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  Search for missing Kansas mother focuses on Mid-South

  O’Donnell guilty plea: ‘I intentionally killed her, then hid the body'

Jonesboro police investigate after shots fired at residence

Three arrested in lottery fraud, theft case

Trumann Fire Department to receive COVID-19 grant

Investigation continues into Jonesboro shooting

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Butler County Sheriff’s Dept. to rehire deputies

Fourth man in custody, 1 still wanted in connection to Cape Girardeau murder investigation

Teen sentenced to 14 years for armed robbery

  Grandmother let underage grandchild steer car before hitting 5 people, police say

  Silver Alert inactivated for Sharp County man; man found safe

Man arrested after dragging victim with vehicle down the road, police say

  Man arrested after multi-county chase ends in Paragould

Travis Hoke of Jonesboro was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fleeing and aggravated assault after the pursuit through Craighead and Greene counties.

  Police identify missing man found dead at Walmart

Jonesboro police have named the missing man found dead this week in a store parking lot.

  Shooting investigation underway in Kennett, Mo.

Kennett Police are investigating the shooting of a 50-year-old woman on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Vehicle break-ins reported at Wappapello Lake boat ramps

Drivers at Wappapello Lake are urged to lock their vehicles while out on the water.

  Man sentenced to 20 years for rape, sexual indecency with a child

More catalytic converter thefts reported

Affidavit: Man raped child multiple times, including with blow-up doll

Suspect reportedly demanded drugs, money before shooting in Batesville

Police search for armed and dangerous man after shooting in Dyersburg

  MSHP cruiser hit by vehicle in Stoddard County; video caught on dashcam

Kennett murder suspect in custody

Kennett Police said 39-year old Eric Petro, of Kennett, was arrested on Aug. 1.

  Emergency crews respond to crash on Highway 49 north of Brookland

Emergency crews responded to a crash on Highway 49, north of Brookland, early Sunday evening.

Jonesboro firefighters respond to house fire Sunday

Jonesboro firefighters spent Sunday morning battling a house fire in the northeast part of town.

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, Aug. 2-8

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

Two injured in Saturday shooting

Two people were injured in a shooting Saturday in West Memphis.

  Cross County jail construction almost one month ahead of schedule

Construction on the new Cross County jail is almost a month ahead of schedule as of Friday.

Osceola firefighters respond to overnight building fire

Osceola firefighters spent several hours early Saturday battling a building fire in downtown Osceola, with minor damage reported.

  Arrest made in Nestle property theft case

A Jonesboro man has a Sept. 28 court date after police say he stole $93,000 worth of metal heat shields, then sold the metal for scrap.

  Murder suspect in Fisher Street shooting appears in court

A Craighead County man told police this week that he shot and killed another man, with police finding a black 9 mm Hi Point gun soon after the shooting, Jonesboro police said in a probable cause affidavit Friday.

Cave City embezzler banned from banking

A Cave City woman serving time in prison for embezzling more than $285,000 from a local bank will never work in one again.

  Woman accused of raping, permitting abuse of child

A Paragould woman is being held without bond after investigators say she raped a boy.

Mid-South man turns himself in after escaping halfway house

U.S. marshals searching for Mid-South man who escaped from halfway house

  Former prison guard receives 12 months and a day in federal prison in contraband scheme, officials say

A Cross County man who worked as a prison guard will spend 12 months and a day in federal prison after he reportedly smuggled tobacco and cell phones into the federal prison at Forrest City, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

U.S. marshals searching for Mid-South man who escaped from halfway house

U.S. marshals searching for Mid-South man who escaped from halfway house

Victim scammed out of nearly $72,000, Jonesboro police say

Authorities are investigating a case in which an elderly man was reportedly scammed out of nearly $72,000, Jonesboro police said Thursday.

Catalytic converter taken from church

Jonesboro police are wanting to know who took a catalytic converter at a local church this week.

  Two Jonesboro Public Schools teachers deal with unemployment fraud

A pair of Jonesboro Public Schools teachers are part of a large number of people dealing with unemployment fraud in Jonesboro.

  Man robbed, pistol-whipped on Jonesboro street

A 21-year-old Jonesboro man told police he was pistol-whipped and robbed at gunpoint.

  Federal agent coming to Pocahontas to fight human trafficking

Pocahontas Police Chief David Edington announced a federal agent is coming to Pocahontas on a full-time basis.

  Suspended Arkansas professor indicted on fraud counts

The 44-count indictment returned Tuesday in Fayetteville, Arkansas, accuses Simon S. Ang of failing to disclose close ties to the Chinese government and Chinese companies when he obtained federal grants.

  New litigation against former Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday

New litigation was announced this week in a case against former Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday.

  Man charged with death of construction worker on I-555 pleads not guilty

ASP says Kristopher Gould is charged with failure to maintain control, open container containing alcohol in a motor vehicle, and negligent homicide.

  Catalytic converter crimes continue

Jonesboro police received more reports this week of catalytic converters stolen off vehicles.

Mountain Home man arrested for child internet stalking

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says they received a father’s complaint about a man engaging in a sexual conversation with his 13-year-old girl.

