October 13th, 2014
Joe Darrell Wehunt, 62, of Benton passed away Oct. 5, 2014.
He was born Sept. 16, 1952, in Benton to the late Percy and Vada Bell Baker Wehunt.Â Joe was retired from Chamber Door Manufacturing.Â
He is survived by two sons, Shawn Wehunt and Shane Wehunt, both of Glen Rose; the mother of his children, Bonnie Wehunt; two stepdaughters, Cheri Monroe of North Little Rock and Shannon Monroe of Texas; a brother, Ronnie Wehunt (Linda) of Bryant; and two grandchildren, Blake Wehunt and Catherine Rankin.
LITTLE ROCK â€” The National Weather Service says the threat of flooding continues for much of Arkansas.
A flash flood watch is in effect through Saturday afternoon for about 45 counties in central and southern Arkansas in the area south of a line from Clarksville to Batesville.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Little Rock Zoo officials say a young child is recovering after falling into a jaguar exhibit.
Zoo spokeswoman Susan Altrui says staff members used a fire extinguisher to keep the jaguars from approaching the toddler after the incident Friday morning. The child was pulled to safety by a zoo employee who'd lowered a ladder into the exhibit.
Altrui says the child was conscious and responding at the time and was taken to a nearby hospital. Officials have not yet released the child's age or said how the toddler fell into the exhibit.