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September 30th, 2014
BALTIMORE â€” Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.
Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Maryland Transportation Authority Police say Phelps was going 84 mph in a 45-mph zone. Police say officers stopped Phelps just past a toll plaza.
Phelps has been charged with driving under the influence and excessive speed. He was released after his arrest.
POCAHONTAS â€” Pocahontas police have arrested a man who they say was growing nearly 40 marijuana plants in a home he was renting.
Police Chief Cecil Tackett told KAIT-TV on Monday that it's "by far" the largest growing operation officers have discovered. He said the 37 plants ranged from seedlings to 5 feet tall.
Police were called to the residence for a welfare check after the homeowner said the 37-year-old tenant hadn't paid rent in months. Officers say they could see and smell marijuana plants and obtained a search warrant.
Tackett says the man was arrested a few days later.
A giant Trojan horse stood near the lawn of the Saline County Courthouse on Monday morning. Members of the "Vote Against Issue 3" campaign placed a 10-foot-tall symbolic wooden horse on the lawn to protest issue 3 which will appear on the November general election ballot.
Issue 3 is titled the Arkansas Elected Officials Ethics, Transparency and Financial Reform Amendment and if approved, would permit legislators to serve a total of 16 years in the House or Senate and would establish limits on lobbying efforts by former legislators, as well as campaign donations and gifts from lobbyists.