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

Afternoon Update - Thursday

Good Thursday afternoon Region 8! We're tracking some thunderstorms moving through the area which are already dropping some precipitation in Region 8. We'll continue to track these storms tonight on Region 8 News at Five, Six and Ten and as severe weather happens, we will break into programming to keep you informed. Stay with KAIT for the latest weather news. StormTEAM Online.

In other news, an Osceola school bus driver is accused of kicking two elementary students off of the bus and is now facing two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. Read the full story here.

We've seen the taxes placed on tobacco to decrease useage, but some want similar taxes placed on sodas. Experts suggest that they play a large role in the unhealthiness that many Americans live with. Read the full story here.

The discussed "soda tax" is the subject of today's Web poll: Should sugary drinks such as sodas be taxed? Vote now on kait8.com.

A substitute teacher is accused of attempting to start a fight with a student in Region 8. Part of the alleged attack was recorded on a cell phone and you'll hear it as Bob Snell reports on Region 8 News at Six.

Stay with kait8.com and Region8toGo.com for the latest weather information all night as we continue to track the possibility of severe weather.

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

  • 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 5:01 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:01:17 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.

  • 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.

  • '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