May 2, 2016
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .00"  Month: 1.10”  Year: 13.00"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 77  Low: 49
 
Local news stories
     Marion County jurors do not need to report for duty Thursday and Friday, according to Marion County Clerk Dee Carlton. The next date jurors will need to report for duty is Wednesday, Mayy 25. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
    A 67-year-old female was found deceased after Fire departments reported to the scene of a structure fire one mile north of Pyatt Monday morning. A spokesperson for the Marion County Sheriff's office said a mobile home caught ...Read More
    Third Congressional District U. S. Representative Steve Womack is scheduled to be in Flippin this morning. Womack is holding a "Coffeee with the Congressman" event at Parkview Pizza at 108 South 2nd Street from 9 a.m. to 10 ...Read More
    The Donald W. Reynolds Library will hold a question and answer session about cell phones and tablets on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.     If you would like to learn more about how to take and send pictures and ...Read More
   The Baxter County Circuit Court jury panel will not need to report today. Baxter County Circuit and County Clerk Canda Reese said the trials scheduled for today have been resolved.     The next reporting date ...Read More
    Some good news out of the legislature for Twin Lakes Area libraries and senior citizen centers.     Budget cuts last year of $2 million to Arkansas libraries and senior citizen centers will be restored with ...Read More
    The Donald W. Reynolds Library is hosting a Coloring Club for Adults on Mondays in May. Hours will be 10:30 a.m. until noon.     Library spokesperson Jennifer Veloria-Dunn said coloring is a fun way to ...Read More
     Baxter Regional Medical Center has announced Rev. Randy Ludwig has joined the staff as Hospital Chaplain. A former pastor at First United Methodist Church in Mountain Home for 14 years, Ludwig was most recently served as ...Read More
    For Mary Berry of Summit the ninth time was the charm.     Berry last week succeeded, after several years of effort, to get the Arkansas Attorney General to approve the wording of a proposed ...Read More
        According to Jacquelyn Meissner, faculty advisor of the Mountain Home High School's Bomb Squad, the team didn't have quite enough fire power to advance out of the quarter finals at this years national ...Read More
Manhunt in Izard and Baxter counties south of Norfork     Two men fled from law enforcement in Izard County Monday starting a man hunt across two counties. One of the men, Danny Sturgis, is in custody in ...Read More
   Eddie Johnson of Mountain View became the latest $50,000 top prize winner in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s 200X The Money, a $20 instant game that launched last August. 200X The Money has already proven to be a statewide ...Read More
    A Springfield contractor was arrested on felony theft charges after allegedly taking over $9,000 for a down payment and only providing four hours of work.     According to Baxter County Sheriff, John ...Read More
     The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is accepting applications May 1-June 1 for Arkansas’s annual elk hunting season.       Brad Carner, AGFC chief of wildlife management, says he has ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals City Council met Thursday night in regular session. Mayor David Hotchkiss reports on meeting action following the reading of minutes and reports. Listen: right-click to download ...Read More
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iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- Detroit Public School teachers are fighting for their paychecks by continuing a "sick out" that started Monday and closed over 90 of the 105 public schools in the city."The teachers feel, and I feel, that no one is listening to us when we try to explain what's going on here. I feel like we're being held hostage by our legislatures," Detroit Federation of Teachers interim president Ivy Bailey told ABC News Monday. "The teachers are not only fighting for themselves, b
ANDREW BIRAJ/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- New surveillance video released by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority shows the moment 16 CSX train cars derailed in northeast Washington, D.C., Sunday morning.In the video, taken from a camera at WMATA’s Rhode Island Avenue metro stop, several cars appear to hurtle sideways off the tracks, creating a pileup near the station.No injuries were reported, and workers were able to plug a damaged car leaking sodium hydroxide, a chemical often
Miami-Dade Police Department(MIAMI) -- A man identified as a former student in Miami, Florida, admitted to stealing over $260,000 worth of airline miles after he obtained personal information of several individuals across the country and used that information to gain access to their American Airlines AAdvantage accounts, according to court documents.According to an arrest affidavit, Milad Avazdavani, of Miami, admitted to police that he attempted to take over at least six individuals' American A
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- First daughter Malia Obama has finally made her decision to attend Harvard University, but not until the fall of 2017. Between then and now, the 17-year-old will be taking a so-called gap year, an option that appears to be as popular as ever among U.S. high school students, even those with limited means.There’re no firm numbers on U.S. high school graduates who put off college for a year, but the American Gap Association has seen a 23 percent growth in enroll
