June 24, 2016
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .00"  Month: 3.25”  Year: 24.93"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 93 Low: 71
 
Local news stories
     BRANSON, Mo. (AP) A 150-foot tall Ferris wheel from Chicago's Navy Pier has started operating in the Missouri tourist destination of Branson.      The Springfield News-Leader reports that ...Read More
         Marion County jurors do not need to report for duty next week, according to Marion County Clerk Dee Carlton.      The next day to report is July 7. WebReadyTM Powered ...Read More
         Mountain Home students and members of the GAPP, or, German American Partnership Program return home next week.      Jackson Steiner of Mountain Home sent an e-mail ...Read More
The Red White and Blue Festival events for Friday, June 24. 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Kids Zone- All Kids Zone Activities Are Free! 4:00 p.m.- Vendors. 5:30 p.m. Parade- Downtown Square - Hosted by The Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce. 5:00 ...Read More
     A recent sporting event resulted in a big donation for Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. The Mountain Home Charity Golf Classic was held June 11th and 12th at Big Creek Golf and Country Club, and it ended ...Read More
    Eddie Lee Vanscoy, III of Mountain Home, who currently faces a string of charges in two cases involved inappropriate sexual contact with minor children, will apparently face a third such charge ...Read More
    David Turner Gengler, now charged with kidnapping and five counts of first-degree battery, made an appearance in Baxter County Court Thursday, and 14th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney David Ethredge announced ...Read More
     A seven-year-old child was transported to a Springfield hospital after a near drowning on the North Fork of the White River. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Logan Williams of Gainesville ...Read More
     The city of Cotter was recognized last week by the Arkansas Municipal League. During the league's 82nd convention in Little Rock, the local city was honored with the Four Star Municipality ...Read More
     A stabbing incident on the North Fork of the White River is being investigated by the Ozark County Sheriff's Department. According to the Ozark County Times, the incident occurred around 6:00 Monday evening between ...Read More
         Voters in state house district 99 will have the opportunity to vote for Jack Fortner twice on November 8.      A Yellville Republican running unopposed in the general ...Read More
     The superintendent of the Deer/Mt. Judea School District in Newton County was suspended with pay Monday. An interim superintendent was hired while the district looks for a ...Read More
         Jacob Eakes of Mountain Home entered a guilty plea on the charge of robbery in Marion County Circuit Court Wednesday. The 23-year-old Eakes is one of two men charged in the robbery of Hilltop ...Read More
         The 17th annual, week long, Red, White and Blue Festival kicks off Thursday night at 7 with a performance from Brooke Eden, in Concert with Levi Hummon and Levon Ed Coulter, in the Performing ...Read More
     Sales tax numbers for Baxter County and the City of Mountain Home are up for the year, but the recently released number for the county and city in June, which covers spending in April, are down. ...Read More
     Two years ago a local woman and her family began a grassroots organization to stop distracted driving in response to a tragic accident caused by cell phone use that left her teenage nephew a quadriplegic. Today FADD, ...Read More
         The Cotter City Hall will meet in regular session Thursday night at six in the cities council chamebrs.      Items on the agenda include approval of city council ...Read More
     The city of Bull Shoals Parks and Recreation Committee will meet Thursday evening at 6 at Bull Shoals City Hall Council Chambers. The meeting was changed from June 20. Meeting agendas will be available at the door. ...Read More
    The Briarcliff Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Friday afternoon at 1 at the Briarcliff Clubhouse. On the agenda includes two applications for mobile homes to be brought into the city. The meeting is open to the ...Read More
     The city of Mountain Home is seeking the public's assistance with tracking the loss of water. The Water and Sewer Department has been dealing with an issue of leaks in the city's water lines, and they are asking ...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
iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — The body was recovered Friday of a child who was swept away in fast-moving floodwaters in West Virginia, Thursday, officials said, as the death toll in the state climbs to 14.The Ravenswood Fire Department said rescuers found the child’s body at 10:45 a.m. Friday, about a mile from where he was last seen in Jackson County Thursday.Fourteen deaths have been reported from flooding, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Friday. More than 100 homes have been d
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 split left in place a lower court’s opinion that blocks President’s Obama’s executive action on immigration from going into effect, at least for now.The president called Thursday’s court decision “heartbreaking.”What Happens Now: Status Quo?Obama made it clear that people who have been in the country for a long time and are otherwise law-abiding people, despite being here illegally, will remai
WPVI-TV(PHILADELPHIA) -- A uniformed police officer was shot three times while investigating illegal drug activity near Philadelphia Friday morning, according to the area's fire company.The shooting happened in Folcroft, Pennsylvania, about 13 miles south of Philadelphia.The officer, whose identity was not released, was hospitalized at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, according to the volunteer fire company in Folcroft. The officer's condition was not immediately clear.It was unclear whether a
