July 28, 2015
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .00"  Month: 8.25”   Year: 39.57"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 92  Low: 77
Local news stories
        Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery has announced that a unassessed sex offender has left Baxter County and moved to Vancouver, Washington.     In a news release Tuesday, ...Read More
    A police chase led to a head-on collision between two vehicles on U.S. Highway 65 north of Harrison on Monday night that claimed the lives of 61-year-old Terry Lee Stambaugh of Harrison and 31-year-old Jason Alan Adcock of ...Read More
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    A Sunday afternoon wreck that killed a 19-year-old Brockwell man, also injured three others, including two Yellville residents.     According to the Harrison Daily Times, 40-year-old Patricia Kensinger ...Read More
     Motions to supress evidence in two related drug cases have been denied by Baxter County Circuit Judge John Putman.      The motions, which were were filed in the cases of Rebecca Martin and ...Read More
    Just three weeks into his new job as Superintendent of the Mountain Home Public School District, Jake Long has dealt with a situation where the school’s Alternative Learning Education facility almost doubled in students and is ...Read More
    HARRISON, Ark. (AP) _ A Harrison woman says she finally has received a check in the mail that she had been waiting on for about 17 years.     Barbara Fraizer says she received a letter earlier this ...Read More
        A Batesville man, 26-year-old Zachery Kyle Cooper, was charged with felony theft by receiving following a traffic stop around midnight on July 17. Cooper was initially arrested for reckless driving, ...Read More
    The Fulton County Fair will feature the Tough Truck Competition on Saturday evening at 7 in the Fairgrounds Arena. Any truck, 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive, SUV, mini van, buggy, or street legal car or station may participate to ...Read More
        Powerful, expensive speedboats are not normally driven up rocky bluffs, but law enforcement officials are now investigating a situation where that appears to be exactly what happened on Lake Norfork ...Read More
     A boil water order is in effect for the residents of Pyatt, according to Water Superintendent James Giles. Residents will be notified when it is safe to no longer boil their water. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
    The North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is reporting a power outage on Fout Road near Gamaliel, according to NAEC spokesperson Leah Rouse.     The outage was caused from a trash truck pulling down a power ...Read More
    A 19-year-old Brockwell man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on State Highway 14, 1.5 miles south of Yellville.     According to a report from Corporal Matthew Sheley, Robert J. ...Read More
    Life on a dairy farm proved to be the spark that has led Jake Long to his new position as superintendent of the Mountain Home Public School District.     In an interview with KTLO News, Long gave a glimpse ...Read More
    A big yellow school bus in the Harps Parking lot in Mountain Home stands as a clarion call for substitute school bus drivers for the Mountain Home Public School system.     Director of Student Services ...Read More
    Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass will speak Tuesday evening at 6 at the meeting of the Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society.     Pendergrass will give an outline of the history of the ...Read More
    This month, the North Central Arkansas area volunteers are taking advantage of back-to-school sales to stock up on school supplies for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. They understand that for children living in ...Read More
ABC national news
Shelly Greer/Hemera/iStock/ThinkStock(AURORA, Colo.) -- Bob Holmes took the stand Tuesday in a desperate attempt to save the life of his son, who was convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in the Aurora, Colorado theater massacre.James Holmes is potentially facing the death penalty after being convicted of 165 counts on July 16."Do you still love your son?" asked public defender Tamara Brady. "Yes. He was an excellent kid. He's my son," Bob Holmes said quietly.Bob Holmes testified
Christopher-Oliver/iStock/ThinkStock(PASADENA, Calif.) -- A tree fell and hit children near a Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, California on Tuesday.Eight children were injured with at least two in critical condition. Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said, "We have our urban search and rescue team literally cutting through every limb to ensure that there's no other victims underneath this tree."  The giant tree fell on top of campers who were waiting to be picked u
Christopher-Oliver/iStock/ThinkStock(PASADENA, Calif.) -- A tree fell and hit children near a Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, California on Tuesday.Eight children were injured with three in critical condition. Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said, "We have our urban search and rescue team literally cutting through every limb to ensure that there's no other victims underneath this tree."  The giant tree fell on top of campers who were waiting to be picked up by th
G.N. Miller - Pool/Getty Images(PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) --  Prison worker Joyce Mitchell poured her heart out to investigators about her relationships with the convicted murderers she helped escape from an upstate New York prison, detailing her increasing sexual contact with one of them and her deepening involvement in the plot over time, according to a series of statements she made to police.In the statements, obtained by ABC News, Mitchell, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, details her dreams of run
