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August 2nd, 2014

Lanes of Interstates 630, 30 to be closed briefly

August 2, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Separate work projects will require the closing of lanes of Interstates 630 and 30 in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says crews will be painting the steel on the Interstate 430 south to I-630 east bridge. The westbound outside lane of I-630 will be closed from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday from the I-430 southbound on-ramp to the I-430 northbound on-ramp.

Benton police to participate in neighborhood safety event

August 2, 2014

The Benton Police Department is encouraging residents to participate in the annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

During the event, starting at 6 p.m., residents are encouraged to "lock their doors, turn on an outside light and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police," said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

"Many neighborhoods throughout Benton will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from the police department, flashlight walks and youth activities," he said.

Taxes axed this weekend

August 2, 2014

Arkansas residents can buy certain items without paying any sales tax from 12:01 a.m. today, Aug. 2, through Sunday Aug. 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Items that will be tax-free include clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item, clothing accessories and equipment if the items are less than $100 per item; school supplies; school art supplies and school instructional materials, according to an official statement from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

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