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July 17th

Benton police arrest second burglary suspect in two days

July 17, 2013

Benton police have arrested two burglary suspects this week.
Officers on Tuesday afternoon responded to Dogwood Lakes Apartments on report of a residential burglary, where several items had been stolen.
Evidence gathered at the scene implicated suspect Dustin Hines, 23, who was located and arrested a short time later.
Hines is charged with residential burglary, theft of property, possession of a controlled substance and obstructing government operations.
Additionally, he has an active warrant out of Faulkner County for probation revocation.

July 16th

Baptist Health to lay off 170 across company

July 16, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Baptist Health says it will lay off 170 workers across its network in Arkansas.

The hospital organization said Tuesday the layoffs will mainly affect workers who aren't nurses.

Arkansas Business reports the job cuts are expected to be completed by the end of the week.

Baptist Health has 73,000 workers and hospitals in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Arkadelphia, Heber Springs and Stuttgart.

Spokesman Mark Lowman says the cuts will not affect quality of care. He also says the layoffs are in line with job reductions made by other hospitals.

Fire risk remains high; burn ban still in effect

July 16, 2013

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in the median between the service road and Interstate 30 East near the Saline County Fairgrounds in Benton on Monday evening. Despite recent rain, the risk for fire remains higher than normal and the burn ban for Saline County is still in place.

July 13th

Commission dismisses $1M claim against Ark. State

July 13, 2013

LITTLE ROCK— The Arkansas State Claims Commission has voted to dismiss a $1 million wrongful death claim against Arkansas State University by the parents of a student who died after being shot at his campus apartment.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Saturday that the claims commission voted unanimously to reject the claim by Jerlene and Elijah Gilmore of Helena-West Helena.

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