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January 6th, 2014

Windshields can crack due to cold temperatures

January 6, 2014

The recent drop in temperatures could cause your car windshield to crack. Glass expands and contracts due to temperature so it is important to avoid sudden temperature changes. Never use boiling water to defrost your windshield. Instead, turn on the defroster and let the windshield warm up slowly. However, be careful not to set the defroster too high. Let the windshield warm up gradually so the glass isn't shocked by cold temperatures outside and warm temperatures inside, which can also lead to cracking. According to glassamerica.net, "No matter how durable a windshield is, it is still glass.

December 30th, 2013

Bryant City Council budget workshop postponed

December 30, 2013

The Bryant City Council was scheduled to meet this evening to discuss the 2014 budget. This meeting has been postponed because the 2013 financial information is not completed yet, said Mayor Jill Dabbs.
In previous meetings and workshops, city council Aldermen have said that they would like to see complete 2013 financial information before they begin discussing the 2014 budget.
It's hard to anticipate 2014 without knowing where the city currently stands financially, said Finance Director Dennis Edwards.

December 26th

Benton Police Department receive several shoplifting calls

December 26, 2013

Benton police officers had several shoplifting incidents reported on Monday and Tuesday.
Walmart, Jcpenney, Best Buy and RadioShack were all affected.
Two incidents were reported at Walmart. During one incident, an employee reported he witnessed a woman steal some merchandise. In a different incident, an employee reported a counterfeit $100 bill.

December 19th

Tanker overturns on Ark. 5

December 19, 2013

An overturned tanker truck on Arkansas 5 caused a loss of electrical power for many residents this morning.
A truck filled with gasoline overturned on the roadway and struck a utility pole. Because of safety concerns and damage to the pole, the electricity was shut off in the area, according to Benton Utilities.
The power reportedly is expected to be out for about five hours. Residents affected include those living on Kenwood Road west of Highway 5 South, some people living on McCurdy and all of Wellington Pointe subdivision.

December 16th

Bauxite City Council to discuss former Treasurer payment

December 16, 2013

Bauxite City Council will meet tonight, Dec. 16, for a regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

Teen arrested in Jacksonville fatal shooting

December 16, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a teenager in connection with a fatal shooting at an ATM in Jacksonville.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1bTx9E1 ) that police arrested 19-year-old Lerome Deshawn Kelley on suspicion of capital murder and aggravated robbery. Police say Kelley is accused in the death of 23-year-old Marcus Israel, who was shot Friday during an attempted holdup at an ATM in Jacksonville.

Police say Israel died Saturday morning at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock.

December 10th

Salem/Southwest Water Users advise customers to check bank account

December 10, 2013

Salem/Southwest Water Users officials advised customers who mailed checks to pay their water bill either last Wednesday or Thursday, their checks may have been stolen.
Customers can call the office to find out if their payment was received," said Clarissa Harris, manager.

December 8th

NOTICE: Freezing fog advisory canceled

December 8, 2013

The Freezing Fog advisory for Saline County has been canceled. Currently, there are no active weather advisories for Saline County.

December 6th

Winter weather warning cancelled

December 6, 2013

The winter weather warning for Saline County has been cancelled.
Icy conditions may still be possible tomorrow night into Sunday afternoon, according to accuweather.com.

Starlight Gala rescheduled

December 6, 2013

The Boys & Girls Club of Bryant benefit, the Starlight Gala, has been rescheduled because of weather. The event will take place on New Years Eve, Dec. 31.

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