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Region 8 News Monday Afternoon Update

Region 8 News Monday Afternoon Update – here is a quick look at some of the stories we're tracking this Monday afternoon for Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10.

  • School closing

The Arkansas Board of Education voted to split up the Twin Rivers School District, for more details about this story, click here.

  • Cop vs. Bus

A Region 8's sheriff's deputy was involved in an early morning crash with a school bus. For more details about this story, click here.

  • ‘Nador chasing

Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan is out chasing tornado's across several states. We've been keeping an update on his travels here, and we're hoping to talk live with Ryan during the peak of the chase tonight on Region 8 News at 5 & 6.

  • Dog gone trouble

Heartworms on the increase in pets in Region 8 even in dogs that are on some of the most popular heartworm medicines, Amanda Hanson spoke with veterinarians about what you need to know to keep your dog safe. Amanda has a live report on Region 8 News at 5 and the full story on Region 8 News at 6.

  • Census Warning

The U.S. Census and police are warning residents in Region 8 not to give out personal information if someone calls and says they're working for the Census. Region 8's Josh Harvison investigates the latest calls, and has tips to keep you and your identity safe in an all new live report on Region 8 News at 6.

  • Meeting #1

The first public meeting for a proposed ½ cent sales tax in Jonesboro is tonight, and Region 8's Lauren Payne will have a live report to see the what the main concern is on the public's mind and what they city is doing to help spread the information about the need for the tax. Lauren has an all new live report on Region 8 News at 6.

  • Rain, rain go away…

A rainy start to the work week, but what does the rest of the week hold? Region 8 Meteorologist Justin Logan has your exclusive 7-day forecast on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10.

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