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.

$150,000 bond set for woman in ambush shooting case

Arkansas Medical Marijuana sales surpass $187 million

  Company rolls up their sleeves to feed Jonesboro

  County health department overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases

  Veteran battling kidney failure still finds strength to help others

Hospitalizations reach 1,000; nearly 2,000 new COVID-19 cases

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  Two stabbed at rehab center, suspect arrested

  NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

  Missouri stores prepare for Black Friday

Ex-politician in Marshallese adoption scheme to be sentenced in 3 states

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

Bono man arrested in sexual assault case

Earle man arrested in murder

A Crittenden County man is facing a homicide charge after his arrest on suspicion of shooting a family member.

  Jonesboro man appointed to ASP Commission

A Jonesboro man on Wednesday received a two-year appointment to the Arkansas State Police Commission from Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

  Walnut Ridge to host ‘reverse’ Christmas parade

A Lawrence County Christmas tradition has been altered due to COVID-19.

  Nov. 25: What you need to know

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

  Memphis International Airport expecting busy travel day during pandemic

  No violations reported in Craighead, Greene counties compliance checks

  Man hospitalized after police chase leads to crash

  Newport medical marijuana cultivator moving to Pine Bluff

  Medical clinic sees increase in COVID-19 tests

  Need for holiday assistance increasing in Dunklin County

  Mid-South college offers degree program to Tennessee inmates

Since 2017, Dyersburg State Community College has offered college courses toward an associate’s degree in business administration to prisoners at Northwest Correctional Complex.

  Craighead County has plans if cases lead to morgue overflow

As COVID-19 deaths overwhelm hospitals across the country, several hospitals have gotten mobile morgues to accommodate the influx.

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

The Arkansas Department of Health has seen 343 positive flu tests and 4 deaths since the 2020 season began on Sept. 27, officials said Tuesday.

  Gov. Parson announces new COVID-19 vaccine website for Missourians

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new vaccine website for Missouri residents.

  HUB feeds extra to last through Thanksgiving

The HUB Homeless Resource Center in downtown Jonesboro planned ahead with food preparations this week to get their guests through the Thanksgiving holiday.

  Health experts say educating Hispanics about a COVID-19 vaccine is crucial

During the first wave of COVID-19 health experts noticed how the virus spread among Hispanics, a community in which multi-generational families often live under one roof.

  Arkansas officials urge residents to avoid Thanksgiving travel

Dr. Jose Romero advises residents to avoid travel this Thanksgiving.

MDC waterfowl hunts going to COVID level red starting Nov. 25

In response to increasing cases of COVID-19 in Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces that all managed waterfowl hunts will be designated COVID Red Level effective Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Lyon College to utilize testing as students return for on-campus learning

Lyon College students will return to campus for in-person classes for the spring semester for the first time since March.

Ark. hospitalizations increasing among those over 40

According to the White House Coronavirus Task Force Report obtained by ABC News, the number of hospitalizations is increasing, especially among those over 40.

  Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ concert film coming to Disney+

The concert film will include guest appearances from Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver — acts who all appear on Swift’s “folklore” album.

  Sheriff’s office pulls the plug on illegal gambling

No cash payouts for convenience store gamblers after sheriff’s deputies seized dozens of electronic gaming machines.

Crash investigation continues in Oct. 2020 deadly crash

A crash at Highway 226/Highway 49 that killed a Craighead County woman and injured one other person on Saturday, Oct 24 is under investigation by Arkansas State Police.

  Owner of Earnestine & Hazel’s puts business up for sale

It’s a building with a history as rich as Memphis. A downtown bar said to be haunted and beloved by generations.

  Business owners fear layoffs with latest health directive in effect

Monday is the first night of strict new rules meant to stop the spread of Coronavirus in Shelby County.

  Pocahontas airport reopens to public after black mold issues

The Pocahontas Municipal Airport is reopened to the public after being closed since August of 2019.

  The Investigators: Mid-Southerners losing thousands buying products on fake websites, purchasing puppies that never arrive

The 2020 holiday shopping season will largely take place online as the COVID-19 pandemic continues for the foreseeable future.

Vaccines show promise as deadly pandemic surges

There’s a new reason to be thankful in the fight against COVID, even if it won’t save your Thanksgiving.

Bridge repairs begin Nov. 30 on I-55 near Hayti

If you’re traveling down Interstate 55 in southeast Missouri next week, you’ll want to prepare for road work.

  Lights of Delta opens for 20th season

Lights of the Delta made their 20th-holiday debut Monday night.

  COVID-19 forces local stores to adapt for holiday season

The pandemic has forced several local businesses to get creative to keep customers safe.

  Newport native hits the right notes with ‘The Voice’ judges, advances on the knockout rounds

Friends and family of a pastor, whose “Arkansas roots run deep” as his faith, are rejoicing that his voice has delivered a knockout punch.

Arkansas at Missouri football game postponed due to COVID-19

The Southeastern Conference announced the Saturday, Nov. 28 football game between the University of Arkansas and the University of Missouri has been postponed.

  Missing Steele man found safe

Billy G. Quinn, 72, found safe in Marion, Ark.

  Tips for budgeting during the holiday shopping season

Holiday shopping is in full swing, but beware not to break the bank trying to get the latest gifts.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Serious crash reported on I-55 in Mississippi Co.

