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Chris Castleman says the temperatures will be getting colder as clouds move through.  He'll have the full forecast on Good Morning Region 8.

8 horses and 23 dogs.  Those are the startling number of animals seized from a homeowner in Missouri who is suspected of animal abuse by authorities.  Pemiscot County officials say the animals were at a location where they were "subsisting" in muddy water and wood.  Three horses died of malnutrition and illness.  The Humane Society was involved in the seizure.

A Randolph County man accused of killing four members of the Elliott Family in 1998 now has his capital murder retrial date set for May.  Billy Dale Green's retrial will begin May 5th or 6th according to prosecutor Henry Boyce.  Green was convicted on four counts of capital murder and one count of kidnapping before the state supreme court overturned the conviction.

Families are raising money for the 216th Military Police Company attached to the 39th Infantry Brigade to help pay for a send-off party before they are deployed to Iraq.  The family readiness group is hosting a rummage sale this Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in West Memphis.  The group is planning to host a BBQ luncheon for the unit before they are taken back to Camp Shelby for final preparations.

Coming up on Good Morning Region 8...

The Sun is going to burn up the Earth...but it won't happen in your life!  Find out when scientists expect the Earth to be as lifeless as Mars!

Plus the ASU Wind Ensemble is using their wind to help victims of the recent tornados' winds.  Find out what they're doing.

And we'll have live images of the New York Philharmonic which is playing this morning in North Korea.  Bob Woodruff reports.

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

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    Two men awarded Life Saving Award after saving mother and children

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:34:48 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:47:24 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office held a Life Saving Award ceremony in honor of two men who saved a mother and her children’s lives after a serious accident.

    The Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office held a Life Saving Award ceremony in honor of two men who saved a mother and her children’s lives after a serious accident.

  • Arkansas opts into FirstNet service

    Arkansas opts into FirstNet service

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-08-23 02:52:35 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:42:04 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A new program the state of Arkansas has opted into is designed to help communication between first responders in the state.

    A new program the state of Arkansas has opted into is designed to help communication between first responders in the state.

  • Marked Tree PD will check to make sure your weed is safe

    Marked Tree PD will check to make sure your weed is safe

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:16:37 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:40:34 GMT
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