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  FBI scrutinizing Northeast Arkansas land deal

An Arkansas state senator from Wynne says the Federal Bureau of Investigation is taking a closer look at a proposed sale of prime hunting property.

Teen fatally shot on Arkansas interstate near Little Rock

  Barnes & Noble to not reopen, will seek alternative locations if economic conditions improve

Little Rock fallen officers memorial vandalized with spray-paint

  Naked man damages store saying “snakes were chasing him”

  Three injured after car crashes into medical office

  A-State reports alleged sexual assault

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Bentonville removing Confederate monument from square

  Storm causes damage across Region 8

  Court upholds dismissal of suit against Arkansas State

  Craighead Co. Deputy Prosecutor partners with U.S. Attorney Office

  Armorel Schools report students, staff in quarantine

  Jonesboro schools report employee tests positive for COVID; 8 others quarantined

Gateway Arch tram ride to reopen with some modifications

The tram rides opened at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1.

  The Investigators: Does your internet plan have enough data to handle virtual learning?

Parents logging online for work as their children virtually learn may find they don’t have enough data to handle it all.

Jonesboro/LR Catholic football game rescheduled because of Hurricane Laura

The new kickoff time is Friday at 5:00pm at War Memorial Stadium.

$1.8 million grant expanding internet services to Earle

The state of Arkansas and Comcast are teaming up to expand broadband services to the town of Earle.

Ribbon cutting held for new early childhood center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

  Man facing charges in murder of Caruthersville, Mo. man

  Medical examiner identifies body found in vehicle in Crittenden Co. as missing Kansas woman

Arkansas State Police investigating Helena-West Helena homicide

Ark. legislation set to address passing a statewide Hate Crime Law

  Missing Kansas woman’s vehicle found in Crittenden County with body inside

  $500,000 cash bond set for Lawrence County murder suspect

A Lawrence County man is being held in jail in connection with the death of his wife.

  West Memphis School District continues digital device distribution

August 24th is the first day for the West Memphis School District, families had the option of in-person or virtual learning. The district continued to distribute digital devices on Wednesday.

Judge denies early release for woman in child food fraud

A federal judge has rejected a compassionate release request by an eastern Arkansas woman serving more than 12 years in prison for defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

3rd Marion schools student-athlete tests positive for coronavirus

Another student-athlete in the Marion School District in Arkansas has come down with COVID-19.

James Harris, a wrestler known as Kamala, dies

Wearing face paint, James Harris thrilled fans as the ‘Ugandan Giant’ in the WWE, Mid-South Wrestling, WCW and World Class Championship Wrestling.

  A-State students prepare for commencement

Despite some anxiety, graduates at Arkansas State University are not letting COVID-19 stop them from celebrating commencement.

  JPS Superintendent responds to confusing ADH guidelines

Right now, she says there is a thin line between the benefit and risk for returning students to what’s normal.

  12-year-old killed in late-night dirtbike crash on Trumann highway

A 12-year-old juvenile male of Trumann was riding a dirt bike eastbound on Industrial Drive when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old male of Jonesboro.

  Three to run for Paragould Mayor in November

The filing period for the 2020 General Election has ended, and three men signed up to run for Paragould Mayor.

  St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis Triathlon canceled for 2020

The inaugural St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis Triathlon has been canceled for the year 2020.

  Shooting investigation underway in Kennett, Mo.

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

Several report feeling late-night earthquake in New Madrid Co., Mo.

A magnitude 2.5 quake registered at 11:47 p.m. Tuesday, nearly 2 miles northwest of Marston, Missouri.

  Arkansas revenue exceeds expectations despite pandemic

The Department of Finance and Administration on Tuesday said the state’s net available revenue collections in July totaled $665.9 million, which was $203.1 million higher than the same month last year and $52.7 million above forecast.

Yadi, DeJong, other Cardinals players who tested positive for COVID-19 named

The St. Louis Cardinals catcher said he tested positive even after following the prevention recommendations.

  Former State Rep. joins Jonesboro Mayor’s race

The news comes after Craighead County Judge Marvin Day announced Monday he will not run for Jonesboro mayor.

Kennett murder suspect in custody

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

  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.

Italian firm opening $15M ammunition plant in Little Rock

Fiocchi of America announced that it will hire 57 additional workers for its new manufacturing plant, which already employs 28 people.

Veteran canoeing down Mississippi River to raise awareness of veteran suicide

Jokinen said this journey is physical therapy, mental therapy and a challenge every day.

  Sunflower field brings joy in southeast Mo.

Lowery Acres is 100 acres of farmland on County Road 283 just outside Puxico.

  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.

Hytrol confirms COVID-19 spike at their facility

Hytrol tells Region 8 News in a press release that they have had, "several employees with confirmed cases of COVID-19."

  WATCH: Marion superintendent discusses back-to-school plan

Marion Superintendent Dr. Glen Fenter is discussing the district’s back-to-school plan with WMC’s Joy Redmond at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

  Woman killed in semi-truck crash

A 36-year-old Batesville woman died when troopers say she pulled into the path of an oncoming semi-truck.

  Lyon College to go online only in fall; no fall sports

Lyon College became the first college in Arkansas to announce they would go to an online-only instruction for the fall semester.

