Jonesboro police investigating armed robbery at Dollar General

Witnesses told police that an armed, black male broke the glass out on the front sliding door and entered the store at closing time.

  Suspect’s mother says “He’s not a cold-blooded murderer”

  Current and retired Greene County officers gather for LEO reunion

  Shelter needs short-term fosters after transport driver doesn’t show

ASU System signs MOU with Henderson State University

A year after tragedy, Branson debates future of duck boats

Suspect in custody in connection with Rector stabbing

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Trip to store brings $50,000 win in lottery for Paragould man

  Road closure could cause traffic issues for Watermelon Festival

  Area fire department makes much needed upgrades

  Officials warn people to stay hydrated

Shooting suspect sought in Poplar Bluff

Man arrested after strangling woman, police say

Team Jonesboro set to release project recommendations

The group will be presenting several details including a comparative cost of similar projects, an estimated cost of proposals, budgeting and why projects are being considered.

Man arrested after police say Ecstasy is not candy

Rickey A. Porter, 19, Jonesboro was arrested July 18 after a traffic stop on the Highway 63 on-ramp at Dan Avenue.

  $5 million bond set for suspect in Jonesboro double homicide

One suspect is in custody and the victims have been identified in a double homicide investigation at a Jonesboro apartment.

Search uncovers drugs, firearms, man arrested

Carl T. Harden, 33, Jonesboro was arrested July 18 after an investigation by the 2nd Judicial District Task Force.

Woman admits abandoning Arkansas man’s corpse in Missouri

  Man, woman identified in deadly officer-involved shooting

Panel advises Little Rock to not arm school security staff

Heartland flooded roads, bridge information

Vehicle strikes church, gas leak reported

  Trial date set for man accused of killing 3 in house fire

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

The league said Friday it has not been given access to information in the court proceedings, and a district attorney in June said an investigation was dropped because officials couldn't prove who injured the boy.

Tiger Woods will not join world’s top golfers in Memphis at WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Tiger Woods is one of the few top golfers to skip the upcoming World Golf Classic FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis.

Craighead Co. health inspections: July 11-18

Health inspections for the week of July 11-18.

Oklahoma man accused of raping child in McDonald’s bathroom

A 37-year-old Oklahoma man has been jailed on rape complaints after authorities said he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in a bathroom at a McDonald’s play area, which the child was visiting during a day care field trip.

Senator urges federal agencies to wrap up duck boat probes

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says everyone affected by last year's duck boat tragedy on Table Rock Lake near Branson "deserves answers," and he is urging federal agencies to wrap up their investigations

  Friday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Jim Frigo

An animal expert is recognized after wrangling an alligator in a Chicago city park.

Marianna police seek 2 murder suspects

Marianna Police Department is looking for two men wanted in a homicide case Thursday.

  Jonesboro man shares lifelong grief struggle in hopes of transforming lives

He’s a son, brother, husband, father and now Cody Powell can add one more title… author. Powell works daily as director of brokerage at E.C. Barton & Company. He never thought writing a book would be on his resume.

Portageville, Mo. residents get air-conditioners from Ameren

This is to help residents beat the heat as temperatures rise this summer.

  Hot & humid; residents sound off on highway project

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

743K pounds of Schwan’s chicken bites recalled due to misbranding

Koch Foods is recalling 743,000 pounds of fully cooked boneless chicken breast strips due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

  Neighborhood groups form coalition in Jonesboro, discuss issues, future

Officials from each group said Wednesday that the coalition will help create debate on issues and work to get things done.

  ArDOT looks to put turning lanes on Hwy. 351, hears from residents at meeting

The Arkansas Department of Transportation will hold a public involvement meeting to present and discuss proposed plans to widen Highways 49 and 351 in Jonesboro.

Public memorial service planned for WWII hero

The Wings of Honor Museum in Walnut Ridge will host a public memorial this Sunday, July 21, to honor a highly-decorated World War II veteran.

Troopers graduate, receive assignments around the state

The troopers first went to the academy in Little Rock Feb. 24 and received over 1,100 hours of specialized training, officials said.

  A Better Region 8: “Fishing for Fosters”

DHS is "fishing" for new foster families, mentors, and volunteers in Greene County.

  Police department gets computer system upgrade

The Walnut Ridge Police Department plans to make some much-needed updates.

No school supplies needed for Hillcrest students, as residents help

For the third year now, Hillcrest Schools will not be requiring students to purchase any supplies.

Jonesboro firefighters raise thousands for people with muscular dystrophy

"It wouldn’t matter how long we were out there if the community didn’t want to be involved and help," Jonesboro firefighter Jason Olesen said. "They’re the ones that make this possible.”

Fire begins in garage, spreads into home

Firefighters were met with heavy fire conditions coming from the garage of a home, Wynne Fire Chief Lynn Blake said.

Jonesboro woman rushed to surgery with stab wound

Witnesses said White came to the location with a knife, entered the victim’s apartment, began swinging the knife and stabbing the victim in the face, according to probable cause affidavit.

Kennett authorities investigate fire

When they arrived on scene, Kennett Assistant Fire Chief Lance Davis said smoke and flames were visible from the building.

