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.

  • On the web

Numerous items are stolen from two Baxter County homes on Thursday, and a neighbor is arrested in connection with burglaries. Click here for more information

Students at a few schools in Paragould and West Memphis will get to hear from the state's governor on Friday. For more information, click here.

Don't have anything to do this weekend? All sorts of community events are waiting for you. Take a couple buddies on the Jonesboro Ghost Tour, shop for your kids at the Popsicles Consignment Event, or even donate to Frankenstein's Food Pantry! Just click here, and find the right event for you.

  • Football Friday Night

Catch the scores of your favorite local teams tonight during Football Friday Night tonight! Have a score you'd like to report? Call in to the station at 800-SET-NEWS (6397)!

  • Library Updates

A couple of local cities are getting new libraries thanks to donations and big grants. Keith Boles brings you details of the library plans for each city tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

  • Drought Severity

As we all well know, the area needs rain and lots of it! Justin Logan is out collecting information on the impact this drought could have on our farmers, yards, and the changing leaf colors during fall. Learn more tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

  • Got a flea problem?

Don't think you're the only one. Vets are saying fleas are worse at this time of year. Amanda Hanson talks to pet owners and vets about riding your pet and home of the pests tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • School violence

School teachers are fed up with fighting and are looking for a better way to discipline students. Brandi Hodges tells us about the new strategy to preventing violence tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • In the Weather Center

Will Region 8 finally get the rain it needs? Ryan Vaughan will tell you tonight on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10. Need to check out the weather conditions right now? Hit up our weather page for current 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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