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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Centerton man sentenced to 55 years in prisonan interview at the Children's Advocacy Center, according to court documents.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 hours ago
an interview at the Children's Advocacy Center, according to court documents. While Thornsberry was an inmate in the Benton County Jail in November 2015 he was taken to Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville, according to court documents.... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Man sentenced in children's beatinghas recovered from her injuries. Tabor will have to serve at least five years
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 hours ago
has recovered from her injuries. Tabor will have to serve at least five years in prison before he will be eligible for parole. He received 194 days of credit for the time he spent in the Benton County Jail awaiting his trial. NW News on 01/17... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Avoca mayor resigns city personal reasonsmayor since Sullivan's resignation, to serve out the remainder of Sullivan's te
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 hours ago
mayor since Sullivan's resignation, to serve out the remainder of Sullivan's term or appoint someone else to serve out the term. Sullivan's term expires Dec. 31, according to information from the Benton County Clerk's Office. NW News on 01/17... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Portland activist finds himself in #MeToo messlaunched an investigation and arrested McKelvey six days later, the Gazette-Tim
OregonLive.com / Posted 17 hours ago
launched an investigation and arrested McKelvey six days later, the Gazette-Times reported. He was booked Sept. 30 into the Benton County Jail on suspicion of strangulation, assault, harassment and first-degree kidnapping, a felony, according to... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
After chase, officers arrest Arkansan linked to theft of dealership's vehicles, 2 pizza place burglariesJohn William Gaunt, 23, was reportedly taken into custody after a car chase tha
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 hours ago
John William Gaunt, 23, was reportedly taken into custody after a car chase that began in Benton County. Authorities already had a warrant out for Gaunt, who they believe stole 13 vehicles in December, along with Fayetteville residents Joe Kelly... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Man arrested in killing at Missouri mobile home parkThe Benton County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Caleb L.D. Shephard, of Col
KOMU Columbia / Posted yesterday
The Benton County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Caleb L.D. Shephard, of Cole Camp, was shot Friday night just outside the town of Lincoln. The Sedalia Democrat reports that he was rushed in an ambulance to a helicopter landing site, where he... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Bentonville West stadium gets first major donationbeen our tradition for over 145 years as a division of First National Bank of F
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
been our tradition for over 145 years as a division of First National Bank of Fort Smith." The bank has five locations in Benton County, including one in Centerton, according to its website. Hight Jackson Associates is the architect and Flintco... Read more
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CBS News
Prosecutor: Prison guard, wife tried to lure girl for sexFarber pleaded innocent to sexual exploitation of a minor and other counts duri
CBS News / Posted yesterday
Farber pleaded innocent to sexual exploitation of a minor and other counts during a recent hearing in Washington state's Benton County Superior Court. Kim Farber, 27, has been charged with communication with a minor for immoral purposes, and has... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Benton County Tops State in Per Capita Incomea “new economic reality in the state of Arkansas,” according to Metroplan, the
Arkansas Business / Posted yesterday
a “new economic reality in the state of Arkansas,” according to Metroplan, the planning agency for central Arkansas. Benton County, with per capita income in 2016 of $71,787, is far and away the county leader in Arkansas in that measure.... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Arkansas State Police: 2 killed in separate crashesin preliminary crash summaries that 24-year-old Springdale resident Albert J. M
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 2 days ago
in preliminary crash summaries that 24-year-old Springdale resident Albert J. Mellow was killed in a crash late Sunday in Benton County. Earlier Sunday evening, 74-year-old Morrilton resident Fred Fetcher was killed in a wreck in Conway... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Arkansas State Police: 2 killed in separate crashesin preliminary crash summaries that 24-year-old Springdale resident Albert J. M
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 2 days ago
in preliminary crash summaries that 24-year-old Springdale resident Albert J. Mellow was killed in a crash late Sunday in Benton County. Earlier Sunday evening, 74-year-old Morrilton resident Fred Fetcher was killed in a wreck in Conway... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Rogers man held after store holduprobbery and possibly several others in Northwest Arkansas. Christopher Curry,
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
robbery and possibly several others in Northwest Arkansas. Christopher Curry, 48, of 311 N. 35th St. was booked into the Benton County jail about noon Saturday. Police were called at 4:28 a.m. to a robbery at Casey's General Store at 2801 S.E. J... Read more
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The Columbian
Guard, wife charged with luring teen for sex31-year-old Roy David Farber pleaded innocent to sexual exploitation of a minor
