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Dangerous Tornado Threat to Arise From Texas to Kansas This Weekend

April 24, 2014

AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- 23 April 2014 -- AccuWeather.com reports a dangerous multiple-day severe weather outbreak will begin this weekend over the South Central states and will include the potential for nighttime tornadoes in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

A storm will move slowly across the United States over the next seven to 10 days. The storm will affect Southern California with locally drenching rain and mountain snow on Friday. Its next stop will be the Central states this weekend.

Name released in Monday fatality accident

April 21, 2014

According to Arkansas State Police, Stephen Colebank, 64, of Bryant was killed in a single-vehicle accident near the 115 mile marker of Interstate 30 in Benton on Monday. More information will be available in Tuesday's issue of The Saline Courier.

Bryant's Chris Madison, two others, at Boston Marathon with a chance to finally finish

April 18, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.
He stumbled over a pothole, opening a cut where his running blade attached below his right knee. Glasbrenner cursed his luck as he stopped every mile to clean the wound.
That bump in the road just may have kept the 41-year-old from being in the midst of the chaos. He was three blocks from the finish when the marathon was halted by the two bomb explosions.
"A pothole," Glasbrenner said, "just may have saved me."

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

April 18, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit them at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp where he is monitoring rescue efforts.

Helping Hands & Healing Center sponsors Easter Service

April 18, 2014

Helping Hands & Caring Center of Benton is sponsoring an Easter Service at the Benton Event Center on April 20. The service will begin at 11 a.m. and is nondenominational. Pastor Terry Kelley will speak. Lunch will be provided for all who attend, but an RSVP is needed. Contact Helping Hands & Caring Hearts at 501-315-9999 for details.

Bryant Middle School evacuated

April 15, 2014

Bryant Middle School has been evacuated for a possible bomb threat. Police are on scene investigating, said Sgt. Todd Crowson, Bryant Police Department spokesperson.

Bryant School Board will meet tonight

April 7, 2014

The Bryant School Board will be meeting for an executive session at 8 p.m. today in the multipurpose room at Bryant High School. According to the agenda, the board will be meeting to considers resignations and employment.

Charges dropped in manslaughter case of former Little Rock officer

April 7, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former Little Rock police officer charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy is asking a judge to throw out the case.
A trial set for next month would be the third for Josh Hastings, who prosecutors say was reckless when he fatally shot Bobby Moore in 2012. Juries couldn't reach a unanimous verdict in his previous trials.
Attorney Bill James argues for Hastings that a third trial should be blocked on constitutional grounds of due process and fundamental fairness. Prosecutors haven't yet filed a response.

'In View Series' hosted by Larry King feature to cost Benton district $27,900

April 1, 2014

Benton School District's selection for an "In View Series" hosted by Larry King television broadcast has been confirmed by school district officials. The show's executive producer informed Superintendent Jeff Collum that Benton has been selected as one of the top districts in the nation and will be featured as one of the schools "leading learners into the 21st Century."

Accident causes delays in Bryant

April 1, 2014

Because of a recent accident, the traffic signal at the intersection of Mills Park and Highway 183 will be operating on a flashing red light until repairs are completed.
A new panel box will need to be constructed which could take several days, said Dana Poindexter, assistant to the mayor.
"We are asking that everyone use extreme caution in this area," she said.
This intersection will be considered a four-way stop and requires all drivers to make a complete stop before proceeding through.

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