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April 21st, 2014
According to Arkansas State Police, Stephen Colebank, 64, of Bryant was killed in a single-vehicle accident near the 115 mile marker of Interstate 30 in Benton on Monday. More information will be available in Tuesday's issue of The Saline Courier.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.
He stumbled over a pothole, opening a cut where his running blade attached below his right knee. Glasbrenner cursed his luck as he stopped every mile to clean the wound.
That bump in the road just may have kept the 41-year-old from being in the midst of the chaos. He was three blocks from the finish when the marathon was halted by the two bomb explosions.
"A pothole," Glasbrenner said, "just may have saved me."
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) â€” An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.
The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit them at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp where he is monitoring rescue efforts.
Helping Hands & Caring Center of Benton is sponsoring an Easter Service at the Benton Event Center on April 20. The service will begin at 11 a.m. and is nondenominational. Pastor Terry Kelley will speak. Lunch will be provided for all who attend, but an RSVP is needed. Contact Helping Hands & Caring Hearts at 501-315-9999 for details.
Bryant Middle School has been evacuated for a possible bomb threat. Police are on scene investigating, said Sgt. Todd Crowson, Bryant Police Department spokesperson.
The Bryant School Board will be meeting for an executive session at 8 p.m. today in the multipurpose room at Bryant High School. According to the agenda, the board will be meeting to considers resignations and employment.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former Little Rock police officer charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy is asking a judge to throw out the case.
A trial set for next month would be the third for Josh Hastings, who prosecutors say was reckless when he fatally shot Bobby Moore in 2012. Juries couldn't reach a unanimous verdict in his previous trials.
Attorney Bill James argues for Hastings that a third trial should be blocked on constitutional grounds of due process and fundamental fairness. Prosecutors haven't yet filed a response.
Benton School District's selection for an "In View Series" hosted by Larry King television broadcast has been confirmed by school district officials. The show's executive producer informed Superintendent Jeff Collum that Benton has been selected as one of the top districts in the nation and will be featured as one of the schools "leading learners into the 21st Century."
Because of a recent accident, the traffic signal at the intersection of Mills Park and Highway 183 will be operating on a flashing red light until repairs are completed.
A new panel box will need to be constructed which could take several days, said Dana Poindexter, assistant to the mayor.
"We are asking that everyone use extreme caution in this area," she said.
This intersection will be considered a four-way stop and requires all drivers to make a complete stop before proceeding through.
Residents can make a donation to the Bryant dog park by eating at U.S. Pizza during the "Dog-Gone Good Pizza" fundraiser set today from 5 p.m. until the restaurant closes at 10 p.m.
Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the Bryant Dog Park Build, said Tricia Power, animal control director.
U.S. Pizza also has a dog-friendly outdoor terrace, so people can bring their dogs to enjoy the event as well.