January 19, 2017
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Rain: 7am to 7am:  .14"  Month: 1.37”  Year: 1.37"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 58 Low: 38
Local news stories
     Four Baxter County residents were arrested by the Baxter County Sheriff Tuesday morning on multiple felony drug charges following a joint investigation prompted by a citizen's tip. Baxter County Sheriff says 50 year old ...Read More
     Drivers traveling in the area of U.S. Route 62 B, crossing the Cotter bridge, this morning may see delays. According to Cotter County District Court Clerk Kay Laughry, the Arkansas State Highway Department is doing an ...Read More
Listen: right-click to download mp3          This is Senator John Boozman with an update from Washington.      This is a historic week for our country ...Read More
     Random acts of kindness and generosity from strangers can come unexpectedly at the most surprising places. One such incident happened Tuesday, according to former Pinkston Middle School Principal Michele McWilliams, when an ...Read More
     The Baxter County Spelling Bee gets underway at The Sheid on the ASU Mountain Home campus Wednesday. Registration is at noon and the competition is scheduled to begin at 1.      Hackler ...Read More
     A Violet Hill mother and her two children were arrested Friday night after creating a disturbance at a high school homecoming basketball game. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says Kristen Lynn Hennigan is being held ...Read More
           The Gassville City Council met in regular session Tuesday evening at 6:30. All council members were present for the meeting.      Mayor Jeff Braim has a summary of ...Read More
     Members of the Rotary Club of Mountain Home recently delivered dictionaries to third grade students in Mountain Home, Cotter, Norfork and Calico Rock elementary schools. Brenda Nelson from the local Rotary says this is ...Read More
     A Violet Hill man has been arrested on a felony warrant from Indiana, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The sheriff says 46 year old Mark James Albus remains in the jail awaiting transfer to Indiana. He ...Read More
     The Izard County recycling station has been reorganized and will be staffed Monday and Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. Normal recyclable items and electronic items will be received during that time. Recyclables will ...Read More
The Art Odyssey, a self-guided tour of artists' studios in the area, is looking for area artists for the 2017 tour, which will take place May 18th, 19th, and 20th. The Art Odyssey will be taking applications from now until January 18th. The artists ...Read More
     A rural Mountain Home man is behind bars following an investigation into an assault of a Baxter Regional Medical Center employee outside the hospital. Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel says 23 year old Vince Allen ...Read More
     A Mountain Home man is in the Baxter County Detention Center on several charges including the alleged assault of a police officer. According to Mountain Home Police Investigator Jay Volkman, 49-year-old Jimmy Bohannon ...Read More
     A rural Mountain Home man who is currently being held in the Baxter County jail on charges of sexual indecency with a child and sexual assault now faces additional charges of rape, according to Baxter County Sheriff John ...Read More
     Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass has set up a method to correct an inadvertent error that resulted in 14 salaried employees being overpaid due to eight extra hours occuring in the leap year 2016. ...Read More
     A Cotter man, 51-year-old Ronnie Langston, was involved in a two vehicle collision on U.S. Route 60, one-half mile east of Dexter in Missouri, which sent two to the hospital ...Read More
    The hearing on convicted murderer Nicholas Roos' petition seeking post conviction relief has been continued until March 28th, according to court records.     The hearing was originally set for January ...Read More
    Ashley Sallee of Cotter entered a guilty plea to a number of charges against her in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and was given 10 years probation.     The 20-year-old Sallee admitted to her part ...Read More
     The Baxter County Library Foundation is hosting their Annual Ante Up for the Library Texas Hold'em Tournament Saturday at Big Creek Country Club. This is the 13th year the foundation board has sponsored the event which ...Read More
     The Gassville City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 6:30 at 204 S. School Street in Gassville. Items on the meeting's agenda include a resolution to approve the city's operating budget for 2017, a ...Read More
     Marion County jurors do not need to report Tuesday or Wednesday, according to Marion County Clerk Dawn Moffet. The next date jurors need to report in Marion County is Monday, January ...Read More
     The City of Mountain Home issued 103 building permits with construction costs of nearly $21,400,000, according to Roberta Pack from the Building Inspection Office. The total 2016 permits was $64,571 which includes ...Read More
          Arkansas State University Mountain Home has announced the students named to the Fall 2016 students were named to the Fall 2016 Chancellor's List"and Vice Chancellor's List. Chancellor's List: ...Read More
     Donald W. Reynolds Library is offering a Scholarship Prep workshop for area teens on Tuesday afternoon from 4-5. Students, grades 9-12, will learn how to search and apply for funding, write scholarship essays, strengthen ...Read More
ABC national news
Pinal County Sheriff's Office(ELOY, Ariz.) --  Two skydivers collided midair in Arizona Wednesday but survived the mishap despite one person falling unconscious, police said.Around 10:30 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff's office received a call detailing the skydiving accident in Eloy, Arizona.The unconscious skydiver's parachute deployed at the emergency deployment altitude, police said, but he was unable to control it and came in for a hard landing. He was airlifted to a hospital, where he i
ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama defended commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning during his final news conference of his administration.The commutation of Manning was announced Tuesday prompting questions about what will happen to other people who leak government information."I feel very comfortable that justice has been served and that a message has still been sent that when it comes to our national security," Obama said Wednesday."Chelsea Manning has served a tough prison sent
