August 31, 2015
10:17 am
Rain: 7am to 7am: .21"  Month: 3.32”  Year: 42.89"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 81 Low: 67
Local news stories
        The Baxter County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public that a Level 3 Sex Offender is now living in Gassville after being released from prison. A Level 3 Sex Offender is at a high risk to ...Read More
        While Mountain Home Public Schools have seen declining enrollment, it has been good news for the Flippin and Yellville-Summit districts as they've experienced increased student counts through the first ...Read More
        Veteran Arkansas State Police Corporal Clinton Evans has announced his candidacy for the office of Marion County Sheriff on the Republican ticket.     A 1984 graduate of Mountain ...Read More
    A tip to the Baxter County 9-1-1 Center led to the arrest of a rural Mountain Home man on a pair of felony charges out of Christian County, Missouri, on Sunday ...Read More
       During a lengthy session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday, 21 years in prison sentences were imposed by Judge Gordon Webb -- all on ...Read More
 Plea changes in drug and theft cases led to the imposition of more than 20 years in probation time during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court ...Read More
     An Omaha woman, 32 year old Kortnie Ann Evans, has been arrested on charges of sexual assault on a minor and remains behind bars in the Boone County Jail with bond set at $75,000. A press release from the Boone County ...Read More
     Twin Lakes Area residents can expect a rainy Sunday with a chance of thunderstorms, according to Meteorologist Sean Clark from the National Weather Service Office in North Little ...Read More
      The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission has approved a five-year ban on new medium and large hog farms in the Buffalo National River watershed.      The ban approved ...Read More
     Southwest Missouri authorities say a man has been fatally stabbed in a fight over a woman.      Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase says authorities were called Friday night to a home about ...Read More
Here's a look at the top stories of the week on      After months on the run, 38-year-old Christopher John Jenkins' flight from justice came to an end when he was apprehended while hiding in heavy cover Monday ...Read More
    Three men -- all members of the same family -- who were picked up August 10 in a police raid on what has been described as a large indoor marijuana-growing operation, waived their appearances and entered not guilty pleas ...Read More
     A Salem woman is being held in the Howell County Jail after being arrested in Fulton County on felony charges related to a stabbing incident in May at the Ozarks Medical Center. According to a report from Area Wide News, ...Read More
        KY3 anchor Steve Grant is one of three news personnel from Springfield assisting WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, after the shooting of two journalists Wednesday morning.     According ...Read More
    LITTLE ROCK – The cost of a college education can be daunting to parents who are looking for ways to finance the expense.     Laura Connerly, assistant professor of family and consumer economics at the ...Read More
     The Cotter City Council agreed to continue their financial support of the North West Arkansas Economic Development District for 2016 when they met in regular session Thursday evening.      In ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County will host a Cell Phone Question and Answer Session Tuesday afternoon at 4 at the library. The session, with help offered from tech-savy volunteers from the Teen ...Read More
ABC national news
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Southwest Airlines says no one was hurt when two of its planes clipped one another other near a gate at Oakland International Airport Sunday night.“The wing on Southwest Airlines aircraft operating flight number 280 came into contact with the wing of another Southwest aircraft, while pushing back from the gate at Oakland Airport. No customer or employee injuries were reported on either aircraft,” the airline said in a statement lat
In this NOAA handout, Tropical Storm Erika weakens and falls apart over Cuba on Saturday. (NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images)(TAMPA, Fla.) — Tropical Storm Erika may be done, but she’s left behind big rains that are headed for Florida.Residents in the Sunshine State are hoping to stave off any flooding from the heavy rains expected to arrive as soon as Monday. “We have some sandbags already set up, but figured we might need some more, so, not take any chances,” Tamp
National Hurricane Center(HONOLULU) -- Three hurricanes are whirling in the Pacific.Even though it's been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, Ignacio is forecast to hit the Big Island on Monday and Maui on Tuesday.Its maximum sustained winds are at 115 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.Another hurricane of note is Hurricane Jimena, which the NHC said is 1630 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii as of Sunday night. The NHC also said its currently a Category 4 with 145 mph maximum sustained
Chris McGrath/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Renowned neurologist and author of Awakenings Oliver Sacks died on Sunday. He was 82.His assistant, Kate Edgar, told The New York Times the cause was cancer. ABC News was unable to reach Edgar.Sacks, a professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine, announced in February a rare eye tumor had spread to his liver and that he was in the stages of terminal cancer.Sacks is best known for his writing on neurological case histories, including Th
