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November 20th, 2014

Man arrested for allegedly imprisoning woman

November 20, 2014

A Benton man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly not allowing a woman to leave her home and making threats against another individual.

Gary Kyle, 53, of Benton was charged with terroristic threatening, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and assault on a family member in connection with the incident, according to the Saline County jail inmate roster.

Kyle also is named in an active warrant for failing to appear in court for careless driving.

The victim told police that Kyle is an acquaintance who came to her residence Tuesday night and asked if he could spend the night.

Early voting continuing in mayoral runoff races

November 20, 2014

Early voting is continuing in a runoff election for three mayoral races in Saline County.

Early voting began Tuesday.

In the first two days, a total of 956 voters have cast ballots, according to information obtained from Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis' office.

Broken down by sites, 44 have voted at the "vote here" building in Benton and 912 have voted at Grace Church in Bryant. These are the only two early voting sites available for the runoff election.

'Marathon Boy': Striders pay tribute to fallen runner

November 20, 2014

Jacob Wells ran his first marathon in 2003 at the inaugural Little Rock Marathon. He has run well over 100 marathons and countless other races earning the nickname “Marathon Boy”.

On Nov. 1, 2014, Jacob collapsed at mile 19 during the Midsouth Championship Marathon in Wynne, Arkansas. He suffered from cardiac arrest and CPR was quickly administered as they prepared to medevac him to the ICU of the Methodist Hospital in Memphis.

He was treated there for several days, but on Nov. 7, he had finished his final race.

 

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