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Following a rough evening weatherwise around parts of Region 8, quieter weather is on the way. We begin this Tuesday with overcast skies. Intervals of sun are expected later today. Highs will only top out in the low 60s. Clouds and rain return late tomorrow night.  Chris Castleman will have the entire forecast on Good Morning Region 8.

News is breaking as Jonesboro Police are searching for a person suspected of shooting another man Monday night.   It happened on Belt and Calion Streets around 9:30 pm.   Police tell Region 8 News they don't have any leads to catch the suspect at this time, but they are interviewing witnesses to get a better grasp of the situation.  "The front door to this apartment was standing open, a couple of guys was inside, relaxing, talking, believed to be two suspects stepped up into the apartment and shot one of the victims." said Lt. Nathan Oliver of JPD.

Thirty five counties in Arkansas have now been declared Federal Disaster Areas.  For that reason Senator Blanche Lincoln and FEMA reppresentatives took a walking tour of Pocahontas' most badly damaged neighborhoods on Monday.  "We will work very closely with FEMA.  We will stay in contact with them and with the local officials to make sure the needs are met.  That's the key here," said Lincoln.  Both Lincoln and FEMA continued their tour into Batesville later in the afternoon.  If you need assistance from FEMA you can call them at 1-800-821-FEMA. 

Coming up on Good Morning Region 8...

More controversy over the Olympics in Beijing, this time with people being kicked out of their homes.  We'll explain.

Plus, our report Thursday on the West Nettleton apartment complex looks to have made an impact.  Lauren Payne goes back into the field to report on what seems to be an improvement in the area, almost immediately.

And he has the charisma but he doesn't have the bowling experience!  Jeanne Moos reports on Obama's bowling skills...or lack thereof!

These stories and more start Your Morning at 5 a.m. on Good Morning Region 8.  And you can track the latest news of the day every day at kait8.com where we are always on!

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