Drew County Ark Office Of Emergency Managment conducted their annual Tornado Siren Test every fourth Wednesday of each month. This test happened on Wednesday October 5th 2016 at 12:00 pm
Dermott Fire Department has got awarded with a $75,000 grant for two Torndao Warning Siren System.
Practicing breathing on air packs while playing basketball.
Statement from El Dorado Ark School District El Dorado Schools’ administrators have been made aware of a Facebook page posing threats to some of our schools. The El Dorado Police Department and the El Dorado School District believe that the threat is not credible, but we take this seriously and are taking every precaution to keep our students and staff safe. The El Dorado Police Department is investigating the matter and working with us to provide extra security for our schools as needed. All schools will be in regular session tomorrow. Please contact our administration or the El Dorado Police Department immediately if you see social media posts that threaten our schools. Please do not share threatening posts with friends or followers. If you have any questions, please contact us via private message or call Jim Tucker at our administration office at 864-5006. An update will be given as more information becomes available.
According to Union County Ark Sheriff McGough the El Dorado Ark Police are working with Facebook about a post that was posted about a clown going to come to El Dorado Ark High School to kidnap children and hurt teachers.
Great job by Eudora Fire Department this morning. Received a call of a structure fire next door to the Eudora Police Department. Firefighters responded along with our department as well. Fire was in the attic of the structure and believed to be caused by faulty wiring. Eudora extinguished the fire quick with minimal damage inside the structure. We moved furniture to prevent water damage. Again great job!
This is a photo after the fire was extinguished.
According to Arkansas State Police At approximately 11 AM, Saturday, the Arkansas State Police received a request seeking assistance from officials of the Arkansas Department of Correction.
A correctional officer with access to a rifle at the Delta Regional Unit in Dermott had refused orders to leave an observation tower.
State Troopers and Department of Correction personnel established contact with the officer and began negotiations which continued until about 7:50 PM when he surrendered.
Devonte McCarter, 24, of Greenville, Mississippi has been taken to the Drew County Jail and is charged with commercial burglary