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LUPUS FOUNDATION OF ARKANSAS, INC.

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF ARKANSAS, INC.

The year 2014 is almost over and we have had a busy year.  Just a reminder about #GivingTuesday.  This year it falls on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.  Lupus patients, please help and support the cause of lupus.  We have worked since October 1993 so very hard as volunteers and I am happy to say that we have made many accomplishments.  People are finally taking this cruel complex disease of lupus serious.  Research in Little Rock was a big milestone.  Although the research did not work, we are praying that will not be the end of lupus research in Arkansas.  The first medication in over 50 years for lupus was approved  by FDA March 2009 and lupus has been around for many years.  It is difficult for me to believe that lupus patients only had aspirin for the excruiating pain they had to endure, but that is true.

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Woman calls police, gets arrested for DWI


BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Benton Police officers have arrested a woman for DWI after she apparently called 911 to tell operators people were trying to get her.

According to the department, Kimberly Yancey, 44, of Benton, was arrested Monday around 3 p.m. and charged with DWI Drugs, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Meth, Possession of Controlled Substance - Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

A police report said officers when officers originally made contact with her, she was speaking rapidly and acting agitated; she was apparently hanging out of her vehicle and yelling at officers. Police said she became more agitated and tried to drive away but was stopped and taken into custody.


Saline County alcohol permit process begins next week


BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) -- Less than a week after Saline County residents voted to change from dry to wet, local governments are already receiving calls from citizens hoping to obtain alcohol permits.

"In an economy like ours and a private enterprise, when you open up something like this people are going to be interested in trying to get into that business," said Benton Mayor Dave Mattingly. "Benton has no applicable zoning ordinances or any other form of control that would presently apply to what was passed a week ago."

Members of the Benton city council's health and safety committee met Monday night to discuss adding new ordinances in the future. Mayor Mattingly hopes to build off what he calls 'templates' from communities such as Arkadelphia and Sheridan, who have both been forced to address a dry to wet change in recent years.

Arkansas Elections Results 2014

Arkansas Elections Results 2014

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22-year-old arrested for possible sexual assault


BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – According to Benton Police, a 22-year-old man has been arrested following accusations that he inappropriately touched a young girl.

Lt. Kevin Russell said Nickalous Turner, of Benton, was arrested November 3 and was charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault.

Russell said the girl came forward to tell authorities what had happened.

The girl's age involved was not revealed.

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Campaign 2014: Social media's role in election results

Campaign 2014: Social media's role in election results


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Social media played a huge role in this election, even as the results began rolling in.

Both the state Democrat and Republican parties say social media is a vital tool in reaching out and connecting with voters, and they both continued to use it to thank supporters after the results came in.

From the most watched race for the U.S. Senate, the winner Tom Cotton tweeted, "We did it. Your support through this race has been truly incredible, and we couldn't have done it without you."

Whereas the incumbent candidate, Mark Pryor, lost his seat. He tweeted, "Humbled by the outpouring support throughout this hard-fought race. Thank you, Arkansas."

From the winner of the Governor's race, Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson, he tweeted, "Thank you Arkansas. We did it."

Benton woman charged with aggravated robbery


BENTON, Ark. (November 5, 2014) - On Monday, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to a disturbance with weapons call on Oak Street.

Officers made contact with the victims who said that a woman had threatened them with a pistol. Based on evidence gathered, Dorcas Dunlap, 40, of Benton, was placed under arrest after she was found to be in possession of a BB gun and a large knife.

Dunlap is charged with aggravated robbery. This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be possible.