August 3, 2015
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .00"  Month: .00”   Year: 39.57"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 92  Low: 70
 
Local news stories
        A 61-year-old convicted felon offered a ride to a Mountain Home couple, which led to the kidnap and rape of a 39-year-old woman late Friday night.     Ronald K. ...Read More
        A late night incident where shots were fired inside a home on Wilderness Point Road in Henderson led to the arrest of a Mountain Home man. ...Read More
     The Auxiliary Services Department at Mountain Home Public Schools is working to make sure all the district's facilities are ready for students to return in less than two weeks.      Director of ...Read More
    If you'’re noticing more wasps around your home, you’'re definitely not alone. Twin Lakes Area residents are seeing an increase in the sometimes troubling insects.     Local beekeeper James Rhein, who is a ...Read More
     Clint Douglas Sigmin of Gassville made a first appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a not guilty plea to a long string of drug-related charges.      According to court ...Read More
    An industrial accident at the Claridge plant in Harrison resulted in the death of 59-year-old Marvin Estes.     According to KY3 in Springfield, Harrison Police Chief Paul Woodruff says Estes' right leg ...Read More
    Norfork's Arrie Goforth Elementary will have open registration for new students entering kindergarten through sixth grade on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents need to bring current shot records, social security card, ...Read More
    The Marion County Quorum Court has slated a special meeting for Tuesday evening at 6 to declare two vacancies in office, and have a presentation from the bonding company. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
    The next "Try Something New Night" at the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County is set for Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30 and will feature photo editing as the topic.     Participants can bring ...Read More
    Bull Shoals-White River State Park will be hosting a Women's Outdoor Weekend Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4. During the three-day, two-night workshop, participants will attend different sessions on Basic Camping ...Read More
     Corey Saylor of Mountain Home was sentenced to eight years probation and ordered into the 14th Judicial District Drug Court Program during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court ...Read More
    The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Boone County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials. The purpose of the project is to resurface ...Read More
Here's a look at the top stories of the week on KTLO.com.      The Baxter County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible murder-suicide after two bodies were found early last Sunday morning in a residence off of ...Read More
     The Ozark County Ambulance district will have a new headquarters building soon with the recent approval of a USDA loan and completion of architectural plans.      According to the Ozark County ...Read More
      Lost Valley hiking trail is closed at the present time due to abundant rains and is scheduled for repairs to roads and trails beginning next week. Theses repairs, consisting of road grading and filling in eroded ...Read More
Ronald K. Watson
        A 61-year-old Flippin man is being held in the Baxter County Detention Center on multiple charges after being arrested early Saturday morning by the Mountain Home Police ...Read More
ABC national news
iStock/Thinkstock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- The man who is accused of killing a cop in Memphis this weekend is now in custody according to the Shelby County Sheriff.Here is a closer look at how the original incident unfolded:THE TRAFFIC STOP:Saturday night, Memphis police officer Sean Bolton saw an illegally parked 2002 Mercedes-Benz, police said.Bolton pulled in front of the car and shined his spotlight inside.Bolton then went up to the car, where he engaged in a "brief struggle" with the car's passen
ABC News(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- The jury in the sentencing phase of the James Holmes murder trial decided Monday that aggravating factors outweigh mitigating factors.This means the sentencing phase of the trial will continue and the death penalty remains on the table.Last month, Holmes was convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, 2012.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Federal agents have joined with Baltimore police as part of a wide-reaching effort to curb the recent violence that one expert says appears to be modeled on Los Angeles’ response to the 1992 riots.The effort, launched on Monday, involves personnel from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Secret Service, with two agents from each agency directly embedding with
WJLA-TV(BETHESDA, Md.) -- One Metro escalator in Bethesda, Maryland is not for the faint of heart.With a rise of 106 feet and a length along the diagonal of 212 feet, it's the second longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere, according to the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which debuted the new moving staircase Monday after a nine-month renovation period.The longest escalator is in the system's Wheaton Station, according to the WMATA.The ride down in Bethesda is just under th
