Winter weather will have impact on wildlife, expert says

Dr. Than Boves, Associate Professor of Ecology at A-State, says the winter weather definitely had an impact on some wildlife, including mosquitoes, but the long-term effects remain to be seen.

Church falls victim to vandalism

Lawmakers introduce “Higher Education Consumer Guide Act”

  NYIT works to debunk stigmas around COVID-19 vaccine for the BIPOC community

Hospitalizations, active cases in Arkansas trending up in today’s COVID-19 update

  Vaccinations continue in Mississippi County

  NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

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  Resolution to recognize Eaker AFB nationally passes in Senate

Region 8 COVID-19 death toll

Arkansas approves Medicaid for Marshallese residents

Arkansas lawmaker’s ability to participate remotely halted

Arkansas Senate votes to refund virus fines to businesses

Gov. Hutchinson to make announcement Friday on Public Health Emergency

  Crews still working to restore water to Cushman

The city of Cushman was still under a boil order Thursday as officials continue to work on restoring water service to the town.

  Blytheville crews working to repair water leaks, water usage order expected to end Feb. 26

Officials said Thursday that an emergency water usage order is expected to end Friday, Feb. 26.

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

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

Vaccine concerns in rural America could have an impact on herd immunity

More than one in five rural Americans do not want to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

  Free COVID-19 vaccine clinic set for March 6

  Cameras installed to prevent theft get stolen

  How the $3 million gift will benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas

  Home, business fires under investigation

  Sheriff: Scammers teaming up on unwitting citizens

  Feb. 25: What you need to know

  February Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner’s walk of faith benefits hundreds of women

Without the vision of Bethany Davis, the facility almost didn’t happen.

  Spring River Dispensary annexed into city of Hardy

Mayor Ernie Rose says the city doesn’t have the financial report quite yet to know how much green the dispensary has raked in for the city, but he believes it will be a win-win.

  Lawmakers, others discuss ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill

The controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill passed in the Arkansas House Wednesday afternoon with a 72-23 vote.

3 adults slain in Arkansas home; abducted baby found safe

A suspect was arrested and is being held while the homicide investigation continues. Formal charges are to be determined.

Bill to protect businesses, if customer violates COVID-19 restrictions, heading to House committee

A bill that would protect businesses if a customer violates a state COVID-19 restriction is heading to a House committee Thursday, with a supporter saying the bill will help businesses avoid the law of unintended consequences.

Fire Dept.: Safety is key when using appliances around the home

An area fire department just outside Region 8 asks people to be careful, and that safety is especially important for operating appliances around the home.

  Paragould community helps family after fire

A Paragould family who has served their community for decades recently saw a role reversal after losing everything in a house fire.

  Catalytic converter thefts heat up following thaw

Now that the ice and snow have melted, catalytic converter thieves are back at work.

  Jonesboro Parks looking forward to COVID-safe summer

Jonesboro Parks and Recreation is looking forward to another round of summer sports beginning Feb. 27.

  Jonesboro working to fill pesky potholes after winter weather

The winter weather has led to several potholes popping up around town.

  Accountant explains how to file taxes if you received unemployment benefits

If you received unemployment benefits, you might be wondering how to properly file your taxes. An accountant says if your situation is complex, seek the help of a professional.

Jonesboro police investigate series of break-ins at new houses

A series of break-ins at houses recently built have Jonesboro police searching for suspects as authorities continue investigating.

Arrest made after man shoots at vehicle, police say

A man faces a March 31 court date after Jonesboro police say he fired a weapon into a vehicle with two adults and a three-year-old child inside.

Active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations fall in Arkansas

The number of active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations fell Wednesday throughout Arkansas as state officials said the state has seen a 50% drop in hospitalizations in the past month.

  Sen. Hawley to introduce blue-collar pay raise bill

The measure, the “Blue-Collar Bonus Tax Credit,” would give workers a bonus four times a year through an automatic, advanceable tax credit based on hours worked and median pay formula.

  Mo. man leaves sanctuary after 3.5 years, no longer threatened by deportation

Alex Garcia walked out of the Christ Church United Church of Christ in Maplewood, Mo. at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24.

  Mo. child left outside daycare in freezing temps

A Missouri dad wants answers after he says his 3-year-old daughter was left in the cold at a daycare.

  Opry live stream to raise money to support people suffering from storms, pandemic

Country artists Chris Janson, Travis Tritt and Hailey Whitters will perform during the live broadcast, hosted by Bobby Bones.

  Police searching for suspected arsonist

Blytheville police need help identifying a man suspected of setting a building on fire.

  Teen in stable condition after shooting

An investigation is underway after a Tuesday shooting sent a teen to a Memphis hospital.

Mississippi County house fire slows motorists

The Office of Emergency Management shared on social media showing heavy smoke pouring from the home located on Highway 61, south of the Highway 312 intersection.

Community survey to help Jonesboro advance

You think you know how to fix the issues Jonesboro is facing or could face?

  ¿Cree que sabe cómo solucionar los problemas que enfrenta o podría enfrentar Jonesboro?

Jonesboro Unlimited lanzó una encuesta comunitaria como parte de su enfoque agresivo para el desarrollo económico.

  Randolph County sets tax revenue record

Randolph County Judge David Jansen says the growth was a combination of residents shopping locally and even seeing more people move to the county.

  City of Sikeston works to keep storm water clean

There are steps we can all take to reduce the number of pollutants in the storm water sewers.

