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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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  • Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:07 PM EST2017-11-18 02:07:11 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:43 AM EST2017-11-18 13:43:07 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

  • Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-18 02:22:20 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:55 PM EST2017-11-18 02:55:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

  • FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-11-18 02:40:38 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:51 PM EST2017-11-18 02:51:13 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

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