ASP’s child porn investigation leads to several rape charges

It stemmed from a complaint made by Discord Inc. on December 22, 2019, after files of 'child sexual exploitation material' were uploaded to a Gmail account linked to Thomas Brannon Jr.

17 charged in multi-state drug trafficking ring

More than a dozen Mid-Southerners have been charged for their involvement in a multi-state drug trafficking ring.

  Jonesboro Police Department holding a D.A.R.E. fundraiser

The D.A.R.E. Program in Jonesboro needs your help. The program is holding a fundraiser right now, selling 'better together' stickers, in an effort to show support for local police departments.

  Osceola police investigate shooting at health facility

Osceola police responded to reports of a shooting at Harris Healthcare around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

  Affidavit: Driver had been drinking before fatal crash

A Charlotte man is charged with negligent homicide following a crash last month that claimed the life of a Jonesboro man.

  Cemetery to add cameras after Confederate graves desecrated

An Arkansas cemetery is ramping up security after the graves of Confederate soldiers were desecrated last month.

Paragould man facing 5 counts of rape

A Paragould man faces multiple rape charges after police say his victim provided “graphic details.”

High-speed pursuit ends with man’s arrest

A Mountain Home man faces multiple charges after leading law enforcement officers in two states on a high-speed chase.

  Former MPD detective, ‘First 48 Star’ dies from COVID-19

A former Memphis homicide detective with a reputation for outsmarting the bad guys is the latest victim of COVID-19 in the community.

AG: Conway man arrested for stealing from residents’ trust funds

Keith Alan Head, 69 of Conway, was arrested by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

  Putt-putt facility makes changes to policy after customers cause chaos

The video on Facebook showing some customers throwing items at employees has made it around the country including on sites like TMZ.

  3 arrests for armed residential burglary, 1 of them in Tenn.

Three suspects are behind bars connected to an armed residential burglary in Randolph County.

  Several cases of fraud reported to JPD

20 new cases of unemployment fraud were reported to Jonesboro police this past week.

  Dog found shot in Malden, Mo. dies, reward offered

Reward offered after dog found shot in Malden dies.

Magnolia PD: Four men shot at party with over 300 people

Nobody died; however, one man suffered serious injuries.

  Trial date set for former Craighead County Clerk accused of theft

A trial date has been set for a former county official accused of stealing more than $1 million.

  Mo. lawmakers gather for special session on violent crime

They will be working to amend several of Missouri’s laws on violent crime.

  Mayhem ensues after hundreds of teens dropped off at Mid-South putt-putt facility

Scenes from a chaotic night at the Golf and Games Family Park on Summer Avenue are being shared all over social media.

  SCSO: Body of missing child recovered from Mississippi River

The body of a small child that disappeared in the Mississippi River Saturday has been recovered after hours of searching, according to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

  One dead, two injured in Greene County crash

A man was killed and two others were injured this weekend in an ATV crash in Greene County, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Craighead Co. Mug Shots, July 26-Aug. 1

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

  Jonesboro police seeing rise in catalytic converter thefts

Since the beginning of 2020, the Jonesboro Police Department says 31 incidents have been reported involving the theft of catalytic converters.

  Business reports catalytic converter stolen from vehicle

A Jonesboro-area business became the latest in a series of catalytic converter thefts reported around town this week after someone reportedly cut a catalytic converter from one of their vehicles.

Jonesboro police investigate house break-in, dog theft

Jonesboro police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person who broke into a house this week, destroyed property and took a Labradoodle named “Gus.”

  Man convicted in Movie Magic murder arrested in firearms case

A Mississippi County man convicted over two decades ago in the capital murder of a video store clerk now faces a firearms possession charge, Blytheville police said Friday.

  $1 million bond set in Jonesboro murder case

A Jonesboro man told police that he shot a woman after an argument, with the woman reportedly telling the man’s son that she needed help and that the man had a gun, authorities said Friday.

Man accused of raping 13-year-old girl

A year-long investigation has led Paragould police to arrest a man on suspicion of rape.

  Four men accused of recording sex acts with three young children

A horrific case of child pornography production in Memphis is now worse than investigators first thought.

Jonesboro police investigate theft of money at restaurant

Jonesboro police are investigating the theft of nearly $1,300 from a local restaurant.

Catalytic converter stolen from business’s van

According to an incident report, Jonesboro police say the owner of Payless Furniture filed a report regarding the theft of a catalytic converter from his 2004 Ford Club Wagon E-350.

  Second suspect in Blytheville murder now in custody

A Blytheville man is awaiting extradition back to Arkansas in a first-degree murder case following his arrest Wednesday in Michigan.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash reported near Harrisburg Road exit

Emergency crews have responded to a crash near the Harrisburg Road exit along I-555 in Jonesboro, according to ArDOT.

  Woman arrested in aggravated assault case

An argument being someone being cut off when pulling up to a gas pump has a Craighead County woman facing an aggravated assault charge, according to Jonesboro police.

  Suspect uses drive-thru to break into restaurant

Instead of using the drive-thru to order a steakburger and fries, police say someone used it to break into Steak ‘n Shake.