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 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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