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BNPD Sergeant retires after 22 years of service

BNPD Sergeant retires after 22 years of service

BENTON, Ark. - After serving the community for 22 years, Sgt. Justin Tittle retired from the Benton Police Department. Chief Kirk Lane and officers presented Tittle with his service weapon, badge and a shadow box of award and ranking badges.

The son of Larry and Myra Tittle of Benton, Justin Tittle began working for the BNPD on July 1, 1994 as a patrol officer. On April 22, 1996, he transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division and worked as a detective until March 29, 1999, when he transferred back to the Patrol Division. On Aug. 16, 1999, Tittle transferred to the Bike Patrol Division. He was promoted to Corporal on July 24, 2000. He transferred back to the Patrol Division on June 11, 2001. In June 2009, Tittle was promoted to Sergeant and was transferred to the Training Division where he stayed until his retirement.

BNPD doesn't want a Grinch to ruin your holidays

BNPD doesn't want a Grinch to ruin your holidays

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) -   There is at least one Grinch, if not more, in every community looking for opportunities to steal the joy from families this holiday season.

To help families avoid being sought out by a Grinch, the Benton Police Department wanted to pass along a few safety precaution tips to help keep you and your property safe.

Some of the ideas and tips we are trying to convey when you’re out shopping are:

BNPD gets 'Back In Your Business'

BNPD gets 'Back In Your Business'

BENTON, Ark. - The Benton Police Department is getting “Back In Your Business” during the entire month of December to increase officer visibility, sustain good community relationships and deter crimes at businesses in the city.

2014’s “In Your Business” initiative had such a resounding success with business owners and the entire community, that we are utilizing the program again this holiday season.

In this proactive initiative, officers will exit their patrol cars, introduce themselves to the owners and workers, and later will provide contact information and material on joining the Benton Business Watch program (if the business isn’t already a member). In addition to the full-time officers, the police department will also utilize reserve officers to provide extra patrol of businesses.

Grace Church of Bryant hosting free fall event

Grace Church of Bryant hosting free fall event

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Grace Church of Bryant will be hosting 'Harvest Party' on Saturday, November 7.

This is a free, family-friendly event. There will be live music, games and food for all those of all ages to enjoy. You will be able to Watch puppet performances, taste chili from a chili cook off and bounce around at a foam party. There will also be an antique car show.

The event will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the church located at 4200 AR-5 in Bryant.



11th Annual Saline County Coat Drive

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Winter is coming, and some are in need of the proper clothing to remain warm this coming cold season. 

On October 22, the Gene Moss Building at Tyndall Park is hosting a coat drive from 7:30 a.m. till 7:30 p.m. Those donating or in need of a winter coat can stop by during those hours. 

Organizers stated that they needed all sizes of coats especially women and children. They will also accept winter hats and gloves.

Arkansas Prosthetics and Pedorthics have partnered up again with Cjohn to make this happen. If you have any questions please call Lisa at (501) 860-6910 or email benton@arprosthetics.com

BNPD launches 'Be Wary, Don't Be Scary' fall initiative

BENTON, Ark. - The Benton Police Department (BNPD) is officially launching the ‘Be Wary, Don’t Be Scary’ fall initiative during the month of October. 

The ‘Be Wary, Don’t Be Scary’ initiative will be a program that has two primary goals:

One goal will be focusing on traffic related issues throughout the city, including speeding, distracted driving and other related offenses. 

Garland County hosts Zombie Fun Run 5k

Garland County hosts Zombie Fun Run 5k

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - United Way of Garland County is hosting a Zombie Fun Run 5K on October 31, 2015 at Cedar Glades Park located at 461 Wildcat Road.

The Fun Run is sponsored by Shop Oh Snap! Boutique, Bennett’s Auto Service, FBC Fitness and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches. The route will involve a few walls to climb over, a log to jump over, zombies to avoid and a variety of elevations.

Early registration is $25 per person and ends on September 30, 2015. Late registration will end October 28, 2015 and is $30 per person. The check in will begin at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8:30 a.m. The first 250 who register will receive a goody bag and a t-shirt.

Prior to the race, the Hot Springs Beauty College will do zombie make-up for $5.00 per person. However, if an individual has their make-up done by the HSBC then they will be excluded from the costume contests.