March 28, 2015
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Local news stories
     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
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
KABC-TV(RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif.) -- A "hero" school bus driver in California directed students to exit a yellow bus just in the nick of time before it exploded in flames, authorities said.The bus was dropping off students at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School on Friday when the fire started around 8:15 a.m., according to Steve Concialdi, captain of the Orange County Fire Authority. The school, in Rancho Santa Margarita, said the "engine of the empty school bus spewed smoke an
ABC News(FALL RIVER, Mass.) — Aaron Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, said Friday in a Boston courtroom that the former New England Patriots star denied involvement in a friend's alleged murder.Hernandez, 25, is accused of orchestrating Odin Lloyd's slaying June 17, 2013.Jenkins said Friday morning that after she found out Lloyd had been killed, she asked Hernandez whether he did it, and he said "no.""That was the extent of our conversation," she added.Watch Jenkins' testimony here:Wo
File photo. (iStock/Thinkstock)(DALLAS) -- Two massive concrete beams fell on I-35 between Dallas and Austin, Texas Thursday morning, killing one and injuring three others.Investigators believe a semi truck caused the bridge collapse when it slammed into an overpass under construction.Norberto Martinez, who heard the crash, said, "It was the two beams, fell on top of cars and the 18 wheelers. I worried so much, in fact I started praying for them."Three signs posted two miles before the overpass
Courtesy Mike Huskins(VALLEJO, Calif.) -- The attorney for a California woman who was reported abducted but found safe two days later said Thursday that she was not involved in a "hoax.""She is absolutely unequivocally, 100 percent, positively a victim and [there is] no 'hoax,'" said Huskins' attorney, Doug Rappaport."She's distraught, she's emotionally and physically broken," he said.Police in Vallejo, California, said on Wednesday they found "no evidence to support the claims" that Denise Husk
WABC-T(NEW YORK) — Two people were unaccounted for after a building explosion led to a seven-alarm fire in New York City, according to a New York Police Department official.The NYPD official identified one of those unaccounted for as Nicholas Figueroa, 23. No information on the second person was immediately available.Four people were in critical condition and at least 15 others were injured after the fire in Manhattan's East Village Thursday afternoon.Figueroa's father, Nick Figueroa, told
Myakka Pines Golf Course(ENGLEWOOD, Fla.) — A massive alligator seen roaming a Florida golf course has been spotted again.The alligator, apparently named "Goliath," was seen eating a turtle on Thursday morning at the Myakka Pines Golf Course in Englewood, Florida, according to the club's Facebook page.  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US
WABC-TV(NEW YORK) — Four people were in critical condition and at least 15 others were injured after a building explosion led to a seven-alarm fire in Manhattan's East Village Thursday afternoon.It was unclear how many people were inside the building when the fire occurred, according to the New York City Fire Department. The incident took place in a bustling area with many restaurants and pedestrians, blocks away from New York University."Preliminary evidence suggests a gas-related explosi
AndreyPopov/iStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) -- A federal judge in Texas granted an injunction on Thursday that will stop the expansion of medical leave benefits to some same-sex couples.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement that "the Obama Adminstration's attempt to force employers to recognize same-sex marriages would have put state agencies in the position of either violating Texas law or federal regulations." Paxton's office filed a suit against the U.S. Department of Labor o