May 29, 2016
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .02"  Month: 9.71”  Year: 21.61"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 78  Low: 62
 
Local news stories
     A Baxter County man who was wanted on warrants from Baxter County and the City of Norfork was arrested Thursday by Mountain Home Police.     Lieutenant Eric Neal of the Mountain Home PD says 35 year ...Read More
    Thursday, May 26 was "Red Nose Day" across the country, and the Rotary Club of Mountain Home got into it in a big way! Red noses were sold for $5 each and the club collected $315, which will be donated to the Food Bank of North ...Read More
    Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer for many, and it often kicks off with an outing to a lake or river. Park rangers from the Army Corps of Engineers want you and your family to be safe in or around the ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County will be closed Monday in honor of Memorial Day. The library will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday.      The Gassville Branch of the ...Read More
    A rural Mountain Home teen has been arrested on burglary and theft charges following an investigation into a residential break-in. According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 18-year-old Austin Scott Denstedt has been ...Read More
    The Baxter County Sheriff's office is notifying the public that a man has registered as a sex offender at the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in this County. According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 62-year-old ...Read More
    According to Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore, Eddie Chriswell, a level 1 sex offender, has moved to a residence on Branch Road in Omaha. Chriswell was convicted of sexual indecency with a 14 year old child and ...Read More
    The following students have been named to the honors list for the spring 2016 semester at Arkansas State University- Mountain Home (ASUMH): Chancellor’s List - Kathy Acerra of Mountain Home, AR; Issac Allen of Summit, AR; ...Read More
   A former Mountain Home School Superintendent has died. Dr.James William Willis died in Little Rock. He was superintendent in Mountain Home from 1975 to 1977.    A celebration of life service for 77 year old James ...Read More
    Baxter County Circuit Court jurors do not need to report for duty on Tuesday, according to County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese. The next date to report is June 27th at 9am at the Court Complex, 301 East 6th Street. ...Read More
     The Chief Deputy Director of the Arkansas Community Corrections Department updated the Cotter City Council last night on the Twin Lakes Recovery Center that opened last month in Cotter. Recorder-Treasurer Andrea Kray ...Read More
    The Marion County Quorum Court budget committee is scheduled to meet this evening at 6. The session will be held in the County Court Complex building and is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
    The 67th Annual Fulton County Homecoming Festival will be held in Salem today and Saturday.     The festival, held on the court house square, will get underway Friday. The Salem Senior Life Center will ...Read More
    A Baxter County man on probation has been arrested on a pornography charge involving a 14-year-old female. Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore said 23-year-old James Lee Snurr of rural Baxter County was arrested ...Read More
An Oakland man was pronounced dead Monday morning at the scene of a single vehicle accident in Searcy County. According to the Arkansas State Police, 37-year-old David Moore died when the van he was driving ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The accident happened on Arkansas 14, west of Harriet in Searcy County.
ABC national news
ABC News(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Tropical Storm Bonnie was swirling off the coast of South Carolina Saturday night, disturbing Sunday plans for beachgoers.According to the National Hurricane Center, 40 mile-per-hour winds and heavy rains from the second named storm of the season were hitting South Carolina and southern North Carolina's coast Saturday night.The official start of hurricane season does not begin for another four days, but Michael Brennan, a senior hurricane specialist for NHC, said th
iStock/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) -- A 3-year-old boy escaped without serious injury after he crawled through a barrier at the Cincinnati Zoo and into a gorilla enclosure, where he was picked up by a 400-pound gorilla, the zoo director said.After the boy crawled through the barrier Saturday, he fell into a moat, where he was picked up and carried around by the gorilla for about 10 minutes, Zoo Director Thane Maynard said.The boy was rescued and taken to a hospital, Maynard said. Police said the boy'
iStock/Thinkstock(WICHITA, Kan.) -- Authorities in Kansas resumed the search for the body of an 11-year-old boy who was swept away by a fast-moving creek in Wichita on Friday night, hours after flash flooding moved through the area.The boy, whose name has not been released, fell into an unnamed creek that feeds into the Arkansas River at about 7:30 p.m.Wichita Fire Department Battalion Chief John Turner told ABC News that Friday's storm may have doubled the depth of the creek to approximately 10
Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Investigators were expected on Saturday to lift the wreckage from the World War II-era single-seat fighter plane that crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey Friday evening, killing the pilot.The Coast Guard said the Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to conduct salvage operations of the aircraft today.The cause of the crash is under investigation, the Coast Guard added.The plane, which took off from an airport on Long Island, went in
