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Region 8 News Monday Afternoon Update

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  • High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:27:58 GMT
    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since. "In a way it's kind of
    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since.
  • Residents react to missing machete man

    Residents react to missing machete man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:07:17 GMT
    Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener in Oregon and Ripley counties in Missouri, along with Randolph county in Arkansas. 
    Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener in Oregon and Ripley counties in Missouri, along with Randolph county in Arkansas. Wegener stole an Oregon County Sheriff Department deputy's truck Sunday night and drove it into the Eleven Point River.
  • Update: Memorial fund established for drowning victim

    Update: Memorial fund established for drowning victim

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:04:52 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A memorial fund has been created for an 11-year-old girl who died after she became trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.
    Kyria Seymour of Jonesboro died Saturday, April 19, at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN. A memorial fund has been created for an 11-year-old girl who died after she became trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.

Region 8 News Monday Afternoon Update – here is a quick look at some of the stories we're tracking this Monday afternoon for Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10.

  • Chuck E. Cheese & Make-A-Wish

One popular children's restaurant and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are teaming together to get raise money to grant wishes. For more on this story, click here.

  • Fire problems

In one Region 8 city, 70% of the fire calls have some kind of relation to meth. Region 8's Kristina Hamilton tells you which city is fighting the problem, and how you can help on Region 8 News at 5.

  • Sales tax paying off

One Region 8 County's sales tax is paying off by landing several new businesses. Now the question before the quorum court is whether or not to extend the sales tax? Region 8's Keith Boles shows you which county is reaping the benefits and if the residents are willing to extend the sales tax in a live report on Region 8 News at 5, and the full story on Region 8 News at 6. That leads us to our Region 8 Responds Question of the Day; would you vote for a sales tax increase to help bring more jobs to your area? Go to kait8.com to cast your vote, and join the debate going on right now on our Region 8 News Facebook Page.

  • K-2 ban

Another Region 8 City is looking to ban the drug K-2 or spice which mirrors the effects of marijuana. In an all new live report on Region 8 News at 6, Josh Harvison tells you which city is trying to join the list, and how police are planning to enforce if it passes.

  • Bono Lake latest

The Bono Lake Project may have suffered another delay; Region 8's Lauren Payne sits down with Craighead County Judge Dale Haas to get the latest information in an all new live report on Region 8 News at 6.

  • Popcorn storms

With the heat come popcorn storms across Region 8. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan is tracking the storms and will have the latest forecast on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10. Be sure to keep us in The Loop if a storm rolls through your area by passing along pictures and videos of the weather at kait8.com and then click on The Loop tab.

Don't wait to read about today's news tomorrow, go to kait8.com where we're always on with the latest updates and information. We also keep you up to date while you're on the go with region8togo.com from your cell phone.

Another way we're Always Tracking, Always Watching, Always On.

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