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Man arrested for aggravated assault and multiple gun charges after two separate chases

Marked Tree Police had to chase an aggravated assault suspect two separate times before he was finally caught and arrested.

Tennessee man caused deadly Missouri crash while fleeing

  Mobile Super Gage set to help protect Miss. River

  Arkansas Senate leader proposes new vaping tax, regulations

  Blytheville Fire Department investigating two suspicious fires less than 24 hours apart

  Williams Baptist University launching initiative for students to potential graduate debt-free

Happening this weekend in Region 8

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Some young adults may not be immune from the mumps

  Injured Carter County, Mo. deputy returns home following August shooting

  Preliminary hearing set for man accused of shooting deputy and trooper in Carter County, Mo.

Greene Co. deputy fired for insubordination

  Mo. AG investigation: 12 former clergy could face charges

Arkansas AG seeks to move execution cases to federal court

  Missouri girl awarded record $17 million in damages against BNSF Railway

The lawsuit accused the railroad company of providing design plans for the barrier that were inappropriate

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

  Woman shot in possible act of ‘road rage’ in Pemiscot Co., Mo., officials search for suspect vehicle

A woman who was shot on Highway 412 in what the sheriff called a “random act" has died according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

  Man facing second-degree murder charge in connection to weekend homicide

Jonesboro police are investigating a possible homicide after police were called to the scene of a person not breathing.

ArDOT to close lanes on Highway 49 between Jonesboro and Paragould

Deputies: Man arrested after stabbing woman multiple times at motel

Russellville forms panel to review casino applications

More than 2,100 seek to operate medical marijuana facilities

$49,000 in woodcarvings stolen from business in Eminence, Mo.

Alcohol leads to argument, stabbing, then possible deportation

UA police: Student says she was raped in dormitory

University of Arkansas police say they're investigating after a 19-year-old student said she was raped by a man she did not know who entered her campus dormitory in Fayetteville.

Sheryl Crow feels ‘liberated’ by saying goodbye to the album

Rocker Sheryl Crow said she feels “liberated” as she says goodbye to the full-length album format and is going out with a star-studded bang.

GR8 Job: Local lineworkers headed to NWA to restore power to thousands

A group of lineworkers from Region 8 are heading across the state to help out.

Elaine, Ark. memorial tree planned to be replaced after being vandalized

The tree and the memorial tag will be replaced for about $400 after the tree was cut down and the tag was stolen.

State awards contract to boost hepatitis A vaccination rate

Missouri health officials have signed a contract designed to boost the rate of people vaccinated against hepatitis A as the number of cases of the liver disease increases

1 dead, 1 injured following shooting in North Little Rock

Authorities in North Little Rock say one person is dead and a second has been wounded following an early-morning shooting

  Investigation underway after tree in honor of Elaine Massacre victims is cut

Earlier this week, a willow tree planted on the Delta Heritage Trail State Park in Elaine, Arkansas, was vandalized.

Memphis Zoo parking lot construction to begin Monday

Construction on a new Memphis Zoo parking lot is set to begin Monday, August 26.

FedEx delivery robot spotted in Downtown Memphis

The battery-powered robot weighs about 200 pounds and can carry up to 100 pounds and is monitored by a remote operator at all times.

  Search continues for presumed drowning victim

A witness reported seeing 64-year-old Ralph Rush around 10 a.m. Monday near the water's edge, using a red walker,

  Tire truck closes off traffic on I-40

The car is located near mile marker 269 in the eastbound lanes.

  “Cause I like it, I love it." 83-year-old woman still playing at Poplar Bluff softball field

At the age of 83, Helen is still loving every minute of playing softball.

Woman charged with aiding white supremacist’s jail escape

An Arkansas woman has been charged with helping the leader of a white supremacist gang and another inmate escape from a local jail last month

2 more medical marijuana dispensaries set to open soon

Officials say two more medical marijuana dispensaries are expected to open in northwest Arkansas this year

Woman arrested for threatening school employee, making fake bomb threat

A woman has been arrested for the second time in 2 weeks for threatening a school employee, and now for calling in a bomb threat at the A-State College of Nursing and Health Professions building.

Financial relief may be coming to farmers

The United States Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue has designated 44 counties in Arkansas as primary natural disaster areas.

Women veterans event coming to Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Anyone wishing to attend will be able to register at 8:30 a.m.

  Jail administrator’s wife pleads not guilty to holding teens at gunpoint during door-to-door fundraiser

Jerri Kelly sat for a mugshot Thursday after pleading not guilty to charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and child endangerment.

Missouri election officials clap back over abortion petition

Missouri election officials are defending how they handled a petition to put new abortion restrictions to a public vote

Sexual assault case dropped against Arkansas doctor

Prosecutors have dropped a sexual assault case against an Arkansas doctor after the remaining witness was unable to testify.

  Dexter man facing charges after 2 young children test positive for meth

Investigators say the two children, three years old and one year old, tested positive for meth.

  Doniphan man sentenced to 12 years in prison for possessing child pornography

Officials said they found numerous images of child pornography.

New 3-way stop coming to Aggie Road

Drivers on Aggie Road and Paragould Drive will soon be making another stop on their way to and from work/home.

Northeast Arkansans respond with huge donation to help those in need

Walmart and Sam's Club's "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." campaign, raised over $76,000 for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.

