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Region 8 News Tuesday Afternoon Update

Region 8 News Tuesday 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.

Many arrested for shoplifting in Pemiscot County

Caruthersville Police officers are serving arrest warrants on numerous people involved in shoplifting from Jiffy Jim's Convenience Store on Aug 8. For more information, click here.

Williams Baptist College named 62nd by U.S. News & World Report

Williams Baptist College has made its way to the top tier of southern colleges in the latest U.S. News & World Report magazine college rankings. Click here for more information.

Lyon College named among America's Best Colleges

Lyon College appears in U.S. News & World Report for the fourth straight year in the magazine's national rankings for "America's Best Colleges."  For more information, click here.

Sudafed sales & local pharmacies

Some pharmacies are becoming more selective with the selling of meth related products. Region 8's Josh Harvison shows you how one pharmacy's bottom line is being affected and what they're doing to get tougher on meth on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

UACCB Day care to help students

UACCB is offering a new way for single mothers and young parents to continue their education and also offers a way for some students to get some extra studying under their belts. Region 8's Amanda Hanson has the story in all new report on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

911 upgrade

The city of Jonesboro is getting some new equipment upgrades. Region 8's Lauren Payne tells you where the money for upgrades are going and how the city plans to use them in an all new report on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Poinsett County Fair starts

The Poinsett County Fair begins today and runs through the 21st at the Poinsett County Fairgrounds in Harrisburg. Region 8 Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan will be there live to bring you your local weather forecast on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10.

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    Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:06 GMT
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    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

  • Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:07 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

  • Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-23 02:22:45 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

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