November 21, 2014
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Local news stories
   Students at Mountain Home Junior High are using their skills and knowledge to help educate people in the community about computers and mobile devices. The students are part of the Environmental and Spatial Technology program, or ...Read More
    Strides toward eradicating Mountain Home of a health and public safety danger and eyesore were taken Thursday night when the Mountain Home City Council agreed to begin negotiations with the owners of an empty apartment ...Read More
    A rural Mountain Home man who admitted to authorities he purchased items he knew were stolen has been charged with several felonies. Fifty-two year old Amos Joseph Duquette is charged with two counts theft by receiving, and ...Read More
     Vernard Deatherage, one of two Missouri inmates who appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday to face charges filed against him in this state, was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to felony ...Read More
    A Mountain Home couple were arrested Thursday by Sheriff's Investigators on felony charges following the investigation into a complaint made in October by the owners of the Bull Shoals Lake Resort in Lakeview. 55 year old ...Read More
    NEWS 11-20-14 THURSDAY        J. ZURCHER, THEFT OF GUNS AND MEDS RH      A member of a work crew that was installing flooring in a residence was arrested ...Read More
    Three people were arrested at a rural Mountain Home residence after authorities conducted a probation home visit Thursday morning and found drugs and other items. Arrested were 58 year old Thomas Earnest Harvey of the ...Read More
    The annual White River Marathon for Kenya is a sellout with 700 runners registered for Saturday's event along the river banks at Cotter. The race--formerly known as the Mountain Home Marathon for Kenya--is beginning its ...Read More
     A number of public meetings are set for Thursday in the Twin Lakes Area.      The Mountain Home City Council has two items on its agenda for the 6 p.m. meeting in the council chambers at the ...Read More
     Two Missouri inmates are scheduled to be in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday to make a first appearance on charges they face in this state.      The men, 31-year-old Robert Finch, Jr., and ...Read More
    Firefighters from Tracy, Buford, Mountain Home and Salesville responded to a structure fire that destroyed a pole barn structure that contained a shop and bunkhouse at 55 Gladehill Lane Wednesday night but they were able to ...Read More
ABC national news
Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Running back Adrian Peterson says he has changed his perspective on child discipline after facing child abuse charges and an ongoing suspension from the NFL.“I won’t ever use a switch again,” he said in an interview published Thursday by USA Today, his first extensive comments since being charged with felony child abuse in September in Texas.“There’s different situations where a child needs to be disciplined as far as timeout
Myron May is seen in this undated handout photo. Courtesy Daunton Family(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Eight acquaintances of Myron May are said to be expecting packages in the mail sent before police say May opened fire on Florida State University’s campus.Joe Paul said he was a former student at the university with May, and the two reconnected while living in Houston. May sent a message alerting the acquaintances -- who evidently don’t know one another -- that they would receive packa
Scott Olson/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) — With the grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case set to deliver a verdict at any time, the father of the slain teenager released a public service video Thursday urging supporters to protest peacefully regardless of the decision.In anticipation that the grand jury might not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the racially charged case, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has already issued a state of emergency, with law enforcement authorities
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Secret Service agents arrested a woman with a holstered 9-millimeter handgun outside the White House Thursday night shortly after President Obama finished his announcement on immigration reform, according to federal law enforcement sources.Plainclothes agents noticed April Lenhart carrying the holstered weapon as she was on the north side of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue about 8:30 p.m., sources told ABC News. Uniformed agents who were alerted then arres
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) -- One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).The explosion happened about 4 p.m. on board the rig stationed roughly 12 miles off the coast of New Orleans.The three injured workers were undergoing treatment in a medical facility on the rig, said the BSEE. Their conditions weren't immediately released.The oil rig is owned by
iStock/Thinkstock(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- As soon as the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, announces its decision over whether to charge Police Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting teenager Michael Brown, the public will almost certainly turn to the Justice Department and say: Your move, Mr. Attorney General.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has vowed a "fair" and "thorough" investigation into the matter. But when pressed by ABC News in August, Holder seemed to acknowledge federal charges agains
iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- The man who shot three people at a Florida college early Thursday morning had been a success story -- a foster child who succeeded in becoming a lawyer -- but had recently deteriorated to the point where his ex-girlfriend called police saying he was acting erratically and she feared for his life.Myron May, 31, has been identified as the shooter who opened fire at the Florida State University library in Tallahassee before he was shot and killed by police.Po
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Many parts of the country have been pounded with snow and frigid cold this week, but don't worry: warmer weather is on the way.So what happens to all that snow? After another snowfall forecast for Thursday afternoon, some places near Buffalo, New York, could see up to nine feet of snow in total. That could lead to minor flooding when the snow starts to melt, made worse because of snow covering drains, according to ABC News weather experts.Ten inches of snow convert
Brendan Sonnone/ Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- The gunman who wounded three people at the Florida State University school library early on Thursday was a lawyer who had graduated from FSU, law enforcement said on Thursday.The alleged gunman was identified as Myron May, sources said.The gunman opened fire in FSU's Strozier Library, which was packed with students studying for end of term finals.An officer responding to the scene fatally wounded the suspected gunman af
Jason Derfuss(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- A student who was leaving the Florida State University library just as a shooter opened fire realized later that he had been the gunman's first target.Jason Derfuss, an FSU student, posted photos online showing a bullet that went through his backpack and was stopped only by a couple of books that he had just checked out for a research project."I didn't know this at the time, but the Shooter targeted me first," Derfuss wrote on his Facebook profile page. "The s
WJLA(WASHINGTON) -- Authorities in Maryland have warned the public about a potential holiday scam that involves the temptation of a $100 bill left on a car windshield.The simple scheme works like this: Drivers walk to their parked cars and, after they get in the vehicle,  notice a $100 bill in the windshield. The driver exits the car with the door open to retrieve it, only to have a thief steal the vehicle.Karen Straughn, Maryland Assistant Attorney General – Consumer Protection, want
WRIC(LAWRENCEVILLE, Va.) -- A Virginia high school is batting down accusations that its principal is flashing gang signs in a recent photo with students.The photo shows Brunswick High School principal Warren Bell making hand gestures, next to five students, all of whom are also gesturing with their hands.Bell wasn't making any inappropriate signs, and was actually trying to get the students, who were making a commotion in the restroom by taking the photos, to stop, Superintendent Dora Wynn said
Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Coal boss Don Blankenship is set to make his first appearance in court Thursday as a defendant facing a raft of charges stemming from the 2010 coal mine blast that took 29 lives.Once a larger-than-life figure in Appalachia, whose iron-fisted leadership of a giant coal conglomerate made him both famous and feared, Blankenship now faces up to 31 years in prison on federal charges of conspiracy, fraud and making false statements.A federal grand jury returned the
iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Three students were wounded in a shooting on Florida State University's campus in Tallahassee, police said, and the suspected gunman was shot and killed by officers.The shooting happened early Thursday morning at the university's Stozier Library, which was packed at the time with hundreds of students studying for exams.An officer responding to the scene fatally wounded the suspected gunman after he fired at police, Tallahassee Police Department public info
iStock/Thinkstock(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- Buffalo, New York, generally averages about eight feet of snow every winter. By the end of the day Thursday, it could eclipse that mark in just three days. And winter is still a month off.Governor Andrew Cuomo got a first-hand look at all the white stuff that has paralyzed much of the city due to the much talked about lake effect, which causes snow to come down faster, thicker and harder than in other areas due to cold air picking up moisture from Lake Erie.Cu