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October 23rd, 2014
Benton Police Department
â€¢Officers responded to a report of vandalism to storage units at Tyndall Park Mini Storage on 4th Street.
*The Benton Water Department reported the theft of an asphalt "pizza cutter," a device that attaches to a backhoe and cuts asphalt with a large circular disc. The piece of equipment was last seen on the ground of a worksite at 913 Columbia Street.
*A woman reported the theft of her purse from her vehicle as it was parked at Castle Oak Apartments.
Cleve Barfield, who has served as Saline County sheriff since August 2013, will be leaving the office at the end of the calendar year. Barfield was selected as sheriff following the retirement of Bruce Pennington, who left the position following an arrest for public intoxication.
On Nov. 4, county residents will select a new sheriff by choosing between Republican Rodney Wright and Democrat Rodney Goshien.
WASHINGTON â€” In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.
The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal.
Bradlee died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported. He was 93.
Bryant Police Department is investigating the death of a 5-month-old child.
Police were called to the baby's home on Chelsea Street after he was reported to be unresponsive around 6 p.m. on Monday.
The child was transported to Saline Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, said Bryant Police Chief Mark Kizer.
"Bryant police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the infant's death," he said. "No further details are available at this time."
More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.