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January 9th, 2015
Former Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington was scheduled to appear for a pre-trial hearing this week, but his trial was continued. Pennington is now set to appear at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 6.
Bill James of Little Rock, who is serving as Penningtonâ€™s counsel, has filed two motions to suppress information during Penningtonâ€™s trial.
According to the motions, James claims on May 16, 2014 members of the Arkansas State Police â€śillegally detained the defendant and conducted a search and seizure of the defendant and his property.â€ť
WASHINGTON â€” President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.
The initiative's price tag has yet to be revealed, and it faces a Republican Congress averse to big new spending programs. Obama was promoting the idea in a visit Friday to Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee, and in a video message posted to Facebook Thursday evening.
During his first week at his post, Sheriff Rodney Wright has made big changes in the department.
Wright announced he has chosen Jay Fitzpatrick to serve as chief deputy for the Saline County Sheriffâ€™s Office. Fitzpatrick is a former Drug Enforcement Administration Senior Executive and has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience.
Before coming to Saline County, Fitzpatrick was living in San Francisco, but wanted to retire in Arkansas, Wright said.