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

Wednesday Afternoon Update

Wednesday Afternoon Update - Here are a few stories we're working on for Region 8 News at 5, 6 & 10.

A local company in Brookland has been notified by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality that emergency conditions exist on-site. Region 8's Stan Morris will tell you what's at the plant in a live report on Region 8 News at 5 & 6.

A man was electrocuted Tuesday in Hoxie while trimming trees limbs left over from the January ice storm.  Brandi Hodges talks to the company the man worked for, and shows you what to do before you dig into the yard work.

Like the Glenn Frey song says, the heat is on! Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan lets us know how long the heat will hang around.

We're continuing to track these stories, plus more on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10. Remember we're always on at kait8.com or region8togo.com from your cell.

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  • Salvation Army opening cooling center

    Salvation Army opening cooling center

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:25:10 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:58:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    With hot, muggy temperatures making their presence felt across Jonesboro, one building announced they've opened up their cooling center.

    With hot, muggy temperatures making their presence felt across Jonesboro, one building announced they've opened up their cooling center.

  • VA launches investigation into impaired Arkansas pathologist

    VA launches investigation into impaired Arkansas pathologist

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:42:51 GMT
    (Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs via Facebook)(Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs via Facebook)
    (Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs via Facebook)(Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs via Facebook)

    Federal officials say a pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital for being "impaired on duty" misdiagnosed seven cases and more than 30,000 additional cases are being reviewed.

    Federal officials say a pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital for being "impaired on duty" misdiagnosed seven cases and more than 30,000 additional cases are being reviewed.

  • Ordinance proposed to change city council member terms

    Ordinance proposed to change city council member terms

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:24:55 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:26:53 GMT
    Batesville City Council members are considering putting an ordinance to change term limits in front of voters. (Source: KAIT)Batesville City Council members are considering putting an ordinance to change term limits in front of voters. (Source: KAIT)
    Batesville City Council members are considering putting an ordinance to change term limits in front of voters. (Source: KAIT)Batesville City Council members are considering putting an ordinance to change term limits in front of voters. (Source: KAIT)

    Batesville voters could soon have the choice of whether to lengthen the terms of city council members.?

    Batesville voters could soon have the choice of whether to lengthen the terms of city council members.?

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