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June 24th, 2014

City seizes property via eminent domain

June 24, 2014

Benton City Council approved an ordinance Monday night that will allow the city to use eminent domain to acquire necessary property for the Alcoa Road improvement project.

The ordinance was read on its third and final reading and was approved unanimously. Absent from the meeting were Aldermen Kerry Murphy and Brad Moore.

Nine properties will be acquired with the passage of the ordinance and its emergency clause.

Arkansas Children's Hospital: 100 Deadliest Days for Kids

June 24, 2014

100 Deadliest Days for Kids
Now through Labor Day Marks Time When Kids are Most Likely to be Injured

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (June 24, 2014) – Did you know that kids are more likely to die or be critically injured between now and Labor Day? I realize just how terrifying that sounds, but it’s absolutely true.

June 23rd

Suspect posing as vacuum cleaner salesman arrested for theft

June 23, 2014

Andre White, 24, of Little Rock was arrested June 21 as a suspect in a recent theft. According to the Benton Police Department, White posed as a vacuum cleaner salesman.

Days after demonstrating how to use the vacuum cleaner, the homeowner noticed discrepancies to his/her bank account and filed a report.

White allegedly stole personal checks from the residence during the time of the demonstration.

White has been charged with felony theft of property and is being held at the Saline County Detention Center.

Grab a copy of Tuesday's Saline Courier for more information.

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