Crime

Man arrested after threatening hospital staff with knife

Jonesboro police arrested a man accused of threatening hospital staff with a knife.

UPDATE: Family confirms identity of man involved in Duncan shooting

Elderly woman’s driveway lights vandalized

87-year-old Sam’s shopper kicked, thrown from wheelchair

Hotel dropbox full of money stolen

Crews clear crashes reported in Greene & Mississippi County

Authorities investigate man’s death after altercation with officer

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One killed, one injured in Greene County crash

Craighead Co. mug shots, Nov. 17-23

Crash involving Jonesboro police vehicle reported in front of police station Saturday

Scene cleared early Sunday after reported crash involving two semis on Highway 18

  Report: Henderson State chemistry professors arrested after making meth

Searcy man faces trafficking of persons charge

Fentanyl, firearm, and meth found in search leads to parolee’s arrest

A Baxter County man found slumped over the steering wheel Friday morning at a store faces at least five felonies, including drugs and firearms related charges, according to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office.

Caruthersville, Mo. police investigating after several animals found dead, appeared to have been killed

Caruthersville animal control officer Chris Thacker said the cause of death leads them to believe the animals were killed by the same person or persons.

Arkansas court rules driver wasn’t negligent in fatal crash

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that a driver wasn’t criminally negligent when his pickup truck crashed into another vehicle, killing a family of four

Attorney: Man charged in adoption case ‘made happy families’

A lawyer for an Arizona elected official accused of running an adoption-fraud scheme is pushing back against human smuggling charges, saying client ran a legal practice and “made happy families.”

SkyCops help find missing Consolidated Youth Services escapees

Federal inmate found guilty for assaulting an inmate at Dunklin County Jail

  Jonesboro police ahead of the game when it comes to ‘Project Guardian’

  Scott Pillow pleads not guilty in federal court, jury trial set

Weapons search leads to arrest

  WATCH: Jonesboro police release video of Dollar General robbery

Caruthersville police search for driver who left scene of crash

The suspect vehicle is possibly a silver or light colored Mercury Grand Marquis or similar type car.

Jonesboro man arrested in sexual assault case

A Craighead County man faces a second-degree sexual assault charge after police say he assaulted someone he was supposed to be a caregiver for, according to authorities.

Man sentenced in the murder of Kennett woman

A man will spend the next 50 years in prison in the 2015 murder of a Kennett woman.

Ex-lobbyist faces Nov. 25 sentencing for Arkansas bribery

Court records show that a former lobbyist who pleaded guilty to bribing three former Arkansas lawmakers will be sentenced in November

  U.S. Attorney General in Memphis announces nationwide plan to reduce gun violence

The nation's top law enforcement official, Attorney General William Barr joined local, state and federal leaders in Memphis to announce a new initiative aimed at reducing gun violence.

Woman faces charge after ramming victim’s vehicle

A woman is facing charges after police accuse her of ramming another person’s car.

Jackson County man sentenced to 150 years in prison for rape

A Jackson County man sentenced to 150 years in prison for raping a child.

Man accused of inappropriately touching 9 & 11-year-olds

According to a probable cause affidavit, John Paul Greve, 50, is accused of touching two girls, ages 9 and 11.

Man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder

A man who stabbed a Clay County woman in the neck and stomach will spend the next 20 years in prison.

Committee forwards budget to city council

The Jonesboro Finance and Administration Committee will begin discussing the 2020 budget for the city of Jonesboro during their meeting on Tuesday.

  Sheriff: Woman shot boyfriend in domestic dispute

Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell says a deadly shooting in Braggodocio Sunday night was from a domestic dispute between two people.

$6,000 worth of restaurant equipment stolen from construction site

Sometime in the last two weeks, someone stole two pizza ovens and a meat slicer from the Embassy Suites Hotel, 225 Red Wolf, which is under construction on the A-State campus.

  Jonesboro police investigating armed robbery

Jonesboro police are investigating a Sunday armed robbery.

Violent night in Memphis leaves 19-year-old mother dead, seven others injured

Memphis Police are investigating four separate shootings across the city of Memphis and so far, no arrests have been made.

One dead in train/pedestrian collision in Paragould

A Greene County resident was killed Saturday evening in a train/pedestrian collision in Paragould, officials said.

Craighead County Mug Shots, Nov. 10-16

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

Loved ones search for missing Marianna woman

Annie Hampton's family and friends say they have not seen or heard from her in more than three weeks, after she disappeared from her home in Marianna.

No death penalty for Arkansas teen in double slaying

A prosecutor says the death penalty will not be sought for an Arkansas teenager in a shooting that killed two people and wounded a third person

Police say 3 dead in 2 separate shootings in Little Rock

Police in Little Rock say three people are dead following two separate shootings in the city

Two arrested several charges during joint investigation in Sikeston, Mo.

Two Sikeston, Mo. men have been arrested after a joint investigation on Thursday, Nov. 7

One killed, three injured in three-vehicle crash in Greene County

A Greene County man was killed and three others were injured Friday in a three-vehicle crash in Greene County, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police.

Traffic stop leads to four felonies, man’s arrest

A driver’s side brake light out Thursday evening has a Craighead County man facing drug and weapons charges, according to Jonesboro police.

Suspect in Aniah Blanchard disappearance to be brought to Alabama

Ibraheem Yazeed is being transported back to Alabama after appearing in an Escambia County, Florida courtroom Friday afternoon.

JPD reports fewer crimes in October 2019 than in October 2018

Crime in Jonesboro drifted downward slightly during October, according to the police department’s monthly report.

