February 24, 2017
5:59 pm
Rain: 7am to 7am:  .00"  Month: 2.28”  Year: 3.89"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 78 Low: 62
Local news stories
     Mountain Home police arrested a local man on a traffic violation Thursday after observing him switch seats with a female passenger while stopped at a red light. Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel says 27 year old ...Read More
     A Mountain Home man with outstanding arrest warrants now faces felony charges following his arrest Thursday by Mountain Home Police during a stop for a traffic violation. Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel says 36 ...Read More
     The Boone County Sheriff is notifying the public of a Level 3 registered sex offender residing in the county. The sheriff says Daren Dyess has moved to a residence on Arkansas Highway 7 North near South Lead ...Read More
      A concerned local listener of KTLO, Classic Hits 101.7 and The Boot called the station Friday to warn area residents of the newest phone scam circulating. He says he received a call from a Jennifer White with ...Read More
     Jana Brigman of Gamaliel pled guilty to a number of charges that have been filed against her in the past two years and was sentenced to 10 years probation and 90 days in one of the Community Corrections Centers in the state during a session of Baxter ...Read More
     Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says an arrest has been made following an investigation into the theft of an Xbox 1 gaming device in early January. The sheriff says 26 year old Aaron Ray Ashworth of rural Mountain ...Read More
     The Baxter Bomb Squad revealed their Season 2017 Robot, Spectre, to the public Thursday night at a VIP dinner and public demonstration held at The Vada Sheid Development Center on the campus of ASU-Mountain Home. ...Read More
     A number of ordinances were tabled during the most recent Gassville City Council meeting in order to discuss future plans, four years in the making, for the City's sewer system. Improvements are finally on the way, ...Read More
     Two Pocahantas residents have been arrested in Horseshoe Bend on multiple felony drug charges after fleeing from Izard County sheriff's deputies. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 29 year old Charles Allen Tharp ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library will be hosting tea with Miss Arkansas Saturday afternoon from noon until 2 at the library.      Miss Arkansas, Savannah Skidmore, is a current student at the ...Read More
     Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says Travis Wade Smith, the subject of a manhunt Sunday wanted in connection with the burglary of Fred’s Fish House and the J. & J. Convenience Store in Baxter County, was arrested Thursday evening. Sheriff’s Investigators obtained leads Thursday afternoon indicating Smith was at a residence on Foster Drive in
     Two Baxter County residents were arrested on felony drug charges Wednesday afternoon during a probation check at a residence near Midway. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says 45 year old Mikel Blaine Short and 28 ...Read More
The Arkansas Supreme Court has struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting local LGBT protections is constitutional. ...Read More
     A structure fire Sunday evening at 2252 County Road 99 is suspicious, says Baxter County Sheriff's Department Criminal Investigator Sergeant Brad Hurst, and is being investigated as an arson. The Clarkridge Volunteer Fire Department responded ...Read More
The Donald W. Reynolds library recently announced the 2017 artists for the local Art Odyssey. The Art Odyssey tour offers an opportunity to visit the working studios of these artists, located in the Twin Lakes area, to see them at work and browse ...Read More
    (AP) - A House committee has endorsed an effort to ask voters next year to put a voter ID requirement in Arkansas' constitution.     The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee on ...Read More
           (AP) - The National Rifle Association is dropping its support of House Bill 1249, the proposal to allow concealed handguns on Arkansas college campuses, after it was amended and limited to ...Read More
      (AP) - The Arkansas House of Representatives, by a vote of 81 to four, has passed House Bill 1539 requiring the state's high school students to pass the U.S. naturalization test in order to receive their diploma. ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Baxter Bomb Squad will reveal their new robot for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Challenge competition Thursday night at The Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of ASU-Mountain Home. The ...Read More
   The Marion County Planning Board will meet Thursday evening at 6 in the Marion County Court Complex Building.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     The Cotter City Council will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 at Cotter City Hall. Items on the meeting's agenda include reports from public works, the fire department, police department, building permits ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals City Council scheduled its regular February session for Thursday evening. Old business items on the agenda include archive social, cloud storage, an attorney at the meeting and an AACP resolution. New ...Read More
     The Marion County Election Commission will meet Thursday afternoon at 1 at the Marion County Courthouse Annex. The meeting's agenda will include discussion of the appropriation of monies for the new voting ...Read More
ABC national news
Metropolitan Police Department(WASHINGTON) -- Police in Washington, D.C., continue to investigate a late-night shooting Thursday involving two officers and a civilian that was captured on video and then posted to social media.During a news conference Friday, authorities said that around 10:42 p.m. Thursday, two uniformed officers in an unmarked car were responding to earlier reports of gunshots when they approached a man in the capital's Northeast section.Police Chief Peter Newsham on Friday ide
ABCNews.com(THONOTOSASSA, Fla.) -- Officials believe an early morning fire at a mosque in Florida was intentionally set, and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.The Hillsbourgh County Fire Rescue received a call around 2:09 a.m. local time Friday about a fire at the Islamic Society of New Tampa in Thonotosassa. Firefighters put out the blaze and no one was hurt, though the building, commonly referred to as the New Tampa Mosque, suffered some property damage, officials said.Officia
