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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

Caruthersville Police said they had to disperse an irate crowd with a chemical agent, and subdued one crowd member with an X26 Taser who was later identified as Artent Covington, 41, also of Caruthersville. Click here for more information.

Police in West Memphis have found a man wanted for murder in the first degree in connection with a shooting early Saturday morning.  For more information, click here.

Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley released Monday the name of the four-year old child who died of blunt force trauma to the head. Whiteley said Zoey Zagler was beaten to death by one of her babysitters. Whiteley also said charges of 2nd degree murder could be filed Tuesday or Wednesday. Click here for more information.

  • Dogs in Danger

Could your dog be in danger? A new 'poison' has taken over the top spot of accidental dog poisonings in the United States, longtime held by chocolate and anti-freeze. Bob Snell reports on this new danger our canine friends now face in many homes and neighborhoods in a special report tonight on Region 8 News at 10.

  • Population Increase

Census figures show good things for the city of Paragould in Greene County. Josh Harvison will speak to local leaders about the influence the numbers will make on the city over the next ten years. Hear why Paragould is experiencing growth and the plans to sustain growth tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

  • Facebook Me

Have you ever had someone ask you if you're on Facebook?  Social etiquette has changed over the years, and social networks have become the way of communicating. Coming up tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10, Amanda Hanson will have more on how connecting with people has evolved, and what dangers it can present. 

  • Cleaner Schools

To prevent students from missing even more school days this year, schools are stepping up their efforts to keep kids healthy. Brandi Hodges lets you hear from a teacher and a building administrator about what they do to keep kids in class five days a week and keep them healthy tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Craighead County Detention Center Changes

County and city leaders have met and will continue to discuss the possibility of building courtrooms on the detention center site. Hear from the Craighead County Sheriff and Jonesboro Mayor for their thoughts tonight on Region 8 news at 6 and 10 with Lauren Payne.

  • A Better Region 8

KAIT Vice President and General Manager Tim Ingram has another edition of A Better Region 8 ready for you tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10. Have you missed his previous editions? You can always catch them on his blog by clicking here.

  • House Bill 1385

House Bill 1385 was sent to the senate for a vote. This bill will require all new homes built after January 1, 2012 to have a low voltage carbon monoxide detector installed. Will this save lives, or will this just be an expensive add-on to home construction?  Keith Boles will have the story Tuesday on Good Morning Region 8.

  • In the Weather Center

Is it going to rain today? Ryan Vaughan will have your forecast ready for you tonight on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10. Need more info now? Check out our Weather Page for the latest updates.

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  • Vigil held for victims of domestic violence

    Vigil held for victims of domestic violence

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:22:43 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:39:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas State University wrapped up its Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness week with a special vigil dedicated to victims who have died because of relationship violence.

    Arkansas State University wrapped up its Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness week with a special vigil dedicated to victims who have died because of relationship violence.

  • Police department to get new patrol units

    Police department to get new patrol units

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:19:58 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:25:48 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Tuckerman Police Department fleet will soon see some upgrades after the city was awarded a $50,000 grant.

    The Tuckerman Police Department fleet will soon see some upgrades after the city was awarded a $50,000 grant.

  • Lyft headed to Jonesboro

    Lyft headed to Jonesboro

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:54:53 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:39:10 GMT
    (Source: Lyft via Twitter)(Source: Lyft via Twitter)

    A nationally known ride-sharing company is now operating in Jonesboro as well as several other cities in the state. 

    A nationally known ride-sharing company is now operating in Jonesboro as well as several other cities in the state. 

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