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Yellville man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for online sexual enticement of a minor

Isaac James Melder, age 42, of Yellville was sentenced on February 13, 2024, to 360 months in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of communicating with a minor through the internet to entice the minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.  The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing…

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MH police to take down controversial crime prevention cameras

Mountain Home’s hotly debated crime prevention cameras are coming down. Mountain Home Police Chief Eddie Griffin announced in Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting that he had asked the vendor, Critical Edge of Jonesboro, to remove their cameras from the city’s various intersections after determining that the camera’s license plate reading software did not work as…

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City Council releases brief agenda for Thursday, Police update shows controversial security cameras are installed

The Mountain Home City Council will meet at City Hall at 5 p.m. this Thursday for its second bi-weekly council session for the year. This will mark the council’s first meeting since updating their start times to 5 p.m. Thursday’s meeting should be relatively short, with only two new items being covered by the council’s…

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MH City Council approves controversial crime prevention cameras in 5-3 vote

Despite heavy push back from local activists and concerned citizens, Mountain Home Police Department's request for new crime prevention cameras has been approved. In a 5-3 vote, Mountain Home City Council approved the measure after participating in a back and forth debate with the packed crowd at City Hall on Thursday evening. The council pushed…

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MHPD Police Chief says proposed safety cameras are ‘beginning of a more interactive system’

Mountain Home City Council has pumped the breaks on a request by the Mountain Home Police Department to purchase nine public safety cameras from Critical Edge of Jonesboro following public comments from concerned citizens who attended Thursday's meeting. The ordinance, if approved, would see the cameras placed at intersections on State Hwy. 5N and U.S.…

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