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Afternoon Update - Wednesday

These are some of the stories we're tracking at Region 8 News.

The Randolph County Sheriff says he was sitting in his home when he heard a front-end loader driving down his street, at night, while hitting road signs, the ground and other items. The man who Sheriff Tribble says was driving the Caterpillar is now under arrest, facing numerous charges including driving while intoxicated. Keith Boles has the details from Pocahontas tonight on Region 8 News at Five and Six.

The Pocahontas coach accused of inappropriate conduct with a minor pleads guilty to one charge and no contest to another stemming from the incident, according to the Randolph County District Court. The full story is a kait8.com exclusive, read it here.

Plus, we learned yesterday how the dry weather was creating big problems for farmers, but is any relief on the way? Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan will tell you tonight on Region 8 News at Five, Six and Ten. Find the weather online here.

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