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August 6th, 2014

Alderman Brooks: 'I will no longer sign checks for (Mayor McMahan)'

August 6, 2014

Bauxite City Council is scheduled for a special meeting at7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7.

The meeting was called by Alderman Karen Brooks. Joining in the request for the special session were Alderman Mona Struble and Alderman Paula Matthews.

If three aldermen request a council meeting, it must be held, according to Arkansas Municipal League rules.

Father, son charged in rape case

August 6, 2014

A father and a son are facing rape charges in conjunction with the alleged sexual assaults of a mentally challenged girl, according to Scotty Courtney, public information officer for the Saline County Sheriff's Office.

Jeff Osborn, 50, of 10225 Mars Hill Road, Bauxite, was jailed initially at the Saline County Detention Center, but has been released on bond, Courtney said. He faces two counts of rape and other possible charges, he added.

Joey Osborn, 27, of the same address, remains jailed on a parole hold and currently faces four counts of rape, Courtney said.

LR police K-9 bites two county residents

August 6, 2014

Two Saline County residents were bitten by a Little Rock police K-9 officer on Monday after the dog escaped from his enclosure. One of the victims was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The Little Rock Police Department said the dog, Ammo, who had been with the department for three years, escaped from his pen, jumped a 6-foot privacy fence and then went across the street where he bit two neighbors, Trent Holloway, 35, and Beth Norman, 73.

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