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One of Jonesboro’s newest restaurants sets opening date

One of Jonesboro's newest restaurants has set their open date, along with a host of prizes for the 'die-hards."

Exploding toilets prompt recall of 1.4 million flushing systems

Memphis orders Lime scooter company to remove its scooters

Survey: Arkansans single and ready to mingle, but not enough fish

Cell phone tower moved while crews work on water tank upgrades

Heater catches house on fire

Mountain Valley firm sold for $78.5 million

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Half of phone calls will be scams in 2019 says company

Soybean crop suffers due to torrential rains, trade war

New survey reveals price tags for Halloween

Arkansas drops 4,100 from Medicaid over work rule

New tax scam hits Missouri residents

2 cents worth: AR gas prices fall

Doctor match problems to potentially helpful vitamin solutions

Doctors said they recommended eating nutrients before turning to a pill, but there's help available under the right circumstances.

Facebook: Hackers accessed information from more than 29 million accounts

Facebook downsized the number of accounts that were hacked back in September.

$548 million jackpot for Friday night Mega Millions drawing

The grand prize has increased to the third-largest jackpot in the lottery’s history.

Pumpkin spice everything: watch what pumpkin you use

Pumpkin can be healthy for you, but it depends on what kind of pumpkin you use.

Facebook wants to put a camera in your home

Little Caesars location caught with frozen pizzas in store

Lawsuit claims LaCroix isn’t all natural, ingredients used in cockroach insecticide

Maserati dealership planned in Memphis

Report: Barnes & Noble looking to sell

Customer of popular money transfer app warns of possible scam

  6.5 million pounds of beef products recalled nationwide due to possible salmonella

An investigation has identified 57 people from 16 states with illnesses believed to have been caused by the beef products.

Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston Issues Tax Reminder to Property Owners

Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston issued his annual public reminder of the upcoming deadline to pay personal and real property taxes.

Kroger, Walgreens teaming up for one-stop shop

Kroger and Walgreens are looking to capitalize on those wishing to condense their shopping experience by opening combined stores.

Report: 60 stores announce Thanksgiving Day closures

Over 60 stores have confirmed to BestBlackFriday.com closures for Thanksgiving Day. The site estimates nearly 100 well-known national and regional retailers will be closed.

Pain medicine recalled for packaging issue

Some of the ingredients in Uber Numb are poisonous if swallowed. The spray and cream are being recalled because the packaging isn't child resistant as required.

A Better Region 8: Protecting yourself from telemarketers

Editorial to help viewers protect themselves from out of state spoof calls from local numbers.

FCC issues major enforcement actions to combat robocalls

The FCC is cracking down on robocalls, issuing multimillion-dollar fines to multiple companies.

Facebook announces security breach affecting 50 million accounts

Facebook announced Friday that a security breach had affected around 50 million of its users accounts.

Paragould A&P Commission holds first meeting

Paragould’s Advertising and Promotion Commission held their first meeting tonight.

Recent tariffs will increase cost of homebuilding, remodeling

If you're looking to build or renovate your home soon, you may be spending more for upgrades.

Planned power outage scheduled for Bono

Bono citizens will be without electricity for a couple of hours Thursday morning.

Target, Sam’s Club, Aldi and more affected by beef recall

The USDA announced a recall of more than 130,00 pounds of Cargill Meat Solutions ground chuck products last week, and released an expanded list of affected retailers on Wednesday.

About 30,000 fitness trackers recalled due to burn risk

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the activity tracker wristbands can overheat while the user is wearing it or when charging, posing a burn hazard.

Alcohol blamed for 3 million deaths yearly, according to WHO

The World Health Organization reported that 75 percent of the deaths were men.

Modern couples embracing cash wedding registries

Cash registries are up 50% since 2016, according to Lauren Kay of wedding planning website, The Knot.

UAMS Center on Aging offering help during open enrollment

The UAMS Center for Aging-Northeast to assist in Medicare open enrollment

Chinese tariffs to impact local businesses

As the battle of tariffs continue to play out between the United States and China, local businesses are preparing for the impact.

Have we reached peak pumpkin spice?

It seems virtually everything these days, from coffee to dog treats, is flavored with pumpkin spice.

Power restored in Clay, Greene Counties

Nearly 1,800 Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation customers were without power to start the week.