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
31-year-old Roy David Farber pleaded innocent to sexual exploitation of a minor and other counts during a recent hearing in Benton County Superior Court. Kim Farber, 27, has been charged with communication with a minor for immoral purposes, and has... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Oregon prison guard, wife charged with luring teen for sexFarber pleaded innocent to sexual exploitation of a minor and other counts duri
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 2 days ago
Farber pleaded innocent to sexual exploitation of a minor and other counts during a recent hearing in Washington state's Benton County Superior Court. Kim Farber, 27, has been charged with communication with a minor for immoral purposes, and has... Read more
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The Columbian
Prison guard, wife charged with luring teen for sexFarber pleaded innocent to sexual exploitation of a minor and other counts duri
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
Farber pleaded innocent to sexual exploitation of a minor and other counts during a recent hearing in Washington state’s Benton County Superior Court. Kim Farber, 27, has been charged with communication with a minor for immoral purposes, and has... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Cases at risk after tampering-- four felony and three misdemeanor -- of tampering with physical evidence. R
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
-- four felony and three misdemeanor -- of tampering with physical evidence. Roberts, 36, of Bella Vista admitted to Benton County sheriff's office detectives he stole narcotics from the department's evidence room, according to a probable... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Bella Vistas cases could be dismissed due to tamperingseven counts -- four felony and three misdemeanor -- of tampering with physical
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
seven counts -- four felony and three misdemeanor -- of tampering with physical evidence. He was released Tuesday from the Benton County Jail after posting a $5,000 bond. Roberts, 36, of Bella Vista admitted to Benton County Sheriff's Office... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Recordsin Shell Knob, Mo., was arrested Wednesday in connection with theft by receivin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
in Shell Knob, Mo., was arrested Wednesday in connection with theft by receiving. Dickson was being held Thursday in the Benton County Jail with no bond set. 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force • Jackie Madewell, 61, of 18739 Habberton Road... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
NWA Mayor Investigated over Possible Inappropriate Relationship with MinorFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) -- Highfill Mayor Stacy Digby was investigated by the
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 5 days ago
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) -- Highfill Mayor Stacy Digby was investigated by the Benton County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor, authorities say. The Benton County Sheriff's Office executed a search... Read more
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WJTV Jackson
New formula seeks $107M more for state aid to K-12 schoolsPoint and West Bolivar school districts. The biggest gainers per student would
WJTV Jackson / Posted 5 days ago
Point and West Bolivar school districts. The biggest gainers per student would be Claiborne County, Humphreys County and Benton County, all aided by the 10 percent proposed bump to rural districts. Mississippi’s largest district, DeSoto County,... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
A look at how Mississippi schools fare in funding proposalto greatest loss per student. Claiborne County: $8,001,305; $893 more per stud
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 6 days ago
to greatest loss per student. Claiborne County: $8,001,305; $893 more per student Humphreys County: $9,826,074; $818 Benton County: $7,173,092; $750 Poplarville: $10,490,594; $748 Holmes County: $15,381,424; $667 Wayne County: $18,054,551;... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Missing 89-old Bella Vista man found safeUPDATE: The silver alert was inactivated for Reese, who was found safe around 5
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 6 days ago
UPDATE: The silver alert was inactivated for Reese, who was found safe around 5 p.m. BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) — Arkansas State Police has issued a Silver Alert for Fred Harvey Reese Jr. He was reported missing today, Jan. 10 and was last seen at 9... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
CWD confirmed in 3 more Arkansas countieswhite-tailed deer in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties recently tested
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
white-tailed deer in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties recently tested positive for the disease. Two deer from Benton County, a 2½-year-old doe near Decatur and a 5½-year-old doe near Springtown, tested positive. An adult buck near... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Man caught on camera stealing tampons while buying beerLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, a m
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 7 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, a man was reportedly caught on camera stealing tampons while buying beer. CBS affiliate 5NEWS reports that the man is now wanted by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office after... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
RecordsMonday in connection with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance. G
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
Monday in connection with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance. Guthrie was being held Tuesday in the Benton County Jail with no bond set. Springdale • Robert Pecina, 20, of 516 Heart St. Apt. C was arrested Tuesday in... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