A crash reported just after 5 p.m. Monday blocking lanes on I-55 in Blytheville is clear, Arkansas Dept. of Transportation reports.

  Heartland dietitian explains how to prevent holiday heart attack this season

The American Heart Association reports the number of heart-related deaths in the US increases by 5 percent during the end of the year holidays.

Crews clear crash delaying evening commute on I-555

You could see traffic backed up on the traffic camera at the Stadium Boulevard exit.

  A Better Region 8: Shop Local

Our local businesses and their employees need our support this year more than ever.

  Visiting family for the holidays? Hear what health experts recommend

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and health experts are asking everyone to celebrate differently this year.

  ‘Greatest challenge’ facing hospital? Staffing

The surge of COVID-19 cases in Northeast Arkansas leads to staffing issues and a lack of beds available at St. Bernards Medical Center.

Governor: ‘Our hospitalizations are still going up’

Hospitalizations in Arkansas are nearing the 1,000 case mark on Monday as the state added 1,017 new COVID-19 cases.

  Former Parma mayor, 2 former city employees arrested for stealing city funds, forgery

Three former Parma, Missouri city leaders have been arrested in connection with an ongoing fraud and misappropriation of city funds investigation that began in 2018.

Tenn. Dept. of Health reports more than 43,000 active cases in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 407 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths.

  Convicted felon caught with a gun while deer hunting

Sheriff’s deputies say a convicted felon caught in the deer woods with a prohibited gun in his hands also did not have a license to hunt.

Hospital bed, ICU capacity becoming more limited in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Monday cited 2,805 hospitalizations statewide -- double the number from a month ago.

Man accused of raping 2 children turns himself in

A 39-year-old Mountain Home man accused of raping two children surrendered to sheriff’s deputies.

Positive COVID-19 tests prompt cancelation of Ole Miss basketball classic, A-State game

Arkansas State was scheduled to play Jackson State, Central Arkansas and Ole Miss in the multi-team event.

‘Lights Over Gatlinburg’ open at Gatlinburg SkyBridge

Christmas time has arrived in Gatlinburg as lights on the SkyBridge are now twinkling over the mountains.

Wanted man arrested after hiding behind trash can at park

Poplar Bluff police were called to investigate a possible burglary in progress on Saturday, Nov. 21.

  Something to be thankful for: lower gas prices

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Arkansas fell 1.9 cents in the past week to $1.79, according to

Northeast Arkansas man indicted for soliciting child pornography

Prosecutors said Cody Dillon Hogan gave the agent “detailed instructions as to how he wanted the ‘child’ to be molested for the requested video.”

  Wonderland Ice Rink makes adjustments due to COVID-19

The rules at the Wonderland Ice Rink are a little different this year because of the pandemic.

  Mother bonds with daughter through archery, builds a team, and helps others

A mother noticed her daughter struggling in school with self-confidence and her grades. Then one day, she happened to show interested in an old habit, archery.

  Time is running out to sign-up for Christmas for Kids & Goodfellows

The distribution will take place at 8:00 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 19, 2020, at Nettleton Baptist Church, 7001 Johnson Avenue, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

AGFC Vice Chairman Joe Morgan dies at 76

A man who served his state and worked on behalf of the outdoors died this weekend from complications of pulmonary fibrosis.

Arkansas reports 1,352 new COVID-19 cases, Craighead County 4th in state in new cases

The state of Arkansas reported 1,352 new COVID-19 cases as state health officials said Craighead County was in the top 5 of counties with new cases.

  Hundreds of food insecure families helped through food distribution event

On Saturday, the church helped 300 to 500 families in Greene County.

  NBA player Malik Monk distributes 300 turkeys to those in need

The 4th annual Malik Monk Turkey Drive was held in Lepanto on Saturday.

Highway 63 lanes cleared after crash

Emergency crews responded Sunday morning to a crash along Highway 63 at Exit 46, between West Parker and Strawfloor Road, according to

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, Nov. 22-28

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

Arkansas reports over 1,900 new COVID-19 cases; no NEA counties in Top 5

The state of Arkansas saw an additional 1,905 COVID-19 cases reported Saturday as the number of hospitalizations statewide was down.

  St. Bernards, NEA Baptist offering antibody to treat COVID-19

The antibody is designed to treat those over 65 with underlying health issues who have been recently diagnosed with COVID-19 with the goal of preventing the progression of the disease.

  Thanksgiving travelers still determined to fly despite CDC recommendations

AAA estimates up to 50 million Americans will travel for Thanksgiving. That’s only a ten percent drop compared to last year.

  Out-of-state hunters flood Arkansas for Opening Day during pandemic

As the opening day of duck season quickly approaches, and thousands of hunters enter Arkansas, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission discusses coronavirus threats.

  Jonesboro man recovers from COVID-19, asks community to follow guidelines

A Jonesboro man is asking the community to follow COVID-19 guidelines as he continues to recover from the virus.

  Mayor: Corning boil order lifted

A boil order issued Friday for the city of Corning has now been lifted, according to Mayor Greg Ahrent.

  ESPAÑOL: Dr. Enrique Gomez explica peligros del coronavirus

En un edición especial del coronavirus en el Noreste de Arkansas hablamos con un doctor que trabaja en Jonesboro.