Jonesboro Elks Lodge hosting benefit tonight for Colton's Steakhouse employees

Jonesboro Elks Lodge hosting benefit tonight for Colton's Steakhouse employees

Tuesday 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

Best last-minute Christmas gifts - it's never too late

  • Region 8 News at 5 & 6:

Getting special needs kids comfortable enough to 'open up' in the dentist chair - Region 8's Amanda Hanson has the story

Plus, Mallory Jordan speaks with local police about the NYPD shootings - how can officers be prepared for sudden, unexpected attacks?

  • Region 8 News at 10:

Allison Munn reports on a special benefit held tonight at the Jonesboro Elks Lodge for Colton's Steakhouse workers, left without an income during the holidays

  • Tonight on ABC:

Shrek's plans for a peaceful Christmas holiday with his family get sidetracked when Donkey, Puss-in-Boots and the rest decide to crash the festivities on Shrek the Halls at 7 p.m. CT

Trixie, the Triceratops, is the gang's only hope of returning to Bonnie's room after they meet a bunch of delusional action figures during a play date on Toy Story That Time Forgot at 7:30 p.m. CT

In a 2-hour special, Robin Roberts discusses memorable moments of 2014, from events like Ebola and ISIS, to viral videos and the celebrity world, to the progress feminism has made in The Year: 2014 at 8:00 p.m. CT

  • 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.

  • Christmas Week Forecast

Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan tracks the latest weather conditions on Storm Track Doppler 8 and shares his exclusive upcoming holiday forecast on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10.

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