WABC(NEW YORK) -- A 33-year-old New Jersey police officer was almost pinned under a giant tree as he responded to a call of a large branch blocking a road Friday morning.As Officer Douglas Faber of the Ringwood Police Department tried to remove the enormous branch from the road at around 6:45 a.m., another part of the tree came crashing down, nearly pinning him under it, said Ringwood Police Chief Joseph Walker.Dashcam video shows Faber running as soon as he hears sounds of the tree cracking, bu
Courtesy of Pearl Pinson's family(NEW YORK) --  Authorities in California are "very concerned" a missing 15-year-old girl may be hurt after she was allegedly abducted by an older acquaintance this week, and are searching for her in Sonoma County.While the suspected abductor has since been killed in a shootout with police, the teen remains missing and the subject of an Amber Alert.The Solano County Sheriff's Office said this afternoon it was working with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Off
NYPD(NEW YORK) -- A World War II-era single-seat fighter plane crashed in the Hudson River Friday evening, and a body believed to the pilot was recovered by divers, police officials said.The NYPD said the plane, which took off from an airport in Suffolk County, went into the water around 7:30 p.m. A distress signal was issued.The NYPD said that it has located the plane, which was secured to a harbor launch. New Jersey State Police initially said that the pilot suffered minor injuries and was en
NYPD(NEW YORK) -- A World War II-era fighter plane crashed in the Hudson River Friday evening and a body was recovered, police officials said.The NYPD said the plane, which took off from an airport in Suffolk County, went into the water around 7:30 p.m. A distress signal was issued.The NYPD said that it had located the plane, and a body was recovered. New Jersey State Police initially said that the pilot suffered minor injuries and was en route to the hospital, but the agency said later it could
NYPD(NEW YORK) -- A World War II-era fighter plane crashed in the Hudson River Friday evening and the pilot remains unaccounted for, police officials said.The NYPD said the plane, which took off from an airport in Suffolk County, went into the water around 7:30 p.m. A distress signal was issued.The NYPD said that it has located the plane, but the search continues for the pilot. New Jersey State Police initially said that the pilot suffered minor injuries and was en route to the hospital, but the
Courtesy of Steinle Family(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The family of Kate Steinle, the woman who was allegedly shot and killed by an undocumented immigrant on a San Francisco pier last summer, has filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies and a San Francisco sheriff for not preventing her death.The lawsuit, filed Thursday in a federal court in San Francisco, seeks to hold the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the City and County of San Francisco and Sheriff Ross M
NYPD(NEW YORK) -- A small plane crashed in the Hudson River Friday night, police officials said.The exact circumstances of the crash were not clear, but the New York Police Department was on the scene of the crash, which extended between New York and New Jersey.In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration said that it received a report that a World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt may have gone down in the river, two miles south of the George Washington Bridge."Search and rescue was headed to
NYPD(NEW YORK) -- A small plane crashed in the Hudson River Friday night, police officials said.The exact circumstances of the crash were not clear, but the New York Police Department was on the scene of the crash, which extended between New York and New Jersey.In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration said that it received a report that a World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt may have gone down in the river, two miles south of the George Washington Bridge."Search and rescue was headed to
iStock/Thinkstock(CONROE, Texas) -- A group banded together to rescue a trapped woman from fast-moving floodwaters in Conroe, Texas, in a dramatic moment caught on camera.The woman was trapped in a van Thursday off of Interstate 45 in Conroe -- about 40 miles north of Houston -- when the group of rescuers, struggling to stay standing in the rushing waters, extended a ladder towards her.As the rescuers held up the ladder, they also held onto each other so no one would be washed away.The ladder su
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- U.S. meteorologists are predicting more tropical activity this year compared to recent years but expect the summer hurricane season to be near-normal levels.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said there is a 70 percent likelihood that there will be 10 to 16 named storms this season (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which four to eight could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher). In a "normal" year, there are 12 named storms, six hurricanes and
U.S. Customs and Border Protection(NOGALES, Ariz.) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have arrested an Arizona woman who they say attempted to smuggle a pound of methamphetamine inside burritos through a Nogales, Arizona, entry port. #CBP officers at the #PortOfNogales hungry for a drug seizure, bag a pound of meth burritos https://t.co/obocGBj83K pic.twitter.com/Nq4wPhqaB6— CBPArizona (@CBPArizona) May 24, 2016 The woman, 23, was crossing from Mexico into the U.S. Sh