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by Paula Morehouse and pmorehouse@ky3.com | August 12, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- An Arkansas State Police report indicates David Shoras was driving down Arkansas 5 when his vehicle swerved off the road.  The car struck a private drive, went airborne, hit a fence, a parked trailer, and then overturned before striking a utility pole.      Shoras died at the scene.  He was 51 years old.
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Chris Replogle, KY3 News and creplogle@ky3.com | December 12, 2011
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - His fight was an inspiration to his community. 9-year old Hayden Padgett died this weekend.  Doctors diagnosed Hayden in April with a tumor in the stem of his brain. The Mountain Home High School Bombers football team named Hayden an honorary team captain this past Fall.  Students rallied around his family, raising $45,000 for his cause by selling t-shirts.   The Mountain Home School district released a statement: "The Padgett's want you to know how grateful they are for your support and love during this time.  The family appreciates all of you very much.   During this difficult time, students and faculty are hurting.  We need to support each other and take the time together to grieve.
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by KY3 News | May 26, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark.-- Baxter County authorities say a man has been found dead near Mountain Home. Gregory Almond, 39, was found Friday morning at Peal's Resort in Salesville. Police say he was last seen alive around 4:00p.m. on Thursday. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
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Curtis Hancock | May 5, 2011
   An Arkansas Highway department worker from Mountain Home has been killed in a crash.    Officials say a paint truck driven by 68 year old Vaughan Pierson was rear-ended by another vehicle. The impact caused Pierson's truck to overturn.    That accident happened on highway 88 in Jefferson County.
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Posted by Kristy Schiebel and kschiebel@schurz.com | September 4, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- A church is mourning the death of its senior pastor.  State police say Michael Shy, 60, died in a motorcycle crash n Monday.  According to the report, Shy's motorcycle ran off Highway 235 south of Yellville and hit a road sign.  Shy was the senior pastor of East Side Baptist Church in Mountain Home since 1992.  He also served as chaplain of the Baxter County Sheriff's Department.
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Posted by Kristy Schiebel and newsalerts@ky3.com | February 22, 2012
Little Rock, Ark -- A Mountain Home man arrested in a FBI sting operation at a military trade show has been exonerated.  Bribery charges were dropped after a federal jury deadlocked in Lee Tolleson's case and nine others.  His defense attorney Dee Wampler of Springfield, told Little Rock's newspaper, government prosecutors could not prove what amounted to a test case.  However, Tolleson's boss who owns a weapons factory in Bull Shoals Arkansas is...
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Posted by Kristy Schiebel and newsalerts@ky3.com | March 6, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- Walking down the middle of the road cost a man from Mountain Home his life.  State police say Nikkolas Renault, 24, was hit by a van on Arkansas 201 south of Mountain Home.  The van's driver said he saw Renault too late and couldn't stop in time.
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by James C. Holmes, KY3 News | April 1, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ar. -- The murder trial of Gary Wayne Parks came to an abrupt - and surprising - end today in Baxter County. Today, Parks accepted a plea agreement from prosecutors, in which he pleaded "no contest" to first-degree murder in the death of Parks' step-father, Dr. David Millstein.  Millstein was found stabbed to death in his home near Mountain Home in 2006.  Parks wasn't arrested until 2009, when he was found living in Memphis, TN....
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by Dustin Hodges, KY3 News and dhodges@ky3.com | September 27, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - A group of high schoolers at Mountain Home Career Academy recently brought home a World Championship. They competed in a high-tech robotics competition that had more than 2,700 teams -- and the students had 6 weeks to design, build, and program a robot. The robot might just be able to outdo anyone at the free-throw line on a basketball court -- they fine tuned it right before the competition and it made 148 out of 150 shots using a catapult mechanism. The students worked alongside professional engineers and other professionals on the project.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | September 15, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark -- Someone in Mountain Home, Arkansas, could be holding a lottery ticket worth $100,000.      State lottery officials said the ticket is part of the new "Natural State Jackpot Game. " The winner bought it at Tobacco Station in Mountain Home for Thursday night's drawing.      Meantime, Missouri's newest millionaire bought a Powerball ticket in St. Louis and forgot about it.  She recently checked old tickets stacked next to her computer and is claiming the one million dollar prize.
