July 3, 2015
3:19 pm
RAIN:  7AM to 7AM:  .45"    Month:  2.53”    Year:  33.85"   |  TEMPS:  High: 85  Low: 69
Local news stories
     The Arkansas State Police and the Fulton County Sheriff's Office has issued a Silver Alert for a 50-year-old Viola man, Kenneth R.H. Neimmanhemindah. According to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, Niemmanhemindah has ...Read More
    As Americans begin to celebrate Independence Day, Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests officials are reminding residents, visitors, and campers that fireworks on National Forest lands are prohibited. ...Read More
     The 30th annual Lake Norfork fireworks display is set for Friday night. Scores of locals and tourists alike flock to the lake for the holiday tradition, according to event organizer Shawn Egan. ...Read More
    While the City of Mountain Home, City of Gassville and Baxter County Offices will be closed Friday to recognize the Independence Day holiday, banks in Mountain Home and throughout the Twin Lakes Area will be open for ...Read More
     Marion County jurors do not need to report for duty next week, according to Marion County and Circuit Clerk Dee Carleton. The next day for jurors to report will be July 13th. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
Brian I. Malte, MD
        Baxter Regional Medical Center welcomes Brian I. Malte, MD, a pulmonologist/critical care physician, and David Waddell, MD, hospitalist to their medical staff.     Dr. Brian Malte ...Read More
     Charles Dickerson of Norfork, who is charged with shooting his brother on July 5th last year, has indicated that he will rely on the defense of mental disease or defect if and when his case goes to ...Read More
      Candidates for school board positions within Baxter County can register to be placed on the ballot through next Tuesday. Baxter County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese says applicants must file by petition with each ...Read More
            JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has implemented a ``no-wake'' policy at the Lake of the Ozarks after heavy rains raised the water levels. ...Read More
    Wednesday's rains and Thursday morning's downpour accounted for a record-setting rainfall Thursday morning at KTLO, the official reporting station in Mountain Home for the National Weather Service.     A ...Read More
     Fireworks on the lakes in celebration of Independence Day have become a perennial tradition for the Twin Lakes Area. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Lake Norfork fireworks display on Independence Eve. ...Read More
    The month of June was almost an inch short of matching its average rainfall total, but the Twin Lakes Area remains well ahead of the yearly pace at the midpoint of the year.     A total of 3.13 inches of ...Read More
     The board of directors of the Baxter Marion Rural Water Association will meet on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the Oakland Community Center.      Nominations for two vacancies on the board will ...Read More
      The Twin Lakes Literacy Council has awarded the Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County with the 2015 Outstanding Partner for Literacy Award. A total of one-fifth of local students receive tutoring at the ...Read More
    The Pontiac/Price Place Volunteer Fire Department will be serving breakfast on Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. as a fundraiser.     A donation of $7 is requested, and all proceeds go to support the Pontiac/Price ...Read More
      Due to the July 4th holiday, the city of Yellville is canceling the July council meeting. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
ABC national news
Fuse/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water went to waste in California at a time when water conservation efforts are more serious than ever for the drought-stricken state.The mayor of Poway, a city in San Diego County, defended the decision to dump 550,000 gallons of drinking water into a nearby canyon, according to ABC News affiliate KGTV.“It was a perfect storm of conservation and heat,” Poway Mayor Steve Vaus told KGTV.In an ironic twist, the reason so
iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- A cellphone video that’s burning up the Internet Friday morning has led to the suspensions of three security guards seen repeatedly punching a shirtless 15-year-old boy outside the Stonecrest Mall south of Atlanta.Witnesses say the guards were trying to get a group of underage kids to leave. Mall policy says someone has to be 18 to remain on the property without a parent. But the girl who shot the video, who’s avoiding cameras, told police that one of th
Massachusetts State Police(BOSTON) -- Massachusetts authorities have released new photos in hopes of identifying a young girl who was discovered dead inside a trash bag.On June 25, a dog walker found the girl's body on the western shore of Deer Island in Winthrop, a peninsula in Boston Harbor opposite Logan Airport, Massachusetts State Police said. The girl was found with a fleece blanket and wrapped in a trash bag.There were no signs of trauma, said Dave Procopio, director of media relations fo
Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(MT. JULIET, Tenn.) -- A father and his two sons managed to survive a scary car crash with a tractor trailer.A Nissan Maxima and a commercial tractor trailer -- carrying milk -- collided on a Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, highway on Thursday morning, wedging the smaller car underneath the tanker, police told ABC News Friday.The 33-year-old father lost control of the car in the heavy rain as he switched from the far left lane to the right, ABC News affiliate WKRN-TV reported.
