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Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

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BNPD launches "My Safer City” initiative

BNPD launches "My Safer City” initiative

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - During the month of April, the Benton Police Department is going to try and raise awareness to the alcohol and drug related substance abuse in the community. 

The police's initiative "My Safer City" plans to give more information about substance abuse through classes that will target those most likely to be affected. 

The school resource officers will be teaching classes this month to students about the dangers of drinking and driving along with illicit drug usage. According to officials, some of the classes will be targeting high school students prior to upcoming events such as prom and graduation.  

In addition to the classes, the Benton Police Department is also holding Operation Medicine Cabinet XI on April 25. Officers will staff a drop-off location, Ferguson's Furniture off Military Road, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for people to drop off all of their old or unused medications. 

Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day

Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Ark. Youth Leadership Initiative) - Kids from across Arkansas will convene in Little Rock to join in the fight against tobacco and other nicotine use on Wednesday, March 18th with a Silent March and Mock Funeral along Capitol Avenue, followed by a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol.

Sponsored by the Arkansas Youth Leadership Initiative and other public health partners, Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. Kids are sending two powerful messages on this day: They want the tobacco companies to stop targeting them with marketing for cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products and they want elected leaders to do more to protect them from tobacco.

"Tip a Cop" benefiting Special Olympics Arkansas

"Tip a Cop" benefiting Special Olympics Arkansas

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Law enforcement officers from around central Arkansas will be waiting tables at the Texas Roadhouse locations in North Little Rock and Little Rock Thursday, March 12. 

The Battle of the Badges "Tip a Cop" is a competition between each agency. The one who raises the most money and awareness for Special Olympics Arkansas will have bragging rights as the agency with the most community support. 

All of the proceeds gained from their efforts will go directly to the Special Olympics Arkansas and provide year round training to the 14,000 Special Olympic athletes.

For more information, contact Officer Carmen Helton at (501) 690-2109 or Officer Shana Cobbs at (501) 813-6113.  

Men pull out weapons over argument about children in street

Men pull out weapons over argument about children in street

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Two men have been arrested on aggravated assault charges following a disturbance with weapons, according to the Benton Police Department.

Lt. Kevin Russell said 33-year-old Joseph Williams and 35-year-old Brandon Dobbs got into an argument over children playing in the street after Dobbs apparently yelled at them to move.

Both men were arrested and taken to the Saline County Detention Facility. Both were charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

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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.