November 28, 2014
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RAIN:  7AM to 7AM:  .07"    Month:  2.21”    Year:  41.23”   |  TEMPS:  High: 48  Low: 29
Local news stories
     Shoppers in the Twin Lakes Area will join millions of others across the country thronging stores or sitting in front of computer screens taking advantage of bargains offered by retailers through the Thanksgiving ...Read More
     The hiring of a Cherokee Village police officer as chief of the Highland Police Department has prompted three members of the Highland force to resign.      Two of the officers quit because they ...Read More
     Kindness, Inc. of Mountain Home will again be offering gift wrapping services to the community between Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Kindness Executive Director Debbie Womack says Kindness volunteers will ...Read More
     An arrest warrant has been issued for a former president of the Mammoth Spring Booster Club for allegedly taking funds intended to benefit Mammoth Spring School District athletic ...Read More
    It was about fellowship, friendly faces and good food Thursday as the Twin Lakes Unit of the Salvation Army hosted its annual Thanksgiving meal at the Salvation Army's Fellowship Hall on Highway 201 North in Mountain Home. ...Read More
    The 76 prisoners housed in the Baxter County Detention Facility this Thanksgiving will get a break from the usual jail fare offered thanks to two area churches that are providing them with meals. Dawn Dunford, jailer/matron ...Read More
    It's Thanksgiving and for Twin Lakes Area residents who are alone or who are unable to cook dinner but want to enjoy the company of neighbors and friends, there are a number of options available where Thanksgiving dinner will ...Read More
     Thanksgiving is more than just a day for family, friends and food, it also marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season.   Friday, as shoppers head to the stores and malls to begin shopping for ...Read More
     Brianna Eubank of Alton, Missouri has been arrested in Fulton County and she will be charged along with a co-defendant, William Tibbett, for allegedly taking $1,700 out of a woman's bank account using her ATM ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.   The library will resume regular hours ...Read More
    A fly fisherman who was wade fishing in the White River near Cotter had to be rescued by boat Wednesday afternoon when he got trapped by rising water after generators were turned on at Bull Shoals Dam. Thirty-five year old ...Read More
    Harrison will have a new mayor at the first of the year. Dan Sherrell won a tight race in the general election runoff held Tuesday by claiming 1,188 votes to 1,151 for Jerry Jackson.     The two were the ...Read More
ABC national news
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Authorities in Texas’ capitol city say a suspected gunman was killed after opening fire at several city buildings early Friday morning. No police officers were injured, but Austin’s Police Department headquarters was evacuated due to the incident, authorities said.A major area highway, Interstate 35, was also shut down, police said. Numerous emergency vehicles were visible in the area.The Austin Police Department confirmed on the agency's Twitter account the suspec
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Authorities in Texas’ capitol city say a suspected gunman was killed after opening fire at several city buildings early Friday morning. No police officers were injured, but Austin’s Police Department headquarters was evacuated due to the incident, authorities said.A major area highway, Interstate 35, was also shut down, police said. Numerous emergency vehicles were visible in the area.The Austin Police Department confirmed on the agency's Twitter account the suspec
(New York) -- Police responded to an shooting in downtown Austin with a suspected allegedly targeting several buildings early this morning including Police Department headquarters. The Austin police department tweeted that the suspect was shot but his condition is currently unknown. This is a breaking news story, more development’s to come.     Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  
Andrejs Jegorovs/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More than 250,000 are without power this Thanksgiving after Wednesday's storms knocked out power lines along the East Coast.The storm system grounded hundreds of flights and clogged up highways on Wednesday. Over 350,000 electric customers lost power.Thursday afternoon, when most families would prefer to be cooking turkeys or watching football, at least 251,175 power customers are in the dark. That total includes homes in 10 states, from Maine
ABC News(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- The Ferguson police officer cleared of charges by a Missouri grand jury in the killing an unarmed black teenager says he’s confident a federal criminal probe into his actions will find “nothing” and clear him too.In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Officer Darren Wilson insisted he carried no racial bias when he fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, and Wilson said he’s never been accused of acting in a racist
