Folks hit the road for Labor Day festivities
JONESBORO, AR - Many folks were out today packing up and heading out to meet with family and friends for Labor Day.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Jonesboro man arrested for pulling a gun on another man
Source: Craighead County Jail JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man was arrested after pointing a gun at and threatening another man.
Man charged with assault after threatening his mother
Robert Walden JONESBORO, AR - A man is charged with terroristic threatening after his mother told police she felt threatened by him.
U.S. Congressman Tom Cotton featured speaker
JONESBORO, AR - Candidate for U.S. Senate Congressman Tom Cotton was the featured speaker at the Northeast Arkansas Political Animals meeting at the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce on Friday.
Safety training session held for CASA volunteers
JONESBORO, AR - A training session was held Friday so volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates can be prepared for any situation they might walk into.
Danny Ford honored by Disabled Veterans Group
JONESBORO, AR - A Region 8 businessman was honored by local veterans. Members of the Disabled Veterans Group showed up at Glen Sain Chevrolet Friday morning to honor Danny Ford.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Bill Carter reflects on fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival
Having had a few days to catch his breath, Bill Carter can now look back at the fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival -held again at the Arkansas State University's Convocation Center in Jonesboro on Aug. 15--and assess what it might take to top it.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Jonesboro police make 6 arrests, clear 115 car break-in cases
JONESBORO, AR - The city of Jonesboro was plagued with more than 115 car break-ins over the spring and summer months.
KATV Little Rock
The St. Louis Sports Commission had asked Arkansas State to move its home game in the second week of September 2015 to the city's Busch Stadium.
Kids music stars The Fresh Beat Band to perform at NJPAC
As a girl growing up in Jonesboro, Ark., Tara Perry adored music but could not decide which instrument she wanted to play.
JPD needs officers
Region 8 News Thursday Evening Update - some of the stories we're tracking for Region 8 News at 10. Jail Closing Today the Arkansas Jail Standards committee voted unanimously to close the Lawrence County Jail.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Woman arrested after police find meth in purse
JONESBORO, AR - A Region 8 woman was arrested after police said her purse contained more than cash and credit cards.
Discussion on gun safety back in focus
Wednesday 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 Kids and gun safety After a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor Tuesday, gun instructors are warning parents on safety ... (more)
3rd suspect charged in car break-ins
Lane Fears Andrew Shipman John Faughn JONESBORO, AR - A third man has been charged in a string of vehicle break-ins that have plagued Jonesboro in the last few weeks.
Crooks and Liars
Arkansas Police Chief Resigns After Calling Reporter A 'Smelly Left Wing Liberal' On Facebook
The chief of the Jonesboro, Arkansas police resigned on Monday, just three days after being suspended by the mayor for making derogatory comments on Facebook.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Healthcare worker accused of stealing from deceased client
JONESBORO, AR - A Region 8 in-home health care provider is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her deceased client.
Westside Elementary shows their A-State pride
JONESBORO, AR - Students at Westside Elementary showed their A-State pride on Tuesday.
Arkansas State, Missouri game will be played in Jonesboro
JONESBORO, AR - The decision has been made. The Arkansas State versus Missouri football game will be played in Jonesboro.
NEA Fair manager stepping down
JONESBORO, AR - Citing health issues, Jerry Reece announced Monday he is resigning his post as a manager of the Northeast Arkansas Fair.
Re: Chavis Carter police shooting jonesboro arkansas | Breaking News for Black America
Two weeks after a handcuffed 21-year-old Mississippi man mysteriously died from a gunshot wound in the head while in the back of a police car in Jonesboro, Ark., local police are standing by their theory that it was the victim who pulled the trigger, CNN reports .