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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.

  • Trending

Sentencing set for Sept for former UCA pres. Lu Hardin

Region 8 man accused in child's death to be evaluated

Flag Desecration lawsuit delayed

14 men charged in the sex assaults of 12-year-old girl

Tomorrow, the Region 8 News Team will be taking a road trip to Pocahontas! Join Diana, Ryan , and Craig as they broadcast Region 8 News at 5 and 6 live from the Old Courthouse Square. It's the second of six Region 8 Road Trips this summer. Keep watching. We may be in your town soon!

  • Wet or dry, each county has problems with underage drinking

Alcohol abuse by teens is something just about every county has problems with, whether the county is dry or wet. Tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6, Brandi Hodges will speak with Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts about how big of a problem teenage drinking is in his county and how hard the problem is to bust. 

  • This year's watermelon harvest hurting

This year's spring weather has put all kinds of farmers behind on growing crops. This time of year, the Dunklin County watermelon harvest should be in full swing, but it's not. What does this mean to farmers and the watermelon industry in the Bootheel? Keith Boles has the story tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • In the Weather Center

Rain may fall in some parts of Region 8 tomorrow. Ryan Vaughan will have your full 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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  • Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:06 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-11-23 04:36:51 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

  • Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:07 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

  • Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-23 02:22:45 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

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