November 20th, 2014
HAMPTON, N.H. â€” A New Hampshire man says he was working in his garage when a groundhog he had seen in his backyard charged at him.
Gary McGrath of Hampton tells WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/1uPMz6b) the groundhog got close, so he pushed him back with his foot Tuesday. But the animal returned. McGrath said he gave him a harder kick and closed the garage door.
But the groundhog sneaked through another opening â€” and McGrath ended up running to the front door.
A Benton man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly not allowing a woman to leave her home and making threats against another individual.
Gary Kyle, 53, of Benton was charged with terroristic threatening, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and assault on a family member in connection with the incident, according to the Saline County jail inmate roster.
Kyle also is named in an active warrant for failing to appear in court for careless driving.
The victim told police that Kyle is an acquaintance who came to her residence Tuesday night and asked if he could spend the night.
Early voting is continuing in a runoff election for three mayoral races in Saline County.
Early voting began Tuesday.
In the first two days, a total of 956 voters have cast ballots, according to information obtained from Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis' office.
Broken down by sites, 44 have voted at the "vote here" building in Benton and 912 have voted at Grace Church in Bryant. These are the only two early voting sites available for the runoff election.