Archive - Sep 16, 2013 - News Article
At the start of a Saline County Quorum Court meeting to review resumes of sheriff candidates on Monday, the court was presented a letter from prosecuting attorney Ken Casady in which he stated "it is of paramount importance for public confidence that you appoint a person that has no ties to the Sheriff's Department or to Saline County government."
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” As many as two gunmen launched an attack Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of the nation's capital, authorities said. At least 12 people were killed.
One gunman was dead after he fired on a police officer, and police hunted for a second possible attacker who may have been disguised in a military-style uniform, authorities said. It wasn't clear how the gunman died.
Noted author Carla Killough McClafferty will be at Herzfeld Library in Benton at 6 p.m. today for a discussion and signing of her latest work: "Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment." This program is open to all ages on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. â€” Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri described how delighted she is that the nearly century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds.
The 24-year-old Miss New York is the first contestant of Indian heritage to become Miss America; her talent routine was a Bollywood fusion dance.
Although parts of Saline County experienced rain last week, it was not enough for a burn ban to be lifted.
Saline is one of the 27 Arkansas counties that remain under a ban.
Saline County Judge Lanny Fite ordered the ban Friday, Sept. 6.
The Arkansas Forestry Commission recommends enacting a burn ban when the drought index reaches more than 600.
A lack of rain and soaring temperatures have brought the county's index above this level.
According to U.S. Geological Survey data, the county has received 0.6 inches of rain during the past 30 days.