Arkansas man accused of making threatening calls to CNN

AP

Print Article

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.

Sheriff John Montgomery says Atlanta police contacted his office to report CNN's headquarters had received threatening calls between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. The network reported more than 40 such calls were made from the same phone number.

The calls were traced to a cellphone belonging to Matthews, who also was alleged to have made threatening calls to another television network.

Print Article

Read More Entertainment

Jorge Drexler dominates Latin Grammys with 3 wins

AP

November 15, 2018 at 11:15 pm | LAS VEGAS (AP) Uruguayan Jorge Drexler owned the Latin Grammys on Thursday, picking up three awards including song and record of the year for "Telefonia" at a ceremony where other stars used their ...

Comments

Read More

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' at Baltimore theater, causing panic

AP

November 15, 2018 at 10:01 pm | BALTIMORE (AP) A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czari...

Comments

Read More

Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend, dies at 47

AP

November 15, 2018 at 9:03 pm | LOS ANGELES (AP) Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47, authorities said. Porter was found unresponsive Thursday at her Los ...

Comments

Read More

David Hockney painting fetches record $90M at NYC auction

AP

November 15, 2018 at 9:10 pm | NEW YORK (AP) A painting by the British artist David Hockney fetched $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. Amo...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X