  One child dead, another injured after being found in hot car

ASP did not release how long or how the children got into the car.

FBI memo reveals drug smuggling at Mena airport in 1980

A recently released FBI document indicates that a commercial airline pilot who became a major drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel used the Mena airport for his smuggling operation in the early 1980s.

  Traffic Alert: Bridge work to close road near Blytheville

A bridge replacement on Highway 312 will require a temporary road closure just south of Blytheville, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

  Williams Baptist University students to manage hotel

Through the Williams Baptist University’s new student work initiative known as Williams Works, the Hotel Rhea in Walnut Ridge will soon be under the management of students.

Helena-West Helena, Ark. issues mask ordinance

The mayor of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas has issued a mask ordinance for all residents.

Southeast Correctional Center organization donates to John J. Pershing VA Medical Center Veteran Food Pantry

Through the organization, offenders raised money by selling foods and services. They then donate the money to various charities.

  Tri-State governors list Arkansas on their travel advisory

If you’re from Arkansas and plan to travel to the Tri-State area, prepare to quarantine once you arrive.

  Ex-official changing plea in Arkansas human trafficking case

A federal judge on Tuesday set a change-of-plea hearing on Wednesday for Paul Petersen.

  NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ canceled

The show drew strong support from Mid-Southerners proud to see the lights of Hollywood shine on our city.

  AGFC accepting applications for upcoming alligator hunt

If you’ve ever wanted to go gator hunting, here’s your chance.

  POLL: Majority of Arkansans believe racism is ‘significant problem’

Nearly three-quarters of Arkansas voters believe racism is a significant problem in the state.

  More than 7 tons of medical marijuana sold in Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration reports more than seven tons of medical marijuana has been sold in the state in just more than a year since sales began.

  Planning currently underway for upcoming school year

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, updated the public Thursday on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.

  Poll: Gov. Hutchinson’s job approval remains strong amid pandemic, protests

A new poll suggests Arkansans approve of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent social unrest, but they harbor concerns as the state moves into Phase 2.

  Shop fire investigated as arson

According to the Independence County Sheriff's Office, a structure fire at the end of Rich Hollow Road was called into deputies on Tuesday, June 9.

2 felony arrests after Poplar Bluff traffic stop

A traffic stop on Relief street in Poplar Bluff Monday afternoon resulted in two felony arrests and the seizure of drugs, drug paraphernalia, and firearms.

  Suspect shot by police in N. Little Rock identified as Region 8 man

A person injured during an officer-involved shooting in North Little Rock has been identified as a man from Bay.

Little Rock lifts curfew, guard deactivates from protests

The governor is deactivating National Guardsmen mobilized to respond to the protests.

  Craighead County MLK Parade Committee promotes ‘Defend the Dream’

The Northeast Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Committee hosted a rally Saturday, telling those in attendance this is a time to stand in solidarity and not in silence.

Arkansas woman who fatally shot husband released from prison

A 72-year-old Arkansas inmate who had served more than 30 years in prison for fatally shooting her abusive husband has been released from prison.

Cape Girardeau Co. Health Center reports confirmed COVID-19 cases that visited Lake of the Ozarks

According to the health center, the potential exposures are from a boat party.

Southeast Mo. State University to establish George Floyd Memorial Scholarship

Southeast Missouri State University will have a George Floyd Memorial Scholarship.

JC Penney closing 154 stores; 4 in Arkansas

Of the 154 stores, four of them are in Arkansas, with one in Region 8.

New Madrid Historical Museum open, ready for visitors

The New Madrid Historical Museum reopened more than two weeks ago, but not many visitors have stopped by.

  Bond set for man accused of pulling gun at weekend rally

A Poinsett County man will appear in circuit court July 27 after Jonesboro police say he pulled a gun in a threatening manner during Sunday’s “Jonesboro March for Justice" rally.

  AEDC awards over $317,500 to several Arkansas communities, counties

AEDC announced Tuesday that several communities and counties received grants through two grant programs, with several Region 8 programs benefiting.

St. Louis officers responding to looting involved in shooting

County Police said the suspects led officers on a chase through the city early Monday morning.

  Mayor declares civil emergency, issues curfew in response to protest violence in Memphis

Mayor Strickland plans to enforce a curfew Monday night following the protests in Memphis.

  Hours-long protests leave some businesses damaged, National Guard and police respond in Downtown Memphis

Demonstrators are taking to the streets of Downtown Memphis making this day five of protests calling for change regarding police brutality in the U.S.

Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested in connection to dog attack that leaves boy dead

In a Facebook post, deputies say they arrested Trey Wyatt, 25, of Vilonia.

  CDC links Ark. COVID-19 outbreak to church gathering

Saying large gatherings pose a risk for COVID-19 transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked Arkansas’s outbreak to a church gathering that left dozens of people sick and four others dead.

  Judge rejects Arkansas inmates’ bid for more virus steps

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Tuesday denied the inmates’ motion, which also sought other steps by the state to address the virus.

Man killed in armed standoff with law enforcement

A 64-year-old St. Francis County man died Monday night when he was shot by an Arkansas State Police trooper.