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On Newsfeed Now for May 8 our first stop was in Alabama where a video by some students has gone viral. A third grade class at Birmingham’s Sun Valley Elementary took on the country hip-hop hit “Old Town Road” and made their own sensation. WIAT’s Jordan Highsmith joined us with details on how it came together.

Wednesday’s other stories with scroll to times:

4:00 – Longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America set to open in Tennessee. The 680 foot long span is at Gatlinburg SkyLife Park. WKRN’s Brie Thiele was with us to share the excitement on the May 17 debut for the SkyBridge that has great views of the Smoky Mountains.

9:00 – May is Stroke Awareness Month, and with the passing of “Boyz in the Hood” Film director John Singleton who was in his early 50s, and the recent death of Memphis musician Omar Higgins, in his late 30s, stroke experts want people to be aware of symptoms, treatment, and prevention. WATN’s Tish Clark shared important information everyone needs to know.

16:00 – Louisiana churches help people avoid payday loan debt. A group of Shreveport churches started the program six years ago. KTAL’s Jacque Jovi told us more about the Hand Up loan program that has helped dozens of people secure more than $130,000 in lower interest rate loans.

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Aaron Nolan is a morning show co-host in Little Rock, Arkansas with Nexstar Media Group's KARK-TV. He has a passion for social media and makes it an important part of his daily routine. Click here to read Aaron's full bio.

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