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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.

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Hearing set for West Memphis Three

Firm scholarship amounts live as 2 lotto bills out

Man stabs own father and punches officer in face

  • Stay Focused and Drive Campaign

The employees of StarTek in Jonesboro, along with those at KAIT, are taking a stand against distracted driving by taking a pledge to not text and drive behind the wheel. They encourage all drivers in Region 8 to join us in making our roads and streets safer for all by taking the same pledge. Click here to take the pledge, too!

  • Welcome Home Vietnam Vet Day

The ASU Beck Pride Center is inviting students, staff, and faculty to the "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" to give Veterans the welcome home they did not receive when they came home from war. Lauren Payne will cover this long overdue event tonight on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10.

  • Hallways help students stay safe

Many schools across Region 8 have storm shelters, but Newport Elementary has something a little bit different. Justin Logan shows how this school has a different way of protecting its students tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Region 8 counties among the most unhealthy in AR, MO

A study by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks several Region 8 counties as "unhealthy". Brandi Hodges speaks with a doctor with the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center to discuss health factors and what can be done to change the future for residents tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Westside High School Air Force JROTC takes to the air

Junior birdmen and women of the Westside High School Air Force JRTOC program will take to the air today.  Keith Boles will have the story tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • In the Weather Center

Ryan Vaughan will have your 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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  • AG: Scammers still trying to scare Arkansans with IRS con

    AG: Scammers still trying to scare Arkansans with IRS con

    Thursday, November 23 2017 1:30 PM EST2017-11-23 18:30:40 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 1:33 PM EST2017-11-23 18:33:01 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Scam artists are back to scaring Arkansans into believing the IRS is sending law enforcement to track them down.

    Scam artists are back to scaring Arkansans into believing the IRS is sending law enforcement to track them down.

  • Volunteers feed hundreds in Lawrence County

    Volunteers feed hundreds in Lawrence County

    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:39 AM EST2017-11-23 16:39:06 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:44 AM EST2017-11-23 16:44:20 GMT
    (Source: City of Walnut Ridge via Facebook)(Source: City of Walnut Ridge via Facebook)

    Hundreds of Lawrence County residents enjoyed a holiday dinner thanks to the hard work and dedication of their neighbors.

    Hundreds of Lawrence County residents enjoyed a holiday dinner thanks to the hard work and dedication of their neighbors.

  • Optimist Club tree sale starts after Thanksgiving

    Optimist Club tree sale starts after Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:29 AM EST2017-11-23 15:29:03 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:57 AM EST2017-11-23 15:57:20 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Once Thanksgiving is over, Christmas will take center stage for most families.

    Once Thanksgiving is over, Christmas will take center stage for most families.

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