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Man arrested after pointing handgun at victim’s face over fireworks complaint

Baxter County deputies arrested a man over the weekend after he reportedly pulled a gun on several people over a fireworks dispute.

Police release name of suspect who violently punched a 12-year-old boy in Cape Girardeau

  2020 Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Fest canceled

  Ark. increasing COVID-19 contact tracers

Petitions submitted for Arkansas redistricting initiative

  Veteran makes stop in Jonesboro carrying flag, message of unity

1 dead and 1 injured in single-vehicle crash

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Multiple people shot, one dead after event in Arkansas

  Man arrested after driving into Bolivar Police Department

  People adhering to safety, social distancing guidelines at Wappappello Lake

Mid-South states added to Chicago’s emergency travel order

  Museum partners with Hispanic Center to preserve history

  Arkansas reports 605 new COVID-19 cases; over 400 cases have recovered since Saturday

  Local nonprofit bounces back after closure to pandemic for six weeks

Businesses close while some keep pushing forward through the pandemic; one local nonprofit in Jonesboro defies the odds.

  Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

  Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

23,436 COVID-19 cases in Mo.

On July 5 the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 221 new COVID-19 cases and one new death related to the disease.

Tennessee church donates $1K to each employee at local police dept.

  Veteran carries flag throughout Arkansas, spreading unity

  Jonesboro mother holds gathering to celebrate son’s recovery from accident

  Body recovered in Spring River in drowning, sheriff says

  Arkansas reports 23,209 COVID-19 cases; 286 deaths

Mo. COVID-19 update July 4

  Freedom Fest preps underway for July 4 event

The Freedom Fest Show is still set to happen and preps are underway.

  AUDIO: The American Spirit in a pandemic: Piggott, Arkansas

In his weekly radio address, Gov. Asa Hutchinson describes how a Fourth of July unlike one that any of us has experienced has impacted a community in Region 8, where it is normally the biggest event of the year.

  Gov. Hutchinson signs executive order giving cities the option to adopt mask-wearing ordinance

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

Tennessee sets another single-day record with more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases

Health officials are reporting 1,822 new coronavirus cases and 13 additional deaths overnight in Tennessee.

  ASU-Mountain Home providing opportunities for students to attend classes during COVID-19 pandemic

It will both an in the classroom and out of the classroom experience for students at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, as school officials work on ways to help get students into the classroom.

  Business owner asks for help in solving break-in in Brookland

A pizza restaurant was broken into early Friday in Brookland and the business wants help from the public in finding out who did it.

  Business owner asks for help in solving break-in in Brookland

A pizza restaurant was broken into early Friday in Brookland and the business wants help from the public in finding out who did it.

  Craighead County prepares for elections following arrest of county clerk

November elections are inching closer, but what does that mean for Craighead County following the recent arrest of the county clerk?

  Man killed in vehicle/pedestrian crash along I-40, ASP says

A Crittenden County man was killed Thursday evening in a vehicle/pedestrian crash along I-40 near West Memphis, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Power outages mostly restored in Craighead County, utility says

Nearly 1,000 Craighead Electric customers were without power Friday in Craighead County.

Predicting the next deadly pandemic

The U.S. is likely just days away from diagnosing its three-millionth coronavirus case.

Nurse saves life on way to daughter’s wedding

Jodi Damrow was just doing what comes naturally for a veteran emergency room nurse.

  Small earthquake rattles near Marston, Mo.

A small earthquake was recorded in New Madrid County late Thursday night, July 2.

  Jonesboro nursing facility resident hopeful she’ll see family soon

Those in nursing homes are remaining hopeful that they will see their family soon.

  Ophthalmologist provides tips to shoot fireworks safely to avoid eye injuries

Fireworks send dozens of Arkansans a year to the emergency room with eye injuries.

  Craighead County Judge provides details on Holliday case, investigation

Those records, Day said, may provide investigators important details in a criminal and civil case against former Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday.

  One dead in vehicle/pedestrian crash in Trumann, police say

A woman died Thursday evening in a vehicle/pedestrian crash in Trumann, according to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson.

Changes in leadership team announced by A-State Chancellor

A-State officials announced Thursday that four current employees will have new roles at the university as the new fiscal year starts.

  City officials to remove temporary pedestrian crossing on Johnson Avenue

A temporary pedestrian crossing at East Johnson Avenue and State Street that has been used for the past year to study pedestrian and vehicle traffic will be removed later this month, with plans for what to do with the area to be decided later.

  Tyronza community corn patch offers free corn to residents

Tyronza residents are in for a sweet treat just in time for those fourth of July cookouts.

  Appliance stores seeing shortage in products

If you’re wanting an upgrade on your refrigerator, you might be waiting a bit. Not only are some national chains struggling to keep appliances in stock but local stores, like Metro Appliance in Jonesboro, are also having the same issue.

  ASU System Foundation responds to former Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday’s donations to school

Two accounts have been frozen in which former Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday gave money to music programs at Arkansas State University, officials with the Arkansas State University System Foundation said Thursday..

Petition wants Fulbright statue off Arkansas campus

A petition seeking to remove a statue of J. William Fulbright from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville campus is receiving support from both students and alumni.

  Three Rivers College offering new agriculture programs

Three Rivers College offering new agriculture classes this fall.

