March 4, 2015
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RAIN:  7AM to 7AM:  .00"    Month:  .55”    Year:  6.58"   |  TEMPS:  High: 37  Low: 30
Local news stories
     A house in Gassville is to be sold in a sheriff's sale on March 30 to satisfy a $75,000 bond forfeiture involving Monique Blanc who became a fugitive in April 2013. The bond was written by Affordable Bail Bonds of ...Read More
    Almost four weeks after a fire destroyed his home in Oakland, 82-year-old Perry Boore died Monday at Baxter Regional Medical Center.     Boore officially founded Perry's Orphan's Sanctuary in 2005, but ...Read More
    The National Weather Service has upgraded its Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning for the Twin Lakes Area for Wednesday's anticipated storm.     The warning area includes all of the Twin Lakes ...Read More
         James Filchak of Oxford has been arrested on three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, three counts of third degree domestic battery and resisting arrest, according to the Izard ...Read More
       Dr. Clement Mulloy, assistant Professor of History at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, will be the guest speaker at Tuesday's meeting of the Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society. The ...Read More
         Formal charges have been filed against Darrell Shane Smith of Midway, a registered sex offender, who was arrested February 23 for threatening to do harm to himself and others with a ...Read More
    The good news for Baxter County and Mountain Home continues with strong sales numbers reported again in February. The county and city sales tax revenues for January were both up over the February 2014 numbers marking the 11th ...Read More
    Twelve-year-old Austin Snyder of Mountain Home has lost his nearly 6-year battle with cancer. Snyder died Monday at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis where he has been treated since his diagnosis in September 2009 of ...Read More
     It seems Old Man Winter isn't done with the Twin Lakes Area yet. Although temperatures will be above freezing and even in the 60's Tuesday, it won't last long, according to Meteorologist Joe Goudsward from the National ...Read More
     Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Monday afternoon he has picked Johnny Key to the State Board of Education to act as the new Commissioner of Education and to serve as the administrative head of the Arkansas ...Read More
     Three people have been arrested following a stabbing incident early Sunday morning, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office.      The two victims, whose names are being withheld, were able ...Read More
    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning Wednesday morning as the next round of winter weather bears down on the Twin Lakes Area.     National Weather Service Meteorologist ...Read More
    A 20-year-old Gassville woman has died after a one-vehicle crash Saturday on U.S. Highway 62/412 in Marion County.     According to a report from Arkansas State Police Corporal Clinton Evans, the victim ...Read More
     Flippin Police made four felony arrests in less than 48 hours last week. Three separate cases involving drug possession and other crimes resulted in at least thirteen charges being filed, according to releases from ...Read More
         The winners of the 10th Annual Amateur Digital Photography Contest were named recently and the photos are now on display for the community. Almost 100 photographs were entered in the contest- ...Read More
     The Norfork School Board will meet regular session Monday evening at 5 at the administration building. On the meeting's agenda are reports, the hiring of licensed and classified staff and approval of the 2015-16 school ...Read More
ABC national news
Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) -- The Alabama Supreme Court handed down a ruling Tuesday evening, ordering a stop to the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses by probate judges. The order comes after the Elmore County's probate judge requested the state's supreme court for further guidance in regards to issuing licenses. In the ruling, the supreme court cites an effort to comply with Alabama law, which states marriage is between one man and one woman, as the reason to halt same-
aetb/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A massive and slow-moving winter storm continued to grip the U.S. on Tuesday, dumping snow, ice and rain from Utah and Louisiana to Maine. At least 30 states were under winter weather alerts on Tuesday, and the storm was affecting 120 million Americans. In Minnesota, treacherous ice and slick conditions brought traffic on Interstate 94 to a complete standstill after more than a dozen crashes in the area.Near St. Paul, Minnesota, a car slammed a police vehicle
Ventura County Sheriff's Office(LOS ANGELES) --  A French official raised questions on Tuesday about the true identity of the homeless man fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers in a confrontation that was caught on videotape. ABC News has learned that the LAPD had identified the man as Charley Saturmin Robinet, a convicted bank robber who carried a French passport. But Arnaud Guillois, the press counselor at the French Embassy in Washington, told ABC News that the homeless man killed
FBI(BOSTON) -- The widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is under active investigation and could face potential criminal charges related to the deadly blast, law enforcement officials told ABC News. A spokesperson for the U.S. attorney’s office and the FBI declined to comment, and authorities said no decision has been made on whether to eventually bring charges while prosecutors concentrate on the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Katherine Russell’s brother-in-law. Russell,
