February 10, 2016
12:43 am
Rain: 7am to 7am: .00"  Month: .28”  Year: 1.52"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 40  Low: 27
Local news stories
Jacob Eakes, 23
     The Marion County Sheriff's Office and Flippin Police Department now have one suspect in custody in connection with the January 14th armed robbery of a liquor store in Summit. ...Read More
   The Flippin Fire Department has issued a burn ban for the incorporated city of Flippin due to high wind and low humidity. According to a news release from Flippin Fire Chief Glenn Chapman, this burn ban includes any outdoor burning ...Read More
Nicholas Roos
        Baxter County Circuit Judge Gordon Webb ruled Tuesday morning that the probable cause affidavits and other information in the cases of three people charged with killing an elderly Midway couple in ...Read More
    A three-vehicle accident involving a Valley Springs Public Schools' bus sent two people to the hospital, but no students were injured in the accident early Monday morning.     The Harrison Daily Times ...Read More
     The Performing Arts Series of Arkansas State University - Mountain Home will present a special Valentine's Day showing of one of the most well-known love stories ever written - Romeo and Juliet - produced by one of the ...Read More
    LITTLE ROCK — Leaving things half-done often yields lackluster results, but in the case of hinge cuts, an unfinished job can be excellent for wildlife.     The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says hinge ...Read More
     The Marion County Quorum Court will meet in regular session on Tuesday night at 6.      Items on the agenda include reports from the County Treasurer, Assessor, E-911 Office, Planning ...Read More
    The regular monthly meeting of the Briarcliff City Council will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 at the Briarcliff Clubhouse.     The meeting is open to the public.     WebReadyTM ...Read More
    A Horseshoe Bend man remains jailed in the Izard County Detention Center after his arrest last week on child sex charges.     According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 51-year-old Melvin Frances ...Read More
    Emergency personnel are responding to a vehicle accident with injuries on State Highway 5 North near the watertower. Further information is not available at this point, but drivers should use caution when traveling in the area ...Read More
    Randall Woodward of Mountain Home was sentenced to 10 years in prison during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday after admitting that he had violated the terms and conditions of his probation, causing him to wash ...Read More
    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be making changes to stocking of fish on Lake Norfork and Bull Shoals Lake in 2016.     The biggest change will involve striped bass (stripers) and hybrid ...Read More
     The Twin Lakes Area will play host to a unique national fishing tournament, the Bassmaster Elite, at the end of April and the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce is looking for many volunteers to help make the event a ...Read More
     Members of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Mountain Home High School competed in the District 6 Conference held Friday at ASU - Mountain Home. Mountain Home High School teacher and FBLA Advisor Sherry ...Read More
     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close one lane of Highway 178 across Bull Shoals Dam on Tuesday morning from 8 until 11:30 to remove hatch covers for refurbishment.      The closure has ...Read More
    The Yellville-Summit School Board will meet in regular monthly session Monday evening at 5 at the Yellville-Summit Administrative Building.     The board will hear monthly budget and financial reports, an ...Read More
    The Mountain Home Planning Commission will not meet Monday due to the lack of an agenda.         WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
    The Baxter Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a Winter White Linen Sale on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Lagerborg Dining Room at BRMC. The hours of the event on Tuesday are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on ...Read More
ABC national news
Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- The fate of Adnan Syed -- the man at the center of Serial -- now rests in the hands of a retired Baltimore City judge, who says he will make a decision about whether or not Syed gets a new trial in the coming weeks.Syed, a convicted killer, has spent 16 years in prison, after the state says he killed his former high school classmate Hae Min Lee. The pair had dated. Lee was found strangled in Leakin Park in 1999.“I am proud
Courtesy Sean Ferguson(NEW YORK) -- The captain of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was rocked by terrifying, hurricane-force winds off the coast of the Carolinas Sunday told passengers that the forecast wasn't "anything near what we actually experienced.""What we experienced yesterday, that was something very special," Anthem of the Seas' ship master Claus Andre Andersen said in a video produced by Royal Caribbean on Monday. "I honestly have not seen a low pressure that was not forecasted,
Nashville Fire Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A fire sparked from a hoverboard destroyed a Tennessee mansion last month, fire officials said, spreading so quickly that a 16-year-old girl had to jump from a second-story window into her father's arms.On the evening of Jan. 9, two teenagers hid upstairs in their Nashville home after hearing noises coming from the first floor, unaware that they were coming from a Fiturbo F1 hoverboard that had burst into flames, the Nashville Fire Department said i
