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  Woman arrested for drugs at shooting scene, while police still search for shooter

Jonesboro police need the public’s help identifying the driver of a car suspected of being involved in a Thursday morning shooting.

J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

Arkansas committee supports raising pay for new teachers

  First vaping-related death reported in Tennessee

Bestselling author to hold conference at Crystal Bridges

Most Missouri youth aren’t at grade level in English, math

  Mississippi County employee suspended, speaks out after editing video

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JPD holding E-Cig & Vape ‘take back’

18-year-old arrested on rape and child porn charges

JETS Red Wolf Express to provide rides to Thursday’s A-State game

Arkansas judge announces bid for state Supreme Court seat

Happening this weekend in Region 8

  FOA uses upcoming musical to help those in foster care

Library asks for extra police protection for trans author

The Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library has asked for police presence for an upcoming public event with author Meredith Russo.

Woman killed in head-on crash

An elderly woman was killed Friday morning in a head-on crash in Cross County.

Arkansas House expels member accused of not paying taxes

The Arkansas House has voted to expel a lawmaker who pleaded no contest to not paying state income taxes for several years

  Ole Miss sends warning to students after blackface photo surfaces online

Ole Miss officials are asking students to be sensitive when making Halloween costume choices this year.

Missouri elk hunt likely in 2020

Message in a bottle found in Ste. Genevieve County connects two families

Poplar Bluff VA to host pink, purple-out 2K walk

  Man sues City of Egypt for violation of the Freedom of Information Act

Man accused of taking police car, carjacking woman in Pemiscot Co., Mo.

Maricopa County assessor indicted on adoption fraud charges

  Lawmakers, hospital officials work to better serve Northeast Arkansas

Arkansas State University hosted a joint meeting between doctors and lawmakers to discuss how to get more doctors in rural parts of the state, and moving patients away from emergency room care.

  West Memphis voters to decide $10 million plan for city parks

West Memphis leaders are asking voters to approve a multi-million-dollar initiative to transform city parks and they say taxpayers won’t have to pay a dime.

Missouri pays $366K to defend lawsuit over Greitens’ app use

A newspaper's review of state records shows that Missouri taxpayers have spent $366,000 on private attorneys to defend former Gov. Eric Greitens' use of a self-deleting text message app

Helena-West Helena police arrest man suspected in multiple area business robberies

Brandon Taylor, 38, was wanted last month for the robbery of the Federal Post Office on Sebastian where he jumped over the counter in a mask

  Brookland man pinned as a criminal enterprise leader

According to a probable cause affidavit, Curtis Ray Allen, 18, has been pinned by several witnesses, co-defendants, and confidential informants as the leader of a well-formed gang.

Man accused of raping woman

A Jonesboro man has been arrested and charged with rape, that police said happened Saturday night.

  Man arrested for firing shots at house

A Jonesboro man was one of three people police say fired several shots at a house full of people.

Man accused of hitting another man and 3 year old in head with handgun

Police say they were flagged down and told a three-year-old child was hit with a pistol during the incident.

Retrial date set for Arkansas man in death of 6-year-old son

The retrial of a northwest Arkansas man who had been sentenced to die for the death of his 6-year-old son has been set

Teen charged with having sex with 2 juveniles

A Batesville teen has been charged with sexual indecency of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

  GM strike enters 4th week with support from another union

Mid-South autoworkers entered their fourth week on the picket line on Monday, as negotiations between General Motors and the United Auto Workers appear to have “taken a turn for the worse.”

Memphis man reunited with wedding ring with the help of local metal detecting club

Someone told Armstrong to contact the Memphis Metal Detecting Club. This is where club member Culpepper comes in.

Sex offender arrested living too close to park

A level 3 sex offender living in Marked Tree was arrested for failing to register, and for living too close to a city park.

Juvenile accused of attempted murder after opening fire on car, driver

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the area off Woodlawn Drive.

Juror: Botham Jean wouldn’t have wanted ‘harsh vengeance’

Two jurors who convicted a white Dallas police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of a black neighbor say the diverse panel tried to consider what the victim would have wanted when they settled on a 10-year prison sentence

  DHS takes temporary control of Lexington Place Healthcare and Rehab

The Lexington Place Healthcare and Rehab came to DHS’s attention after employees weren’t paid on Sept. 23.

Woman hit and injured trying to cross Red Wolf Blvd.

A 20-year-old woman was left with a head and back injury after police say a car hit her trying to cross Red Wolf Blvd.

Hot Springs will pay panhandlers minimum wage for work

Six months after a federal judge struck down a Hot Springs ordinance that would have restricted panhandling, the city is rolling out a new program that will offer work to the homeless and panhandlers

Drought conditions worsen across 14 Southern US states

Scientists say more than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of a drought that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires

  Slain man’s brother, judge hug ex-cop sentenced to 10 years

“I love you as a person. I don’t wish anything bad on you,” Brandt Jean said to Amber Guyger, before adding, “I don’t know if this is possible, but can I give her a hug?”

St. Louis Cardinals fans warned to look out for ticket scammers

Any ticket for the division series will be delivered digitally through the MLB Ballpark app.

