June 25th, 2012
A Benton man â€” a former firefighter for the Benton Fire Department â€” was arrested on Friday for allegedly having child pornography on his home computer, according to the Saline County Sheriff's Office.
Timothy Ryan Bodkin, 38, faces 1,000 counts of felony possession of child pornography and is being held without bond pending an appearance via satellite in Benton District Court later today.
Benton City Council is expected tonight to consider the second reading of an ordinance that amends customer service rules, regulations and fees for Benton Utilities customers.
The ordinance previously been presented for its first reading.Three are required before a vote can be taken.
If the ordinance is approved, it will amend the amount charged to commercial customers that are delinquent on their accounts.
Benton Public Utilities Commission recently addressed the matter, which also came under the review of the council's Community Services Committee.
The Saline County Library will host a lock-in for teens as part of the Summer Reading program.
The event is scheduled from 9 p.m. Friday, July 13, to 7 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
Contracts to confirm attendance may be picked up at either library location and are due back by Friday, July 6.
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ After defeating Longmont, Colo., in their first game in the Battle of Omaha Under-19 American Legion baseball tournament in Omaha, Neb., the Bryant Black Sox won four more games in the tournament before suffering their first loss of the season 4-3 to Pinnacle, Papillion, Neb. After the Longmont win, Bryant won 9-1 over Lincoln Pius, 5-2 over Branson, Mo., 6-2 over Montana, and 5-2 over Hays, Kan.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Lefty see, lefty do.
Hours after he watched senior left-hander Michael Roth's two-hitter against Kent State keep South Carolina's season alive, freshman lefty Jordan Montgomery did his best imitation of the Gamecocks' undisputed team leader when he got his turn against Arkansas on Thursday night.
Montgomery held the Razorbacks to three singles over eight innings, and the two-time defending national champions won 2-0 to force a rematch Friday night that will decide which team goes to the best-of-three College World Series finals against Arizona.
Saline County is under a burn ban.
County Judge Lanny Fite announced today that he has declared the ban following the state Forestry Commission's recommendation.
Burn bans are issued for 30 days unless a lift is authorized by the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
The ban reportedly applies to controlled or other burning.
The current dry conditions and high temperatures reportedly have necessitated this decision.
The county is among several of the state's 75 counties that currently have bans in effect, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate.
In these cases, the one consistent communications service that reportedly never has failed has been amateur radio. These radio operators, often called â€śhams,â€ť provide backup communications for everything from the American Red Cross to FEMA and even for the International Space Station.
A Saline Memorial Hospital physician has brought honor to the hospital as well as the community.
Dr. Scott Archer was recently recognized by the AR SAVES Program as Physician of the Year. The award was presented at the AR SAVES annual meeting at the Clinton Library in Little Rock.
Archer is a board-certified emergency medicine physician at SMH, where he serves as the chief of emergency medicine and medical director of the Saline Memorial Ambulance Service.
He also serves as the physician lead between SMH and the AR SAVES Program.Â
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Bond has been set at $250,000 for murder suspect Danny Wayne Stalnacker, who voluntarily surrendered to Hot Spring County authorities at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Stalnacker, 64, appeared before District Judge Mike Robinson on Wednesday and is scheduled for a subsequent appearance at 1 p.m. Aug. 7.
Lt. Scotty Courtney of the Saline County Sheriff's Office said Stalnacker remains incarcerated at the Saline County Detention Center.
Stalnacker, 64, is charged with first-degree murder in conjunction with the death of 35-year-old Christopher Patterson of Traskwood.