MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The true-crime podcast investigating the unsolved murder of Rebekah Gould will return for a second season later this year, the podcast's author said.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — An elementary student in northern Virginia is hoping to hear from the Twin Lakes Area.
Khaled (last name withheld by request), a third-grade student at The Langley...
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State University System has repealed its policy on free speech zones to comply with a new state law.
Inmate, 53, pronounced dead at Baxter County jail
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate was pronounced dead early Wednesday at the Baxter County jail.
Sheriff John Montgomery says jailers found 53-year-old Frank Compton of...
Mountain Home Fire Department to receive first brush truck
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The city of Mountain Home now owns a brush truck, thanks in part due to the recently instituted Public Safety Tax and the Mountain Home Rural Fire Protection District.
The truck is a brand new 2019 Ford F350 extended cab truck with custom outfitting by WildFire out of Alvarado, Texas. The truck is four wheel drive and has a 300-gallon tank fitted to the one ton chassis.
Murder trial for man charged in landlady’s death begins
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — The murder trial for a southwestern Idaho man charged in connection with the stabbing death of his landlady began in Mountain Home this week.
Scott Riggs, 41, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the death of 71-year-old Paula Febrache. Jury selection began Tuesday; the trial is expected to last up to six weeks.
Priest accused of rape won’t face new trial for now
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Mountain Home, Idaho, priest accused of raping an intoxicated man who was renting a room from him will not face a new trial for now, and the Diocese of Boise says he will not be given any new assignment.
The Idaho Statesman reports that the Rev. Victor Franz Jagerstatter's trial in 2017 was declared a mistrial after the jury could not reach a unanimous decision.
Families of 3 killed Idaho airmen file wrongful death claims
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The families of three Idaho airmen who died in a fiery crash on Interstate 84 have filed tort claims against the Idaho Transportation Department.
The families say that inadequate signage and warnings ahead of a construction zone contributed to a June collision that killed four people, the Idaho Statesman reported Wednesday.
The three claims allege more than $12 million in damages.
Baxter County court honors 4 justices nearing end of term
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The Baxter County Quorum Court recently recognized four of its justices of the peace that were attending their final meeting as county officials.
County Judge Mickey Pendergrass presented plaques on Dec. 4 to justices Rick Steiner, Bill Lucas, Marilyn Williamson and Neal Pendergrass, whose terms all expire on Dec. 31.
Mountain Home graduate honored as top wildlife officer in US
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A Mountain Home High School graduate was recently honored as one of the top wildlife officers in the nation.
Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Andy Barnes, a 1998 graduate of MHHS, was named the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' 2018 Colonel Bob Brantley Wildlife Officer of the Year in October. The Lawrence County (Missouri) conservation officer received the honor in October at SEAFWA's annual meeting in Mobile, Alabama.
1 dies in boating accident on northern Arkansas lake
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A 38-year-old man has died following a boating accident on a northern Arkansas lake.
Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says Adam Jones of Mountain Home died following Friday's accident on Lake Norfork.
Sheriff's deputies responded to a pontoon boat that was circling in the lake and appeared to be unmanned at about 4:16p.m. Authorities located a seriously injured man and a woman on the shoreline nearby.
Arkansas man pleads not guilty to threatening Don Lemon
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A northern Arkansas man who allegedly made threatening phone calls to CNN anchor Don Lemon has pleaded not guilty.
The Baxter Bulletin reports Benjamin Craig Matthews, 38, appeared in Baxter County Court Thursday . Matthews, who is from Mountain Home, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) north of Little Rock, is free on $15,000 bail.
Mountain Home firefighters get real-time mapping system
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The days of Mountain Home firefighters potentially getting lost when responding to an emergency are now numbered. Thanks to a new system being put into place, the firefighters will be given directions and a host of other information in real time.
Arkansas man accused of making threatening calls to CNN
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A 39-year-old Arkansas man has been arrested after Atlanta police accused him of making threatening telephone calls to CNN.
The Baxter County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that Benjamin Craig Matthews of Mountain Home, Arkansas, was taken into custody Tuesday and remains jailed on $15,000 bond. Matthews faces multiple counts of making terrorist threats and harassing communications.
It was unclear from online jail records of he had an attorney.
Drain painting project raises awareness about water runoff
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Several storm water runoff drains along Bomber Boulevard are being painted with artwork to raise awareness about what goes into them and ultimately ends up in the creeks around Mountain Home.
