Afternoon Update - Thursday - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Afternoon Update - Thursday

Good Thursday afternoon. Here are a look at some of the stories we're tracking on this wintry Thursday!

Speaking of winter, Meteorologist Justin Logan has a wrap on the days winter weather events and how people are dealing with it. See the report on Region 8 News at Five.

Folks in Hayti Heights are fighting over their mayor and some actually say they don't consider him the mayor anymore. Yalanda Young has the details on Region 8 News at Five.

Arkansas Northeastern College is receiving a massive plane engine donation to allow students to learn in the new aviation maintenance program. Keith Boles will have the full report on Region 8 News at Six.

Also later tonight, don't miss Ryan Vaughan's special report on Region 8 News at Ten on when cities and counties sound tornado sirens. The criteria for some cities may surprise you. Exclusive previews will air at Five and Six as well.

Remember, the news is always on at kait8.com and Region8toGo.com and also at Twitter.com/Region8News, where you can find exclusive news bits found no where else on our Website. Twitter is free to register on and simple to use, so follow us today!

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    Sheriff's dept. searches for 3 people connected to shooting

    Sheriff's dept. searches for 3 people connected to shooting

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:54:47 GMT
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    Joseph Bramblett and Michelle Bramblett (Source: Independence County Sheriff's Dept./Facebook)Joseph Bramblett and Michelle Bramblett (Source: Independence County Sheriff's Dept./Facebook)

    A shooting Monday night sent one man to the hospital and Independence County sheriff's deputies on the hunt for three people.

    A shooting Monday night sent one man to the hospital and Independence County sheriff's deputies on the hunt for three people.

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    2 officers shot, suspect in custody after standoff in Poplar Bluff, MO

    2 officers shot, suspect in custody after standoff in Poplar Bluff, MO

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:35:18 GMT
    James Odell Johnson Jr. was arrested after police say he shot 2 officers (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)James Odell Johnson Jr. was arrested after police say he shot 2 officers (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

    What started as a warrant arrest turned into a shooting where an officer was injured on Thursday, July 19 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

    What started as a warrant arrest turned into a shooting where an officer was injured on Thursday, July 19 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

  • 'Spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips' blamed for 2 fires at TX factory

    'Spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips' blamed for 2 fires at TX factory

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:24:02 GMT
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    A fire department blames tortilla chips for causing not one, but two fires at a Texas factory where they are made. (Source: Austin Fire Dept. via Facebook)A fire department blames tortilla chips for causing not one, but two fires at a Texas factory where they are made. (Source: Austin Fire Dept. via Facebook)

    A fire department blames tortilla chips for causing not one, but two fires at a Texas factory where they are made.

    A fire department blames tortilla chips for causing not one, but two fires at a Texas factory where they are made.

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