September 3, 2015
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Local news stories
    The boil water order for residents of Pyatt that has been in effect since August 10th has been lifted, according to Water Superintendent James Giles. The Arkansas Department of Health conducted water analyses and report the ...Read More
    The North Arkansas Youth Center in Cotter will host a Cotter School Board Candidate Meet and Greet on Friday evening, September 11, at 6 at the Youth Center in Cotter.     Candidates for Positions 2 and 3 ...Read More
    The Yellville-Summit School District will conduct its 2015 Community School Update on Tuesday afternoon, September 14, at 3:30 in the high school library.     This is the annual information meeting ...Read More
     The Baxter-Marion Rural Water Association No. 1 Board of Directors will be held on Thursday evening at 6 at the Oakland Community Center.      The meeting is open to the ...Read More
    MELBOURNE - Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed a banker from Melbourne to the Ozarka College Board of Trustees.     The appointment of Ryan Howard was announced Wednesday by the ...Read More
    Forty-year-old Corey D. Shelton of Dolph suffered moderate injuries Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash in Howell County.     According to a report from Corporal J.D. Wheeler of the Missouri State Highway ...Read More
    A Valley Springs teacher has resigned amidst an ongoing investigation by the Boone County Sheriff's Office into allegations of a inappropriate relationship.     According to a report from the Harrison ...Read More
    Jim Davis took off in April in the plane he built on a mission: to fly to each of the lower 48 states. He touched down at Ozark Regional Airport Wednesday afternoon after successfully landing in every state. But it wasn't just ...Read More
Adan Sanchez
     Three men were arrested Tuesday in Mountain Home on felony drug charges. According to a press release from Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel, the arrests were the result of a lengthy investigation during the past ...Read More
    Officers from the Mammoth Spring Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff's Office and Arkansas State Police arrested 28-year-old Alan Ross Mead on Tuesday on a felony fugitive warrant out of ...Read More
Jerry Lee Brown
        Two Mountain Home residents were arrested on drug charges Tuesday afternoon following a two-week investigation by the Mountain Home Police Department, Baxter County Sheriff's Office, the Arkansas State ...Read More
Kendall Skye Desetta
        Kendall Skye Desetta of Gassville, who is 17 years old, will be tried as an adult for her part in a stabbing incident at the Buzzard Roost Marina on Lake Norfork this week, according to 14th Judicial ...Read More
    During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Baxter County Quorum Court dealt with a number of issues -- many of them of direct benefit to the various fire departments scattered throughout the ...Read More
    Fulton County Chief Deputy Albert "Al" Roork has announced his candidacy for Sheriff in the primary election set for March.     Roork began his law enforcement career in 1979 with the Salem Police ...Read More
    Marion County District Judge Jason Duffy will be the guest speaker at the September meeting of the Twin Lakes Republican Women's Club on Thursday at noon at the Mountain Home Elks Lodge in Mountain ...Read More
    One late of State Highway 177 on Norfork Dam will be closed at 7 a.m. on Tuesday (September 8) and remain closed through the end of the year to conduct maintenance on the dam's 12 tainter ...Read More
ABC national news
Grace Beahm/Getty Images(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- State prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty against the alleged South Carolina church shooter, they announced on Thursday.In a court filing released on Thursday, state prosecutors indicated that they will be seeking the death penalty when Dylann Roof is tried in the killing of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in June.Cited in the filing as the rationale for seeking capital punishment was the fact that more than two people w
Ty Wright/Getty Images(ASHLAND, Ky.) — A Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, was taken into custody Thursday after a judge found her in contempt of court for her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.The judge said she could be released if she complies, adding that fines were not enough.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Law enforcement officials around the country are racing to purchase body cameras for their officers.Officials in Texas’ Bexar County, which includes San Antonio,voted Tuesday to buy more body cameras for officers a day after cell phone video appeared to show sheriff deputies shooting a man with his hands up.Taser, the largest manufacturer of the devices, says it's had a 154 percent increase in sales in the past year.The buying spree comes am
Christian Taylor, right, poses alongside his younger brother Joshua Taylor. (Courtesy Joshua Taylor)(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Christian Taylor, the college football player shot to death by police in Arlington, Texas last month, had marijuana and a psychedelic drug in his system at the time of the shooting, an autopsy confirmed.According to the autopsy report released on Wednesday, Taylor was shot four times by police, but had six gunshot wounds found on his person. In his system, the Tarrant County
