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.

Writers retreat to commemorate the Armistice

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott will hold a special writer’s retreat commemorating the centennial of the end of World War I.

Police investigate armed robbery at fast food restaurant

At approximately 10 Thursday night, officers with the Batesville Police Department were dispatched to the Taco Bell located at 1102 S. St. Louis Street.

Chamber of Commerce hosts volunteer fair

Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce hosts volunteer fair at St. Bernard's Auditorium.

Woman arrested for assaulting officer

A woman claiming her name was Beyonce Williams faces charges for assaulting an officer and outstanding warrants.

Candlelight vigil held as part of awareness week

A candlelight vigil was held on Arkansas State University’s campus Thursday night.

Police warns about kids sending illicit photos

The saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but some can be worth that much in fines.

Residents, SID respond to possible fee increase

Cherokee Village residents could see an increase in their Suburban Improvement District fees this coming year, and residents are speaking out.

Arkansas State opens HOWL Center

ASU opens up mental health resource center

Two-day rally protesting removal of Confederate statues begins Friday in Memphis

A two-day Confederate rally is scheduled to start Friday in Memphis.

Community donates money for bulletproof vests after shooting incident

After hearing that vest, along with several other officers' vests, were expired and seeing firsthand how vital they are to the department, donations started flooding in.

  Riverside East Elementary gets new playground

Kids at East Riverside Elementary school have a new place to be happy and make memories.

WATCH: Bobcat caught on camera near Cherokee Village

A bobcat was recently caught on camera near Cherokee Village posing for a selfie.

Fair to connect volunteers with non-profit organizations

The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Benefits Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 E. Washington.

Blytheville offering free WIFI to boost activity downtown

In a push to get more people out and about in downtown, Main Street Blytheville and Ritter Communications now offer free WIFI.

Police department hopes for large, central dispatch center for entire county

And for Trumann, it may be the first of many cities in Poinsett County switching over in the hopes of having a central dispatch center for the entire county.

Harrisburg PD looking to switch dispatch services

Harrisburg Police Department is hoping to switch dispatch services from Poinsett County Sheriff's Office to Trumann Police Department.

St Paul United Methodist Church builds “blessing box”

St Paul United Methodist church gives back to the community

Pelicans found shot to death near Batesville

Two pelicans found dead along the banks of the White River near Batesville.

Welding classes now offered to Izard County Consolidated students

Students at Izard County Consolidated can now take welding courses.

Caraway buying water after finding issue with well

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

Touch-A-Truck raises money for cancer support group

Proceeds benefited HopeCircle, a cancer support center located on the NEA Baptist Hospital campus.

Newport awards Lt. Patrick Weatherford Hero award

Newport High School presented the first Lt. Patrick Weatherford award at Friday night's football game.

Anheuser-Busch sending more than 300,000 cans of water to those affected by Hurricane Florence

Water coming to affected communities from the hurricane from Anheuser-Busch

Sheriff: Process server not affiliated with office

The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office says a man claiming to be a process server is not who he seems.

Hardy getting 2 new police cars

Hardy Police Department is expecting to get two new SUV's to replace two older police cars.

Fire Dept. installs free smoke detectors, fire extinguishers in businesses

One Region 8 fire department is taking an extra step in making sure it’s local businesses are prepared in case of a fire.

Loberg Park’s new pavilion almost finished

Hardy's newest addition to Loberg Park is almost complete.

A look at weekend events around Region 8

Here is a list of what's happening this weekend around Region 8.

Osceola turns focus to drawing in commercial business

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

Opened breaker blamed for city-wide power outage

An open breaker is to blame for a power outage Wednesday night that left the city of Paragould in the dark.

Wynne Police Department accepting applications

The Wynne Police Department is currently accepting applications for a full-time patrol officer.

Curbside recycling pickup still on hold for Independence County

Independence County's hold on curbside recycling pickup expires in less than a month.

Partners in Preparedness aims to educate the community

Greene County OEM aims to educate community.

Beatles festival returns to Lawrence County

Beatles at the Ridge returns to Walnut Ridge.

NAEC line workers to help restore power after hurricane

North Arkansas Electric Cooperative line workers loaded up and headed out from Salem Wednesday morning for Crewe, Virginia.

Batesville Police Department hoping to move locations

The Batesville Police Department hopes to move to a new building soon.

Local hospital celebrates topping out ceremony

St. Bernards holds "topping out" ceremony to celebrate final beam on construction project.

Patriots service remembers those gone

Patriots Day Service took place on Tuesday to remember those who lost their on 9/11.

City officials still working toward traffic concern fix

Traffic is still a huge topic of concern in Brookland, discussed again Monday night at the city council meeting.

A Better Region 8: Double standards in athletes

Double standard in athletes' temper tirades in regards to gender