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June 14th, 2014

City auctions surplus equipment

June 14, 2014

Outdated equipment and vehicles that had accumulated for several years were disposed of Thursday in an auction of surplus property owned by the city of Benton.

Various vehicles, outdated computer equipment, power tools and electronics had reached the end of their useful life, city officials said. As a result, an auction was planned to dispose of the inventory.

Mayor David Mattingly described the process used to make the decision to auction the property.

UPDATE: Names released in Friday's fatal I-30 accident

June 14, 2014

The Arkansas State Police have released the names of the victim killed and others that were injured in Friday night's accident on Interstate 30.

According to the police report, Gayle Moore, 39, of Little Rock was killed when her 1997 Dodge Neon was rear ended twice in the eastbound lane of I-30 near the Alcoa Exit at around 7:30 p.m..

The report says that Moore's vehicle was stopped in the center lane when it was hit by a 2014 Ford Edge before being hit a second time by a 2003 Toyota Corolla.

June 13th

BREAKING NEWS: One dead, two injured in fatal I-30 wreck

June 13, 2014

At around 8:15 p.m. Friday, Arkansas State Police, Benton Police Department, Benton Fire Department and emergency first responders from Saline Memorial Hospital were called to a serious, 3-vehicle accident just past the Alcoa exit in Benton.

According to ASP, the driver of an older model Dodge Neon was killed and two passengers were MedFlighted to Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

It is unclear at this time what caused the wreck. For more information, see Sunday's issue of The Saline Courier.

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