Friday, August 15 - More From Good Morning Region 8

Here are your Local Headlines and More from Friday's Good Morning Region 8!

Search of Killer's Home Turns up Guns, Pills, and Keys

Investigators still don't know why a Searcy man shot and killed Arkansas Democratic Chairman, Bill Gwatney.

In a search of Timothy Johnson's house, police found guns, a bottle of anti-depressants, a post-it note with Gwatney's name and phone number on it, and two sets of car keys from the Gwatney car dealership. Police are trying to piece the puzzle together to try to mind a motive in this killing.

Johnson killed Gwatney inside the Democratic Party Headquarters in Little Rock. Police later shot and killed Johnson after a high speed chase.

Funeral services for Gwatney will be held on Monday, August 18th at 2 pm at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church in Little Rock.

Flags will fly at half staff at the state capital that day.

Owner Charles Mabry says he feels like the city of Jonesboro has been picking on him. Police Chief Mike Yates says that's not the case. Read More...

Blytheville Bank Robber on the Loose

Blytheville Police and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed a Region 8 bank.

Police say a 'white male gunman' entered the First National Bank in downtown Blytheville and made off with an undetermined amount of cash.

A search that included the use of a helicopter soon followed, but the bandit remains at large.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Blytheville PD at 762-0400 or the FBI at 932-0700.

Ear Infections & Obesity... Is There a Link?

Experts say ear infections, common in children, can damage nerves that help you taste. Studies unveiled at the American Psychological Association Convention suggest a link between taste-nerve damage and a preference for sweet and high-fat foods.

In one study, researchers surveyed more than 6,500 people ages 16 to 92. They found participants with a history of moderate to severe ear infections were 62% more likely to be obese than the others.

Airborne Rebates

If you've tried treating a cold with Airborne, you may be able to get your money back. The Federal Trade Commission says the makers of Airborne have agreed to pay a total of $30 million to settle a lawsuit.

The FTC says Airborne doesn't have sufficient evidence to back up it's old advertising claim of helping to treat colds or protect against germs. On its web site, Airborne denies any wrongdoing or illegal conduct and says it agreed to the settlement to avoid continued expense and distraction. The company also stressed that it no longer uses that labeling.

If a court approves the settlement, you'll have until September 15th to apply for a refund for up to six purchases.

"Elmo Makes Music" Giveaway
Congratulations to Patricia Rogers of Peach Orchard! Patricia was our 8th caller this morning and won a VIP 4-pack of tickets to the Elmo Makes Music Event at the Convocation Center on August 18 & 19.
If you didn't win, you can still purchase tickets. Click Here for Details.