Mark Cline(NATURAL BRIDGE, Va.) -- On a historic plot of land in a small Virginia county rests a life-sized styrofoam replica of England’s most famous Stonehenge monument – “Foamhenge.”Mark Cline, who conceived the idea 20 years ago, built Foamhenge in time for its first appearance on April Fool’s Day in 2004. Despite visitors flocking to see it from all over the world, the attraction has overstayed its welcome in its current location.According to Cline, the Stonehe
Courtesy Adam Graves(NEW LONDON, Wisc.) -- Christian Burzynski, Adam Graves and Andy Holst have been fishing in Wisconsin's Wolf River for a very long time. Their fishing rods have brought in a whole lot of junk over the years, but one surprise catch last month is still making headlines."We were amazed to see that what we pulled up was a six-pack of Budweiser," Graves, 33, told ABC News. "We couldn't believe it when we pulled it up because it is such an usual find."The rusty cans show decades-ol
iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) -- The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday against two cities' attempts to limit fracking, saying the legislation passed by the cities of Longmont and Fort Collins are "invalid and unenforceable" because they conflict with existing state laws.In 2012, voters in the city of Longmont passed a ban on fracking, while in November 2013, Fort Collins voters passed a five-year moratorium on fracking to give the city time to study health and safety impacts of the process, accord
iStock/Thinkstock(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky appeared in a Pennsylvania courtroom Monday as he appeals his child-sex abuse conviction.In 2012, Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys, following tearful testimony from his victims.As officers led Sandusky into the courthouse Monday morning, the former coach, wearing an orange jumpsuit, told waiting reporters, "There’s much to say. For now, [def
iStock/Thinkstock(GLENDALE, Calif.) -- The case of a California woman who was ordered to unlock an iPhone using her fingerprint is raising questions about whether compelling a person to unlock their smartphone could infringe on their right against self-incrimination.A warrant was issued in February ordering Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan to unlock an iPhone seized from a Glendale, California, residence. She later pleaded no contest to a felony count of identity theft, according to the Los Angeles Times.Wh
iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- Detroit Public School teachers are fighting for their paychecks by initiating a "sick out" Monday that has closed over 90 of the 105 public schools in the city."The teachers feel, and I feel, that no one is listening to us when we try to explain what's going on here. I feel like we're being held hostage by our legislatures," Detroit Federation of Teachers interim president Ivy Bailey told ABC News Monday. "The teachers are not only fighting for themselves, but more
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A massive fire ravaged a Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Manhattan that left the building in ruins — on the same day its Serbian Orthodox parishioners had celebrated Easter.The New York Fire Department said the fire broke out on the first floor of the Cathedral shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday. There were no reported injuries or evacuations at the time the fire broke out. Roughly 170 firefighters mobilized to combat the blaze.#FDNY members operating at 4-alarm
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The start of a 5K bike race in Brooklyn, New York came to a screeching halt, literally, for dozens of riders, when a stalled motorcycle caused a chain reaction crash that caused a massive tangle of bikes and riders.Seven people were injured in the pileup Saturday night, which was caused when the motorcycle that was to lead the riders stalled, and was rear-ended by dozens of competitors already moving at full tilt in the annual Red Hook Criterium Finals. The re
Target(YULEE, Fla.) — A Florida woman turned the tables on man with a prior conviction for preying on women in public places, catching an alleged encounter on camera.Candice Spivey says the man, whom police identified as Jeffery Polizzi, had approached her two years ago, asking her what she described as inappropriate questions. But Spivey recognized the man this time, quickly thinking to record a video on her phone as she chased the suspect out of a Target store.“Do you remember runn
iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — May Day marches in Seattle ended with several violent outbreaks by demonstrators that left five officers injured and nine people arrested, according to police.Police reported being hit by rocks, batons and Molotov cocktails during Sunday clashes by black-clad protesters wearing masks and sunglasses.Seattle Mayor Ed Murray released a statement commending police for their work in containing the protests while disavowing the acts of the demonstrators."It is unfort
iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- What started as a peaceful May Day march in Seattle on Sunday led to several clashes with police.Police in riot gear deployed blast balls during confrontations with the anti-Capitalist protesters and pepper spray was used to disperse the crowds. The Seattle Police Department said officers reported molotov cocktails being thrown at them.A handful of arrests were made and at least two officers were injured, according to Seattle Police.Seattle police said officers were