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A small chance of rain will move through Region 8 today but temperatures will stay in the upper 50s to low 60s for most of the week.  Chris Castleman will have the full forecast on Good Morning Region 8.

Poinsett County Sheriff's office has arrested a Marked Tree man suspected of a shooting at Wal-Mart.  30-year old Reginald Harriss admitted to fiting several shots in the Wal-Mart parking lot located on Highland in Jonesboro.  Harris claims he fired the shots at man who threatened to kill him.  Police say they found ammunition as well as a 40 caliber handgun inside of Harris's vehicle.

Clean up continues in Sharp County following the February 5 tornado that swept through the area.  Authorities say a lot of progress has been made but a long road of recovery awaits residents of the surrounding communities.  Some homes will require at least three more weeks to be remodeled while others will be waiting much longer.  You can help, however.  Call the Sharp County OEM office at 870-710-0128 or Americorps at 870-856-3210.

An Arkansas soldier from Oak Grove who was killed in Iraq is being honored near Baghdad by having a gymnasium named after him.  Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Jessen was killed by an explosion in Rawah, Iraq two years ago, while serving his third deployment.  Jessen's family says they're happy he's being remembered, especially since the gym will help bring relief to some troops.

Coming up on Good Morning Region 8...

An arrest is made in the Memphis Massacre  and the accused man is a relative of one of the deceased. 

Plus, in Offbeat with Bob, Bob Snell takes you to meet a woman who enjoys making cakes...but not just any cakes.  They involve diapers!

And Jeanne Moos takes a look at some McCain McBloopers that aren't allowing the future Republican presidential nominee to have much downtime. 

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

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    Child's body recovered from river after drowning

    Child's body recovered from river after drowning

    Saturday, July 22 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-07-22 22:43:04 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-07-22 22:45:49 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A juvenile boy drowned on the Spring River Saturday near Hardy, according to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts.

    A juvenile boy drowned on the Spring River Saturday near Hardy, according to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts.

  • Toy Show returned to Jonesboro

    Toy Show returned to Jonesboro

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:55:27 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-07-22 21:51:20 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The 28th annual Farm Toy Show started at the Hilton Garden Inn in Jonesboro Friday afternoon and continued through the weekend. 

    The 28th annual Farm Toy Show started at the Hilton Garden Inn in Jonesboro Friday afternoon and continued through the weekend. 

  • breaking

    House fire linked to burglaries, investigated as arson

    House fire linked to burglaries, investigated as arson

    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-07-22 15:16:38 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-07-22 21:23:58 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Saturday morning fire after linking it to at least one burglary.

    The Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Saturday morning fire after linking it to at least one burglary.

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