March 28, 2015
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Local news stories
     The L. C. Sammons Youth Center at Cooper Park will be closed for regular activities Saturday. Although the Spring Carnival and 19th Annual Junior Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt has been moved to Saturday, April 4th, the Youth ...Read More
     The Cotter City Council met in regular session Thursday night with all members present except Alderman Jim Pilcher.      Under old business, the Council heard from Monte Shore on a noise ...Read More
    Taylor Scott of Mountain Home started Fly Arkansas, LLC, as a small operation at Ozark Regional Airport in 2006. Last week, Scott agreed to open his third location for the business at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National ...Read More
        The search of a residence at 25 Mockingbird Lane in rural Mountain Home Thursday netted four arrests on felony drug charges, and the related arrest of a fifth person.     According ...Read More
     A Stone County man who was arrested recently on numerous charges after a disturbance at a Calico Rock business now has been charged with sexual assault. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says the additional charges ...Read More
     A Horseshoe Bend woman, 23 year old Melanie Jordon O'Brien, remains in the Izard County jail on charges of theft of property and criminal contempt for attempting to pass forged checks, according to Izard County Sheriff ...Read More
    The Friends of the Baxter County Library are accepting applications for their annual scholarship. The scholarship is for $2,725 and the deadline to register is Friday.     The scholarship is open to ...Read More
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     One teenager was transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center after a one vehicle accident Friday afternoon. According to emergency personnel, the accident occured on Cotter Road, near the water treatment plant, when 17 ...Read More
    The Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary of Mountain Home, and the Spring Carnival sponsored by Mountain Home Parks and Recreation have been postponed and rescheduled for next Saturday, April 4th, at the L. ...Read More
    A 23-year-old Mountain Home man was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 62/412 west of Salem.     According to a report from Corporal Jay Bryan of the Arkansas State ...Read More
     A rural Mountain Home was arrested by the Baxter County Sheriff's Office on felony drug charges after selling drugs on three separate occasions.      According to a Sheriff's Office release, 51 ...Read More
     Mark Breitenstein of Mountain Home was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison on a child pornography possession charge in Federal Court in Fort Smith Thursday.      Breitenstein also was ...Read More
     Arkansas State University - Mountain Home and the Baxter Regional Medical Center Schliemann Center for Women's Health Education recently hosted their 7th annual college and career fair for local high school girls, Teen ...Read More
     A Missouri man and woman were transported to a Springfield hospital following a one vehicle accident early Thursday morning in Ozark County. A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the driver of the vehicle, ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County will host a special story time about shadows as part of the Here, There, and Everywhere Exhibit Saturday at 10:30.      All children's ...Read More
ABC national news
Johnny Stevens(LOS ANGELES) -- At least 21 people were injured Saturday after a light-rail rail train collided with a car in downtown Los Angeles, next to the University of Southern California campus, officials said. Two of the Metro train cars derailed, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. One person was in grave condition and another was in critical condition, the LAFD reported. Eight others were hospitalized with minor injuries. The train operator and car driver were among those injured, off
Courtesy Johnny Stevens(LOS ANGELES) -- Twenty-one were injured on Saturday after a train slammed into a car at a grade crossing in Los Angeles. One of the Metro train cars derailed as a result of the collision, according to Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesman Shawn Lenske. “We found one vehicle versus three train cars, with one of those three train cars derailed,” he told ABC News. Lenske said several people were injured on the train. “We have 21 patients, 19 of those w
Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.) -- Seven people were injured -- including some college students on spring break -- and one man was in custody Saturday after a shooting at a home in Panama City Beach, Florida early Saturday, officials said.Three people were in critical condition, the Bay County Sheriff's Office said. Three others were in stable condition and one victim was in surgery, officials said.Several of the victims were Alabama A&M University students visiting P
Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.) -- Seven people were injured after a shooting at an apartment in Panama City Beach, Florida early Saturday morning, officials said. One person was hospitalized in critical condition, according to Bay County Sheriff's spokeswoman Ruth Corley. The shooting, which occurred just before 1 a.m., appeared to take place at a Spring Break-related party, according to the sheriff's office. Officials said they would release more information later on Sa
