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May 13th

BENTON PD: Property Theft Criminal Enterprise Ring Busted During Investigation

May 13, 2014

On 5/12/14, at approximately 12:45 PM, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to a burglary in progress on River Heights Drive. A suspect was seen in the area, but attempts to locate him at the time of the burglary were unsuccessful.

Information obtained by detectives working the case determined the suspect was in the Pulaski County area. This information was passed along to other law enforcement agencies in Central Arkansas, and based on it deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate the suspect and apprehend him.

May 12th

Benefit set for former Benton homecoming queen

May 12, 2014

Barbara Toney Wheeler went to bed in late March healthy and fit. She set her alarm for her morning job as a caseworker at Timber Ridge Ranch. When she awakened, she fell out of bed, striking her head and fracturing the C4 vertebrae in her neck.
Barbara was a member of the Benton High School Class of 1970. The former homecoming queen now needs the help of her community in order to receive the treatment she needs.

May 7th

Man on trek across U.S. stops in Bryant

May 7, 2014

Before he left Boston, Carl Wentworth said he did not really think out his idea to walk across the country in honor of veterans.
Two days after deciding to travel from "sea to shining sea," he started walking.
Wentworth, whose father retired from the Army after serving for 22 years, came up with the idea after he encountered difficulty in obtaining a proper military burial for his father.
"I'm walking to support our troops in honor of our veterans, all of them," she said.
He said he does not agree with the way veterans are treated when they come home from war.

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