4 La. children kidnapped by parents who lost custody; last seen in Alabama

Washington Parish sheriff’s deputies are looking for four kidnapped children and their kidnappers.

  Paragould police arrest 3 suspects in rash of vandalism

e Paragould Police Department is thanking the public after their tips led to the arrest of three people in a recent rash of vandalism and criminal mischief complaints.

  More than $40K worth of heroin, meth found in Mo. fugitive’s vehicle

Rysdam also had over one thousand dollars on his person at the time of his arrest .

  City reacts to Jonesboro Police Department’s needs

City leaders respond to police needs to keep the city safe and reduce crime.

Court upholds ruling against Arkansas anti-begging law

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling against an Arkansas anti-loitering law that opponents say unfairly targets panhandlers

  7 arrested on drug charges in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Seven people were arrested on drug charges in Poplar Bluff, Mo. in a multi-agency roundup on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Deadly ambush shows Mexico lost control of area

The lack of law enforcement in rural areas like the northern states of Chihuahua and Sonora once led the dual U.S.-Mexican residents of places like Colonia LeBaron to form their own civilian defense patrols.

Woman accused of stealing from nursing home residents

A Poinsett County woman faces at least four felonies after Jonesboro police say she stole nearly $20,000 from residents from a local nursing home.

Man accused of beating victim with coffee table leg

A Craighead County man faces a kidnapping-false imprisonment and domestic battering charge after police say he assaulted a victim, then drove her to Marked Tree.

  $1 million bond set for man accused in terroristic threatening, communicating false alarm case

A man was taken to a local hospital Sunday after he barricaded himself inside a local restaurant with two people inside a bathroom, according to Jonesboro police.

Doniphan, Mo. man sentence to 64 months for firearm conviction

A Doniphan, Missouri man has been sentenced to 64 months in prison for firearm conviction on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

An eastern Arkansas city is postponing a 24-hour curfew plan

An eastern Arkansas city is shelving a plan to establish a 24-hour curfew in high-crime neighborhoods

  Tennessee woman charged with father’s death after police find bones at abandoned home

Prosecutors have charged a Tennessee woman with murder after an animal cruelty investigation uncovered human remains.

Senate passes bill making animal cruelty a federal crime

The PACT act, which stands for Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture, passed the Senate with unanimous, bipartisan support.

Miscommunication leads to release of murder parolee after arrest in Dunklin Co., Mo.

A man with a prior murder conviction and a previously convicted woman were arrest on drug and firearm charges in Dunklin County, Mo.

  Police investigate the deaths of elderly couple behind home in Mountain Home, Ark.

Police in Mountain Home, Ark. are investigating the deaths of an elderly couple outside of a home.

Mother wanted for murder after delivering stillborn with toxic level of meth in system

Police say the mother used drugs throughout three previous pregnancies, and each baby was born with meth in his system.

  Region 8 Sports Special Report: Battered Not Broken

MacArthur Junior High football players Jerry Gonzales and Caden Hampton have thrived on the field after experiencing tragedy off it.

Official pleads not guilty in alleged human smuggling scheme

An elected official in metro Phoenix has pleaded not guilty to fraud and theft charges stemming from an alleged human smuggling scheme involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands who were brought to the U.S. to give birth for adoptions

911 supervisor played Netflix movie as caller sought help

Authorities say a South Florida 911 dispatch supervisor was watching "I Am Mother" on Netflix while a caller tried to get help after someone shot out her car's windshield

  A Better Region 8: SkyCops deployed to deter crime in Jonesboro

After numerous shots-fired calls, the city of Jonesboro is looking to Big Brother for help.

  DEA warns about counterfeit fentanyl pills from Mexico

The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a warning to the public about dangerous counterfeit pills killing Americans.

  Shooting suspect and victim make 1st court appearance

A shooting on Keely Drive last month left a victim with 3 gunshot wounds and a manhunt to find the vehicle involved.

Meth-positive needle pokes officer, woman arrested

An officer found Shelly Jones behind the Walgreens and while talking with her, he saw a needle sticking out of the left strap of her backpack.

40-year-old Jonesboro man arrested for ongoing sexual relationship and conversation with 15-year-old

A Jonesboro man is behind bars after police say he had inappropriate conversations with a female juvenile.

Hot Springs man arrested after brother dies in fall

Authorities say a Hot Springs man was arrested on a second-degree murder charge after he allegedly pushed his brother out of a moving vehicle, causing his death

  Steele man found with methamphetamine, cocaine arrested

The seized drugs were packaged for sale according to police.

2 women accused of taking more than $15,000 from elderly man

Officials estimate that the women took $15,878.54 from an elderly man.

  Escaped inmate back in custody following weeks-long search

A man being sought in connection with an escape from a mental health facility after his arrest on suspicion of assaulting a Lawrence County deputy in October is now behind bars, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Yates.

Lawrence County man killed in Missouri crash

A Lawrence County man died Saturday after a one-vehicle crash in Missouri, according to an online traffic crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Missouri woman faces charges in fatal May crash

A Missouri woman is facing two felony charges in connection with a crash in May that killed an 11-year-old girl

Craighead County Mug Shots, Nov. 3-9

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

‘My mom won’t wake up’: Girl, 12, calls 911 after mom overdoses on Fla. interstate

The girl and her two younger siblings were in the minivan when their mother allegedly passed out.

Search underway for armed and dangerous suspect in Poplar Bluff shooting

Police in Poplar Bluff are searching for an armed and dangerous man wanted in connection to a shooting that happened on Saturday, Nov. 2.