AR Police Officer Accused of Mishandling EvidenceThe Benton County Sheriff's Office said Jon C. Roberts, 36, of Bella Vista was
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 7 days ago
The Benton County Sheriff's Office said Jon C. Roberts, 36, of Bella Vista was booked into the Benton County Jail on suspicion of tampering with physical evidence and controlled substances - fraudulent practices. His bond has been set at $5,000,... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Chronic wasting disease found in three more Arkansas countiesaccording to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. CWD was detected in the st
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 7 days ago
according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. CWD was detected in the state almost two years ago. The deer in Benton County were a 2 and a half-year-old doe near Decatur and a 5 and a half-year-old doe near Springtown. The Sebastian... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
CWD Confirmed in Three NWA Countiescounties recently tested positive for the deadly disease, according to the Arka
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 7 days ago
counties recently tested positive for the deadly disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The deer in Benton County were a 2½-year-old doe near Decatur and a 5½-year-old doe near Springtown. The Sebastian County deer was an... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Father, daughter die in Northwest Arkansas house firein a Northwest Arkansas house fire, officials said. The blaze began around 7 a
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
in a Northwest Arkansas house fire, officials said. The blaze began around 7 a.m. at 16999 Green Ridge Road in Garfield, Benton County Coroner Daniel Oxford said. Oxford said the coroner's office responded to a call around 10:30 a.m. to find the... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Police find guns, drugs and moonshine during probationer check“for moonshine,” adding that he “didn’t know that was illegal,” according to a
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 8 days ago
“for moonshine,” adding that he “didn’t know that was illegal,” according to a probable cause affidavit. Jason Vanhook is free on a $10,000 bond. Kimberly Vanhook was being held Monday at the Benton County Jail on a $20,000 bond. © 2018... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Father, daughter die in house firesurvived. The residence at 16999 Green Ridge Road in Garfield was destroyed.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
survived. The residence at 16999 Green Ridge Road in Garfield was destroyed. Firefighters from Pea Ridge, Northeast Benton County and Avoca Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched about 7 a.m. Sunday after receiving a call from a resident... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Moonshine Still, Meth & Guns Found in Highfill HomePolice Department says Jason N. Vanhook, 41, and Kimberly A. Vanhook, 43, were
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 8 days ago
Police Department says Jason N. Vanhook, 41, and Kimberly A. Vanhook, 43, were taken into custody and booked into the Benton County Jail. Jason Vanhook faces charges of possession of firearms by certain persons and possession of an illicit... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Most Northwest Arkansas school districts prefer May for electionsin May. The filing period is Aug. 1-8 for districts holding their elections in
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
in May. The filing period is Aug. 1-8 for districts holding their elections in November. Kim Dennison, coordinator of the Benton County Election Commission, wrote a letter to the county's school superintendents in May recommending they hold their... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Local notesBENTON COUNTY First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., offers
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
BENTON COUNTY First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., offers a worship service with communion at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Children's programming also is available. Information: 273-5450, fpcbentonville.org. Unity Church of the Ozarks,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Public Meetings280 N. College Ave., Fayetteville Siloam Springs Planning Commission -- Board
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
280 N. College Ave., Fayetteville Siloam Springs Planning Commission -- Board room, City Hall, 400 N. Broadway Benton County Committee of the Whole -- Quorum Courtroom, County Administration Building, 215 E. Central Ave.... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Cave Springs man arrested in connection with stabbingDepartment public information officer. Paul Michael Welch, 22, faces charges o
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
Department public information officer. Paul Michael Welch, 22, faces charges of felony battery. He's being held at the Benton County Jail. Officers were called at 11:41 p.m. to 1116 S. 25th Place because a male resident in the house was... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
NWA Man Arrested for Raping Two Teens and Recording Itthe videos were filmed with a GoPro as well as lived streamed through his cell
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 11 days ago
the videos were filmed with a GoPro as well as lived streamed through his cell phone. White is currently being held at the Benton County Jail on a felony charge of Engaging Children in Sexually Explicit Conduct For Use In Visual or Print... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansan arrested after man found with multiple stab wounds, authorities say22, of Cave Springs, was later taken into custody, the newspaper reported. As o
