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.

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