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December 19th

Tanker overturns on Ark. 5

December 19, 2013

An overturned tanker truck on Arkansas 5 caused a loss of electrical power for many residents this morning.
A truck filled with gasoline overturned on the roadway and struck a utility pole. Because of safety concerns and damage to the pole, the electricity was shut off in the area, according to Benton Utilities.
The power reportedly is expected to be out for about five hours. Residents affected include those living on Kenwood Road west of Highway 5 South, some people living on McCurdy and all of Wellington Pointe subdivision.

December 16th

Bauxite City Council to discuss former Treasurer payment

December 16, 2013

Bauxite City Council will meet tonight, Dec. 16, for a regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

Teen arrested in Jacksonville fatal shooting

December 16, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a teenager in connection with a fatal shooting at an ATM in Jacksonville.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1bTx9E1 ) that police arrested 19-year-old Lerome Deshawn Kelley on suspicion of capital murder and aggravated robbery. Police say Kelley is accused in the death of 23-year-old Marcus Israel, who was shot Friday during an attempted holdup at an ATM in Jacksonville.

Police say Israel died Saturday morning at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock.

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