Restoration Efforts Accelerate on Saturday

JONESBORO (KAIT) - As utility company personnel flow in to Region 8 from across the country, coordinated efforts with area public officials and local utility providers are beginning to gain traction and make progress with infrastructure restoration after this week's historic ice storm.

Updates have streamed into KAIT throughout the day.  Fresh information has now been posted on and our mobile site,, which you can access on your Internet-enabled cell or smartphone:

  • Status of many churches for Sunday
  • Region 8 shelters updates
  • Public safety information
  • Event postponements/cancellations
  • School information for the upcoming week
  • Video segments from our coverage this week

For those able to see our on-air signal at this time, the latest information will be available on Region8 News at Ten this evening, and special Sunday editions from 7:00 until 8:00 am and again at 12 noon on Sunday with a half-hour update. You can also catch our regular Sunday newscasts at 5:00 and 10:00 pm.