Fuse/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An estimated 35 million Americans will be on the roads this holiday weekend, and this year could be one of the deadliest due to drunk drivers, according to AAA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.The National Safety Council, a nonprofit group, estimates that about 400 Americans will die on the roads this weekend, with drunk driving being the leading cause of fatalities."The combination of low gas prices and an improving economy is resulting in more
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As beach season hits high gear this holiday weekend, some people in North Carolina are calling for beach closures amid a surge in shark attacks over the past month.There have been 11 shark attacks off the shores of the Carolinas this year, most in just the last three weeks.On Wednesday, a 68-year-old man was bitten by a shark off the coast of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. The victim, identified by the hospital as Andrew Costello, was bitten on his left side in h
Broward Sheriff's Office(PEMBROKE PARK, Fla.) -- Dramatic surveillance video out of Pembroke Park, Florida, shows multiple angles of an armed robbery at a cellphone store this week.The footage, released by the Broward Sheriff's Office, shows three customers and a baby present during the incident on Wednesday at a Metro PCS store.The video starts on the exterior of the store and shows the suspects pulling up in a dark-colored Nissan Maxima.Two masked men get out of the vehicle and enter the store
Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Anonymous donors have given $3 million to a scholarship fund for members of the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church community after a massacre at the historic house of worship left nine dead.The money has been donated to the Rev. Pinckney Scholarship Fund, named in honor of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of the victims in the Charleston, South Carolina tragedy. The fund will provide college and advanced degree scholarsh
Pinal County Sheriff(PHOENIX) -- A man has "essentially" confessed to murdering an Arizona couple who were missing for over a week, and the suspect claims he and the victims were involved in recreational methamphetamine use, law enforcement officials said on Thursday.Jose Valenzuela "essentially" confessed on Wednesday to killing Michael Careccia, 44, and Tina Careccia, 42, an official from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said at a news conference Thursday in Florence, Arizona.The couple went
iStock/Thinkstock(BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.) -- Sheriff's investigators in Bonita Springs, Florida, are searching for clues after deputies found Teresa Sievers, a local doctor and mother of two, dead in her home, a crime that authorities are calling a homicide.After a family vacation last week, Sievers, 46, returned to Florida alone, calling her husband to let him know she’d arrived safely, according to reports. When she didn't show up for work Monday morning, worried colleagues called the poli
Photo by John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Law enforcement agencies around the country say they are pulling out all the stops to make sure that this year’s Independence Day celebrations are not disrupted by a terror attack. The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have issued a bulletin to authorities nationwide, warning that ISIS sympathizers may try to stage attacks and police are responding by beefing up security measures. “Our nation is under threat, our law enforcement
A man was taken to the hospital after he was attacked by a shark, July 1,2015, off the coast of Okracoke Island, N.C. (@Jasongreer/Twitter)(OCRACOKE ISLAND, N.C.) -- A 68-year-old man bitten by a shark off the coast of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, on Wednesday has been upgraded from fair to good condition today after surviving what he described as a "frightening and painful" attack. The victim, identified by the hospital as Andrew Costello, was bitten on his left side in his lower leg and hi
A fire broke out at the Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, June 30, 2015.(Clarendon County Fire Department)(GREELEYVILLE, S.C.) -- The cause of a recent fire that burned down Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina has been classified as stemming from "natural" causes according to the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the U.S. Department of Justice. The finding comes amid a period of heightened alert about a series of r
New York State Police(DANNEMORA, N.Y.) -- New York prison escapee Richard Matt aimed a 20-gauge shotgun at the border patrol SWAT team agent who found him after a nearly three-week manhunt and then killed him, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB). Earlier, state police said only that Matt refused to surrender and that he did not fire on the agents. Matt and fellow prisoner David Sweat, led more than 1,000 law enforcement officers on a search that lasted 20 days
Angel Di Bilio/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Travelers got a midair scare Thursday on one of the busiest travel days of the year, after an unruly passenger's bomb threat forced a plane to make an emergency landing, a government official told ABC News. The United Express flight, carrying 53 on board, was headed to Washington D.C. from St. Louis, Missouri, around 11 a.m. when the passenger reportedly claimed to have a bomb. The flight was diverted to the Port Columbus Internationa