Monthly Archives: October 2016

Grass Fire On HWY 54 Before Tillar Ark Store – Audio


According to the audio there was a grass fire on HWY 54 in Dumas Ark that was before the Tillar Ark Store.


2 Vehcile Accident Infront Of Union Bank On HWY 425 S


Time Changes November 6th 2016

Remember time Changes Nov 6th!

Ladders 4 Learning Child Care and Development Now Enrolling 


House Fire On 927 S Main In Dermott Ark



Desha County Ark Judge Roy Rodgers Funeral Arrangements

judge-roy-rodgers_cropJudge Roy Edward Rodgers, 70, died at his home in McGehee, AR, surrounded by his family, on Friday, October 28, 2016. Roy was born on April 10, 1946, in East St. Louis, IL, to Hudson and Bertha Rodgers. He has six siblings, Bill Rodgers, Don Rodgers, Betty Christmas, Dr. Charles Rodgers, the late Tommy Rodgers, and Jim Rodgers. Roy was married to Mary Rodgers on 2001.
Roy was well known for his ability to connect with people through his affection and affinity for story-telling. Roy lived a life of love, joy, influence, and hard work. He loved South Arkansas and its natural beauty. His laugh was infectious and if you ever met him you remembered him forever.
Roy had been the Desha County Judge since 2012, a position for which he had great passion, and took pride in helping the people of his county. Prior to that, Roy spent nearly 30-years at Potlatch Corporation, working his way up from mechanic to Sr. Group Leader. He worked for Brown & Root in the construction and maintenance of the Weyerhaeuser paper mill in Valiant, OK, from 1969-77.
Roy participated in numerous civic and charitable organizations. He became a Mason in 1971, and was past-Master at Lodge 301 in Valiant, OK. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner. Roy was active in the McGehee Men’s Club. In addition, he was active in professional maintenance organizations during his paper mill career.
He was also involved in several Arkansas Judges Associations.
He loved his hunting club, Crossett Camp on Big Island, for which he spent 30+ years as a member, where he also served as President of both the camp and the Big Island Association.
Roy is survived by his loving wife Mary, his children Robbin Rodgers (Casey), Becky Selby (Thad), Justin Matheny (Cara), Peyton Turner (Kip), and eight grandkids: Carson, Jake, and Rhett Matheny; Scarlett, Adriene, and Hudson Rodgers; & Avery and Allen Selby. He is also survived by father & mother-in-law, Ed & Betty Murphy, brothers & sisters-in-law Mike and Ginny Murphy and Brenda & Jimmy Marshall, in addition to many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will held at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Home in McGehee, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Sunday, October 30. Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church, in McGehee, at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 31, 2016 with Rev. Reggie Russell and Dr. Ed Balducci officiating. Interment will follow at McGehee Cemetery.
The family requests memorials be made to the Boys and Girls Club, PO Box 495; or the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 467. Both of McGehee, AR, 71654.

Early Morning Fire Destroys Vacant House In El Dorado Ark

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An early morning fire in a vacant home was fully involved when Engine 2 arrived on scene. Command 1, Engine 1, Engine 4, and Ladder 1 assisted on the call.

Vote Casey Jones For Dermott Ark City Council Ward 3, Position 1


Early Morning Shooting In Monticello Ark On HWY 278 

ASP Press Release)-
OCTOBER 29, 2016 Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are assisting Monticello Police in a homicide investigation that occurred outside a gas station along U.S. Highway 278.
The incident was initially reported to police shortly after 2 AM today (Saturday, October 29, 2016).
Hunter Laney, 25, of Pine Bluff was shot and killed as he sat in the driver’s seat of his vehicle.
A female with Laney was wounded in the gunfire and taken to a Monticello hospital for medical treatment. A third person also in the vehicle was not hurt.
Preliminary information provided to investigators indicates the shooting arose out of a dispute that began earlier at a Monticello nightclub.
As Laney’s vehicle pulled onto the parking lot of the gas station, a light colored SUV truck follows and someone inside the SUV began shooting into Laney’s vehicle.
Both state and local police are searching for a suspect.

Desha County Ark Judge Roy Rodgers Dies

judge-roy-rodgers_cropRecently retired Desha County Judge Roy Rodgers died peaceably due to his long battle with cancer. Prayers for his family, friends, and fellow colleagues that he leaves with mournful hearts.

Arkansas State Police Troop E Visit Star City Ark Middle School For Red Ribbon Week

This morning, Troop E’s Corporal Mitch Grant and Trp. Drew Pannell got to get in on some Red Ribbon Week fun! The Bio Medical Students from Star City High School hosted a Red Ribbon Presentation for the Star City Middle School Students and invited the ASP to join them! Since the celebration of Ref Ribbon Week falls so close to Halloween, both events were taken into account for the presentation! Principal Gina Richard, along with 387 students were able to experience doing field sobriety tests using various vision goggles, and try out their skills at passing the tests! Cpl. Grant even got talked into getting his face painted! Story and photos courtesy of Arkansas State Police

Monticello Ark Firefighter Responding To Call – Video