Category Archives: Local News

West Plains Police look for missing teen

The West Plains Police Department is investigating a teenager’s disappearance. According to Springfield television station KYTV, 16-year-old Kaitlin Boutwell has been missing since Thursday. Boutwell is described as a five-foot-seven female weighing 135 pounds with reddish-brown hair

Chute gets prison time

Kevin Chute of Calico Rock was given eight years in prison after pleading guilty to drug-related charges during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday. The 46-year-old Chute was arrested in early November last year. A

Prison time for Short

Mikel Short of Midway was given six years in prison during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday after pleading guilty to drug-related charges filed against him. Most of the charges the 45-year-old Short faced stemmed

Week in Review 6-25 to 7-1

Identities of crash victims released Arkansas State Police say the two-vehicle crash Wednesday east of the Henderson Fire Station on U.S. Hwy. 62/412 claimed the lives of 64-year-old Philip Woods of Jonesboro and 65-year-old Jimmy Lowe of

Brown enters plea

Jerry Brown of Mountain Home — who was arrested this month after being reported slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle which was rolling backward on 8th Street with the engine running — made a first

Flippin School Board approves hires

The Flippin School Board met in regular session Monday evening, and Superintendent Kelvin Hudson says they approved a number of hiring recommendations. Listen: http://dehayf5mhw1h7.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/683/2017/06/27165810/Wireready_06-27-2017-16-58-01_08769_96159.mp3 right-click to download mp3   Superintendent Hudson says the board also approved the

Biggers gets probation

Chantel Biggers who has given addresses in Ash Flat and Mountain Home during various contacts with law enforcement officers, entered a no contest plea to drug charges and was given seven years probation during a session of

Big crowd attends Red, White and Blue fireworks

Listen: http://dehayf5mhw1h7.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/683/2017/06/25112604/Wireready_06-25-2017-11-26-02_08708_95467.mp3   right-click to download mp3 That was KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot’s Tim Tibbs from Arkansas State University-Mountain Home with the finale of the Red, Whited and Blue Festival. Attendees were treated to the

Estes gets prison time

Amanda Estes of Mountain Home was given four years in prison after changing her plea to guilty on a variety of drug-related charges during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday. The 34-year-old Estes was among

RWB parade cancelled

media/rwb2017.jpg     The Red White and Blue parade scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled due to the weather and due to safety precautions due to fallen debris. The Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce advises the parade

Sales tax numbers up again

Spending in Baxter County and the City of Mountain Home saw another increase as reflected in the May sales tax numbers recently released by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. In Baxter County, the numbers released

Week in Review 6-11 to 6-17

Federal Disaster Declaration approved for local area A number of counties in North Central Arkansas are in the major disaster declarationn approved Thursday by President Trump at the request of Governor Hutchinson. The request is a result

Week in Review 6-4 to 6-10

Bull Shoals Mayor David Hotchkiss and Officer James Rhodes resign Bull Shoals Mayor David Hotchkiss and Officer James Rhodes of the Bull Shoals Police Department officially resigned Monday, according to a letter posted on the City of

Baxter County Quorum Court moves quickly through agenda

It took the Baxter County Quorum Court just over 30 minutes Tuesday evening to move through its 12-item agenda. Karen Hopper has the details. Listen: http://dehayf5mhw1h7.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/683/2017/06/07103050/Wireready_06-07-2017-10-30-49_08475_96113.mp3 right-click to download mp3 Judge Mickey Pendergrass opened the meeting by