Region 8 News Wednesday Afternoon

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

The trial of a former police officer, charged in the midst of an FBI investigation called Operation Blues, has been rescheduled.

Local artists are invited to show off their work at the upcoming Beatles at the Ridge Festival.

Some crooks were apparently hungry when they broke into the concession stand at Floyd Community Park, 121 El Paso Rd. in Searcy, and stole more than $1,800 worth of items, including hot dogs and chips.

Budget concerns continue in Hoxie where water bills have doubled as the city tries to upgrade its water system.

  • Police: Drunk driver kills unborn child

A 35-year-old man is accused of driving drunk and killing an unborn child after an automobile accident this weekend. Will DuPree went to Batesville to find out more on the story and will be back with more details tonight on Region 8 News.

  • Topping out affects more than new NEA Baptist Hospital

The NEA Baptist Hospital topping out ceremony is a milestone for construction, but this step closer to completion also has an impact on residents living near the new hospital. Keith Boles talks to some of these long time residents tonight on Region 8 News.

  • Region 8 Responds

Do you think your community needs to be under a burn ban? Let us know at, and join the conversation already underway on our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages. We could read your comments tonight on Region 8 News. 

  • Pinterest

Region 8 News now has a Pinterest account. Are you a Pinner? Check out our page for more than just news stories! 

  • In the Weather Center 

The temperatures continue to range between hot and super hot. Ryan Vaughan will have your forecast tonight on Region 8 News at 5, 6 and 10. Need more information now? Check out our Weather page.

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