August 30, 2015
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .21"  Month: 3.32”  Year: 42.89"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 81 Low: 67
Local news stories
     An Omaha woman, 32 year old Kortnie Ann Evans, has been arrested on charges of sexual assault on a minor and remains behind bars in the Boone County Jail with bond set at $75,000. A press release from the Boone County ...Read More
     Twin Lakes Area residents can expect a rainy Sunday with a chance of thunderstorms, according to Meteorologist Sean Clark from the National Weather Service Office in North Little ...Read More
      The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission has approved a five-year ban on new medium and large hog farms in the Buffalo National River watershed.      The ban approved ...Read More
     Southwest Missouri authorities say a man has been fatally stabbed in a fight over a woman.      Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase says authorities were called Friday night to a home about ...Read More
Here's a look at the top stories of the week on      After months on the run, 38-year-old Christopher John Jenkins' flight from justice came to an end when he was apprehended while hiding in heavy cover Monday ...Read More
    Three men -- all members of the same family -- who were picked up August 10 in a police raid on what has been described as a large indoor marijuana-growing operation, waived their appearances and entered not guilty pleas ...Read More
     A Salem woman is being held in the Howell County Jail after being arrested in Fulton County on felony charges related to a stabbing incident in May at the Ozarks Medical Center. According to a report from Area Wide News, ...Read More
        KY3 anchor Steve Grant is one of three news personnel from Springfield assisting WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, after the shooting of two journalists Wednesday morning.     According ...Read More
    LITTLE ROCK – The cost of a college education can be daunting to parents who are looking for ways to finance the expense.     Laura Connerly, assistant professor of family and consumer economics at the ...Read More
     The Cotter City Council agreed to continue their financial support of the North West Arkansas Economic Development District for 2016 when they met in regular session Thursday evening.      In ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County will host a Cell Phone Question and Answer Session Tuesday afternoon at 4 at the library. The session, with help offered from tech-savy volunteers from the Teen ...Read More
    Donald Miller of Harrison, who currently faces a total of 50 felony and misdemeanor counts of breaking or entering, theft of property, theft by receiving and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia in Baxter County, is also ...Read More
     A rural Mountain Home Man is being held in the Baxter County jail on felony drug charges and a parole violation following his arrest at the Ozark Regional Airport. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says 29 year old ...Read More
     Flags across Arkansas will fly at half-staff Saturday in memory of Major Dale W. Richardson of Stone County who was killed in South Vietnam in May of 1970. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson issued a proclamation ordering ...Read More
    Ten years ago, one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States struck the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana on August 29th, 2005 and went on to affect much of the eastern ...Read More
     The Baxter County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public of a Level 2 Sex Offender that recently registered as living in the area. According to a press release from Sheriff John Montgomery, 33-year-old Jason Brannon was ...Read More
ABC national news
Wavebreakmedia Ltd/iStock/ThinkStock(SEATTLE) -- A powerful storm system moved through parts of the northwest Saturday, leaving two dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Washington state.A man was killed in Gig Harbor when a tree fell onto his car as he was driving, ABC affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle reports. His 3-year-old daughter who was with him was uninjured.Gig Harbor Police Chief Kelly Busey described what happened as heart-wrenching.“A father was just taken from their child
iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- South Florida prepares for the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika.After Tropical Storm Erika dissipated over Cuba Saturdy morning, South Floridians prepared for the leftover heavy rain, flooding, and winds.Florida Governor Rick Scott told residents they should stay alert, after declaring a state of emergency on Friday, and he said there's a possibility the storm could regain strength as it makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico."If you look at history, these storms, we s
Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- For deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a Texas gas station Friday, law enforcement was "his calling," his brother-in-law told ABC News.Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff's deputy, was filling up his patrol car at a gas station near Houston when a man approached him from behind and shot him several times, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Goforth, 47, died at the gas station.A 10-year veteran of the department, he became a pol
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Local leaders and residents attended a memorial service on Saturday for the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall.The ceremony took place at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, a mausoleum for the nearly 100 unidentified victims of the storm. Among those in attendance were New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Louisiana Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal."Although the American citizens that lie on this sacred g
