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June 27th, 2014

Man arrested for allegedly killing dog

June 27, 2014

Paul Daugherty, 26, of Benton was arrested Tuesday for allegedly killing a dog earlier this year.

On May 31, Benton police officers received a report about a possible animal abuse incident at Lyle Park.

During the investigation, officers found evidence that Daugherty allegedly killed his dog in January.

"According to an opinion from a veterinarian, it appeared the dog suffered blunt force trauma consistent with being bludgeoned to death," said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

Fundraiser for Dexter to offset expenses

June 27, 2014

Coordinators are finalizing preparations for Saturday's barbecue benefit for Dexter McDade of Tull.

Dexter was born in June 2012 with a serious condition that led to the removal of both kidneys and has been on continual dialysis. The 2-year-old currently is awaiting transplant surgery.

Dexter is the son of Jerred and Alexis McDade.

His mother said her son is "ready for the transplant except for an issue with his bladder. He has a tiny bladder since he has essentially never used it."

June 26th

Search for missing Malaysian plane shifts south 


June 26, 2014

SYDNEY — Investigators believe the missing Malaysia Airlines plane flew on autopilot for hours before crashing into a remote part of the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said Thursday as they announced another shift in the search area for the jet.

After analyzing data exchanged between the plane and a satellite, officials believe Flight 370 was on autopilot the entire time it was flying across a vast expanse of the southern Indian Ocean, based on the straight path it took, Australian Transport Safety Bureau chief commissioner Martin Dolan said.

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