ABC News(BOSTON) -- A police officer decorated for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing remains in critical condition in a medically-induced coma after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop, the city's police commissioner said Saturday. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans called the shooting of officer John Moynihan on Friday night "unprovoked" during a news conference on Saturday. Moynihan and five other officers had pulled over a driver in Roxbury, Massachusetts, when the drive
WPVI-TV(PHILADELPHIA) -- A four-year-old girl in Pennsylvania couldn’t wait to get her hands on her favorite treat – a slushie -- so she headed out on her own for an overnight adventure. The girl, sporting a purple coat and snow boots, ended up alone on a SEPTA bus in Northeast Philadelphia around 3 a.m. on Friday after a man flagged down the bus, according to a report by ABC News station WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.“Got to be kidding me! At this time, at 3 o’clock in the mor
Courtesy Mike Huskins(VALLEJO, Calif.) -- The alleged kidnappers of a California woman sent an email detailing their motive to the office of her boyfriend's attorney, he said Friday, saying it proves her disappearance was real and not a hoax as police have claimed. Aaron Quinn's attorney Dan Russo declined to specify what was said in the six-page email that he claimed detailed the kidnappers' motivation for abducting Denise Huskins on Monday morning. "These people are real," he told ABC News. "T
Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- This video may be too scary for New England Patriots fans to watch. A new Facebook post from Tom Brady shows the quarterback -- apparently on a family vacation -- jumping off a cliff beside a waterfall and landing in a pool of water at the bottom. Before Brady takes the leap, you can hear his wife Gisele Bündchen asking, "Are you going to jump, Tom?" The Super Bowl champ appeared to survive the jump uninjured. "Never doing that again!" Brad
NASA-TV(NEW YORK) -- An unprecedented NASA experiment began on Friday, with Astronaut Scott Kelly and a pair of Russian cosmonauts blasting off, bound for the International Space Station, where Kelly will spend the next year.Kelly and his twin brother, retired astronaut Mark, will be human guinea pigs. While Scott spends the year in space, Mark will remain on the ground. NASA hopes to compare what happens to the bodies and brains of the two men in such different environments.The launch took plac
Boulder County Sheriff's Office(LONGMONT, Colo.) -- The woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman and cutting her unborn child from her womb will not face murder charges for the death of the baby, the Boulder County district attorney announced Friday, because the baby never lived outside the womb.District Attorney Stan Garnett said at a Friday press conference that the cause of the baby's death was as yet unknown, but test results were pending. Still, because an autopsy and investigation faile
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CARLSBAD, N.M.) -- Investigators looking into the radiation leak at a New Mexico nuclear waste dump from last year found that the use of organic kitty litter may have created an incompatible mixture in one of the drums stored at the site.The radiation leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant led to the contamination of 21 workers. A 2014 report on the leak slammed federal staff and outside contractors who were responsible for running and overseeing WIPP.According
Monkey Business Images/Thinkstock(RIVERSIDE, Calif.) -- At least five people were injured in an explosion at a California middle school.According to the Riverside County Fire Department, five patients were taken from Ethan Chase Middle School by ambulance after  18 students were exposed to a loud explosive device and suffered minor injuries. The 13 students not taken by ambulance were either picked up from the school by their parents or were being held by the sheriff's department until thei
Todd Maisel/NY Daily News via Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- With the cause of a fire and explosion that destroyed several buildings in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday still under investigation, officials Friday revealed details that may have led up to the blast.The explosion reportedly came after the building's owner and a contractor arrived to investigate the smell of gas, police said.Three buildings collapsed and a fourth building was seriously damaged, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sai
iStock/Thinkstock(MADISON, Ala.) -- A federal grand jury indicted a Madison, Alabama police officer on Thursday night for use of unreasonable force against a man he was trying to question earlier this year.Eric Sloan Parker, 26, was acting in his capacity as a police officer on Feb. 6 when he allegedly injured a man by slamming him into the ground. The man was not identified in the indictment.According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Parker's actions "deprived the man in Madison of his right
ABC News(NORMAN, Okla.) -- The University of Oklahoma fraternity members who were recorded singing a racist chant on a bus learned the song during a leadership cruise held by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon's national organization four years ago, university officials announced on Friday.The University of Oklahoma's chapter of SAE was closed earlier this month after the recording was released online. Two students were subsequently expelled from the school.The university launched an investigation into the