Pillow sentenced to two years in prison

A former Greene County Sheriff’s Department lieutenant who was arrested in 2019 in connection with a public corruption case will spend the next two years in federal prison.

Gov. Hutchinson, legislative leadership discuss state budget; $700 million long-term reserve expected by June 30

Water filling stations now required in Arkansas schools

1M vaccines administered in Arkansas but “more shots in arms needed”

UPDATE: Endangered Silver Advisory Alert canceled for missing woman

Chris Stapleton to bring his ‘All American Road Show’ to FedExForum

  Blytheville HS to hold prom at Haley Field

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Report: Oaklawn opens new luxury resort hotel

Food distribution event held in North Jonesboro

  Local distilleries now able to distribute own products

  Community members react to former police officer Derek Chauvin’s verdict

  Despite no active cases, Sharp Co. Jail still feeling COVID effects

Arkansas reports 352 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

GIRLS Act, 2nd Amendment bills approved in legislature, abortion bill signed into law

Lawmakers approve several bills as the session winds down.

Park shooting sends man to hospital, another to jail

A shooting at a local park sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries and another to jail.

  Medical Marijuana Commission approves dispensary’s move to Jonesboro

Craighead County will soon be home to two medical marijuana dispensaries.

Mo. transgender bill advances in House

House lawmakers voted 100-51 on Wednesday to add the proposal to another bill.

Region 8 COVID-19 death toll

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash at Hilltop causes significant traffic delays

Attorney General: Package text delivers trouble to consumers

  Tennessee lawmakers set to vote on measure banning choke holds and no-knock warrants

  2 killed in head-on collision

  Black Oak mayor pushing for new sewer line

Distrito está considerando la semana escolar de 4 días, los padres abordan las inquietudes

Las principales preocupaciones de los padres eran su acceso a un cuidado infantil adecuado los viernes, los estudiantes del Programa de Intervención Temprana (EIP) y el bienestar mental de los estudiantes en general.

  BIC considering 4-day school week, parents address concerns

A public meeting was held Tuesday night for feedback on the 4-day school week proposal.

La junta escolar despide a la maestra acusada de sujetar a los estudiantes al escritorio

“No es una decisión fácil. Ninguna de estas son decisiones fáciles porque está afectando la vida de las personas “, dijo el superintendente, Gene Weeks.

  School board terminates teacher accused of taping students to desk

“It’s not an easy decision. None of these are easy decisions because you’re affecting people’s lives,” said Greene County Tech Superintendent Gene Weeks.

Police investigate aggravated robbery

Jonesboro police investigate after a gun was shot at a woman and daughter while looking at a car to buy.

Bill looks to cleanup absentee ballots issues in Arkansas

The Absentee Voting Integrity Act of 2021, SB701, looks to clean up issues with absentee ballots.

Twin brothers continue to cut hair after 60 years

Even after 60 years of cutting hair, one barbershop in Batesville is still going strong in the same spot.

  Police: 4-year-old boy witnessed mom stab dad

“My dad pushed my mom and my mom got a knife and did like that,” the boy said according to the release.

  City council approves cottage housing; private club permit

The Jonesboro City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday to bring cottage housing to the city.

Power outages reported in Region 8

As cold weather plunges into Region 8, several power outages are reported.

The murky future of the U.S. cruise industry

State and industry leaders are still seeking clarity on a timeline for the resumption of cruise operations in the United States.

  Abandoned apartment building fire under investigation

An abandoned apartment fire in Jonesboro is being investigated as arson.

$1,050 worth of lumber stolen from construction site

In a time where lumber prices are skyrocketing, Jonesboro police reported a theft of more than a thousand dollars worth of lumber from a construction site.

  Brookland, Craighead County looks to improve dangerous intersection

A highway with blazing speeds meet what many call a dangerous intersection.

  Pharmacy sees increase in vaccine hesitancy after pause on Johnson and Johnson

The pause on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine has left some questioning the safety of other COVID-19 vaccines, with some even canceling their second dose.

  Clay County seeing crashes with more farm equipment on roads

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller says this time of the year, along with harvest season in October, is when he sees farm equipment on the road most often, leading to potentially multiple crashes in a short period of time.

  County confirming voter registration records through mail

The clerk’s office started sending out mailers about two weeks ago.

  Hutchinson: We expect to have one million Arkansans either partially or fully vaccinated this week

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said, "We need you to get vaccinated for the good of the state, for the good of the community, and for your own health."

  JPD: Man dies following crash at Nettleton & Red Wolf

A Jonesboro man injured in a crash Monday afternoon on Red Wolf Boulevard has died.

UPDATE: Missing Trumann woman found

Within minutes of issuing a BOLO (be on the lookout) for a missing elderly woman, Trumann police say she had been located.

Judge convicts man ‘coerced’ into sexually assaulting child

A Poinsett County man who claimed a young girl “coerced him” into performing sexual acts on her will spend nearly 10 years in prison.

  Traffic Alert: 2 helicopters called to Hwy. 49 crash

At least two air ambulances responded to a three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Highway 49.

  Indoor plant sales increase amid pandemic

An old-time hobby has caused indoor plant sales to skyrocket during the pandemic.

  Conversaciones Comunitarias: Nuevas leyes en Arkansas para ayudar a los inmigrantes

Reith cree que los legisladores ahora comprenden a la comunidad de inmigrantes en el estado y están trabajando arduamente para apoyarlos.

