Region 8 News Thursday Afternoon Update

Region 8 News Thursday 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.

Go Pink for the Cure Friday, October 1

St. Bernard's is challenging YOU to show your support by wearing pink on October 1st. Form a group from a circle of coworkers, friends, etc., upload a group picture on on Oct 1, and you could win lunch for 20!  More information

McDaniel Cites 'solid precedent' in Echols case

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says his office relied on "solid precedent" when it argued that convicted killer Damien Echols should not receive a new trial. More information. This also brings us to our Region 8 Responds Question of the Day. Should Damien Echols be given a new trial? Go to our website at to cast your vote and join the conversation already online. Your comments could be used on air, and web poll results can be seen tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

Anonymous caller alerts police, man arrested

According to Forrest City Police, Devonte Washington of 903 Smith Street was arrested on Wednesday after a caller said they saw a person going in and out of peoples' yards on Lexington Drive, and was able to describe the person in detail. More information

Burn ban and Fall

It may be getting cooler outside, but that doesn't mean some of Mother Nature's hazards are out of the way. Region 8's Justin Logan talks to you about the dangers that come with burning during Fall tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

Beatles landing and Rock N' Roll Fest preview

The Lawrence County Tourism Committee is finding a whole new way to bring people into the county! Region 8's Brandi Hodges takes a look into the new angle they're taking on tourism and takes you back into Region 8 history in an all new report on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Mississippi County rifle display

The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department is displaying the 20 rifles donated to their deputies. Region 8's Keith Boles brings you the story in an all new report tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Christmas hiring

It may not even be October yet, but retails businesses all across the area hiring extra help for the holiday season. Region 8's Lauren Payne talks to one store owner to see just how much extra help they're looking for in an all new report tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and10. Are you looking for a job? You always search for open positions in Region 8 by using the Region 8 Job Link!

A Better Region 8

KAIT Vice President and General Manager Tim Ingram has another edition of A Better Region 8 just for you tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10!

Region 8 Crime Watch

Region 8's Craig Rickert has another edition of Region 8 Crime Watch and information on how your tips could earn you some money tonight on Region 8 News at 10.

Chilly mornings ahead!

Region 8 Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan has your local weather forecast tonight on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10! Need to know what the weather is going to be like right now? Check out our Weather page for the most current temperatures and latest forecasts.

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