Driver airlifted after crash with semi

Jonesboro Police Public Information Specialist Sally Smith says dispatch received the call about a crash involving an 18 wheeler and passenger car around 5:40 p.m.

  Craighead County sees downward trend in COVID-19 cases

  Local pharmacy prepares for COVID-19 vaccine increase

  Questions continue over Brookland School District, this time on school buses

  Work set to be done at I-555/Red Wolf Boulevard interchange

  911 funding bill headed to House floor Thursday

Bid approved for highway improvement in Craighead County

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Highway 412 construction work continues through Lawrence, Greene counties

Murder suspects also face forgery, theft charges in Jonesboro

Active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations drop as 250,000 vaccine doses given

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

Region 8 COVID-19 death toll

Gov. Parson delivered State of the State Address

Police: Woman, child shot multiple times in Dyersburg

Officers in Dyersburg, Tennessee are investigating after an attempted murder was reported.

  Bridges, overpasses ‘slick’ following morning snow

While much of Northeast Arkansas received just a little snow and sleet Wednesday morning, it was enough to cause major traffic troubles.

  Man arrested on 72 counts of child pornography

An Arkansas man is free on his own recognizance following his arrest on 72 counts of child pornography.

  SCHD: 220 new COVID-19 cases, 26 more deaths reported in Shelby Co.

The Shelby County Health Department reported 220 new coronavirus cases and 26 more COVID-19 deaths across the county on Tuesday.

  Early-morning house fire deemed ‘suspicious’

Parson to divert doses from pharmacies to boost vaccine rate

  Search continues for double-murder suspect in western Tenn.

Steak ’n Shake coming to Paragould

  Students deliver goody baskets to first responders, nursing homes

St. Bernards holds COVID-19 support group meeting

  5 Star Stories: The story of Memphis’ role in the road to freedom on the Underground Railroad

Memphis folklore tells of a lesser-known “conductor” on the Underground Railroad -- a man whose home served as a hideout for slaves on their journey to freedom.

  Memphis neighborhood activist says city is becoming a trash dump

A Memphis community activist wants to know why there is so much trash and illegal dumping around the city.

Virtual meeting held for new roundabout at Highway 158 and Highway 163

The meeting discussed how to use a roundabout and how they allow traffic to continue to flow.

  KLEK rebroadcasts MLK program after initially running into technical issues

The 2021 MLK Day Celebration, “Truth, Love, and Justice,” was rebroadcasted on KLEK Tuesday after running into some technical issues on Jan. 18.

  Family speaks out: Child’s $15k communication tablet stolen, JPD seeking tips and donations

Whoever broke into a car last week stole more than just a tablet. They stole a young child’s only means of communicating with her family.

Arrest made in November Forrest City murder

Authorities make an arrest in a Nov. 2020 Forrest City murder.

2,485 nuevos casos de COVID-19 mientras continúan las vacunas en Arkansas

El total de muertes sigue siendo alto con 40 personas adicionales que pierden la vida debido al virus.

Problems reported with state Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program; Hutchinson says updates coming

People have been having problems with a program that is supposed to help people who have lost their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic but have not qualified for an initial unemployment program, according to a report from content partner KARK.

Parson announces launch of new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard

On Tuesday, January 26, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard containing Missouri-specific data submitted by providers from across the state.

  Osceola STEM Academy to transition to traditional middle school

One Mississippi County school will become a traditional middle school again soon after being a charter middle school for the last eight years.

  Nonprofit expanding services and saving lives with added stress during pandemic

One nonprofit in Harrisburg is saving lives. The Restoration House is expanding their services to help those who have lost hope.

Judge tosses out lawsuit filed by businesses against the state

Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffin ruled against Fayetteville bar and restaurant owners over a lawsuit related to COVID-19.

ADH: First house cat in Arkansas tests positive for COVID-19

According to the Arkansas Department of Health, the first house cat in Arkansas recently tested positive for COVID-19.

  ADH: no additional flu-related deaths reported

According to the flu report, Arkansas had a “minimal” illness rate in the influenza-like-illness activity level for the week ending Jan. 23.

Nearly 200 additional COVID-19 deaths reported in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department reported 221 new coronavirus cases and eight more COVID-19 deaths across the county on Tuesday.

Tuesday afternoon crash shut down parts of U.S. 67 near Bradford

According to IDrive Arkansas, the crash happened southwest of Exit 65 near Bradford, impacting the outside lanes.

  New COVID-19 cases set at 2,485 as vaccinations continue in Arkansas

Within the last 24 hours, an additional 12,457 doses have been given.

  NEA participating in national event to count homeless population

A few Region 8 Counties want to put a number amount on homeless people in our communities and need your help.

Police searching for attempted murder suspect

According to the Forrest City Police Department, authorities are searching for 19-year-old Willie Summage Junior.

  Year-old murder remains a mystery to police

A year after a man was gunned down in his home, Jonesboro police continue to search for his killer.

Sheriff: Fake deputy trying to scam residents

Someone claiming to be Lt. Nick Nelson with the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office is calling residents, telling them they owe a judgment on an unanswered subpoena.

  IRS: Former Craighead Co. Clerk Kade Holliday was not filing payroll taxes

A bill from the IRS claims former Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday, indicted for wire fraud after being accused of taking more than $1.4 million from the county, was not filing payroll taxes.

Motorists urged to ‘slow down’ following morning crashes

With police and rescue crews responding Tuesday morning to multiple crashes with injuries, the head of Craighead County’s E911 center urged motorists to slow down.

