July 2, 2015
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RAIN:  7AM to 7AM:  .05"    Month:  .05”    Year:  31.37"   |  TEMPS:  High: 86  Low: 72
Local news stories
    An 86-year-old Mountain Home man died Monday afternoon, three days after being injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Rossi Road and the Sheid-Hopper Bypass.     According to a report ...Read More
     The Baxter County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Baxter County man after shots were fired at a vehicle with three people inside in the Rodney area Friday evening.      According to a release ...Read More
     Emergency personnel responded shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 201 North and Russell Drive in Mountain Home, in front of Baxter Lab. ...Read More
    The Dr. Jake Long era begins today as the 31-year-old Caulfield native assumes the reins as superintendent at Mountain Home Public Schools.     Long is hitting the ground running with what he calls his ...Read More
     A domestic disturbance Monday afternoon at a rural Mountain Home residence resulted in the arrest of a 44-year-old Mountain Home woman on multiple charges including domestic battery and resisting arrest, according to a ...Read More
     Donald Lamoureaux of Ash Flat, who formerly practiced medicine in Arkansas and southern Missouri, entered a guilty plea in Federal Court in Fort Smith Tuesday to one count of a two count indictment brought as the result ...Read More
      The Twin Lakes Republican Women's Club will hold its July meeting on Thursday at noon at the Mountain Home Elks Club. Christy Keirn from Arkansas State University Mountain Home, will be the guest speaker. She will ...Read More
    The Mountain Home Parks and Recreation Department has announced its schedule for the Fourth of July holiday, with the L.C. Sammons Youth Center being be closed Friday through Sunday. The Youth Center will reopen for normal ...Read More
Grant Hill/KTLO News
Unveiling of renamed Teen Library
     A ceremony Tuesday after noon honored the retirement of Gwen Khayat after 26 years as Director and Head Librarian of the Baxter County Library. More than 100 community members, library patrons and friends crowded into the ...Read More
        The Izard County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating 29-year-old Lewie Edward Branscum, who was recently released from prison and had started another crime spree, ...Read More
    A 40-year-old Yellville man died 12 days after suffering severe injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 62/412 in Gassville.     Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Scarberry died Saturday at a Springfield hospital ...Read More
   A Thayer couple suffered minor injuries in a two-car crash Saturday morning eight miles south of Poplar Bluff.     According to a report from Corporal C.W. Tucker of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, ...Read More
    A two-vehicle crash sent nine people to the hospital Saturday night in Howell County.     According to a report from Corporal G.J. Loring of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 8:20 ...Read More
     The Army Corps of Engineers Mountain Home Project Office will host free, family-friendly movies this weekend on Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes.      Movies will be shown beginning at 8:30 p.m. in ...Read More
    The Arkansas Educational Television Network says PBS's popular Antiques Roadshow appraisal event is coming to Little Rock next month.     AETN says the program will tape an episode at the Statehouse ...Read More
ABC national news
Alexander Kolomietz/iStock/Thinkstock(PALMS, S.C.) -- A teenage boy was bitten by a shark in Isle of Palms, South Carolina -- the latest in a string of incidents has made headlines in recent weeks. According to Isle of Palms Fire Chief Ann Graham, the boy was bitten on his leg Tuesday evening after 6 p.m. and suffered non life-threatening injuries. “It was a pretty big bite – but it didn’t do any tearing,” she told ABC News. This is first shark attack in Isle of Palms thi
Darrin Klimek/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(DANNEMORA, N.Y.) -- New York State corrections officials instituted a set of stricter regulations in the wake of the historic escape of two inmates from a maximum security prison, including eliminating the "honor block," which gave inmates special privileges and checking cells and the catwalks behind them every week, officials said. They also named a new head of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, Michael Kirkpatrick, after three of the top executi
People meet near the burned ruins of the Mt. Zion AME Church July 1, 2015 in Greeleyville, South Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)(GREELEYVILLE, S.C.) -- Fires break out at churches and other "religious and funeral properties" in the US an average of 1,780 times in recent years -- about 34 a week -- and 16 percent of those were found to have been intentionally set, according to statistics from a non-profit fire protection group. The scrutiny of church fires comes as federal investig
Photo by John Moore/Getty Images(OAKWOOD, Ga.) -- A troubling video by an Iraq War veteran posted to YouTube Tuesday has led the Department of Veterans Affairs to issue an statement acknowledging what appears to be mistreatment of a man seeking help for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The veteran, identified by the nonprofit North Georgia Veteran’s Outreach Center as Chris Dorsey, is shown in the video approaching a counter at the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Oakwood, Ga. After
