January 18, 2017
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Rain: 7am to 7am:  .14"  Month: 1.37”  Year: 1.37"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 58 Low: 38
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Thank you, and I salute you as well. It is good to be back with you. Mr. Lieutenant Governor, President Dismang, Speaker Gillam, Members of the General Assembly, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the Court—I see Cabinet Members here as well that are ...Read More
     A man convicted nearly 20 years ago in a Boone County murder was given a reduced sentence this week. Benjamin MacFarland, originally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, was resentenced to 40 ...Read More
     A Gamaliel man sought by the Baxter County Sheriff's Office turned himself in on felony charges following the recent investigation of an armed robbery at a Cotter liquor store. Sheriff John Montgomery says 47-year-old ...Read More
     An area school district is the recent victim of a cyberattack. Valley Springs Schools' computer system was infected Thursday with malicious software as hackers locked access and demanded a ransom to restore its files ...Read More
      Growth in revenue for the state this year is steady and slow, according to State Representative for District 100, Nelda Speaks. She says that was the recent testimony presented to the House Revenue and Taxation ...Read More
     A Marion County man, 54-year-old Patrick Todd, who lists an address in Yellville, was arrested Tuesday evening, by the Bull Shoals Police Department, for terroristic threatening. According to Bull Shoals Police Officer ...Read More
     Arkansas State University-Mountain Home will give students one more opportunity to register for classes in the Spring 2017 semester. Registration will continue Monday with all offices open for business. Classes will ...Read More
     Gassville City Hall will be closed for business Monday in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Gassville City Hall will resume regular business hours on Tuesday.     WebReadyTM ...Read More
     FNBC Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Chad Hudson has announced as of the first of 2017, Christopher Dollard will be working in a commercial lending role exclusively at the bank. Dollard, is currently ...Read More
JASPER, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man charged in his girlfriend's death says the car he changed the brakes of fell on the woman, but investigators say they couldn't find any evidence the man had worked on the vehicle. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County will host the 10th annual Volunteer Fair Saturday from 10 until 2 at the library. One of the largest events of its kind in the region, Julie Stewart, Volunteer ...Read More
     A Gamaliel man is being sought by the Baxter County Sheriff on felony charges following the recent investigation of an armed robbery at a Cotter liquor store. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says a warrant has been ...Read More
     The Twin Lakes Area dodged a bullet regarding ice accumulation over last night and into this morning. Meteorologist Jeff Rabbeting from the National Weather Service in Springfield says the significant portions of ...Read More
    The Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County will host an Anime Club for tweens on Friday from 4:30 to 6. The club offers a forum for teens interested in Japanese Anime, Manga and cosplay. All tweens from 4th to 6th ...Read More
     Marion County jurors do not need to report Tuesday or Wednesday, according to Marion County Clerk Dawn Moffet. The next date jurors need to report in Marion County is Monday, January ...Read More
     While there is potential for ice to accumulate in the Twin Lakes Area, significant accumulations begin at the Arkansas/Missouri border and increase heading north.      Andy Foster, Meteorologist ...Read More
     A Flippin woman was arrested on felony drug charges by Mountain Home Police Wednesday following an investigation into a shoplifting complaint from a local business. Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel says 47 year ...Read More
    Mitchell Teconchuk of rural Mountain Home appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a guilty plea to charges related to his unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and attempt to outrun officers during a chase ...Read More
     Although Governor Hutchinson and legislative leaders recently said they didn't expect there will be a funding fight over the future of the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion, according to Senator Missy Irving, not everyone ...Read More
Two Gassville residents have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Cotter liquor store Wednesday night.  In a joint statement, Cotter Police Chief Clint Tilton and Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery say 34 year old Joshua Travis
     Late Thursday afternoon Cotter Police Chief Clint Tilton says two persons of interest are in custody and search warrants are in the process of being executed as part of an investigation into the armed robbery of Bayman ...Read More
     An Arctic Front moving into the region is expected to bring much cooler temperatures and freezing precipitation, according to the National Weather Service Offices in Springfield and North Little Rock. Residents in south ...Read More
