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TRAFFIC ALERT: Head-on crash shuts down Jonesboro road

Jonesboro police and rescue have been called to a crash with injuries on Southwest Drive.

Arkansas court won’t let judge hear execution cases again

Poinsett Co. Health Unit offering flu shots

Woman reports two men robbed her

  Board to consider revision of alcohol beverage policy at Southeast Missouri State athletic events

Car crashes into business, injuring motorist

‘Extreme caution’ advised as hot, dry weather continues

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City cites “circumstances beyond our control” for delayed trash pickup in Campbell, Mo.

4 families sue over Missouri vaccine requirements

  Batesville School District brings awareness to suicide prevention

  Southside looking to change its address line from Batesville

Doctors using drones to deliver insulin

  Suspect dead, deputies recovering after attempting to serve warrant

  Man found guilty in Harrisburg murder

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

Man arrested in rape, sexual extortion case in Pocahontas

Logan Anthony Dale of Pocahontas was arrested Sept. 9 after the investigation.

Electric scooters head to A-State campus this month

According to a media release, VeoRide Electric Scooters will be on campus Sept. 23 with officials first announcing in August that the scooters would be on campus this fall.

Two arrested in robbery case

Two people face an October court date after a victim told police they robbed him at gunpoint.

  Spreading awareness on student mental health

  Highway commission approves Hwy. 49 widening project

Man stabbed 3 times refuses to press charges; case closed

Little Rock extends homeless program that pays minimum wage

  Escaped Penn. prisoner arrested in Dexter, Mo.

Man charged with sexual indecency with a child

Arkansas attorney general wants judge barred from her cases

Arkansas' attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to reassign cases involving her office from a judge who has been prohibited from handling execution cases, accusing him of regularly being biased against her staff

VA clinics to ban cigarettes, cigars, vape pens

Patients and visitors to area VA medical clinics will no longer be able to fire up a cigarette.

Missing Independence County woman found ‘safe’

A Southside woman missing two weeks has been found alive and safe.

Candlelight vigil to bring awareness to veteran suicide prevention

A Poplar Bluff VA hospital will host a candlelight vigil next week in hopes of shining light on veteran suicide.

ABC fines local businesses for selling to minors

Less than a month after the Alcoholic Beverage Control fined it for serving alcohol after hours, a local bar faces new fines for selling to minors.

ABC director approves multiple private club permits

The director of Arkansas’s Alcoholic Beverage Control gave the go-ahead to several Jonesboro restaurants to sell liquor.

  Striking employees costing GM $50-100M per day

General Motors said it will no longer pay for health care coverage as thousands of employees remain on strike.

  Kamala Harris plans campaign trip to Memphis

Democratic Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is planning a stop in Memphis.

  TBI issues alert for missing Haywood County teen

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking for a child they believe is in danger.

Investigation underway after police find body near Mountain Home golf course

An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death and the identity of the man.

  Jonesboro hospital brings awareness to ovarian cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. One local hospital is doing its part to raise awareness of what many call the “silent killer.”

  City Council throws out renaming Johnson Ave. to honor Dr. King

City Council held its normal scheduled meeting today and over 15 ordinances and resolutions were on the agenda, including one item that has been held and postponed since June 18.

Arkansas rice industry donates over 141,000 pounds of rice to families in need

Several rice mills in Arkansas donated over 141,000 pounds of rice to help families in need in honor of Rice Month.

Jonesboro, Craighead County sales tax growth continues to see positive results

The sales tax growth in Jonesboro and Craighead County continued to see positive results in August 2019.

  Suspect arrested in murder of 18-year-old White Station Football Player

Talas Bonds is facing charges of first degree murder in perpetration of a robbery after he allegedly shot and killed Luibel near a church in Frayser on Sept. 2.

Man accused of biting, beating and choking woman

The home was locked, but officers heard the victim yell, "please stop" and "don't" inside the home.

  Statewide error forces assessors to resend property values

Many people across Region 8 are getting letters in the mail from their county tax assessors with updated property taxes, all because a statewide error occurred.

  $25K coming to help fund Paragould festival

A new festival coming to Paragould has one group hopeful it will bring in lots of people to the town.

Man found guilty in 2015 Kennett murder

A man was found guilty Tuesday of a Kennett murder that happened in 2015.

  Soccer boom in Greene County

The Greene County Soccer Association has team numbers busting at the seams with numbers doubling over the past four years.

GM stops paying for health care for striking workers; union to cover costs as strike continues

General Motors workers across the country remain on strike Tuesday morning after contract negotiations between GM and United Auto Workers Union went on through the night.

  City Council attorney says MPD can fine drivers for state’s hands-free law without new city ordinance

“I think there is authority. It depends on how you interpret all the various statutes,” said Allan Wade, Memphis City Council attorney.

