Prosecutors drop drunken driving charge against Springsteen

Springsteen pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in a closed area.

Mississippi County house fire slows motorists

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

  Feb. 24: What you need to know

Community survey to help Jonesboro advance

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

  Randolph County sets tax revenue record

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  Evitar el óxido en los vehículos después del clima invernal

  Grocery stores restocking after winter storm

  Trumann asks residents to conserve water

  Winter weather forces pharmacy to catch-up on vaccine appointments

Arkansas expande las vacunas a personas mayores de 65 años

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

  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 House panel advances ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill

Region 8 COVID-19 death toll

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

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

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

Missouri House tries again with voter photo ID law

Kitchen manager, 52 year employee of Rendezvous dies

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

  Feb. 23: What you need to know

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

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).

  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.

  Blytheville urging residents to conserve water

Blytheville Mayor James Sanders is calling on his residents to conserve water as the city monitors water conditions.

Boil order in effect for Greenway

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

  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.

  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.”

  CRDC, BRAD offering utility crisis help

Crowley’s Ridge Development Council and Black River Area Development Corporation announced Monday they are accepting applications for the Winter LIHEAP Crisis program.

  St. Jude employee, bone cancer survivor to join world’s first all-civilian SpaceX mission

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital said one of its employees will be a part of the world’s first all-civilian Inspiration4 mission to space.

Extreme cold fuels huge jump at the pump

Blame Mother Nature and last week’s extremely cold weather for driving up gas prices.

NAEC: Threat of curtailment and rolling power outages appears to be over for members

NAEC officials said Sunday night that the threat of curtailments following the brutal stretch of winter weather appears to be over.

  Authorities continue investigation after deadly Kennett shooting

Five people were shot and one person was killed early Sunday morning in a shooting at the American Legion Building in Kennett, according to police.

All Blytheville students to continue virtual learning Monday due to road conditions

All students in the Blytheville School District will be using virtual learning Monday due to trouble with roads in the town, school officials said Sunday.

  Car batteries selling fast during winter weather

O’Reilly’s Auto Parts in Cape Girardeau had car batteries flying off the shelves due to this latest cold weather.

  Blytheville residents asked to limit non-essential water use immediately

The aftermath of the winter weather has caused Blytheville city officials to ask residents to limit their non-essential water usage effective immediately.

State reports nearly 300 total COVID-19 cases, active cases fall by 400

The state of Arkansas saw increases in both total COVID-19 cases and the number of people on ventilators, but had nearly 400 fewer active cases reported as of Sunday, state officials said.

Share your Winter Storm photos, videos

Region 8 viewers shared their photos and videos of the Winter Storm.

Lawmakers head back to Capitol Monday, with many issues still left on the plate

There are several key issues on the agenda this week at the Capitol, including the debate over the Stand Your Ground bill.

Governor Hutchinson says he won’t back a Trump 2024 bid

Asa Hutchinson says “it’s time” to move on to different voices in the Republican Party.

N.C. teen found safe; accused abductor dies following shootout with police in Arkansas

Savannah Grace Childress, from Denton, NC, was last seen on Feb. 11.

  Lawn care service helps elderly customers remove snow from driveways

Driving conditions on main roads and highways are pretty good, but subdivisions and neighborhoods have been left to find a way to clear out the snow.

  TDH: 1,129 new COVID-19 cases in Tennessee

Shelby County Health Department reported 86 new COVID-19 cases Sunday with five more virus-related deaths countywide.

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, Feb. 21-27

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

  Coat drive continues to touch lives and keep people warm during a difficult time

We all know how brutally cold it has been. Well, Project Warm has teamed up with Project Paragould to make sure that no one goes without a coat.

  Birds seeking food, shelter during winter weather

They are seeking out food and shelter now that the winter weather has covered the ground and trees.

Active COVID-19 cases continue to drop, as state reaches 500,000 vaccine doses given

The state of Arkansas saw drops Saturday in active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and the number of people on ventilators as state officials stress the need for people to reschedule their vaccination doses due to the winter weather.

  Blytheville feeds students amid snowstorm

Earlier this week, the accumulation of ice and snow made the roads in town impassible. The conditions concerned the district on how they planned on taking care of their students.

  Randolph County, Pocahontas work to clear roads, serve community

Randolph County Sheriff Kevin Bell says the focus this week was not only to protect but also to support communities.

  Hyde Pharmacy resumes COVID-19 vaccinations after winter weather

A Greene County pharmacy resumed their COVID-19 vaccination clinics Friday with hopes of being caught up by next week.

  Vets says it important to look out for pets during boil advisory

Veterinarians say it’s important to take your pets into account during the boil advisory as well!

Memphis International Airport resuming passenger flights today

The passenger terminal will open at 3 p.m.

Water leak fixed in Walnut Ridge, officials say

Crews checked nearly 100 miles of water pipe to try to find the leak and were able to pinpoint it to the Industrial Park area of town.

Paragould family says be careful with winter clean-up contractors

You may look to contractors to help clean your driveways and more, but one Paragould family, along with the Attorney General is sending you a warning before you do.

Report: Hydroelectric power plants in Arkansas helping with power strain during snowstorm

The winter weather this week created a strain on power sources throughout most of the country.

Active COVID-19 cases plunge nearly 850 in Arkansas

The number of active COVID-19 cases throughout Arkansas fell Friday as state officials said the number of hospitalizations and people on ventilators went up by a small amount.

  23rd Annual Have-A-Heart Wish-A-Thon raises $164,931.82

Your donations will help grant the wishes of children battling critical illnesses right here in Northeast Arkansas.

A-State to resume in-classroom work Feb. 22

The work of A-State crews and city, county and state authorities made the difference as A-State officials said Friday that classes will resume Monday after a winter storm pounded the area.

Bathrooms no longer functioning, Rhodes College to temporarily relocate students

According to Friday evening news release, water pressure on campus has significantly diminished and bathrooms are no longer functioning.

Busted pipes at Caruthersville, Mo. apartment complex left some tenants homeless

Frozen pipes burst in a Caruthersville, Mo. apartment complex.

Man wanted for murder in Sikeston, considered armed and dangerous

Police are currently looking for Kyle Martinez Johnson, 28, of Sikeston. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Federal agents seize $2.82 million worth of cocaine-coated corn flakes

On Feb. 13, CBP officers in Cincinnati intercepted the smuggled drugs in a shipment of cereal coming from South America. The shipment contained about 44 pounds of cocaine-coated corn flakes, which could have a street value of up to $2,822,400.

Memphis International Airport unlikely to resume passenger flights until Saturday, spokesman says

Issues with water pressure at Memphis Light Gas and Water have caused the passenger terminal to shut down at the Memphis International Airport.

Health department orders restaurants that can’t comply with boil water advisory to close

Initially, the health department said all restaurants and businesses would need to close but clarified later that establishments that can comply with the boil water advisory can continue operations.