Man known to be armed arrested in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Bernard Gales, Jr. was arrested in the 100 block of South 8th St. without any issues.

Thieves steal historic school bell

2020 UCP Telethon to air Jan. 26

Arkansas gas prices tumble 3 cents

  Jan. 20: What you need to know

3 injured in 2-vehicle crash in Butler Co., Mo.

  Youth kick off MLK Jr. Day celebration with Sunday program

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  Vice President Pence speaks at Memphis church

MLK Day celebration events set in Jonesboro

  On visit to Memphis, Vice-President visits National Civil Rights Museum

  Vice President Mike Pence visits the Bluff City for MLK Holiday

  Gr8Job: Hathcoat becomes honorary reserve deputy in Greene County

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, Jan. 19-25

  John 3:16 Ministries holds annual Winter Blast fundraiser event

A graduate of the organization says the program changed his life and he is grateful for the new opportunities it brought him.

  A-State’s Rugby Club hosts 3rd annual Bubbles and Bingo

Things got a little bubbly Saturday morning for some competitors as they were raising funds for a good cause.

One injured in accidental shooting on Sybel Cove

Jonesboro police and emergency crews have responded to a shooting in the 2200 block of Sybel Cove, according to the Jonesboro Police Department Desk Sergeant.

  Special Olympics Arkansas hosts 2020 Polar Plunge

All proceeds will go towards the national organization, allowing those with special needs to participate in a variety of sports.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Jonesboro police, firefighters respond to crash along Red Wolf and East Johnson

Blytheville to enter HGTV Home Town Takeover contest

  Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

  Run ends for Mathis family in finals of America’s Most Musical Family

  5A basketball teams rally around official who has colon cancer

Man killed in one-vehicle crash

Suspects arrested after SCU finds 2 pounds of meth in motel room

When agents of the Jonesboro Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit knocked on the door of a local motel room, little did they know they would walk away with two suspects in custody and more than two pounds of meth.

Families receiving help from Red Cross after severe storms

Nearly 170 people have received help in recent days from the American Red Cross after severe storms, including tornadoes, hammered Northeast Arkansas.

  Missouri bill proposes library review boards, removing ‘inappropriate sexual material’

A proposed bill in Missouri's House looks to restrict content at public libraries that is deemed "inappropriate" by an elected board.

Blytheville K9 Rocko dies

A longtime former K9 with the Blytheville Police Department died this week, with officials saying the animal provided key service to the public.

  Two arrested in connection with Blytheville shooting

No bond has been set in the case, which is still under investigation.

Little Rock man indicted in mail fraud, theft case involving 9/11 fund

A Little Rock man faces nearly a dozen federal charges after both federal and state authorities say he tried to deposit a fraudulent check from the National September 11 Memorial and Museum fund.

  State Senate District 21 candidates hold heated debate Friday

Candidates for a state senate seat that impacts most of Craighead County went head to head Friday during a political forum.

  Inter-professional education event teaches students in health professions how to work together

A-State and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine held their annual inter-professional education event Friday.

Jury convicts man for attempted burglary

Xavier M. Ray, 36, was convicted by a Dunklin County Jury of the felony of attempted burglary.

  Sheriff warns of threats against law enforcement from prison gangs

The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public, and law enforcement, of violent threats they say, is coming from prison gangs.

  Memorial service announced for JPD K9 Gabo

Jonesboro police said in a Facebook post that Gabo, who had served with the department since 2012, passed away.

Dippin’ Dots recovering after explosion at manufacturing facility

Some employees went back to the office today.

  Teen accused of causing fiery fatal crash after ‘God told him to kill himself’ being sent back to mental facility until next court date

Jack Jordan, the teen accused of causing a fiery car wreck that left one woman dead after “God told him to kill himself” is now being sent back to a mental health facility until his next court appearance.

  11-year-old Jackson boy returns home after receiving new heart

He received his new heart and was discharged from the hospital after the Christmas holiday.

  Eight plead not guilty in federal, state drug bust in Jonesboro

A large-scale drug investigation netted the arrests of seven people Wednesday, along with more than five pounds of meth and six firearms, according to federal authorities.

Man wanted in connection to shots fired at Poplar Bluff, Mo. motel; reward offered

A $500 is being offered to the person with information that leads them to Walter Lee Currie Jr.'s location.

  Owner of boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit

The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.

  Dog whose mouth was sealed shut with rubberbands, is now available for adoption

St. Francis CARE is now accepting applications to adopt the dog.

Woman on quest to find late uncle’s race car

Tammi Treece-Woolly wants to find a 1938 Ford coupe. But she’s not just looking for any car. No, this particular vehicle belonged to her late uncle, Ralph Owen of Weiner.

Quick stop leaves man $100,000 richer

A quick stop at the convenience store really paid off for a southeast Missouri man.

Vice President Pence to visit Memphis for MLK holiday weekend

Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit the Bluff City Sunday for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Memphis International Airport sets sights on a travel plaza

From trains to planes and automobiles! Memphis International Airport officials have high hopes for a travel plaza on the property.

