AR School Shooting Reported Monday Pine Bluff Watson Chapel JHS

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — A shooting occurred Monday morning at Watson Chapel Junior High School in Jefferson County, Arkansas.

Pine Bluff Police confirmed the shooting occurred Monday morning at Watson Chapel Junior High School in Pine Bluff.

The school is located at 4200 Palmer Rd in Pine Bluff.

The school district was supposed to return to full-day instruction beginning Monday.

Details of the shooting have not yet been released.

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Geo quick facts: Jefferson County, Arkansas is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas in the area known as the Arkansas Delta, that extends west of the Mississippi River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,435. Its county seat and largest city is Pine Bluff – Wikipedia.

AR Man Kendrell Smith ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Little Rock Fatal Shooting

PULASKI COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Kendrell Smith, of Little Rock, Arkansas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Tuesday morning shooting in Pulaski County.

Smith, 25, was fatally shot in Little Rock Tuesday morning.

According to reports, police responded to a call of shots fired in the 9700 block of Stardust Trail, in Little Rock around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, Smith was found in a driveway suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Smith, originally from McAlmont, Arkansas, was pronounced dead on the scene of gunshot injuries.

No motive or suspect information was made available.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Smith:

The deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Pulaski County is a county in the U.S. state of Arkansas with a population of 391,911, making it the most populous county in Arkansas. Its county seat is Little Rock, which is also Arkansas’s capital and largest city – Wikipedia.

UT Teen Jake Smith ID’d As Victim In Thursday Night AR Fatal Vehicle Crash

WHITE COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Jake Smith, of Beebe, Arkansas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Thursday night vehicle crash in White County.

Smith, 19, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Rose Bud Thursday night.

According to reports, Neena Reed, 65, was operating a GMC Acadia on Highway 5 near Valleyview Rd in Rose Bud, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle then made contact with Smith’s Chevy Malibu.

Smith, originally from Lehi, Utah, was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

Reed was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

Three passengers traveling in Smith’s vehicle, McKay Jurges, 18, Eli Sutherland, 19 and Gavin Hatch, 18, were transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: White County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,076. The county seat is Searcy – Wikipedia.

AR Woman Barbara McCormick ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Night Lepanto Fatal Vehicle Crash

POINSETT COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Barbara McCormick, of Blytheville, Arkansas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday vehicle crash in Poinsett County.

McCormick, 42, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Greenwood Township Wednesday night.

According to reports, McCormick was operating a Nissan Altima on State Hwy 135 near Co Rd 87 in Lepanto, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 9 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then came into contact with a two utility pole guy wires before colliding with a substantial tree.

McCormick was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Poinsett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,583. The county seat is Harrisburg. Poinsett County is included in the Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

AR Woman Shaquilla Watts & Young Son ID’d As Victims In Tuesday Hot Springs Homicide

GARLAND COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Shaquilla and Zay’vion Watts, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, have been identified as the mother and son found dead in Garland County Tuesday.

Shaquilla, 21, and 5-year-old Zay’vion, where both found dead in a Hot Springs apartment on Tuesday afternoon.

According to reports, police were dispatched to an apartment in Hot Springs to perform a welfare check. When they arrived, the mother and son were found deceased. Police later said that homicide is suspected.

A cause of death was not provided and no suspect information was provided.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the victims:

The deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Garland County is located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,024. The county seat is Hot Springs. Garland County comprises the Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

AR Man Taichan Sanders ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Marked Tree Fatal Vehicle Crash

POINSETT COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Taichan L. Sanders, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday vehicle crash in Poinsett County.

“Glizzy Bang” Sanders, 26, was killed in a vehicle crash involving a semi-tractor near Marked Tree Wednesday morning.

According to reports, Sanders was operating a Ford vehicle on Interstate 555 in Marked Tree, when the vehicle came into contact with a big-rig around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then came into contact with a guardrail and a bridge support pier.

Sanders was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Anthony Curry, 37, of Memphis, a passenger in Sanders’ vehicle, suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Sanders:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Poinsett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,583. The county seat is Harrisburg. Poinsett County is included in the Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Funeral & GoFundMe Announced For Gregory Dorne AR Man Killed In Little Rock Crash

PULASKI COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Funeral arrangement have been announced for Gregory Dorne, of Cabot, Arkansas, who was identified as the victim in a fatal September 5th vehicle crash in Pulaski County.

Dorne, 26, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Little Rock on Saturday morning September 5th.

According to reports, Dorne was operating a vehicle on Interstate 630, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed ocenterlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then rolled over before coming to a rest on South Park Street in Little Rock Saturday around 4 a.m.

