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October 24th, 2014

Deputy followed sergeant's orders; more info released in fatal I-30 crash

October 24, 2014

A man allegedly responsible for a fatal accident that occurred Saturday on Interstate 30 near the Alexander overpass had been stopped by a Saline County Deputy Jack Moseley and was allegedly driving while intoxicated, according to a report released by the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim, Caleb Alsup, 33, of Benton was driving a 2014 Ford Focus when he was struck by a 2003 Ford Mustang, the Arkansas State Police reported.

Alsup was pronounced dead at the scene.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

Daily Dispatch Oct. 23, 2014

October 24, 2014

Benton Police Department
•A woman on Hiland Circle reported a family member took an item from her home without her permission.
•A man at Walmart reported his credit card was used without his permission.
•Matthew Hufham, 28, of Malvern received a citation on East Pine Street for theft of property.

Saline County Sheriff’s Office
•A woman on Olive Hill Drive reported her husband assaulted her.
•A man reported his identity was stolen.
•A caller on West Jackman Trail reported a disturbance.

Benton Fire Department

October 23rd

Voters to pick Fite's successor as county judge on Nov. 4

October 23, 2014

Saline County Judge Lanny Fite is leaving office in January to serve in the Arkansas Legislature and voters will select between two candidates for his successor.

Current Haskell Mayor Jeff Arey, a Republican, is facing Libertarian candidate Shawn Hipskind in the effort to fill the soon-to-be vacated post.

The Saline Courier sent a set of questions to the email addresses listed in each candidate's information filed with the Saline County Clerk's Office. Arey responded to the questions and Hipskind did not.

The Q&A can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

 

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