May 22, 2015
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Local news stories
     Charles Joseph Campbell, Jr. of Yellville has been arrested on charges of first degree sexual assault. He was booked into the Baxter County jail Friday afternoon and is being held on $100,000 ...Read More
     Emergency personnel rescued an individual who fell from a cliff in the area of Lone Rock and Advance in rural Baxter County. First responders were dispatched at approximately 1:15 Friday to the site off Advance Road in ...Read More
        An accident Friday morning at 9:45 involving a Kent Chevrolet courtesy van and a late model sedan at the intersection of US Highway 62/412B and the Sheid Hopper Bypass caused traffic to become backed ...Read More
    A total of 253 will graduate from Mountain Home High School tonight at 8 at Bomber Stadium.     Thirty-seven students will graduate with honors in tonight's commencement ...Read More
    Memorial Day weekend often begins the season for both visitors and locals on Norfork and Bull Shoals Lakes, and this year high water will affect the fun for all.     A wet Spring has both lakes running ...Read More
     For generations, small and often rural community cemeteries have been the final resting place for many citizens of Baxter County, just like many places in this part of the world. Loved ones and descendants of those buried ...Read More
    The Mountain Home School Board approved construction of a new press box at Bomber Stadium and a remodel of the Maintenance Complex at Thursday night's regular monthly meeting.     Construction of the ...Read More
     The Mountain Home City Council met Thursday night in regular session with a rather short agenda and spent the better part of the meeting discussing only two issues brought before them by the Mayor. With all members except ...Read More
    Arkansas' U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Representative Rick Crawford have announced two U.S. Department of Agriculture grants and one loan to three communities in Arkansas.     The three ...Read More
    Two Mountain View men died early Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Mountain View.     According to a report from Trooper Joseph Gilliland of the Arkansas State Police, 26-year-old Matthew ...Read More
     Over 17,000 veterans call the Twin Lakes Area home with over 5,900 residing in Baxter County, according to Baxter County Veterans Service Officer Abbi Chrisler. A combat veteran, Chrisler, who served with the 224th ...Read More
    The deadline to assess personal property is drawing near and Baxter County Assessor Jayme Nicholson is reminding citizens of the June 1 deadline. The deadline is normally May 31, but is being extended due to the deadline ...Read More
     A planned power outage is planned for the Norfork area Thursday afternoon beginning at 3, according to a spokesperson for North Arkansas ELectric Cooperative. The outage, which will last about an hour, will affect 1,800 ...Read More
     The Baxter County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public that 26-year-old Theodore John Cheever, a level 2 registered sex offender has changed addresses and moved to a new location in Baxter County. ...Read More
    The Mountain Home School Board will meet Thursday night at 6 at the Mountain Home Public Schools Administration Building on Rodeo Drive.     The board will recognize the Teacher of the Year recipient, as ...Read More
    The Mountain Home City Council will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 at Council Chambers of the Mountain Home Municipal Building.     The council will hear announcements, bank ...Read More
    The Cotter School Board will meet in regular session Thursday night at 7 at the Cotter High School Administration.     Items on the agenda include: financial reports; Professional Development establishing ...Read More
    The Marion County Library Board of Directors will meet Thursday afternoon at 3:30 at the library. The meeting is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...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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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(GOLETA, Calif.) -- A massive cleanup remained under way on the California shores Friday as a crude-oil slick from a ruptured pipeline covered nearly 10 squares miles of Pacific Ocean and nearly 8 miles of coastline, forcing the closure of beaches and campgrounds just as Memorial Day weekend nears. "There's a lot of wildlife out there," said veterinarian Dr. Christine Fiorelo, who is helping to treat six birds. The oil leak was first reported around noon Tues
KGTV-TV(SAN DIEGO) -- A Navy jet has skidded off a runway during takeoff for a training flight in San Diego, and its pilot was rescued by a civilian boat, a Navy official said. The T-45 Goshawk crashed into the San Diego Bay Friday at around 2:30 p.m. PT, the official said, as it was taking off from Naval Air Station North Island. "The pilot was able to safely eject from the aircraft and is currently being evaluated at a local hospital," read a statement from Naval Air Forces. "Local mariners sa
Metropolitan Police Department(WASHINGTON) -- A newly unsealed arrest affidavit concludes that the quadruple murder inside a DC mansion "required the presence and assistance of more than one person," authorities said. Only one suspect in the murder and ensuing fire has been named publicly. Daron Wint, 34, was arrested Thursday at 11 p.m. on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast Washington, DC Metropolitan Police said. He is charged with first degree felony murder while armed. Members of the Capital A
Courtesy of Omahas Mayor Office(OMAHA, Neb.) -- The chilling audio recorded in moments after an Omaha police officer was shot in the line of duty this week has been released, and it reveals the frantic efforts to get help for the mortally wounded cop. Officer Kerrie Orozco, 29, was shot in the chest just above her bullet proof vest on Wednesday while serving a felony warrant and later died from her injuries at Creighton University Medical Center, police said. "Help an officer! Help an officer!"