Capt. Kristen Griest (R) and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver (L) with their Ranger tabs after the graduation ceremony of the United States Army's Ranger School on August 21, 2015 at Fort Benning, Georgia . Griest and Haver are the first women ever to successfully complete the U.S. Army's Ranger School. Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In the wake of the graduation of a pair of women from the U.S. Army Ranger course last month, the Army has announced that it will fully remove the gender b
Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(FOX LAKE, Ill.) --  A woman was charged Thursday morning with falsifying a report about suspicious men near the Illinois town where a police officer was shot and killed earlier this week, authorities said.A manhunt continues for the three suspects responsible for the death of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, who was shot and killed Tuesday in the Chicago
Aydin Bacak/iStock/Thinkstock(FORT CARSON, Colo.) -- Two soldiers were hospitalized on Wednesday when a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter suffered a hard landing during a training mission.A press release from Fort Carson noted that the training was occurring on U.S. Forest Service land, and that four soldiers were on board at the time. Chief Deputy Steve Johnson of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said that all four "had varying degrees of injury," but that only two remained hospitalized on Thursday
Jeremy Frechette/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- One dad is warming hearts all over world after sharing a tear-jerking letter he wrote to his daughter, following her long-awaited wedding day."Everything that's in that letter I've already said to her before," Paul Daugherty of Cincinnati told ABC News. "The response has been exactly what I hoped it would be, parents pretty much saying, 'We've have the same worries you had and we are just overjoyed that this worked out for her."When you have a child w
ABC News(LYCOMING COUNTY, Pa.) -- A dog that has spent the past two years acting as a crossing guard for the Jersey Shore Area School District in Pennsylvania has been "fired," according to local media reports.Though residents and students have credited Patches with helping keep kids safe, the superintendent of the school district told ABC affiliate WNEP that Patches has been removed for safety reasons."We have clear policies in the school district regarding any type of animal during the work da
ABC News(BALTIMORE) --  The six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death can have separate trials, a judge ruled Wednesday.Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe had argued at the pre-trial hearing at Baltimore City Circuit Court that three of the officers should be tried together, saying they exhibited "degrees of the same breach of care."But Judge Barry Williams agreed with the defense that evidence in one trial would not necessarily be admissible in
ABC News(BALTIMORE) -- The charges against the six police officers linked to Freddie Gray's death will not be dismissed and State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby will not be recused from the case, a judge ruled Wednesday.In a pre-trial hearing at the Baltimore City Circuit Court, Judge Barry Williams denied the two defense motions. None of the six officers charged was present, only their lawyers.Andrew Graham, who represented all six officers in the argument for dismissal of charges due to "prosecutori
ABC News(PUYALLUP, Wash.) -- A man wearing a blonde wig paid for two shots of whiskey with a $100 bill at a restaurant in Puyallup, Washington, just before he robbed the bartender at gunpoint, according to police.The suspect, who remains at large, walked into the restaurant, Ma's Place, Monday around 9 a.m., ordering two shots of Jack Daniel's and handing the bartender the $100 bill, Puyallup Police Capt. Scott Engle told ABC News Wednesday.The bartender, who only identified herself as Rachel to
Dean Troutman/Troutmans Trek(PRINCEVILLE, Ill.) -- An 84-year-old man recently completed a 700-mile walk to help raise money for a children's playground in the memorial park in Princeville, Illinois, he had built to honor his late wife.The man, Dean Troutman, purchased 5.75 acres of land in 2011 to establish a park for his community in memory of wife Dorothy "Peggy" Troutman," who had passed away just a few months earlier in July of 2010 from Parkinson's disease at age 79, according to community
Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An unidentified woman tried to abduct a 2-year-old girl on the Washington, D.C., Metrorail Wednesday, police said.A mother and her 2-year-old daughter, who was strapped in a stroller, were on a train from Virginia to New Carrollton, Maryland, when the suspect on board tried pulling the girl out of her stroller. The strap helped prevent the woman from taking the child, police said.D.C. Metro spokeswoman Morgan Dye said transit police received the call at
NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The nation’s top law enforcement official offered a sobering and blunt warning to Americans Wednesday: “It is a sad fact now that no one is safe."Attorney General Loretta Lynch was responding to a spate of “tragic” and “particularly troubling” attacks across the country in recent weeks.“We have seen violence strike at all segments of our community,” she noted before listing several “brutal&rd