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October 20th, 2014

Benton PD investigating death of infant

October 20, 2014

According to a report released today by Benton Police Department, an ongoing investigation is being conducted into the death of am 11-month-old. See tomorrow's issue of The Saline Courier for more information.

Local man killed in I-30 wreck

October 20, 2014

A 33-year-old Saline County man died Saturday night in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 30 near the Alexander overpass.

Caleb Alsup of Benton was killed when the 2014 Ford Focus he was driving was struck by a 2003 Food Mustang, the Arkansas State Police reported. The driver of the Mustang allegedly was "attempting to evade law enforcement officers at a high rate of speed and without headlights," according to a reported prepared by Cpl. Jack Williams of the ASP.

The driver of the Mustang was injured along with Alsup's three passengers during the crash.

Confusion over Benton Ward 4, Position 1 vote

October 20, 2014

On Oct. 7, Brad Moore announced he would be moving to Northwest Arkansas and subsequently would be dropping out of his race for re-election as alderman for Ward 4, Position 1. Following the announcement, it was assumed that his opponent, Jim Gardner, would take Moore's seat on the city council. Due to filing deadlines and election guidelines, Moore will remain on the ballot and his votes will count.

Moore continues to prepare for his move to Northwest Arkansas and has attempted to clear up the ballot issue.

 

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