June 19th, 2014
Benton Police Department continues to seek help from the public in locating two people accused of robbing a Benton bank earlier this week.
The department has received some tips, but the suspects have not been located, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.
An undisclosed amount of money was taken Monday during the robbery at Malvern National Bank on Military Road.
The two suspects fled the area before officers arrived, Russell said.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County has landed a major country western music star as headliner for the club's annual "Night to be Great" banquet.
Justin Moore will be the main headliner for the club's event.
The banquet is a major fundraising event for the organization and is set for Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Benton Event Center.
Emmy Rogers, director of development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County says a huge crowd is expected, but pointed out that tables and tickets will not be available to purchase until 8 a.m. on Aug. 1.
WASHINGTON â€” Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.
The plan offered by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would raise the 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal gas tax and 24.4 cents-a-gallon diesel tax each by 12 cents over the next two years, and then index the taxes to keep pace with inflation. The increase would be applied in two increments of 6 cents each.