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Afternoon Update - Friday

Good Friday afternoon Region 8! Here are some of the stories we're working on at Region 8 News...

Some jails in Region 8 that have seen declines in inmate populations are now seeing the jails overcrowded, causing problems for local administrators. The Randolph County Sheriff speculates that the sagging economy may play a factor in the increase. Josh Harvison takes us to Pocahontas to look for answers on Region 8 News at Five and Six...

Benchmark exams are right around the corner. Region 8 kids have been studying for the exam all year but one school is getting their students fired up for the tests with a little bit of fun. Keith Boles shows us how on Region 8 News at Five and Six.

A new computer virus that can delete your entire computer's hard drive with a simple click has computer experts reeling. Find out about the threat first as Lauren Payne reports on Region 8 News at Six with a full report at Ten.

Plus, the weekend may contain more showers and storms but where will we see it? Ryan Vaughan has the answer at Five, Six and Ten. StormTEAM Online.

For the latest news, including more on the deadly tornado that struck Mena, go to kait8.com and Region8toGo.com. While you're there, check out our newly designed top story area on the homepage. It is just one more way to keep you informed from the news that is Always On.

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  • Historic mausoleum getting repairs for the first time in years

    Historic mausoleum getting repairs for the first time in years

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:51:54 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-07-17 00:12:40 GMT
    Linwood Mausoleum sits on a hillside in the cemetery (Source: KAIT)Linwood Mausoleum sits on a hillside in the cemetery (Source: KAIT)
    Linwood Mausoleum sits on a hillside in the cemetery (Source: KAIT)Linwood Mausoleum sits on a hillside in the cemetery (Source: KAIT)

    A historic mausoleum is getting upgrades for the first time in many years.

    A historic mausoleum is getting upgrades for the first time in many years.

  • Judge sets man's bond at $200k in separate cases

    Judge sets man's bond at $200k in separate cases

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:17:47 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:47:37 GMT
    Brenton Austin Montgomery (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Brenton Austin Montgomery (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
    Brenton Austin Montgomery (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Brenton Austin Montgomery (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    When a judge set his bond at $100,000 a man suspected of aggravated residential burglary had just one thing to say to the judge: “Good bond.” But, the judge wasn’t finished. And neither was the suspect.

    When a judge set his bond at $100,000 a man suspected of aggravated residential burglary had just one thing to say to the judge: “Good bond.” But, the judge wasn’t finished. And neither was the suspect.

  • Suspect arrested after holding knife to woman's throat, kicking and spitting on officer

    Suspect arrested after holding knife to woman's throat, kicking and spitting on officer

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:01:41 GMT
    Joshua Runyan (Source: Mississippi Co Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)Joshua Runyan (Source: Mississippi Co Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)
    Joshua Runyan (Source: Mississippi Co Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)Joshua Runyan (Source: Mississippi Co Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

    A Manila man is facing a long list of drug and assault charges after deputies say he held a knife to his girlfriend's throat.  

    A Manila man is facing a long list of drug and assault charges after deputies say he held a knife to his girlfriend's throat.  

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