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Coins for a Cure

October 2, 2014

Barbershop, gospel music on tap at concert to benefit Safe Haven

October 2, 2014

Area residents are being offered an evening of musical entertainment while simultaneously supporting a worthy cause.

Two performing groups will be featured in the Saturday, Oct. 11, concert event that will benefit Safe Haven, the local shelter that serves victims of domestic abuse and their children.

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

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins to be focus of library event

October 2, 2014

Shelle Stormoe, education coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will present “Arkansas’ Haunted History,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Herzfeld Library in Benton.

The program will explore the ghost stories and folklore associated with historic Arkansas buildings and sites, according to AHPP Director Frances McSwain.

The public is invited to attend the free event.

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

Daily Dispatch, Oct. 1, 2014

October 2, 2014

Benton Police Department
•A woman at Home Depot reported her credit card was used without her permission.
•Terry Dyess, 55, of Benton received a citation at Walmart for public intoxication.
•A woman on Gibson Street reported the theft of two bicycles from her residence.
•Edith Penny, 46, of Benton was arrested on Denton Street and charged with domestic battery and aggravated assault.
•James McCool, 38, and Jessica Higgins, 28, both of Tull, were arrested on Edison Avenue and charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary.

Saline County Sheriff's Office

3rd suspect apprehended in robbery of local bank

October 2, 2014

Benton police detectives have arrested the last of three suspects being sought in connection with a June 16, 2014, robbery at Malvern National Bank in Benton.

Oneida Saylor, 35, was apprehended in Texas and is currently being held by the U.S. Marshal's Office awaiting extradition to Arkansas, said Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department.

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

Three cited for selling alcohol to minors

October 2, 2014

Three area establishments — Eat My Catfish, Colton's Steakhouse and the Moose Lodge — have received citations for allegedly serving alcohol to minors during an undercover operation conducted by the Benton Police Department and Saline County Sheriff's Office.

Six other businesses — Smokey's Joe's, Chili's, Gino's Sports Grill, Riviera Maya, La Hacienda and Applebee's —passed the test to determine whether alcohol would be served to a minor, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

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

Potentially severe storms to hit Arkansas late this evening

October 2, 2014

Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses

October 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said she offered her resignation and he accepted it.

Pierson will be replaced by Joseph Clancy, a former special agent in charge of the president's protective detail who retired in 2011. Pierson has been with the agency for 30 years.

She was widely criticized during and after her testimony Tuesday.

Questions and answers about the U.S. Ebola case

October 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.

Texas health officials said there were no other suspected cases in the state, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention immediately sought to calm fears that one case would spread widely.

New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding

October 1, 2014

TIJERAS, N.M. — New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a "singing road" along historic Route 66 will curb speeding.

Tigress Productions is creating the road between Albuquerque and the mountain community of Tijeras for a new National Geographic Channel series dubbed "Crowd Control" that will debut in November.

The road uses a series of rumble strips to create music. The driver will hear the tune as long as the speed limit is obeyed.

There are only a few such "singing roads" in the world.

 

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