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Posted by Kristy Schiebel and newsalerts@ky3.com | May 15, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- The body of a three-month-old boy from Baxter County, Arkansas has been sent the state crime lab for an autopsy.  The sheriff says Trakker Seats' mother called 911 early yesterday morning when she discovered he wasn't breathing.  The baby was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
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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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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, Arkansas Sheriff's Office | August 28, 2012
Baxter County, AR - At approximately 5:18 pm Tuesday, Deputies from the Baxter County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call of two people who had fallen off a bluff near the Bidwell Point Park on Lake Norfork.  Bidwell Park is located just north of the Hwy 101 Bridge. First responders from the Gamaliel Fire Department along with ambulance personnel from Baxter Regional Medical Center responded to the scene. Due to the severe injuries to the two subjects and to the remote location, both subjects were transported by the Gamaliel Fire Department Rescue Boat to a nearby location.  Two helicopters from Air Evac Lifeteam responded and airlifted the two subjects to Mercy Hospital (Saint Johns)
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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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By: Edited News Release | May 3, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- The autistic teenager missing in the Ozark National Forest since Thursday evening, 18 year old Jay Hobson Greer, Jr. of Lone Rock, was located at approximately 7:00 PM this evening by a search crew with the United States Forestry Service.   Greer was found in a heavily wooded and rugged area approximately 2 1/2 miles from where his abandoned vehicle had been discovered this morning on Brush Creek Road...
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | September 9, 2012
BAXTER COUNTY, Ark -- The Baxter County sheriff credits the quick thinking of two of his officers in preventing a Mountain Home woman from jumping off a bridge around midnight. According to the sheriff, deputy William Altazan and Corporal Scott Thrasher were  east of Mountain Home when they saw a vehicle traveling toward Henderson. Deputy Altazan had stopped the vehicle earlier on the 62 East Henderson bridge.  Altazan stated the woman in the car was making statements that made him concerned for her safety; however, the woman assured him she was fine and was going to her home in Northern Hills.
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edited news release | April 29, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- An employee of a company in Mountain Home is accused of using a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for company supplies on March 25.  Investigators say Bradley Stowers also made a company check payable to himself instead of to the business for which the check was intended.  Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says the investigation started on March 25 when someone at Guy King and Sons got a $100 bill that was missing the magnetic...
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edited news release | April 5, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- A 3-year boy is recovering from severe trauma and bite wounds around his face and head after the family's pit bull attacked him around 9 a.m. Thursday.  The  Baxter County Sheriff's Department says the hospital in Mountain Home contacted it to report a child had been brought to the Emergency Room by private vehicle.  Investigators say the boy's mother, Amber Moody, told them her son, Ryland Moody, was attacked and bitten...
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edited news release | December 6, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- The Baxter County Sheriff's Department arrested a man for the shooting death of another man last month.  Johnnie Baker, 47, faces a murder charge for the death of Dennis Chapman, 65.  Both men lived in the Salesville area. The shooting happened in Norfork on Nov. 12.  Chapman was shot in the face.  Investigators say Baker first told them the shooting was accidental, claiming the gun discharged on its own.  Investigators later determined the rifle that Baker used in the shooting could only be manually manipulated in order for it to fire.
