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BNPD hosting 2015 National Night Out Against Crime

BNPD hosting 2015 National Night Out Against Crime

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton community will join together for for the first Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event on August 4th/ 

This is the first NNO event hosted in Benton this year with others planned later this fall due to some of the groups not wishing to participate in the heat of the summer or for other logistical reasons. 

  

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

 

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17-year-old dies after crashing car into home

17-year-old dies after crashing car into home

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A 17-year-old female died early Thursday morning after crashing her vehicle into a home located near Northshore Drive Wednesday night. 

The Benton Police Department responded to an accident around 11:14 p.m. Wednesday, July 29. According to reports, the girl driving the car was traveling west on Northshore Drive, when the vehicle veered off the roadway and crashed into the rear end of a home on Jasmine Drive. 

The girl was quickly transported via med flight to a hospital in Little Rock. At around 3 a.m., police received word that the girl had succumbed to her injuries and passed away.

This incident is still under investigation. Stay with THV11 for more updates. 

 

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

UNDATED, Ark. (KTHV) - One option to take advantage of for some back-to-school shopping and during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year could be your local JCPenney store . From denim and school uniforms to dorm gear and backpacks, JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination for all their back-to-school needs. For a limited time, kids will receive $10 haircuts at jcp salons [Valid July 15 – Aug. 31, while appointments last] and $29.99 eyeglasses at all JCPenney optical stores [Valid July 5 – Sept. 15]. 

WHEN:

July 17 - 18 – Tax holiday

*Extended store hours*

WHERE:

Local JCPenney stores. (Go to jcpenney.com and click on “find a store” for nearest location.)

Hard rock icon Bret Michaels brings “True Grit” tour to Magic Springs August 1

Hard rock icon Bret Michaels brings “True Grit” tour to Magic Springs August 1

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Rock icon and media start Bret Michaels will bring his “True Grit” tour to the stage on Saturday, August 1 at Magic Springs’ Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs.

The show begins at 8 p.m.  

Bret Michaels is a man of many hats including the one he wears on stage. He is a singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television personality.

He first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the metal band Poison, selling more than 45 million records worldwide and 15 million records in the United States alone. The band charted 10 singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the number-one single, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

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Community rallies to preserve Palace Theater


BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Time is running out for a historic landmark in Saline County, and some locals are working around the clock to try and save it.

Friends of the Palace met on Tuesday night in an attempt to save a piece of Arkansas history. They only have seven weeks left until the city tears it down.

But they say it won't just be bricks that fall, it'll be a little piece of downtown. The Palace Theatre has always had a place in Downtown Benton, and residents like Larry Bueche can't bear to lose it.

"I've always in my life, loved old buildings, loved old history."

So as the president of Friends of the Palace, he's working against the clock.

"The website is up and running. In the next seven weeks, we hope we have the building under our ownership."

He is hoping to turn it into a multipurpose facility with 300 seats.

Benton woman arrested after breaking into home with hammer


BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – A Benton woman was arrested after threatening to harm an apartment resident with children present.

Benton police responded to a disturbance call at an apartment at 407 N. Fourth St. on Monday night around 8:49 p.m.

According to police reports, the victim in the home stated that Edith Penny, 47, of Benton, had forced her way into the apartment with a hammer and threatened the residents.

Once inside the apartment, Penny threatened to harm the victim with the hammer.

Police said that after a disturbance call was made, officers located the hammer and took Penny into custody.

She is charged with Aggravated Residential Burglary and Terroristic Threatening. This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges could be forthcoming.


Bryant police searching for missing man


BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Bryant Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing man.

Ryan Clemens, 32, has reportedly not been seen or heard from since sometime between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 11.

Police said that friends of Clemens told his mother that he had left a home in Cabot that evening. His truck was found on Tadpole Road in Pulaski County on Wednesday.

No foul play is suspected at this time. If anyone has any information in this case, they are asked to contact police.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.