1 dead, 6 rescued, search on for 12 others after boat capsizes south of Louisiana

The United States Coast Guard is assisting in the search for ‘multiple people in the water’ after at least one vessel capsized during a severe storm near Grand Isle, LA this afternoon.

  ‘We’re excited:’ Rural superintendents react to increase in teacher salary

Silver Alert inactivated for Cleburne County man

Thayer man arrested in child molestation case

  3 wanted in connection to murder turn themselves in

Trial date set in Sutherland case

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

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Arkansas reports 220 new coronavirus cases, 7 more deaths

  Students improve emergency response and evacuation plan for school

Several Region 8 elected officials take stand on Second Amendment

Renters bill passes Ark. Senate, heads to the House

  Alternative to initial hate crimes bill signed into law

Region 8 COVID-19 death toll

Missing New Madrid County man found safe

Deputies say the New Madrid County man was found safe.

American Airlines launching seasonal nonstop Memphis-Orlando flight in June

American Airlines is launching seasonal weekly nonstop service between Memphis International Airport and Orlando International Airport June 5.

  Bond set for woman accused of setting man’s house on fire

A Jonesboro woman was in court Wednesday on an arson charge after police say she admitted to setting fire to a man’s house.

Yadi makes history, catches 2,000 games for same team

Yadier Molina became the first catcher in the MLB to catch 2,000 games for the same team.

Oh deer! Memphis Zoo announces birth of rare Pere David’s Deer fawn, classified extinct in the wild

  Searcy man dies in pedestrian vs. car wreck

  AT&T customer says scammers stole over $7K after hacking her phone

  Jonesboro restaurants seeing decline in staff

  NCAA Championships could bypass the Mid-South over anti-transgender bills

  Witness describes shootings at Koshkonong, Mo. convenience store

  Lyon College football team wants to honor memory of fallen teammate

One college football team wants to honor the memory of their fallen teammate by erecting a permanent memorial in his honor.

  I-555 construction faces frustrating challenges

Some have expressed their frustrations as work continues on the I-555 project.

  Arkansans spending quite a bit of money on medical marijuana

According to Scott Hardin, spokesperson for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, Arkansans are spending nearly $900,000 each day on medical marijuana.

  Earliest built homes in Arkansas reopen

BRTC's Project REACH first opened to the public 10 years ago, but its history goes all the way back to the 1800s, history that the families of the project carry to this day.

  Risks of Johnson and Johnson vaccine explained; patient shares thoughts

On Tuesday, the FDA and the CDC recommended pausing the use of the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the U.S.

SEMO District Fair set for Sept. 11-18

The SEMO District Fair is set for September 11-18.

ACA enrollment extended: What you need to know

Through changes in the American Rescue Plan, you might also qualify for reduced or zero premiums.

ADH: Flu remains “minimal” in the state; 18 related deaths

According to the flu report, the Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 18 flu-related deaths. The state remains at a "minimal" activity level.

  Section of Highway 141 reopened after closing due to culvert issue

A section of Highway 141 reopened Tuesday afternoon after being closed due to a culvert issue.

Effort to keep Arkansas Medicaid plan falls short in House

Legislation that would keep Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion another year has fallen short of the votes needed in the state House.

  Woman charged with attempted murder, accused of shooting into Burger King drive-thru window

Police say 32-year-old Keona Jackson was upset about the wait at the restaurant drive-thru and argued with several employees before grabbing a gun, leaning into the window and opening fire.

Law enforcement to crack down on drugged driving on 420

Law enforcement will be out April 16-21 to crack down on drugged drivers.

  Hutchinson: “Don’t wait, we’re in a race against time and need to avoid another spike in cases.”

“No one should delay getting a vaccination just because of Johnson & Johnson issue,” said Hutchinson.

  Body found in ditch identified

Investigators have identified a man’s body found in a Poinsett County ditch.

  2 dead after motor home fire in New Madrid Co., Mo.

Investigators say a heating element caused a fire inside of the motor home. It’s believed both victims died from smoke inhalation.

  Police searching for ‘greedy’ trio who stole TVs

Police say the three suspects walked into the Parker Road Walmart on April 8 and walked out with two large televisions.

  Federal pause on vaccine forces clinic cancellations

A decision by the federal government to pause the administration of certain COVID-19 vaccines has forced several health units to cancel their vaccine clinics.

Vaccinate Region 8: Where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine

A list of COVID-19 vaccine clinics available in Region 8.

Missouri House votes against proof-of-vaccine mandates

The Missouri House has voted to ban private businesses from requiring proof of vaccination from either employees or customers.

Power back on after backhoe snags line in Cave City

A backhoe on a trailer snagged a phone line breaking three poles.

  NCAA may bar Mid-South from holding championship events after passing transgender sports laws

The NCAA backed transgender athletes by saying it won’t hold championship events in locations that aren’t “free of discrimination”.

  Jonesboro man pushing for revitalization at Northside Park

A Jonesboro native wants to revitalize Northside Park.

  Police search for suspects in gas station burglary

Police are looking for two suspects who broke into a Hardy gas station early Sunday and ran away with insert trays from a cash register, along with cash.

