Thursday Sep 11
Golfers swing for healthcare in Region 8
PARAGOULD, AR - A little rain didn't dampen the spirits of golfers out at the Paragould Country Club on Thursday. It wasn't because they're die-hard golfers, but because every swing, putt, and birdie was helping others, local business leaders.
Thursday Sep 11
Man arrested in local storage break-in
Daryel Simmons JONESBORO, AR - Jonesboro police arrested a man accused of breaking into the A Plus Mini Storage facility in August. According to the Jonesboro Police Department, Daryel Simmons Jr., 28, of Paragould, was charged with breaking or entering/theft of property greater than $5,000 less than $25,000.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Opposition against Paragould western bypass growing
PARAGOULD, AR - Opposition to the proposed bypass in Paragould ?continues to grow. Opponents recently held a meeting where about 55 people discussed the sacrifices they would have to make to carry through with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department's plan.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Region 8 college receives large monetary gift
PARAGOULD, AR - One Region 8 College received a generous gift Monday afternoon. Members of the East Arkansas Planning and Development District presented a check for $12,000 to Crowley's Ridge College.
Student health amidst temperature changes
PARAGOULD, AR - With kids back in school and temperatures getting cooler, it's getting to be that time of year when kids start getting sick more. On Region 8 News at 5 and 6, Andrew Wilson finds out what schools are doing to keep kids in the classroom and not at home sick.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Court affirms conviction of Region 8 man found guilty of raping, marrying daughter
Joseph Chunestudy JONESBORO, AR - The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Region 8 man was rightfully convicted of raping his own daughter, whom he later married. In 2011 a Greene County jury found Joseph Chunestudy, 55, guilty of rape.
One year later, Weatherford family thanks hospital that saved daughter
PARAGOULD, AR - Over the past year, Kinlee Weatherford has been on the road to recovery after she nearly drowned in her bathtub. Region 8 News introduced you to Kinlee earlier this year.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Doctor charged with 3 more voyeurism counts
A Paragould gynecologist accused of taking photographs of a nude patient faces additional charges after police said three more patients identified pictures of themselves on his cellphone, according to documents filed in a Greene County court. Greene County District Judge Dan Stidham found probable cause to charge Paul Becton with three more counts of felony video voyeurism.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
New charges filed against Paragould OBGYN accused of video voyeurism
Paul Becton, Jr. PARAGOULD, AR - A 68-year-old Paragould doctor accused of taking nude photos of his patients without their consent faces more charges after detectives say more victims, including a juvenile, came forward.
Greene County jail to start new video visitation system
PARAGOULD, Ark. - An official with an eastern Arkansas county jail says he expects video visitation services for inmates to begin this week.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Police searching for suspected tractor thief
PARAGOULD, AR - A Paragould man is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person suspected of stealing his tractor.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Schools help students beat the heat
PARAGOULD, AR - School is back in session across Region 8 and the summer heat has moved in just in time for it.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
County employee arrested for DWI while in one-ton truck
Christopher Arzola PARAGOULD, AR - An employee with the Greene County Road Department was ordered to spend a month in jail for his second DWI offense, according to documents filed in Greene County District Court.