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BREAKING NEWS: Teen says Hispanic male tried to kidnap her

July 29, 2014

BENTON — According to a press release sent by Lt. Kevin Russell with the Benton Police Department, officers responded to the South Street-Main Street intersection Monday on reports of a possible attempted kidnapping.

TRENDING VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 28, 2014

Special Meeting of Sheridan School Board set for July 29

July 28, 2014

There will be a special called meeting of the Sheridan School Board on July 29. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Central Administration Building Board Room. The public is invited to attend.

The Saline Courier will be delayed

July 28, 2014

Because of technical difficulties, delivery of The Saline Courier will be delayed for several hours. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Benton SRO program draws praise from district, state

July 26, 2014

Benton Police Department's leadership and expertise have drawn the attention of the Arkansas Safe Schools Conference in North Little Rock and drew praise Thursday night from officials of the Benton School District.

During the recent conference, Chief Kirk Lane was selected as the winner of the 2014 top award for the department's contribution to the School Resource Officer program.

Benton council faces packed agenda Monday night

July 26, 2014

The Benton City Council will vote on five ordinances Monday night during its regular monthly meeting. Each of the ordinances is presented by the Finance Committee.

Ordinance 44 is set to appropriate a total of $1.250 million for street improvement projects in the areas of Christy Acres, Pamela Street, Princeton/Montclair Streets, Longview Street and Overview Street.

Mayor David Mattingly in March asked for a listing of recommended street improvement projects by ward.

16 people file during first day of filing period

July 26, 2014

The filing period for candidates seeking municipal and county offices kicked off Friday.
As of press time, 16 candidates had filed for open positions.

The following filed for positions in Benton:
•Charles F. Cunningham for Ward 2, Position 1 of the Benton City Council.
•Alderman Bill Donnor for Ward 3, Position 1 of the Benton City Council.
•Alderman Brad Moore for Ward 4, Position 1 of the Benton City Council.
•Brent Houston for city attorney.
•Cindy M. Stracener for city clerk.
The following candidates filed for positions in Bryant:
•Randy Cox for mayor.

Man wanted for murder of grandmother arrested in Saline County

July 26, 2014

A man wanted in Bentonville for the murder of his grandmother was arrested in Saline County.
Michael Eugene Conklin, 26, of Bentonville was arrested Friday night and returned to Bentonville, said Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.
The Saline County Sheriff's Office received a tip about Conklin's location from an individual who saw his picture on a newscast, Courtney said.
Conklin has been charged with first-degree murder and theft of property, according to the Benton County Detention Center inmate roster.

McClellan High School planning 1970s multi-year reunion; seeks grads

July 25, 2014

The McClellan High School Class of 1974 is searching for former students who graduated in any year during the 1970s for a multi-year reunion. According to Jane Stout, "The grand reunion will have a festival atmosphere, dinner, live music and many surprises." The reunion is scheduled for September 13 at the Castle on Stagecoach Road in Little Rock. The reunion organizing group is asking that any graduate from a 1970s class contact Pam Zeigler Harris at 501-247-9189, Laura Stolzer Bettis at 870-219-3749, Jane Beitz Stout at 501-860-4667 or Donna McGinty Snelling at 501-860-8871.

Report: Adding vision, dental would cost $43M

July 25, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would cost nearly $43 million, according to a report released Thursday, but state officials said they're not looking at expanding the program's benefits.

A report commissioned by the state Insurance Department projected that adding the coverage to the state's "private option," would cost about $20 a month per person in the program. More than 170,000 people are enrolled in the private option, which is using federal funds to purchase insurance for the poor.

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