May 29, 2015
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Local news stories
     Two men charged in unrelated cases with engaging in sexual activity with juvenile females waived their appearances in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered not guilty pleas in papers filed by Mountain Home ...Read More
    The 15th Annual Twin Lakes Relay for Life is set for Friday night from 7 until midnight at Bomber Stadium on the campus of Mountain Home High School. The event has lasted 12 hours in years past but is only scheduled for 5 hours ...Read More
    At Guy Berry College and Career Academy in Mountain Home, projects at the school turn into educational opportunities for students in the Alternative Learning Environment.     Principal Jeff Kincade and ...Read More
     A proposal to allow full time county employees and elected officials to carry concealed weapons in county offices is under consideration.      The subject was on the agenda at the Quorum Court's ...Read More
     The public is invited to a free concert of Southern Gospel Muisic featuring the Preachers Quartet Friday evening at 7 at the Christian Church of Mountain Home.      The Preachers Quartet is ...Read More
The following students have been named to the honors list for the spring 2015 semester at Arkansas State University- Mountain Home (ASUMH): ChancellorÂ’s List -Kathy Acerra of Mountain Home, AR; Katie Backus of Lakeview, AR; Jennifer Bailey of ...Read More
    The Arkansas Department of Health released a list of closed swim beaches Wednesday, with two local spots appearing on the list.     The Oakland swim beach in Marion County and the Blanchard Springs main ...Read More
     Marion County Circuit Court jurors do not need to report for duty Thursday or Friday, according to Marion County Circuit Clerk Dee Carleton. Jurors will be mailed a notice in late June of their next time to ...Read More
     Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass and LouAnne McClendon, director of the Baxter County Unit of the Health Department, will meet with state officials today at 10 a.m. in Little Rock to make a pitch that they hope will ...Read More
    Sometimes, a greenhouse isn't just a greenhouse.     At the Guy Berry College and Career Academy in Mountain Home, the greenhouse serves as a classroom that teaches students not only about science, but ...Read More
     Heavy rains across the state and region are causing major flooding in some areas, including some regions along the Buffalo River. The flooding has some in the Twin Lakes Area concerned about the water levels at Bull ...Read More
     An Izard County man who was an absconder on a warrant from Izard County Drug Court has been extradited from Illinois to Izard County, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.      The ...Read More
     The Van Matre Senior Center at Cooper Park is hosting a cookout on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.     Advance tickets are $5 and $6 at the event. The menu will consist of grilled hamburger or ...Read More
    A 37-year-old Mountain Home woman was arrested on drug possession charges after the car she was in was stopped for a traffic violation on Saturday.     According to a release from the Baxter County ...Read More
     Jonathan Echols of rural Mountain Home has been arrested and charged with possessing drugs and counterfeit currency, according to a news release from Baxter County Sheriff John ...Read More

     Traffic in the area of Pioneer Trail, U. S. Highway 62 East and the bypass near Wal-Mart in Mountain Home was rerouted for nearly two hours Tuesday afternoon.  A spokesperson from the Mountain Home Police Department said crews were repairing a gas leak. 