New theater coming to Greensborough Village

Malco Theatres, Inc. of Memphis announced it will build its newest VIP Theatre in Greensborough Village

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.

NAEC plans to build solar array near Salem

An agreement was met between North Arkansas Electric Cooperatives and Today’s Power Inc. to start construction on a 1-megawatt solar array near NAEC headquarters in Salem.

Osceola officials warn of light bill scam

Osceola officials are warning residents about a scam going around town.

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.

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.

Sheriff warns scammers using public information to defraud residents

Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd says scammers are using public information to try and get money from unsuspecting victims.

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

Plastic pieces may have gotten into the pork sausage links.

Pickup truck prices up 48% in last decade

The average price for the three most popular pickups is now well over $40,000.

Health inspections put area schools, day cares to the test

In the latest round of health inspections, some local businesses and daycares did not pass with flying colors.

A look inside the new Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe's is set to finally open their Germantown location Friday.

Pork sausage link products recalled due to possible foreign matter contamination

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specially pieces of clear hard plastic.

Ameren MO fuel, purchased power adjustment charge approved

Ameren Missouri provides electric service to approximately 1.26 million electric customers in Missouri.

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.

Phone ringing all the time? Fight back against robocalls

Calls claiming that you’ve won a cruise, a car warranty is up, or maybe someone claiming they are from the IRS are quite common.

Password apps can help, officials say

Have you ever needed a place to keep all of your passwords?

Amazon launches one hour grocery delivery in Memphis

Amazon is bringing groceries to your door in less than an hour.

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.

Turn & burn: tariffs easing food costs on some restaurants

Tariffs imposed on US exports are driving food costs down around the country.

Sheriff: Scammers contacting people at work, demanding money

In recent days, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of someone claiming to be an officer calling citizens and demanding they pay an outstanding warrant.

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.

Supergirl’s money-saving powers to help both adults and kids

a new book hopes to encourage both adults and children to build financial wealth through saving.

Entergy Arkansas to bring advanced meters to homes and businesses

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

Over $20,000 donated for homes

Over $20,000 donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Nationwide recall for chicken sold by Wayne Farms

Wayne Farms is recalling more than 430,000 pounds of chicken due to the possibility of pieces of metal being mixed in with the food.

Arkansas casino legalization proposal approved for ballot

A proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas has been approved for the November ballot.

Offsetting solar panel costs

Installing a solar power system for your home can be expensive but there are plenty of ways to help offset the price.

Group asks Arkansas court to disqualify minimum wage measure

Arkansans for a Strong Economy filed the lawsuit on Tuesday with the state Supreme Court challenging the proposal for the November ballot

Arkansas Cinema Society supports local filmmakers

Filmmakers Jeff Nichols and Kathryn Tucker have created a cinema society for Arkansas with the goal of connecting and organizing filmmakers throughout the state.

Facebook changes affecting small businesses, bloggers

Some small businesses and bloggers said Facebook's recent changes came with a heavy price.

Natural gas utility proposes temporary rate reduction

The largest natural gas utility in Arkansas is proposing reducing its rates by more than $19 million following last year's federal tax overhaul.

People are working hard to fill their tanks

A new survey reveals American workers need to work longer to fill their gas tanks.

Statewide EBT outage planned

Arkansas residents who use the state's Electronic Benefit Transfer system will not be able to do so for parts of this weekend.

Tech discounts to help college students face back-to-school costs

Students heading to college will spend an average of almost $1,000 on "back to school" shopping. But, there are ways to save.

Arkansas approves increases for marketplace insurers

Arkansas has approved average rate increases ranging from 1 percent to 4.6 percent for plans offered through the insurance marketplace under the federal health care law.

Report: Cheddar's Restaurant discovers data breach

Nearly 570,000 payment card numbers for restaurant customers in 23 states may have been breached in a cyber attack, officials with Darden Restaurants said this week.

Unforgiving heat wave squeezes lemon supply as prices surge

A late summer heat wave sent lemon prices up 60% since June, the highest in a decade.

AG: Fake veteran charities stealing from Arkansans

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday that scammers are stealing money from Arkansans by posing as veteran charities.

Experts give tips for the afterlife online

As our financial and social lives go digital, it's becoming more important to think about how loved ones can access accounts in the event that the original user can't.