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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.

Go Pink for the Cure Friday, October 1

St. Bernard's is challenging YOU to show your support by wearing pink today. Form a group from a circle of coworkers, friends, etc., upload a group picture on kait8.com, and you could win lunch for 20!  More information

Region 8 man accused of 1st degree murder has case continued

A Region 8 man had his court date continued after police say he shot and killed a man in November. More information

Federal prison in Region 8 adding beds

The warden of the Federal Correctional Complex at Forrest City says beds are being added so additional inmates can be accommodated as the federal prison system tries to ease crowding at other facilities. More information

Poinsett County economic announcement

More jobs are coming to Region 8 soon! Region 8's Brandi Hodges tells you where one new business is going to open its doors and what employers are looking for tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

Fall Flowers

With Fall officially here and temperatures starting to dip, what plants and shrubs can you safely plant and get to enjoy? Region 8's Justin Logan tells you what greenery you can plant in an all new report tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Senior centers fight to stay open

With budget cuts left and right, one senior center is getting pretty creative in keeping the doors open. Region 8's Keith Boles shows you what the center is up to in an all new report tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Marriage, family, and economy

Is the downturn in the economy changing the traditional meaning of marriage? Region 8's Lauren Payne finds out what has become more acceptable during the recession in an all new report on Region 8 News tonight at 6 and 10.

Homecoming weekend?

Will you need to bring an umbrella or poncho to the Red Wolves game this weekend? Region 8 Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan tells you what to prepare for in 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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  • Library seeks support of city amid budget concerns

    Library seeks support of city amid budget concerns

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:23 PM EST2017-12-15 00:23:23 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:54 PM EST2017-12-15 00:54:01 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    As we near the end of the year, and continue into budgeting season for most cities, there are some concerns about the city of Hardy’s support and monetary contribution to the Sharp County Library in Hardy.

    As we near the end of the year, and continue into budgeting season for most cities, there are some concerns about the city of Hardy’s support and monetary contribution to the Sharp County Library in Hardy.

  • Prosecutor: Jury convicts man on murder charge

    Prosecutor: Jury convicts man on murder charge

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:17 PM EST2017-12-15 00:17:39 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:45 PM EST2017-12-15 00:45:52 GMT
    Allan Curtis JonesAllan Curtis Jones

    According to Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington, Alan Curtis Jones was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in the death of Mike Wallace in Oct. 2016.

    According to Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington, Alan Curtis Jones was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in the death of Mike Wallace in Oct. 2016.

  • City considers allowing another form of transportation

    City considers allowing another form of transportation

    Thursday, December 14 2017 6:31 PM EST2017-12-14 23:31:49 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 6:39 PM EST2017-12-14 23:39:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    A text message has the city of Rector looking into allowing golf carts to travel on the roads.

    A text message has the city of Rector looking into allowing golf carts to travel on the roads.

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