    A hearing on a motion to suppress evidence in the case of Dan Wessels of Flippin who is charged with making threats directed at a Circuit Court Judge and a relative who had custody of his daughter has been set for January ...Read More
     Funeral services for Dr. Bill Baker, President of North Arkansas College in Harrison, were held Thursday morning at the college where he served as president from its beginning in 1974 until his retirement in ...Read More
     A traffic stop by the Mountain Home Police Department has resulted in the arrest of 28-year-old Joseph Paul Smith of Mountain Home. According to an arrest affidavit, at 1:21 Wednesday morning, a Mountain Home Police ...Read More
     Legislation detailing Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson's $50 million tax cut plan calls for a task force looking at other tax code changes to issue its recommendations by September 2018.      The ...Read More
    The majority-Republican Arkansas House has given the speaker expanded power to appoint committee members months after Democrats blocked the GOP from holding a majority on a panel that will take up tax cut ...Read More
     The cold front pushing into the area today has the potential for rain and possibly ice in north Arkansas and Southern Missouri.      Meteorologist Andy Boxell from the National Weather Service in ...Read More
     Cotter Police Chief Clint Tilton says Cotter Police are searching for a suspect who robbed Bayman Beverage, on 62/412 and Main Street, at gunpoint around 9:34 Wednesday night. The unidentified man brandished a pistol and stole ...Read More
     Arkansas lawmakers have advanced a plan to delay the launch of the state's medical marijuana program and a proposal removing a requirement that doctors recommending the drug say benefits outweigh its ...Read More
     The Yellville Planning and Zoning Board will met in an emergency zoning session Thursday evening at 5:30 at Yellville City Hall.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     Baxter Regional Medical Center has announced a certified radiologist, Dr. Shane Whitlock, has joined the physicians of Mountain Home Radiology Consultants practicing at the hospital. Prior to moving to Mountain Home, ...Read More
Makerspace in Studio 300 at the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County allows local residents to come together to work on projects together or individually. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons Makerspace will offer Make it @ the library, ...Read More
     Firefighters from Gassville and Cotter Fire Departments responded to an out of control brush fire Wednesday afternoon that threatened a residence on Willow Trail in Gassville. A spokesperson from the Baxter County 911 ...Read More
     Twin Lakes Area residents have been enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday, but no record highs have been set, according to Sean Clarke of the National Weather Service Office in North Little ...Read More
     The Lakeview City Council will meet in regular session at 7 on Tuesday evening, at the Lloyd Travis Municipal Center. Items under new business will be the proposed 2016 budget adjustment and organization per the A.C.A. ...Read More
     The Lakeview Midway Public Water Authority has announced the precautionary boil water order for some customers for Cedar Hill West to River Road, which began Sunday evening, has been lifted. The Water Authority conducted ...Read More
    The Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County offers a variety of beginning computer classes in January.     This Thursday morning at 10:30, the Internet Basics Class will be held. This class will ...Read More
Marion County jurors do not need to report Thursday, according to Marion County and Circuit Clerk Dawn Moffet. The next time jurors will need to report is Tuesday, January 17th.     WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Education Foundation, which supports educational programs for both students and staff of the Mountain Home School District, received a $15,000 grant contribution from Eaton Corporation yesterday for the ...Read More
     A one vehicle crash on County Road 604 Saturday morning sent 52-year-old David Pinsky, of Cotter, to Baxter Regional Medical Center. According to a collision report from the Baxter County Sheriff's office the 9:33 ...Read More
     A traffic stop, by the Mountain Home Police Department, has resulted in the arrest of 27-year-old Timothy Stephen Gibbs of Mountain Home. According to an arrest affidavit, at 11:54 Thursday night an investigator with ...Read More
     Mountain Home Police arrested 36-year-old Troyn Terrail Joyce, of Mountain Home, Friday on felony delivery of a controlled substance and distribution near certain facilities after an investigation into complaints of drug ...Read More
The Marion County Library board of directors recently announced the public is invited to attend all future monthly meetings, which will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 in the afternoon at the library. For more information call ...Read More
     The regular meeting of the Oakland Promise Land Fire Protection District will be held Thursday at 6:30 PM at Station 3 on Highway 5 in Three Brothers.      WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
     Six new business licenses were issued by the city of Mountain Home during December, according to Roberta Pack, from the City of Mountain Home Building Inspectors Office.      City records ...Read More