Sandra Bland/Facebook(HOUSTON) -- Texas officials released new footage of Sandra Bland in the county jail where she remained for three days until her death, showing her talking to officers, facing a magistrate judge, sleeping in a holding cell and making multiple phone calls.One clip from the day after her arrest shows a seemingly upset Bland in her orange jumpsuit make multiple phone calls from the jailer's phone. As she makes calls she used a tissue to wipe her eyes.Waller County Judge Carbett
1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels, LLC(FT. PIERCE, Fla.) -- Florida treasure hunters hit the sunken treasure jackpot.Brent Brisben -- a co-founder of 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels LLC, which has the rights to dive at the wreckage site where the gold was ultimately discovered -- told ABC News that the 60 gold artifacts on the bottom of the ocean floor are valued at over $1 million.The artifacts include 51 gold coins and 40 feet of gold chains with hand-crafted links, he said.The centerpiece of the discovery
Trip Volpe(SEATTLE) -- A cyclist's GoPro camera on his helmet caught his recent close encounter with a SUV at an intersection in Seattle, Washington, where the driver crashed into the cyclist and sped away.The cyclist, Trip Volpe, was headed northbound on Dexter Avenue at Thomas Street when the SUV made a quick turn in front of him, ABC affiliate KOMO-TV reported. Volpe's helmet cam captured the sound of his bike braking hard and the moment the SUV crashed into his bike and then fleeing the scen
Jacob Ammentorp Lund/iStock/ThinkStock(KEY WEST, Fla.) -- The FBI has arrested a Florida man who allegedly wanted to detonate a bomb at a Florida beach in what authorities describe as an ISIS-inspired terror attack.Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, Florida, has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against a person or property within the United States.“According to the complaint, Harlem Suarez, a self-professed ISIL adherent, knowingly attempted to use a weapon of
Santa Cruz Police Department(SANTA CRUZ, Calif.) -- A 15-year-old has been arrested for allegedly murdering an 8-year-old girl whose body was found in a recycling bin in Santa Cruz, California, police said Tuesday.The teen, who lived on the same property at the Tannery Arts Center where 8-year-old Madyson Middleton's body was found, took her to his apartment and allegedly killed her there, Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel said at a news conference Tuesday.The teen then allegedly carried Madys
iStock/Thinkstock(CONCORD, Calif.) — A California car salesman was in for the ride of his life after a customer test-driving the vehicle tried to steal it with him in it, police said.The salesman, from a dealership in Concord, California, 30 miles northeast of San Francisco, was on a test drive with a customer on Monday, according to the Concord Police Department. The dealership, Lehmer's Concord Buick GMC, made a copy of the suspect's driver's license before leaving, police said.During th
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has been granted release from prison by the U.S. Parole Commission, according to a U.S. official.Pollard was sentenced to life in prison after being arrested in 1985 for stealing secrets for Israel. Laws at the time mandated eligibility for parole after serving 30 years, according to the Justice Department.He is now set to be released on Nov. 21. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
U.S. Coast Guard press release(BRUNSWICK, Ga.) — The Coast Guard sent a chopper to waters off the coast of Brunswick, Georgia, Tuesday in the expanded search for two Florida teens who've been missing at sea for days, authorities said.The chopper responded Tuesday to a Good Samaritan's report of something small and rectangular in the water.The sighting was of an object that resembled a Styrofoam cooler lid, Coast Guard public affairs specialist Mark Barney told ABC News, but he added that i
Virgin Galactic(WASHINGTON) — The Virgin Galactic pilot who miraculously parachuted to safety after SpaceShipTwo disintegrated over the Mojave Desert last year felt as though something was trying to rip his helmet off as he fell to the ground.Peter Siebold’s interview was included in a release Tuesday by National Transportation Safety Board. Following a nine month investigation, the agency shared their findings in the Oct. 31, 2014 accident, saying it was caused by "premature reposit
G.N. Miller - Pool/Getty Images(PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) -- Former New York prison employee Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping two prisoners escape from a maximum security prison in June.Mitchell, who worked in the tailor shop at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on June 6.Following a three-week manhunt, Matt was shot and killed. Sweat was captured soon after and jailed.Mitchell, 51, pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting priso
Ingram Publishing(MAHWAH, N.J.) — Two employees who deliver cash to ATM machines in the Mahwah, New Jersey area "inadvertently" left behind $150,000 worth of cash in a satchel on a lawn during a recent stop, according to police.Surveillance video from the area showed that shortly after the ATM delivery employees drove away, a white van drove up and a passenger from the vehicle steeped out, took the bag of money and drove away, the Mahwah Police Department said in a news release.Cops said t