Afternoon Update - Thursday

Good Thursday afternoon Region 8! We're tracking some thunderstorms moving through the area which are already dropping some precipitation in Region 8. We'll continue to track these storms tonight on Region 8 News at Five, Six and Ten and as severe weather happens, we will break into programming to keep you informed. Stay with KAIT for the latest weather news. StormTEAM Online.

In other news, an Osceola school bus driver is accused of kicking two elementary students off of the bus and is now facing two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. Read the full story here.

We've seen the taxes placed on tobacco to decrease useage, but some want similar taxes placed on sodas. Experts suggest that they play a large role in the unhealthiness that many Americans live with. Read the full story here.

The discussed "soda tax" is the subject of today's Web poll: Should sugary drinks such as sodas be taxed? Vote now on

A substitute teacher is accused of attempting to start a fight with a student in Region 8. Part of the alleged attack was recorded on a cell phone and you'll hear it as Bob Snell reports on Region 8 News at Six.

Stay with and for the latest weather information all night as we continue to track the possibility of severe weather.