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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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  • Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:06 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-11-23 04:36:51 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

  • Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:07 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

  • Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-23 02:22:45 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

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