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Region 8 News Tuesday Afternoon Update

Region 8 News Tuesday 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

The Russellville doctor convicted of bombing the chief of the Arkansas Medical Board is asking a judge to delay his sentencing. Click here for more information.

A Willow Springs man was killed in a single car accident Monday evening in Howell County.  For more information, click here.

Arkansas gas prices are above the three dollar mark for the first time since 2008, and are expected to go up, but when will those steep prices start to have an effect on the way we travel? Click here to check out the Pump Patrol Page to find the lowest gas prices in your area, and catch Amanda Hanson tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10 to find out why gas prices are getting so high.

  • Young Guns

We take a look at a longtime tradition in the South—teaching children how to use firearms.  In this age of video games and school violence, children and firearms are a polarizing topic. Josh Harvison talks about the pros and cons of teaching children about firearms in a special report tonight on Region 8 News at 10.

  • Region 8 Responds

When did you learn about gun safety? Choose your age range on our website at, and join the conversation already underway on Facebook and Twitter. Your comments could be used on air.

  • Fire Truck Donation

The city of Piggott recently donated one of their older trucks to the Pollard Fire Department.  Coming up tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6, Brandi Hodges will show you how the Pollard Fire Department has already begun to benefit from the like-new truck.

  • Earthquake Monitors

Can you turn the recent earthquakes and tremors into a hands-on learning experience? Keith Boles shows you how some students in Region 8 have been able to do it for the past four years tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Female Veterans Struggle

A new report suggests a growing number of female veterans are having an increasingly difficult time finding their place in the job market. Why is this happening, and how can they get the help or training they need to join the workforce? Lauren Payne explains tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Crimestoppers

Craig Rickert has another edition of Crimestoppers available for you tonight on Region 8 News at 10.

  • In the Weather Center

Severe weather may be headed this way. 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? Take a look at our Weather Page.

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