April 19, 2015
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Local news stories
     North Arkansas Electric Cooperative officials are alerting their members to a string of scam calls reported recently. According to an NAEC release, customers were being contacted by individuals identifying themselves as ...Read More
      The Cotter School Board met in regular session Thursday night with all members present except Allen Franks. The board handled several items of perennial business, according to Cotter Superintendent Don ...Read More
         A man who tried to settle an escalating dispute over an Arkansas/Alabama football game with a baseball bat was sentenced to six years probation after pleading guilty to aggravated assault during ...Read More
     Lang Zimmerman, newly elected Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Mountain Home businessman invited a special guest to speak to the Rotary Club of Mountain Home Thursday. Arkansas Film ...Read More
    The Board of Directors of Integrity First Bank have announced the election of Gary Childers to the office of Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors.     Childers currently serves as ...Read More
        A citizen's tip has led to the arrested of 48-year-old John Leroy Lewis of Briarcliff on Thursday, according to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery.     Montgomery said a tip ...Read More
     Two years after the funeral science program at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home lost accreditation, it has been regained, according to Matt Buel, funeral science program director and instructor at ASUMH. Buel, ...Read More
     History was made in Mountain Home Thursday when ASUMH played host to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, retired U. S. Court of Appeals Judge Charles Pickering and U.S. District Judge David Bramlette and the ...Read More
     Carl Burton, who was living in Gassville at the time of his arrest, and his parents, John and Shirley Burton, both of Mountain Home, who are all charged in connection with a child sex case, made first appearances in ...Read More
    A 59-year-old West Plains man suffered moderate injuries in an ATV accident Tuesday night in Howell County.     According to a report from Trooper S.L. Nelson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert ...Read More
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Outgoing University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart and his wife, Jane, are giving a $1 million gift to the university.     Gearhart is the brother of District Judge ...Read More
ABC national news
Marisa Debboli(STURBRIDGE, Mass.) -- A University of Connecticut student says "no one was prepared" for when their senior trip came to an abrupt end Saturday, as their bus became engulfed in flames on the side of a Massachusetts road. The fire erupted this afternoon in Sturbridge, about 60 miles west of Boston, the Massachusetts State Police in Charlton said. The full bus was carrying about 40 students, according to police, and no injuries were reported. Student Ashley Vollmer said the group was
Sergii Sokurenko/iStock/Thinkstock(AKRON, Ohio) -- Dozens of calls poured into 911 dispatchers in northeast Ohio on Friday after drivers on an interstate highway saw a minivan with four puppies strapped to the roof. The family was transporting the 3-month old mixed breed pups from Ohio to Pennsylvania when police in Akron, Ohio caught up to them along Interstate 76, ABC News affiliate WEWS-TV reports.The traffic stop was captured on dashcam video, which shows the cage on top of the van was parti
Thinkstock Images/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(JENNINGS, Mo.) -- A suburban St. Louis man was killed after he charged at police officers while wielding a knife, and the shooting was captured on an officer's body camera. A woman called police late Friday and said her son, Thaddeus McCarroll, was armed with a knife and had locked her out of her house in Jennings, Missouri, the St. Louis County Police Department said Saturday. Police said they could see McCarroll, 23, through the window, armed with a Samur
KABC-TV(RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.) -- The family of a Colorado man missing for nearly two weeks believes a concussion he suffered may have led to his disappearance. Oliver Pareece Jones, a father of five from Colorado, was last seen at a Walmart in Rancho Cucamonga, California on April 5. Jones' family told ABC News station KABC-TV that he was hospitalized with a concussion days before his disappearance after being attacked outside a nightclub in Los Angeles. "We're thinking that his concussion r
Courtesy Melissa Fontenette-Mitchell(HOUSTON) -- Storms slowing moving through Texas early Saturday left thousands without power and caused flash flooding as they dumped large amounts of rain in several counties. The city of Pasadena, about 15 miles southeast of Houston, received 3.6 inches of rain in 30 minutes late Friday, a rate that occurs once approximately every 500 years, said Harris County Flood Control District officials. The city of Houston received nearly three inches of rain. About 7