Facebook/Amanda Carper(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) -- Dramatic video shows a burning building getting swept away in fast-moving flood waters in West Virginia during flooding that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin called "among the worst in a century for some parts of the state."The footage shows shocked residents watching the building float by as the fire sends smoke into the air.Four deaths have been reported from flooding in the state, three in Kanawha County and one in Ohio County, according to Tim Rock at the We
Kern County Fire Department(BAKERSFIELD, Calif.) — A fast-moving wildfire in central California has destroyed several dozen homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in rural communities in Kern County Thursday.Dubbed the Erskine Fire, the blaze quickly exploded in size since it began around 4 p.m., spreading to more than 4,000 acres as it was fueled by intense heat in the upper 90s, according to the Kern County Fire Department.Officials say the fire is at 0 percent containment and so far n
iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — A rescue effort is underway for roughly 500 people who became trapped inside a West Virginia mall when the bridge connecting the shopping center to the adjacent main road collapsed and washed away, officials told ABC News.Both employees and customers have been trapped inside the center — located in Charleston — since around 4 p.m. Thursday, according to Rick McElhaney, assistant deputy director with Metro 911 in Kanawha County.Bridge to El
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A child was swept away in flood waters in Jackson County, West Virginia, Thursday afternoon, after much of the state's southeastern region had been issued a flash food warning due to heavy rain, according to officials.A 2- to 4-year-old boy was swept away by swift waters behind homes on Utah Road, outside the city of Ravenswood, said Walter Smittle, Director of 911 and emergency management for Jackson County. His disappearance was reported at 4:25 p.m.Three fire de
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court ruled today in favor of the University of Texas’ admissions plan, leaving in place the school’s affirmative action policy.In a 4-3 vote, the justices upheld the judgment of the court of appeals, which ruled in favor of allowing the university to use race as a factor in its admissions process.“Still, it remains an enduring challenge to our Nation’s education system to reconcile the pursuit of diversity with the constitutio
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A federal district court in Virginia ordered a school board to let a 16-year-old transgender teen use the boys restroom, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.Gloucester High School student Gavin Grimm filed a lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board, alleging that its policy that requires transgender students to either use a restroom that corresponds with their biological gender or a private, single-stall is illegal.A federal judge for the East
WBRZ/ABC(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- A 30-year-old mother from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was arrested on Monday after allegedly whipping three of her kids as punishment for breaking into a neighbor's residence, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.The mother, Schaquana Spears, was booked into jail this past Monday evening on a charge of cruelty to juveniles, according to a probable cause affidavit from the sheriff's office obtained by ABC News Thursday.According to the affidavit, Spe
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A child was swept away in flood waters in Jackson County, West Virginia, this afternoon, after much of the state's southeastern region had been issued a flash food warning due to heavy rain, according to officials.A 2- to 4-year-old boy was swept away by swift waters behind homes on Utah Road, outside the city of Ravenswood, said Walter Smittle, Director of 911 and emergency management for Jackson County. His disappearance was reported at 4:25 p.m.Three fire depart
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of State and the online education provider Coursera have teamed up to provide displaced people around the world access to an education."Coursera for Refugees provides access to world-class, career-relevant education at no cost, to individual refugees and the nonprofits that serve them," Rebecca Taber, head of government partnerships at Coursera, told ABC News.The initiative will provide financial aid for more than 1,000 online classes to an un
@NYPDnews/Twitter(NEW YORK) --  A New York Police Department vehicle has gotten a rainbow-themed makeover before the city's 2016 LGBT Pride March this Sunday.The NYPD badge on the SUV's hood is in rainbow colors, as are the words "pride," "equality" and "peace" on the vehicle's side. The car also reads "NYC pride 2016" on a heart-shaped rainbow and "Our [heart] goes out to Orlando." Some have praised the NYPD vehicle as a sign of the department's solidarity with the LGBT community and Orlan
iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., the third of six Baltimore City police officers to stand trial for their alleged role in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, was found not guilty of second-degree murder Thursday by Judge Barry Williams.Goodson, who drove the police van carrying 25-year-old Gray, faced up to 30 years in prison if he was convicted of the most serious charge, second-degree depraved-heart murder. He chose to leave his fate up to a judge instead of a jury
iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., the third of six Baltimore City police officers to stand trial for their alleged role in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, was found not guilty of second-degree murder Thursday by Judge Barry Williams. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.