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Discussion on gun safety back in focus

Wednesday 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

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

FBI analyzes alleged new Brown shooting audio

Judge OKs $25,000 bond for boxer Jermain Taylor

  • Kids and gun safety

After a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor Tuesday, gun instructors are warning parents on safety measures to take before putting a gun in a child's hand. Veronica Smith will talk to a gun instructor on the appropriate age for kids handling guns and what parents should know on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

  • Needing more Jonesboro officers

The Jonesboro Police Department is looking to fill five, entry-level officer positions. But application numbers are lower than usual. Region 8's Jessi Turnure tells us why and how you can apply tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

  • Tonight on ABC:

Frankie feels overwhelmed by the kids' demands, so she restricts the time they can make requests of her on The Middle at 7 p.m.

Murray and Beverly engage in a heated battle over the furniture and appliances in their house on The Goldbergs at 7:30 p.m.

Catch back-to-back episodes of Modern Family starting at 8 p.m.

A case from Cross and Flynn's past reemerges and causes distress for both of them on Motive 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 www.kait8.com,, 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.

  • Storm chances increasing

As we get closer to the weekend, our chances for thunderstorms increase. 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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