January 26, 2015
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RAIN:  7AM to 7AM:  .01"    Month:  3.77”    Year:  3.77"   |  TEMPS:  High: 48  Low: 33
 
Local news stories
    A joint investigation by the Flippin Police Department and Marion County Sheriff's Office has led to the arrest of a 46 year old Flippin man. Michael Hill was arrested after law officers conducted a traffic stop and located ...Read More
    The Baxter County Sheriff's office is investigating the unattended death of a 28-year-old Jordan man.     According to Sheriff John Montgomery, a call was received at 9:39 a.m. Sunday morning stating the ...Read More
   The regular meeting of the Flippin School Board is set for Monday night at 7 in the Flippin School District's Central Office.   One of the main items of business will be the ...Read More
     A nativity scene on the lawn of the Baxter County Courthouse does not violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, according to an answer filed Friday to a late December lawsuit which argues an opposing ...Read More
    The real estate market in November slowed a bit in the Twin Lakes Area but the sale of new and existing residential units sold in Baxter and Marion counties still held pace with sales during the same month last year. Sixty ...Read More
     Cotter Public Schools, along with Arvest Bank and the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas, recently completed a fundraising drive to benefit the Cotter Schools Backpack Program. This is the third year holding the drive ...Read More
    NEWS   01-20-15 TUES. WILLA MAE TILLEY RETIRES AS B-C COLLECTOR     After thirty-plus years in public service, former Baxter County Collector Willa Mae Tilley deserves a rest. But don't ...Read More
    The Baxter County Airport Commission will meet Monday at 11 a.m. in the conference room at the Ozark Regional Airport in Midway.     Items on the agenda, according to Airport Manager Kathy Frederick, are ...Read More
    The Flippin City Council will conduct a budget workshop on Monday night at 6 at Flippin City Hall. The meeting is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
Three people were given probation during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court this week.      --Chad Whitlow of Mountain Home will be on probation for five years after changing his plea to guilty on residential burglary ...Read More
     As the newly elected chairman of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Mountain Home resident and local businessman Lang Zimmerman says he hopes to be able to bring more exposure to the Twin Lakes Area when the ...Read More
     United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge announced Thursday the arrest of 56 year old Travis Allen Blount of Kirbyville, Missouri has been arrested and appeared in U.S. Magistrate Court ...Read More
     The Izard County Sheriff has placed a hold on a Batesville woman currently being held in the Independence County jail. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says a warrant has been issued for 20 year old Destiny Berry in ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Kiwanis Club recently named Emily Wiles as the "Student of the Month" for January. Wiles is a student at Baxter County Alternative School. Kiwanis is a global organization dedicated to changing the world ...Read More
     An application by Fulton County for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker to commemorate a battle at Salem has been approved by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. The marker, which ...Read More
    Eight new business licenses were issued by the city of Mountain Home during December.     City records indicate licenses were issued for Crossfit Amend, a Crossfit Fitness business owned by Robert Luther ...Read More
    The Flippin Elementary School has released the names of students who made the honor roll for the second quarter. They are as follows: Flippin Elementary School Honor Roll List All A2nd Quarter Grade 1 Caleb Allen ...Read More
ABC national news
Obtained by ABC News(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) -- A sixth body was recovered Monday from the scene of a mansion fire in Annapolis, Maryland, and all occupants of the home are now believed to be accounted for, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said.The first two bodies were found Jan. 21 and others were found on the following days.Tech executive Don Pyle, his wife, Sandy Pyle, and four of their grandchildren were believed to have been inside the 16,000-square-foot mansion on Jan. 19 when the fire bro
The Runion Family | Telfair County Sheriff's Office(ATLANTA) -- Investigators have found the unidentified bodies of a male and a female, as well as an SUV owned by a Georgia couple who vanished last week while going to meet someone to buy a vintage car they found on Craigslist.“It’s not the outcome we had hoped for, but obviously it’s one we have to deal with,” Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson told reporters.Bud Runion, 69, and his wife, June, 66, disappeared Thursd
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As a massive blizzard prepares to engulf the Northeast, some 2,983 flights have been canceled as the storm is expected to bring two feet or more of snow from New Jersey to Maine.An additional 3,670 flights have been cancelled for Tuesday and that number is expected to rise, according to FlightAware.com.The greatest impacts from the storm, which began as a clipper system that brought snow and slick roads to the Midwest on Sunday, are expected Monday evening through Tuesday.P
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An alleged Russian spy posing as a banker in Manhattan has been arrested, federal officials said Monday.The banker, identified in a criminal complaint as Evgeny Buryakov, is accused of working with agents of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the SVR, as a “non-official cover” agent.“Specifically, Buryakov is posing as an employee in the Manhattan office of a Russian bank,” the complaint, unsealed Monday, says.