Dorne was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

Friends and family members announced funeral arrangements and a GoFundMe set up to help out with expenses:

Funeral arrangements for Dorn are as follows:

A viewing will occur Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Premier Funeral Home located at 1518 S. Battery Street in Little Rock From 1pm to 6pm, The burial will take place at Arkansas Memorial Cemetery. Service will take place on Wednesday, September 15th at the 2100 Block of W. Charles Bussey Ave. starting at 11am.

A Gofundme account has been set up and can be access at the following link.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Pulaski County is a county in the U.S. state of Arkansas with a population of 391,911, making it the most populous county in Arkansas. Its county seat is Little Rock, which is also Arkansas’s capital and largest city – Wikipedia.

AR Man Greg Dorne ID’d As Victim In Saturday Little Rock Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

PULASKI COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Gregory Dorne, of Cabot, Arkansas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday morning vehicle crash in Pulaski County.

Dorne, 26, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Little Rock on early Saturday morning.

According to reports, Dorne was operating a vehicle on Interstate 630, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed ocenterlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then rolled over before coming to a rest on South Park Street in Little Rock Saturday around 4 a.m.

Dorne was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Pulaski County is a county in the U.S. state of Arkansas with a population of 391,911, making it the most populous county in Arkansas. Its county seat is Little Rock, which is also Arkansas’s capital and largest city – Wikipedia.

TX Woman Meghan Frazier ID’d As Victim In Thursday Fatal AR Vehicle Crash Involving Big-Rig

MALVERN, AR. (THECOUNT) — Meghan Lin Frazier, of Hallsville, Texas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal vehicle crash in Malvern, Arkansas Thursday afternoon.

Frazier, 20, was killed after involved in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Interstate 30 in Malvern.

According to reports, Frazier was operating a Jeep on I-30 near Malvern around 1:30 Thursday, when the vehicle came into contact with an International semi-tractor.

A juvenile male, a passenger in the vehicle, was also injured, according to Arkansas State Police.

The driver of the truck changed lanes and began slowing for traffic ahead, when Frazier’s vehicle rear ended the truck, reports Malvern-Online.

The truck traveled through the other lane of the road and came to rest south of the roadway, according to the report.

The condition of the juvenile was not provided by officials.

Friends and family member took to Facebook to remember the beloved young woman:

According to records, Frasier was originally from Tyler, Texas.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Malvern is a city in and the county seat of Hot Spring County, Arkansas, United States. Founded as a railroad stop at the eastern edge of the Ouachita Mountains, the community’s history and economy have been tied to available agricultural and mineral resources – Wikipedia.

AR ‘nighTTrain’ Bassist Jeff Elmer Goes Missing Car Located Fayetteville Veterans Memorial Park

FAYETTEVILLE, AR. (THECOUNT) — A frantic search is on for missing Arkansas bass player Jeff Elmer, after he was reported missing by his father last Tuesday.

Robert Jeffrey Elmer, 61, who plays bass for Arkansas cover band nighTTrain,” has now been missing for 5 days as search-and-rescue crews doubled their efforts to locate him.

Elmer’s vehicle was located Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Park in Fayetteville, but nothing suspicious was found at the scene, according to police.

Crews from agencies in Washington and Benton Counties as well as Fayetteville and Springdale have been searching the Lake Fayetteville area for several days, and their tactics increased Saturday, reports OzarksFirst.

Via NighTTrain bio:

nighTTrain was formed in July of 2009 by seasoned musicians with a passion for music and performing with a goal of doing something a little different than other bands: straight-up Classic Rock in the mold of acts like Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy and Van Halen. With James Dunham and Darin Forrest handling lead guitar and vocals and brothers Waylon Barnes and Tuff Barnes on bass and drums, they assembled a hard rocking show in just a few weeks.. After adding exciting frontman Joe Hall to the mix in 2010 and bassist Jeff Elmer in late 2013, the band is rocking harder than ever tearing up the regional casino circuit non-stop! The rotation includes Cherokee Casinos, Hard Rock of Tulsa, Downstream Casinos, and Choctaw Casinos all in Oklahoma. Songs include “guitar rock” hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s with a few originals thrown in. nighTTrain is known for putting on concerts that are both high energy and fun!

A mounted horse team, boat teams, sonar equipment and K-9 Units were all deployed to search for Elmer, but there was no luck finding him again Saturday, according to Washington County Emergency Management.

The search began around 7 a.m. and ended around 6:30 p.m., and crews won’t do widespread searches Sunday.

Anyone with possible information on Elmer’s whereabouts should contact police at 911.

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Geo quick facts: Fayetteville is a city in northwest Arkansas. Near the University of Arkansas campus, the Clinton House Museum was the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Vintage and modern airplanes are on display in a hangar at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum. To the west, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park was the site of a Civil War battle. Mount Sequoyah Woods Trail runs through a thick forest – wikipedia.