February 11, 2016
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .00"  Month: .28”  Year: 1.52"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 50  Low: 23
 
Local news stories
    Residents of the Twin Lakes Area who saw smoke Wednesday evening and wondered where the fire was, now have an answer.     The smoke's origin is from a wildfire that is burning between Witts Spring and ...Read More
    KTLO's Bob Knight interviewed the candidates for the District 10 District Court judgeship this week on KTLO 97.9 FM.     District 10 will cover Baxter and Marion counties as recently passed legislation ...Read More
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mountain Home Project Office and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have announced prescribed burns will be conducted on Corps' land surrounding Norfork and Bull Shoals ...Read More
    Mountain Home Public Schools celebrated National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), last week as a way to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional ...Read More
   The Baxter County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 60-year-old Mountain Home woman on charges related to the theft of narcotics from a woman she had been taking care of in her capacity as a nurse’s aid.    Sheriff ...Read More
     The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 2 Registered Sex Offender has changed addresses and moved to a new location in Baxter County.     According to a news release ...Read More
    A Missouri man who operated Rob's Auction Service in Mountain Home was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a bench warrant for theft, according to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery.     41-year-old Robert ...Read More
    Bull Shoals Mayor David Hotchkiss has called a special meeting of the City Council for Wednesday afternoon at 3 at the Bull Shoals City Hall.     The meeting is open to the ...Read More
     The Cotter Volunteer Fire Department has issued a burn ban for the city of Cotter. Cotter Fire Chief David Guist says the ban is being issued due to high wind and dry conditions and applies to all outdoor burning in the ...Read More
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James Richard Johnson, 23
     The second suspect in the January 14th armed robbery of a liquor store in Summit has turned himself in to Marion County law enforcement. Twenty-three-year-old James Richard Johnson of the Summit area faces charges of ...Read More
     Five Mountain Home High School Band students have been named to the Arkansas All-State Honor Band. The students were selected based on competitive audtions held Saturday at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. ...Read More
    Scouts from the Twin Lakes Area Boy and Cub Scout troops will be scouring Mountain Home neighborhoods for food on Saturday.     The search is the conclusion of the annual Scouting for Food campaign that ...Read More
    The Schliemann Center for Women's Health Education will host a Learning Session on Thursday morning from 10 to 11.     The program will feature Jean Gaylord, Program Director of Baxter Regional Medical ...Read More
     Local teenagers are invited to join the Teen Writers and Illustrators Club at the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County. The club meets Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon to write, draw, edit and share creative ...Read More
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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
ABC national news
Matt Mills McKnight/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Four members of a militia group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon surrendered to the FBI Thursday, one day after authorities moved into the property.The FBI said in a press release that the four occupiers -- Sean Larry Anderson, Sandra Lynn Anderson, Jeff Wayne Banta and David Lee Fry -- were bought into custody without incident. No one was injured and no shots were fired, the FBI said.The night before, the occupiers anno
Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The Orion space capsule is expected one day to carry astronauts to Mars, but for now, NASA is busy getting the vessel ready for its first big exploration mission to the moon.The conical-shaped Orion crew module pressure vessel arrived at Florida's Kennedy Space Center this month from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana. The pressure vessel is about 500 pounds lighter and has fewer parts than Orion had when it blasted off on its first test fligh
File photo. (iStock Editorial/Thinkstock)(ABINGDON, Md.) -- The Harford County Sheriff's Office has identified the two officers killed in Abingdon, Maryland, on Wednesday as Senior Deputies Mark Logsdon and Patrick Dailey.Dailey was a 30-year veteran of the force; Logsdon, a 16-year one.According to Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler, Dailey was a former Marine who was assigned to court services. He is survived by his girlfriend, mother and two sons. Logsdon was an Army veteran who is survived b
Courtesy Rice Family(CLEVELAND) -- The estate of Tamir Rice will not be required to pay a $500 ambulance bill for which the city of Cleveland, Ohio, had filed a claim in court.Cleveland officials said on Thursday that the bill had been automatically generated and that the claim has now been closed.Rice was shot dead by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014 while he was holding a toy gun. Cleveland officials said Rice's estate had requested, as legally required, a billing statement for all
