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Thursday Afternoon Update

Thursday Afternoon Update – here are the stories we're watching this Thursday afternoon.

  • New Manager

The Walnut Ridge Airport has a new manager, Region 8's Keith Boles met with the new man about what his plans are for the airport, and his thoughts on the controversial airport vs. golf course fight that's been going on for years.  Keith has a live report on Region 8 News at 5 & 6.

  • Cell Phone Dangers

A lot of studies have linked cell phone radiation to cancer, but some new studies are targeting kids and teens. Could cell phone radiation affect your child's brain? Region 8's Josh Harvison breaks down the studies and speaks with a local doctor, parent and child in a special report on Region 8 News at 10.

  • Happy Valentine's Day Reunion

Siblings are reunited for the first time in 45 years, find out who and how they found each other in an all new live report with Lauren Payne on Region 8 News at 6.

  • Snow, No Snow?

Is more snow is the forecast? Region 8's Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan has a live look at radar, and has your 7 day forecast on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10.

  • Make-A-Wish

Join KAIT & The Jonesboro Radio Group on Friday as we raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. You can help some very special kids by calling in your pledge, or visiting one of the road blocks around Region 8 to donate.

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  • ASP: "Speed enforced by aircraft" is no joke

    ASP: "Speed enforced by aircraft" is no joke

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:50 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:50:00 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-04-25 18:27:15 GMT
    ASP conducts speed enforcement operation over White Co. (Source: Arkansas State Police via Facebook)ASP conducts speed enforcement operation over White Co. (Source: Arkansas State Police via Facebook)

    Arkansas State Police want you to know that a sign you may see on the highway isn't just for show.

    Arkansas State Police want you to know that a sign you may see on the highway isn't just for show.

  • Woman accused of shoplifting with 2 young kids

    Woman accused of shoplifting with 2 young kids

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:15:37 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:48:29 GMT
    Larena Marie Jones (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Larena Marie Jones (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
    Larena Marie Jones (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Larena Marie Jones (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A woman is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after police say she took two small children with her on a weekend shoplifting spree.

    A woman is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after police say she took two small children with her on a weekend shoplifting spree.

  • 2.2 magnitude quake reported in NE Arkansas

    2.2 magnitude quake reported in NE Arkansas

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-04-25 13:00:04 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:15 AM EDT2018-04-25 13:15:10 GMT
    (Source: USGS)(Source: USGS)

    An earthquake was recorded early Wednesday morning in White County.

    An earthquake was recorded early Wednesday morning in White County.

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