flySnow/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Memorial Day Weekend usually conjures up images of backyard parties, beaches and beer. But Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer. It's actually been an official national holiday for over 40 years aimed at remembering those who served in the armed forces. Here is a brief look at the history behind the holiday and how people are expressing the true meaning of Memorial Day through photos on social media. A
Courtesy of Jessica Morales (NAPLES, Fla.) -- Jessica Morales, 18, said she was shocked to open her high school yearbook last week to see what she felt is a racially offensive photo depicting the "border patrol" interacting with students in stereotypical costumes. "It was just really offensive because it kind of belittles the whole issue," Morales told ABC affiliate WFTS-TV in Tampa Bay, Florida, referring to the immigration process that both of her parents are still enduring. The photo, which w
Courtesy Michael Armstrong(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) -- A sea lion walks into a bar.This isn't the set-up to a joke, it happened in real life in Newport Beach, California, last week when a pup waddled in to “grab a beverage,” according to manager Sonia Warner.But the Beach Ball Bar on Balboa Peninsula refused service to the little guy on May 12.“We’re very careful not to serve alcohol to minors and he clearly wasn’t above the drinking age,” Warner joked.The barte
iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Two men from Anaheim, California were arrested Thursday night on terrorism charges, law enforcement sources confirm to ABC News.The arrests -- one at Los Angeles International Airport and the other in Orange County, California -- were carried out by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and are said to be a part of a wide-ranging investigation into men suspected of planning travel abroad to join ISIS. They come at a time when the FBI has warned of an ISIS social media
WJLA(WASHINGTON) — The man accused of murdering a family and their housekeeper inside their D.C. mansion -- before setting it on fire was caught late Thursday night following a multi-state manhunt that stretched from Maryland to New York City."It’s been a very active and busy over 48 hours for us," U.S. Marshal's Commander Robert Fernandez told ABC News.Daron Wint was named a suspect in the murder of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their son Phillip and their housekeeper Veralicia F
iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — “You went to bed and woke up stupid this morning, huh?”That’s what Hashim Fannin said as a would-be carjacker lay flat on the ground with his hands up, a gun pointed squarely to his back.Fannin said he was pulling into a parking spot at the Family Dollar in northwest Atlanta earlier this month when Edgar Horn, 61, slid into his passenger seat and allegedly said, “You know what this is.”That’s when Fannin pulled out a small ha
Metropolitan Police Department(NEW YORK) -- Daron Dylon Wint, the man suspected in a quadruple murder at a Washington, D.C. mansion, was taken into custody Thursday night, police sources said.Wint, 34, was named by Metropolitan Police as the suspect in the murders after his DNA was found on the crust of a Domino's pizza that had been delivered to the house, authorities said.Savvas Savopoulos and his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Phillip, and longtime housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were found d
Metropolitan Police Department(NEW YORK) -- New York City police told ABC News that they have "no reason to believe" that quadruple murder suspect Daron Wint is in New York Thursday evening, even though that was widely believed to be the case earlier in the day. Police have not been able to confirm that Wint, who was named as the suspect in the attack on a family in their Washington, D.C., mansion last week, was ever in New York City despite his girlfriend's claims that he stayed at her apartmen
Courtesy Murphy, Falcon & Murphy(BALTIMORE) -- Three weeks after Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced initial charges against the six police officers involved in the controversial arrest of Freddie Gray, a grand jury has now indicted all six officers. “As our investigation has continued, additional information has been discovered, and as is often the case during an ongoing investigation, charges can and should be revised based upon the evidence,” state’s attorney Mari
aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(OMAHA, Neb.) -- An Omaha police officer was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon while trying to serve a felony warrant to a suspect, according to the Omaha Police Department. Officer Kerrie Orozco, 29, was scheduled to go on maternity leave Thursday to take care of her daughter, Olivia Ruth, born premature in February, according to authorities. Orozco was a 7-year veteran of the department and had worked in the North Gang Suppression Squad since 2012. Omaha Police Chi
Courtesy Murphy, Falcon & Murphy(BALTIMORE) -- All six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday afternoon. Arraignments have been scheduled for July 2.This is a developing story. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.