Little Rock officials have ordered the management at an apartment complex to provide a fire watch team following at number of fires this year.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the fire watch team will consist of three hired people and three off-duty police officers. It is expected be on guard from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. at the Forest Place Apartments on North University Ave.
The apartment complex has seen eight fires, a number of which are suspected arsons, since Feb. 24.
Benton police say Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington has been arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest.
A news release from Benton Police Lt. Kevin Russell says officers called to a Benton restaurant Saturday night by witnesses who said an intoxicated person was getting into a vehicle found Pennington sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot and suspected he was intoxicated.
The release says Pennington became belligerent and was taken to the police department - but was not arrested due to the "unique situation" and was later released to a family member.
Federal authorities say three Arkansans and an Oklahoman have been sentenced in Fort Smith on charges related to a drug-trafficking investigation known as "Operation Great Scott."
US Attorney Conner Eldridge and assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration William Bryant say the four sentenced Tuesday bring to 17 the number of people sentenced in the case.