Mountain Home Education Foundation honors Nashville chef
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — To understand professional chef Robert Newton's career, you start with a base of Mountain Home and throw in a dash of Germany and a pinch of Vermont. Then add in almost two decades' worth of New York City before topping it off with a bit of Nashville, Tennessee.
Jail expansion costs, sales tax revenue about the same
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The price tag to build a 50-bed expansion to the Baxter County Detention Center and the revenues generated from a temporary sales tax to fund that construction, appear to be roughly equal.
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Idaho police say 2 dead after motorcycle crash
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say two people are dead following a crash on Interstate 84.
According to investigators on Saturday, 42-year-old Christopher Pierpont of Mountain Home was riding his motorcycle westbound on I-84 in southwestern Idaho when he struck a construction barrel and lost control of the motorcycle.
Police say 43-year-old Christine Pierpont, also from Mountain Home, was a passenger on the motorcycle.
Baxter County to begin detention center expansion project
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — County officials, legislative representatives and law enforcement officers ceremonially broke ground recently on a 50-bed expansion to the Baxter County Detention Center, paving the way for construction to begin.
Arkansas black bear sightings increase amid dry weather
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Black Bear sightings in the Twin Lakes Area are increasing due to a lack of food, according biologist Allen Cathey with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Normally, sightings of the bears increase during the spring. However, recent dry weather has caused a shortage of their primary food source during the summer.
"It's so dry, a lot of the berries that were just getting ripe have dwindled up and gone away," said Cathey. "There's just not that much food right now."
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — Hill Air Force Base officials say northern Utah residents can expect increased flight activity at the base near Ogden into late August as aircraft from units based at Hill and elsewhere participate in two training exercises.
Aircraft participating in the exercises include F35s from Hill, F-15s from Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho and F-16s from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada and Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri woman was killed when the boat she was on capsized on a northern Arkansas lake, injuring three others.
Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says the boat capsized shortly after noon Sunday on Lake Norfork, a popular fishing and camping destination just south of the Missouri border.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — One person was killed and three others were injured when a boat capsized on a popular recreational lake in northern Arkansas.
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Dan Noble says the accident happened Sunday afternoon on Lake Norfork, a popular fishing and camping destination just south of the Missouri border.
Rural Idaho town benefiting from Boise’s booming growth
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As Boise braces for more booming growth, rural Idaho has prepared for a very different challenge.
Since 2010, more than half of Idaho's 44 counties have seen hardly any population growth. Thirteen counties have actually lost more residents than they've gained, boasting smaller populations today despite Idaho's title as the fastest-growing state in the nation.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say a distracted truck driver caused a seven-vehicle crash that killed him and three U.S. airmen from Mountain Home Air Force Base.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials in southwestern Idaho have identified the driver of a commercial truck killed in a fiery, chain-reaction crash near Boise that also killed three airmen from Mountain Home Air Force Base.
The Ada County Coroner's Office in a news release Friday says 42-year-old Illya D. Tsar of Rochester, New York, died in the crash on Saturday on Interstate 84.
Officials say the cause of death was thermal and inhalation injuries due to a multi-vehicle crash.
Northern Arkansas county to phase out warning sirens
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Many folks around Mountain Home and Baxter County are used to hearing the emergency warning sirens sounding at noon. However, as time goes by, fewer and fewer county residents will hear them.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Take a walk through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Office on Fifth Street in Mountain Home without a guide and it's easy to get lost in the random, rabbit warren of offices and makeshift work spaces.
Then, step out the compound where they store the boats and other equipment they use to create and maintain habitat, as well as stock fish. Every parking spot is taken by equipment.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — The second day of a weekend airshow at a U.S. Air Force base in southwestern Idaho has been dedicated to the veteran hang glider pilot who died in Saturday's crash.
Air Force officials identified the pilot killed as Dan Buchanan. They said Sunday's Gunfighter Skies Air & Space Celebration at Mountain Home Air Force Base will continue in his honor and the support he provided to its airshows.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — A hang glider pilot participating in an airshow at a U.S. Air Force base in southwestern Idaho has died following a crash.
Officials called off the rest of Saturday's Gunfighter Skies Air & Space Celebration at Mountain Home Air Force Base about 55 miles southeast of Boise after the crash.
