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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

After a yearlong investigation, police have arrested the store manager at Dollar General in Ash Flat. Click here for more information.

Search warrants served by the Jonesboro Police Department Prowl Unit ends with 3 people arrested with beer, alcohol, and cash taken in as evidence. For more information, click here.

Everywhere people are wearing red to bring awareness to women's heart health. Did you or your company wear red today? If so, share your support by uploading a photo of you and/or a group wearing red by clicking here.

  • Riverside

Riverside School District in Lake City has been the home of the Rebels for nearly 25 years, but after a recent incident during a basketball game, students are no longer allowed to wear or carry anything with the confederate flag. Amanda Hanson will tell you why school officials have made this decision tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

  • Region 8 Responds Question of the Day

Is the Rebel Flag offensive? Cast your vote on our website and join the conversations already underway on Facebook and Twitter. Your comments could be used on air!

  • Ash Flat Fire Department

Sharp County is bringing in some new libraries, but there's a catch for the one going into Ash Flat. The Fire Department has set up shop in the building where the library is supposed to go. Keith Boles has the story tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Snow Makeup Days

Many schools in Region 8 are starting to rack up some snow days--especially those in rural locations. Lauren Payne tells you how school officials plan to have students make up for those day tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • In the Weather Center

Winter weather is about to rear its ugly head again. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan will have your full forecast coming up on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10. Need up-to-date weather information right now? Check out our Weather Page.

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  • Multiple crews battle Lawrence Co. fire

    Multiple crews battle Lawrence Co. fire

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:17 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:17:56 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:08 AM EDT2017-09-20 11:08:24 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Multiple fire departments responded to a fire in on County Road 534 in Cloverbend early Wednesday morning.

    Multiple fire departments responded to a fire in on County Road 534 in Cloverbend early Wednesday morning.

  • Football/field house project approved in Trumann

    Football/field house project approved in Trumann

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-08-24 01:24:38 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-09-20 04:41:07 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A plan to upgrade the football program at Trumann found the end zone Tuesday as voters there approved a restructuring of the district's millage rate. 

    A plan to upgrade the football program at Trumann found the end zone Tuesday as voters there approved a restructuring of the district's millage rate. 

  • Marked Tree approves millage vote

    Marked Tree approves millage vote

    Thursday, August 24 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-08-24 15:31:39 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-09-20 04:31:52 GMT
    (Source: mtree.k12.ar.us)(Source: mtree.k12.ar.us)

    A proposed six-mill increase for the Marked Tree School District had clear sailing Tuesday after voters overwhelmingly approved the request. 

    A proposed six-mill increase for the Marked Tree School District had clear sailing Tuesday after voters overwhelmingly approved the request. 

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