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Region 8 News Monday Afternoon Update

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  • Body found in I-55 Ark. ditch

    Body found in I-55 Ark. ditch

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:15:02 GMT
    (WMC) – Arkansas State Police are on the scene of a report of a body found near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis. Reports are a body may have been found
    A body was found Thursday near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis.
  • Man arrested for lighting woman on fire

    Man arrested for lighting woman on fire

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:56:54 GMT
    A Stone County man is in jail accused of pouring gasoline on a woman and then lighting her on fire.
    A Stone County man is in jail accused of pouring gasoline on a woman and then lighting her on fire.
  • Goldman Sachs downgrades Walmart stock

    Goldman Sachs downgrades Walmart stock

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:11 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:11:05 GMT

    Although it posts close to half a trillion dollars in annual sales, Walmart has seen sales drop for five straight quarters.

    Although it posts close to half a trillion dollars in annual sales, Walmart has seen sales drop for five straight quarters.

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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