Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?

Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity.

  Nick Vergos of Rendezvous remembered as ‘amazing, inspirational’ person

‘Fussy eater’ goes blind after diet of white bread, Pringles and French fries

Blue Bell releases new Salted Caramel Cookie ice cream

'Clash of the Titans’: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes compete for best chicken sandwich title

RECALL ALERT: Dole baby spinach recalled over salmonella risk

Chick-fil-A adds mac and cheese to the menu

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The wait is over! Spicy nuggets are back at Wendy’s

Where to find deals for National Chicken Wing Day

Baskin-Robbins is going vegan with two non-dairy flavors

Backyard poultry, dog treats cause nationwide salmonella outbreak, two deaths reported

  Church sowing seeds of goodwill with garden

New seafood restaurant to Jonesboro

  Tournament to bring award-winning chefs to Memphis

With food being a big part of the fan experience, the World Golf Championship tournament director is bringing in two award-winning chefs to TPC Southwind.

Food safety for the 4th of July

Food safety for the 4th of July.

  ‘Porch and Parlor’ to open in Overton Square

A new high-end dining option is coming to Overton Square.

  'I was in complete shock’: Family receives graduation cake made of Styrofoam from Walmart

Mary Flores planned to celebrate her daughter’s high school graduation in style. Things did not go as planned and now she wants more than just a $60 gift certificate.

Burn victims sue Conagra after cans of cooking spray explode

More Missouri company’s bottled wines at risk of exploding

Here’s the scoop on ‘healthy’ ice cream and frozen desserts

“The Social” coming to Greensborough Village in 2020

  Consuming three or more eggs per day increases risk of heart disease, study says

Vegan bride bans meat-eating guests, including mom, from wedding

  Untested water: 99.9 percent of foreign fish goes without testing for unsafe drugs

According to government reports, there is evidence that the main oversight agency for seafood, the Food and Drug Administration, has failed to meet new mandates to increase inspections at foreign food facilities.

  Chicken meals recalled because of undisclosed allergen

The recall includes happi foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken, Southeast Grocers Brand Marsala Chicken and Southeast Grocers Brand Mediterranean Herb Chicken items produced from Aug. 7 through Oct.15, 2018.

  Mediterranean diet named the best for 2019

People near the Mediterranean sea tend to live longer and are far less likely than Americans to suffer from cancer or heart disease, according to U.S. News and World Report.

  New diners provide homestyle cooked meals

Several new diners have opened in Newport.

NEA restaurant ranked among top 10 in nation for Thanksgiving dinner

The Skillet ranked in top 10 for Thanksgiving dinner.

Fast food restaurants hiring more senior citizens

One trend sweeping the nation is the sight of more senior citizens behind the counter at fast food restaurants.

Average cost of Thanksgiving meal down this year

Those of you who have been putting off buying Thanksgiving groceries are in for a pleasant surprise.

Pumpkin spice everything: watch what pumpkin you use

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

  Local church shows appreciation to first responders

Temple Baptist Church in Jonesboro offers thanks to our local first responders.

  Food Bank of NEA receives grant

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas received a huge grant.

Have we reached peak pumpkin spice?

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

ALDI to offer online grocery delivery

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

  Looking for a Homemade Pie?

With Easter just around the corner, wouldn't it be nice if you could have a homemade pie minus the work? Join Andy Mannis as he travels to Gavin's in Downtown Harrisburg for another Region 8 Eats.

  Region 8 Roasting Company With a Powerful Kick

In this episode of Region 8 Eats, Andy Mannis stirs up some caffeinated fun in the form of a Shadrach's favorite, the Iced Kahlua Kicker. With warmer temperatures just around the corner, this icy combination of delicious Irish Cream and Caramel is the perfect drink for a quick cool down.

N’Awlins Arkansas serves up ‘Bananas Foster’

Region 8 is home to a new eatery serving up N'Awlins style dishes right here in Downtown Jonesboro. Region 8 Eats' Andy Mannis pays a visit to a new hole-in-the-wall restaurant where he discovered plenty of unique Cajun and Creole dishes.

Recipes for summertime entertaining

Jessica Wrenfrow from ASU-Newport, instructor of hospitality services, shares no bake recipes on Region 8 News Midday.

Crimestoppers: Thieves steal tires and wheels

This week on Crimestoppers, we are looking for the guys who stole all four tires off of a Chevy Avalanche.

A-State Bowling to compete on at PVAMU Invitational

The Arkansas State women's bowling squad, currently ranked No. 1 in the NTCA Coaches and Media Polls, will travel to Arlington, Texas, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 for the Prairie View A&M Invitational, which will be streamed live on during all three days of the tournament.

Sun Belt Basketball Championship ticket book now on sale

Tickets for the upcoming 2014 Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Men's and Women's Basketball Championships to be held March 12-16 at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, La., are now on sale for Arkansas State University basketball fans to purchase.

Color Your Home for Christmas with Beautiful Poinsettias

Choose from pink, white and traditional red poinsettias now available at all HAYS locations in Region 8!

Mission Possible For All Gardeners!

HAYS has a mission for you and you’ll want to accept it! HAYS Garden Centers have blooming bedding plants and vegetables that can fill your pots, window boxes and gardens. These will add color and

Best Ever Baked Apples

This impressive looking dish is surprisingly easy to prepare, so go ahead and impress your friends!

Apple-Date Bar

This delicious treat is sure to please, while packing in good for you stuff!

Party Rice Cheese Apple

This impressive "apple" will surprise everyone when they dig into it!

Breakfast Cookies

Not your traditional breakfast or your traditional cookie, this change of pace will delight the taste buds!

Applesauce Raisin Oatmeal Bars

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this old fashioned delight!

Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast? You bet with this delicious breakfast mix!

Breakfast Bread Pudding Muffins

Yummy muffins that are actually approved by the National Dairy Council! A wonderful, healthy way to start your day.