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June 30th, 2014

Pulaski County Detention Officer arrested in Benton

June 30, 2014

David Collins, a detention officer at the Pulaski County Detention Center, was arrested by Benton police on June 28 and charged with aggravated assault.

Collins, who has worked at the detention center since June 17 of last year, has been placed on administrative leave, Lt. Carl Minden said.

For the full story, see Tuesday's issue of The Saline Courier.

Lawmakers hope for quick session on 3 issues

June 30, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas legislative leaders hope to quickly tackle the three issues facing them in this week's special session, but the addition of a bill to restrict the lottery's games and objections to changes in teacher insurance could complicate those plans.

The House and Senate will convene Monday afternoon for a special legislative session called to deal with teacher insurance, prison overcrowding and the state's lottery. It'll be the third special session held since Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe took office in 2007.

June 28th

Fundraising continues for dog park expenses

June 28, 2014

Bryant Animal Control, to date, has raised $5,000 for a proposed dog park within Alcoa Park, but a goal to begin construction later this year may not be met.

"We had hoped to break ground this fall, but unless we acquire a large sponsor or donation, we will not be financially ready to break ground on the park this year," said Tricia Power, director of Bryant Animal Control.
Currently, the department is conducting a shoe drive to collect money for the project. All of the used shoes that are collected will be sold to a nonprofit organization.

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