Ruaridh Connellan/Barcroft Media /Landov(NEW YORK) -- This dog just may be the world's largest Pit Bull. Only 18 months old, Hulk weighs a hefty 175 pounds.Despite his intimidating size, his owners Marlon and Lisa Grannan say Hulk is a sweet family dog and a best friend to their 3-year-old son Jordan.Videos and photos of Hulk with their son online shatter misconceptions about Pit Bulls as ruthless monsters.The toddler can be seen riding Hulk, singing with him and napping with him."He's a wonderf
ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- A sad turn of events involving the engineer of the Metrolink train that derailed in Oxnard, California, last week.  The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed on Tuesday to ABC News that Glenn Steele, 62, died at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.Steele had 42 years of experience driving trains, and had been on the job so long that he was at the top of Metrolink’s seniority list. Steele was in the front of the train when it slammed into a truck
Hunter Martin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World Series MVP and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling took matters into his own hands when Twitter users started to cyberbully his teenage daughter. The All-Star struck back at two Internet trolls in particular who made vulgar remarks, with Schilling revealing their identities and schools on his blog. The crude comments were in response to Schilling's congratulatory tweet to his daughter's acceptance to college in Rhode Island. Congrats to Gabby
Stockbyte/Thinkstock(SILVER SPRING, Md.) -- A Maryland couple who was being investigated for allowing their two children to walk home alone from a neighborhood park have been "found responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect" by the state's Child Protective Services. Maryland Child Protective Services began investigating Danielle and Alexander Meitiv of Silver Spring, Maryland, for practicing so-called “free-range parenting,” a philosophy that encourages children to have some inde
Ventura County Sheriff's Office(LOS ANGELES) --  The identity of the man who was shot by Los Angeles police officers Sunday has now been confirmed. ABC News has learned that the man's name was Charley Robinet. The only information about the man, whose altercation with police was caught on video, came from the Los Angeles County Coroner, who told Los Angeles ABC News affiliate KABC-TV that he was a black man in his 30s. Witnesses at the scene told KABC-TV that the man was called "Africa" by
Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Department of Justice is expected to release its finding on the investigation into the Ferguson Police Department as early as Wednesday, sources tell ABC News. According to a law enforcement official, the report will say the Ferguson Police Department’s conduct routinely violated the constitution and federal law due to a combination of racial bias and a focus on generating revenue. According to the findings, African-Americans make up 67 percent of
Thomas Cordova/Daily Breeze(LOS ANGELES) -- A girls' high school basketball team was forced to forfeit a semi-final playoff win because the team wore pink letters and numbers on its jerseys to support breast cancer awareness.The organization that oversees Nathaniel Narbonne High School's team in the Harbor City area of Los Angeles has strict rules regarding team colors. So now, Narbonne is appealing a decision that forced the team to forfeit a 57-52 win on Saturday against View Park Preparatory
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- The mother of the 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by Cleveland police would accept an apology from the department for shooting her child if one were offered, she said at a news conference Tuesday morning."The city’s answer is disrespectful to my son Tamir," Samaria Rice said Tuesday morning. "I have yet to receive an apology from the police department or the city of Cleveland in regards to the killing of my son and it hurts."Her comments cam
NASA(HOUSTON) -- NASA is celebrating the 100th birthday of the United States' original aeronautics program on Tuesday with photos showing what the dream of flight looked like a century ago.Founded on March 3, 1915, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, called NACA, focused on innovation in aeronautics, including the creation of the retractable landing gear, jet engine compressors and turbines, among other technologies.The mission, according to NASA administrator Charles Bolden, was to
ABC News(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- Opening statements are expected to begin this week in the trial of Jonathan Broyhill, who’s accused of killing his best friend’s wife, a political strategist.Jamie Hahn, 29, was attacked in her Raleigh, North Carolina, home in April 2013.She ran a successful political consulting company, working with former U.S. Congressman Brad Miller, D-N.C. Hahn hired Broyhill -- her husband Nation’s best man at their wedding -- to do the campaign’s accountin
iStock/Thinkstock(WILSON, N.C.) -- Two passing motorists on I-95 called 911 to report seeing a pair of guards walking in the woods off the interstate with their hands tied after an alleged gold robbery in North Carolina, according to recordings of the calls released on Tuesday.Three armed suspects had allegedly robbed a tractor-trailer that was carrying $4.8 million worth of gold and bound the armed guards, who had been driving the vehicle on Sunday.The 911 calls were released Tuesday morning by