A-State graduation goes on despite earlier heavy rain

Hundreds of A-State students were celebrated Saturday morning at Spring Commencement.

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

  VFW post holds breakfast fundraiser

  Paragould Farmers Market has rainy but successful opening

  EXCLUSIVE: Jason Wolfenbarger arrested by FBI, Greene County Sheriff says

Region 8 COVID-19 death toll

Little Rock man’s body found along Interstate 40 near Morgan

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4 suspects arrested in connection to shooting of MPD officer, ATF agent

  ArDOT provides update on status of future I-57

  Habitat for Humanity faces setbacks from COVID-19

  Construction set to start at Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library

  Man rescued after being stuck in grain bin

Man uses stolen debit card to pay off court fines, police say

Woman arrested after threatening to stab couple

A Poinsett County woman faces aggravated assault and terroristic threatening charges after Jonesboro police say she threatened to stab a couple.

Man accused of sexually assaulting girl since she was 11 years old

The victim told an Arkansas State Police investigator that Terry Vincent Harrison, 64, “molested” her when she went to his home.

  ArDOT renames overpass after Sydney Sutherland

A Jackson County overpass will be renamed after Sydney Sutherland.

  Arkansas to drop out of federal supplemental unemployment program, officials say

The governor said he will ask DWS to provide job search assistance for people still receiving unemployment benefits “so that they may transition back to employment.”

  NEA Regional Solid Waste Management District terminates executive director, conducting immediate audit of district’s finances

  Jonesboro police respond to shots fired call at Northside Park

  Jonesboro Pre-K raises over $15,000 for St. Jude

Counterfeit shipment of Gucci and Chanel seized at port of Memphis

MPD: 2 law enforcement officers shot near Medical District

Wanted fugitive taken into custody in Stoddard Co.

  Man gunned down in parking lot, ASP investigating

A man is in police custody, suspected in a parking lot shooting that left another man dead.

Scheduled vaccine clinic at Mark Twain National Forest canceled

A COVID-19 vaccination scheduled for Saturday, May 8 in Doniphan at the Eleven Point Ranger District office has been canceled.

Foreigner bringing greatest hits tour to Little Rock

Fans of Foreigner will be hot blooded when the “jukebox heroes” come to Arkansas this summer.

  Woman killed in semi-truck collision

A 54-year-old woman died Thursday when her SUV collided with a semi-truck.

  May 7: What you need to know

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

  Business adopts out several cats shortly after opening

We all know the importance of finding furry friends a loving home. One business in Paragould has made a huge difference after being open just since February.

  Several participate in National Day of Prayer at area church

The National Day of Prayer was Thursday, and dozens came out to Walnut Street Baptist Church in Jonesboro.

Mobile mammography helping to “Bridge the Great Health Divide”

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Getting access to a screening mammogram should not stand in their way.

  Sen. Boozman meets with Northeast Arkansas leaders

Parts of Northeast Arkansas received a visit from a U.S. senator Thursday. Sen. John Boozman met with leaders in multiple Region 8 counties.

  VFW post funds new computer lab, other projects with grant

VFW Post 2242 is ready to make a big impact on local veterans, thanks to funding awarded through the CARES Act grant.

  Craighead County District Court adds new resource for public

The Craighead County District Court just introduced a central location to find information. Now if you want to look up case information or pay a citation you can do all that on your phone, in one place.

  Two arrested after drugs, weapons found in search

A pair of Mississippi County residents are facing drug and weapons charges after authorities found marijuana, ecstasy, and five weapons during a search late last month.

  Industries struggle to fill job openings

NEA Regional Intermodal Authority says many industries in northeast Arkansas are struggling to fill open positions. Peco Foods tells us it has 500 positions it needs to fill at the Pocahontas location alone.

  Bootheel Area Crisis Intervention Team works to help respond to mental health crises

The Bootheel Area Crisis Intervention Team is made up of law enforcement and local mental health service providers.

Arkansas Supreme Court: Remove Nine Plant Board members now

Saying there was a major separation of powers issue involved, the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a decision by a Pulaski County circuit judge, saying members of the state Plant Board who were unconstitutionally appointed must be removed now.

Whataburger to open new location in Southaven

Whataburger will replace the old TGI Fridays building on Goodman Rd.

  Kennett man facing second-degree murder charge

A man is accused of hitting and killing another man with a vehicle.

Malco sets opening date for new Jonesboro cinema

Malco Theatres announced Thursday when it will pull back the curtains on Jonesboro’s newest cinema.

  Another round of severe storms dump hail, heavy rains

Meteorologist Bryan McCormick says there is a low risk of severe weather Thursday afternoon across the eastern part of Region 8.

Celebrate National Teachers’ Week

Help us celebrate National Teachers Week by sharing a photo of your favorite educator.

  Insurance agency explains how to make sure your home is covered for severe weather

With the severe weather we just faced, you may be wondering if your home’s storm damage is covered by insurance. An insurance agency explains the best way to make a claim.

  Woman arrested after spitting in deputy’s face, authorities say

A Craighead County woman faces several charges after authorities say she spit in the face of a sheriff’s deputy while completely nude earlier this week.

  Foster care group expands to Craighead County

The Greene County Foster Parents Association is expanding its services to Craighead County. Right now, they’re looking for a facility for a clothing closet and a visitor center.

