A former Benton police officer who is accused of sexually assaulting a family member is scheduled to appear Friday morning in Saline County Circuit Court before Judge Grisham Phillips.
Monte Hodge, who was a lieutenant with the Benton Police Department, has been charged with three counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault.
NEW YORK â€” New York City officials don't yet know why a cable malfunctioned and left a scaffold dangling precariously on the 1 World Trade Center tower, where two window washers were stuck for nearly two hours before a dramatic rescue.
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro (NEYE'-groh) says firefighters used diamond cutters to saw through a two-layered glass window and bring the workers to safety Wednesday afternoon.
He says the workers had mild hypothermia after their ordeal outside the 69th floor of the nation's tallest building.
Dropping temperatures and threats of rain moved the annual Saline County Veterans Day ceremony inside the county courthouse on Tuesday, but the change in location did nothing to deter a standing-room-only crowd that filled Courtroom No. 1 for the holiday tradition.
Ron Cloud, commander of Post 2256, Veterans of Foreign Wars, welcomed those in attendance and gave the keynote address.
The observance opened with the presentation of the colors by the Air Force JROTC from Bryant High School.
More on this story can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.