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Wednesday, Sept. 10 - More From GMR8!

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

Oil Prices -   Ike is expected to travel through the heart of oil platforms in the Gulf, where about 20% of America's domestic oil is produced.  Exxon, Mobil and Shell are among the companies evacuating their workers from oil platforms. That could make the price at the pump jump.

Alcohol Put on Hold - Sharp Co. voters will not see the Alcohol issue on the November Ballot. Click Here to find out why.

Sheryl Crow in Kennett - Donates $100,000 for Kennett Tennis Courts. Click Here for the interview.

Former Arkansas Lt. Gov. Passes Away - Nathan Green Gordon passed away early Tuesday morning.

Aggrivating Allergies - Click Here for more on allergies and your health and to Track the Pollen Count.

Soybean Rust Confirmed in Arkansas - Agriculture officials have confirmed soybean rust in three southeast Arkansas counties.

MO Lottery Mix-Up -  If you bought a lottery ticket in Missouri you could be a winner... of a refund.  The Missouri lottery ended its "Show Me 5 Paydown" on Sunday.  But on Monday, nearly 500 people bought tickets for the discontinued game.  If you have one of those tickets, take it to a lottery office for a refund.

Man Eats 23,000 Big Macs -  Donald Gorske is known for his love of Big Macs and last month, he reached a milestone: 23-thousand! The 54-year-old says his Big Mac obsession started in 1972 and since then, he's kept every burger receipt in a box. He says watching McDonald's track its number of customers encouraged him to keep track of his own. Gorske says the only day he skipped a Big Mac was the day his mother died.

 

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  • Sheriff: Body found in Mississippi River

    Sheriff: Body found in Mississippi River

    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:21:39 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-08-19 23:24:44 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    According to Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook, a body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy after the body was discovered this weekend in the Mississippi River. 

    According to Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook, a body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy after the body was discovered this weekend in the Mississippi River. 

  • Students learn safety tips at A-State

    Students learn safety tips at A-State

    Sunday, August 19 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-08-19 22:21:45 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-08-19 23:02:00 GMT
    A-State students begin classes on Monday and university officials are working to help students learn more about safety on campus. (Source: KAIT-TV)A-State students begin classes on Monday and university officials are working to help students learn more about safety on campus. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    A-State students begin classes on Monday and university officials are working to help students learn more about safety on campus. (Source: KAIT-TV)A-State students begin classes on Monday and university officials are working to help students learn more about safety on campus. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    With classes starting on Monday, Arkansas State University officials have been working to help students learn more about the campus and what they need to know. 

    With classes starting on Monday, Arkansas State University officials have been working to help students learn more about the campus and what they need to know. 

  • Students attend first year convocation

    Students attend first year convocation

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:16:02 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-08-19 22:11:35 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Hundred of freshman students filled First National Bank arena for the first year convocation on Sunday.

    Hundred of freshman students filled First National Bank arena for the first year convocation on Sunday.

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