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Boil order lifted in Shannon Hills

May 31, 2013

The boil order issued for residents in areas of Shannon Hills has been lifted.

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A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for residents of the city of Shannon Hills living in the area located west of Otter Creek to Vimy Ridge Road.
A water main break at the corner of Clayton and Donnie drives is the reason for the boil order, according to David Passmore, public works manager.

Grant County officials: Man dies after tree falls on vehicle

May 31, 2013

A Prattsville man died Thursday night while driving on Arkansas 190, south of Tull.
Authorities said a tree uprooted by high winds during a thunderstorm fell onto his vehicle.
Authorities have not released a positive identification of the victim.

Grant County officials: Man killed after tree hits vehicle

May 31, 2013

A 25-year-old Prattsville man died Thursday night while driving on Arkansas 35 in Tull.
Authorities said a tree uprooted by high winds during a thunderstorm fell onto his vehicle.
Authorities have not released a positive identification of the victim.

Power outage causes delay in Saline Courier press time

May 31, 2013

Due to the severe storms that pushed through Saline County Thursday night, the Courier production facility was without power Friday morning. This will result in late delivery of Friday’s edition. The Courier would like to thank Benton Utilities for getting restoring power to our press facility on Friday morning. Press times were expected to be approximately 90 minutes late for Friday’s edition.

More heavy storms on tap for the Midwest

May 31, 2013

WALDRON — Forecasters warned that large hail and more tornadoes could strafe parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri on Friday, a day after powerful storms and floods killed at least three people in the storm-weary region.
Up to a dozen tornadoes touched down in mostly rural parts of Arkansas on Thursday, as well as one in Illinois and three in Oklahoma.

Police: 'Confirmed fatalities' in Arkansas floods

May 31, 2013

UPDATES: The Associated Press is reporting that heavy winds caused a tree to topple onto a car in Tull, about 30 miles southwest of Little Rock, late Thursday, killing the driver, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said.
Also, an Arkansas news station is reporting Scott County Sheriff has been found dead http://5newsonline.com/2013/05/31/scott-county-sheriff-found-dead-after-...

WALDRON — Arkansas State Police say there are "confirmed fatalities" in western Arkansas where a county sheriff and game warden went missing in floodwaters overnight.

NOTICE: River Flood Warning for Saline County

May 31, 2013

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a flood warning for the Saline River at Benton from late Friday night through Sunday morning or until the warning is canceled.
At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the stage was 3.9 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
The river is expected to rise to near flood stage early Saturday morning. Flooding of low lying pastures along the west bank is expected.

May 30th

Tornado warning in effect

May 30, 2013

UPDATE: The tornado warning has been extended to 9 p.m.

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There is a tornado warning in effect in Saline County until 8:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorm warning, tornado watch in effect

May 30, 2013

According to The Weather Channel, a tornado warning issued earlier today for Saline County is lifted, but there is still a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:15 p.m.
Saline County is under a tornado watch until 9 p.m.

Boil order issued in Shannon Hills

May 30, 2013

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for residents of the city of Shannon Hills living in the area located west of Otter Creek to Vimy Ridge Road.
A water main break at the corner of Clayton and Donnie drives is the reason for the boil order, according to David Passmore, public works manager.
As a precaution, all affected customers — an estimated 350 — are advised that the water may be unsafe for human consumption, Passmore said. Water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes should be boiled briskly for one minute.

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