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February 20th, 2015
UPDATE: Police say they have located missing teen River Williams. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Authorities have exhausted their leads in looking for a 16-year-old Benton juvenile who was reported missing more than a week ago.
River Williamsâ€™ mother reported him missing on Feb. 11 and told police she believed him to still be in central Arkansas, â€śpossibly with friends or acquaintances,â€ť according to a statement the Benton Police Department released Friday afternoon.
With the recent winter weather, many residents are working to clean up their properties and scams could be possible.
So far there have been no reports of scams in Saline County, local police officials said.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge urged residents to be cautious about seeking professional cleanup help.
Citing a lack of things to talk about, this monthâ€™s Benton City Council meeting has been canceled.
Originally slated for Monday evening, the meeting was called off â€śdue to a lack of items for the agenda,â€ť Mayor David Mattinglyâ€™s office said in a memo Thursday.
The next city-related meeting will be held by the Finance Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 5:45 p.m. in the mayorâ€™s Conference Room. Included on that agenda is discussion on funding for Citizens Drive, the entrance to Riverside Park.
Students in the Benton School District will be going to class a couple days later than school officials originally intended.
Icy road conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday forced the district to cancel classes, and those two days will be made up on the last week of school, according to Mary Morgan, assistant superintendent for human resources and administrative services.
Barring future winter storms this school year, the districtâ€™s last day of school will be Friday, May 29.