December 9, 2016
3:19 pm
Rain: 7am to 7am:  .00"  Month: .71”  Year: 48.93"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 33 Low: 16
 
Local news stories
     The Bull Shoals City Council will meet in special session Friday evening at 4 in council chambers. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss employee Christmas bonuses.     WebReadyTM Powered ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals City Council will meet in special session Friday evening at 4 in council chambers. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss employee Christmas bonuses.     WebReadyTM Powered ...Read More
     The Baxter County Sheriff's Department is now accepting applications for Reserve Deputy Sheriff. According to the Sheriff's Office, Reserve Deputies serve in a support role on a volunteer basis and are ...Read More
     The Twin Lakes Literacy Council will offer free classes in Microsoft Excel Saturday from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The class will be offered again on the following Saturday from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 ...Read More
     The Marion County Library will welcome Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus Saturday morning at 11. Children and their families are welcome come visit Santa and his wife, take pictures and enjoy refreshments and Christmas movies ...Read More
     The United States Postal Service is expanding retail hour and package delivery services in the Twin Lakes Area. Offices in Mountain Home will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and in Harrison from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...Read More
     A one vehicle accident Thursday morning on State Route CC, six miles west of West Plains, has killed 28-year-old Robert Salamone of West Plains. According to Missouri State Trooper JM Heimsoth, Salamone's vehicle was ...Read More
     Mel Coleman, Chief Executive Officer of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative and President of the National Rural Electric Cooperative, recently led an association delegation to Guatemala where the Central American country ...Read More
     The annual Coats for Kids drive at KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot was a tremendous success this year thanks to the giving community of the Twin Lakes Area. The event, sponsored by Jiffy Laundry and Dry Cleaning and ...Read More
     The Harrison School Board has selected McPherson and Jacobson, a search consulting firm from Omaha, to find a new superintendent to replace Mendy Moss, who has accepted a position in Joplin. Her last day as Harrison's ...Read More
     The Fleet Reserve Association meeting for December has been canceled. Members will be attending a Dutch treat dinner at Colton's Steakhouse on Saturday, December 10th at 2:00 in the afternoon. Those planning to attend ...Read More
    Shawn Douglas Eaton of Mountain Home, who is charged with a number of offenses having to do with inappropriate contact with young girls, has been found unfit to proceed in the cases filed against him, according to an ...Read More
     The Lakeview Midway Public Water Authority is working on a water main break on Hwy 5 North in Midway in the vicinity of Baxter Labs. Some customers will have low or no water pressure. Crews are in the process of isolating and repairing the leak in order to restores service to water customers.
     Stay tuned to KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot or visit ktlo.com for the latest updates.
Barry Fowler
    The Mountain Home Police Department recently made multiple drug arrests Wednesday. Officers served a search warrant at a residence on Maple Street in Mountain Home due to continued complaints of drug abuse at the location. The ...Read More
     The Baxter Marion Rural Water Association #1 will hold an emergency meeting Friday at noon in the Oakland community center.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     The regular meeting of the Oakland Promise Land Fire Protection District will be held Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Station 3 on Highway 5 in Three Brothers. The meeting is open to the ...Read More
     Now that Arkansas has joined 27 other states and the District of Columbia to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes, there are still many issues to be resolved regarding the approved use of the drug. Among ...Read More
    The Twin Lakes Recovery of Northern Arkansas will have another public meeting Thursday night to discuss the possibility of relocating the facility to Marion County. The meeting will be held at 6:00 in the evening at the ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County will close Thursday afternoon at 5.      Regular hours for the library are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., ...Read More
     Twin Lakes Area residents may see the first snow of the season Wednesday night, but Jeff Hood, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in North Little Rock says there shouldn't be much white stuff, if ...Read More
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Veloria Dunn
     Seventy-five years ago Wednesday, the day then President Franklin D. Roosevelt said would go down in infamy, when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese, Polly Millhouser of Mountain Home was a 21 year old girl living ...Read More
ABC national news
jwoodard99/Instagram(NEW YORK) -- Snowstorms are expected in many parts of the country this weekend, posing hazardous driving conditions for millions of motorists.On Thursday, slippery roads and low visibility caused multi-vehicle pileups on interstate highways in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Nevada.Lake effect snow continues to slam the Great Lakes region. In Oswego, New York, residents witnessed a unique weather phenomenon late Thursday: a snowstorm that produces lightning.IT HAPPENED. Thu
ABC News(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) --  Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old accused of killing nine black churchgoers at a Charleston, South Carolina, bible study, appeared to chuckle as he admitted to the shooting in a video interview of Roof played in court today in which Roof also said he used a Glock 45 to do it, according to ABC affiliate WCIV, which reported the testimony from the courtroom."I didn't say anything to them before I pulled it out, not even one word," Roof said of the gun in the video. "I
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  A woman accused of murdering her twin sister by driving their vehicle off a cliff in Hawaii waived her right to an extradition hearing in a New York court Friday morning.Alexandria Duval, 38, entered the Albany County courtroom in shackles, a yellow jumpsuit and with her long blonde hair pulled back. Duval's attorney, Kevin O'Brien, said his client was anxious to return to Hawaii to defend herself against a second-degree murder charge stemming from the fatal
ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Chris Mumma, the executive director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, believes her client Mark Carver is sitting in prison, sentenced to life, for a murder he didn’t commit.Mumma’s organization receives about 600 requests every year from inmates who say they have been wrongfully convicted. But she knows a winning case comes along far less often. In fact NCAI accepts only 2 percent of all the inmate appeals it receives.“Mark’s ca
ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Chris Mumma, the executive director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, believes her client Mark Carver is sitting in prison, sentenced to life, for a murder he didn’t commit.Mumma’s organization receives about 600 requests every year from inmates who say they have been wrongfully convicted. But she knows a winning case comes along far less often. In fact NCAI accepts only 2 percent of all the inmate appeals it receives.“Mark’s ca
Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  As locals near Washington, D.C.’s Comet Pizza restaurant know too well, fake news headlines can have real-world implications.Edgar Welch allegedly fired three shots at the local hotspot after driving 350 miles from North Carolina in order to investigate a fake news story that the pizzeria was home to a child slavery ring. That story was not true.“The intel on this wasn’t 100 percent,” Welch told The New York Times after his

