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BNPD in full force for month of March

BNPD in full force for month of March

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Speeding might be a small concern for some travelers, but for the Benton Police Department, it's a problem that needs to be handled. 

The Benton Police Department is constantly creating new ways to ensure the safety of those they were hired to protect. A new initiative they are conducting is “NØ Need to Speed.” Throughout the month of March, Benton officers will be out in full force to make sure motorists are maintaining the appropriate speed limits, especially within school zones. 

Not only will officers be raising awareness to speeding in a school zones, but they also want to make it known that it is illegal to use a cell phone while passing a school building. According to state law (House Bill 1049), it is illegal for a driver of a motor vehicle to use a handheld wireless telephone while passing a school zone during school hours and when children are present.

ASMSA hosts annual science fair

ASMSA hosts annual science fair

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts is holding the West Central Regional Science Fair and Senior Research Symposium during the last full week of February.

The Science Fair and Research Symposium is the culmination of almost a year-long project for ASMSA students. Every ASMSA student must complete a Fundamentals in Research Methods (FIRM) project during their senior year. They begin working on the project during the second semester of their junior year. Students may pick a STEM or humanities emphasis for their project.

Benton police continue to make DWI arrests

Benton police continue to make DWI arrests

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - From February 1 to February 17, officers with the Benton Police Department have made 11 DWI arrests. 

As part of the "Be Someone's Sweetheart and Rethink Your Drink" initiative, Benton police are trying their best to keep intoxicated drivers off city streets. 

According to the Benton Police Department, every year, more than 10,322 people are killed by drunk drivers in America. In Arkansas in 2013, of the 499 fatality accidents, 41 percent – 203 fatality accidents - involved alcohol and/or drugs.

The most current arrests include:

Car dealer Darrel Teeter dies at 85


MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) -  A familiar face and voice on countless car commercials in Arkansas passed away on Friday. 

Darrel Teeter has died at the age of 85.

Teeter had dealerships in Malvern, Sheridan and Hot Springs, and remained a staple on local television with his folksy, seemingly off-the-cuff commercials. Arkansas knew Teeter best from his catchy phrases, one being “The deals are sweeter at Teeter’s.”

In addition to selling cars, he was also an ordained minister for the Assembly of God for over 65 years.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church in Malvern at 2 p.m.

 

 


City of Hot Springs provides live video of Majestic cleanup

City of Hot Springs provides live video of Majestic cleanup

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Hot Springs Public Information Department, in cooperation with the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, has added a live video stream to the city’s website of cleanup activities underway at the Majestic Hotel yellow brick site. 

The “MajestiCam” will be available live on cityhs.net weekdays from approximately 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  The Majesticam page can be found in the Departments menu under Public Information or by clicking a portal image located near the bottom of the city’s homepage.  During hours when no live feed is available, previous daily recordings may be viewed on the city’s YouTube channel, also accessible from cityhs.net.

Winner of 'Shiver on the River 2016' contest gets custom Glock

Winner of 'Shiver on the River 2016' contest gets custom Glock

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - The Rockport Police Department is trying to raise attendance and funds  for the Special Olympics Arkansas at the Shiver on the River 2016 event happening on February 13. 

Shiver on the River is just one of the water plunging events happening around the state during the month of February that is used to raise funds for the Special Olympics Arkansas. 

Officials ask community to participate in Freezin' for a Reason

Teams will plunge themselves into the Ouachita River at Whitewater Park located at 904 Riverview Drive in Malvern.

Benton PD searching for card fraud suspect

Benton PD searching for card fraud suspect

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect behind the fraudulent use of a bank card. 

On January 7, a woman informed Benton police that unauthorized transactions totaling to several hundred dollars had been made from her bank account. However, the victim still had possession of the bank card, and she believed the suspect used the bank card numbers.

The victim stated that transactions occurred at a Benton business on Dec. 17, 2015. 

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or information about the incident contact the BNPD by calling (501) 776-5948 or (501) 315-TIPS.