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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | January 22, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark., --  A complaint to the Mountain Home Police Department last week led officers to gruesome discovery-- a dead dog in a washing machine.       Police found the Chihuahua inside an apartment; many of the renter's belongings had also been destroyed.      A woman, who was not home at the time of the incident, told officers she was concerned about her ex-boyfriend being in her apartment and destroying her stuff.      The suspect was found on the property.
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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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Chris Replogle, KY3 News and creplogle@ky3.com | November 11, 2011
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Trey Killian has "Called the Hogs. " The Mountain Home High School ace on the mound inked a letter of intent with the Arkansas Razorbacks Class of 2012.  He is one of six high school players to sign with the Hogs in the early signing period. "We feel that Trey is the top right-handed pitcher in the state of Arkansas," said Arkansas Head Coach Dave Van Horn.  "He can come in and make a major impact as a freshman. "  Killian is rated as a top 100 high school prospect by several Major League Baseballl Draft scouting services.  His fastball ranged between 90-94 miles per hour.
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by Steve Grant, KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | April 14, 2011
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A woman from North Little Rock sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Little Rock because she says she was seduced into a sexual affair by a "predatory" priest who served a church in Mountain Home.  The lawsuit says her relationship with the Rev. Charles Kanu turned sexual in 2009, after she started counseling sessions several months earlier.  The unidentified woman says she eventually became depressed and her 13-year-old son...
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Posted by Kristy Schiebel and newsalerts@ky3.com | July 12, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- A man from Mountain Home is in trouble after investigators say he sold prescription drugs.  Jason Biddle was arrested on Wednesday after investigators from several agencies were able to buy pills during a two-month period.  At least one buy took place near a church.  Biddle is jailed in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
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Posted by Kristy Schiebel and newsalerts@ky3.com | March 14, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- A man from Mountain Home is in the Baxter County jail after he was arrested for allegedly breaking into the home of a victim in a deadly motorcycle accident. Authorities took Eric Guynes, 35, into custody after the family of the victim discovered items to be missing from his home.  Guynes is charged with burglary and property theft.
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by Ethan Forhetz and Cliff Erwin, KY3 News and cerwin@ky3.com | May 3, 2011
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- For all of us, the horrific images of the terrorists' attacks on 9/11 that we saw on television are forever implanted on our minds.  For Frank Zortman, these are the images that he saw in person. "You could see all the chaos going down below, the fires that were happening and stuff like that," said Zortman. "And so I had just turned around and was walking away from the glass window when all of a sudden I heard the roaring jet of the second plane, which went right over the top of our building and then smacked into the South Tower.
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by James C. Holmes, KY3 News | April 4, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- The Baxter County Sheriff's Department released the cause of death on Wednesday for a man whose body was found in a car trunk near Mountain Home. Christina Scroggin, 25, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Raul Turrieta, 24.  Investigators say Scroggin drove her car to a home near Mountain Home on Tuesday morning and told the homeowner that she thought she'd killed someone.  The homeowner called police, who later found Turrieta's body in the trunk of the car. The Baxter County Sheriff's Department and the Arkansas State Medical Examiner say Turrieta was shot three times in the head and chest.  Investigators also found a .38 caliber handgun inside Scroggin's car.  Ballistic tests are being done to determine if it was the gun used in the killing.
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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 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: KY3 Staff and news@ky3.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 the Conway, Missouri area.  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 KY3.com or the KY3 Weather App for the latest forecasts, warnings and radar track.
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edited news release from the Baxter County Sheriff's Department | August 2, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- The Baxter County Sheriff's Department arrested Christopher Cockrum, 25, who lives near Mountain Home, on two misdemeanor charges after receiving a complaint that he directed his children to throw rocks at a neighbor's vehicle.  Sgt. Ken Grayham responded to 393 CR 916 on July 7 at approximately   5:30 p.m. in response to a complaint call concerning Cockrum and his children.  According to...
