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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.

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Incident at distillery injures two people, Air-Evac called
MO house back ban on hallucinogenic ‘bath salts'
Poplar Bluff police make meth bust after home fire
Prostate cancer screening doesn't cut death rates: Study

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Incident at distillery injures two people, Air-Evac called

An incident at the Newport distillery left two people injured, after an explosion happened at Old Ed Ward's Moonshine Distillery in Newport. Josh Harvison is in Newport now and will have more information tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

Mass e-mail security breach leaks private information

A security breach at a mass-email service provider has millions concerned. Coming up tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10, Amanda Hanson shows you how you can find out if you are at risk, and what to look out for.

Inmates to pay for the privilege of being incarcerated

In an effort to discourage crime and raise funds, the Sharp County Jail is now charging inmates for the privilege of being incarcerated. Keith Boles talks to the sheriff and this new ordinance tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Crime Stoppers

Craig Rickert will have another edition of Crime Stoppers ready for you tonight on Region 8 News at 10. Watch to find out who police are looking for, and learn how you can earn some extra cash.

In the Weather Center

Today is beautiful, but will grey skies loom tomorrow? Ryan Vaughan will have your local  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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  • School resource officer battling brain tumor hits the halls first time since diagnosis

    School resource officer battling brain tumor hits the halls first time since diagnosis

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:21:43 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:41:00 GMT
    Paragould Polilce Dept. Officer Bunch heads back to the halls of PJHS after undergoing brain surgery (Source: KAIT)Paragould Polilce Dept. Officer Bunch heads back to the halls of PJHS after undergoing brain surgery (Source: KAIT)
    Paragould Polilce Dept. Officer Bunch heads back to the halls of PJHS after undergoing brain surgery (Source: KAIT)Paragould Polilce Dept. Officer Bunch heads back to the halls of PJHS after undergoing brain surgery (Source: KAIT)

    Although he doesn’t wear boxing gloves for a career, many call Paragould Officer Chris Bunch the ultimate fighter. 

    Although he doesn’t wear boxing gloves for a career, many call Paragould Officer Chris Bunch the ultimate fighter. 

  • Another Paragould restaurant requiring employees to get Hep A vaccination

    Another Paragould restaurant requiring employees to get Hep A vaccination

    Monday, August 20 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-08-20 20:48:28 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:28:37 GMT
    Randy Hyde, owner of Hyde Park Cafe, speaks about the new mandatory Hep A vaccination requirement for employment (Source: KAIT)Randy Hyde, owner of Hyde Park Cafe, speaks about the new mandatory Hep A vaccination requirement for employment (Source: KAIT)
    Randy Hyde, owner of Hyde Park Cafe, speaks about the new mandatory Hep A vaccination requirement for employment (Source: KAIT)Randy Hyde, owner of Hyde Park Cafe, speaks about the new mandatory Hep A vaccination requirement for employment (Source: KAIT)

    A Paragould restaurant owner took matters into his own hands to keep his business safe from a Hepatitis A outbreak.

    A Paragould restaurant owner took matters into his own hands to keep his business safe from a Hepatitis A outbreak.

  • Lawrence County bridge closed for repairs

    Lawrence County bridge closed for repairs

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:13:55 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:24:46 GMT
    ARDOT's IDriveArkansas.com map shows where crews have closed part of Hwy. 115. (Source: Arkansas Department of Transportation)ARDOT's IDriveArkansas.com map shows where crews have closed part of Hwy. 115. (Source: Arkansas Department of Transportation)

    A bridge closes, turning traffic the other way.

    A bridge closes, turning traffic the other way.

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