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Lithium ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and cameras –- but if handled improperly, they also have the power to potentially bring down a plane.Following a series of disquieting tests, the FAA on Tuesday issued a safety alert warning airlines that transporting these batteries as cargo carries the “risk of a catastrophic hull loss.”Lithium ion battery fires can lead to a “catastrophic explosion,” which fires suppression systems
Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Top U.S. leaders laid out the major worldwide threats facing the United States at Tuesday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing -- including homegrown terrorism and North Korea's nuclear program."It's a very accurate litany of doom," said Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) during the testimony by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, and Marine Corps Lt. General Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.Here are some of the highlig
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission(LOXAHATCHEE, Fla.) -- A man was arrested Monday for allegedly tossing a live alligator through the drive-thru window of a Wendy's restaurant in Loxahatchee, Florida, according to Palm Beach County officials and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Joshua Douglas James, 23, of Jupiter, Florida, allegedly admitted to officials that he picked up the American alligator on the side of a road and later threw it from his white pickup tr
Police Handout(LAUDERHILL, Fla.) -- A 22-year-old man clad in a bright red bucket hat went on a bizarre and violent crime spree in Lauderhill, Florida, on Sunday morning, injuring two, police said.Jovaughn Walker stole a vehicle, attacked an elderly man with a metal rod at a gas station, then drove to a market and attacked a clerk with a replica samurai sword before he was taken into custody, police said."I've been in law enforcement for 32 years now and I've never encountered anything this biza
Rick Armstrong/National Aviary (PITTSBURGH) -- A baby sloth was recently flown on a private jet from a breeder in Florida to his new home at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.The 3-month-old Linnaeus sloth "enjoyed the flight very much," National Aviary marketing coordinator Laura Smith told ABC News Tuesday. "It was smooth sailing."The tiny sloth, who's only 10-inches tall and weighs just two pounds, is already adjusting well "to his newfound stardom as the Aviary's newest (and ar
WLS-TV(CHICAGO) -- The father of a young woman who was struck in the head by a stray bullet in Chicago Friday has spoken out about his daughter's tragic shooting, saying he warned her not to move to the Windy City.Aaren O'Connor, 25, moved from California to Chicago just over a year ago for a new job and to be with her boyfriend."I pleaded with her when she told me she was going to go to Chicago. I said there are much safer places for you to be," Aaren's father, David O'Connor, told ABC owned st
Jessica Sheridan(NEW YORK) -- One passenger on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was rocked by hurricane-force winds said she was afraid for her life as the boat tipped side to side and she lay in bed shaking.Guests on the Anthem of the Seas ship were asked to stay in their rooms Sunday as wind gusts topped 76 miles per hour and 40-foot waves battered the ship. No one was seriously injured.The ship is sailing back to port in New Jersey in the wake of the turbulent weather off the coast of the
WMAR(BLACKSBURG, Va.) -- A friend of the 13-year-old Virginia girl who was allegedly abducted and murdered last month said the teen had told her about an older "boyfriend" before she went missing.Nicole Lovell, 13, was found dead four days after going missing in late-January and Virginia Tech students David Eisenhauer, 18, and Natalie Keepers, 19, have since been arrested and charged in connection to the case.A friend of Lovell's told ABC News that Nicole had showed her pictures of "her boyfrien
Tompkins County Jail(ITHACA, N.Y.) — A Cornell University fraternity president accused of attempted rape and sexual abuse was released from custody Tuesday, but a Cornell representative told ABC News the student is not allowed on campus, where he lives.Wolfgang Ballinger, 21, a member of Psi Upsilon's Chi Chapter at Cornell, did not appear in court Tuesday. No evidence was presented. A grand jury is set to decide whether to indict him.Ballinger was charged with first-degree attempted rape,
iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Lawyers trying to get a new trial for Adnan Syed, the convicted killer at the center of hit podcast “Serial,” and the state attorneys who are hoping to keep him behind bars are making their closing arguments Tuesday after resting their respective cases in Syed's bid for a retrial. Syed’s lawyers -- C. Justin Brown and Christopher Nieto -- and members of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office will wrap up Tuesday before retired Baltimore Cit
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama announced Tuesday a new Cybersecurity National Action Plan to help combat what the president calls one of the most important challenges the U.S. faces.The plan calls for more than $19 billion for cybersecurity, with $3.1 billion going toward updating the government’s old computer system.“The Social Security Administration uses systems and code from the 1960s,” Obama wrote in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. “No successf
Blacksburg Police Department(NEW YORK) — The father of a 13-year-old girl allegedly murdered by a Virginia Tech student said he "bet she fought like a wildcat," according to a new interview.David Lovell, the father of Nicole Lovell, made the comments to Dr. Phil McGraw in an interview set to air Wednesday.“I bet she fought like a wildcat," David Lovell said. "I mean she’s my kid. I know she fought like a wildcat.”Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer allegedly was "acqua