ABC News (NEW YORK) — Passengers who were on board the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas cruise ship are back on solid ground.Passenger Peter Aloupis said it felt "exactly" like being in a washing machine when the ship started listing, or tilting, because of the intense winds and turbulent weather."We were on the third floor with an ocean view and we literally saw Dory swimming by," Aloupis said Thursday, referencing the Disney cartoon character.The Bahamas-bound ship had to turn around a
ROB KERR/AFP/Getty Images(BURNS, Ore.) — Armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon have said they will turn themselves in Thursday morning, ending a more than month-long standoff.On Wednesday night, the FBI released a statement saying they had surrounded the remaining occupiers.According to the agency, one of the occupiers rode an ATV outside the barricades established by the militia. When the FBI tried to approach the driver, he sped back, they said.The FBI said th
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The FBI has surrounded the remaining occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, the bureau said in a statement Wednesday night.According to the agency, one of the occupiers rode an ATV outside the barricades established by the militia. When the FBI tried to approach the driver, he sped back, they said.The FBI said that it has secured barricades both in front of and behind where the occupiers are camping.The bureau said negotiations continue.&ldquo
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(BAYONNE, New Jersey) --  The Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was rocked by stormy weather arrived back in New Jersey Wednesday night, where it is expected to be inspected by the Coast Guard.The Anthem of the Seas arrived in Bayonne, New Jersey around 9 p.m.The ship, which left from the same port on Saturday and was due to head out on a week-long cruise to the Bahamas, was supposed to arrive sooner after the captain made the decision to turn around, but that arri
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Vincent Van Gogh once said, “I’m not an adventurer by choice but by fate.”Now the Art Institute of Chicago is launching an interactive experience that will allow you to live out your own artistic adventure just like the painter.With the help of Airbnb, you can stay in an exact replica of Van Gogh’s famous “The Bedroom” from his beloved “Yellow House” for just $10 a night. The masterpiece was created to celebr
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hundreds of manatees have gathered together in a Florida spring to escape the winter chill, drawing scores of visitors.While there are believed to be more than 1,000 manatees currently gathered in Kings Bay, the headwaters of the Crystal River in Florida, most of the animals are crowded together in a one acre-area of the 60-acre bay known as Three Sisters Springs, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official.For decades, hundreds of manatees have swum to
iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) --  Two Maryland police officers died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a shootout with a suspect, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.“It is with great sadness that I tell you that both deputies that were shot earlier today have succumbed to their injuries,” Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler said on Wednesday.The two sheriff’s deputies were responding to a call at a shopping center in Abingdon, Maryland, when they were f
Ramin Talaie/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --  The Justice Department has filed a federal lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, after the city rejected a deal that would have brought sweeping changes to its embattled police department, which allegedly engaged in "racially discriminatory policing."The lawsuit, announced Wednesday by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, alleges a pattern or practice of law enforcement conduct that violates the First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as federal c
Ramin Talaie/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice has announced a federal lawsuit against the city of Ferguson regarding policing there.Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the details in a press conference Wednesday evening.The City of Ferguson said it is aware of news reports about the expected suit and had no further comment at that time. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement(WASHINGTON) -- Floridian Ralph Soles, 74, said he was caught transporting methamphetamine into New Zealand two years ago. He was arrested and spent the next 18 months in custody, he said, eventually gaining his release on appeal.“I lost a lot,” Soles said. “When I came home, I didn’t have a home. I didn’t have a home to go home to.”The Lakeland, Florida, resident is one of dozens of elderly U.S. citizens who’ve be
ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is considering a possible investigation into events surrounding the storm that rocked a cruise ship off the Carolina coast and forced it to turn around.Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Anthem of the Seas left New Jersey on Saturday headed for a week-long trip to the Bahamas, but abandoned its course Monday after experiencing hurricane-force winds and waves reaching 40 feet on Sunday.Now, after receiving a re