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October 21st, 2014
Benton police are investigating the death of an 11-week-old child who was reported to be unresponsive.
Officers responded to the incident on Fox Trail around 8 a.m. Monday morning.
When they arrived at the home, they found the child unresponsive, who was pronounced dead after being transported to Saline Memorial Hospital, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.
"It's a standard death investigation we would do on anyone when the cause is unknown," Russell said. "The body is being sent to the state medical examiner, and we'll await their report."
Benton Police Department
â€¢An employee at Malvern National Bank reported he received two $20 counterfeit bills.
â€¢Rochell Weaver, 35, of Benton received a citation at Walmart for shoplifting.
â€¢The owner of Warren Mobile Home Service and Sales reported several items were stolen.
Saline County Sheriff's Office
â€¢A woman on East Lawson Road reported she was involved in a disturbance.
â€¢A woman on Henley Lane reported she was being harassed.
Benton Fire Department
Two candidates are seeking the office of Saline County Coroner. Before the filing season began, Will Bearden, the county's longtime coroner, announced he would be retiring.
The race includes two men familiar to residents of Saline County â€” Sam Ballard of Smith-Benton Family Funeral Home, who held the office a number of years ago, and Kevin Cleghorn, currently service as deputy coroner for the county.
Why are you running for coroner?
In the Nov. 4 general election, Bryant voters will have a choice between two candidates for city clerk â€” incumbent Heather McKim and challenger Sue Ashcraft.
Early voting began Monday, Oct. 20.
The Saline Courier, on Oct. 13, submitted questions to both candidates at the email address on file with the candidates' paperwork at the county clerk's offices. McKim submitted her answers on Wednesday morning.
A follow-up reminder telephone call was placed to Ashcraft on Wednesday morning, but as of press time, she has not responded.