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Monday, Sept. 8 - Good Morning Region 8

Here are your Local Headlines and More from Good Morning Region 8.

Florida Residents Evacuate as U.S. Braces for Hurricane Ike

Ark. Guard Told to Prepare for Hurricane Ike

Missouri Highway Dept. in Danger of Losing $252 Million

Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation say that a shortfall in the highway trust fund could danger state highway projects in Missouri.

If congress fails to pass a bill providing $8 Billion to the federal highway trust fund, then Missouri could lose out on $252 Million. 

The loss of those government funds could force thousands out of work as the department trims its budget. Click Here for more on MDOT...

Jet-Blue Airlines Auctioning Round-trip Tickets on Ebay

Officials with Jet-Blue are auctioning off more than 300 roundtrip flights and 6 vacation packages this week on Ebay.

Jetblue is offering the flights to more than 20 destinations, and the auctions will provide "word of mouth" advertising for the discount carrier.

Officials say the bids will end 85 to 90 percent of the original price when the auctions end. Click Here for a link to the website.

 


 

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  • Newport discuss tobacco-free parks

    Newport discuss tobacco-free parks

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:46:44 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:49:28 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The city of Newport held a council meeting to discuss an ordinance to make certain areas of town tobacco free.

    The city of Newport held a council meeting to discuss an ordinance to make certain areas of town tobacco free.

  • Heat concerns in the farming industry

    Heat concerns in the farming industry

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:51:02 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:21:19 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    As the summer months get hotter, farmers need to be aware of the threat behind heat strokes.

    As the summer months get hotter, farmers need to be aware of the threat behind heat strokes.

  • Officials respond to train vs truck accident

    Officials respond to train vs truck accident

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:35:20 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:06:40 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Weiner Police responded to a train versus truck accident Friday evening.

    Weiner Police responded to a train versus truck accident Friday evening.

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