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June 13th, 2014

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.

Man charged with several counts of computer fraud

June 13, 2014

A Little Rock man was charged with several counts of computer fraud for allegedly collecting donations for a child with a brain tumor and then keeping the money for personal use.
Houston Franks, 26 of Little Rock, has been charged with eight counts of computer fraud and theft of property for allegedly collecting $3,719.91 through a fundraising website and then using the money for personal use. For the full story, see Saturday's edition of The Saline Courier.

Benton woman contender for service award

June 13, 2014

Jenny Johnston, a dance instructor at Dance! Laura Stilwell & Company in Benton, is one of the finalists for the 2014 Arkansas Community Service Awards.

The awards program, now in its 37th year, is sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support, KARK 4, Duncan Law Firm and the Governor’s Office.

Johnston was nominated for the honor by the Royal Players, for whom she has choreographed several musical productions.

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