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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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    City working to fix sewer water backup

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:12:47 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:13:11 GMT
    City working to fix sewer water backup (Source: KAIT-TV)City working to fix sewer water backup (Source: KAIT-TV)
    City working to fix sewer water backup (Source: KAIT-TV)City working to fix sewer water backup (Source: KAIT-TV)

    The high levels of the Mississippi River and all the rain Region 8 has gotten recently has Osceola’s sewer system struggling to keep up.

    The high levels of the Mississippi River and all the rain Region 8 has gotten recently has Osceola’s sewer system struggling to keep up.

  • City officials hopeful new businesses will boost local economy

    City officials hopeful new businesses will boost local economy

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:18 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:18:51 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:07:02 GMT
    City officials hope new businesses will boost economy. (Source: KAIT-TV)City officials hope new businesses will boost economy. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    City officials hope new businesses will boost economy. (Source: KAIT-TV)City officials hope new businesses will boost economy. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    City officials in Gosnell are excited about a bit of a business boom.

    City officials in Gosnell are excited about a bit of a business boom.

  • Meal-replacement juicing trend receives mixed reviews

    Meal-replacement juicing trend receives mixed reviews

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:41:50 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:29:35 GMT
    (Source: NBC)(Source: NBC)
    (Source: NBC)(Source: NBC)

    A doctor says the best bet is to ditch the juice trend and simply eat your vegetable.

    A doctor says the best bet is to ditch the juice trend and simply eat your vegetable.

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