The Donald W. Reynolds Library offers Homework Hour Thursday afternoons from 4-5. Homework Hour is a program where students grades 4-12 can receive help from tutors with school work and projects. Contact the Teen Librarian, Diane Porter, ...Read More
The Donald W. Reynolds Library will host the Pen Master's Guild on Thursday evenings from five to six. The Pen Master's Guild is for teens grades 7-12 who have intrests in creative writing, poetry, illustrating, and doodling. Contact the Teen ...Read More
    The lawyer representing David Gengler of Lakeview, who faces a number of charges stemming from the alleged beating, rape, torture and robbery of a female victim who was reported to have been bound with tape and held against her will for ...Read More
     The Baxter County Library Board will meet Wednesday morning at 7:40 for their 2016 Year in Review presentation. The meeting will be held in the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter ...Read More
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home will hold spring registration and advising for spring classes January tenth through the thirteenth. On Tuesday, office hours will be extended to eight a.m. to seven p.m. and advisors will be on hand to help new ...Read More
      The Arkansas 91st General Assembly convened yesterday at noon and tax cuts are the top issue. According to the Associated Press, Republicans are facing divisions over competing tax-cut plans months after the party ...Read More
    The Mountain Home City council recently informally approved the upcoming budget for 2017 and will likely officially approve it in February. Mayor Joe Dillard says, like the county, the city faces similar challenges in terms of ...Read More
           Mountain Home native Katie Flippo, the 40 year old sister of Arkansas State Senator Scott Flippo of Mountain Home and daughter of William Patterson and Katherine Flippo, died unexpectedly ...Read More
     A Mountain Home man, 50-year-old Jesse Lee Vancleave, was arrested Thursday on felony drug charges after a traffic stop. According to an arrest affidavit from the Mountain Home Police Department, at approximately 1:48 in ...Read More
    A Flippin man was arrested in Izard County Wednesday on felony charges of failure to appear. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 28 year old Phillip Randall Bartlett is being held in the Izard County jail with bond set at ...Read More
     The Marion County Quorum Court will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 6. Items on the meeting's agenda include reports; in unfinished business water damage; and in new business, setting dates for quorum court ...Read More
     The Yellville Summit school board will meet in regular session this evening at 5 at the administrative building. Item's on the meeting's agenda include budget and financial reports, the 2015, 2016 audit report, student ...Read More
     The Mountain Home School Board will hold a study session tonight at 5:30. Items on the agenda include strength training presented by Michele McWilliams and strategic plan initiatives presented by Dr. Jake ...Read More
     The Briarcliff City Council will meet Tuesday afternoon at 3 at the Briarcliff Clubhouse.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     The Yellville City Council will meet in regular session tonight at 6. Items on the meeting's agenda include swearing in of officials, adoption of rules and procedures and an amendment to an ...Read More
     An Ash Flat mother has been arrested on felony charges when her newborn baby tested positive for methamphetamine and other controlled substances shortly after birth. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 33 year old ...Read More
     A Mt. Pleasant man has been arrested and charged with assault in the first degree for hitting a seven year old boy with his vehicle Thursday morning as the child attempted to board a school bus. Izard County Sheriff Tate ...Read More
     A Mountain Home man, 24-year-old Jonathan Michael Ybarra, was arrested again Saturday morning on felony charges related to domestic violence allegations. Ybarra is already facing charges from January seventh of last year ...Read More
     Approximately 42 of 65 students from Pinkston Middle School, Mountain Home Junior High and Mountain Home High School Students qualified in all region tryouts Saturday in Bentonville. According to Band Director Tom ...Read More
     Twin Lakes Area nonprofit organizations can now apply for Giving Tree Grants from the Twin Lakes Community Foundation. Grants, ranging from $250 to $2,500 are awarded to any 501(c)(3) charity, public school, government ...Read More
    Three people whose drug-related arrests stemmed from an on-going theft investigation appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and all entered not guilty pleas to the charges filed against ...Read More
    Heath Lindsey of Norfork appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a not guilty plea to charges stemming from an incident in which the 29-year-old Lindsey is alleged to have threatened his father-in-law ...Read More
     The Salesville city council will meet in regular session Monday evening at 7 at Salesville City Hall. Items on the meeting's agenda include reports, a resolution to reconcile and amend the 2016 budget and adoption of the ...Read More
     Eagle Awareness has been scheduled once again and it's time to mark the calendar for January 13th and 14th 2017. The event takes place at Bull Shoals-White River State Park located at 153 Bull Shoals Park in ...Read More
