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Region 8 News Monday Afternoon Update

Region 8 News Monday 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

Police say a Tennessee man is behind bars after he's accused of stealing money and then biting an officer while trying to swallow a meth baggie. Click here for more information.

Our Sports page has some new features to help local fans find the information they're looking for. Check it out by clicking here.

  • Warning Signs

Lots of schools across northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri are out today for Martin Luther King Junior Day. This federal holiday has been in place for years, but many schools decide to hold classes on this day. Others choose not to. Josh Harvison finds out why some schools are observing MLK Day and why others are not tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

That brings us to our Region 8 Responds Question of the Day. Should public schools be able to use federal holidays as a makeup day? Cast your vote on our website at, and join the conversation already underway on our Facebook page.  Your comments could be used on air!

  • A Soldier's Gift

After their soldier son died in 2009, a Region 8 family gave the biggest gift they could possibly give. Brandi Hodges has the story tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Fairgrounds Announcement

NEA fairgrounds officials are going to make an announcement at 3:30 this afternoon about plans for the fairground's future and whether or not the location will be changed in 2011. Amanda Hanson will have the story tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Filing Taxes on line

What financial materials do people need to have with them before they start filing online?  And, what are the exceptions to filing online? Lauren Payne will get you the answers to these questions tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • In the Weather Center

This morning's ice caused quite a stir as everyone began traveling to work. What can we expect for tomorrow morning? Ryan Vaughan will have your forecast ready for you tonight on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10. Need weather information now? Check out the Weather Page for current information.

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