Several measures approved in virtual meeting as COVID-19 forces chamber doors to close

There was a full agenda for city council officials Tuesday, but it all happened virtually as the doors were closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Silver Alert issued for missing Portia man

  Pinot’s Palette to close doors in January 2021

  Unofficial numbers: Leggett defeats Allison in Jonesboro City Clerk race

Investigation underway after dogs fatally shot, dumped in Craighead County

Arvest Foundation donates $10,000 to help keep A-State students enrolled

  Man speaks out after friends die in Izard County plane crash

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Newport native moves on to next round of “The Voice”

  FedExForum makes safety changes ahead of Grizzlies, Tigers basketball games

  ADH: No new flu deaths reported, school absentee rate rises

  Lake Poinsett set to be restored within next year

  Sheriff: Man accused of raping a child multiple times, including with blow-up doll, is dead

  Chamber of Commerce hosts “25 Days of Shopping Local”

Ex-Arizona politician gets 6 years in Marshallese adoption scheme

The sentence issued Tuesday in Arkansas to former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen is the first of three punishments he’ll face.

Dining rooms empty by choice, not bad business

A couple of restaurants decided to shift their services to be better off financially by closing dining rooms.

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

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

  Arkansas sees new record for hospitalizations at 1,074

Hospitalizations in the state of Arkansas are at a record high.

  14-month-old scalded by bath water dies; Mother charged with abuse, homicide

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash shuts down Johnson Avenue

Bad Bunny is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2020

Some Christmas parades are still on, some are not

1 killed, 2 seriously injured in crash

  ABC board says ’trouble normally starts later at night’ concerning compliance checks

  Dr. Romero addresses Arkansas hospitalizations, reassures vaccine safety

He says the state could have its first allotment of Pfizer’s vaccine by the end of next week.

Man arrested after gun and pipe found in traffic stop

A Brookland man is behind bars after police found a gun and a broken glass pipe in a vehicle he was riding in, police say

  Highland School District returns to in-person learning

When Highland went virtual in mid-November, it wasn’t due to COVID cases among students.

  Hospitalizations put strain on Jonesboro hospital

Two Jonesboro hospitals react to an increase in hospitalizations.

  Police chief resigning at end of year

After 20 years as a law enforcement officer, Trumann Police Chief Chadwick Henson said Monday he is stepping down.

  High utilization of credit cards could drop credit score

With the holidays in full effect, there is high utilization of credit cards in stores and online.

  Salvation Army offering shelter from the cold

The Salvation Army in Jonesboro announced Monday it would open its doors to people seeking shelter from the cold weather.

  NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

Just months after the start of a new school year, several Northeast Arkansas school districts have begun reporting positive COVID-19 cases among their students and faculty.

  A Better Region 8: Women Accomplishments

In more than 200 years of our nation’s history, women have made great strides and have come a tremendously long way.

Governor: “Hospitalizations will continue to strain our health care system”

Another day for record hospitalizations in Arkansas with 1,063 hospitalized, up 33 from Sunday.

  NEAHS discusses gifting puppies and kittens before the holiday season

As families finish checking their Christmas lists, many may consider gifting a puppy or kitten for Christmas. Northeast Arkansas Humane Society suggests weighing your options.

  City clerk candidates hope to win in Tuesday’s runoff election

At the end of Tuesday night, Deputy City Clerk April Leggett and Linda Allison fell short of 50% on the unofficial poll numbers.

  Active virus cases surpass 41,000 in Tennessee with more than 7,000 new cases reported

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 283 new coronavirus cases two more deaths.

  Sheriff: Mom’s boyfriend put 5-year-old out of car for “being unruly” before he was hit, killed by another vehicle

A 5-year-old child has died after being hit by a vehicle in Fort Mitchell Sunday evening.

MFD: 2 children, 1 adult dead after house fire

The Memphis Fire Department responded to a house fire early this morning that killed two children and one man.

  Gas prices tick upward as demand plummets

In the past week, the cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Arkansas rose slightly as consumers put the brakes on holiday travel.

  Krystal coming to Caraway Road

Krystal, along with its pups, chiks, and chili cheese fries, is returning to Jonesboro.

  Santa’s North Pole opens with a few COVID-19 friendly adjustments

This is the sixth year Santa has opened up his home to Jonesboro, but this year is different because of the pandemic.

Arkansas reaches new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of total active cases dropped by nearly 60 Sunday as Arkansas saw a record in hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 virus, state health officials said.

  Church distributes over 100 boxes of food

Hispanic church Betel La Casa in Jonesboro gave away over 100 boxes of food to families in need on Sunday.

Region 8 Storm Team named Grand Marshals for Jonesboro Christmas Parade

The Region 8 Storm Team were honored Sunday for their work during the March 28 tornado, when the Jonesboro Jaycees named the team the Grand Marshals for this year’s Jonesboro Christmas Parade.

  Active coronavirus cases nearing 36,000 in Tennessee, over 3,000 new cases reported

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 3,052 new COVID-19 cases Saturday with the addition of 13 virus-related deaths.

Virtual public involvement highway hearing slated

State highway officials are asking for your help as they plan to start work on a series of road construction projects throughout Mississippi County.

  Cruise for a Cause promotes child advocacy

Kion Pediatrics teamed up with the NEA Children’s Advocacy Center to host Cruise for a Cause.

