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Mississippi County court OKs hospital tax vote
Mississippi County residents will go to the polls in October to vote on a new half-cent sales tax to help the county hospital system.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Local police searching for man wanted in Illinois murder
Micah Hopkins BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Region 8 police and the U.S. Marshals service are searching for a man wanted for capital murder.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Hospital wants to ask residents for new sales tax
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR - The Mississippi County Hospital System wants to ask voters to approve a new sales tax to help fund the Blytheville and Osceola campuses.
Local firefighter retires after 21 years of service
Tim Talley LUXORA, AR - A man who served his community in Mississippi County in multiple capacities has retired.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
July 4th forecast looking good
Wednesday Afternoon Update-Here is a quick look at some of the stories we at Region 8 News are working on to share with you on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10pm .
Mother finds boy after he was hit by lightning strike
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR - A boy was killed by a lightning strike Tuesday night in Mississippi County, according to Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
The City Wire
Big River Steel closes on financing, construction is next
Arkansas' $1.3 billion steel mill superproject in northeast Arkansas has closed on its private equity financing.
Big River Steel closes on financing
Big River Steel LLC announced today that it had closed on the financing necessary to build a $1.3 billion steel mill in Mississippi County that supposedly will employ 500.
ACLU asks for halt on Voter ID
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas last week asked a state court to halt the voter ID law after research indicated more than 1,000 eligible votes were not counted in the May 20 primary.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Region 8 man killed in motorcycle crash
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR - A Blytheville man was killed Saturday morning in a motorcycle accident in Mississippi County.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Suspected rapist believed to be hiding out in Tangipahoa Parish
Tangipahoa Parish authorities are searching for an Arkansas man wanted on two counts of forcible rape who is believed to be hiding put in the parish, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Thursday.