  Evitar el óxido en los vehículos después del clima invernal

Los lavados de autos en toda la ciudad han estado ocupados... y eso es bueno.

  Grocery stores restocking after winter storm

Jonesboro grocery stores replenish their inventory after last week’s winter storm put a hold on truck deliveries.

  Trumann asks residents to conserve water

The city of Trumann asks residents to conserve water after use in the town has tripled since the winter storm.

  Winter weather forces pharmacy to catch-up on vaccine appointments

The Daily Dose Pharmacy in Trumann is working hard to catch up after several COVID-19 vaccination appointments were canceled because of last week’s winter storm.

Arkansas expande las vacunas a personas mayores de 65 años

El Gobernador de Arkansas Asa Hutchinson comenzó la conferencia de prensa haciendo referencia a los 500,000 estadounidenses que murieron por COVID-19 desde marzo de 2020.

  Grievance filed by former Craighead Co. Eastern Deputy Clerk terminated for violating ‘COVID policy’

Former Craighead County Eastern Deputy Clerk Sue Gurley said her termination was without due process.

  Turn lanes to help with traffic near Brookland School District

Brookland School District sees long lines for student pickups which is why School Street will soon see traffic turn lanes for drivers to use.

  Avoiding rust on vehicles following winter weather

Last week’s snow and ice effects can stick around with you for quite some time if you’re not careful.

  Postal service resumes normal operations in Arkansas

The United States Postal Service resumed retail and delivery operations in Arkansas Tuesday after winter weather caused the USPS to suspend operations on Feb. 17 temporarily.

ADH: Flu remains “minimal” in the state; 15 related deaths

According to the flu report, the Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 15 flu-related deaths. The state remains at a "minimal" activity level.

  Arkansas expands vaccinations to 65+; adds 115k to those eligible

Hutchinson announces Arkansas will receive an additional 4,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses next week from the federal government.

  Tanker cars burst into flames after train hits 18-wheeler in Texas

Homes have been evacuated and there are no injuries reported, but one home near the tracks burned down.

  Bossier Parish deputy doing well after being shot multiple times; daughter arrested

An off-duty Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot in Benton Monday evening (Feb. 22) and airlifted to a hospital, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms.

Missouri House tries again with voter photo ID law

The Republican-led Missouri House is advancing another version of a Missouri voter photo identification law that was gutted by the state Supreme Court.

Kitchen manager, 52 year employee of Rendezvous dies

The restaurant community of Memphis has lost a loyal, hard-working member.

One at large in Earle shooting, three arrested

The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office wants your help finding a man they say is wanted for the shooting of an Earle man on Feb. 17.

Details released on Central Arkansas officer involved shooting, ties to child abduction case

Both ASP and the Lonoke County Police Department's Facebook page released details surrounding an officer-involved shooting and its connection to a child abduction case out of North Carolina.

City of Walnut Ridge sues Scott Fetzer Company

The lawsuit cites “action of conversion, clouding of a title, breach of contract, trespass,” among others, regarding a 17-acre property, named Ginsu Marketing, located on 118 Douglas Road in Walnut Ridge.

  Ark. Senate discusses near-$5 million addition to BRTC LETA program

If passed, SB331 would appropriate funds to Black River Technical College to build a new barracks for the Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA).

Arkansas continues to see slowdown in coronavirus cases

Arkansas is continuing to see a low number of new coronavirus cases after a week of winter weather slowed down testing and vaccinations.

  A Better Region 8: Thank you, essential workers

We are all thawing out from the snow and deep freeze of the past couple of weeks. For many of us, it was just another workday.

  Man without water for over a week

The city of Lepanto asks customers to limit water use after it more than doubled last week. One citizen has been out of water for over a week and says he has never experienced plumbing problems so bad.

  CWL’s preparedness kept lights on

Many in Region 8 last week saw their lights out or were without water due to snow and arctic temperatures.

Arkansas Senate approves bill banning nearly all abortions

Arkansas is one of 13 states where outright abortion bans have been proposed this year.

El Senado de Arkansas aprueba una medida prohíbe casi todos los abortos

El Senado de Arkansas aprobó una medida que prohíbe casi todos los abortos en el estado, a pesar de las objeciones a que no permite el procedimiento para las víctimas de violación o incesto.

Boil order in effect for Greenway

A Clay County town is asking its residents to boil their water until further notice.

  West Plains, Mo. Police Department investigates home burglary, shooting

Police believe this is an isolated incident.

  Man facing murder charge in deadly Bernie, Mo. shooting

A man was charged on Monday, February 22 in connection to the murder investigation.

  Caught on Camera: Horse rescued from icy pond in Ripley

A daring horse rescue in Ripley, Tennessee was caught on camera this weekend.

Tractor Supply Company buys Orscheln Farm and Home stores

Tractor Supply Company announced it acquired Orscheln Farm and Home.

‘Major’ crash with injuries shut down Johnson Avenue

Jeff Presley, Jonesboro & Craighead County E911 director, reported the crash happened at the intersection of Johnson and Bridge shortly after 1:30 p.m.

Grammy-winning duo Daft Punk break up after 28 years

The helmet-wearing French duo shared the news Monday in an 8-minute video called “Epilogue.”

  ‘Total redevelopment’ planned for former grocery store

The Shops at Parker LLC plans a total redevelopment of the former Cash Saver building, 3106 Southwest Dr.