New treatment for heart disease available in Northeast Arkansas

A media release from NEA Baptist says heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women, with more than 600,000 people in the US dying of heart disease.

DACA students can now receive professional licenses

DACA students can now receive professional licenses after Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill into law Monday.

Bill could require school nurses to undergo additional training

A new bill discussed at the state capitol could require more training for school nurses.

Man arrested on NWA aggravated robbery warrant

The Pocahontas Police Department arrested a man wanted in a double shooting investigation in Fort Smith.

  Parole not recommended for man convicted of killing Pocahontas officer

The man accused of killing a police officer three decades ago learned the fate of his request for clemency Monday.

  $9 million school expansion project near completion

Students and teachers say that the new facilities will improve education and get students more interested and involved.

  A Better Region 8: Finding the best in Region 8 communities

Communities can lose their identity when we all start to think as a team and not as individual communities.

  Lumber price increase impacts construction company

One Jonesboro construction company says with a 180% increase in lumber prices, it is making it tough to build at a reasonable price.

  Frost brings potential problems for gardeners

With the threat of potential frost this week, here are some tips to help you protect your plants and vegetables if you've already started planting.

Arkansas reports 59 new coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths

Arkansas has reported 59 new coronavirus cases and five more deaths from the illness the virus causes.

  Cashing in on CARES: Pandemic relief money used to buy luxury cars, new homes

The federal government is cracking down on people it says fraudulently applied for and, in some cases, received money through pandemic relief funding programs.

  Sheriff: 2 pounds of meth found in camper, 3 arrested

Deputies arrested three people after they say a search of a camper turned up two pounds of meth.

  Craighead County Circuit Clerk warns of jury duty scam

Craighead County court officials are warning residents of a new scam making the rounds.

Gov. Hutchinson looking to make ‘America Strong and Free’

In an exclusive Sunday interview with content partner Talk Business & Politics, Hutchinson said he plans to start a political action effort for education advocacy and to raise money for GOP candidates across the United States.

  Hundreds of Girl Scouts participate in jamboree event after over one year of canceled events

Hundreds of Girl Scouts were at Crowley’s Ridge State Park in Paragould this weekend participating in a jamboree event. After over one year of canceled events, a few girl scouts say that they’re glad to be able to come together finally.

  WATCH: N.C. man throws rabid bobcat after it attacks wife in wild video

A Pender County couple was attacked in their driveway by a rabid bobcat earlier this week.

Black Lives Matter, rainbow crosswalks unveiled in Memphis

A Black Lives Matter and a rainbow crosswalk were unveiled in Midtown Memphis over the weekend.

  Two Sikeston shootings reported 10 minutes apart; both victims shot in leg

According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety (DPS) Chief Jim McMillen, two shootings were reported in Sikeston just 10 minutes apart.

  A-State students hold 5K for lymphoma research

Dozens came out for a 5K at Arkansas State University benefiting the Lymphoma Research Foundation and to honor the Freeman family who is affected by lymphoma.

Budget, courts, 2nd Amendment, constitutional amendments on agenda this week at Capitol

There are several major issues on the agenda this week at the state Capitol in Little Rock as lawmakers continue work before a scheduled recess on April 30.

  Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center hosts volunteer meet and greet

The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center had a volunteer meet and greet on Saturday. People learned more about volunteer opportunities and signed up to get involved, all while enjoying some free food.

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, April 18-24

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

  Portageville Police Chief retires, son takes over

On May 5, his son will continue his legacy and walk through these doors as the new Portageville Police Chief.

  Gym honors police officer killed in the line of duty

On Saturday, several people hit the gym at Griffin Training Center in Jonesboro to raise weights and money to honor his life and the family he left behind.

  Rural hospitals fighting to keep, attract nurses

“As a rural facility, we’re kind of out of sight, out of mind,” Stevens said. “We can’t always compete with the pay and benefits and the housing market even that they can have in a larger metro area.”

  NEA leaders meet to discuss economic development

Concerns over economic development in Region 8 caused local leaders to meet Friday to unite and find ways to keep money in Northeast Arkansas.

  Fans anticipating Pack Day Spring Game

A-State fans say that this year's Pack Day Spring Game feels "almost normal".

  Man arrested after lengthy standoff with Jonesboro police

A $250,000 cash bond was set Friday for a Central Arkansas man who was involved in a nearly six-and-a-half-hour standoff with Jonesboro police Thursday evening.

New law to help educate, help Arkansans impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia

The law created the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Advisory Council in the state of Arkansas, plus provided for the implementation of a state Alzheimer’s plan.

Two men working to open livestock auction near Thayer, Mo.

A new business in Thayer, Missouri will create jobs and generate new revenue for the area.

Investigation underway after 8 people killed at FedEx facility in Indiana

Authorities say the gunman fired shots inside and outside of the facility.

  Barnett sworn in as Randolph County Judge

Previous Judge David Jansen announced his retirement back in March after 16 years in office, due to cancer. Jansen passed the gavel off to Barnett with many in attendance surprising Jansen as he prepares for retirement.

Heartland athletes compete in Special Olympics Spring Games in Poplar Bluff

On April 16, athletes from across the Heartland came to the Fred M. Morrow Stadium in Poplar Bluff to compete in the Southeast Area Special Olympics spring games.

Amber Alert canceled in Ava, Mo.; child found safe

An Amber Alert was canceled after a 5-year-old boy was found safe on Friday, April 16.