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Help us Stuff the Bus with school supplies!

Friday 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
Stuff the Bus is Saturday

Gym coach pleads guilty to porn charge

Lab walks 30 miles to previous owner, but won't take dog back

  • Stuff the Bus is on!

The 10th annual Stuff the Bus starts up this weekend. The event will feature 23 schools collecting supplies around the area. Diana Davis has more about the event and how you can help on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

  • 'Kissing bug' spotted

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about a life-threatening illness caused by "kissing bugs" or triatomines. Veronica Smith will talk to a local doctor on whether this bug is prevalent in Region 8 and precautions to take to avoid being bitten on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Tonight at 10: Ashes to Ashes

The county coroner is one of the first calls police make when someone dies. And, thousands of people choose cremation over the traditional burial. But what happens if a coroner, who doesn't require medical training, makes a mistake? Amanda Hanson finds out on Region 8 News at 10.

  • Tonight on ABC:

A 'shark' critiques a light and healthy wine pitched by a California woman on Shark Tank at 7 p.m.

Unique situations pose the question: What Would You Do? See the new episode at 8 p.m.

Go deeper with investigative journalists on an all-new 20/20 at 9 p.m.

  • Region 8 Coffee Mug Weekly Giveaway:

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

  • Weekend looks partly clear

Partly cloudy skies are in the weekend forecast as temperatures go into the upper 80s. Meteorologist Andrew Wilson 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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