Wet/Dry petition drives in full swing

Monday Afternoon Update – Here is a quick look at stories trending now, plus some the Region 8 News' reporters are working on to share with you on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. (CT)

  • Trending Online
  • At 5 and 6: Ticks and Chiggers

These pesky little critters are an annual summer nuisance throughout Region 8 for those trying to enjoy outdoor activities. Tonight, Courtney Brown finds out where they are most prominent and how to treat bites.

  • Kids Pack on Pounds in Summer

Veronica Smith talks to a local wellness center director to find out ways kids can stay more active and reduce weight gain from extra snacking, combined with reduced calorie consumption from boredom and being less active.

  • At 6 and 10: Wet/Dry Petition Drives

Campaigns are brewing across the state to increase areas where alcohol can be sold legally. At 6 and 10, Jessi Turnure focuses on the status of efforts in Craighead and Independence Counties.

  • Tonight on ABC

Andi and the men travel to Marseille, France, and Ben Fields performs for Josh and Andi on The Bachelorette at 7 p.m. CT
Joss plays mediator as Savi & Harry clash over selling their home, while Toni continues to bother Savi on Mistresses at 9 p.m. CT

  • Region 8 Coffee Mug Weekly Giveaway

You've seen them on air and now you can enter for a chance to win your very own Region 8 Coffee Mug! Just go to www.kait8.com,, under Contests tab, and enter to win. You can also text ‘CENTRALBAPTIST' to 52488 and enter to win. Standard text messaging rates may apply.

  • Almost Summer!

A true, summertime pattern seems to be in store for Region 8 this week. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan tracks the latest weather conditions on Storm Track Doppler 8 and shares his exclusive 7-day forecast on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10.

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