If you're a crook and you're looking for a place to burglarize -- who thinks -- let me break into the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society.
Who does that? Does that make any sense?
Here are a group of people trying to do what's right by our furry friends and it appears a group of people decided it was the place to steal from.
I just don't get it.
But there is a silver lining, within hours of the word going out about the break in donations started pouring in.
Now, the shelter is looking to upgrade it's security.
But the folks who did this are still on the run? And you know they have to be bragging about it.
If you know something, do the right thing and turn them in.
Helping catch people who do things like this and keeping the donations coming for the Humane Society will make this A Better Region 8.
The death of Arkansas State University football player Markel Owens is a devastating loss to Region 8.
A police captain in Jackson, Tennessee where Owens grew up, said this young man was a hero.
Captain Tyreece Miller said Owens intervened when he saw his mother and step-father in danger.
I didn't know Owens personally, but I wish I had.
After listening to his teammates and coaches remember him, it sounds like Owens was a wonderful person with a big heart and lots of life to live, a life that's now been taken.
I know everything happens for a reason, but sometimes it's just so hard for us to understand.
I think the best thing we can do is pray for Owens mom, his fellow teammates and our entire Region 8 community as we mourn the loss of this hero.
Markel Owens made this A Better Region 8.
There are plenty of us who can point out problems in our communities and complain and then there are the select few who see a problem and then do something about it.
Chris Brantley from Clay County is one of those select few.
Brantley recognized a need for father figures to be involved in his local school, Piggott Elementary.
He started Watch D.O.G.S. This stands for Dads of Great students.
In Clay County, more than 15 percent of homes are single female headed households.
Brantley and his team of watch dogs spend time in the schools providing role models.
They also help with security.
And you don't even have to be a dad of a student. They have grandfathers, uncles and stepdads who are part of the 35 member team.
Hats off to Chris Brantley and all the members of the Watch DOGS.
You are making this A Better Region 8.
In such a loving and caring community as Region 8, it just boggles my mind that someone could be so cruel.
We just don't dump puppies in Region 8.
We just shouldn't dump puppies in Region 8.
We just can't dump puppies in Region 8.
By now, you know I'm an animal lover. I also believe the way a community treats their animals is indicative of the way people in a community will treat other people.
3 of the 7 puppies dumped at an intersection in Jonesboro recently have now died.
Dumping puppies is considered animal cruelty in Jonesboro.
If the person or persons who did this is caught, there will be charges.
And Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for any tip that can crack the case.
If you know anything about this, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 870-935-STOP.
Remember, you can do this anonymously.
And do what's right for all God's creatures.
Take care of our animals. It will make this A Better Region 8.
Finishing the game.
If you stayed up late Sunday night to watch our ASU Red Wolves Football team take on Ball State University, you not only saw an incredible display of athleticism, but you also saw why it's so important to finish the game.
With less than 2 minutes left, Ball State scored and it looked like things were over for the Red Wolves.
But our team said wait just a minute, we can do this and boy did they.
With those last few minutes left, ASU followed their plan, ran their plays and achieved success, scoring with 32 seconds left to play.
First, let me congratulate the Red Wolves on another hard fought victory.
But also, I want thank the team for reminding us of a very valuable lesson, finish the game.
How many times have you wanted to give up, felt that you were beat and there was no way to win in life, work or as a community?
As you head into the new year and face challenges, remember this year's Red Wolf team and keep in mind it's always important to finish the game.
Finishing the game will make this A Better Region 8.
Arkansas Lt. Governor Mark Darr, it's time. You need to resign.
Darr has admitted fault in 11 campaign spending citations.
Governor Mike Beebe has called for Darr to leave office, Republicans in the state congressional delegation have unanimously called for Darr to leave office and the state GOP Chairman says the party would call on Darr to leave office if he ends up facing criminal charges.
Darr joins the ranks of two other high profile politicians in the past year who, we trusted with our vote and they broke that trust.
You may remember Darr is the same lawmaker who was using state police to chauffeur him on long distance trips so he could talk on his cell phone and you paid for it.
Darr appears to be digging in his heels and says he is working to rebuild trust with the voters.
Mister Darr, I believe you are too late. The damage is done and it's going to be extremely difficult for voters to trust you again.
Resign and let a new lawmaker prove to the people that he or she is not entitled and will take care of the taxpayers money.
A resignation from Darr would make this a Better Arkansas and A Better Region 8.