August 27, 2015
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .00"  Month: 2.98”  Year: 42.55"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 83 Low: 61
Local news stories
        MAMMOTH SPRING – About half of the roughly 440 crayfish species native to North America are considered in need of protection, primarily due to the spread of invasive ...Read More
         A recent poll by the Gallup organization found that hunger is declining across the state of Arkansas. The Gallup Healthways Well-Being index survey has been conducted for the past seven years and gauges food ...Read More
    The Izard County Consolidated Show Team recently won numerous awards and cash prizes at the Izard County Fair and Livestock Show. The team - sponsored by Wayne Neal - collected $1,500 in cash awards for Purple Circle winners ...Read More
        The fifth annual Pink for Peitz Benefit Rodeo was held August 14 and 15 at the Mountain Home Saddle Club Arena and raised just over $16,000 for the Peitz Cancer Support House at Baxter Regional Medical ...Read More
         The Cotter City Council will meet in regular session Thursday night at 6 at Cotter City Hall. New business on the agenda includes consideration of continuing financial support for the Northwest ...Read More
        The Bull Shoals City Council will meet Thursday evening at 6:30 at the Council Chambers of City Hall.     Items of old business under consideration will be street improvements and ...Read More
        The Marion County Planning Board will meet on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Annex Courtroom. The meeting is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
        The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding anyone interested in the Bull Shoals Lake Master Play Revision, Draft Environmental Assessment and future management of the lake to submit their comments ...Read More
     The retired U.S. Army Helicopter belonging to the Bull Shoals VFW Hoevel-Barnett Post 1341 briefly took off Wednesday morning as it was lifted back onto its pedestal in front of the VFW building on Highway 178 in downtown ...Read More
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A 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood is loaded on to a transport vehicle after a fatal crash early Wednesday morning on Cannie Baker Road in rural Mountain Home..
        A 22-year-old rural Mountain Home man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning on Cannie Baker Road at the intersection of Windy Drive.     According to a news ...Read More
        The function of the traffic light at the intersection of U.S. Highway 62/412 Business in Mountain Home was restored shortly before 7 a.m., according to the Mountain Home Street ...Read More
Christopher Jenkins
        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 in ...Read More
         Now in its fifth season, the Performing Arts Series of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home was the vision of Dr. Ed Coulter, chancellor emeritus of the school. When the 1600 seat Vada Sheid ...Read More
Billy Dale Eaton
        A dispute between two Izard County men led to the discovery of a large marijuana grow and the arrest of both individuals on drug charges.     According to a news release from Izard ...Read More
         One lane of Highway 178 across the Bull Shoals Dam will be closed Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. to allow U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials to conduct an annual bridge and roadway ...Read More
     A 39-year-old Calico Rock woman is being held in the Izard County Detention Facility on two failure to appear warrants, one a felony and one a misdemeanor. According to a press release from the Izard County Sheriff's ...Read More
         The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently awarded a regional assistance to firefighters grant to four local fire departments in Baxter County.      According to ...Read More
         The Mountain Home School District will be destroying all outdated special education records prior to June 2010. Records are maintained for five years after a student has graduated, dropped out, ...Read More
ABC national news
ABC News(CONCORD, N.H.) -- In the closing arguments Thursday regarding an alleged rape at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school, attorneys for both sides asked jurors to question the credibility of the accuser and the defendant.Owen Labrie, 19, is accused of raping a student in May 2014 at St. Paul's School, in Concord, New Hampshire. He is charged with multiple felonies relating to the encounter and has entered a not guilty plea.The attorney for the defendant, J.W. Carney, challenged jurors t
PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(ROANOKE, Va.) -- The heartbreaking task of getting back to work was the first assignment of the day for the staffers at WDBJ-TV in Virginia.They returned to the news desk a day after two of their colleagues were fatally shot during a live interview."They're doing as well as can be expected," station general manager Jeff Marks told ABC News of his colleagues this morning. "They’re choking back tears and their emotions show, but they’re covering the n
Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Redditor, shareable and butt-dial are among the latest words to join the Oxford English Dictionary, which keeps the definitive record of words that have permeated the English language.Many of the words included in Thursday's quarterly update were popularized on the Internet or are terms spawned from experiences with technology. There's the frustrated gamer who may rage-quit after being stuck too long on a level. Then there is that snackable (short, easy to read) st
