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Benton Police bust two men for child porn

May 29, 2014

Benton police officers recently arrested two men on child pornography and other related charges for two separate incidents.

In both cases, the men communicated with an investigator posing as a juvenile and shared explicit pictures and information about themselves, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.
Jonathan Ivy, 22, of Arkadelphia was arrested on March 28.

In a separate incident, Richard Washam, 24, of Pine Bluff initiated a meeting with the officer posing as a juvenile and was arrested on May 26 at the arranged meeting spot, Russell said.

Tyson makes rival $6.2B bid for Hillshire Brands

May 29, 2014

NEW YORK — Hillshire Brands has another suitor.

Two days after poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride made a $5.58 billion bid for the maker of Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy Dean sausages, Tyson Foods Co. barged in with a $6.2 billion offer. The latest offer sent Hillshire shares up 14 percent in premarket trading.

Caped Crusader makes boy’s day; 4-year-old named honorary officer

May 29, 2014

Every child has a favorite super hero. For 4-year old Harper Marsh of Benton, that hero is Batman.

With the help of the Benton Police Department, Harper was able to meet Batman — also known as Detective Dustin Hamm.

Harper has been diagnosed with leukemia and has been receiving treatment since November.

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