Obama Says John Glenn 'Lifted the Hopes of a Nation'

Bettmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The death of legendary astronaut John Glenn sparked an outpouring of tributes, including from President Obama, who said the space pioneer "lifted the hopes of a nation.""With John's passing, our nation has lost an icon and Michelle and I have lost a friend," Obama said. "John spent his life breaking barriers, from defending our freedom as a decorated Marine Corps fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, to setting a transcontinental speed record, to becomi
Georgia Bureau of Investigation(AMERICUS, Ga.) -- The Georgia Southwestern State University police officer who was critically injured Wednesday while responding to a domestic dispute call has died from his injuries -- one of two officers killed in the incident, the university announced.“We have just received word that GSW Public Safety Officer Jody Smith has succumbed to his injuries and has passed away," said Georgia Southwestern State University Interim President Charles Patterson. "We o
iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- At least three people have been killed in a series of snow-related car accidents that involved about 40 vehicles in Michigan, according to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.The major car pileup occurred around 9:47 a.m. today, in the westbound lanes of the interstate I-96 in Livingston County, according to Michigan State Police. Authorities said 11 other injuries had been reported, but were not life-threatening.The identities of those killed have not yet been r
Image Source/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Winter is officially here to stay for many states across the nation.Gusty winds, whiteout conditions and heavy snow are impacting thousands of commuters. Winter advisories have been issued for nearly 20 states.The Great Lakes region, especially Michigan and New York, is experiencing heavy lake-effect snow that could lead to an accumulation of 2-3 feet. #wutv Lake effect snow in effect. Syracuse pic.twitter.com/Bu5PUU2nSp— vbdenny (@VBDenny) Decemb
Bettmann/Getty(NEW YORK) -- John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the earth and a legendary figure in the American space flight program, has died, the Ohio governor has said. He was 95.pic.twitter.com/XRN1DDMVqO— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) December 8, 2016Glenn was one of America's first and most celebrated astronauts and had a long public career that included two space flights, 24 years as a U.S. Senator from Ohio, and a run for the presidency. He was born July 18, 1921.Glenn w
iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- At least three people have been killed in a series of snow-related car accidents that involved about 30 vehicles in Michigan, according to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.The major car pileup occurred in the westbound lanes of the interstate I-96 in Livingston County, according to Michigan State Police.Sudden whiteout conditions, as well as black ice on the roads have been cited by police as contributors to the deadly crash.The snow -- and other accidents --
Georgia Bureau of Investigation(AMERICUS, Ga.) -- The man who allegedly shot two police officers in Georgia, killing one and critically wounding the other, is now dead, authorities said.A spokesperson for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation told ABC News Thursday afternoon that the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Minquell Kennedy Lembrick, is deceased. It was not immediately clear how Lembrick had died.Investigators said Lembrick was wanted in connection to a shooting that happened Wednesday
iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- At least two people have been killed in a series of snow-related car accidents that involved 30 to 40 vehicles in Michigan, police said.The major car pileup occurred in the westbound lanes of the interstate I-96 in Livingston County, according to Michigan State Police.Sudden whiteout conditions, as well as black ice on the roads have been cited by police as contributors to the deadly crash.The snow -- and other accidents -- continue to pile up. Police said crashes h

Michael Slager Trial Foreman Recalls 'Passionate, Emotional' Climate in Jury Roo

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- The jury foreman in the state murder trial of former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager described the climate in the jury room as "passionate, emotional" and sometimes "heated" before a mistrial was eventually declared."We are a group of 12 people who came from different backgrounds, trying to come up with one decision. And that just didn't happen," jury foreman Dorsey Montgomery II told ABC News.Slager, who is white, was accuse