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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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  • Tornado watch extended into more counties, flash flood warning issued for region

    Tornado watch extended into more counties, flash flood warning issued for region

    Saturday, February 24 2018 3:01 PM EST2018-02-24 20:01:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The National Weather Service has extended to tornado watch now include Izard, Sharp, and Stone counties along with Cleburne, Independence, Jackson, White, and Woodruff counties until 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

    The National Weather Service has extended to tornado watch now include Izard, Sharp, and Stone counties along with Cleburne, Independence, Jackson, White, and Woodruff counties until 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

  • UAMS to eliminate more than 120 more jobs amid shortfall

    UAMS to eliminate more than 120 more jobs amid shortfall

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:30 PM EST2018-02-24 18:30:25 GMT
    UAMS in Little Rock (Source: KATV)UAMS in Little Rock (Source: KATV)
    UAMS in Little Rock (Source: KATV)UAMS in Little Rock (Source: KATV)

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Science will eliminate more than 120 more jobs because of budget shortfalls.

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Science will eliminate more than 120 more jobs because of budget shortfalls.

  • Two arrested in kidnapping of missing girl

    Two arrested in kidnapping of missing girl

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-02-23 21:36:59 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 8:36 AM EST2018-02-24 13:36:28 GMT

    Two people were in custody Friday after their arrest on suspicion of kidnapping a Mississippi County girl. 

    Two people were in custody Friday after their arrest on suspicion of kidnapping a Mississippi County girl. 

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