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Jonesboro getting new 16-screen cinema

Haag Brown Commercial announced Friday that a new, state-of-the-art 16-screen cinema is coming to Jonesboro.

MO governor considering new ways to alleviate trucker shortage

Gov. Parson also said he would like to give state prison inmates a chance to learn truck driving so they could help fill the driver shortage when they leave prison.

Nissan recalling more than 215,000 cars and SUV’s because of fire risk

Brake fluid could leak onto a circuit board, causing a short and a possible fire.

ICE detains 12 people in Batesville in drug operation

A recent roundup of a dozen suspected undocumented immigrants has rattled some nerves in Batesville.

Bridge often used by farmers open in time for harvest

It's been blocked off for several months, but Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell said it is now open just in time for the busy harvest season.

ALDI to offer online grocery delivery

ALDI announced a partnership that will bring online grocery delivery to stores across the nation.

No, Lambert’s Cafe isn’t closing

Lambert’s Cafe debunked a rumor going around that they were closing.

Osceola works up master plan to enlarge, upgrade airport

The city of Osceola is known for its industrial growth, and it’s only getting bigger. But now it’s focusing on an aspect that hasn’t quite kept up with the times.

Railway company donates to children

Grant provides food to children.

ABC fines businesses for being open late, not cooperating with police

The Alcoholic Beverage Control board fined two area businesses and placed them on probation for not cooperating with local police.

General Motors recalls pickups, SUVs over brakes

General Motors is recalling about 41,000 pickup trucks and police sports utility vehicles because of loose brake pedals.

  City that was considered a food desert, getting new supermarket

Osceola has been considered a food desert since the Food Giant supermarket closed back in January. But it won't be for much longer.

Copper theft knocks radio station off air

Copper thieves caused more than $80,000 in damages to steal $1,000 worth of copper from a local radio station tower.

Tyson Foods CEO to step down for ‘personal reasons’

Tyson Foods has announced its president and chief executive officer Tom Hayes will step down at the end of September for "personal reasons."

11 former FedEx employees, 2 former USPS contractors indicted for stealing mail

Eleven former FedEx employees and two former United States Postal Service contractors are facing federal charges for stealing mail.

Coca-Cola is signaling interest in sale of cannabis-infused drinks

Coke says cannabis is an ingredient that could gain ground in wellness beverages globally.

Customer of popular money transfer app warns of possible scam

Roderick Duncan is a local chef who said he was scammed when he called what he believed was a customer service number he found online for Cash App--a digital money transfer merchant.

Caraway buying water after finding issue with well

Caraway has to buy water temporarily after finding an issue with the town well.

Report: Quapaw House working on agreement for assets of Preferred Family Healthcare

A Central Arkansas rehabilitation and behavioral health facility is working on an agreement to acquire the assets of Preferred Family Healthcare in Arkansas, officials said in a media release Friday night.

Report: Jonesboro area income sees major boost

The Jonesboro region saw the 4th highest jump in the nation in 2017 when it comes to median household income growth, an area economic development group said Friday.

Texas company to reopen Magnolia timber mill

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission has approved a bond guarantee for a Texas investing group to reopen a timber mill in southwest Arkansas which is expected to create about 60 jobs.

Bob Evans recalling more than 46,000 pounds of pork sausage links

Plastic pieces may have gotten into the pork sausage links.

Area businesses apply for ABC permits

Several area businesses applied for ABC permits to sell beer.

Osceola turns focus to drawing in commercial business

A Region 8 city overflowing with industrial jobs is now focusing on expanding its commercial opportunities.

ICE detains dozens of workers in Arkansas factory raid

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has detained at least two dozen employees of a northwestern Arkansas food-processing plant as part of an immigration raid.

Walmart prepares for Hurricane Florence impact

One of the nation’s largest retailers has been working in recent days to prepare for the impact of Hurricane Florence as area residents also prepare for the dangerous storm.

Construction begins on $214M airport renovations

Memphis International Airport is working on some major upgrades as the airport has officially started construction on its modernization project.

Frontier to offer non-stop flights from Little Rock to Orlando

Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday it will offer nonstop service from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock to Orlando International Airport.

Entergy Arkansas deploying linemen to east coast ahead of Hurricane Florence

Entergy Arkansas is sending crews to the Mid-Atlantic coast ahead of Hurricane Florence in anticipation of widespread damage by the storm.

Apple struggling to sell iPhone in the world’s biggest markets

According to industry estimates, Apple's signature device accounts for only 2 percent of smartphone sales in India.

Group asks Arkansas court to strike casinos ballot measure

A group is asking Arkansas' highest court to disqualify a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state.

Car vending machine may be coming to Memphis

Memphis might be getting a car vending machine.

Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to US

Trump agrees with Apple that potential tariffs on Chinese imports could make its gadgets more expensive, but says the tech company can fix the problem by moving production to the U.S.

Entergy Arkansas to bring advanced meters to homes and businesses

The company uses technology to modernize the electric grid, build smarter energy future

Special master appointed in Arkansas minimum wage case

A former Arkansas Appeals Court judge has been appointed to review claims that thousands of signatures submitted in favor of a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage should be invalidated.

Another day at Tesla: Execs depart, Musk invites controversy

Another day at Tesla means executive departures, the CEO involved in controversy, and a stock decline

US hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years

Hiring picked up in August as US paychecks jumped by the most in 9 years

Arkansas judge disqualifies measure limiting lawsuit damages

An Arkansas judge has disqualified a ballot measure that would limit the damages awarded in civil lawsuits and would give the state Legislature control over court rules.

BlueCross of Tennessee will stop covering OxyContin in 2019

Tennessee's largest health insurer will stop covering OxyContin prescriptions as part of an effort to combat opioid addiction.

Ford recalls 2 million F-150s for seat belt fire concerns

The recall affects vehicles from the 2015 to 2018 model years. Ford said its investigation found some front seat belt pretensioners can generate excessive sparks when they deploy, which may ignite gases released from the device.

Ford recalls 2 million F-150s for seat belt fire concerns

Ford said its investigation found some front seat belt pretensioners can generate excessive sparks when they deploy, which may ignite gases released from the device.