A drone helped rescue two boys from the Little Androscoggin River in Mechanic Falls, Maine on June 30, 2015. (Frank Roma)(MECHANIC FALLS, Maine) -- A drone became an integral part of a river rescue team on Tuesday. Two boys were stranded on a rock in the middle of the Little Androscoggin River in Mechanic Falls, Maine and a drone helped get a life jacket to one of them before rescue teams went in the water, officials told ABC News on Wednesday. A teen and a young boy were tubing down the river
Crews exterminated a 15-20 foot long bee hive on a farm in Lozano, Texas on June 28, 2015, after a farmer died from a bee attack. (Raul R. Zuniga Jr.)(LOZANO, Texas) -- A third-generation Texas farmer was killed by a bee attack after he disturbed an enormous hive. Rogerio Zuniga was on his tractor in Lozano, Texas on Sunday when he hit an 18-inch diameter pipe enraging the bees inside. The bees swarmed from the abandoned irrigation pipe and killed him, an official told ABC News on Wednesday. &l
iStock/Thinkstock(OKRACOKE ISLAND, N.C.) -- A 68-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital after he was attacked by a six- to seven-foot shark Wednesday off the coast of Okracoke Island in North Carolina, Hyde County and National Park Service officials said.The victim was bitten on his left side in his lower leg and hip and on both his hands around 12:13 p.m., Hyde County EMS Director Justin Gibbs told ABC News. He added that the victim was conscious when he got into the helicopter, where he gave
AK_Forestry/Twitter(JUNEAU, Alaska) -- The number of Alaska's active wildfires is literally off the charts, according to a map recently released by the state's Division of Forestry.Over 700 fires have burned so far this summer, the most in the state's history, and that number is only expected to get bigger as the state is experiencing higher temperatures, lower humidity and more lightning storms than usual, said Kale Casey, a public information officer for the Alaska Interagency Coordination Cen
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Parts of the west will be sizzling while others will be dodging storms this July 4th weekend.For most of the Midwest and Northeast, the weather is shaping up pretty nicely. Anywhere from Minneapolis and Chicago to New York and Boston can expect a good amount of sunshine with mild to warm temperatures for much of the weekend. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are on tap for the center of the country, stretching from Oklahoma to Washington, D.C.Meanwhile, parts of the South
U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin by Andy Wolfe/Released(NEW YORK) -- The makers of one of the most expensive weapons programs in history went on the defensive Wednesday, saying a recent report on the F-35 fighter jet’s failures in old-school dogfighting against a decades-old, much cheaper legacy fighter “does not tell the whole story.”The report in question, posted on the national security news website War Is Boring, was based on an internal five-page brief in which
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Patrick Thornton was at the beach with his family, swimming in the water, when he felt a tug at his foot.That tug happened to be a 5-foot shark.The 47-year-old was attacked Friday in the shallow waters of Avon Beach on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, one of six shark attacks on North Carolina beaches in June. The Charlotte, North Carolina, resident fought back.“It took a pretty big chunk out of my right leg, so I started punching the shark, and then it grabbe
Clarendon County Fire Department(GREELEYVILLE, S.C.) — A historically black church in South Carolina with a history of being targeted caught fire Tuesday night and investigators were trying to determine the cause, according to officials and reports.Officials said investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were on scene at Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, but the cause was not clear. State and federal authorities are involved with the investigation.The church was bur
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions(NEW YORK) -- A fervent dream became reality Tuesday for ballerina Misty Copeland as she became the first black female principal dancer in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theatre.It is one of the highest honors for a performer."I'm just so honored, so extremely honored," Copeland said Tuesday during a news conference. "My dream has been ABT [American Ballet Theatre] since I was 13. ... Now I feel like I can breathe."Copeland, 32, who
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A report commissioner by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, a part of the Justice Department, found that multiple shortcomings on the part of law enforcement contributed to the violent riots in Ferguson, Missouri last year.The report has been disseminated to certain agencies, but the final version won't be released for a few weeks. The draft version of the report, obtained by ABC News, included 42 findings related to law enforceme
Evan F. Sisley/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Federal investigators say they have no reason to believe that a series of church fires in the South were racially motivated or related, according to a statement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.The fires came amid heightened tensions caused by the racially charged massacre at a Charleston, South Carolina church that left nine people, including a pastor, dead and an uproar over the Confederate flag flying at the South Carolina statehous