Benton Police Department
â€˘A man in Roland reported a check was stolen from his mailbox and used to make purchases at Walmart.
â€˘A woman on Ridgecrest Cove reported the theft of a handgun from her vehicle.
â€˘An employee at Walmart reported an individual stole a drill.
â€˘John Maher, 41, of Benton was arrested on Fifth Street and charged with theft of property. He also is named in two outstanding warrants.
â€˘An employee at Dollar General on Edison Avenue reported receiving a counterfeit $10 bill.
â€˘A man on King Road reported seeing a suspicious person.
Saline County Sheriff's Office
According to reports, Jane Dorn, 58, of Alexander died Monday in an apparent snorkeling accident in Hawaii when she was found in the water unresponsive. More information will be released when it becomes available.
LITTLE ROCK â€” State researchers say that it would cost Arkansas taxpayers between about $2 million and up to nearly $7 million to increase the minimum starting teacher salary in public schools.
The Bureau of Legislative Research released the report at a state legislative committee Monday, offering several options to raise the current salary for new educators.
The minimum starting salary for teachers with a bachelor's degree and no teaching experience is about $29,200.