Lawsuit filed in Arkansas against leading e-cigarette maker

An Arkansas teenager who began vaping last year is suing a leading e-cigarette maker, accusing the company of deceptive marketing and fraudulently concealing the addictive nature of its products

St. Louis Blues fan Laila Anderson’s special gift has a nice “ring” to it

The super fan was given a Stanley Cup Championship Ring.

Tennessee lawmakers split on red flag laws as gun violence survivor pleads for action

Gun control has the Tennessee delegation at odds on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Greene County man charged with sexual assault of 14-year-old

A 52-year-old man has been charged with sexual assault in the second degree involving a 14-year-old.

Man shot, killed in West Memphis

West Memphis Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting.

6 small earthquakes recorded in southeast, Mo.

Officials pinpointed the quakes in New Madrid County, Mo.

Cardinals announce postseason ticket info. for NL Championship Series

Depending on the results from the NLDS, the Cardinals could host up to four National League Championship Series games from Oct. 11-19.

New fuel taxes set to go into effect for Arkansas highways

Arkansas motorists will pay more to put fuel in their vehicles when new sales taxes go into effect to help maintain roads and highways.

  Downtown Jonesboro BBQ festival seeing lots of people

The 11th Annual Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival has officially kicked off.

Dallas cop says she wishes neighbor had killed her instead

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who was fired after the shooting, said she wished "he was the one with the gun" and had killed her, instead.

Arkansas authorities say inmate dead from apparent suicide

Arkansas authorities say a man convicted of murder was found dead in his cell from an apparent suicide

Children’s deaths ruled accidental after crash into Miss. River, autopsy finds

A preliminary autopsy revealed the death of two children in Tunica was accidental.

Oklahoma man dies in fall into Arkansas mountain ravine

An Oklahoma man was killed when he fell into a ravine on a central Arkansas mountain

Census: Inequality grew, including in heartland states

Income inequality in the United States grew last year, with several heartland states leading the growth in the gap between the haves and have-nots

  Emergency crews pull mother and daughter from water-filled ditch

Jonesboro police and fire departments rescued a family after their car ran off the road and into a water-filled ditch.

Arkansas will unveil Nolan Richardson Court on October 20th

The ceremony to unveil the new court design honoring Coach Richardson will be prior to the Razorbacks’ exhibition game with Little Rock. Doors to Bud Walton Arena open at 1:30 pm.

Plan for Little Rock schools stokes fears about segregation

A plan to only grant Little Rock partial control of its schools is drawing complaints that the district may further segregate 62 years after nine black students were escorted into an all-white Central High School

Nonprofit alleges that school district is forcing religion

A nonprofit that advocates for the separation of church and state alleges that a school district on the outskirts of Kansas City is forcing religion on students and threatened to sue if it didn't stop

Southeast nursing students achieve perfect pass rate on licensure exam

Southeast said this is not the first time their Department of Nursing graduates have received the high score.

Major Jonesboro roadway to close lanes for construction

Upcoming roadwork on a popular stretch of highway will have drivers seeking alternate routes.

Oaklawn announces increase in employees’ minimum wage

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs is raising the minimum wage for its nearly 1,000 employees

  Mo. Governor announces plan to combat violent crime in St. Louis

Beginning October 1, 2019, Governor Parson’s plan will commit approximately 25 state personnel to support task forces and other operations.

Arkansas court won’t let judge hear execution cases again

The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't allow a judge who demonstrated against the death penalty the same day he blocked the state from using a lethal injection drugs to resume hearing execution cases

4 families sue over Missouri vaccine requirements

Four Missouri families who don't want to vaccinate their children allege in a lawsuit that the children's schools and state health officials have made it increasingly difficult to file religious exemptions

  Man found guilty in Harrisburg murder

A Poinsett County jury has found a man guilty of murdering another man back in Sept. 2018.

Man stabbed 3 times refuses to press charges; case closed

The man who was stabbed three times earlier this month has refused to press charges and asked police not to contact him anymore.

Little Rock extends homeless program that pays minimum wage

The Little Rock City Board is extending a program that pays minimum wage to homeless people who pick up litter.

Aluminum wheel manufacturer to cut jobs in NW Arkansas

A company in northwest Arkansas that makes aluminum wheels says it will eliminate at least 250 jobs before next summer.

  Escaped Penn. prisoner arrested in Dexter, Mo.

Christopher Hagghard was taken to the Stoddard County Jail waiting extradition for the warrants listed above.

Man charged with sexual indecency with a child

A Mountain Home man is behind bars after police say he was caught at a local motel with an underage girl.

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.

Walmart hosting first-ever car seat recycling event

Walmart's across Arkansas are encouraging parents to bring in their no-longer-needed car seats for a gift card.

Jackson High School’s “on-field rivals” take time to clean up after the game

Students took the time after the game to pick up the trash that was left behind

Tennessee man caused deadly Missouri crash while fleeing

Authorities say a Tennessee man was fleeing from police when he caused a mid-Missouri crash in which he died and killed a couple who had just celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary

  Mobile Super Gage set to help protect Miss. River

The Super Gage has been mounted on the American Queen steamboat in efforts to help protect the Mississippi River.

  Arkansas Senate leader proposes new vaping tax, regulations

Arkansas' Senate president is proposing a new tax and regulations on vaping products, and hopes the governor will call lawmakers back to the Capitol to take up the issue.

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

Firefighters worked to contain the fires and then let them burn themselves out.