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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  • ADH: 150 people exposed to measles

    ADH: 150 people exposed to measles

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:34 PM EST2018-01-17 03:34:37 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:39 PM EST2018-01-17 04:39:15 GMT
    (Source: Arkansas Department of Health via Twitter)(Source: Arkansas Department of Health via Twitter)

    An estimate 150 people were exposed to the measles in the Little Rock area between January 9-11, 2018, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Health.

    An estimate 150 people were exposed to the measles in the Little Rock area between January 9-11, 2018, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Health.

  • Canada native, A-State chancellor discusses making the call to cancel classes

    Canada native, A-State chancellor discusses making the call to cancel classes

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:09 PM EST2018-01-17 04:09:50 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:18 PM EST2018-01-17 04:18:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas State University was set to begin their spring semester on Tuesday, but students got to enjoy a snow day instead.

    Arkansas State University was set to begin their spring semester on Tuesday, but students got to enjoy a snow day instead.

  • JPD: theft suspect admits to committing 6 car break-ins

    JPD: theft suspect admits to committing 6 car break-ins

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:59 PM EST2018-01-17 03:59:29 GMT
    Colby Houston James (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)Colby Houston James (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

    Security footage from a home in the 5000-block of Rockport Drive helped land a breaking and entering suspect behind bars on multiple charges.

    Security footage from a home in the 5000-block of Rockport Drive helped land a breaking and entering suspect behind bars on multiple charges.

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