Afternoon Update - Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! Here is your afternoon update from Region 8 News...

A story we first broke on, two more arrests are made in the heroin distribution bust from last week. Read the full story and see the original here, and watch Region 8 News at Six to hear from JPD Sgt. Steve McDaniel on the arrests.

PETA was protesting in Region 8 today at a KFC location. See where they were and hear from them on Region 8 News at Five first.

While the new cigarette tax has people lit up, West Memphis cig buyers may receive a pass on the new state tax. Does this mean other county residents will be driving to Crittenden County to buy their smokes? Brandi Hodges will talk to store owners and get their take, first at Five and a live report on Region 8 News at Six.

Tonight's big concern is weather and the possibility of freezing precipitation. Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan will have the latest forecast at the beginning of each of our newscasts. Find the latest weather on at this link.

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