Gerardo Mora/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Noor Salman, the wife of Orlando, Florida nightclub gunman Omar Mateen, entered a not guilty plea to the federal charges against her, through her public defender John Paul Richmond, who represented her in court Wednesday.The U.S. attorney's office claims Salman aided and abetted Mateen's "provision of material support" to the terrorist group ISIS, also known as ISIL. Salman is also accused in the indictment of misleading federal agents and Fort Pierce, Flor
Bob Levey/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush have been hospitalized in Houston, Texas, according to the former president's office.The former president, 92, has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital to "address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia," his office said in a statement."Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation," the statement read. "Pre
iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- The South Carolina woman accused of kidnapping a newborn baby in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998 returned to the River City for her first court hearing Wednesday morning.The judge set no bond for Gloria Williams on the kidnapping charge and set bail at $503,000 on the interference with custody charge, citing the unique circumstances and the gravity of harm alleged by prosecutors. Williams is next scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 8.Williams, 51, alleged
Orlando Police Department(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- When the man wanted for allegedly gunning down a veteran police sergeant in Orlando, Florida, was caught by police after a nine-day manhunt, he was armed with guns and a magazine with the capacity for 100 rounds of ammunition, police said.Markeith Loyd -- who was wanted for allegedly killing Master Sgt. Debra Clayton as well as a pregnant woman -- was fleeing a home Tuesday when he was caught, according to cops.He was wearing body armor and carrying tw
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Eighteen years ago, Alexis Manigo was snatched from a Florida hospital as a newborn and spent her entire life being raised by a woman, Gloria Williams, who wasn't her mom.Recently, after DNA testing, Manigo, who was given the name Kamiyah Mobley at birth, discovered her true identity.But instead of harboring ill will towards the suspect, Manigo, who is still reeling from the discovery, called her "a great mother.""That’s all I want people to know," she told Good
Bob Levey/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, Texas, for shortness of breath, his office said in a statement.Bush, 92, is being monitored at Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution and is resting comfortably, his office said."He’s been in Methodist since Saturday and has responded very well to treatments," family spokesman Jim McGrath told ABC News. "Doctors and everyone are very pleased, and we hope to have him out soon."Thi
Bob Levey/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized at a Houston hospital, according to his chief of staff, Jean Becker.No specific information about Bush’s condition has been released, but Becker said the 41st president is “fine,” “doing really well,” and responding to treatment, the Houston Chronicle reports. He’s currently receiving care at Houston Methodist Hospital.Bush is expected to be released from the hospit
Orlando Police Department(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Orlando police say that they have caught alleged cop killer Markeith Loyd, who was also wanted for killing a pregnant woman.Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, authorities located Loyd in an abandoned home, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said during a press conference. Police surrounded the home, but Loyd tried to escape through the back of the home before the SWAT teams arrived, Mina said.Loyd then ran back inside the home and left again through the front door, we
JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Chelsea Manning, the Army private and intelligence analyst whose release of classified information to WikiLeaks sparked a worldwide controversy over the status of whistle-blowers and transparency in the military, had most of her 35-year prison sentence commuted Tuesday by President Obama, an act that will end her imprisonment on May 17, seven years after her arrest.The debate over Manning’s motive, and the attention she received as a transgender
Orlando Police Department(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Police in Orlando, Florida, say that alleged cop killer Markeith Loyd, who was also wanted for killing a pregnant woman, is now in custody.Loyd is suspected of killing Master Sgt. Debra Clayton when she tried to stop him from fleeing earlier this month.We've got him! Markeith Loyd in OPD ICustody. Details to come. Media: stand by for details on press conference. pic.twitter.com/SVjFUEvNak— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) January 18, 2017Furth
Facebook(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The wife of the gunman who carried out a mass shooting in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub made her first appearance at a federal court in California Tuesday, where a prosecutor claimed that "she knew he was going to conduct the attack."Gunman Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, who was arrested by the FBI Monday in the San Francisco area, entered a courtroom this morning slightly hunched over and with her head down. She wore a bright yellow shirt and long, gray skirt.The U
Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- The Iraq War veteran accused of killing five people at an airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, earlier this month was denied bond at a hearing in federal court.Esteban Santiago, 26, is the suspected gunman behind the Jan. 6 shooting at a baggage claim at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport that killed five and injured six others.Under questioning from defense attorneys Tuesday morning
Courtesy Teresa Shook(NEW YORK) — When Teresa Shook, a grandmother from Hawaii, posted "I think we should march" on Facebook on election night, she never expected the response she would get.The next morning, more than 10,000 people said they were attending the event, after her post went viral.As thousands of women from around the country head to the nation's capital to march in protest of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Good Morning America spoke to some of the organizers who