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September 9th, 2014

Daily Dispatch Sept. 8, 2014

September 9, 2014

Benton Police Department
•Darrol Barnes, 57, of Benton was arrested on Edison Avenue for being named on two active warrants.
•A woman on Oakwood Drive reported several items were stolen from her rental residence.
•Troy Benesch, 29, of Benton was arrested on Hicks Road and charged with assault. He was also named on an active warrant.
•Wydall Bennings, 35, of Benton was arrested at Dollar General on Military Road and charged with public intoxication.
•A man on West Sevier Street reported his lawn ornament was stolen.

BHS shot at 2nd time since July 28

September 9, 2014

Benton police officers are investigating another incident involving a person shooting at Benton High School.

Saturday, the principal of Benton Junior High, Curt Barger reported an individual shot the digital billboard and shot through a glass door of the cafeteria, according to the Benton Police Department report.

The estimated damage is approximately $2,400.

A similar incident was reported earlier this month, but officers are unsure if the incidents are related, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

Wet/dry to appear on ballot; judge gives partial ruling on issue

September 9, 2014

The Saline County wet/dry petition will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

A lawsuit challenging the validity of some of the signatures had been filed by Saline County residents David Bullock, Tiffany Francis and Bryan Keaton.

The plaintiffs had challenged Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis' office's certification of some signatures on the petition asking the court to allow the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages in Saline County.

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