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Brian Vandenberg, Edited News Release From The Baxter County Sheriff's Office | July 28, 2013
Mountain Home - A Mountain Home area woman, 21 year old   VANESSA RENEE HENSCHEL , was arrested   Friday  morning on burglary and theft charges after she broke into a private residence and stole medications.      At approximately 10:09 AM on July 26th, the Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a person residing at 451 Timberland Road who stated he had just returned home and had heard someone run out his back door and he found his medication was missing.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | July 19, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- An accident involving a tractor, a trailer and a truck killed a man from Salem on Friday.  Michael Martin, 62, died at a hospital about an hour after he was trapped under the trailer. About noon Friday, Martin was picking up a tractor from Tedder Equipment Company, a repair business near Mountain Home.  The Baxter County Sheriff's Department says Martin was standing between the trailer and the truck.  His head was trapped when the weight of the tractor moved the trailer forward before the trailer was fully secured to Martin's truck.
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by meteorologist Brandon Beck, KY3 News and bbeck@ky3.com | July 11, 2013
TODAY 80s to low 90s south Mostly sunny, much less humid by afternoon. TONIGHT 60s/70s Mostly clear. FRIDAY 80s Mostly sunny. 12-hour forecast 24-hour forecast 7-Day Forecast Pollen Count Satellite & Radar Almanac Good afternoon!  We've got plenty of sun in most of the Ozarks, except for some cumulus clouds over far southern Missouri into Arkansas.  This is where moisture is still a bit higher, though drier air is working in from the north.  This will continue pushing through the rest of the Ozarks this afternoon and evening.  Highs will range from the middle 80s near Rolla to low 90s around Mountain Home, AR.  Lows tonight will be much lower than recent days thanks to the drier air, and low to middle 60s can be expected over the entire region.  Temperatures will remain mostly in the 80s through the weekend and perhaps into next week.  An upper low is forecast to move west from the Appalachians into the Ozarks by late Sunday, bringing a chance for a few storms.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor / info from news release and Email Chris - Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | July 9, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- An argument between a man and a woman led to both of them being taken to jail in Baxter County.  It wasn't for the argument itself, though; both of them face theft charges in connection to a stolen car. According to a news release, on Monday police in Mountain Home spoke to James Lovan, 29, who told an officer to check a car at a convenience store as it might be stolen. Police checked the car and discovered it was indeed stolen from West Plains, Mo. Lovan's girlfriend, Angela Blankenship, 34, was behind the wheel of the car.  Lovan made the report after an argument between the two, police said.
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Brian Vandenberg, Edited News Release From The Baxter County Sheriff's Office | July 1, 2013
Mountain Home, AR - A woman has been arrested on breaking or entering and theft of property charges following an investigation into a stolen car motor.  On June 26 th , the Sheriff's Office took a complaint from a man at 2930 Highway 201 South indicating a 4 cylinder automobile motor for a ford passenger car had been stolen out of the back of his truck.  This motor was valued at $800.  The victim told the Sheriff's Office he had...
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edited news release from Baxter County Sheriff's Department | May 31, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- The Baxter County Sheriff's auction held Friday morning for seized firearms, vehicles, and other miscellaneous items was successful.  Acting pursuant to court orders, Sheriff's Department personnel catalogued and prepared to auction two (2) motor vehicles, one (1) motorcycle, approximately one hundred forty (140) firearms of various types, and some other miscellaneous items.  Most of these items were seized during the course of criminal investigations into drug and weapons cases.  Walker Auction Service of Mountain Home conducted the auction beginning at   9:30 a.m. Friday .  Bidding for the firearms was restricted to persons holding valid Federal Firearms Dealer Licenses.  Other items were open for public bidding.  An estimated one hundred (100)
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Brian Vandenberg, Edited News Release From The Baxter County Sheriff's Office | May 31, 2013
Mountain Home -   A Baxter County Jail Inmate was found deceased in his holding cell this morning by jail staff.  The inmate is identified as 36 year old   THOMAS LEE SELF , believed to be a resident of Gassville.        THOMAS SELF   was arrested   Thursday   evening, May 30 th , by an officer with the Gassville Police Department.  He was booked into the Detention Center at approximately   10:30 PM   on two Gassville misdemeanor charges.  He was also found to have outstanding warrants from other agencies.
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Brian Vandenberg, Edited News Release From The Baxter County Sheriff's Office | May 22, 2013
Mountain Home, AR - A 2 ½ year old child from the Culp area in Southern Baxter County was reported missing to the Sheriff's Office this morning at approximately   10:45 AM , but was located less than an hour later as search efforts were gearing up.      A parent reported the child missing from 5709 Baxter CR 73 since about 10:00 AM today.  Deputies immediately responded, and preparations were made to bring in...
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