February 19, 2017
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Rain: 7am to 7am:  .00"  Month: 1.71”  Year: 3.32"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 68 Low: 47
Local news stories
Rural Flippin man arrested on child endangerment charges      A rural Flippin man is in the Marion County Jail accused of neglecting three children in his residence. According to Marion County Sheriff Clinton Evans, ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library will be closed to celebrate Presidents' Day on Sunday, February 19th and Monday, February 20th.      The regular library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and ...Read More
    Joseph Bermingham of Cotter made yet another appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a not guilty plea to charges filed against him in the latest of a string of cases stretching back for a number of ...Read More
      Steven Sanders, Jr., President and General Manager of NATCO Communications, Inc. in Flippin, was recently reappointed to the Arkansas Broadband Council by Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives Jeremy ...Read More
     Annie Noblin, an English instructor at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, recently published her second novel. "Just Fine with Caroline", published by William Morrow Paperbacks for HarperCollins Publishers, tells ...Read More
     Gassville City Hall will be closed Monday in observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday. The city hall will reopen Tuesday for regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.      For police or ...Read More
     A Harrison man accused of killing his estranged wife was arraigned Friday in Boone County Circuit Court. According to the Harrison Daily Times, 36-year-old Matthew Bolen appeared before Judge John Putman through closed ...Read More
     A rural Flippin man is in the Marion County Jail accused of neglecting three children in his residence. According to Marion County Sheriff Clinton Evans, 44-year-old Theodore Lamkin, Jr., was arrested Friday three ...Read More
     Dan Wessels of Flippin, who is charged with making threats directed at a then Circuit Court Judge and a relative who had custody of his daughter, appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday in an effort to have ...Read More
     Friday marked a milestone in the history of Baxter Regional Medical Center when the first Community Paramedic License was presented to the hospital's community paramedic program by officials with the Arkansas Department ...Read More
     The Mountain Home School Board met in regular session Thursday evening. A major topic brought up at the meeting is Senate Bill 298, sponsored by District 34's Jane English, which would discontinue declining enrollment ...Read More
     The Mountain Home City Council addressed zoning at their Thursday night meeting with City Clerk Brian Plumlee serving as mayor pro tem for Mayor Joe Dillard who was out of town. Also absent from the meeting were council ...Read More
     Two Mountain Home men are being held in the Baxter County jail on multiple felony charges following their separate arrests by Mountain Home Police, the Arkansas State Police and the 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force. ...Read More
     Baxter County jurors do not need to report for duty Tuesday morning. According to Baxter County Clerk Canda Reese, the trial scheduled to begin was converted into a bench trial. ...Read More
ABC national news
ABC News(LOS ANGELES) --  At least 5 people died after a powerful storm pummeled Southern California on Friday night, flooding numerous roadways in Los Angeles and San Diego.Rescuers on Saturday in the community of Thousand Oaks found the body of a young man in his 20s who had been swept away by swift-moving waters, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said.Earlier, in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles, a falling tree brought down power lines and hit a car on Friday night. A 55-ye
Washington State Patrol(NEW YORK) --  A Washington State Patrol trooper who spotted a motorist violating the rules of the road is no dummy.The eagle-eyed trooper spotted a driver attempting to outsmart the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane policy, by passing off a mannequin as a passenger.HOV lanes are reserved for carpools, vanpools, buses, motorcycles or any vehicle carrying two or more people."Early this morning, a Tacoma trooper caught an HOV violator driving 81 mph with this young lady
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- President Trump's motorcade was struck by a 2x4 in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday, according to authorities.The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said a vehicle in the motorcade was struck by what was believed to be a small, hard object on Southern Boulevard between Parker Avenue and Lake Avenue.After members of the motorcade and the Secret Service returned to the scene to search the area and look for witnesses, a juvenile
Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images(KATY, Texas) -- Norma McCorvey, a woman at the center of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, has died at 69.McCorvey became "Jane Roe" as the plaintiff in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision when she was in her 20's and trying to get out of an unwanted pregnancy.In a complete reversal years later, she joined the pro-life movement and converted to Roman Catholicism.Joshua Prager, a journalist working on a book about Roe v. Wade, confirmed her death to ABC
iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- A man has been charged in a shooting on Chicago’s West Side last week that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, police said Saturday.The Chicago Police Department said Devon Swan, 26, was charged overnight with first-degree murder for his alleged role and connection to the triple shooting on Valentine's Day that killed 2-year-old Lavontay White and the toddler's uncle, 26-year-old Lazaric Collins.At a press conference Saturday
ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- At least 4 people have died after a powerful storm caused flash flooding in southern California.Two people were killed in two separate car accidents in San Diego during heavy rain and another was killed in Sherman Oaks after a power line fell.Another person was injured after her car fell into a massive sinkhole in Studio City, according to ABC News station KABC in Los Angeles. on Friday night. A woman became trapped when the first vehicle plunged through the hole, until
iStock/Thinkstock(WESTON, Fla.) -- Fighter jets were scrambled in Florida Friday night to intercept an unresponsive plane that violated restricted airspace over President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, creating a sonic boom that alarmed some residents, officials said.Some residents mistook the loud sound from the F-15 jets for an explosion, but the Broward Sheriff’s office confirmed that the noise was from a military exercise.“The intercept required the Air Force F-15s from Homestead Air
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The White House and Department of Homeland Security said Friday that they are not planning to use the National Guard to apprehend and arrest undocumented immigrants, despite a "preliminary draft memo" that indicated doing so was a possibility."The President and the White House has never had that as part of any plan to use the National Guard in any capacity for that," White House Deputy Spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday
ABC News(PUEBLO, Colo.) -- Troy Griffin walked across a bridge in Colorado, searching for a body.He brought search dogs and a team of volunteers with him, but his main set of tools are his visions.Griffin is a self-proclaimed psychic detective. Shunning the crystal ball, tarot cards and tea leaves of his fellow intuitives, he says he uses his psychic powers to solve crimes."I've worked on … about a 100 cases overall," Griffin said.He says he's built a business out of bringing the paranorm
Raymond Boyd/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An Ivy League university informed more than 200 students that they'd been accepted earlier this week, but it turned out to be a mistake.Columbia University said it accidentally sent acceptance emails to 277 prospective students on Wednesday and then recalled them.The university said the notices "incorrectly implied" that they'd been admitted to its Mailman School of Public Health Master's program. Columbia said it sent a follow-up email within an hour sayin
Handout via WLFI(DELPHI, Ind.) -- The rural city of Delphi, Indiana, has been rocked by the unsolved murders of two teenage girls, whose bodies were found a day after they disappeared on a nature trail near the city.Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, were first reported missing by their families on Feb. 13 after they did not return from a hike, according to authorities.A widespread search was immediately launched for the girls. On Tuesday, a volunteer discovered the bodies of German a