Archive - News Article
June 19th, 2013
The Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District board will meet at 2 p.m. today at the Office of Emergency Management, 102 South Main St., Level B in Benton at 2:00 p.m. This is the board's regular monthly meeting and is open to the public. For more information, call the district office at 501.776.2533.
An accident at the 125-mile marker of Interstate 30 westbound had traffic at a standstill earlier today. Traffic was backed up to the county line 30 minutes ago.
Sources say traffic is starting to clear up, since the vehicle has been moved.
LITTLE ROCK â€” An Arkansas panel is reviewing the rules for enforcing a new state law that will require voters to show photo identification at the polls before they can cast a ballot.
The state Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday was scheduled to review the rules for enforcing the state's voter ID law, which takes effect next year. Poll workers are currently required to ask for identification, but voters can still cast a ballot if they don't show ID.
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) â€” The FBI saw enough merit in a reputed Mafia captain's tip to once again break out the digging equipment to search for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, last seen alive before a lunch meeting with two mobsters nearly 40 years ago.
Tony Zerilli told his lawyer that Hoffa was buried beneath a concrete slab in a barn in a field in suburban Detroit in 1975. The barn no longer exists, and a full day of digging Monday turned up no sign of Hoffa. Federal agents resumed the search Tuesday morning.
LITTLE ROCK â€” The National Weather Service says Arkansas will get a break from the summer heat this week.
Rain and thunderstorms are predicted for most of the state. Forecasters say northwest Arkansas should see rain beginning Monday morning, with the front moving to the central and southern parts of the state Monday afternoon and evening.
Forecasters say some isolated storms could be severe, but a widespread outbreak isn't expected. The strongest storms could bring heavy rainfall locally to some areas.
The Big Movers Construction storytime party is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at Boswell Library in Bryant and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at Herzfeld Library in Benton. Children are invited to listen to construction themed stories and enjoy games, snacks, and crafts. No registration required. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
This event is one of many that make up the Summer Reading program.
ATLANTA â€” Far from reversing course, Senate Democrats who backed President Barack Obama's health care law and now face re-election in GOP-leaning states are firming up their support for the overhaul even as Republican criticism intensifies.
Haskell Historical Society will meet 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, at Haskell City Hall.
Steve Perdue will be doing a Powerpoint presentationÂ about â€śSaline County Properties on the National Historic Register." The meeting is open to the public. The society now is gathering information on any person who served in any branch of the armed services, National Guard, or any other reserve group.Â Bring photos, items, articles to the meeting to be copied, loaned, or donated for display at the museum.Â For more information contact Emaline Stroud at 501-303-0384, or Darlene Emmons at 501-315-2913.
LITTLE ROCK â€” A gun control group is holding a rally in Little Rock to urge U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor to take another look at a measure expanding background checks for firearm sales.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group co-founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is holding the rally Friday at Allsopp Park. The event comes as the group is airing ads in Arkansas criticizing Pryor for voting against the background checks measure.
The rally will feature survivors of gun violence.
The Book-to-Movie Club will meet Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Herzfeld Library. The event includes a movie viewing, followed by a discussion of the book "Holes," by Louis Sachar. Light refreshments will be provided. Call 501-778-4766 for more information. It is free and open to all ages.