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October 16th

Gov. Beebe calls special session on teacher insurance program

October 16, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he'll call lawmakers back to the Capitol this week to approve a plan to increase funding to the state's teacher insurance program to lower premium hikes that are set to take effect next year.

Beebe told reporters that he planned to call for the session to begin Thursday afternoon, with lawmakers expected to work through Saturday on the plan to address the rate hikes. Beebe's office said the governor planned to issue a formal proclamation calling the session later Wednesday.

Electric power outage in Benton

October 16, 2013

FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
Electric crews have just responded to the area of Edgehill and DeSoto Place for an outage. Callers have advised us they heard a loud pop which is usually a fuse blowing. However, the crew will find the cause of it. Then they will make the necessary repairs to get it back on as quickly as possible.

October 15th

UPDATE ON WATER MAIN BREAK: Crews are finishing repair at Hicks/Alcoa Road

October 15, 2013

FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
Crews are still on scene at Alcoa/Hicks Road intersection making the needed repair to the water main. The latest update from the scene: They have almost completed putting the line back together. They have a load of b-stone to backfill and secure the line in place with all of the rain, and then they will start bringing the pressure back up along with opening fire hydrants up to flush the lines in the area to remove air. They should start bringing the pressure back in about one hour, if things go well.

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