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.

  Law enforcement digging in Scott Co., Mo. field as part of investigation into Cheryl Ann Scherer disappearance

Officials said nothing was located during the search.

City of Jonesboro to auction surplus equipment

The City of Jonesboro will auction off everything from police cars to garbage trucks on Saturday.

Man sentenced in fatal head-on crash

A Craighead County man will spend five years in prison for a 2016 crash that left a woman dead.

  Firms and union leaders deal with shortage of construction workers

Construction firms across the country are dealing with a severe lack of skilled workers.

  Police officer dead, suspect in custody after shooting in Tuscaloosa

Authorities confirm an officer with the Tuscaloosa Police Department shot Monday in the western part of the city has died from his injuries.

  Art students perform at NEA fair for the first time

Multiple students and performing art groups took the stage Monday night for the first Fine Arts at the Fair and one Region 8 Choir Director coordinated it all.

Johnson Avenue renaming, sanitation up for discussion at city council

Several items are up for discussion at Jonesboro's city council meeting Tuesday, September 17.

Town asks for help locating family of missing Bible

One town took to Facebook asking for help locating the family of a Bible owner found in Sedgwick.

  Two men arrested for second break-in in nearly four month span

Two men arrested for a previous break-in over the summer were arrested by Jonesboro Police again over the weekend.

  NEA District Fair 2019 gets underway

The Northeast Arkansas District Fair is now in full swing with food and rides for kids of all ages.

  Jonesboro police investigating robbery outside Dollar General store

Jonesboro police are investigating a robbery outside of a Dollar General store.

  Facility to better prepare first responders

A disaster training facility in Lawrence County will better prepare not only local first responders but emergency officials states away.

Suspects wear ‘Scream’, gorilla masks during robberies in Helena-West Helena

Police in Helena-West Helena say they are investigating a robbery Saturday in which the suspect wore a gorilla mask and an other robbery Monday in which the suspect wore a "Scream" mask. Investigators haven't said if they believe the robberies are connected.

  Local UAW VP: National strike against GM fires up after contracts fall short

Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S. as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses.

  New service dog program Introduced at St. Jude

"We want those dogs to go in there and make this the best day they can for the children," Bresher said.

  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.

  House fire started in kitchen, spread to the attic

The Jonesboro Fire Department has responded to a fire in on Boydston Street, according to Jonesboro E-911 Dispatch.

  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.

Man arrested for pulling knife, threatening to ‘get rid of them all’

Police arrested a man Friday night after they say he pulled a knife and threatened to kill a man and his family.

  Texas Roadhouse set to open next month

Texas Roadhouse is set to open next month in Jonesboro.

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

Williams Baptist University announced Monday morning that it would soon give students a chance to work their way through college, with the potential to graduate debt-free.

  Level 3 sex offender accused of using internet to meet young girls, again

A Level 3 sex offender convicted twice of computer child pornography is back behind bars, accused of sending sexually charged messages, videos, and photos to underage girls.

  Hays 2 clothing store quitting business

After more than 35 years of combined operation, an Arkansas family-owned clothing business is closing its doors for good.

Jason Aldean tour coming to Jonesboro

Country music superstar Jason Aldean is bringing his “We Back Tour” to Jonesboro.

  Arkansas State Police issue missing/endangered child alert

Arkansas State Police have issued an alert for a missing 16-year-old girl.

  Man accused of taking 6 children, 2 adults hostage inside West Memphis home

West Memphis Police Department took a man into custody after they said he was holding eight people hostage.

  Special deputies armed to protect students at area school

One Arkansas superintendent wants every parent to know that he is committed to keeping all of his faculty and students safe.

  Driver crashes through couple’s bedroom, couple thrown from home

The vehicle hit the couple’s bed as it passed through the home.

  Memphis GM employees join nationwide union strike

General Motors workers in Memphis are joining nearly 50,000 others across the country in the largest strike in 12 years.

  Clay County authorities arrest man after escaping during stop

Clay County authorities arrested a man Sunday evening after he escaped during a traffic stop.

  Museum honoring Hoxie’s role in integration of schools planned

Museums showcase the work that has been done over the years and on Sunday, Hoxie announced their efforts of adding one of their own.

  Kids’ Color Run helps community’s health through fitness

Downtown streets of Jonesboro saw lots of kids and plenty of color for St. Bernards’s race.

Crash scene cleared at Highway 226 in Craighead County

Crews have cleared the scene of a crash with injury on Highway 226.

  Festival gets everyone downtown to Paragould

Saturday’s Get Downtown Festival got all of Paragould’s people out, along with people from surrounding towns for good food and a good time.