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Region 8 News Wednesday Afternoon Update

Region 8 News Wednesday Afternoon Update – Here is a look at some of the stories the Region 8 News department is working on for Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10.

Region 8 man arrested for DWI after returning to scene

Wal-Mart shopping carts went flying on Friday in Batesville as a driver plowed through the parking lot. The driver left behind a damaged vehicle and parts of his own car only to return to the scene of the crime later. For more information, click here.

US Marshal says fugitives may be in Arkansas

David Gonzales says a couple who robbed a store Wednesday morning in Gentry, AR, fits the description of John McCluskey and his fiancee, Casslyn Welch. Click here for more information.

Jonesboro flooding help

The City of Jonesboro is getting some help with flooding issues. Region 8's Brandy Hodges tells you about the finishing touches taking place and how landowners are seeing a difference on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

Burn bans

Burn bans are in effect all over Region 8, but will they be removed if it rains this weekend. Region 8's Josh Harvison has the story in an all new report on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Army worm invasion

These pesky pests are causing all sorts of problems for landowners. Region 8's Keith Boles tells you why they're out in droves this year and what you can do to save your lawn in an all new report on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Sales Tax aftermath

The half cent sales tax won the vote last night, but what happens now? Region 8's Lauren Payne has the details in an all new report on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Region 8 Responds Question of the Day

Do you think sex education lowers the chances of students getting STDs? Go to our webpage at www.kait8.com to cast your vote and join the conversation already underway on our Facebook Page. Your comments could be used on Region 8 News.

Wednesday Weather

Is anything going to be falling from the skies the rest of this week? Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan has the answer on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10.

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  • NEA Humane Society wins court battle over horses

    NEA Humane Society wins court battle over horses

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:00:23 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:23:58 GMT
    (Source: NEA Humane Society)(Source: NEA Humane Society)

    It was a groundbreaking win in court for the NEA Humane Society, after several months of fighting in court over an animal cruelty case involving horses. 

    It was a groundbreaking win in court for the NEA Humane Society, after several months of fighting in court over an animal cruelty case involving horses. 

  • Man charged in triple murder of girlfriend, 2 children

    Man charged in triple murder of girlfriend, 2 children

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:33:35 GMT

    A man has been charged with three counts of capital murder in the death of his girlfriend and two of her children, according to the victim's family. 

    A man has been charged with three counts of capital murder in the death of his girlfriend and two of her children, according to the victim's family. 

  • BRTC library back open following spring flooding

    BRTC library back open following spring flooding

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-10-19 23:09:53 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:20 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:20:27 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Black River Technical College's library on their Pocahontas campus in now back open.

    Black River Technical College's library on their Pocahontas campus in now back open.

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