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

Afternoon Update - Thursday

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

A Marked Tree man is charged with 14 counts of rape on shocking allegations by police. Read about that here. Josh Harvison was in Marked Tree speaking to the family of the suspect and has more on Region 8 News at Six.

Driving to Little Rock just got a little easier. Today was the ribbon-cutting to upgrade a stretch of U.S. 67 to Highway 226 to interstate standards. Governor Mike Beebe and others were on hand and Keith Boles reports with more on Region 8 News at Five and Six. Read more here.

A wild story from this afternoon: a runaway balloon believed to be carrying a 6 year-old boy. It was later revealed that the child was not inside of the aircraft. We're tracking this story here on kait8.com so check back for new updates.

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  • Jackson County Sheriff's Office investigating a homicide

    Jackson County Sheriff's Office investigating a homicide

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:58 PM EST2017-11-19 04:58:03 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 8:51 AM EST2017-11-19 13:51:37 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    JCSO Capt. Ricky Morales said deputies responded to a home in Campbell Station shortly after the comment was made. There they found a woman's body. Deputies are ruling it a homicide. 

    JCSO Capt. Ricky Morales said deputies responded to a home in Campbell Station shortly after the comment was made. There they found a woman's body. Deputies are ruling it a homicide. 

  • Osceola woman killed in Highway 14 crash

    Osceola woman killed in Highway 14 crash

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:28 PM EST2017-11-19 03:28:47 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:31 PM EST2017-11-19 03:31:39 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    An Osceola woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday evening, according to Arkansas State Police.

    An Osceola woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday evening, according to Arkansas State Police.

  • Teen drowns in Region 8 lake, authorities investigate

    Teen drowns in Region 8 lake, authorities investigate

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:49 PM EST2017-11-19 00:49:59 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:55 PM EST2017-11-19 00:55:56 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to the White County Sheriff’s Office, a teenager fell out of a boat at Bald Knob Lake and drowned.

    According to the White County Sheriff’s Office, a teenager fell out of a boat at Bald Knob Lake and drowned.

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