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October 3rd, 2014

Thunderstorms leave 3,301 Saline residents without power

October 3, 2014

Following Thursday night's storms and heavy winds, many residents of Saline County are still without power.
Some power lines were damaged by the high winds and tree limbs also caused a lapse in power for some customers.

According to Entergy, 3,301 customers locally are still without power. Crews are onsite and power is expected to be returned to these customers by noon Saturday, a spokesperson said.. However, power restoration will be delayed if any further storms move into the area.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

Daily Dispatch, Oct. 2, 2014

October 3, 2014

Benton Police Department
•An employee at Fort Sill National Bank in Walmart reported a forged check.
•A woman at the Benton Police Department reported her pistol was missing from her residence.
•Anton Jansen of Benton was cited for shoplifting at Walmart.
•A woman in Little Rock reported her home had been burglarized and her tablet had been turned on in Benton near the intersection of Main and Sevier Street.

Saline County Sheriff's Office
•A woman in Hensley reported someone put sugar in her gas tank.
•A man in Traskwood reported someone tried to steal his lawn mower.

October 2nd

Arkansas sees revenue drop in September

October 2, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas finance officials say the state's revenue in September dipped below expectations by nearly $10 million.

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration said Thursday that net available revenue in September totaled $520.7 million. That's $2.1 million below the same month last year and $9.7 million below the state's forecast.

Finance officials say a drop in sales tax collections accounted for $8.1 million of the decline. In September, sales tax collections totaled $183.7 million — or $3.1 million less than the same month last year.

 

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