     Makerspace in Studio 300 at the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County allows local residents to come together to work on projects together or individually.      On Tuesday and Thursday ...Read More
The Coloring Club for Adults will meet Monday mornings from 10:30 to noon at the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County.      Coloring offers an outlet for relaxation, stress relief and creative expression. ...Read More
     North Arkansas College is mourning the loss of its founding president. Dr. Bill Baker, who was also instrumental in the opening of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, died Friday at his residence in Gilbert at the ...Read More
First baby of 2017 traveled a long way to be born at BRMC      It was three days into the New Year before the first baby born at Baxter Regional Medical Center arrived, but given the story of his parents journey to get to ...Read More
     Saturday marked the kickoff of the 2017 FIRST Robotics game FIRST Steamworks.      FIRST Steamworks is a steampunk themed game played by student built robots, and the Baxter Bomb Squad is ...Read More
     Norfork resident Earl Olsen was honored recently for his 12 years of service as a commission for the Norfork Fire Protection District and 10 years as a volunteer firefighter/first responder with the fire ...Read More
    Dominic Anthony Swingle of Mountain Home appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a plea of not guilty to aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident late last month in which an intoxicated ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Monday afternoon at 1 has been canceled.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     The Baxter County Circuit Court jury panel will not need to report for duty Monday. According to Baxter County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese, the next date jurors will need to report is January 23rd at nine a.m. at the ...Read More
     An Ozark County man was injured in a two-vehicle crash leading to one death and two other Missouri residents injured. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Michael Gardner of Wasola suffered minor ...Read More
     Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass has vetoed one of the Quorum Court's decisions three days after its last regular session. The judge informed the court Friday he is vetoing their unanimous agreement to withhold ...Read More
     The Lakeview Midway Public Water Authority has announced there will be a precautionary boil water order for some of its customers Sunday evening from eight until 11. The Water Authority will be conducting repairs to a ...Read More
     A Flippin man and a Walnut Ridge man are being held in the IZard County jail on felony contempt of court charges in unrelated cases. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 33 year old Travis Allen Langston is being held ...Read More
     A Horseshoe Bend man is being held in the Izard County jail without bond following his recent arrest. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 38 year old Jason Michael Roberson was arrested on a petition to revoke his ...Read More
    Dwayne A. Thompson of Mountain Home now faces charges in eight seperate cases that were filed beginning in July and ending only late last month appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a not guilty plea to ...Read More
          The Baxter County Sheriff's Department has arrested four area residents on multiple felony charges, with some having outstanding warrants, during patrol early Friday morning. According to ...Read More
     The Arkansas State Highway and Tranportation Department shows roads are clear in Baxter County and throughout the most northern sections of the state. The Baxter County Sheriff's office says there are some sections of ...Read More
     Another Mountain Home resident has fallen victim to a phone scam in which the caller says a relative is in jail and needs money. According to an incident report from the Baxter County Sheriff's Office, a person by the ...Read More
     The recycling trailer will be in Gassville Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at 502 Lakeview Drive. Gassville Mayor Jeff Braim says a list of accepted items for 2017 for the recycling trailer is available on request. ...Read More
    Two men were given probation in unrelated cases during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.     Chad Whitlow of Mountain Home was given six years probation after pleading guilty to charges ...Read More
     Several highways across Northern Arkansas are snow covered, according to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. Highway 5 South shows snow beginning at the Sheid-Hopper Bypass, then clearing ...Read More
    Gearl and Randy Adams, both of Mountain Home, appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered not guilty pleas to a number of charges filed against them, including fighting with a Baxter County Deputy ...Read More
     A Horseshoe Bend man remains in the Izard County jail on multiple drug charges following his arrest in late December. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 35 year old Clifton Dane Burrows is charged with maintaining a ...Read More
     The Brunner Hill Water Association will hold its annual membership meeting Saturday morning at 10 at the Jordan Fire Station. Two board members will be elected at the member.     WebReadyTM ...Read More