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September 6th, 2014

Bryant residents to see slight increase in water rates

September 6, 2014

The average Bryant water customers will see an increase of approximately $6.55 a month on their water bill from 2015 to 2017.

Many city officials in Bryant originally thought this increase would be much higher.

"I'm very pleased. It's the price of a happy meal," said Public Works Director Monty Ledbetter.

For Bryant residents to receive water, the city purchases water from Central Arkansas Water and then sells water to residents. Three years ago, CAW announced that it would be increasing prices, but the city absorbed the extra cost.

Man arrested following fight over model airplanes

September 6, 2014

One man was arrested and another man received a citation following a physical confrontation at the old Saline County Airport on Airlane Drive.

Before the dispute, the men had been flying model airplanes. A verbal disagreement escalated into a physical skirmish, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

According to Russel, Robert Runyan, 69, of Traskwood was charged with disorderly conduct, carrying a prohibited weapon and aggravated assault; and James Dougherty, 65, of Benton was cited for disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening.

September 5th

Bond reduced for murder suspect; daughter testifies on his behalf.

September 5, 2014

In a hearing Thursday morning in Saline County Circuit Court, Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips reduced the bond for Abel Enriquez, 65, who is charged with first-degree murder.

Along with the bond reduction, Phillips also set other restrictions.

His bond was reduced from $500,000 to $150,000. He currently remains jailed at the Saline County Detention Facility.

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