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Region 8 News Monday Afternoon Update

Region 8 News Monday 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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Accused recruiting shooter cannot fire attorneys
Court won't hear challenge to 'help me God'
Mississippi flooding drown crops and casinos: What's the economic toll?
Chihuahua lifts leg, gets blame for bomb scare

Job Link Monday

If you are looking for a new job or career path, then we may be able to help. Today begins Job Link Monday right here on KAIT. Representatives from Productive Staffing, Ascent Children's Health Services, and Abilities Unlimited will be on hand to talk to anyone about the openings that they have available. Job Link Monday kicks off during Region 8 News at 5 and 6 later today.

New Dangers from ‘Huffing'

Tonight on Region 8 News at 10, Josh Harvison brings information of a new twist on an old practice of getting high, commonly referred to as 'huffing'.  Huffing involves inhaling some form of a chemical intoxicant that is found around a typical household - like glue, spray paint, etc.  Now, a new form of huffing is growing, even right here in Region 8. Abusers are now raiding the freon in home air conditioning units to use as a huffing agent. Watch this special report tonight to learn how you can protect you own units from being robbed of costly freon.

Flooded Home Reconstruction

What will someone have to replace in his or her home when the flood water goes down? Brandi Hodges follows a carpenter and electrician to find out what will have to be replaced tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

New program to get kids off streets, give brighter futures

A group of residents in Marked Tree are working to implement a new program for teenagers. Tonight at 6 and 10, Josh Harvison will explain what the program is, why it's needed, and when the program will begin.

Osceola dealing with remaining water

Now that the Mississippi is beginning to recede, how is Osceola dealing with the water that still remains?  Tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10, Keith Boles takes a ride with the Mayor and looks at the conditions around the area.

Don't become a victim of flood clean up scams

As floodwaters start to recede in some Region 8 towns, many people are starting to think about cleaning up. Tonight on Region 8 news at 6 and 10,  Lauren Payne  has some tips to help make sure you don't become of victim of someone trying to take advantage of you.

In the Weather Center

Ryan Vaughan will have your seven day 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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  • Sheriff's department to get new cars

    Sheriff's department to get new cars

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:46:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Clay County Quorum Court approved the purchase of two new vehicles for the sheriff's department.

    The Clay County Quorum Court approved the purchase of two new vehicles for the sheriff's department.

  • Group helps mentally ill, homeless in White County

    Group helps mentally ill, homeless in White County

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:33:53 GMT
    Mission Machine is a program that helps the mentally ill and homeless in White County. (Source: KARK-TV)Mission Machine is a program that helps the mentally ill and homeless in White County. (Source: KARK-TV)
    Mission Machine is a program that helps the mentally ill and homeless in White County. (Source: KARK-TV)Mission Machine is a program that helps the mentally ill and homeless in White County. (Source: KARK-TV)

    A project to help the mentally ill and homeless in White County has often been a place of last resort for people who sometimes have no other place to go. 

    A project to help the mentally ill and homeless in White County has often been a place of last resort for people who sometimes have no other place to go. 

  • Fraternity, sorority suspended at UALR

    Fraternity, sorority suspended at UALR

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:22 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:22:33 GMT
    UA Little Rock (Source: UALR website)UA Little Rock (Source: UALR website)
    UA Little Rock (Source: UALR website)UA Little Rock (Source: UALR website)

    A fraternity and sorority have been suspended after reports of a video reportedly showing the groups singing a song and using racial slurs. 

    A fraternity and sorority have been suspended after reports of a video reportedly showing the groups singing a song and using racial slurs. 

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