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Details released in Salem crash

October 21, 2014

The Saline County Sheriff's Office has released additional details about a fatal single-vehicle accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon on Scott-Salem Road.

The driver, Aaron Shaw, 27, of Benton was killed in the crash.

Shaw, the driver of a 2012 Ford Mustang, was eastbound when the passenger side tires of his car veered off the roadway, according to a report from Deputy Samuel Griffin.

In trying to get back onto the road, Shaw "over-steered and lost control of the vehicle," Griffin said.

Bauxite unable to hold council meeting due to lack of quorum

October 21, 2014

The Bauxite City Council meeting, which had been scheduled Monday night, was canceled due to a lack of a a quorum.

Aldermen Karen Brooks and Mona Struble reportedly were not present because of personal medical issues. As a result, not enough members were present for the council to meet.

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

Therapists bring hope to patients with lymphedema

October 21, 2014

Cancer and its treatment are risk factors for a condition called lymphedema – the build-up of fluid in soft body tissues when the lymph system is damaged or block. The build-up usually occurs in an arm or leg.

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October 21, 2014

Benton police investigating death of infant

October 21, 2014

Benton police are investigating the death of an 11-week-old child who was reported to be unresponsive.
Officers responded to the incident on Fox Trail around 8 a.m. Monday morning.

When they arrived at the home, they found the child unresponsive, who was pronounced dead after being transported to Saline Memorial Hospital, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

"It's a standard death investigation we would do on anyone when the cause is unknown," Russell said. "The body is being sent to the state medical examiner, and we'll await their report."

Daily Dispatch, Oct. 20, 2014

October 21, 2014

Benton Police Department
•An employee at Malvern National Bank reported he received two $20 counterfeit bills.
•Rochell Weaver, 35, of Benton received a citation at Walmart for shoplifting.
•The owner of Warren Mobile Home Service and Sales reported several items were stolen.

Saline County Sheriff's Office
•A woman on East Lawson Road reported she was involved in a disturbance.
•A woman on Henley Lane reported she was being harassed.

Benton Fire Department

Voters to elect new coroner following retirement of Bearden

October 21, 2014

Two candidates are seeking the office of Saline County Coroner. Before the filing season began, Will Bearden, the county's longtime coroner, announced he would be retiring.

The race includes two men familiar to residents of Saline County — Sam Ballard of Smith-Benton Family Funeral Home, who held the office a number of years ago, and Kevin Cleghorn, currently service as deputy coroner for the county.

Why are you running for coroner?

Bryant City Clerk race pits incumbent against newcomer

October 21, 2014

In the Nov. 4 general election, Bryant voters will have a choice between two candidates for city clerk — incumbent Heather McKim and challenger Sue Ashcraft.

Early voting began Monday, Oct. 20.

The Saline Courier, on Oct. 13, submitted questions to both candidates at the email address on file with the candidates' paperwork at the county clerk's offices. McKim submitted her answers on Wednesday morning.

A follow-up reminder telephone call was placed to Ashcraft on Wednesday morning, but as of press time, she has not responded.

Benton PD investigating death of infant

October 20, 2014

According to a report released today by Benton Police Department, an ongoing investigation is being conducted into the death of am 11-month-old. See tomorrow's issue of The Saline Courier for more information.

Local man killed in I-30 wreck

October 20, 2014

A 33-year-old Saline County man died Saturday night in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 30 near the Alexander overpass.

Caleb Alsup of Benton was killed when the 2014 Ford Focus he was driving was struck by a 2003 Food Mustang, the Arkansas State Police reported. The driver of the Mustang allegedly was "attempting to evade law enforcement officers at a high rate of speed and without headlights," according to a reported prepared by Cpl. Jack Williams of the ASP.

The driver of the Mustang was injured along with Alsup's three passengers during the crash.

 

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