George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Lance Armstrong said his life has been "brutal" since he admitted to doping during his pro cycling career, but he said he would still use banned performance-enhancing drugs and methods if transported back to his heyday."If I was racing in 2015, no I wouldn't do it again because I don't think you have to do it again. If you take me back to 1995, when it was completely and totally pervasive, I would probably do it again. People don&rsq
US Coast Guard(MAUI, Hawaii) -- The U.S. Coast Guard captured the suspenseful moment when a pilot ran out of fuel and his plane quickly plummeted to the ocean.The pilot had to ditch his aircraft about 253 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii, on Sunday, when his single engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft ran out of fuel.Fortunately, the pilot was safe after the ordeal."At approximately 4:44 p.m. the pilot was able to deploy the aircraft’s airframe parachute system and safely exit the aircraft into a l
aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(MARIETTA, Ga.) -- A suspect has turned himself in to authorities investigating the disappearance of a Georgia couple, who vanished last week while going to meet someone to buy a vintage car they found on Craigslist.Bud Runion, 69, and his wife, June, 66, disappeared Thursday, authorities said. The pair had posted an ad seeking to buy a vintage 1966 Ford Mustang convertible. Relatives said the Mustang was the couple’s dream car, one they’d wanted to buy sin
Man standing by snow hut, after the Great Blizzard of 1888, with U.S. Capitol in background, Washington, D.C. (Buyenlarge/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- More than 125 years later, the Great Blizzard of 1888's legacy still resonates. The storm is drawing new attention as the East Coast prepares Monday for a devastating winter onslaught, with 12 to 18 inches of snow possible in New York City in the coming days.The city has been hit hard before -- including March 11 to 14, 1888. The blizzard remains on
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Airlines canceled nearly 2,000 flights for Monday by 5 a.m. as a major winter storm takes aim at the Northeast. The storm is expected to bring as much as two feet or more of snow from New Jersey to Maine.An additional 1,672 flights have been cancelled for Tuesday and that number is expected to rise, according to FlightAware.com.The greatest impacts from the storm, which began as a clipper system that brought snow and slick roads to the Midwest on Sunday, are expected M
(NEW YORK) — A Home Depot in New York City's Flatiron District was evacuated Sunday after police say two employees were killed in a murder-suicide.Two men died in the shooting at the store on 23rd Street in Manhattan, according to the New York Police Department.Police got the report of shots fired inside the store at about 2:45 p.m., and when officers arrived they found two men who were shot inside.The NYPD identified the shooter as Calvin Esdaile Jr., 31. He was pronounced dead at the sce
John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Several New England Patriots said Sunday they missed their coach's scientific explanation for why footballs the team used in the AFC championship lacked enough air, but they seemed to agree: If Bill Belichick said it, there was probably something to it.Defensive end Chandler Jones said he didn't see the presentation about the science experiment Belichick gave at an impromptu press conference Saturday, but he saw no reason to doubt
Brian Jackson/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two people were shot inside a Home Depot store in New York City on Sunday.ABC News has confirmed that two employees were shot at the Home Depot on 23rd Street and 5th Avenue on Sunday afternoon. Police believe the incident may have been a murder-suicide. The store was crowded at the time of the shooting as New Yorkers were stocking up for an approaching winter storm.A handgun was recovered at the scene. The motive for the shooting was unclear.Follow @
Brian Jackson/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two people were shot inside a Home Depot store in New York City on Sunday.ABC News has confirmed that two people were shot at the Home Depot on 23rd Street and 5th Avenue on Sunday afternoon. The circumstances of the shooting were unclear, though it did not appear that shots were fired at anyone on the street.The conditions of the victims were unknown.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(i
aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(OMAHA, Neb.) -- Three people were killed and 10 more injured in a shooting at a house party in Omaha, Nebraska Saturday.According to a press release from the office of Mayor Jean Stothert, dozens of people may have witnessed the shooting. Two women and one man were killed and five others were shot. The incident occurred at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday, and when officers arrived at the scene, found more than 40 people at the home. Two victims were pronounced dead at the sc
ashleymatheny/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With winter weather and a possible blizzard heading for the northeast, many are worried about the potential travel nightmare. From northern Virginia up through Maine, the National Weather Service has issued winter storm watches and winter weather advisories. "Heavy snow and strong wind, even blizzard conditions, are possible in parts of the northern mid-Atlantic and New England," the NWS said.Two to six inches of snow are expected in the Ohio Valley,