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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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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