Reptile8488/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Seven protesters were arrested near the route of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday. The arrests came amid rumblings on social media about disrupting the parade and Black Friday to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decisions not to indict the police officer who shot Michael Brown to death.An estimated 50 protesters gathered a block away from the parade route at the New York Public Library. Several peopl
ABC NEWS(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- A Missouri woman whose business was vandalized in Ferguson riots is busy pushing out pies and cakes at her bakery on Thanksgiving, despite broken windows and damage to the store.Supporters raised more than $200,000 in two days to help Natalie DuBose, the owner of Natalie's Cakes & More. DuBose said her bakery, which she opened this summer, was damaged when protesters rioted following news that police officer Darren Wilson had not been indicted in the shooting death
boggy22/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(COOKE CITY, Mont.) -- A Montana man was killed in an avalanche on Wednesday while snowmobiling on Henderson Peak.According to a press release from the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, the man was partially buried in an avalanche at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. His snowmobiling partner had rescue gear, but despite effort to dig the victim out of the snow, CPR was unsuccessful.The GNFAC is asking skiers and snowmobilers to be cautious due to recent heavy snow
estt/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Aviation Administration released a report on Wednesday detailing 194 drone sightings between February and November.The FAA said in a statement that it receives approximately 25 reports per month of drone sightings by pilots. Most sightings had little to no impact on pilots, though in some cases, the FAA notes, pilots were forced to alter course to avoid an unmanned craft. At least six of the entries reflect "near misses," including at least
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wednesday's winter storm has left almost 400,000 customers without power in the northeast.Public Service Company of New Hampshire spokesman Martin Murray says, "The reason that this has occurred is we really had wet, heavy snow, that's fallen on evergreen trees and there hasn't been a lot of wind to push that snow off so instead they've been weighed down and they've interfered with power lines and equipment."In New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and
iStock/Thinkstock(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) -- Josh McCoy has earned a whopping number of Boy Scout merit badges.It took him three years but in November, the 14-year-old from Alexandria, Virginia, collected his 135th merit badge, the most a scout can currently get.McCoy, a member of Troop 1145, said his motivation was a bit personal — his father, Tim McCoy, had earned 82 as a scout and he wanted to beat his total.“I’m a very competitive person,” he told ABC News. “A
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Jessica and Jason Neal are like any loving parents figuring out how to care for their large family, but what sets them apart is they believe they always have room for one more.“We have two biological children, we have adopted six, we’ve done foster care for 92 kids and we are waiting to adopt one from Africa,” Jason Neal told ABC’s Robin Roberts.The Neals describe their life as “unperfectly perfect organized chaos,” but they
Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, standing outside the Ferguson Police Department Monday night. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- The family of slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown is hurt and "taken aback" by Officer Darren Wilson's statement that he has a "clean conscience" and couldn't have done it any differently.Brown's parents appeared in New York with the Rev. Al Sharpton and the families of other African Americans who were killed by police. Sharpton said it would
Joel Auerbach/Getty Images(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- NFL player Benjamin Watson is one of countless Americans still struggling to understand Michael Brown's shooting death at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri police officer.Watson, a tight end for the New Orleans Saints, poured his heart out in a viral Facebook post late Tuesday. He described himself as confused, embarrassed, offended, angry and sad for a variety of reasons."I'm angry because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for gener
File photo. (iStock/Thinkstock)(CLEVELAND) -- The video of a Cleveland police officer shooting a 12-year-old boy who had a toy gun was released on Wednesday after the department consulted with the boy's family.Police initially withheld the video from the public while discussing handling of the disturbing footage with the family of Tamir Rice, the boy who was shot in a playground on Saturday."The family did not initially want the video to be released, but after reviewing it...expressed their wish