FedEx asks Washington Redskins to change team name

A FedEx spokesperson released a statement Thursday afternoon, saying, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.”

  One person in custody as Blytheville police investigate shooting

A Mississippi County man was in custody Thursday after turning himself in connection with a shooting in Blytheville, according to Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson.

  New director takes over homeless resource center

The HUB Homeless Resource Center in Jonesboro will now operate under a new director after the current leader leaves.

  Kennett authorities search for flag theft suspect

Kennett authorities said Thursday that they are asking for the public’s help in finding a person who stole an American flag and a state of Missouri flag, just days before the 4th of July.

  Jonesboro Police Department encourages social distancing; safe practices for 4th of July weekend

As the Fourth of July inches closer, it’s important to be reminded of safety procedures. The Jonesboro Police Department has some information about what you need to know to have fun safely this weekend.

  Walmart turning 160 parking lots into drive-in theaters

Walmart is transforming 160 of its store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters starting in August.

Mississippi Gaming Commission orders that masks be worn in all casinos

The Mississippi Gaming Commission is requiring all players, spectators and guests to wear a mask inside Mississippi casinos starting Friday at 8 p.m.

  Largest single-day increase in Arkansas with 878 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will update the public on the state of Arkansas's response to COVID-19, including the latest cases and deaths.

  Houston hospitals near capacity as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Officials say hospitals are running low on ICU beds to treat coronavirus patients.

  Fireworks and hand sanitizer can be a dangerous combination

“It can be a third degree burn because alcohol is potent and flammable,”

  Tommy’s Express Car Wash opening second Jonesboro location

In addition to Tommy’s, the 6-acre site will include three other lots for future development.

  AG: Impostors working hard to steal unemployment benefits

After her office received more than 100 complaints, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is warning residents about scam artists trying to steal their unemployment benefits.

’Alternative Baseball’ league looking to expand to Jonesboro

A baseball league for adults and teens with autism and other disabilities is looking to expand into Jonesboro.

  Sales tax to end; Greene County Jail paid off early

Officials in Greene County made a large announcement Wednesday morning. The Greene County Jail is now paid off, early.

  High winds knock tree onto Jonesboro man’s car

Wednesday winds uprooted an entire tree and it landed on one man's car.

  TDH monitoring Memphis hospital capacity

The Tennessee Department of Health is keeping a very close eye on COVID-19 cases in Memphis.

  Imboden Rural Health Clinic closing, officials say

A medical clinic in Lawrence County will be closing its doors, with officials saying the COVID-19 pandemic created a difficult situation leading to the closing.

  The Investigators: What Mid-Southerners need to know when federal unemployment assistance ends

Mid-Southerners who rely on unemployment money will soon lose a large amount of their benefits near the end of the month.

  Super Sam’s sees success after tornado

As the Fourth of July approaches, firework sales have been through the roof. We recently discussed the rise in fireworks sales across Region 8, and it’s no different at Super Sam’s in Jonesboro.

  Pocahontas sets graduation date July 13

The Pocahontas School District will honor the class of 2020 with a traditional graduation ceremony on July 13.

  Blytheville to temporarily close city pool over increased COVID-19 numbers

The city of Blytheville will temporarily close its city pool due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 in Mississippi County.

  Level 3 sex offender arrested in Newport, faces multiple counts of rape

A Level 3 sex offender has been arrested after an investigation into sexual misconduct with a minor, according to Newport police.

  Craighead County Sheriff’s Department renews ICE program

It’s been one year since the Craighead County Detention Center signed its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program to screen potential illegal immigrants and now, they’ve moved forward with resigning.

  Arkansas’ attorney general says she’s running for governor

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she's running for governor in 2022, setting up a potentially crowded and expensive Republican primary.

  Butler County Fair opens Wednesday

Butler County Fair starts Wednesday night.

  Storms bring heavy winds, power outages throughout Region 8

A strong storm system brought heavy winds and caused nearly 6,500 people to be without power throughout Region 8 Wednesday.

FEMA discusses hurricane season changes amid COVID-19 crisis

The Atlantic hurricane season is already breaking records with several storms named so early this year. With parts of the U.S. battling the wrath of the coronavirus pandemic, experts urge you not to delay in preparing.

COVID-19 test home collection kit to be available for Kroger frontline workers

Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co., has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 test home collection kit.

  Osceola FD responds to house fire on E. Hale

Firefighters in Osceola, Arkansas responded to a house fire on E. Hale Avenue Wednesday morning.

  ‘We are gonna die’: Man suspected of abducting child held on $1 million bond

A Jonesboro man suspected of abducting a child Tuesday afternoon then leading police on a chase that ended in a crash in another county is now behind bars.

  Craighead Co. seven-day rolling average trending down, Gov. says

Gov. Asa Hutchinson updates the public on the state of Arkansas's response to COVID-19, including the latest cases and deaths.

Audit: More than $115,000 taken from city of Parma through fraud, official records falsified

According to an audit conducted by State Auditor Nicole Galloway, more than $115,000 was taken fraudulently over a four-year period from the city of Parma through payroll overpayments and improper payments and purchases.

  Water park to remain closed for summer

In light of the shortened operating season and social distancing guidelines, management concluded opening the park is “not a financially viable option.”

  Tractors line Hwy. 51 to honor Stoddard Co. man

Businesses, farmers, and many others came together to honor the family of Landall Zoll.