Authorities investigate stabbing in Poinsett County

A person was stabbed in the chin and neck area, according to Sheriff Kevin Molder.

Pocahontas businesses apply for liquor license

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration’s Alcoholic Beverage Control received multiple liquor license applications.

New Missouri program offers loans for disaster recovery

A new program will give Missouri small business owners and farmers hit by tornadoes, storms and flooding this year access to low-interest loans

City of Jonesboro opening cooling centers

The City of Jonesboro is opening cooling centers for the public to use during the excessive heatwave.

  New program offered for Mo. small business, farmers affected by natural disasters

The new program is called LIFT, Linked Deposits to Invest and Fund a Timely Recovery.

Missouri audit cites Parson for travel to shows, sports game

Missouri's Democratic state auditor says Republican Gov. Mike Parson was reimbursed for unnecessary travel when he previously served as lieutenant governor

  Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in Texas and the other in New Jersey.

Arkansas group to start opioid-deaths state database

An Arkansas nonprofit plans to develop an online database of opioid-related overdoses in the state

  Thursday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

The pedestrian bridge has become a shrine for amorous tourists and city locals alike, who seek to immortalize their love by leaving an initialed padlock attached to its metallic grid railings.

Police arrest person after man shot

The victim told police he met someone in the area of West Park Avenue and Sowell Street in Searcy.

Debate rises over old Searcy ordinance banning dogs from parks

A nearly 20-year-old ordinance is sparking a new debate in Searcy.

  Sheriff thanks public for help finding missing inmates

Sheriff Shawn Stephens has a couple of words for concerned citizens who helped his office find two inmates: “Thank you.”

  July 18: Excessive heat warning; police investigating overnight shooting

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

  New bridge still under construction to replace ‘Blue Bridge’

After an emergency closing on the Blue Bridge in Newport, it raised a few questions on safety and when the new bridge would be completed.

Thieves steal pickup truck during residential burglary

Law enforcement officials are asking residents to be on the lookout for a stolen truck.

  Riceland responds to employee’s death

The body of a 29-year-old Riceland employee has been sent to the state crime lab to determine how they died on the job.

Man dies during Florida diving trip, authorities say

According to a Facebook post from the Monroe County, Florida Sheriff’s Department, Charles H. Boone, 45, of Quitman died at a hospital in the Miami-Dade County area.

  New online sales tax law provides for accountability in collections

One Jonesboro store manager says the new law levels the playing field.

  Heavy rainfall may lead to more snake sightings

After several days of bad weather in the Mid-South, we can expect pooled water and downed trees, but Memphis Zoo officials say you should also keep a close eye out for snakes.

  Memphis-based journalist Manuel Duran talks about the 15 months he spent in ICE custody

Manuel Duran was one of several people arrested in April 2018 during an immigration rally in Memphis. Disorderly conduct charges were later dropped but ICE agents took Duran into custody as soon as the case was dismissed for a pending deportation order from 2007.

  Gov. Bill Lee tours flood-affected areas in west Tennessee

Ongoing flooding conditions plague communities across the state, particularly in western Tennessee where remnants of Hurricane Barry dropped additional rain in recent days.

  Hoxie City Council moves forward with Minturn annexation

The city of Hoxie voted Tuesday to move forward with annexing the city of Minturn.

  Melanoma patient has a warning about the dangers of the sun

The sun is finally out and if you’re headed outside, a Jackson woman is using her battle against Melanoma to urge others to protect their skin.

Earlier fight leads to shots fired at house

A Poinsett County man faces an aggravated assault charge after Craighead County deputies say he admitted to shooting into a Black Oak home.

  Doctor says hot temperatures can be dangerous, provides tips

Dr. Mark Wiggins with St. Bernards Medical Center said being out in the hot temperatures can lead to medical problems if you don’t prepare and pay attention to the signs your body is giving you.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

More bicycles stolen in Jonesboro

The victim told the officer that two bikes were stolen from one of the residences on campus at the Jonesboro Human Development Center.

Second earthquake rattles Bootheel area in nearly 12 hours

The earthquake hit at approximately 12:12 p.m.

Man passes out after breaking into bank, officer says

Authorities say an apparently drunken man fell asleep for nearly three hours inside a Missouri bank after breaking a window to get inside

Butler County, Mo. inmate dies of natural causes, Coroner says

Dobbs said the inmate was preparing to shower for a court appearance.

Cost of getting driver’s license will rise soon in Missouri

It's about to cost more for Missouri motorists to renew their driver's licenses and license plates

Power restored to thousands in Lawrence County

Craighead Electric restored power around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Study: Arkansas has one of the highest rates of at-risk youths

Disconnected or overweight youth are two of the main factors for Arkansas' poor ranking in a new study.

  City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children's songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility

Amber Alert canceled after Louisiana state troopers find couple with children

Melissa Joy Gladden and Jerry Jay Kirkley have been taken into custody and their children are safe.

  LIVE ON GMR8: Foggy morning & farmers deal with tropical system

Summer temperatures return in Region 8. It’s going to be a hot and humid day.