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Cooking Up a Storm kicks off, new 911 system goes live

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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A fight between two women in front of Sherwin Williams led to a double arrest for Forrest City Police. 

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he supports expanding Medicaid eligibility under the federal health care law after officials assured him the state would have flexibility to opt out later if it faces a financial crunch.

Jerry "The King" Lawler will have heart surgery Tuesday after suffering a heart attack during an WWE event Monday night. 

 ***WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES*** The man accused of dragging a 5-month-old pit-bull puppy to the point where the dog had to be put down, pleaded guilty in court Monday.

  • Cooking Up a Storm

Cooking Up a Storm kicks off tonight Be sure to watch and see what sweet treat Sarah's serving up at 5 p.m. If you have any recipes to share, you can submit them on the Cooking Up a Storm webpage. You could get a free apron if Sarah shares your recipe on air!

  • 911 system goes live in Jonesboro area

Jonesboro E911 recently joined a statewide service that should provide information that is more detailed to emergency responders. Will DuPree will explain how people can sign up and what benefit it will have for them and their family tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6. 

University of North Alabama's Leo and Una are number one in this list of top college mascots.

You could win a family sized BBQ pack if you find Blitz! Your clue for the day: Don't text Blitz right now. He's driving.

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(Shhh! Don't tell others where you find him so everyone gets to have fun looking!)

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