1 hr ago
Man missing for 7 months found safe
Christopher Wayne Croy JONESBORO, AR -After more than 7 months missing, a local man has been found safe.
5 hrs ago
Arkansas board approves plan for osteopathic medical school
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas State University has been given the final approval from the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to bring an osteopathic medical school to Jonesboro.
9 hrs ago
Higher ed board OKs plan for ASU medical school
The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted certification for a new medical school on the campus of Arkansas State University.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Race Street construction begins
JONESBORO, AR - Race Street will be closed from Promise Lane to Mary Jane Drive today to begin phase 1 of the Race Street drainage improvements.
AR Highway Department could get green light for postponed road projects
JONESBORO, AR - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department had to postpone 15 construction projects statewide because of a lack of federal funding.
Tickets for tours of Johnny Cash's home available
JONESBORO, AR - Tickets are still available for opening day tours of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home next month.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Central Baptist Church goes 'To-The-Block' to party
JONESBORO, AR - A Region 8 church is taking its message to the streets. Members of Central Baptist Church's Word Campus hosted a "To-The-Block Party" at Cedar Manor Apartments Thursday evening.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Region 8 library hosts magic show
JONESBORO, AR - Region 8 children were left in amazement after a magic show sponsored by the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library Wednesday.
Women flee to roof to escape gunman
Michael Finley JONESBORO, AR - Two Jonesboro women had to be rescued from the roof of their house after police say a man opened fire on them.
Pair accused of abandoning puppy at apartment complex
JONESBORO, AR - When a couple of women packed up and moved out of their apartment recently, police say they left something behind: their puppy.
Rape suspect now charged with child pornography
Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office JONESBORO, AR - A Region 8 man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl now faces charges of child pornography.
Ken and Vickie Cole of Hoxie have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tammy Marie Cole, to Zachariah Robert Shayne Goforth, son of Robert Goforth and Sharon Goforth, both of Batesville.
Major changes coming to Abilities Unlimited Thrift Store
JONESBORO, AR - Abilities Unlimited has been serving the Jonesboro community for decades and the store's decor was beginning to show it.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Bobbie Bare Talks New Music, Hall of Fame, Johnny Cash: 'He Was a Hell of a Man'
Some say that Bobby Bare doesn't get excited much - a reflection on his easy-going nature.
Food Bank of NEA needing volunteers
JONESBORO, AR - Representatives with the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas needs volunteers.
Group needs over 3,800 more valid signatures
JONESBORO, AR - Falling nearly 4,000 signatures short, Our Community, Our Dollars will have 10 more days to gather the valid signatures needed to get the wet/dry issue on the November ballot.
More summer-like temperatures on the way
Monday ? ? Afternoon Update: Here is a quick look at stories trending now, plus some the Region 8 News' reporters are working on to share with you on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. Trending Online ? Cycling safety Great weather the last few days means more cyclists are on the roads.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Congressman Tim Griffin in Region 8 Monday
JONESBORO, AR - Congressman Tim Griffin was in Region 8 Monday meeting with business owners at St. Bernards Health and Wellness Institute.
Jonesboro man arrested for meth during traffic stop
JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man was arrested when an officer found drugs during a traffic stop.
Man arrested for drugs says pants were not his
Krystian Tamez JONESBORO, AR - A Region 8 man arrested Saturday night reportedly told a deputy he did not know about a bag of drugs in the sweatpants he was wearing because the pants were not his.