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April 29th

Benton PD arrests wanted suspect after month-long search

April 29, 2013

A suspect who has been wanted by Benton police in connection with a string of burglaries was arrested Sunday after officers responded to an aggravated robbery and criminal mischief call.
Kenneth Hawkins, 42, had been on the run since April 13.
Hawkins also is a parolee from the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Libraries to host Teddy Bear Sleepovers

April 29, 2013

The Saline County Library will host a Teddy Bear Sleepover for children of all ages at 6 p.m. Tues., May 7 at Boswell Library in Bryant and 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Herzfeld Library in Benton. Attendees are encouraged to bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal to the library and enjoy a special story time filled with stories, songs, snacks, games and prizes. Afterwards, children are encouraged to leave their stuffed animal at the library overnight.

Habitat application meeting today

April 29, 2013

Those interested in applying for the Habitat Homeownership program may attend an application meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Benton Library. 

April 26th

Police searching for shooting suspect

April 26, 2013

The Benton Police Department is requesting help from the public in locating a shooting suspect.
A man was shot in the chest in the area of Millbrook Cove midnight Thursday, according to a release from the Benton Police Department.
The victim was transported from the scene via Medflight and is currently in serious condition, according to police.

April 24th

NOTICE: Relay for Life moved to First Southern Baptist Church

April 24, 2013

Relay For Life of Saline County has been moved to the First Southern Baptist Church North Campus Gym, located at 8800 Arkansas 5, across from Midland Road.
The event was moved indoors because of weather forecasts calling for rain on Friday night.
Activities will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and conclude 6 a.m. Saturday.
For more information contact event chairs Renee Taggart at 501-529-3839 or Monica Harris at 501-804-3875.

April 23rd

Beebe signs 'private option' plan into law

April 23, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law legislation that will allow Arkansas to use federal Medicaid dollars to purchase private health insurance for thousands of low-income residents.
Beebe signed the bills Tuesday. The measures set up the "private option" program that supporters have touted as an alternative to the Medicaid expansion called for under the federal health care law. The proposal would allow the state to purchase private insurance through an exchange set up through the law.

Saline County Relay for Life set for Friday-Saturday

April 23, 2013

Relay for Life of Saline County will begin 6 p.m. Friday and conclude 6 a.m. Saturday at Bishop Park in Bryant.
This is an American Cancer Society all-night event, where the community will come together to celebrate,
remember and fight back against cancer.
Following the opening ceremonies will be a scavenger hunt, Luminaria Ceremony, Mr./Ms. Relay Contest, and a tug of war contest.
The event will end with closing ceremonies and a final lap around the track.
For more information contact event chairs Renee Taggart at 501-529-3839 or Monica Harris at 501-804-3875.

Medicare seminar set for Wednesday at the library

April 23, 2013

An Arkansas Senior Health Insurance Information Program representative will present "Medicare Minute" on Wednesday at 5:30 in the Herzfeld Library in Benton.
The seminar is for anyone interested in learning more about how to navigate Medicare.
This month’s topic is “How to Pay the Least for Doctor’s Visits.”
The program is open to the public. No registration required.
Call 501-778-4766 for more information.

April 19th

Painting with a Purpose to benefit Habitat for Humanity

April 19, 2013

Painting with a Twist in North Little Rock will host Painting with a Purpose on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. During this time, proceeds from the painting classes will be given to the Humane Society of Saline County.
Classes cost $35 dollars. Those interested may register at www.paintingwithatwist.com or by calling 501-352-1366.
The event will kick off Habitat for Humanity’s art auction season.
Painting with a Twist is located at 4178 East McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock.

1 of 2 Mass. bomb suspects dead; suburbs shut down

April 19, 2013

WATERTOWN, Mass. — One of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead after the killing of a university officer and a shootout with police, and a massive manhunt is under way for the other, authorities said early Friday.
Police locked down some neighborhoods in Boston and its western suburbs as they searched for the remaining suspect, known as the man in the white hat from marathon surveillance footage.

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