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

Afternoon Update - Wednesday

Good Wednesday afternoon Region 8! Here is what we're tracking at Region 8 News...

The ice storm left forests covered in branches, limbs and dead wood that is now drying out and possibly adding to the threat of forest fires. How are fire and forestry officials dealing with this possible threat? Keith Boles finds out on Region 8 News at Five and Six.

If you're filing your taxes in Missouri, your refund might be partially delayed. That's because the state is in a budget shortfall and has had to borrow $325 million to stay afloat. Josh Harvison goes to Missouri and has more live on Region 8 News at Five and Six.

Plus, storms are likely for tomorrow and may continue into the weekend. The StormTEAM will have full coverage of the weather on Region 8 News Five, Six and Ten. StormTEAM Online.

Keep informed all day on the most popular Website in the area and Region 8's homepage, kait8.com where we are always on. Find the top news on your cell phone anytime, anywhere on Region8toGo.com.

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