  Wynne Sports Complex pond set to open May 8

An area pond will be open this weekend, with people able to catch catchable-sized catfish.

One in custody after person struck by vehicle in Harrisburg

A Poinsett County man will be facing an attempted murder charge after authorities say he struck a man with a vehicle Wednesday evening in Harrisburg.

  Tornado damages mobile home; trees down in Oak Grove Heights

A mobile home was damaged as a result of an EF-0 tornado in Oak Grove Heights.

  Police: Suspect rammed patrol cars with stolen vehicle

A man accused of stealing a car is in the hospital after police say he rammed into their cruisers before leading them on a high-speed chase.

  A-State receives $6.4 million grant for art education

A $6.4 million grant has been given to A-State in support of the university’s efforts in art education.

  Body sent to crime lab as police continue investigation into ‘suspicious death’

A body found earlier this week in Newport has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock to help determine the cause of death, officials said Wednesday.

  Walnut Ridge residents continue to clean up after storm

People in Lawrence County are still cleaning up after Tuesday morning’s storm.

  Gov. Hutchinson visits dedication of St. Francis Water Trail

The new trail runs 10 miles long and connects to St. Francis Lake that covers about 35,000 acres in total space.

  JFD investigating origin of house fire

The fire was at a home on East Johnson Avenue and Miller Street in Jonesboro.

  NWS: Preliminary EF-0 tornado reported in Oak Grove Heights, Hayti

The National Weather Service has ruled that the storm damage in Oak Grove Heights this week was caused by an EF-0 tornado.

Nearly 2,700 Entergy Arkansas customers without power in Pocahontas area

Nearly 2,700 Entergy Arkansas customers west of Pocahontas were without power Wednesday evening, with power expected to be restored Thursday evening.

  Report: Josh Duggar granted release Thursday; hefty list of stipulations

A reality television star from Northwest Arkansas arrested last week on suspicion of federal child pornography-related charges was granted release Wednesday by a federal judge.

Hernandez to be inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame

Hernandez will be joining Tom Herr, John Tudor and Bill White in the class of 2020.

Law Expert: Democrats could use budget reconciliation to pass infrastructure priorities

President Biden is hitting the road to promote his sweeping infrastructure plan. He’ll travel to New Orleans and Lake Charles Thursday for another leg of his “Getting America Back on Track Tour.”

  Mass casualty incident training held at Three Rivers College

Students at Three Rivers College participated in an earthquake-simulated mass casualty training session.

Arkansas officer shot while responding to disturbance call

Prairie Grove Police Officer Tyler Franks was struck three times and was taken to a hospital.

AMBER ALERT canceled: 2-year-old Mo. girl found safe

An Amber Alert for a 2-year-old girl was canceled after police say she was found safe.

Downtown road closures begin for World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

Memphis in May says traffic disruption will be minimal and the closures will last 14 days.

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

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

Parson directs state workers to go back to the office

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has directed all state employees to return to in-person work in the office by May 17.

  First National Bank expanding with acquisition of Citizens Bank in Tennessee

First National Bank announced Wednesday it will expand into the Nashville, Tennessee market after signing an agreement to acquire Citizens Bank in Tennessee.

  Man sentenced after pleading guilty to incest

A judge sentenced a Craighead County man to 5 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to incest.

  Resolution approved for Community Development Block Grant action plan budget

At the Tuesday city council meeting, a resolution moved forward for the Community Development Block Grant action plan budget.

  Jonesboro Shooting Sports Complex to be completed by August

Jonesboro is getting one step closer to open the much-anticipated shooting sports complex. Police Chief Rick Elliott says the complex is expected to be completed by August.

JPD receives tips of phone scam

Jonesboro Police Department warns of “A SCAM” going around.

No tornado damage found in Lawrence & Randolph Counties

The National Weather Service in Little Rock confirmed no tornado damage was found after storms moved Tuesday morning through Lawrence and Randolph Counties.

  Small community suffers big damage from storms

Located just off Highway 67, the Manson community is cleaning up.

  Hundreds of homeowners recovering from overnight storms

While some homes had minimal damage, others weren’t as lucky. As the city worked to restore power, others were working to get tree limbs off of their roof.

  Arkansas budget surplus grows to nearly $717M for year

Arkansas’ finance office says the state’s surplus for the current fiscal year has grown to nearly $717 million.

  Walnut Ridge businesses work to clean up storm damage

Several people are out in Walnut Ridge to help businesses pick up what was left after an early Tuesday morning storm.

Three Rivers College to hold Mass Casualty Training event on Poplar Bluff campus

Three Rivers College will hold its biannual mass casualty training event on Wednesday, May 5, in the Bess Activity Center on the Poplar Bluff Campus of Three Rivers College.

  Former Parma, Mo. city leaders charged; Galloway releases follow-up audit

According to Nicole Galloway, the follow-up audit showed current city leaders are moving in the right direction.

  GOV: “In 90 days, we want 50% of Arkansans to be vaccinated.”

To reach the goal, 20.9% of those in Craighead need to get vaccinated. The number is even greater in other Region 8 counties.

Crews survey storm damage around Kennett

Fire crews were out surveying storm damage on Tuesday morning, May 4.

  Former GOP chairman running for lieutenant governor

Former Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman Doyle Webb announced Tuesday his candidacy for the office of lieutenant governor.