Benton County

Long-Time Benton County Fire Official Pleads Guilty to Child Porn
A former Benton County Fire District 1 captain will spend three years in a Federal prison over child porn pictures found on his computer.
63-year-old Jeffrey K. Ripley was arrested in the summer of 2016, after Ripley's online behavior attracted the attention of child porn law enforcement officer…
Dangerous Psychological Suspect Captured by Sheriff’s Monday
The search for a potentially violent and dangerous suspect who suffers from mental disorders is over, after Benton County Sheriff's captured him early Monday morning.
47-year-old Jared M. Dickinson had been sought by Sheriff's and police in Benton County on warrants and trespassing charges.…
Proposed County Pot Law Would Could Force Medical Grows Indoors
Benton County Commissioners have proposed a new ordinance that would require medical marijuana grows to make some significant adjustments.
The new ordinance would require medical marijuana growing operations to be conducted where they cannot be seen or smelled by neighbors, including schools...
Benton County Fire District 1 Mulling EMS Levy to Get 2 Ambulances
Benton County Fire District 1 is considering asking the citizens who live or are served inside it's boundaries to pass a levy that would be used to purchase and staff two ambulance units.
According to information released Tuesday, officials say EMS response times are often too long because somet…

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