September 27, 2016
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .01"  Month: 1.57”  Year: 41.23"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 89 Low: 58
Local news stories
     A Mountain Home man has been released from the Baxter County jail following his arrest on felony charges after two separate incidents Saturday night.   Baxter County Sheriff John Mongtomgery says 39 year ...Read More
     The Baxter Day Service Center Board of Directors will hold its regular September session Tuesday afternoon at four. The meeting will be at the office on Leo Davis Drive in Mountain ...Read More
     The Baxter County Planning Board's regular September session is scheduled for Tuesday morning at 11. Items on the agenda include Consolidated Land Services and a continued discussion of the county's building codes. ...Read More
         Big Spring Park in downtown Cotter was the site for the sixth annual Bridge Bash benefiting the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. Saturday's fundraising event provided over 500,000 meals ...Read More
         A warrant has been issued for a Theodosia man accused of driving while intoxicated after he crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head on, causing the driver of the other vehicle to ...Read More
         The Flippin City Council will be holding a workshop Monday afternoon.      The workshop will be held at Flippin Public School Center ...Read More
    A request to have the $15,000 bond of Steven Gunn of Springfield lowered was denied by Judge John Putman during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.     Gunn's original $50,000 bond had ...Read More
     The Salesville Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled its September session for Monday evening at six. The commission's agenda will be reviewing ordinances. The meeting will be held at Salesville City ...Read More
     The Norfork School Board will hold its regular September session Monday evening at five.      Items on the agenda include information on a roof from Mike Cain of GAG Construction, an addendum ...Read More
     Highway 5 North was the site of a one-vehicle accident early Sunday afternoon.  According to Jerry Cousino of the Oakland/Promise Land Fire Department, a semi trailer carrying cattle overturned ...Read More
Davenport wins big in Yellville-Summit School Board election      The Yellville-Summit School District was the only school district in Baxter and Marion County in which there was a contested school board election. ...Read More
     Big Spring Park in downtown Cotter was the site for the sixth annual Bridge Bash benefitting the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. Saturday's fundraising event provided over 500,000 meals to the Food Bank and its 75 ...Read More
Alyssia Kirby (Photo courtesy of Baxter County Sheriff's Office)
    Two Mountain Home residents, Alyssia Kirby and Jonathan Snow, have been arrested and are facing charges related to child abuse, according to court and jail records.     Kirby, who lists an address along ...Read More
    Daniel Toomer of rural Mountain Home was given six-years probation after pleading guilty in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.     The drugs were discovered ...Read More
     The Calico Rock Museum will be hosting an event honoring Gene Lockie. Lockie was a founder and founding trustee of the Calico Rock Museum. Lockie has been an instrumental part of the community as an active member of ...Read More


     A rollover accident with injuries brought traffic to a hault on Highway 5, 5 miles north of Mountain Home for over an hour Thursday morning.
     Baxter Regional Medical Center EMT's, the Baxter County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas State Police and the Midway Fire Department handled the
ABC national news
Meghan Keneally/ABC News(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) -- The 2016 presidential race has turned Hofstra University into something of a campaign carnival Monday ahead of the first debate of the general election.There was a marching band performing for cable news, cheerleaders doing routines among reporters, and college students — many of whom are going to be voting in their first election — were transported back to their childhoods with free turns in a White House-shaped bouncy castle.The lively,
iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Police Department responded to an active shooter situation in a shopping center that injured nine people, according to police Monday.The suspect, a lawyer, was shot and killed, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Police confirmed that they received a call that a firearm was discharged at 6:29 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, the suspect was firing, and officers fired back at him.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who is in Cuba for a trade
iStock/Thinkstock(VINTON, Iowa) -- Iowa residents are waiting nervously as the swollen Cedar River rises steadily to its highest levels since a devastating flood in 2008 that caused some $10 billion in damages and took one life.The river in Cedar Rapids is now 19.4 feet, a level at which major flooding can occur, officials said Monday.The city's mayor, Ron Corbett, said only an estimated 50 percent of residents in lower-lying areas designated for voluntary evacuation had complied. Altogether, ab
Skagit County DEM(BURLINGTON, Wash.) -- The suspect in Friday's deadly mall shooting in Washington state confessed to police in the shooting that left five people dead, according to charging documents.He faces charges on five counts of first-degree murder and is being held on $2 million bond, charging documents show.Authorities identified the alleged shooter as Arcan Cetin, 20, of Oak Harbor, Washington. He was arrested Saturday in Oak Harbor after authorities received a tip that linked him to t
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Cities across the country suffered an uptick in violent crime last year, including a nearly 11 percent jump in murders from the year before, according to new statistics compiled by the FBI.There were 1,197,704 violent crimes committed around the nation last year -- a 3.9 percent increase from 2014, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report. However, last year's statistics were still slightly lower than in 2011, and more than 16 percent below the 2006 level
iStock/Thinkstock(POINT JUDITH, R.I.) — The U.S. Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the mystery a 54-year-old Connecticut mother's whereabouts after she and her son disappeared during a fishing trip last week.Though the 22-year-old Nathan Carman was found alive after six days of searching, Linda Carman's location remains unknown, according to the Coast Guard.The two from Middletown, Connecticut were first reported missing last Sunday, Sept. 18, after failing to return from a fi
iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — The Houston Police Department has responded to an active shooter situation in a shopping center that has left multiple people wounded, according to an alert published by the city.The suspect was shot and killed, according to police.The Houston Fire Department confirmed to ABC News that the shooting began at 6:29 a.m. at a Petco store.Local ABC affiliate KTRK reported that seven people were injured in the attack. Police said the individuals have been transported
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Ray Dotch, brother-in-law of Keith Lamont Scott, who was killed by police in Charlotte last week, Monday called for the full police video of the incident to be released and said that he hopes Americans will take "an absolute unflinching look" at prejudice and police-involved shootings and that "we as a nation tell the truth about who we are."Dotch told Good Morning America Monday that the partial video of the encounter Tuesday between Scott and Charlotte police which t
iStock/Thinkstock(VINTON, Iowa) — Iowa residents awaited nervously Monday as the swollen Cedar River rose steadily to its highest levels since a devastating flood in 2008 that caused some $10 billion in damages and took one life.The river crested in the town of Vinton at just under 22 feet at 3 a.m. Monday, less than three ft. shy of the record hit back in 2008.Floodwaters invaded streets, inundating homes, businesses, parks, yards and stopping the circulation of vehicles in parts of the t
Skagit County DEM(BURLINGTON, Wash.) -- The suspect in the shooting at a mall in Washington state that left five people dead Friday was arrested and taken into custody Saturday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.The suspect was identified by police as Arcan Cetin, 20, a resident of Oak Harbor, Washington, located about 28 miles southwest of the mall where the shooting happened. He was taken into custody in Oak Harbor."Investigators began pursuing the different leads, and one parti
Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- A fifth night of protests kicked off Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina, just hours after the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department finally released video footage of last Tuesday's fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.Police Chief Kerr Putney said Saturday that additional footage will be released.In the dash cam video, Scott is seen exiting his car. He then slowly walks backwards before four shots are heard. It is unclear whether the