Indiana State Police(DELPHI, Ind.) — Authorities investigating the slayings of two girls in Indiana have received over 1,900 tips since making an impassioned plea on Wednesday for people to come forward with information, a law enforcement source close to the investigation told ABC News Friday.The surge in tips followed the release of a new video clip retrieved from the cellphone of one of the victims, 14-year-old Liberty "Libby" German. When police played some audio from the clip at a news
iStock/Thinkstock(OLATHE, Kan.) — Authorities are investigating whether a triple shooting at a Kansas bar, which resulted in one death, was a hate crime.On Wednesday evening, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired at Austin's Bar and Grill in Olathe, located about 20 miles southwest of Kansas City, said Olathe Police Chief Steven Menke.The suspect, Adam W. Purinton, was arrested in the early morning hours on Thursday in Clinton, Missouri and is being held on $2 million bond, said Jo
iStock/Thinkstock(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — A new poll gauging the public's feelings on the ongoing battle over healthcare finds continued displeasure with the current policy direction, but near record positive impressions of the Affordable Care Act.The tracking poll, conducted by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, finds 48 percent of its respondents had a very or somewhat favorable view of the legislation, commonly known as Obamacare, the highest level since September 2010, when 49 percen
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Georgia police have arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with the 2005 disappearance of a high school teacher.Ryan Alexander Duke, a former student of the Georgia high school where the woman taught, was arrested Wednesday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said today in a press conference. He was charged with burglary, aggravated assault, murder and concealing a death during his first court appearance Thursday.On Oct. 22, 2005, Tara Grinstead vanished f
iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) --  Lawyers for two teen siblings involved in an altercation with an off-duty LAPD officer filed civil lawsuits against the Anaheim and Los Angeles police departments today, alleging battery, negligence and state civil rights violations, among other claims.The lawsuits come the day after as many as 300 people demonstrated and at least 23 were arrested after protests broke out over the altercation. Some vandalism was reported in the demonstrations, according to
Scott Olson/Getty Images(CANNONBALL, N.D.) — The protest site for the Dakota Access pipeline has been cleared after some demonstrators refused to leave Wednesday, when a deadline for evacuation passed.The Oceti Sakowin camp was cleared as of 2:09 p.m. local time, a spokesperson for the North Dakota Joint Information Center told ABC News.About 50 demonstrators who remained in the camp were present when law enforcement made announcements to disperse or be arrested, according to the North Dak
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Advocates and the transgender community are putting out a loud call to "protect trans kids" after the Trump administration revoked federal guidance established by the Obama administration that directed schools to allow trans students to use restrooms aligning with their gender identity.The U.S. Justice and Education Departments said in a letter to schools on Wednesday that the issue of bathroom access for trans students should be determined by states instead
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Vivian Reeves was emotional as she testified Wednesday before a judge at her husband's hearing in Florida, attesting that her husband, Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police captain, had his head in his hands after he shot a fellow moviegoer over a disagreement about a cellphone in January 2014.Curtis Reeves is accused of fatally shooting Chad Oulson. The shooting allegedly happened after Oulson threw popcorn at the Reeves for being told to put away his cellph
Indiana State Police(DELPHI, Ind.) — Authorities investigating the slayings of two girls in Indiana have received over 500 tips since making an impassioned plea on Wednesday for people to come forward with information, a law enforcement source close to the investigation told ABC News Thursday.The surge in tips followed the release of a new video clip retrieved from the cellphone of one of the victims, 14-year-old Liberty "Libby" German. When police played some audio from the clip at a news
Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Trump administration’s pursuit of unauthorized immigrants may have hit a wall in New York City.City Police Commissioner James O’Neill told officers in an internal memo that the department would not enforce administrative warrants issued by federal immigration agents."It is critical that everyone who comes into contact with the NYPD, regardless of their immigration status, be able to identify themselves or seek assistance without hesitati
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A winter storm may bring a swath of heavy snow and damaging winds to parts of the Great Plains and Midwest.The storm dumped up to 78 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in northern California on Wednesday. The weather system moved through the Rocky Mountains Thursday, producing heavy snow in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, according to ABC News meteorologists tracking the storm.Winter weather alerts stretch from California to Vermont. Blizzard warnings w
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Jackie Evancho, the opera singer who performed the national anthem at President Trump's inauguration, said she and her transgender sister, Juliet, hope to "enlighten" the president on transgender issues in the wake of his administration's order to roll back protections for transgender students. But she said that she would still perform for the president again."The reason why I did sing for the inauguration was not politics," Jackie Evancho, 16, said Thursday on Good Mo
(NEW YORK) — Jackie Evancho, the opera singer who performed at Donald Trump's inauguration last month, said Wednesday evening that she was "disappointed" in his administration's decision to roll back protections for transgender students.Evancho, whose sister is transgender, asked to meet with the president to discuss transgender rights.On Wednesday, the Trump administration withdrew guidelines set by former President Barack Obama's administration that allowed transgender students in public