Air Force officials say the pilot of the powerless aircraft was flown by helicopter to a local hospital where he died. The pilot's name hasn't been released.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — Officials in southwestern Idaho say a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who threatened deputies with a military-style knife.
Elmore County Sheriff Mike Hollinshead says deputies responded Friday morning to reports of a man driving recklessly on private property.
The man attempted to elude authorities but deputies disabled his vehicle and a foot pursuit began.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock and The Sentinel-Record at Hot Springs have won general excellence awards from the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors group.
The winners were announced Friday.
Lisa Hammersly of the Democrat-Gazette and David Showers of The Sentinel-Record were honored for their work in service to the Freedom of Information Act.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The discussion of "mental health" seems to be a regular topic in the news these days.
It seems to come up regularly following an incident where an alleged lone shooter brings a weapon to their workplace, or in a more positive light, such as when a celebrity breaks their silence to discuss the personal medical struggles they have undergone.
Proposed tobacco ordinance fails in northern Arkansas
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A proposed ordinance in northern Arkansas that would've required customers be at least 21 years old to purchase tobacco products has failed to advance out of a committee.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on a potent spring storm that swept across the Great Plains and Midwest: (all times local):
Strong winds have left considerable damage in their wake in several parts of Arkansas.
At the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, several buildings incurred roof damage, with part of one roof landing on and crushing a vehicle.
One man died and a woman was injured during a crash on Interstate 84 between Boise and Mountain Home, according to Idaho State Police.
Arkansas deputy fatally shoots man who held crossbow
LONE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in north Arkansas say a sheriff's deputy investigating a report of a stolen tractor fatally shot a Texas man who confronted him with a crossbow.
Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said Tuesday that Deputy Craig Gates shot 50-year-old Michael Lavelle Holliman — who said he was from Nacogdoches, Texas, when he was arrested in January for driving while intoxicated in Mountain Home.
Cornbread the cat
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — When most people think of a fire house mascot for fire fighters, the Dalmatian comes to mind. And fierce, strong, muscular German Shepherds are usually thought of accompanying law enforcement officers.
But a cat? A petite, female cat in the company of a sheriff and his deputies?
On February 22, 2018, at approximately 10:07 am, Idaho State Police investigated a crash on I84 at milepost 106, near Mountain Home.
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Arkansas woman denied parole after killing boyfriend
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A northern Arkansas woman convicted for killing her boyfriend will remain in a state prison after her request for early parole was denied.
Arkansas club exposes students to aviation topics
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Rowan Laidler's biggest career goal is to work for Boeing and NASA. To her, the easiest way to achieve that goal is to pursue an electrical engineering degree and minor in aviation or aerospace.
Laidler, who hopes to attend Purdue University in Indiana, thinks her area of study will help her become a pilot. The 17-year-old is among 11 students who are taking part in the Mountain Home High School (MHHS) Aviation Club.
1 dead, 1 arrested in Arkansas shooting
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A shooting in northern Arkansas has left one person dead and another in custody.
The Baxter Bulletin reports that 71-year-old Chester Raymond Hornowski was fatally shot Tuesday in a rural Mountain Home residence. Police arrested 59-year-old Robert Dean Penny, alleging he was the one who shot Hornowski.
Mountain Home’s history found within cemeteries
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Buried beneath the soil, silent for generations, the rich and colorful history of Mountain Home and Baxter County can be found in its cemeteries.
Ranging in size from small family plots on private land to the Mountain Home Cemetery, one of the largest, it is estimated over 100 cemeteries exist in the county, with many neglected and unused for generations.
Judge: Battery suspect can attend pregnant victim’s delivery
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge says a man charged with punching his pregnant fiancée in the abdomen must stay away from her for now but can be present when she delivers their child.
Baxter County weighs adding MLK birthday as a paid holiday
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Baxter County officials will consider an ordinance to add a 10th paid holiday for their workers: Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
County Clerk Canda Reese says the ordinance could be approved by December. The Baxter Bulletin reported that, if approved, it would cost the county about $14,500. Law officers working that day would receive holiday pay.
Voters in Baxter County support sales tax for jail expansion
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Voters in Baxter County have approved two sales tax measures that will expand the county jail and fund Mountain Home's fire and police departments.
Voters on Tuesday approved an eight-month, 1 percent sales tax that will pay for 50 new beds at the Baxter County jail, along with a 0.25 percent sales tax to pay for maintenance and operation of the jail.