MikeLane45/iStock/Thinkstock(PALMDALE, Calif.) -- A California mechanic got a surprise Friday morning when a mountain lion jumped on him as he was opening the shop where he worked.Hank Barkerfelt said the encounter scared him but the animal quickly took off, ABC station KABC-TV reports. It happened at LJ Automotive in Palmdale, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles."I just opened up the shop like I do every morning and she came out from a little cubby-hole we have back there and just stumped me ag
(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A person of interest has been taken in for questioning in connection with the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities say.Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth was filling his patrol car with gas Friday night when a man came from behind and fired multiple shots at him. The suspect continued to fire as the officer was on the ground. Goforth was in full uniform at the time."It appears to be an unprovoked execution-style killing of a police
(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A suspect has been arrested in the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities said.Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth was filling his patrol car with gas, when a man came from behind and fired multiple shots at him. The suspect continued to fire as the officer was on the ground. Goforth was in full uniform at the time."It appears to be an unprovoked execution-style killing of a police officer," Hickman said.During the manhunt, law enforce
iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Vester Lee Flanagan threatened to hit one of his colleagues when they were on a reporting job years before he fatally shot a reporter and a cameraman this week, his former boss told ABC News.Dan Dennison, the news director at WDBJ-TV when Flanagan worked there, said that everything was going well with his employment for the first two months after he was hired in March 2012. It wasn’t until May of that year that he had his first run-in with a colleague tha
KGO-TV(SAN FRANCISCO) -- As friends Laura Sherman and Denise Diaz spent five days lost in the northern California wilderness, they said they thought to themselves, "We're too young to die.""We've got to live to have grandchildren," Sherman, 57, told ABC News on Friday. "We've got to live our lives."The two women, both moms of one, have been friends for about 10 years, Sherman said.Last Friday, they were on their way to a hot springs when they found a book about a hike to a lake. "We thought we c
iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Photos from inside the apartment of alleged on-air killer Vester Flanagan show his spare living space.The only hanging decorations were a series of photos from what appeared to be his earlier careers in modeling and television.His refrigerator was covered in 10 sheets of paper, all pictures of himself. One appeared to be a contact sheet with dozens of headshots.The apartment images were provided to ABC News by an agency that exclusively represents the syndicati
KABC-TV(ROSSMOOR, Calif.) -- A family from Rossmoor, California, is fighting to save a three-story tree house they built in front of their home in memory of their dad, who recently passed away in a surfing accident.Joni Doherty told ABC News that the tree house, which cost over $16,000 to build, was completed in 2014, about a year after her husband, Jack Chen, was "killed in a tragic surfing accident" in March of 2013. He was only 39.Her two young sons, Andrew Chen, 13, and Nicholas Chen, 11, ke
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Aviation Administration has approved its first-ever paper airplane drone to fly commercially.Under FAA requirements, drones may not be operated outside restricted airspace and below 200 feet. However, the FAA’s exemption approval waives those restrictions.This smartphone-controlled paper airplane -- also known as the PowerUp 3.0 -- has a flight time of 5 to 10 minutes and a range of 180 feet, according to the company.The company also touts
iStock/Thinkstock(GOSHEN, N.Y.) -- A pilot has died after practicing for an air show.According to a statement from Orange County's Department of Emergency Services, a single-engine aircraft crashed at Stewart International Airport on Friday afternoon, killing the pilot.The pilot was practicing for the New York Air Show.Authorities are on the scene of the accident and practice had been cancelled for the rest of Friday, said the statement.The New York Air Show will still take place on Saturday and
Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Friday marked 60 years since Chicago teenager Emmett Till was killed at age 14 for apparently whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.Civil rights activists, relatives of the black teen and other families "victimized by racial violence" -- including the family of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown -- have invited the public to unite for a commemorative weekend in Chicago to remember Till and to continue the legacy of Till's mother, Mamie Till Mobley."As I tra
ABC News(CONCORD, N.H.) — Owen Labrie was found not guilty of felony sexual assault in a case at St. Paul's School, a prestigious New Hampshire prep school.The jury of nine men and three women delivered a not guilty verdict on the felony sexual assault charge on the second day of deliberations. He was found guilty of four misdemeanors for sexual assault and one felony related to a computer charge.Labrie, now 19, was accused of raping a fellow student in May 2014 at the school in Concord, N