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Benton police arrest 3 after undercover sting


BENTON, Ark. (September 19, 2014) - On Wednesday, detectives with the Benton Police Department received information about a stolen Palomino Puma Camper. The camper was valued at approximately $25,000 and had been stolen from Gilbert Auto Sales during the early morning hours on July 13th.

Detectives were able to setup an undercover sting to purchase the camper later on the evening of 9/17 from two suspects, identified as Justin Caple, 37 and Justin Bramlett, 35. After making contact with Caple and Bramlett, detectives were able to take them both into custody without incident. Bramlett was also found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia at the time of his arrest.

Information and evidence obtained from the suspects led detectives to another co-conspirator in the case, Kristen Morris, 34. Morris was subsequently arrested without incident.

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BNPD announces 'Operation Medicine Cabinet X' prescription drug take back


BENTON, Ark. (September 19, 2014) - The Benton Police Department is launching 'Operation Medicine Cabinet X' on September 27 as part of the on-going DEA prescription medicine take back initiative. Officers will once again be staffing a drop-off location in the city in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies in the county and state.

Everyone is encouraged to start looking through their own medicine cabinet in preparation for this event, and if you can't make it on Sept. 27 you're encouraged to use the 24 hour drop-off box located at the Benton Police Department. The drop off site will be at Ferguson's Furniture located on Military Rd. located in Benton. Wal-Mart gift cards and Sonic drink coupons will once again be offered, while supplies last, for those that participate by dropping off medicine.

Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Halloween is getting close, and nothing screams fall more than getting chased through dark halls by zombies and axe wielding ghouls.

Check out our list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides and more:

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ARKANSAS’ REAPER HAUNTED HOUSE

Dates: Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 16-31; Nov. 1

Time: 7 p.m. - ???

Location: 6016 Crystal Hill Rd.; North Little Rock

Number: (501) 400-3116

Tickets:?; Group and VIP rates available

Website: http://www.arreaper.com/

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FEAR FACTORY 501

Dates: Sept. 27; Oct. 3-4, 9-11, 16-18, 22-31; Nov. 1

Time: 7 p.m. to Midnight

Location: 25120 Hwy 107; Jacksonville

Number: (501) 912-7976

Tickets: $15 - ADMISSION; $20 - V.I.P. Pass; Group Discount 10+ - $13 each; Military Discount - $13

AGFC approves grant of fine money to counties

AGFC approves grant of fine money to counties

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 18, 2014) – When the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission collects fines from game law convictions, the money goes back to the county where it was collected. During Thursday's monthly Commission meeting, the agency approved a grant of more than $679,100 to the Arkansas Department of Education as a result of fines collected during the 2014 fiscal year.

The money is used to fund educational programs focused on fish, wildlife and conservation in the counties where the offenses occurred. The highest amount of fine money went to Drew County with just over $28,000. The next highest amount went to Arkansas County with more than $25,900 in fines.

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Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 percent

Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 percent


NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of 10 percent from last year.

The world's largest retailer also says current workers who want more hours during the holidays will get priority for them. The retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., has been criticized by labor groups for low pay and intentionally keeping employees' hours low.

The news follows similar announcements from UPS, FedEx and Kohl's, which are also making more temporary hires this year.

A retailer's hiring plans can indicate its expectations for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Football rivals partner with the American Red Cross for Salt Bowl rematch


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 17, 2014) — The 2014 Salt Bowl may have ended in a tie, but the football rivals have a chance for a rematch. Benton and Bryant High Schools go head to head for a second time in a competition to help save lives. The two schools have partnered with the American Red Cross to compete in the 2014 Salt Bowl Competition blood drive.

The school that helps the Red Cross collect the most blood donations will be awarded a '2014 Salt Bowl Competition blood drive champion' trophy and major bragging rights. Bryant High is the reigning champ, helping the Red Cross collect more than 130 blood donations in 2013.

This year, the Red Cross hopes to bring in more than 300 blood donations at the two-day drive. Each blood donation can help save up to three lives, so this year's blood drive could provide potentially lifesaving blood donations to nearly 1,000 patients in need.

National forests firewood permits help slash heating costs

National forests firewood permits help slash heating costs


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (September 16, 2014) – As cooler temperatures loom around the corner, many homeowners are considering how best to heat their homes this winter. The Ozark-St. Francis and Ouachita National Forests are helping homeowners answer this question by offering firewood permits in many areas of the Arkansas and Oklahoma forests.

"Collecting dead and down firewood on national forests is a great way to help bear the high cost of beating colder temperatures," said Shawn Cochran, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests Ecosystems Staff Officer. "Firewood permits are affordable; they help remove burnable material from the forest floor, and wood heat is both economical and efficient."