April 28, 2015
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Local news stories
    Longtime Mountain Home Public Schools administrator Wes Henderson was hired as the new superintendent of the Yellville-Summit Public School System on Monday evening at a special meeting of the Yellville-Summit School ...Read More
    A recently released audit into the financial affairs of the Harrison-based Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District cites poor accounting practices and lax managerial and board oversight among the major known causes ...Read More
Dan Fredinburg (right) is shown with classmate Brandon Wyatt and art teacher Noel Cole during his days at Norfork High School.
         Classmates, teachers and administrators at Norfork Schools are remembering 33 year old Dan Fredinburg, who was killed Saturday on Mount Everest in an avalanche that followed a 7.9 earthquake that ...Read More
    Hangin' Out in the Hangar, a fundraiser for the Mruk Family Education Center on Aging at Baxter Regional Medical Center, is set for Saturday evening, May 2, at 5 at Ozark Regional Airport    in ...Read More
    The Baxter Day Service Center will conduct a Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 4 at the office at 1631 Leo Davis Drive. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
    The Yellville-Summit School Board will meet in special session this evening at 5:30 at the Yellville-Summit Administration Building.     The only item on the agenda is an executive session for the hiring ...Read More
        A routine traffic stop Saturday night resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old Osceola man on felony drug charges.     According to a news release from Sheriff John Montgomery, ...Read More
    Two West Plains women suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident Sunday night on County Road 6300 in Howell County.     According to a report from Trooper T.D. Pond of the Missouri State Highway ...Read More
     April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month and, on April 2nd this year, Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass signed a proclamation recognizing the month in Baxter County. The slogan of the campaign to raise ...Read More
     A Horseshoe Bend man is being held in the Izard County jail on felony drug charges. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 3 year old Danny Carl Mullins was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at his ...Read More
     It was a day at the races Friday in the Mountain Home High School gym as the entire second grade class joined high school students for a Pinewood Derby Race. The event is the culmination of a semester long project of the ...Read More
      The Baxter County Planning Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled and rescheduled for May 26th at 11 a.m. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     The earthquake in Nepal and subsequent avalanche on Mount Everest Saturday claimed more than 3,700 lives, injured countless more and has shaken the world. One of the American climbers that died in the disaster was Google ...Read More
ABC national news
iStock/Thinkstock(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- A woman who was nine months pregnant on the night of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, took the stand Tuesday as the first witness in the trial, recalling in chilling detail how she had to make an agonizing decision when she saw that her husband was gravely injured.Katie Medley said that she and her friend Ashley ducked to the ground when she saw the shooter come into the theater but couldn't understand why her husband Caleb was sitting up in
Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said at a news conference Tuesday that the immediate need is to restore calm in Baltimore and that the city is well on its way."We're not going to have a repeat of last night," Hogan said. "It's not going to happen tonight."Meanwhile, national guard troops were deployed in front of Baltimore City Hall Tuesday morning and a state of emergency was issued after violence erupted in the city Monday afternoon.About 50
Andrew Burton/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- A Baltimore woman took action when she saw her son hanging out with violent demonstrators Monday.The woman, identified by ABC News affiliate WMAR as the boy's mother, was watching television when she saw her son throwing rocks at police, the station reported.She went to find him in the crowd and the confrontation turned physical. The woman was caught on camera grabbing the boy and smacking him in the face."Are you kidding me?" she's heard saying. The stat
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Right now, 40,773 children are missing across America, according to the FBI.While anyone can be kidnapped, teen and tween girls are the most vulnerable group, said the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).Kidnappers are not always who you think they will be. They are usually relatives or they know the child.A car is used in most abductions. Perpetrators typically strike between the hours of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to an NCMEC study, and mo
