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.

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

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

Parson directs state workers to go back to the office

First National Bank expanding with acquisition of Citizens Bank in Tennessee

Man sentenced after pleading guilty to incest

Police: Suspect rammed patrol cars with stolen vehicle

Continued Coverage

  Resolution approved for Community Development Block Grant action plan budget

  Jonesboro Shooting Sports Complex to be completed by August

JPD receives tips of phone scam

No tornado damage found in Lawrence & Randolph Counties

  Small community suffers big damage from storms

  Hundreds of homeowners recovering from overnight storms

  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.

Region 8 COVID-19 death toll

COVID-19 has taken a deadly toll on Northeast Arkansas since the beginning of the year.

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

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

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

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

  Police investigate ‘suspicious death’

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

Crews survey storm damage around Kennett

  Former GOP chairman running for lieutenant governor

Redbirds return to Autozone Park Tuesday night

For the first time in almost two years, baseball is returning to AutoZone Park. Opening Day for the Memphis Redbirds is Tuesday night against the Durham Bulls.

Some Black parents say remote learning gives racism reprieve

As school districts across the country rush to reopen schools, national and state polling suggests parents of color are more wary of reopening than white parents.

  Overnight storms topple trees, knock out power to thousands

Overnight storms knocked down trees and powerlines from one side of Region 8 to the other.

  Newport woman addresses concern about no restroom in park

In Monday night’s Newport City Council meeting, the president of a nonprofit organization brought up concerns about Branch Community Park not having a restroom facility.

  Hoxie School Board reinstates principal

After nearly 5 hours and an hour in executive session, the board made a decision.

  Poplar Bluff man to skate 900 miles, brings awareness to homelessness on reservation

Rain plans to travel over 900 miles from poplar Bluff to Pine Ridge Reservation.

Town hall for new VA Clinic provider changes

According to a media release, this is due to a government requirement that requires contracts to be re-competed every five years.

Man charged in storage unit break-in

Security video from the scene showed a vehicle parked in front of the unit with two people taking items from inside.

Man arrested on weapons charge following assault

Jonesboro police arrested a Blytheville man Sunday after responding to an assault in a Walmart parking lot.

Man fell asleep in bank lobby, arrested on forgery charge

A Campbell, Mo. man was arrested on a forgery charge after falling asleep in a bank.

  Tupelo residents, leaders thankful Sunday’s tornado left no casualties

Sunday night’s destruction marked the third time this has happened in eight years, which is how long Mayor Jason Shelton has been in office.

  A&P Commission discusses hamburger tax

The Advertising and Promotions Commission brought up a prepared food tax better known as a hamburger tax.

  Hardy continues cleanup, prepares for second round of storms

County officials say they’re hoping for the best while preparing for the worst.

Wanted man arrested for having large amount of ecstasy, LSD

A man is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond after police say a search of his vehicle turned up large amounts of cash, ecstasy, and LSD.

Police: remains found in Cape Girardeau identified as dog remains

Remains found on Friday in Cape Girardeau were actually from a dog, not a human.

Former Republican enters Arkansas Attorney General’s race as Democrat

Former Republican Jason Davis announced Monday he will seek the Democratic nomination for Arkansas Attorney General.

Police investigating dozens of vehicle break-ins

As they investigate a string of vehicle break-ins the Jonesboro Police Department is making the following request: Check your security cameras.

  Sheriff’s office searching for suspected stalkers

Multiple reports of a carload of men following young men and women have a northeast Arkansas sheriff warning teens to stay aware.

Pershing VA Medical Center and Mark Twain National Forest to hold vaccination clinic for veterans

The event is open to veterans, their spouses and their caregivers. The Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine will be used.

Analyst: Brace for $3/gallon gas

Despite Arkansas gas prices falling nearly two cents in the last week, one analyst says motorists should brace themselves for a price jump at the pump.

  Family donates vehicles to high schoolers in need

Two high school students, one at Walnut Ridge and the other at Hoxie, thought they were in trouble, but they were surprised with new vehicles.

  Man helps to invest in revitalization of downtown Osceola

Driving through small towns across Arkansas and America, you will notice several buildings in the downtown areas that once were bustling with people now sitting vacant.

  Oasis Arts and Eats Festival visits Downtown Jonesboro

Downtown Jonesboro was vibrant all day long Saturday, as local artists, musicians, restaurants, and more flooded the streets to celebrate the Oasis Arts and Eats Festival.

  St. Bernards, local church host free seminar on strokes

So, St. Bernards partnered with New St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church Saturday to teach those vulnerable how to deal with a stroke, and how to live life after.

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, May 2-8

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

Silver Alert issued for Crittenden County man

The Arkansas State Police and the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Crittenden County man.