iStock/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- The highest peak in North America is getting a name change.Mt. McKinley is now known by its Koyukon Athabascan name, Denali, in an effort by President Obama to help strengthen ties with Alaskan natives and the government."This designation recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives," said a statement from the White House.The president will formally announce the name change during his trip to Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, and Inte
Jay Paul/Getty Images(ROANOKE, Va.) -- A memorial service was held Sunday to remember two journalists who were tragically killed in Virginia.The Roanoke Valley Symphony Orchestra played solemn songs as many gathered for an interfaith memorial service remembering Adam Ward and Alison Parker who were shot to death live on camera by a former co-worker.The service was held at the Performance Arts Center in Roanoke, Virginia where WDBJ station manager Jeff Marks spoke about the importance of helping
Chris Rogers/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- A California bartender has won the lottery, all thanks to cash he found on the street.After Hubert Tang picked up a $20 bill on the street outside the San Francisco airport Wednesday, he went to a market in San Mateo County, the California State Lottery said.Tang hadn't played the lottery in 10 years, according to the Lottery. But he used the $20 to buy two tickets -- one of which was the lucky winner of the top prize -- $1 million.“I scratched t
Wavebreakmedia Ltd/iStock/ThinkStock(SEATTLE) -- A powerful storm system moved through parts of the northwest Saturday, leaving two dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Washington state.A man was killed in Gig Harbor when a tree fell onto his car as he was driving, ABC affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle reports. His 3-year-old daughter who was with him was uninjured.Gig Harbor Police Chief Kelly Busey described what happened as heart-wrenching.“A father was just taken from their child
iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- South Florida prepares for the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika.After Tropical Storm Erika dissipated over Cuba Saturdy morning, South Floridians prepared for the leftover heavy rain, flooding, and winds.Florida Governor Rick Scott told residents they should stay alert, after declaring a state of emergency on Friday, and he said there's a possibility the storm could regain strength as it makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico."If you look at history, these storms, we s
Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- For deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a Texas gas station Friday, law enforcement was "his calling," his brother-in-law told ABC News.Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff's deputy, was filling up his patrol car at a gas station near Houston when a man approached him from behind and shot him several times, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Goforth, 47, died at the gas station.A 10-year veteran of the department, he became a pol
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Local leaders and residents attended a memorial service on Saturday for the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall.The ceremony took place at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, a mausoleum for the nearly 100 unidentified victims of the storm. Among those in attendance were New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Louisiana Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal."Although the American citizens that lie on this sacred g
MikeLane45/iStock/Thinkstock(PALMDALE, Calif.) -- A California mechanic got a surprise Friday morning when a mountain lion jumped on him as he was opening the shop where he worked.Hank Barkerfelt said the encounter scared him but the animal quickly took off, ABC station KABC-TV reports. It happened at LJ Automotive in Palmdale, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles."I just opened up the shop like I do every morning and she came out from a little cubby-hole we have back there and just stumped me ag
iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Vester Lee Flanagan threatened to hit one of his colleagues when they were on a reporting job years before he fatally shot a reporter and a cameraman this week, his former boss told ABC News.Dan Dennison, the news director at WDBJ-TV when Flanagan worked there, said that everything was going well with his employment for the first two months after he was hired in March 2012. It wasn’t until May of that year that he had his first run-in with a colleague tha
iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Photos from inside the apartment of alleged on-air killer Vester Flanagan show his spare living space.The only hanging decorations were a series of photos from what appeared to be his earlier careers in modeling and television.His refrigerator was covered in 10 sheets of paper, all pictures of himself. One appeared to be a contact sheet with dozens of headshots.The apartment images were provided to ABC News by an agency that exclusively represents the syndicati
ABC News(CONCORD, N.H.) — Owen Labrie was found not guilty of felony sexual assault in a case at St. Paul's School, a prestigious New Hampshire prep school.The jury of nine men and three women delivered a not guilty verdict on the felony sexual assault charge on the second day of deliberations. He was found guilty of four misdemeanors for sexual assault and one felony related to a computer charge.Labrie, now 19, was accused of raping a fellow student in May 2014 at the school in Concord, N