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8 Investigates: Overcrowded Jails

Region 8 News Tuesday Evening Update – Here is a look at some of the stories the Region 8 News department is working on for Region 8 News at 10.

8 Investigates: Overcrowded Jails

Overcrowding in state prisons has a trickledown effect on county jails. There are seven inmates in the Poinsett County Jail that were sentenced to the penitentiary. Tonight, 8 investigates jail overcrowding and the possible ways to solve the problem.

Jonesboro City Council

Pet and mobile home owners may be affected by the decisions made in tonight's Jonesboro City Council meeting. Allison Munn was there and will report on the approved ordinances on Region 8 News at 10.

Crimetoppers

In tonight's Crimstoppers, a ruthless robbery at a Jonesboro pizza place is caught on video. You might be able to identify the suspects. 

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