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We'll start the day with sunshine but clouds will thicken through the latter part of the day.  The possibility of freezing rain will move into the forecast late tonight.  Region 8 News will have the latest coverage of any possible closings or early dismissals.  Chris Castleman will have the full forecast at 5 a.m. or you can check the forecast online all day on the Stormteam homepage.

Big news from Arkansas State University as head basketball coach Dickey Nutt announces that he will no longer be coaching the A-State men's basketball team.  Nutt lead the team to the NCAA tournament in 1999, but hasn't had much luck getting the team back in since.  This past November, Dickey's brother Houston left UofA as the head football coach.  It's still unclear as to who will be the replacement for Nutt.

Another economic blow hits Batesville, as residents are shocked with the discovery of the White-Rodgers plant's closing.  The company says it expects to close within the next 12 to 15 months.  The company had previously announced plans to reduce its workforce to 260 employees in January of last year.

A Missouri teenager is sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted of stabbing a fellow student on a bus.  The student barely knows what 15 years means, as he is just 15-years-old himself.  Raymond Johnson is convicted of first degree assault and sentenced as an adult in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Coming up on Good Morning Region 8...

Good nights for Obama and McCain in last nights primary elections and we have the results.

Plus, a scam is making rounds related to your soon-to-come tax rebate check.  Keith Boles will tell you what to look out for.

And Craig Rickert is in the house but he needs help tracking down the man who decided to take a phone right out of AT&T, without paying for it.  The suspect is roaming but you can put a stop to that in Crimestoppers!

These stories and more start Your Morning at 5 a.m. on Good Morning Region 8. 

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  • City holds first annual Tinsel & Twinkle

    City holds first annual Tinsel & Twinkle

    Friday, November 24 2017 11:15 PM EST2017-11-25 04:15:44 GMT
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    Because of one man’s kind gesture to the city of Marmaduke, they were able to host their first annual Tinsel & Twinkle in the Park.

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    Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Friday, November 24 2017 3:24 PM EST2017-11-24 20:24:42 GMT
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    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

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