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.

  • On the Web

Conway police say a man charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threatening is now under investigation for allegedly having explosives. For more information, click here.

A federal grand jury has indicted a Forrest City attorney on charges of Social Security fraud for hiding payments to an employee who was receiving disability benefits. For more information, click here.

Have you been on our Religion Today page? Find stories here, and find out what's going on all over the world. One of today's stories: A Southern Baptist leader is asking Christians to avoid yoga and its spiritual attachments, and is getting plenty of pushback from enthusiasts who defend the ancient practice. Click here to read it, or click on the "Religion Today" under the Community Tab.

  • ASU Overpass

Wondering what's going on with the ASU overpass, or why it isn't open yet? Keith Boles tells you what's going on tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

  • Burn bans and smoke

As a follow up to Justin Logan's story on farmers and burn bans, Brandi Hodges is finding out how regulations can be enforced. Hear what officials have to say tonight on Region 8 news at 6 and 10.

  • ASU ranks high with veterans

Military Times EDGE magazine names Arkansas State as one of the top 10 schools for military veterans. Lauren Payne gets reactions from school officials and finds out how they were able to receive this special recognition tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Region 8 Crime Watch

Craig Rickert has the latest on whom police are looking for in our area. Tune in tonight at 10 to see who's up and find out how your tips could earn you some cash!

  • In the Weather Center

Ryan Vaughan is working hard to find out what's in store for the area this weekend. Will it be dry, or will we see rain? Find out tonight on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10. If you think you might miss the news cast, you can always go to our website for current weather information.

Don't wait to read today's news tomorrow, follow these stories plus the latest news, weather and sports in all of Region 8 on our website at, where we're always on. If you find yourself away from your computer don't worry; go to with your cell phone.

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