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November 8th

Bryant special election is not for new tax

November 8, 2013

The Bryant special election is not about a new tax but instead residents are being asked to approve how tax money the city is already receiving will be spent.
According to the ballot, funds generated by a 3/8 percent tax would be used to build two new fire station to replace two outdated ones.
Early voting started Tuesday at Grace Church (formerly Pentecostal Church) on Arkansas 5 (Stagecoach Road). The last day for early voting is today from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Benton Police looking for attempted armed robbery suspect

November 8, 2013

Benton police are looking for a suspect involved in an attempted armed robbery Thursday night at Home Run Gas Station on Military Road.
The owner of the store told officers that he was stocking shelves when he heard a noise at the front door. He said he saw the suspect holding a handgun trying to force his way into the business, but when the owner called 911, the suspect ran away.
"The suspect was described as being a white male, wearing a light-colored, hooded jacket, dark colored pants and a white bandana over his face," said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton police spokesperson.

November 7th

FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

November 7, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job.

The FDA planned to announce Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.

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