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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.

  • On the web

A man who led police on a chase because he pulled a gun on a fast food employee for not giving him a straw, was sentenced Thursday to prison. For more information, click here.

Manufacturer Beman of Salt Lake City and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall on Thursday. Click here for more information.

The weekend's here, and that means fun events are going on all over the area! Check out what's going on on our Community Calendar. While you're there, you can post your own events by registering for an account. Need get to filled up before you get to where you've decided to go? Check out our Pump Patrol Page for the lowest prices around.

  • Police Academy Graduation

A police academy is dedicating their graduating class to two officers who have lost their lives in the field. Brandi Hodges covers the ceremony as the father of one of the two men speaks to the class tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

  • Cars and Cold Weather

Temperatures are cooling down, and now is the time to prepare your vehicle for the winter before it's too late. Justin Logan shows you how you can prep your vehicle tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Bono Lake Project

Where does construction stand on the Bono Lake project? Keith Boles tells you about the progress being made and why it's taking so long tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Greene County Tech

Speaking of construction, what's going on these days at the New Greene County Tech construction site? Lauren Payne brings you a sneak peak of the new campus tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • In the weather center

It's getting' chilly out there! What's the forecast for the weekend? Ryan Vaughan has your weekend forecast tonight on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10. Need info now? Check out the Weather Page for current information.

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    MO man killed in weekend motorcycle crash

    Monday, June 25 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-06-25 11:22:15 GMT
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    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A man driving a motorcycle was killed over the weekend in Missouri.

    A man driving a motorcycle was killed over the weekend in Missouri.

  • Region 8 counties in top ten highest teen birth rates in Arkansas

    Region 8 counties in top ten highest teen birth rates in Arkansas

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-06-25 01:15:02 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-06-25 01:19:03 GMT
    Poinsett and Mississippi rank high in teen birth rate. (Source: KAIT-TV)Poinsett and Mississippi rank high in teen birth rate. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Poinsett and Mississippi rank high in teen birth rate. (Source: KAIT-TV)Poinsett and Mississippi rank high in teen birth rate. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    A study recently showed Poinsett and Mississippi counties in the top ten highest teen birth rates in the state.

    A study recently showed Poinsett and Mississippi counties in the top ten highest teen birth rates in the state.

  • Man killed in Missouri crash

    Man killed in Missouri crash

    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:19:27 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:32:32 GMT
    Missouri State Highway Patrol (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol Facebook page)Missouri State Highway Patrol (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol Facebook page)
    Missouri State Highway Patrol (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol Facebook page)Missouri State Highway Patrol (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol Facebook page)

    A Southeast Missouri man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Stoddard County, according to an online crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

    A Southeast Missouri man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Stoddard County, according to an online crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

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