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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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  • Local reaction mixed to Bielema's dismissal

    Local reaction mixed to Bielema's dismissal

    Friday, November 24 2017 10:57 PM EST2017-11-25 03:57:40 GMT
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    Arkansas Head Football Coach Bret Bielema was fired Friday, just minutes after Arkansas ended its season against Missouri. (Source: KAIT)Arkansas Head Football Coach Bret Bielema was fired Friday, just minutes after Arkansas ended its season against Missouri. (Source: KAIT)

    It was one of the biggest questions left to be answered Friday after the University of Arkansas faced the University of Missouri Friday in the season finale for the Razorbacks - the fate of Head Football Coach Bret Bielema. 

    It was one of the biggest questions left to be answered Friday after the University of Arkansas faced the University of Missouri Friday in the season finale for the Razorbacks - the fate of Head Football Coach Bret Bielema. 

  • City holds first annual Tinsel & Twinkle

    City holds first annual Tinsel & Twinkle

    Friday, November 24 2017 11:15 PM EST2017-11-25 04:15:44 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-11-25 04:20:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Because of one man’s kind gesture to the city of Marmaduke, they were able to host their first annual Tinsel & Twinkle in the Park.

    Because of one man’s kind gesture to the city of Marmaduke, they were able to host their first annual Tinsel & Twinkle in the Park.

  • Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Friday, November 24 2017 3:24 PM EST2017-11-24 20:24:42 GMT
    (Source: APGraphicsBank)(Source: APGraphicsBank)

    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

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