Kids learn life lessons as local group hosts family fishing event

The fish were biting Saturday at Craighead Forest Park as the Jonesboro Elks held its 20th “Get High on Fishing!... Not Drugs” event.

One killed in Randolph Co. ATV crash

ASP said in a preliminary fatality report that they responded to Allison Road in Biggers around 5:40 p.m. Saturday due to the crash.

Arkansas State WR Jonathan Adams to sign with Detroit Lions

The JHS alum had a decorated senior season in scarlet & black. He landed on six All-American teams.

Man shoots parents, uncle; arrested for homicide

A Madison County man was arrested Saturday for shooting his parents and uncle, killing two.

Keep Jonesboro Beautiful Commission hosts clean up events

The mission to clean up Jonesboro continued Saturday morning as the Keep Jonesboro Beautiful Commission hosted several events around town.

  Baseball team honors player’s family impacted by cancer

The Paragould baseball team honored a Valley View player whose father passed away from cancer by wearing t-shirts.

One killed, one injured in Fulton County crash

A Fulton County woman was killed and another person was injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash along Highway 62, according to Arkansas State Police.

  Counselor earns statewide award, to compete for national title

Paragould Junior High Counselor Samantha Tilley received a huge award on the state level and is to compete for a national award.

Arkansas session marked by culture wars, coronavirus fights

The Arkansas Legislature has wrapped up a 108-day session that was dominated by culture war issues and the coronavirus pandemic, but lawmakers took up a long list of other items as well.

  Beck Center relocates to vacant building at A-State

The Beck Center for Veterans has outgrown its space in the Reynolds Building.

Power outage affects portions of Craighead County

It is unknown when power will be restored.

  Report: Sales tax collections down in Jonesboro in April report, still up for the year

It was an economic rarity in April as the city of Jonesboro collected 5.5% fewer sales tax than the same time in 2020, officials said this week.

Events happening Saturday in Region 8

We have several events going on around Region 8 on Saturday, May 1.

Disco ball battle leads to man’s arrest

A battle over a disco ball has a Jonesboro man facing residential burglary and robbery charges, police said Friday.

Evidence provides clues on vehicle break-ins; teen arrested in case

A look into a trash can and on the ground provided Jonesboro police with key information on at least a dozen vehicle break-ins, leading to the arrest of a St. Francis County teenager on suspicion of nearly 30 felonies.

  Event to bring music and fun to Osceola

Osceola Communication, Business, and Arts, Inc. has organized an event called Come Hear Osceola.

  New social area opens in downtown Paragould

A local city just added a new addition to their downtown area. Residents and visitors in Paragould now a have a place downtown to enjoy. The Paragould Chamber of Commerce and Project Paragould cut the ribbon on a new social area named Station Park.

  ASU Regional Farmers Market opening on time this year

The weather this weekend is looking pretty sunny, which is a great way for the Farmers Market to reopen.

  Ravenden RV Park picking up pieces after flood

Dozens of people have been out moving campers and cleaning up debris since the weather cleared up Thursday afternoon.

  Over 50 tips received in search for suspect in fatal stabbings

The FBI is assisting Little Rock police search for a man suspected of stabbing four people, leaving three dead.

  Man shot, woman stabbed at University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff says a student was shot and a young woman was stabbed in a campus parking lot.

Cross County woman arrested in sexual indecency case

A Cross County woman was arrested on suspicion of sexual indecency with a child, according to officials.

Man drowns in Izard County lake

A man drowned Friday in the Crown Lake area of Horseshoe Bend, according to authorities.

  Jonesboro police continue shooting investigation, woman at scene arrested on weapons, drug charges

Jonesboro police continue to investigate a Tuesday night shooting that sent a man to the hospital.

Josh Duggar of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ arrested on child pornography charges

Federal prosecutors announced the indictment a day after Duggar was arrested by U.S. Marshals in northwest Arkansas.

  Teens charged with kidnapping after SUV stolen with 4-year-old St. Jude patient inside

They’re facing charges of especially aggravated kidnapping, two counts of auto theft, evading arrest and firearm possession during a dangerous felony.

  ArDOT to begin bridge rehab projects

Improvements to two area bridges could cause a few traffic delays.

  House fire under investigation

The fire marshal wants to know what caused a vacant home to go up in flames.

Traffic Alert: Truck vs. power pole, ‘expect major delays’

With power lines down across the road, Jonesboro officials say motorists should expect “major traffic delays.”

Man arrested for arson in Caruthersville, Mo.

A 54-year-old Caruthersville man was arrested following an arson investigation.

  Ravenden camping park sees flooding

The back of the Rone Valley Camping Park is completely flooded. Some people have lost their entire home and belongings.

  Jonesboro asking for community input on issues

The city of Jonesboro is asking the community for input on what issues should be addressed with the help of a grant from federal officials.