Sanders as Arkansas governor would be good for Texarkana area, close friends say

Daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee is among 3 seeking the GOP nomination

  Underage drinking party ends in multiple arrests

A late night of drinking ended with multiple people, including seven teens, behind bars.

  Univ. of Arkansas student dies, cause of death unknown

A University of Arkansas student died in a fraternity restroom over the weekend. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

Protestors gather over proposed bills involving race and gender

Protestors gathered Monday at the Arkansas State Capitol steps speaking out against two bills that would prohibit certain public school courses on race, gender and social class.

  Independence County business fails COVID-19 compliance check

The ABC also inspected businesses in Crittenden, Cross, Jackson, White and Woodruff counties.

  Majority of Ridgefield Christian faculty get COVID vaccine as phase 1B continues

Southern Pharmacy held a clinic for teachers at Ridgefield Christian Monday afternoon. Nearly 20 vaccines, matching nearly all of Ridgefield’s staff, were given out at the school.

  A Better Region 8: Cases per capita high in Arkansas

As the pandemic rages on, there are numbers thrown out daily, even hourly. One number to focus on for Arkansas is cases per capita, which isn't positive right now.

New COVID-19 cases down, deaths continue to rise in Arkansas

The state of Arkansas saw a decline in new COVID-19 cases Monday as deaths continue to climb.

  NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

Several Northeast Arkansas school districts continue to report positive COVID-19 cases among their students and faculty.

  School district adds extra security around campuses

The Harrisburg School District is getting some upgrades with a new security system being installed.

  The show will go on at Collins Theatre

It’s been several months since the Collins Theatre in Paragould had a show on their stage but with the ‘go-ahead’ from the Arkansas Department of Health, they’re ready to pull back the curtains.

  School district sees more failing grades since pandemic

With the ongoing pandemic, learning has been difficult. Several school districts have seen grades go down since the pandemic began.

  COVID-19 takes toll on Kennett Humane Department

Humane Officer Tena Petix says the virus has had a big impact on the department.

  Brookland School District’s maintenance director resigns amid investigation

Last week, we reported that the Arkansas Legislative Audit was investigating the Brookland School District for possible misuse of public funds after several items reportedly came up missing.

  Man shot in chest, police searching for gunman

Police are searching for the person suspected of shooting a Jonesboro man in the chest.

Lunch-hour crash slows traffic on Red Wolf

A crash with injuries shut down one of Jonesboro’s busiest roads during the equally busy lunch hour.

Gas prices slowing upward trend

After weeks of sharply rising prices, analysts say gasoline’s upward trend has slowed significantly.

  Sheriff’s office investigating dead body found on side of the road

The Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of death of a man found on the side of a busy highway.

Ex-Trump spokeswoman Sanders running for Arkansas governor

Sanders joins a GOP race that already includes Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Power outages reported with storms

Early-morning storms knocked out power to nearly 200 people.

2 killed, 3 injured in UTV crash

Two women died and three other people suffered injuries when their utility task vehicle crashed into a tree.

  Sydney Sutherland run held in Europe

A Sydney Sutherland run was held all the way in Europe on Saturday. The run was organized by Keeley Billings, a Newport native who knew the Sutherland family and went to high school with Sydney.

  Citizens speak out against city’s non-ADA compliant parks

Several people were left angry after the last Trumann City Council meeting. There are concerns about the city’s parks. Out of the seven, none meet American with Disabilities Act compliance.

  KVMN, the first high school radio station in the state, celebrates 40th anniversary

The Cave City School District is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its radio program, KVMN. The program was the first of its kind in the state.

  Financial safeguard bill for counties headed to House floor Monday

A bill that would require counties to provide a proof of payroll tax payment and retirement system contributions will be heading to the state House this week, as lawmakers start their third week of the legislative session at the state Capitol.

Small earthquake recorded near Lilbourn, Mo.

The earthquake is part of the New Madrid Seismic Network.

COVID-19 hospitalizations, total active cases continue to fall in Arkansas

The state of Arkansas has continued to see a drop in both hospitalizations and total active COVID-19 cases, as the number of vaccine doses given to people continues to increase.

  Tennessee hospitals filled with over 2,000 COVID-19 patients, active cases surpass 45,000

The Shelby County Health Department reported 428 new coronavirus cases and five new COVID-19 deaths across the county on Sunday.

  Fire Marshal’s office continues investigation into fire at Southern Chef

The Jonesboro Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a fire that officials say is disturbing, in which a young child appeared to set fire at a store Saturday morning.

  Church hands out 300 meals to those in need

It’s no secret that the pandemic has caused food insecurity. On Saturday, the Jonesboro Worship Center fought hunger by handing out 300 meals.

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, Jan. 24-30

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

  Southeast Missouri State University students return amidst pandemic

Will the students’ return spark a rise in COVID-19 cases within the coming weeks?

One dead in crash on Highway 62 in Clay County

A Clay County man was killed Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 62 in the Pollard/McDougal area, according to the Arkansas State Police.

  West Texas Girl Scout and dad build plexiglass shield for cookie season

A Lubbock Girl Scout is using a plexiglass shield she built with her dad to keep her customers safe as they buy cookies. She'll be at Market Street on Saturday and United at 82nd & Boston on Sunday.

Active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations decrease in Arkansas

The number of active COVID-19 cases fell under 20,000 Saturday as active cases and hospitalizations both fell, according to state officials.