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If you haven't stepped foot outside yet, it's foggy in parts of Region 8.  Temperatures will warm up to the 60s today but we will see scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight.  Chris Castleman will have your full forecast on Good Morning Region 8.

No arrests have been made following a shooting on the ASU campus that left a student with a minor injury.  Police would not comment on the case, but A-State spokesman Tom Moore said no arrests had been made yet and police are still investigating the incident.  According to Moore, a bullet or a piece of gravel apparently ricocheted in a campus parking lot and hit Alfred Louis in the left leg.  He was treated and released the same day.

An Arkansas pastor is dead after being stabbed by his brother, according to authorities.  It happened near a shed by Dennis Brassfield's home in Dumas Friday.  Authorities say Dennis and Bobby Brassfield, his brother of Stuttgart, were arguing over money when Dennis allegedly stabbed Bobby.  Bobby later died at Jefferson Region Medical Center.  Dennis is being held on murder charges.

A state prosecutor says if Kenneth Osburn is awarded a new trial, he could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Casey Crowder back in 2006.  Osburn was convicted of murdering the 17-year old after she ran out of gas near Dumas.  Attorneys now want a new trial because they say jurors had already made up their minds before proceedings began.

Coming up on Good Morning Region 8...

With Ralph Nader entering the presidential race, Democratic feathers are ruffled with memories of Nader's effect on the 2000 election.  Now, Hillary and Barack are going after each other.

Plus, the Oscars were last night (on KAIT!) and if you missed it, we'll catch you up this morning on who were the big winners and losers of the night.

And Cuba officially has a new President for the first time in almost 50 years but what does this really mean?  And will we notice any changes?  We'll tell you.

These stories and more start Your Morning at 5 a.m. on Good Morning Region 8!  And for the latest of the day, log-on to kait8.com where we are always on!

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    Wooden bridges ready to get the proverbial ax

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    Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell (Source: KAIT)Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell (Source: KAIT)

    There are about a dozen wooden bridges left in Poinsett County and officials there are working to replace them. 

    There are about a dozen wooden bridges left in Poinsett County and officials there are working to replace them. 

  • Renovation of courthouse to begin

    Renovation of courthouse to begin

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:13:53 GMT
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    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Poinsett County Quorum Court plans to release funding for repairs to the county courthouse.

    The Poinsett County Quorum Court plans to release funding for repairs to the county courthouse.

  • Victims of domestic abuse benefit from house bills

    Victims of domestic abuse benefit from house bills

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:22:20 GMT
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    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

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    The Arkansas Legislature just recently passed a couple of bills that would benefit victims of domestic violence. Those bills are HB1534 or Act 577 and HB 1420 or Act 583.

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