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
22, of Cave Springs, was later taken into custody, the newspaper reported. As of Friday morning, he was being held at the Benton County jail on a first-degree battery charge, records show. His bail had not yet been set. The victim was treated for... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
RecordsArrests Benton County Sheriff's Office • Christopher McCann, 30, of 13698 Mot
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
Arrests Benton County Sheriff's Office • Christopher McCann, 30, of 13698 Motley Road in Bentonville was arrested Sunday in connection with aggravated assault, false imprisonment in the first degree and terroristic threatening in the first degree.... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Public meetingsCity Hall, 113 W. Mountain St. Thursday Fayetteville Planning Commission -- R
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
City Hall, 113 W. Mountain St. Thursday Fayetteville Planning Commission -- Room 111, City Hall, 113 W. Mountain St. Benton County Finance Committee -- Quorum Courtroom, Bentonville Lowell Planning Commission -- City Hall, 216 N. Lincoln... Read more
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ABC News
Multiple Tennessee school districts closed due to widespread flutold ABC News they postponed the opening to help prevent the spread of the illn
ABC News / Posted 13 days ago
told ABC News they postponed the opening to help prevent the spread of the illness. Mark Florence, director of schools for Benton County, told ABC News the district consulted with community physicians and concluded that due to the high amount of... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
student at John Brown accused in explosives threathas pleaded not guilty to a felony charge involving the use of explosives. Tim
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 13 days ago
has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge involving the use of explosives. Timothy Constantin, 20, was charged Tuesday in Benton County with criminal acts involving explosives. He was released on a $75,000 bond, the Northwest Arkansas... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Former John Brown University student pleads not guilty to explosives threatpleaded not guilty to a felony charge involving the use of explosives. Timothy
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 14 days ago
pleaded not guilty to a felony charge involving the use of explosives. Timothy Constantin, 20, was charged Tuesday in Benton County with criminal acts involving explosives. He was released on a $75,000 bond. Court documents show police and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Libertarian announces for CongressPublic Schools. He has run unsuccessfully for the state House previously. He s
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Public Schools. He has run unsuccessfully for the state House previously. He sits on the board of directors for Benton County Water District No. 1 and is a volunteer firefighter with the Avoca Fire Department. Kalagias is also a veteran... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Former JBU student accused of criminally using explosivesFla., is charged with criminal acts involving explosives, a Class C felony. He
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Fla., is charged with criminal acts involving explosives, a Class C felony. He entered the plea at his arraignment before Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green. Police received a call Nov. 14 about a suicidal person who had made comments about... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Centerton man pleads not guilty in negligent homicide casenot guilty Tuesday to the charge at his arraignment before Circuit Judge Robin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
not guilty Tuesday to the charge at his arraignment before Circuit Judge Robin Green. Ramsey was being held Tuesday in the Benton County Jail with a $100,000 bond set. Rogers police responded to a three-vehicle crash at 4:05 p.m. Sept. 28 at North... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Benton County offices shifting spaceBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's Election Commission began moving into new office
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's Election Commission began moving into new offices in Rogers on Tuesday, a move prompted by new, larger electronic voting machines. "I think everything is going fine," election commissioner John Brown Jr. said of the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Benton County deputy arrested in connection with drunken drivingTontitown police arrested a Benton County deputy in connection with driving whi
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Tontitown police arrested a Benton County deputy in connection with driving while intoxicated early Monday morning. Robert Gene Crowe, 45, of 715 Sterling Place in Bentonville also was arrested in connection with reckless driving and having an open... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
Bust of sheriff slain in 1938 unveiled at courthouseVINTON, Iowa (AP) - The Benton County sheriff killed in the line of duty nearly
KWWL Iowa / Posted 14 days ago
VINTON, Iowa (AP) - The Benton County sheriff killed in the line of duty nearly 80 years ago is being memorialized. A bust of Benton County Sheriff Leland Fry was unveiled Tuesday at the courthouse in Vinton. Cedar Rapids station KCRG reports that... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Bust of sheriff slain in 1938 unveiled at courthouseVINTON, Iowa (AP) - The Benton County sheriff killed in the line of duty nearly
KTTC Rochester / Posted 14 days ago
VINTON, Iowa (AP) - The Benton County sheriff killed in the line of duty nearly 80 years ago is being memorialized. A bust of Benton County Sheriff Leland Fry was unveiled Tuesday at the courthouse in Vinton. Cedar Rapids station KCRG reports that... Read more
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