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Region 8 News Wednesday Afternoon Update

Region 8 News Wednesday 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 proposal for an annual sales tax holiday on clothing and school supplies has failed in an Arkansas Senate committee.  Click here for more information.

Some Missouri lawmakers say the state should do away with its tenure system for teachers and make students' academic performance a big part of their evaluations.   For more information, click here.

  • Weather Radio Programming

The Region 8 Storm team will be programming weather radios at the Walnut Ridge Barton's from 10a-2p on Thursday! Bring your radio with you to get it properly programmed or you can buy one at Barton's and have it programmed for free and say hello to the Region 8 Storm Team.

  • Fluoridated Water?

A bill is currently in the Arkansas House of Representatives. If approved, water systems serving more than 5,000 people would be required to add fluoride to drinking water. Josh Harvison finds out what the benefits and disadvantages of having fluoridated water are tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

  • Gas Prices & Road Depts.

Many county road crews have a constant presence out working on roads and ditches, but this summer may be a little different. Brandi Hodges explains how some counties may be feeling the sting of rising gas prices this year and how others are coping with the budget change tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Earthquake Insurance

Many homeowners who insure with State Farm Insurance Companies may be receiving a letter soon. Keith Boles will explain what this letter is and what it means for you tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and10.

  • Non-Violent Offender Alternative

For some non-violent offenders, drug court has provided them a way to stay out of jail provided they meet certain obligations with the courts. Lauren Payne will tell you what those obligations are tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • In the Weather Center

Sarah Tipton says the next threat of storms comes Friday with scattered activity becoming more organized by Saturday morning. Ryan Vaughan will have a detailed forecast tonight on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10. Need more information now? Check out our weather page for the latest information.

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