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April 10th, 2013

UPDATE: Thunderstorm warning cancelled, tornado watch continues

April 10, 2013

The National Weather Service has lifted a thunderstorm warning for Saline County. However, the county is also under a tornado watch until 9 p.m.
At 6 p.m, heavy rains were moving into the Benton area.

NWS predicting thunderstorms tonight

April 10, 2013

The National Weather Service is predicting strong thunderstorms for tonight. There's a 50 percent chance the rain will start this afternoon, according to the NWS website.
The storms are supposed to clear up by Thursday night.

April 9th

Maintenance work to require lane closure

April 9, 2013

Maintenance work on an Interstate 30 median wall will require a lane closure, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.
The work will require the westbound inside lane of Interstate 30 to be closed between mile markers 139 and 142. That’s located from just south of the I-30/I-630 interchange in Little Rock to just south of the I-30/I-40 interchange in North Little Rock. The closures will be Tuesday, April 9th through Wednesday, April 10th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting.

Shannon Hills city council to meet tonight

April 9, 2013

The regular meeting of the Shannon Hills city council will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight (April 9) at city hall.
On the agenda are department head reports from various city departments. David Passmore will present information from Public Works. Chief Hale will report on the Police Department. Mel Aldridge will present information from the Fire Department.
Under old business, aldermen will hear an update on a grant for the city park as well as an update regarding drainage improvement projects.

April 5th

Pilot of suspected fugitive plane surrenders to authorities, bonds out

April 5, 2013

A man being sought by authorities in conjunction with the theft of an airplane surrendered voluntarily on Friday morning to Saline County officials.
Dennis Hunter of California is being charged with aggravated assault incurred during a stopover in Saline County.
No outstanding warrants or charges from the federal government were found by Saline County authorities at the time of arrest, so after Hunter was charged in Saline County, he was able to be bonded out of jail and released, said Lt. Scotty Courtney of the Saline County Sheriff's Office.

Saline River running high, fast

April 5, 2013

Recent rainfall has left Saline River water levels higher — and faster — than the annual average, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey. The level usually sits at about 5 feet at the end of March and beginning of April, and today the water level is at 7.61 feet. Last weekend, it topped out at almost 11 feet. Although Saline County is seeing a reprieve from the rain today and through the weekend, more storms are predicted for next week.

April 4th

Legislative Breakfast set for Friday

April 4, 2013

The Legislative Breakfast is Friday at 7 a.m. in the cafeteria at Saline Memorial Hospital.
The community will be given a chance to weigh in as legislators recap the last two weeks at the Capitol.

April 1st

Battery suspect in custody

April 1, 2013

Police are no longer searching for a man accused of felony assault.
Trent Duncan surrendered voluntarily at the Saline County Detention Center earlier today.

Here is the story that was posted on The Saline Courier website earlier today:
The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a battery suspect.

Local man arrested for possession of stolen vehicle

April 1, 2013

The Benton Police Department on Friday evening located a vehicle on Interstate 30 that was reported stolen in Little Rock.
Driver Jeremy Holt, 36, was arrested and charged with theft by receiving and driving with a suspended license. Officers also reportedly found a meth pipe in the vehicle, and Holt received an additional charge of drug paraphernalia possession. He also was found to have active felony warrants out of two other police departments, according to a police report on the incident.
More details will be available in Tuesday's issue of The Saline Courier.

Benton PD searching for suspect in felony assault

April 1, 2013

The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a battery suspect.
Police are encouraging anyone with information on the location of 32-year-old Trent Duncan to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous tip about his whereabouts to CRIMES (274637), with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com to leave a tip.
Police reportedly believe Duncan is still in the Central Arkansas area.

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