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Update: Roommate speaks about S.W.A.T. standoff that killed 107-year-old

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- The roommate of Monroe Isadore, the 107-year-old man killed in a shootout with authorities, told THV 11 the man's anger led to a confrontation with the Pine Bluff Police S.W.A.T. team.

"He was very angry. He got hostile. He was gonna kill somebody," said Pauline Lewis, who invited Isadore to live in her Pine Bluff home in August. Lewis was staying with family in Little Rock Sunday, when THV 11 talked with her, while friends cleaned bullets and broken glass out of her house. "Monroe was in the room and he had the gun and he said 'If you wanna live you better get away from this door.'"

STORY: 107-year-old Arkansas man killed in shootout with S.W.A.T. (http://on.kthv.com/1agxu1C)

Pine Bluff residents demand answers in death of 107-year-old at town hall meeting

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Pine Bluff residents are upset, confused, shocked, and asking for answers.

"Okay, We're going to dismiss because I think this is getting a little out of hand," Mayor Debe Hollingsworth told the audience.

What began as a peaceful town hall meeting on Monday night, turned unruly.

STORY: Roommate speaks about S.W.A.T. standoff that killed 107-year-old (http://on.kthv.com/17RehBn)

STORY: 107-year-old Arkansas man killed in shootout with S.W.A.T. (http://on.kthv.com/1agxu1C)

107-year-old Arkansas man dies in shootout with S.W.A.T.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A 107-year old Pine Bluff man died Saturday after a shootout with officers and S.W.A.T. members. The Pine Bluff Police Dept. released the following information about the incident on Saturday evening.

"On September 7, 2013, at approximately 4:25 p.m., Officers of the Pine Bluff Police Department responded to a disturbance at 1411 W. 16th.

When they arrived, they were able to determine that an Aggravated Assault had occurred against two people at the residence. The suspect, Monroe Isadore (M, 107 years old), had pointed a weapon at them. The officers had the two victims leave the residence, for their safety, and approached the door to the bedroom where Isadore was supposed to be.

THV Game Night: Scores from around the state

UNDATED (KTHV) -- Here's a look at scores from around the state on Friday, September 6. Check out the attached video for highlights from THV Game Night with Mark Edwards and Phil Buck.

Tailgating safety tips from Ark Dept. of Health

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Ark. Dept. of Health) - Whether it's for one of the state's college football teams or for a pee-wee league, Arkansas families love to tailgate. It is a time-honored tradition that brings families and friends together to celebrate in the beautiful fall weather. If you are planning a tailgate, here are some safety tips that you may want to consider from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure your food tastes delicious and doesn't make anyone sick.

When you're transporting food to the game, make sure you pack it securely in coolers to keep it cold. The cooler should be the same temperature as your refrigerator, about 40 degrees F. Keep raw meats wrapped tightly and stored away from other foods so their juices don't drip.

Outdoor Report: Hook, Line & Legends

THV 11's Mark Edwards sat down with Trey Reid with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission about the 2013 Hook, Line and Legends event.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is hosting the event on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Hot Springs. The dinner and auction will be held in Horner Hall at Summit Arena.

Trey Reid says there will be several "celebrities" in attendance including Jimmy Houston, Mark Zona, Bobby Murray, George Cochran and Larry Nixon.

Tickets for the event are $30 a piece or  $45 for a family of four. Tickets can be purchased at the door. All proceeds from the event go to "Mr. Consistency," Bassmaster Ricky Green's Lung Transplant Surgery Fund.

Pine Bluff educator nominated for 'Teacher of the Year' award

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Every year People Magazine gives one educator in the country the title "Teacher of the Year" and this year, one of six nominees and the only one east of Arizona comes from right here in the Natural State.

Her name is Diedre Young, and THV11 found her at a small Christian school, called Ridgeway High, in Pine Bluff. She called herself an unlikely candidate for the national award, but if you ask her students, they aren't surprised.

"You come in, and she's just so happy and smiling," said 11th grader, Madison Heflin.

"She's always encouraging us to do our best," added 10th grader, William Fells.

"Like, she'll come to your desk if you have a problem, and she'll make sure that you got it," threw in 10th grader, Bethany Heard.

"We definitely have to take notes because it's a tough subject, and she really pushes us to do our best," explained 11th grader, Jacob Andersen.