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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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Obama: Raise taxes on the wealthy
14 Arkansas chicken plant workers still hospitalized
New crib standards enter into effect
Toddler died after drinking gasoline

This Thursday, we'll be taking a road trip to Corning. Join Craig, Ryan, and Diana Davis as we broadcast Region 8 News at 5 and 6 LIVE from Wynne Park. This will be our first of six Region 8 Road Trips this summer. Keep watching. We may be in your town soon!

Backyard BBQ

This summer, KAIT and Hays are teaming up to give our loyal viewers the chance to win a free BBQ with all the trimming and to host Region 8 StormTEAM Weather LIVE! All you have to do is follow the link and fill out the form!

Animal cruelty database keeps track of convictions

Someone who commits an act of animal cruelty can be charged with a felony on the first offense, and names of offenders will be entered into an animal cruelty database for future reference. Tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6, Brandi Hodges finds out just how common animal abuse is and why the animal cruelty database is so important.

Bicycle riding safety tips

You see bicycles on the road more and more these days, but how on earth do you stay safe while riding one? Keith Boles finds out tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Police crack down on companies not complying with scrap metal law

Poinsett County Sheriff Larry Mills said many scrap metal dealers know theft of copper and other metals is rampant across Region 8, but they still accept scrap without asking any questions. Josh Harvison will show you how police are starting to crack down on those businesses tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

Could Arkansas be testing heart defects early?

More than 12 states are considering requiring a test for newborns that would help identify congenital heart disease. Amanda Hanson learns more about this test tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

In the Weather Center

Your local weather forecast is coming up tonight on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10 with Justin Logan. Need information now? Check out our weather page for the latest information.

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    Police release victim's name in Jonesboro shooting

    Police release victim's name in Jonesboro shooting

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:07:44 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:51:01 GMT
    Jonesboro police are investigating a shooting in which one person was in critical condition Wednesday night. (Source: KAIT-TV)Jonesboro police are investigating a shooting in which one person was in critical condition Wednesday night. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Jonesboro police are investigating a shooting in which one person was in critical condition Wednesday night. 

    Jonesboro police are investigating a shooting in which one person was in critical condition Wednesday night. 

  • EAPDD receives Brownfields grant

    EAPDD receives Brownfields grant

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:15:22 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:19:24 GMT
    East Arkansas Planning and Development District (Source: EAPDD Facebook page)East Arkansas Planning and Development District (Source: EAPDD Facebook page)
    East Arkansas Planning and Development District (Source: EAPDD Facebook page)East Arkansas Planning and Development District (Source: EAPDD Facebook page)

    A $300,000 grant will provide a chance to help clean up possible environmental hazards in the area and turn them into so-called Brownfields sites, officials with an area planning group said Thursday. 

    A $300,000 grant will provide a chance to help clean up possible environmental hazards in the area and turn them into so-called Brownfields sites, officials with an area planning group said Thursday. 

  • Blytheville police search for robbery suspect

    Blytheville police search for robbery suspect

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:31:32 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:39:58 GMT
    D'marcus Black (Source: Blytheville Police Department)D'marcus Black (Source: Blytheville Police Department)
    D'marcus Black (Source: Blytheville Police Department)D'marcus Black (Source: Blytheville Police Department)

    Authorities spent Thursday looking for a suspect who reportedly robbed a man at gunpoint in Blytheville, with police there asking for help from the public in putting the suspect behind bars. 

    Authorities spent Thursday looking for a suspect who reportedly robbed a man at gunpoint in Blytheville, with police there asking for help from the public in putting the suspect behind bars. 

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