Pope County leaders endorse proposal for new casino

Leaders in Pope County have endorsed a proposal from Cherokee Nation Businesses to build a casino and hotel complex in the county.

ASP: Missing ‘legally blind’ man found safe

Arkansas State Police said Tuesday a missing 81-year-old man considered “legally blind” has been found safe.

Voice your concerns aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi

Four meetings have been scheduled that the public is invited to attend.

  Bidding underway for Elvis Week’s Auction at Graceland

Elvis fans, now is your chance to own a piece of music history.

  Portageville, Mo. girl’s lemonade stand makes donation for charity

One girl in Portageville, Mo. is putting her entrepreneurial skills to work and helping out the Portageville Police Department.

  Prison employee was sexually assaulted, strangled before inmate escaped, affidavit says

New details from a police affidavit reveal a Tennessee prison employee was sexually assaulted and strangled when she was killed.

Heavy loads causing major road issues

The city urged any low riding vehicles to avoid the area.

Car strikes bridge, catches fire in Portageville, Mo.

When officials got to the scene the driver of car was not around.

Oxford pizza shop offers free pizza for immigrants, refugees

An Oxford pizza shop is offering free pizza for immigrants and refugees.

Surveillance camera catches suspect taking package, police say he’s selling the contents

Police said if anyone in the immediate area is asked to buy the products to contact them

Convicted ex-Arkansas state senator denied prison release

A federal judge has denied a former Arkansas state senator's request to be released from a federal prison in Oklahoma where he has served just more than one year of an 18-month prison term for fraud and money laundering

  Man identified, caught on video taking inappropriate photos of woman, 13-year-old girl at Poplar Bluff Walmart

The man was seen leaving the business in a blue Toyota passenger car.

Little Rock officers cleared in fatal shooting of man

Two Little Rock police officers have been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man in a west Little Rock restaurant parking lot

  Legendary Arkansas State track & field coach Guy Kochel passes away

Kochel led the Indian program from 1972 until 1989, coaching 32 All-Americans and 7 Olympians.

  Senator Tom Cotton talks mass shootings, tariffs, and infrastructure improvements

Senator Tom Cotton made various stops throughout Jonesboro Tuesday August 6 including, visiting the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, Hytrol and St. Bernards.

Arkansas governor says state needs hate crime law

Arkansas' governor says the state should have harsher penalties for people convicted of targeting others because of their race, ethnicity or religion.

2 fired after Arkansas escape of white supremacist, 1 other

An Arkansas jail supervisor and a deputy jailer have each been fired following the escape of a white supremacist gang leader and another man

Arkansas convict pleads guilty to threatening federal judges

Federal prosecutors say an Arkansas convict who claims to be a member of the White Aryan Resistance has pleaded guilty to mailing bomb threats to Tennessee judges

Missing Dexter woman found safe

The Dexter Police Department says they have found a missing woman safe.

  Brookland United Methodist Church hosts clothing giveaway

The event served over 200 people and gave away over 500 bags, filled with clothing.

  MPD announces new proactive measures, ramping up security at local stores

The Memphis Police Department is holding a news conference to discuss new proactive safety measures.

Heartland flooded roads, bridge information

Floodwaters can be deeper that they appear and hide other hazards such as sharp objects, electrical wires, sewage and chemicals.

  Disabled veteran works against deadline to save home

A local veteran is working to save his home, before a condemnation deadline.

Landowner waiting for barges to be removed from Alexander Co. property

The barges ended up on farmland after they were sucked through a breach in the Len Small Levee

Both Jefferson County inmates now into custody

A leader of a white supremacist gang in Arkansas and another inmate have escaped a local jail and are being sought by authorities who say they consider the men armed and dangerous.

Court won’t recuse from judge’s bid to hear execution cases

The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't disqualify itself from considering whether to allow a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration to resume handling execution cases again

Escaped inmates used ‘dummy bodies’ in bunks to fool jailers

An Arkansas sheriff says two inmates, including the leader of a white supremacist gang, escaped from jail by placing "dummy bodies" in their beds to fool jailers

  Ameren upgrades energy grid for customers in Pemiscot County

The Smart Energy Plan is designed to enhance reliability, provide smarter energy infrastructure and offer customers cleaner and renewable energy options.

Affidavit: Woman chokes girlfriend until she blacked out

A woman is facing aggravated assault charges after her girlfriend said she hit her, and choked her until she blacked out.

  FBI: Southaven shooting marks 5th active shooter incident in Walmart stores since 2000

According to information compiled by the FBI, Tuesday’s Southaven shooting is the 5th active shooter incident at a Walmart since 2010.

'Respect the Load. Share the Road’ campaign targets driving safely around big rigs

Officials said this statewide campaign urges driver to drive safety around big rigs.

  Jerry Lawler suing Hardeman County over son’s jail death

Jerry Lawler has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hardeman County over the death of his son, Brian Christopher Lawler.

  Arkansas State Police confirms, Westside School shooter killed in crash

Drew Grant, 33, of Jackson, Mo. was driving a 2017 Honda CRV north on Highway 167 near Cave City around 9 p.m. July 27 when the crash happened.

  Caddo coroner identifies 13-year-old water park drowning victim

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has released the name of the teen who was found dead at a Shreveport water park on Thursday.