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Friday Afternoon Region 8 News Update

Good afternoon! Here are just some of the stories Region 8 News is tracking:

A morning drug bust takes up to 7 pounds of marijuana and 2 ounces of cocaine off of streets, according to the Hoxie police chief. Region 8 News broke the story on kait8.com and you can read it here.

Officials with the Buffalo Island School District said Friday that the spike in teenage pregnancies across Arkansas could be blamed on today's American society, and it is something that isn't limited to other areas of the state. A live report is on Region 8 News at Five.

Over the past few years, Batesville has lost some businesses. Now, to try to keep the numerous small businesses across town in the town, local leaders are trying something new. Tonight on Region 8 News at Six, hear from a local business owner about whether or not this push would get her to join the Chamber of Commerce.

Ryan Vaugan says weather will be nice and warm with thunderstorms increasing Sunday. Your local weather.

Watch Region 8 News at Five, Six and Ten for this news and more and remember, we're always on at kait8.com and Region8toGo.com.

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    School resource officers devastated by school shooting

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:45 PM EST2018-01-24 04:45:59 GMT
    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:51 PM EST2018-01-24 04:51:02 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Marshall County school shooting in Kentucky has rocked the emotions of many school resource officers in Region 8.

    The Marshall County school shooting in Kentucky has rocked the emotions of many school resource officers in Region 8.

  • Organization takes proactive approach in active shooter situations

    Organization takes proactive approach in active shooter situations

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:21 PM EST2018-01-24 04:21:07 GMT
    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:41 PM EST2018-01-24 04:41:38 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    One local organization that was not a school or police department had their eyes glued to the TV Tuesday regarding the news of the Kentucky school shooting.

    One local organization that was not a school or police department had their eyes glued to the TV Tuesday regarding the news of the Kentucky school shooting.

  • Boy with special needs escorts homecoming maid

    Boy with special needs escorts homecoming maid

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-01-24 04:30:21 GMT
    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-01-24 04:40:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Valley View High School Homecoming had a very special moment Tuesday night as an 8th grader with special needs got the opportunity to escort a homecoming maid.

    Valley View High School Homecoming had a very special moment Tuesday night as an 8th grader with special needs got the opportunity to escort a homecoming maid.

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