NASA(WASHINGTON) — More than a decade of science and exploration will come to an end this week when NASA's MESSENGER probe slams into the surface of Mercury.The collision is expected to happen on Thursday since NASA expects the probe will run out of fuel and then hit Mercury at a speed of around 9,000 mph.It's expected MESSENGER will stay in contact with Earth 10 to 15 minutes before its fatal encounter with the planet closest to the sun.Despite MESSENGER being just three meters across, NA
Heidi Gutman/ABC(NEW YORK) — Fear paralyzed Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus during the 10 years that they, along with fellow survivor Michelle Knight, were held captive by Ariel Castro in his Cleveland home. That fear kept them from ever attempting to escape.“There was always a chance: What if he killed everybody?” DeJesus told ABC's Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview that will air Tuesday on a special edition of 20/20.“You never know until you're in the situation what
Courtesy Dan Carlin(SAN DIEGO) — One moment, Dan Carlin was posing with his latest catch. The next, the Carmel Valley, California, resident worried he was going to die after a sea lion attacked, pulling him overboard.“[It] flipped my legs up into the water and I went straight down,” Carlin told ABC affiliate station KGTV in San Diego. “Just before I got to the surface I felt him biting my foot.” Carlin had been enjoying a day on the water with his wif
Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — National guard troops are deployed in front of Baltimore City Hall Tuesday morning and a state of emergency has been issued after violence erupted in the city Monday afternoon.About 500 guardsmen are supporting law enforcement in Baltimore, according to Maryland National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Charles Kohler, with plans to increase their presence to 2,000.Numerous fires were reported overnight and Baltimore police reported people thro
Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — A state of emergency was issued and National Guard troops were deployed in the streets of Baltimore after violence erupted in the city on Monday afternoon.Numerous fires were reported overnight, and Baltimore police reported people throwing cinder blocks at fire engines as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames.A citywide curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. today until 5 a.m. Wednesday. The 10 p.m. curfews will last for one week
ABC News / FBI(BOSTON) — The defense began its arguments Monday to spare the life of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who was found guilty earlier this month of killing three people and wounding 260 others in April 2013.With prosecutors having told jurors last week that Tsarnaev should be put to death for showing no remorse or compassion for his victims, the 21-year-old's lawyers countered that he was the pawn of older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a shootout with police.
Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) --  A bartender and model is broadening her lawsuit against San Francisco transit police to include an Oakland cop after she says they used excessive force while booking her on St. Patrick’s Day last year and caused her to break at least four bones in her face.Megan Sheehan acknowledges she was intoxicated and belligerent when she was apprehended at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station, but says officers left her with permanent physical damage
NoahBryant/iStock/Thinkstock(TULSA, Okla.) -- Tulsa Undersheriff Tim Albin has resigned, Sheriff Stanley Glanz announced on Monday, following the release of an internal investigation that showed Albin pressured employees to give special treatment to Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, the deputy who shot and killed Eric Harris when he says he mistook his firearm for his Taser."The last few weeks has been difficult for both the community and for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office," Glanz said in a statem
Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Multiple police officers were injured in Baltimore Monday in violent protests after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury while in police custody earlier this month.Police said a group of protesters were throwing bricks in the direction of officers near the Mondawmin Mall. A police presence in the area had been building throughout the afternoon Monday. One of our officers has been injured at Mondawmin Mall. The group continues to throw bricks an
iStock/Thinkstock(MOBILE BAY, Ala.) -- Storms have put a temporary halt to the U.S. Coast Guard's efforts Monday to find four people who disappeared after hurricane-like weather struck a regatta in Alabama this weekend."We've covered about 3,000 square miles," Coast Guard Capt. Duke Walker said, "but safety is my biggest concern....We continue to search as opposed to recover. [We] still have the hope for the best thing to happen."The Coast Guard said it planned to resume the search for the sailo
iStock/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) -- A Washington high school teacher is credited with apprehending a shooter at the school where he works Monday.In a statement, Brady Olson, an Advanced Placement Government teacher at North Thurston High School who the school district says is credited with stopping the shooter, said he was "happy...that everyone is safe after today's incident." The North Thurston Public Schools' Twitter account said that no one was hurt in the incident and that the school was d