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The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed a new boil order for a portion of customers with the Salem Water Association.

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The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death of an Alexander Police officer who reportedly died in an accidental shooting by another officer.

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The organizer of the Saline County Comic Expo has precautions in place to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus during the two-day pop culture event.

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The Saline County Progressives PAC is holding a Peace and Justice for All rally from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, on the sidewalk around the Saline County Courthouse.

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Due to the recent protests around the country, Benton Mayor Tom Farmer has signed a proclamation establishing a state of emergency and a curfew for the city.

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During a news conference Monday afternoon, Gov. Asa Hutchinson addressed the protests occurring across the nation and in Arkansas.

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of David Jefferson Brown, of Benton, on 20 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a class C felony.

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When Benton High School senior Ryan Taneja learned he would not be experiencing all of the traditional senior events this year, such as prom and graduation, he decided he would not let himself or his best friend miss out on the fun.

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In an emotional press conference Friday, Safe Haven Baby Box founder Monica Kelsey thanked the anonymous woman who surrendered her baby through the baby box located at Fire Station No. 3 in Benton.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday after three days of often-violent protests that resulted in fires and looting across parts of Minneapolis.

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The Bryant branch of the Saline County Library is now offering curbside holds pick-up services along with the Benton location, and both book drops are now open.

The Benton City Council confirmed the appointment of Baxter Drennon as the new city attorney to replace outgoing attorney Brent Houston during its meeting Tuesday night.

Civitan Services has two golf fundraising events planned for mid-June, Mulligans and Mimosas June 13, and the 24th annual Civitan Services Golf Tournament June 19. Both will be at Longhills Golf Club.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today during his daily briefing that there have been 163 new cases of COVID-19 in the state in the last 24 hours.

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EUREKA SPRINGS — An Arkansas play that has been dubbed as the nation’s most-attended outdoor drama prepared to open its season of performances Friday night with strict social-distancing guidelines in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bryant Seniors were honored for their many accomplishments, including a variety of awards and a total of $13.6 million in scholarships during Bryant School District's Virtual Senior Awards Presentation for the Class of 2020.

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Saline Health System announced today that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions as the hospital gradually resumes elective and nonurgent cases and services at its facilities. 

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A death investigation is currently underway near Riverside Grocery and Catering off of Highway 5 according to the Saline County Sheriff's Office. No other information is available at this time.

The Central Arkansas Development Council joined with a number of other businesses and organizations to provide emergency food boxes to more than 600 families and individuals Wednesday at the Saline County Fairgrounds.

One of the Saline Courier's recently featured hometown heroes lost his home to a fire and the community is rallying around to give back the support he has given to many others.

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, VFW Post 2256 in Benton is postponing its annual Memorial Day commemoration, which was planned Monday.

Due to the unknowns surrounding COVID-19 and gatherings of large groups, the Saline County Library will be hosting its 2020 Summer Reading Program online using BeanStack, a virtual Summer Reading website and software.

LITTLE ROCK – Degrees and certificates were conferred to 914 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ five colleges and graduate school this weekend, including many Saline County residents. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no commencement ceremony was held.