Afternoon Update - Monday - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Afternoon Update - Monday

Good Monday afternoon Region 8! Here are some of the stories we're tracking on Region 8 News and on kait8.com where we are always on...

First National Bank of Blytheville is merging with Southern Bancorp. Unlike traditional banks mergers, First National Bank will retain its chapter as it comes under the operating umbrella of Southern Bancorp. Read more on the merger on kait8.com here.

A new report says aquifers (What is an aquifer?) found in 14 counties west of Crowley's Ridge are so low, if something isn't done, water may be rationed to farmers due to the shortage. The same report says Arkansas farmers are pumping more water from these aquifers than can be replenished. Josh Harvison has more details on Region 8 News at Five and Six.

Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan says some extremely cold temperatures may be moving in to Region 8, posing a threat to plants and flowers amongst other things. He'll give you the forecast on Region 8 News at Five, Six and Ten and Keith Boles will show you how gardeners, professionally and not, are protecting their plant-life from winter's cold touch at Five and Six.

Keep up with the latest news of the day by going to kait8.com and on your phone, Region8toGo.com where we are always on. Use the Region 8 News homepage to find the latest only-local news. Click here to visit it.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Sheriff's dept. searches for 3 people connected to shooting

    Sheriff's dept. searches for 3 people connected to shooting

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:54:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:07:11 GMT
    Joseph Bramblett and Michelle Bramblett (Source: Independence County Sheriff's Dept./Facebook)Joseph Bramblett and Michelle Bramblett (Source: Independence County Sheriff's Dept./Facebook)

    A shooting Monday night sent one man to the hospital and Independence County sheriff's deputies on the hunt for three people.

    A shooting Monday night sent one man to the hospital and Independence County sheriff's deputies on the hunt for three people.

  • breaking

    2 officers shot, suspect in custody after standoff in Poplar Bluff, MO

    2 officers shot, suspect in custody after standoff in Poplar Bluff, MO

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:35:18 GMT
    James Odell Johnson Jr. was arrested after police say he shot 2 officers (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)James Odell Johnson Jr. was arrested after police say he shot 2 officers (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

    What started as a warrant arrest turned into a shooting where an officer was injured on Thursday, July 19 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

    What started as a warrant arrest turned into a shooting where an officer was injured on Thursday, July 19 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

  • 'Spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips' blamed for 2 fires at TX factory

    'Spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips' blamed for 2 fires at TX factory

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:24:02 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:53:22 GMT
    A fire department blames tortilla chips for causing not one, but two fires at a Texas factory where they are made. (Source: Austin Fire Dept. via Facebook)A fire department blames tortilla chips for causing not one, but two fires at a Texas factory where they are made. (Source: Austin Fire Dept. via Facebook)

    A fire department blames tortilla chips for causing not one, but two fires at a Texas factory where they are made.

    A fire department blames tortilla chips for causing not one, but two fires at a Texas factory where they are made.

Powered by Frankly