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Cedar Rapids man arrested for Walford bank robbery

WALFORD, Iowa — A Cedar Rapids man surrendered to Linn County Deputies Friday morning in connection to a bank robbery Wednesday in Walford. Jonathan Hefflefinger is now charged with second-degree robbery for allegedly robbing the Central State Bank off Highway 151. Authorities on Wednesday said no weapon was displayed during...
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Arkansas Online

Former Bentonville daycare worker gets probation for sexually assaulting child

BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers man avoided a jury trial and was placed on 10 years of state supervised probation after admitting to sexually assaulting a child at a daycare. Nathan Jack Clemons, 27, pleaded guilty to sexual assault under a plea agreement Kimberly Weber, his attorney, reached with Sarah Phillips, deputy prosecutor. Phillips was charged with sexually assaulting three children, but the charges related to two of the children were dismissed in exchange for Clemons' guilty plea.
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Cedar Rapids man arrested in connection to Walford bank robbery

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - A 21-year old man has been arrested in connection to a bank robbery in Walford Wednesday. Jonathan Hefflefinger, 21, of Cedar Rapids, surrendered himself to Linn County Deputies and was taken into custody at the Linn County Correctional Center. That bank robbery happened at the...
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Channel 6000

New COVID cases in 34 Oregon counties, projections decline

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Though new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in 34 of Oregon’s 36 counties in the Friday report, the Oregon Health Authority said new modeling projects daily cases and hospitalizations to decline. Another 22 people died from the coronavirus, OHA officials said, bringing the cumulative total to...
Arkansas Online

Robbery suspect from Springdale held on $500,000 bond

BENTONVILLE -- A local judge set a $500,000 cash bond for a man who failed to report to jail in February after his bond was revoked. Judge Robin Green presided Thursday over a bond hearing for Jarren Brown, who was arrested in December 2019 in connection with an armed robbery.

Pair of sessions for info on Benton County justice plan

Residents interested in Benton County’s justice improvement plan will have a pair of opportunities to hear virtual briefings on the issue on Monday. The League of Women Voters of Corvallis is hosting a forum from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To join the Zoom meeting go to, use the meeting ID 830 2419 4055 and the passcode LWV. Community members also can call in at 1-206 337 9723, with the same meeting ID and the passcode 021510.

BFHD announces an additional 34 local deaths from COVID due to backlog

TRI-CITIES -- The Benton-Franklin Health District announced 34 deaths from coronavirus in the Tri-Cities area due to a backlog of cases from the Department of Health. This recent report states that there were 12 recent deaths due to COVID in the Tri-Cities area. However, an additional 22 deaths were announced from the region due to a backlog within the Department of Health between the dates of July 6 and September 5.

OHA: Two Benton County residents added to Oregon's COVID-19 death toll

Two Benton County residents have been added to Oregon’s COVID-19 death toll, according to the Oregon Health Authority. The individuals were part of 46 new deaths initially announced in Wednesday’s pandemic update from the agency. Details about the Benton County residents weren’t available on Thursday afternoon. An OHA spokesman, contacted...

Benton County passes 50% vaccination mark for 12+

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — More than half the people in Benton County age 12 and older have been vaccinated, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. The number was first released on the ADH's COVID-19 dashboard. According to the dashboard, 50.1% of the county is fully vaccinated. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders have...

Homicide investigation: Body of Pasco man, 33, found off Bateman Road

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — A man turned up dead off the side of a road in Benton County on Tuesday. Now county authorities believe another person killed him, making this a homicide case. “Detectives are now investigating this case as a homicide,” the Benton County Sheriff’s Office posted to Facebook,...
Tri-City Herald

600+ new COVID cases in Tri-Cities area in 2 days this week

Tri-Cities hospitals continued to be overwhelmed this week, with nearly a third of all admitted patients being treated for COVID-19. Just over 28% — or 115 of the 404 hospitalized patients on Thursday — in the four Tri-Cities area hospitals in the Tri-Cities and Prosser were COVID-related patients, according to the Benton Franklin Health District.
Lovely County Citizen

Motorcycle rider dies in accident

An Avoca man was killed early Sunday morning after he lost control of his motorcycle on U.S. Highway 62 west of Eureka Springs. Wesley L. Matthews, 51, was riding a 2005 Victory Vegas eastbound east of the Benton County Line at 3:37 a.m. when he lost control and went off the south side of the highway, according to an Arkansas State Police report written by Trooper Jacob Graham. Matthews was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in a ravine south of the highway.
Log Cabin Democrat

Sheriff program recovers over $101,000

A program put in place to recover fines and fees from Arkansas Department of Corrections inmates has returned $101,766.53 to the county, the Quorum Court’s Courts and Public Safety Committee heard Tuesday night. In a presentation by Faulkner County Sheriff’s office Fiscal Officer Angie Wooley, justices heard how the state...

Proposed maps shake up who represents Marshall County

Significant changes in the first draft of new state legislative and congressional maps affects who will represent the people of Marshall County in political office. The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency released a first draft of district maps on Thursday. The new maps take effect with the elections in 2022. Iowa...