iStock/Thinkstock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- The man who's at-large after being accused of killing a cop in Memphis this weekend was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted List.The suspect, 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn, is considered to be armed and dangerous, police said.As the manhunt intensifies Monday, here is a closer look at how the incident unfolded:THE TRAFFIC STOP:Saturday night, Memphis police officer Sean Bolton saw an illegally parked 2002 Mercedes-Benz, police
Wayne W.Davis/Atlantic White Shark Conservancy(NEW YORK) -- Two great white sharks were spotted off the Massachusetts coast.The photos -- shared Sunday by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy -- show a research boat close to one of the two sharks they were able to positively identify on July 28.“We spotted multiple sharks on Tuesday and got enough footage of two for the scientists to ID them,” Atlantic White Shark Conservancy president Cynthia Wigren told ABC News Monday.Some of the
EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A judge in New York set a retrial date for the man charged in the abduction and murder of a boy who was the first missing child featured on a milk carton. Pedro Hernandez will go on trial again starting in late February after his first trial ended with a hung jury. Eleven jurors wanted to convict Hernandez of kidnapping and killing Etan Patz in 1979, but there was a lone holdout.“I couldn’t find enough evidence that wasn’t circ
ABC News(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- The jury in the sentencing phase of the James Holmes murder trial has reached a verdict on all counts. The verdict will be read Monday at 2:30 p.m. ET.The jury reached its decision after deliberating for less than two hours.If jurors believe the defense has outweighed the manner of the crime, Holmes would receive life in prison. If they do not, a penalty phase would continue with jurors hearing from family and friends of victims and then choosing between life in pr
hitchBOT(PHILADELPHIA) — A Canadian robot hitchhiking across the United States had its journey cut short in Philadelphia after its arms were ripped off and its head was left on the ground.The 3-foot-tall hitchBOT can snap photos and carry on limited conversations, according to its website. Created as a social experiment by Canadian researchers, the robot had previously hitchhiked across Canada and parts of Europe with its owners tracking it via GPS.Oh dear, my body was damaged, but I live
Rainer Hengst(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Rainer Hengst expected to see his family surfing the waves, not an alligator.Officials tracked and caught a 7-foot alligator that came up on the beach in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Sunday morning, police told ABC News on Monday.Hengst noticed a commotion on the beach and a small crowd gathered to watch an alligator swim close to shore. He took his camera to the beach to get photos of his family surfing the swell, but was able to shoot photos of the alligat
iStock/Thinkstock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- As the manhunt intensifies Monday for the gunman accused of killing a cop in Memphis, Tennessee, this weekend, here is a closer look at how the incident unfolded:THE TRAFFIC STOP:Saturday night, Memphis police officer Sean Bolton saw an illegally parked 2002 Mercedes-Benz, police said.Bolton pulled in front of the car and shined his spotlight inside.Bolton then went up to the car, where he engaged in a "brief struggle" with the car's passenger, according to p
Liberal Bee Jays(LIBERAL, Kan.) — A 9-year-old bat boy for a Kansas baseball team died Sunday, one day after he was accidentally struck by a bat during a game.Kaiser Carlile, the bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays summer team in Liberal, Kansas, was struck in the head as a player took practice swings during Saturday’s game against the San Diego Waves. Carlile was wearing a helmet.He was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by the bat.“With the permission of the f
Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Police in Baltimore announced that they are collaborating with a number of federal law enforcement partners to help quell a surge in violence the city has seen in recent weeks.The Baltimore Police Department will work with the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals and the Secret Service, starting Monday. Each agency will send a pair of full-time special agents to be embedded in the
Stockbyte/Thinkstock Images(NEW YORK) -- New York's John F. Kennedy International airport was the site of another drone incident on Sunday evening.A Shuttle America flight from Richmond, Va. was coming in for a landing when the pilot spotted a drone off to the left of his plane. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was made aware of the incident and is investigating. The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a campaign following a distressing number of drone incidents, warning dr
Monkey Business Images/Thinkstock(WOOD DALE, Ill.) -- At least one person was killed when a tent was uprooted at a festival today in the Chicago suburb of Wood Dale."Hail and extremely high winds uprooted a large tent" at the Wood Dale Prairie Fest Sunday afternoon, according to the Wood Dale Police Department Facebook page.One person was killed and 15 people were hospitalized, police said.The police called it a "tragic accident" and said the incident is under investigation."Our most sincere tho