At least 11 wounded in shooting at Grenada biker club

The shooting happened at SMS biker club just after 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Man faces drug, fleeing charges after crashing to deputy’s car

A call about a suspicious person Friday now has a Baxter County man facing a multitude of charges.

One dead, five injured in White County crash

A man was killed and five others were injured Saturday evening in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 36 in White County, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, Nov. 29-Dec. 5

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

  Small Business Saturday more important than ever because of pandemic

Several customers and owners had the same idea- it’s important to shop locally year-round. Not just on Small Business Saturday.

  BBB issues warning about COVID-19 vaccine trial scams

The Better Business Bureau wants to warn you about scams surrounding COVID-19 vaccine trials.

Hospitalizations fall, total active cases increase as new COVID-19 numbers released

The number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell slightly Saturday while the number of total active cases went up as officials urged caution with Thanksgiving now over.

  Kennett firefighter goes viral on TikTok

Scott Jones, a Kennett firefighter, received tons of positive feedback from a TikTok he created.

  One killed in Dunklin County crash

A Kennett woman was killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash on Route Y in Dunklin County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

  Helping those in need: How Rivercrest senior Keshawn Scott gave back to his community

With his leadership role on the team and his job at the supermarket, Keshawn Scott is thinking of others before he thinks of himself. An example: A blind man walked into the store in early November. Scott then took action.

  Jonesboro firefighters respond to fire on Haltom Street

A fire in a floor furnace brought Jonesboro firefighters to a house on Haltom Street Friday morning.

  Black Friday Shoppers see shorter lines and shelves full

Many people headed to the stores today for Black Friday deals saw shorter lines this year and said it was due to COVID-19.

  Cruise for a Cause set for Saturday

A motorcycle ride this Saturday will help victims of child abuse in their time of need.

Voices from the middle on governing a divided nation

The balance of power for the 117th Congress isn’t quite settled. But, it’s a near certainty Democrats and Republicans won’t achieve much without working together.

Don’t click on that offer that seems too good to be true

If an offer seems to good to be true, it probably is. Be wary of texts and emails that promise you big rewards.

Active cases drop statewide as Arkansas releases new COVID-19 numbers

The state of Arkansas saw the number of total COVID-19 cases increase by 1,052, while total active cases fell by nearly 700 Friday as state health officials released new numbers.

  Food pantry helps families in need in Marked Tree

A monthly food distribution event Friday provided food for nearly 65 families, with the pantry shelves now almost empty.

  Corning Christmas in the Park set to start

According to a post on the Corning Christmas in the Park Facebook page, planning and preparations have gone on this week for the event.

  TDH: More than 4,000 new coronavirus cases, 7 more deaths in Tennessee

The Tennesee Department of Health reports 4,340 new COVID-19 cases and seven additional deaths across the state as of Friday.

  Black Friday looks different in the Mid-South during the pandemic

Black Friday is finally here for everyone looking to get a deal on the best gifts!

  Attorney requests mental evaluation for Quake Lewellyn in Sutherland case

The attorney for a man accused of capital murder, kidnapping and rape of a Jackson County woman earlier this year has requested a mental evaluation in the case.

  Jonesboro police, firefighters respond to structure fire at Aggie and Rogers

Jonesboro firefighters and police are at the scene of a structure fire at Aggie Road and Rogers Street, according to the Jonesboro Police Department desk sergeant.

  Holiday Toy Drive now underway

An area business is working with an area civic group to help children in need at the Jonesboro Kindergarten Center.

  99-year-old woman receives the gift of music on Thanksgiving

It’s more than Thanksgiving for one Sikeston nursing home resident, it’s also her 99th birthday celebration.

  Local VFW provides Thanksgiving meal for veterans, community members

Jonesboro’s VFW Post fed over 100 people a hot Thanksgiving meal Thursday.

  Local organization hosts drive by food drive on Thanksgiving Day

Get in Gear Fitness Series kicked off Thanksgiving with their annual Turkey Trot Drive By Food Drive.

  One injured in two-vehicle crash in Craighead County

A person was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after a two-vehicle crash on Craighead 766, according to the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office.

Arkansas reports nearly 2,400 COVID-19 cases, as both hospitalizations go down

The state of Arkansas saw nearly 2,400 COVID-19 cases reported on Thanksgiving, as both hospitalizations and the number of people on ventilators went down statewide.

  Crash kills two near Sikeston

A crash Wednesday morning on Highway 61 claimed the lives of two Southeast Missouri residents, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

  Veterans find comfort in craft kits amid tense times

Army veteran Missy Brown says after her deployment to Baghdad, she returned home with battle scars. While healing from traumatic brain injury and PTSD, her medical team prescribed her craft therapy. While she was skeptical about the assignment at first, she soon found it to be transformative.

  Two killed in Jackson County crash

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash in the Possum Grape community in Jackson County, according to a preliminary fatality report from the Arkansas State Police.

Affidavits: Arkansas student was killed during drug deal

Affidavits say that an Arkansas college student who was fatally shot in August went to meet a man for a drug deal in a campus parking lot that turned into an ambush when a gunman shot at the student’s vehicle.

  Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner helps to feed needs

There’s a flurry of activity in the food pantry at Westridge Church of Christ in Pocahontas. That’s because it’s one of two days in the month where food boxes are about to be handed out in the community.

MDC releases deer harvest numbers for Missouri Firearms Deer Season

Preliminary numbers show that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 176,604 deer during the November portion of Firearms Deer Season.