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Fresh off of the weekend, we will have a very nice day in store for Monday with temperatures up to 76 degrees and partly cloudy skies.  Showers are dotted throughout the forecast for the remainder of the week though.  Chris Castleman will have the specifics on the forecast on Good Morning Region 8.

Breaking news coming into the Region 8 newsroom as the Hobb Knob restaurant in Walnut Ridge is "fully involved" in a fire according to authorities.  It started at 3 a.m.  Details are sketchy right now but Region 8's Keith Boles is on his way to the scene and will provide a live update on Good Morning Region 8.

Randolph County authorities call of the search for a man said to have drowned in the Black River last week.   Officials close to the investigation say they may have found the body of a missing 18-year old.   Search crews found the body of a man along side the Black River Sunday, but have yet to release the identity of the body.

High water is taking its toll on residents all across Region 8 but biologists say all is not lost.   That's because biologists with the State Game and Fish Commission say the floods are releasing nutrients in the water that help most fish thrive.   The high water allows millions of fry to take cover in brushy areas along the lakeside.

Coming up on Good Morning Region 8...

Jackson County is preparing for more flooding with 7,000 sandbags.  We'll tell you what else they're doing to minimize the damage from the already destructive floods.

Plus, legendary actor and gun activist Charlton Heston dies over the weekend.  We'll remember the life of the man who affected so many people in so many ways.

And what happens when Bob Snell, GMR8 producer Josh Harvison, and kait8.com producer Stan Morris head to Silver Dollar City and ride the baddest roller coaster there, Wildfire?  We'll...the results will provide a little humor, to say the least.  We'll show you.

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

For continuous updates on stories throughout the day, including more on the fire in Walnut Ridge this morning, stay with kait8.com where we are always on.

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