July 30th, 2014
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced a new tuition policy regarding military students.
All active duty, National Guard/Reserve or honorably separated veterans will be charged in-state tuition rates and minimal fees regardless of residence or whether enrolled in traditional or online courses.
Two such online programs include the B.A. and the M.S. in Criminal Justice. Through these two accelerated options, military students can earn a bachelorâ€™s or masterâ€™s degree entirely online in as little as 12 months.
No charges have been filed, but Benton police report that a person of interest has been named in a kidnapping attempt reported Monday.
Lt. Kevin Russell, spokesperson for the department, said, "We are still encouraging people to contact us with information due to this still being an ongoing investigation."
A 16-year-old girl told police that she was walking near the intersection of South and Main streets when an Hispanic man approached her and attempted to get her into his vehicle, Russell said. The man made two attempts to coercer into the vehicle, the girl told officers.
Benton Police Department
â€˘Brandon Blakley, 21, of Benton was arrested on Edison Avenue and charged with possession of a controlled substance, no vehicle license, failure to register a vehicle over 60 days, no proof of liability insurance and improper window tint.
â€˘A woman on Alcoa Road reported a residential burglary.
â€˘An employee at Southern Roots on Military Road reported a woman stole two bracelets from the store.