Cadets honor Trumann officer with donation to C.O.P.S

After a presentation, the class came up with the idea to raise money for the organization.

  District court files lawsuit against county judge over hiring process

The lawsuit stems from a hiring dispute.

Traffic pattern on I-555 in Jonesboro changing Wednesday

A new traffic pattern is coming to a busy section of Interstate 555 in Jonesboro.

Police need help identifying owner/operator of truck seen near Morgan Nick disappearance

The Alma Police Department wants your help in identifying the owner of a truck with a camper shell known to be at the ball field Morgan Nick was kidnapped from on June 9, 1995.

Woman arrested after attempting to set car on fire

A woman suspected of arson is behind bars after Jonesboro police said she set a vehicle on fire and tried to hide from officers.

Student accused of shooting classmate appears in court

A 15-year-old student accused of fatally shooting his classmate appeared in court on Monday.

Student at Tenn. high school identified as suspect, killed in shooting

One male was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

  Teachers react to governor signing salary raising bills

With Senate Bill 504 and House Bill 1614 signed into law, teachers at Marked Tree School District say it will improve the education system in the state and will improve teacher retention rates.

  High school students learn new skills after school purchases laser system

One Marked Tree teacher hopes their new Rabbit Laser System helps students gain future job opportunities for his students.

Victims identified in deadly convenience store shooting

Detectives are investigating a shooting at a convenience store in Koshkonong, Mo. that left three people injured, and another person dead.

A Better Region 8: Gator Giveaway a huge success

The raffle-style fundraiser raised $250,000 to help three food banks in Region 8 to help ensure children don't go hungry.

  Rural broadband expansion included in American Jobs Plan

Over a quarter of Arkansans live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure.

  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.

Pandemic paperwork backlog leaves Veterans in limbo

"I’m [part] crying because of my father-in-law, and I’m [part] just livid that this is the state we’re in," said Melissa Hoaglan, relative of a recently deceased service member.

  Gov. Hutchinson signs bills raising median teacher salary

Governor Asa Hutchinson signed two bills Monday afternoon that will raise the median teacher salary by $2,000.

Man accused of soliciting boys for sex facing new charges

A man accused of offering teenage boys alcohol in exchange for sex now faces even more charges.

  Woman sentenced for fatal drunk driving crash

A woman involved in a crash that claimed the life of a teen will spend the next 8 years in prison.

CVS to provide free COVID-19 vaccines in Jonesboro, Paragould

CVS Health announced Monday it will begin providing free COVID-19 vaccinations at 16 locations in Arkansas, including Jonesboro and Paragould.

Analyst: Gas prices ‘tied to the hip’ of the COVID situation

“Make no mistake, gas prices this year will be tied to the hip of the Covid situation.”

  Child dies in rollover crash

A child died and three other people were injured Sunday in a rollover crash.

  At least 12 shot, 5 dead after violent weekend in Memphis

Police are investigating multiple weekend shootings that injured at least nine and left two people dead.

  Group helps rescue cat stuck in tree for 18 days

Sparkles had been stuck 60 feet in a tree for 18 days before she was finally rescued.

  Doctor shortage puts strain on local practice

In the past decade, rural counties in the Arkansas Delta have lost half of their primary care doctors.

  City teams up with radio station to honor volunteers

Most nonprofits cannot function without their volunteers. That’s why the City of Jonesboro and radio station KLEK say they’re teaming up to honor those who selflessly give back for an entire week.

Hate crimes, teacher salaries, Gabo’s Law on agenda this week at Capitol

The House is expected to vote Monday on SB622, a bill that would delay release from prison for certain offenders until the offender has served at least 80% of his or her sentence if the suspect purposely targeted the victim.

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, April 11-17

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

  Prosecutor releases new information in deadly convenience store shooting

Police are investigating a shooting at a convenience store in Koshkonong, Mo. that killed one, and injured three others.

Keep Jonesboro Beautiful has first Community Clean-Up Day

Keep Jonesboro Beautiful had its first Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday. Volunteers say this is a great way for kids to get involved with the community and keep Jonesboro clean.

Miracle League finally has opening game after postponed season

After waiting one year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Miracle League of Jonesboro had their season opener Saturday.

New Arkansas virus cases, per capita, lowest in the nation

Data from Johns Hopkins University on Saturday shows Arkansas’ number of new coronavirus cases per capita during the past two weeks is the lowest in the nation.

  Food box serves as blessing to Piggott community

Complete with a chalkboard message and a standup refrigerator donated by a neighbor, the box hopes to serve as a blessing to the community.

  Region 8 reacts to Biden executive action on guns

The Second Amendment has been argued over for decades. And with the increasing number of mass shootings in America, the flames of debate are only growing stronger.

  1st Choice Healthcare gets $3.6 million COVID grant

CEO Brigitte McDonald says they’re focusing on getting as many people vaccinated as possible, focusing on smaller communities in rural areas.

  Despite autopsy, police still don’t know how businessman died

Months after his body was discovered at his used car lot, police still don’t know how a businessman died.

  Blytheville head football coach placed on paid administrative leave after arrest

A Blytheville man who serves as the school’s head football coach will appear in court after an arrest in a domestic battery case.