louisiana

Quinton Tellis, the suspect in the Jessica Chambers case, has been indicted by a Louisiana grand jury in the 2015death of Ming Chen Hsaio of Taiwan.

Missouri voters to decide on term limits for state officials

Missouri voters will get a chance to decide whether to impose term limits on the state's top executive officials

There’s a cheaper and easier way to get there

The JET bus system has kicked off its summer discount programs.

Missouri lawmakers OK $300M bonds for bridge repairs

Missouri lawmakers have approved a measure that could authorize $300 million of bonds to repair more than 200 bridges

Not one, not two, but three cars gone

Three cars stolen and only two are recovered.

Blast into the past this weekend

The three-day event will include hundreds of classic cars, games, food, entertainment and more.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

‘Shocking’: Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

Dr. Richard Strauss groped or ogled young men while treating athletes from at least 16 sports and working at the student health center and his off-campus clinic, investigators from a law firm hired by the university found.

ArDOT: Crashes on I-555 now clear

The Arkansas Department of Transportation said Friday that two separate crashes created a “big mess” on Interstate 555.

Substitute teacher accused of having sex with student

Paragould police arrested a substitute teacher after they say she had “inappropriate sexual contact” with a student.

16-year-old stabbed, 18-year-old sister in custody in Sikeston, Mo.

Sgt. Broom said the teen had a laceration to his hand and two stab wounds to his left leg.

Missouri bill tightens caps for in-home child-care providers

Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation limiting the number of young children at in-home child-care providers