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Region 8 News Friday Afternoon Update

Region 8 News Friday 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.

"Be on the Look Out" canceled after body is found

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has announced in a press release that a body was found Thursday on Hwy 67 North of Swifton. For more information, click here.

Accident in Region 8 kills one

Missouri State Police crash reports say Larry L. Taylor, 48, of Matthews, MO was killed in a motorcycle accident on Thursday night. Click here for more information.

Morgan Nick alert removed

Hear the story of the morning Mariyah was returned from the man who found her. Region 8's Allison Munn has the story tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

Layaways coming back                                      

It may be four months from Christmas, but people are already putting gifts into layaway. Region 8's Brandi Hodges tells you about the increase in layaways that stores have been seeing and why it's making a comeback in an all new report on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

Police beating

A woman in Newport says a Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy beat her in her yard. Region 8's Amanda Hanson gets both sides of the story in an all new report on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Christian United donation

There's a new church in town, and it was all made possible by a very generous donation. Region 8 Lauren Payne tells you how one Region 8 man's big heart made this congregation's church possible in an all new report on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Blitz

Blitz the Pig is hiding on our web site again today! If you find him, you can register to win a BBQ family pack from Mr. T's. The clue for today: With all nice weather, Blitz just wants to hang out in the wilderness. We start announcing winners on Aug 30. Happy hunting!

Weekend fun

Not sure what to do this weekend? Go to our community calendar to find some local events that you might be interested in. While you're there, you can also post your own events from home by logging in.

Weekend weather

Will the weekend stay this nice? Region 8 Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan has your local weather forecast on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10.

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