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September 27, 2013
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | September 26, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - He tried to fake his way through a court-ordered drug test, but all a man from Midway, Ark., received was a trip to jail and a court date for his efforts. Shawn E. Austin, 36, of Midway, Ark., was arrested on suspicion of obstructing governmental operations after authorities say he tried to substitute bottled urine for his own during the drug screening Wednesday. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said Austin was in court on a contempt of court proceeding when he and another person were ordered to give a urine sample.
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by KY3 News and news@ky3.com | September 24, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- A man from Cotter who is accused of molesting a girl over a period of several years was the subject of a feature story on KY3 News three years ago.   The story on April 15, 2010, was about how Leon Bardin and his wife, Robin, had 21 children -- five by birth and 16 by adoption. Leon Bardin, 62, is charged with raping a girl under age 14.  The girl, who is now a woman over age 18, told investigators that Bardin first sexually abused her when she was 5 or 6 years old and continued to do so for several years.  The woman is a relative of Bardin.
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by Shayla Patrick, KY3 News and spatrick@ky3.com | September 23, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- Teena Mears went to work on Sunday morning and came back to find an opening much bigger than the one through which she left. "He came in here and there was a doorway here and he came back out this door and kept going through the backyard into the woods and he hit the tree head on. That's what stopped him," said Mears . Her home sits a few hundred feet off of County Road 27 and was hit by an impaired driver. "There's evidence at the scene that shows he was continuing to accelerate up to the time he hit the home and even afterwards .  He had his foot on the accelerator and was not trying to stop," said Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery.
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by Gene Hartley | September 23, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- A man who is well known for operating an ice cream truck is charged with molesting a girl for several years.  (William) Leon Bardin, 62, who lives near Cotter, was charged with rape after a two-week investigation by the Arkansas State Police and the Baxter County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff John Montgomery says the investigation started after a young adult woman contacted an Arkansas State Police detective.  The woman, who is related to Bardin, said Bardin had molested her since she was 5 or 6 years old.  She said the abuse occurred at Bardin's home and in the ice cream truck that Bardin drives throughout the area.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | September 22, 2013
BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. -- Deputies in Baxter County arrested a man they say plowed his car through the back of a home just northwest of Mountain Home on Sunday morning. According to the sheriff's office, Brian Merrifield was traveling northbound on County Road 27 when he missed a stop sign, kept going through a yard, hit a hot tub and struck the back of the home. The impact wiped out two walls of the home and pushed a couch across a family room striking a 13-year-old boy who was watching television.
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by Chris Replogle and Gene Hartley, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | September 19, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- KY3 is throwing a 60th birthday bash, and you are invited. KY3 News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. will hit the road for 10 weeks to celebrate 60 years of broadcasting in the Ozarks.  The tour began on the opening night of the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield on Thursday, July 25.   The tour ends with a special anniversary show on Oct. 9. We invite you to join us at a tour stop near you.  Be a part of the audience for our live...
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News and sforhetz@ky3.com | September 18, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark.  -- The name of this town in Baxter County sounds like a quaint place, tucked away out of sight and unknown to the world at large.  If you think that, think again.  Mountain Home has a growing reputation. The view will take your breath away. “It's so unspoiled," said Eileen Preston. The water temperature might also stun you; it's a mere 55 degrees.  Preston is a transplant. "We saw this beautiful piece of property and, next to Hawaii, it was so reasonable," she said.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | September 8, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- The Baxter County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man in the Arkana area.      Donald Farrier, 54, was found lying face down on the ground near the steps of his home. Farrier's father told authorities his son usually comes to his place for coffee in the mornings, but when he didn't arrive for the second morning in a row, he went to check on his son. The father discovered his son on the ground and called 911.      Authorities say there is no apparent trauma to the body.
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By: KSPR Staff and news@kspr.com | August 10, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Ozarks is again waking up to more flash flooding Saturday. Strong storms rolled through beginning in the 4:0 a.m. hour.  It led to a Flash Flood Emergency for Conway, Missouri.  That has since expired.   The heaviest rain stretched into the 7:00 p.m. hour into northern Arkansas.  Nearly a half of foot of rain has fallen in an area from Harrison to Mountain Home. Stay tuned to KSPR.com or the KSPR Weather App for the latest forecasts, warnings and radar track.
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