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Missing person out of Benton

Missing person out of Benton

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Police released a missing person report Friday for 39-year-old Pamela Tucker of Benton. 

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BNPD recommending online system to keep track of valuables


BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are encouraging families to use a website to keep track of their valuables.

Benton police say ReportIt is a free online service that allows users to record serial numbers and photos of electronics and other expensive personal items.

They say in the case of a robbery or burglary, the service can help officers track down your belongings faster.

When an item is sold to a pawn or secondhand shop, the product information is entered in the LeadsOnline database and is immediately viewable by participating law enforcement agencies across the country.


Bruce Pennington attorneys in talks of plea deal


SALINE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – Attorneys for former Saline County sheriff Bruce Pennington are in talks of negotiation.

Pennington was supposed to appear at a pretrial hearing on Friday morning but a judge has issued a continuance at his attorney's request.

Now, his attorney is in talks of a plea deal with prosecutors. This deal has to do with the charges of theft and abuse of public trust.

Early voting begins for Bryant millage


BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - Bryant schools have just one week to get approval on new funding for their district.

Early voting began Tuesday on a proposed millage.

According to state estimates, the district is on pace to grow by 300 students per year over the next decade, and right now, it doesn't have anywhere to put those students.

Officials say if voters don't pass the millage, funding will have to come from school programs.

Election day is next Tuesday.

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Bryant School District faces a "critical" millage vote next week


BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - A massive public information blitz is underway in Bryant. If proponents of a proposed millage increase can't get out the vote over the next ten days it could mean dire consequences for the city and its schools.

According to state estimates, the Bryant school district is on pace to grow by 300 students per year over the next decade, and right now it doesn't have anywhere to put those students.

"There's some severe consequences if we don't take action,"
said proponent Shane Broadway.

Benton PD to begin 'Dang, I Got a Warrant' initiative


BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department announced Friday that they will begin the "Dang, I Got a Warrant" initiative beginning March 1.

According to Benton police, they have over 789 active misdemeanor warrants and 63 felony warrants currently in their system, and by starting this initiative they hope to cut down on the back log.

Through the month of March, officers from every division will be working with other law enforcement agencies in an attempt to successfully serve the warrants.

The department also plans to allow three days with extended hours in their records division to better facilitate the initiative. This will take place Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday, March 5 at their office from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Bryant Boys and Girls Club receives $25,000 grant

Bryant Boys and Girls Club receives $25,000 grant

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Heart of Arkansas United Way will announce Friday, Feb. 27 that the Bryant Boys and Girls Club will receive a grant of $25,000.

This grant is meant to help the organization with healthy snacks for all of the students who attend their afterschool program for the 2015 calendar year. Currently, over 40 percent of the Bryant Boys and Girls Club's members are eligible for free or reduced lunches and the grant will help provide healthy after school snacks no matter what the financial issues are in the home.