SAN FRANCISCO â€” Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $81.6 million after pleading guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges of improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products that were pulled from stores in California and Missouri because of damaged packaging and other problems.
The retail giant entered the plea in federal court in San Francisco to misdemeanor counts of violating the Clean Water Act and another environmental law regulating pesticides. The fine also settled Environmental Protection Agency allegations.
Benton police announced on Wednesday it is no longer searching for the missing person whom the department last week solicited help from the public to find.
It was previously reported that Richard Gilliam, 61, had not been seen or heard from for several days.
He is now back with his family, said Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department. There is no reason to suspect foul play, according to the department.
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The Wednesday Night Book Club will meet today at 6 p.m. Herzfeld Library in Benton. Ages 18 and up are invited by the library to join a monthly book club.
This monthâ€™s reading selection is â€śThe Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway.â€ť Call 501-778-4766 for more information.