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Supreme Court takes up Saline County alcohol ballot issue

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV)- The proponents of alcohol sales in Saline County succeeded in getting the issue physically on the ballot, but after two employees of a Pulaski County liquor store owner filed suit against the saline county clerk, it will now be up to the Arkansas supreme court to decide if the votes will even be counted.

"We're all confused," said Our Community Our Dollars' attorney Marshall Ney. "Right now we're in no man's land." Ney's clients are the group behind gathering the more than 25,000 signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot. In a complaint filed in Saline circuit court plaintiffs David Bullock, Tiffany Francis, and Bryan Keaton argue some signatures shouldn't be counted, claiming some petitions weren't notarized and others contained multiple signatures by the same person.

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Gather up your winter weather gear for donation!

Gather up your winter weather gear for donation!

SALINE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – It’s time to clear out your closet and donate your extra winter weather items to those in need.

The Tenth Annual Saline County Coat Closet will open in Tyndall Park on Wed., Oct. 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. to receive donations of coats, jackets, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves.

Distributions will begin for residents in need at the Gene Moss Building at 913 Sevier Street in Benton Thurs., Oct. 30.

The Coat Closet has given out over 2,000 coats on the past 10 years.

This effort is sponsored by Arkansas Prosthetics and Pedorthics and Cjohns of Benton. 

Benton football playing their best in a decade

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- We are entering week eight of prep football and the Benton football team is playing the best ball they've played in nearly a decade.

The Panthers have put away six straight wins since its 14-to-14 tie with Bryant in their season opener.

Junior quarterback Cason Maertens has completed 73 percent of his passes for just under 1800 yards, and 20 touchdowns.

Meanwhile, senior playmaker Drew Harris has caught 42 passes for 757 yards and six touchdowns. Head coach Scott Neathery shared more on Harris, the Panthers offensive pistol. Watch the video for more.


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Police investigate Bryant infant death

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Bryant Police Department is investigating the death of a 5-month old baby, but haven't released many details yet surrounding the circumstances of the death.

"Well anytime there is unexplained death, I mean we have to look at anything, you know, any kind of foul play or any kind of accident," said Bryant Police Captain Phillip Newcomb. "Right now, our detectives are looking into it."

Around 6 p.m Monday, Bryant Police responded to a 911 call on Chelsea Drive.

"We just we saw the lights and my son commented that we heard them," said neighbor Katrina Long. "And said 'oh somebody may be hurt or sick.'"

THV 11 spoke with neighbors who said four first responders went into the house on Monday evening. The first one to come out had something cradled in his arms.

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Police: Parolee arrested with drugs, stolen gun

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Benton police say they have a parolee in custody after he was found to be in possession of both drugs and a stolen gun.

Police say Oct. 19 just before midnight, officers with the Benton Interstate Criminal Enforcement Program pulled over a car on I-30 westbound.When officers smelled possible marijuana, both the driver and passenger were taken out of the car.

Police say the passenger, identified as 28-year-old Glenn Burns of Little Rock, had 6.5 ounces of suspected marijuana and a pistol with a 30 round magazine that had previously been reported stolen out of Little Rock.

Benton police investigating infant death

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Benton Police are currently conducting an investigation regarding the death of an infant.

On Monday at approximately 7:58 a.m., officers with the Benton Police Department responded to a call at the 2000 block of Fox Trail regarding an "unresponsive" 11-week-old child.

According to the police, "upon their arrival, it was determined that the infant had been transported to Saline Memorial Hospital and subsequently pronounced dead by the hospital staff and coroner."

Police reported that detectives were assigned to the still on-going investigation. Additional information cannot be released at this time due to the seriousness of the case.

According to the Benton Police Department, considerable departmental resources are being devoted to the investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.

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 ax-wielding ghouls.

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



Dates: Oct 10 & 11, Oct. 16-18, Oct. 22-25, Oct. 26-31, Nov. 1

Time: 7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. during the week, 7:30 p.m. to midnight or later on the weekend.

Location: 11200 West Markham; Little Rock (Behind Colonial Wine and Spirits)

Number: (501) 398-FEAR (3327)

Tickets: $15; $1 off admissions available at Colonial Wine and Spirits

Website: http://hauntingarkansas.blogspot.com/



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

Time: 7 p.m. - ???

Location: 6016 Crystal Hill Rd.; North Little Rock