John Roman/iStock/Thinkstock(TULSA, Okla.) -- It's the age-old debate: Which phone is better, the iPhone or the Android? But in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Friday morning, a phone debate led two intoxicated roommates to batter each other with broken beer bottles, police said. Jiro Mendez said the incident started when he and his roommate, Elias Ecevo, were in their apartment's parking lot arguing over which smartphone was better, according to the Tulsa Police Department. The fight escalated when Ecevo hit
ABC News(SHREVEPORT, La.) -- When Glenn Ford walked out of prison for the first time in 30 years, he had a state-issued debit card for $20. His prison account had $0.24. Everything he owned fit into two cardboard boxes. Until he was freed last March, Ford, now 65, had been one of the longest-serving death row inmates in the United States. He was convicted in 1984, but then exonerated of first-degree murder after a new informant came forward and cleared him of the crime. His former lawyer, Gary C
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A new museum opens its single door this weekend in Brooklyn, New York, as two comedians-turned-figure skating fans unveil their crowdsourced project to the world. Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins, friends who live together in Williamsburg, gave ABC News a tour of The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum, or as it used to be called, their hallway. The pair became fascinated by the now decades-old feud between the former figure skaters after watching ESPN's 30 for 30 doc
MattGush/iStock/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) -- At least 11 people were injured in a gas pipeline explosion near a gun range on Friday in Fresno, California.Fresno County Fire Chief Kerri Donnis said in a news conference late Friday at least 11 people were injured, three of them critically.Donnis added that firefighters were quickly able to contain a fire that broke out shortly after the blast. “There is residual gas, which does cause some flames, but it is contained,” she said.Fresno
MattGush/iStock/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) -- At least 11 people were injured in a gas explosion near a gun range on Friday in Fresno, California.Fresno County Fire Chief Kerri Donnis said in a news conference late Friday at least 11 people were injured.Donnis added that firefighters were quickly able to contain a fire that broke out shortly after the blast. “There is residual gas, which does cause some flames, but it is contained,” she said.Fresno County Sheriff’s Office spok
Jean-nicolas Nault/iStock/Thinkstock(NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio) -- A police officer in Ohio was in the right place at precisely the right time earlier this week when a toddler crawled out the second-story window of a home. Newburgh Heights Officer Mike Marniella was driving on Wednesday when he heard a child crying, and then saw the 18-month-old boy on the roof of a home, according to a report by ABC News affiliate WEWS-TV. Video from the incident was captured on Marinella’s body camera, wher
MattGush/iStock/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) -- At least 14 people were injured in a gas explosion near a gun range on Friday in Fresno, California.Fresno County Fire Chief Kerri Donnis said in a news conference late Friday at least 14 people were injured, with 3 people in critical condition.Donnis added that firefighters were quickly able to contain a fire that broke out shortly after the blast. “There is residual gas, which does cause some flames, but it is contained,” she said.Fres
Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(KENT, Ohio) -- A "road rage" incident caught on cell phone video at Kent State University has left an assistant professor at the school injured and facing charges, a university official said. The professor contends he was protecting a student against a man who was texting and driving. On Wednesday evening, police at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, responded to an incident near the campus' recreation center, according to a university spokeswoman speaking on beh
Kyle Schwartz(DENVER) -- Kyle Schwartz teaches third grade at Doull Elementary in Denver. Although she says her students are a pleasure to look after, the educator of three years adds that many of them come from underprivileged homes. "Ninety-two percent of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch," Schwartz tells ABC News. "As a new teacher, I struggled to understand the reality of my students' lives and how to best support them. I just felt like there was something I didn't know about m
ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Save water or face the consequences: That’s Rick Silva’s message to the Los Angeles communities he patrols.Silva is a water cop, or more formally a water conservation supervisor with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.ABC News followed Silva around recently to get a feel for what it’s like patrolling the community for water wasters.“We want to get the idea [out there] that you don’t need a green lawn for your house to look good,&r