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Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Pilots on four commercial flights reported being targeted by green lasers during flights over New York Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.According to the FAA, the flights -- American 185, Shuttle America 4213, Delta 2292 and Delta 2634 -- were flying at an altitude of 8,000 feet approximately four miles northwest of Farmingdale on Long Island when the pilots reported that lasers were illuminating their aircraft, a federal crime.The planes w
God Gazarov is seen in this undated photo posted to LinkedIn. Courtesy God Gazarov(NEW YORK) -- His prayers have been answered. A Brooklyn, New York man named God won a battle with the credit reporting agency Equifax, which finally recognized his name after years of problems getting loans and higher limits, according to a court settlement. The 27-year-old sued the agency last year in Brooklyn Federal Court because Equifax claimed its computer systems wouldn't allow it to issue a credi
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(OXON HILL, Md.) -- The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended on Thursday night with not one, but two winners!Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar were named co-champions Thursday night after running out of words.This was the second consecutive year where the bee ended with co-champions, after Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar each earned a share of the title last year. Prior to 2014, the last tie was in 1962.Shivashankar spelled the word scherenschnitte correctly
MariaArefyeva/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) –  Thousands of service members will be getting paid back by their student loan company this June. But this isn't a paycheck, it's more like a rebate.That's because tens of thousands of service members in school were overcharged on their student loan interest rates by Navient (the loan company that includes the former Sallie Mae). By law, service members' student loan rates are supposed to be capped at six percent.  But Navient charged
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bowe Bergdahl was investigated earlier this year following an allegation of harrassment, but the U.S. Army North said Thursday it cleared him of wrongdoing.Bergdahl was accused by a fellow soldier who lived in his barracks at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. U.S. Army North spokesperson Lt. Col. Tim Beninato said in a statement Thursday that "the Army takes any allegation of Soldier misconduct very seriously," and that an investigation found the accusation to be untrue and "deter
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bowe Bergdahl was investigated earlier this year following an allegation of harrassment, but the U.S. Army North said Thursday it cleared him of wrongdoing.Bergdahl was accused by a fellow soldier who lived in his barracks at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. U.S. Army North spokesperson Lt. Col. Tim Beninato said in a statement Thursday that "the Army takes any allegation of Soldier misconduct very seriously," and that an investigation found the accusation to be untrue and "deter
Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- A potential trial date was set Thursday for the University of Virginia student who was left bloodied after being arrested outside of a Charlottesville bar, but the charges against him could still be dropped.Honors student Martese Johnson was arrested by state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents outside a bar near campus on March 18 and the incident sparked protests over police brutality.In late March, Johnson was expected to enter a not-gu
This file photo dated 17 December 2001 shows a truck approaching the main gate at the US Army's Dugway Proving Ground, from which samples containing live anthax spores were sent to 18 laboratory facilities. Credit: RGE FREY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Eighteen laboratories in nine states have begun turning over samples of anthrax to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine if they contained live anthrax mistakenly provided to them by the U.S. military, the Pentagon sai
A California couple's "puppet wedding." Robert Orsa Photography(LOS ANGELES) -- A California duo who've been dating for fifteen years decided to tie the knot with a surprising crew. In front of unwitting friends and family, Tammy Caplan and Joe Gold wed, with the help of a rabbi, a minister, a ship's captain, and, of course, the obligatory red-faced wedding crasher--all puppets.  "Weddings can be so serious," Caplan said. "We wanted a creative, fun vibe."Groom Gold said they kept the furry
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- High school students are getting ready to put their school work behind them and start summer vacation -- but hundreds of students at Loudoun County Schools in Virginia won’t be able to do that.Some 300 SAT tests got lost in the mail and didn’t get back to College Board, according to a statement from the non-profit.A Loudoun County School official told ABC News Thursday that their test proctors did everything by the book, including shipping the tests usi
Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- The jurors in the trial of accused Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes heard extensively from Holmes for the first time Thursday as the court played videos of his psychiatric interviews recorded after the July 2012 attack.Holmes, speaking in a calm, monotone voice, admitted to having "regrets" about the shooting while he was in solitary confinement."Usually it's before I go to sleep," he says in one part of the nearly two-ho
Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- A psychiatrist who treated accused Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes said Thursday that he believes Holmes was sane at the time of the attack."Whatever he suffered from it did not stop him from forming the intent and knowing what he was doing and the consequences of what he was doing," Dr. William Reid said immediately before the judge called a recess for lunch.Reid was selected by the state mental institution to exa
iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The entire Manhattan Beach coastline outside Los Angeles is still closed Thursday after globs of an oily substance washed up onto its shores.The tar-like material began appearing Wednesday afternoon and spread out across 6.5 miles of coastline, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The source of the material is not yet known.“We do have crews on scene,” Alexia Retallack , a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told ABC News Thur
Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- Videos of Aurora, Colorado shooter James Holmes' psychiatric interviews will be shown in court Thursday as part of the fourth week of the ongoing movie theater trial.The videos are a critical piece of evidence in the case as Holmes and his attorneys have pleaded that he was not guilty by reason of insanity, while the prosecution is working to prove that he was sane when he opened fire and killed 12 people in the July 2012 shooting
Creatas/Thinkstock(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) -- A North Carolina elementary school teacher was apparently captured threatening students in a secret recording, parents say.Leona Cain says her son Sammy had been trying to tell her for months that his teacher at Alderman Road Elementary School in Fayetteville was verbally abusive, but she says she didn’t believe him until she sent her 10-year-old boy to school with a recording device and heard it herself."I don't even like somebody to be behind me