May 27, 2015
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RAIN:  7AM to 7AM:  .44"    Month:  8.93”    Year:  27.40"   |  TEMPS:  High: 80  Low: 60
 
Local news stories
         Mountain Home Public Schools honored 17 retirees, including nine teachers, six staff members, a principal and Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Myers, at a reception held Tuesday afternoon at Dunbar ...Read More
      Mountain Home builder Dale Lee was honored recently by the Twin Lakes Home Builders Association for 50 years of service to the organization and the community.       The 82-year-old ...Read More
     The Baxter County Budget Committee will meet on Wednesday afternoon in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse.      This meeting will begin immediately following the Personnel ...Read More
     Two Izard County residents are being held without bond in the Izard County jail following their recent arrests on separate contempt of court charges. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says a drug test revealed 22 year ...Read More
     The Baxter County Personnel Committee will meet on Wednesday afternoon at 4 in the third floor conference room of the courthouse. On the agenda will be considering a jail nurse, discussions of weapons in the courthouse, ...Read More
     Circuit Court Judge Shawn Womack of Mountain Home announced Tuesday he will be seeking a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court in the 2016 election. Womack made his announcement at a 12:30 p.m. press conference in Little ...Read More
     The meeting of the Flippin City Council scheduled for Tuesday night at 6 has been cancelled. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
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        Two Baxter County men were arrested after a 19-year-old Kendra Adams was kidnapped from the Walmart parking lot Monday night in Mountain Home. ...Read More
     The public is invited to an announcement by Circuit Judge Shawn Womack regarding his statewide campaign during the 2016 election Tuesday evening at 5:15 on the steps of the Baxter County Courthouse. ...Read More
    A pair of Harrison residents were injured in a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in Taney County.     According to a report from Trooper B. Hall of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, both 61-year-old ...Read More
    Michael Schwarz of Conway will be the guest speaker at this month's Baxter County Historical Society meeting, slated for Tuesday evening at 6 in the Knox Room of the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter ...Read More
    A one-vehicle crash in Howell County sent a West Plains man to Ozarks Medical Center early Sunday morning.     According to a report by Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper J.D. Wheeler, 25-year-old ...Read More
     The 3R BAZAAR -- which stands for Recycling, Reduce and Reuse -- is slated for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Baxter Day Service Center at 1631 Leo Davis Drive in Mountain Home.      The ...Read More
     The Flippin School Board will meet in regular monthly session on Tuesday evening at 7 at the Flippin Public Schools Administration Building.      Items on the agenda include approval of ...Read More
     The Baxter County Planning Board will meet Tuesday morning at 11 in the 3rd floor conference room of the Baxter County Courthouse. Items on the agenda include continued discussion of building codes and a lot split ...Read More
    The Reppell Diabetes Learning Center will host a cooking class entitled: Taste of Healthy: Spice of Life, conducted by Jan Halligan, RD, LD, CDE on Wednesday morning at 11.     The class focuses on low ...Read More
    The fourth annual Hackler Healthy Kids 5k for Hackler Intermediate School students, their families and those promoting health is set for Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Packet pickup and race day registration begins at ...Read More
    The House of Crowns Ultimate Summer Pageant is set for Sunday afternoon at 2 at Flippin High School. The pageant is open for ages 0 through 100, and has division in beauty and theme wear.     An award ...Read More
    A free "Lunch and Learn" program featuring renowned expert on aging Dr. David Lipschitz is slated for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at Baxter Regional Medical Center's Lagerborg Dining Room.     The program ...Read More
     The Baxter Day Service Center Board of Directors will meet Tuesday afternoon at 4 at 1631 Leo Davis Drive. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
    A day after a tornado warning, the Twin Lakes Area is expecting another round of storms Monday night, but meteorologist Jeff Hood of the National Weather Service in Little Rock doesn't expect a large tornadic threat in Northern ...Read More
Listen: right-click to download mp3          ...that was the Mountain Home Brass Ensemble from Mountain Home High School under the direction of Tom Chentnik opening the annual ...Read More
     A Mt. Pleasant man, 43 year old Mark Eugene Smith, who has been held in the Izard County jail since early January, now faces additional felony charges, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The sheriff Smith ...Read More

     Traffic in the area of Pioneer Trail, U. S. Highway 62 East and the bypass near Wal-Mart in Mountain Home was rerouted for nearly two hours Tuesday afternoon.  A spokesperson from the Mountain Home Police Department said crews were repairing a gas leak. 