Jay Paul/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The father of a Virginia-based reporter slain during a live television segment on Wednesday says he hopes to find purpose in his daughter’s death by pushing for stronger mental health screenings for prospective gun owners.“I’m not going to let this issue drop,” Andy Parker said during an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. “We’ve got to do something about crazy people getting guns.”Parker’s daughter Alison
Stephen Ippolito (GLASTONBURY, Conn.) — A photographer was taken by surprise during a routine session when a seal emerged from the darkness and made an unexpected appearance amidst the backdrop of our Milky Way."I was in shock," Stephen Ippolito of Glastonbury, Connecticut, told ABC News Thursday. "I've never been anywhere near a seal, so I didn’t know how close I could stand next to it."After a couple minutes of thinking what to do, I said, 'Maybe I can get a picture of him under th
iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- A Washington State woman was pulled over and given a ticket after she admitted to breastfeeding while driving, a precarious practice for which she'd been busted before.ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV reports a driver called 911 to report seeing a woman driving with a baby on her lap, and a short time later, state trooper Rocky Oliphant stopped the multitasking mom.It was only then he noted the unidentified 44-year-old was actually breastfeeding her 1-year-old boy. The wo
Justine Quart/ABC News(NEW ORLEANS) -- Sophie Nord couldn’t believe what she saw on TV.The columned two-story Queen Anne home that stood for more than 100 years -- and housed her parent’s restaurant, The Chimneys -- had been reduced to splinters, the historic columns and white shutters thrown about in the wake of Hurricane Katrina."It’s just a complete change of what your life had been -- and you see it in pieces," she said.The building, once a stately society home dubbed the "
Jay Paul/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Andy Parker said his daughter Alison normally called every day.She liked to check in and get her father’s insights on her reports with WDBJ, a CBS affiliate serving the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Virginia television market.Alison didn’t call her father on Wednesday. Instead, he received messages from her co-workers -- frantic, horrible messages.Andy Parker learned later that his daughter and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were fatally shot while filming a live te
Virginia State Police(FAIRFAX, Va.) -- The trail of workplace rage that appears in part to have led a Virginia news reporter to shoot two colleagues Wednesday on live television is meticulously -– even hauntingly -– laid out in a long series of memos filed as part of Vester Lee Flanagan’s lawsuit against his onetime employer, WDBJ.The 167-page file from Roanoke City General District Court documents a series of alleged issues with his former employer -- for whom the victims, Ali
aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(SUNSET, La.) -- A man who allegedly stabbed two people and shot a police officer at a convenience store in southwest Louisiana has been taken into custody, according to state police.The man drove his car to a convenience store in Sunset, Louisiana, and barricaded himself inside, said St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz, who did not identify the man. Officers threw tear gas and stormed the store when the man refused to leave, said Guidroz.The conditions of the offi
aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(SUNSET, La.) --  A shooting in Sunset, Louisiana, left three people injured this afternoon, according to Louisiana state police.A police officer is reportedly among the injured, the state police official told ABC News.This is a developing story.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Virginia State Police(FAIRFAX, Va.) -- The man who authorities said fatally shot a reporter and a cameraman during a live report in Virginia Wednesday morning had taken steps ahead of the attack, according to details from investigators and the 23-page suicide note someone claiming to be him sent to ABC News.According to police, the shooter, Vester Lee Flanagan II, who used the name Bryce Williams on air, died Wednesday afternoon as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot hours after the attack on t
RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) — James Holmes, the convicted gunman in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings, will spend the rest of his life in prison. Holmes stood silently Wednesday in a maroon jail jumpsuit, as Colorado judge Carlos Samour handed down his formal sentence of 12 life terms without parole, plus 3,318 years — the maximum under Colorado state law. Samour acknowledged that some families and survivors of the July 20, 2012 sho
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A man claiming to be Bryce Williams called ABC News over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story, and wanted to fax information. He never told ABC News what the story was.On Wednesday morning, a fax was in the machine (time stamped 8:26 a.m.) almost two hours after the shooting. A little after 10 a.m., he called again, and introduced himself as Bryce, but also said his legal name was Vester Lee Flanagan, and that he shot two people Wednesday morn
Virginia State Police(FAIRFAX, Va.) — The ex-reporter who was named as the suspect in an on-air shooting Wednesday morning has died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a local sheriff confirmed.Vester Lee Flanagan, who is known professionally as Bryce Williams, died at a Fairfax, Virginia hospital at about 1:30 p.m., about seven hours after he shot two of his former colleagues.The Virginia State Police reported that at 11:30 a.m. they spotted his vehicle and tried to pull him ov