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by Dustin Hodges, KY3 News and dhodges@ky3.com | February 19, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- Some Mountain Home High School students are on a mission to defend a title.  The Baxter Bomb Squad won the World Robotics Championship last year. This year, the students got a whole new assignment that presented some new challenges. Thanks to some returning members of last year's championship team, the Baxter Bomb Squad thinks it'll be back on top. "Last year, I had a blast, not really building the robot, just going to the competition, meeting all the crazy people and just playing the game," said Mountain Home junior Blair Brocynski.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and E-mail: cbrewer@schurz.com | January 15, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- The body found in Norfork Lake last weekend was a 27-year-old man who disappeared last Oct. 16.  Charles Csiszer disappeared from the Flippin area.  The state medical examiner reports Cisiszer died of a single gunshot wound to the head.  Baxter County Sheriff's Department investigators ruled his death as a suicide. The Baxter County Sheriff's Department received a tip on Saturday morning that the car was 10 to 12 feet under murky water in the area of the Calamity Beach boat launch near Clarkridge.  A sheriff's department diver found the body of the man inside the vehicle.  Cisiszer was seat-belted inside his truck.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News and sforhetz@ky3.com | January 8, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- Police in several Ozarks communities are seeing an uptick in the number of domestic abuse cases.  In Mountain Home, the population of the domestic abuse shelter doubled in recent weeks. It was just last week that a lady from Baxter County lost her life in a domestic dispute, and during this time of year, when it's cold outside, and around the holidays, there's always an increase in the number of cases. At the shelter in downtown, they can house up to 17 women -- and are often full around this time of year.
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by James C. Holmes, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | January 3, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- David Smith, 53, of Salesville pleaded not guilty for a brutal murder that took place on New Year's Eve. Smith is accused of using a claw hammer and a knife to murder his girlfriend, Lisa Smith, on Dec. 31.  Her body was found in his house, while police found David hiding in a neighbor's lawn.  Investigators said the Smiths were not related, even though they had the same last name. The Baxter County prosecuting attorney says Smith was assigned a public defender during his court appearance on Thursday.
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by Chris Replogle and creplogle@schurz.com | January 1, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- A man from Salesville faces a murder charge for the death of his girlfriend on New Year's Day.   Prosecutors charged David Craig Smith on Tuesday evening for the death of Lisa Kay Smith. Deputies responded to the domestic call on 139 Broadview Circle shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday.  They found Smith lying on the floor, unconscious.  Investigators say the 45-year-old woman was covered in blood and appeared to have severe trauma around the head and neck area.  She was taken to a hospital in Springfield, where she died.
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December 31, 2012
                  TONIGHT Mid 20s Cloudy with periods of freezing drizzle or snow flurries little or no accumulation but watch bridges and overpasses for slick spots TUESDAY Low 30s Mostly Cloudy to Cloudy and cold WEDNESDAY Mid 30s Partly to Mostly Cloudy and continued cold 12-hour forecast ...
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | December 11, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- Baxter County Sheriff John Montogmery is concerned about the looming crisis "We are headed for what we call the 'train wreck,' because it's coming," Montgomery said. Years ago, money was set aside for constructing the new Baxter County detention facility.  However, the sheriff explained, not enough funding was allocated for continued maintenance and operation of the jail.  So, this past November, voters in Baxter County were asked to approve a one-fourth percent sales tax to help pay for the funding shortfall.  The initiative, however, failed.
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edited news release | December 6, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- The Baxter County Sheriff's Department arrested a man for the shooting death of another man last month.  Johnnie Baker, 47, faces a murder charge for the death of Dennis Chapman, 65.  Both men lived in the Salesville area. The shooting happened in Norfork on Nov. 12.  Chapman was shot in the face.  Investigators say Baker first told them the shooting was accidental, claiming the gun discharged on its own.  Investigators later determined the rifle that Baker used in the shooting could only be manually manipulated in order for it to fire.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com / Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | October 29, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- A fight between two brothers ended with one shot in the face.  The Baxter County Sheriff's Department says the two were drunk and got into an argument on Sunday morning.              Witnesses say several shots were fired as the men fought over a handgun.  That's when a bullet hit one brother in the face.  His condition wasn't known as of late Monday morning.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com / Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | October 25, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Songwriter Bill Dees has died at the age of 73. He co-wrote "Oh Pretty Woman" and "It's Over" with Roy Orbison. Other country stars including Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn also made hits of Bill Dees' songs. Bill called the Ozarks home for 30 years and had inoperable brain cancer. He died at a nursing home in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
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