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File photo. (iStock/Thinkstock)(HOUSTON) -- Floodwaters that inundated Houston, bringing the city to a standstill, were blamed Tuesday for at least five deaths, and statewide, the disaster claimed at least 12 lives, authorities said Tuesday.Houston Mayor Annalise Parker did not identify the fatalities, but said that two were found inside vehicles and another was found in a bayou and police suspect that the individual suffered from a heart attack while trying to push their vehicle.A fourth person
Brandon Burchett(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- Fort Lauderdale City Manager called Memorial Day's beach bounce house incident "a freak act of nature that no one could have prepared for or predicted.""The change in weather was sudden and severe," the statement from City Manager Lee Feldman said. "An intense water spout came ashore rapidly and without warning bringing forceful winds that meteorologists have estimated were between 65 and 85 miles per hour. Its powerful unpredictable path knocked down s
Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation(TANEY COUNTY, Mo.) -- A Missouri fisherman who caught a record-setting 65-pound striped bass earlier this month quickly found out he needed more than just a strong line to reel the fish in.Lawrence Dillman of Rockaway Beach, Missouri hooked the giant striped bass on Bull Shoals Lake near the Arkansas border on May 21 using just a rod and reel, the Missouri Department of Conservation said Tuesday in a news release.Dillman used a 20-pound line and a min
Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation(TANEY COUNTY, Mo.) -- A Missouri fisherman who caught a record-setting 65-pound bass earlier this month quickly found out he needed more than just a strong line to reel the fish in.Lawrence Dillman of Rockaway Beach, Missouri hooked the giant striped bass on Bull Shoals Lake near the Arkansas border on May 21 using just a rod and reel, the Missouri Department of Conservation said Tuesday in a news release.Dillman used a 20-pound line and a minnow to c
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Amtrak announced on Tuesday that it will install new inward-facing video cameras in its new fleet of electric locomotives in service along the Northeast Corridor by the end of the year following a deadly derailment earlier this month in Philadelphia that killed 8 people.Installation will first occur in 70 ACS-64 electric locomotives that will power all Northeast Regional and long-distance trains between Washington, New York and Boston, as well as
chayathonwong/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Yes, texters rejoice. WTF is now a real word -- and so are some 1,700 other entries the editors at Merriam-Webster just added to their unabridged dictionary.Photobombing, while still a culturally-questionable way to ruin a family portrait, is now in the book. So are all the picture memes exchanged between co-workers, and those other emails that are NSFW. In more contentious, less playful realms of online culture, additions included anonymous dark
Ricky Rhodes/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Days after protests over a police shooting verdict rocked Cleveland, the Justice Department reached a settlement with the city over police conduct that has shown a “pattern and practice” of unnecessary force. The settlement comes after a Cleveland patrolman was acquitted Friday for his role in the fatal shootings of two unarmed black people in 2012.Announcing the agreement, Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta said, “Today, Cleveland
Ricky Rhodes/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Just days after protests over a police shooting verdict rocked Cleveland, sources say the Justice Department has reached a settlement with the city over police conduct that has shown a “pattern and practice” of unnecessary force. The settlement comes after a Cleveland patrolman was acquitted Friday for his role in the fatal shootings of two unarmed black people in 2012. The Justice Department, now led by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, is expe
KVUE(SAN ANTONIO) -- A missing mother of two made a frantic phone call to her sister as deadly floodwaters inundated Texas over the weekend. Julie Shields said her sister Laura McComb had been in touch with her Saturday night when the rain started pouring down in Wimberley, a river town between Austin and San Antonio. Laura and her husband, Jonathan McComb, had come with their 4- and 6-year-old children as part of a bigger group of friends from Corpus Christi who wanted to spend Memorial Day Wee
iStock/Thinkstock(MORGANZA, Md.) -- Here's one way to bug your teachers. Seniors at Chopticon High School in Maryland left a mark on their school in more ways than one -- in 72,000 ways to be exact. A group decided their senior prank would be to release 72,000 ladybugs to freely roam the hallways, according to the St. Mary’s County’s Sheriff’s Office. Five suspects wearing masks and hoodies forced open the school’s back door around 3:40 a.m. on May 20 and spread the ladyb
WGNO(NEW ORLEANS) -- James Bennett Jr., the 45-year-old New Orleans police officer shot dead in his cruiser this weekend, had over 15 years’ experience in law enforcement. "Bennett was a former member of the JPSO [Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office] Reserve Division from April 2000 until March of 2006," the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "He went full-time in the Second District Patrol Division for a short time, returning back into the Reserves in October 2006. In Ma
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A body found in New York's Hudson River over the weekend has been identified as 46-year-old Vincent Viafore, the man who disappeared after kayaking with his fiancee last month, and indictments against the fiancee for second-degree murder and manslaughter have been handed up, Orange County, New York, District Attorney David Hoovler said on Tuesday.New York State Police said on Saturday that a body was pulled from the river near West Point and was taken to the Orange County M
ABC News(ROCKVILLE, Md.) -- The Maryland parents who were charged with child neglect over their "free range parenting" style have been cleared of a second of three charges against them.Child Protective Services of Montgomery County, Maryland, changed the ruling on a Dec. 20 incident from "unsubstantiated neglect" to having charges "ruled out," the attorney for Alexander and Danielle Meitiv told ABC News Tuesday."This ruling confirms that we never exposed our children to a ‘substantial risk
Fuse/Thinkstock(GRAND FORKS, N.D.) -- Two people were killed, including the gunman, and one person was injured in a shooting at a Walmart early Tuesday morning, police confirmed.Grand Forks police officers were dispatched to the scene a little after 1:04 a.m. following a report of gunshots. After arriving, they found multiple people hurt inside the store and were immediately transported to Altru Hospital for treatment. The Grand Forks Police Department told ABC News they will not release the nam
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- One of the most mysterious pieces of evidence in the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting case will be further revealed when the trial of James Holmes enters its fifth week.The now-infamous notebook with the words "James Holmes" and "My Life" written on the front cover, has been a huge controversy in the case since the beginning.There have been intense arguments in the past three years as to whether the notebook should be admitted into evidenc