  Baby Shark coming to Arkansas this spring

Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo! Baby Shark, the star of the popular children’s song and viral video, is coming to Arkansas this spring.

Freezing weather forces several schools to close

Several school districts canceled classes Friday after sleet and freezing rain moved through the area.

  Jan. 17: What you need to know

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

  Sikeston, Mo. seventh grade student heads up drive to help foster children

Seventh grader, Caroline Blanton is heading a drive to help kids in foster care.

  Court rules parts of Missouri voter ID law as unconstitutional

Missouri’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday January, 14 that requiring a photo ID to cast a ballot is unconstitutional.

  Region 8 family hosts student from the Canary Islands

International Cultural Exchange Services is a program for foreign exchange students from over 20 countries in the world.

  Teacher on administrative leave as investigation continues

A teacher with the Jonesboro School District has been placed on administrative leave with pay as school officials continue to investigate a report the teacher may have sent two unprofessional photos to female students over Snapchat, according to Jonesboro school officials.

  2020 Race for the Cure now set

A race that honors breast cancer survivors in Region 8 will be having its fourth annual event this spring.

Bono receives loan for wastewater collection system extension

A loan from the Arkansas Water Sewer Solid Waste Fund will help customers in one Craighead County town with wastewater collection.

Jack Yancey appointed Izard County Sheriff

A longtime sheriff in Region 8 was appointed Thursday evening to serve as sheriff in Izard County.

  Authorities arrest four more people in connection with Nix murder

Four people are now in custody in connection with the murder of a man earlier this week in Greene County.

  Residents describe storm’s power surge damaging property

A town struck by last weekend's storms is suffering from major damage you can only see on the inside of homes.

  City of Hoxie applies for grant, hoping to improve drainage issues

Hoxie city council passed a resolution at the January council meeting to start looking into grants for a drainage project.

  Jumpstart Ministries looking to expand rehab program

Jumpstart Ministries in Region 8 is looking to expand its rehab program.

  Police investigating vehicle fire at dealership

The vehicle was found in flames, with a soaked rag stuck in the gas tank, officials said.

Both sides reach agreement in Jonesboro sidewalk lawsuit case

A lawsuit filed by a Jonesboro man in federal court challenging the city’s lack of sidewalks and accessibility under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act has been dismissed after both sides formally agreed to a settlement.

‘What a glorious day’: Arkansas inmates get baptized while in jail

The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office made a big announcement concerning the spirituality of their inmates.

Manila police investigate body found at house

A body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy after being discovered earlier this week at a house in Manila, according to Manila Police Chief Chris Hill.

Former jailer pleads guilty to ‘kissing and rubbing on’ female inmates

A former jailer will not spend time behind bars for sexually assaulting two female inmates.

All employees not obeying vaccine directive at Univ. of Arkansas

The state Health Department says there had been 37 mumps cases at UA as of Friday, 1/10.

Legislation filed in Mo. to fight call ‘spoofing’

House Bill 2175 would add call spoofing to Missouri’s existing no-call list statute.

Poplar Bluff police identify man in connection to toy theft

Detective Mustain said the man left the store with a cart full of toys.

  I-155 bridge, casino in Caruthersville, Mo. re-opened after barge crash

The bridge will be closed for an unknown amount of time

  Hayti, Mo. woman seriously injured in crash

Both drivers were wearing safety devices at the time of the crash.

  Greensborough Village plans to open this Spring

Greensborough Village has made progress in the last few months.

  Trumann student competes in international art competition

Lions Clubs International conducts a worldwide peace poster contest and several of local clubs participate.

  New marketing push for old Citizens Bank building downtown

There is a possible change coming to Downtown Jonesboro. The Citizens Bank building has a new sign up

  Heartland farmers “cautiously optimistic” about new China trade agreement

Heartland farmers are calling the trade agreement a great step forward, but want to see if China will uphold their commitment to buy more in U.S. goods.

  Changes to ‘road rage’ bill could make it easier to catch suspects

New video has been released of the suspects in a road rage shooting that shut down Sam Cooper Boulevard. Now a local lawmaker is vowing to PASS a bill to toughen sentences for road rage shootings.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Jackson Street in Harrisburg to close Thursday for work on railroad

A railroad crossing in one area town will be closed starting Thursday morning, city officials said.

  Sen. Boozman discusses impeachment as trial approaches

The House voted 228-193 to send the articles to the Senate on Wednesday.

WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson passes away

WWE Hall of Famer and former World Tag Team Champion Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has passed away at age 75.

  Students get K9 Ozzy at school

A new student is on the Brookland Elementary Campus, he’s two years old and goes by the name Ozzy.

SkyCop cameras installed across Jonesboro

Jonesboro police and crews with City Water and Light were busy Thursday installing three SkyCop cameras throughout the city.

  Free filing, information services to local Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Jonesboro saw some out of town visitors Wednesday.

  Greene County voters can now vote at any site

Big changes are coming for Greene County voters, starting this year.