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Names released in Pine Bluff double homicide

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The names of two men found shot to death in a car in Pine Bluff have been released.

Lt. David Price said the driver of the vehicle was Roderick Dolls, 28, and the passenger was Joseph Campbell, 20, both of Pine Bluff.

They were found shot to death in a car near the intersection of W. 29th Avenue and S. Locust Street just before 9 p.m. Dec. 3.

Motive for the shooting has not been determined and there are no suspects at this time.

Detectives are following up with witnesses and the shooting is still under investigation.

(Source: Pine Bluff Police Dept.)

AT&T brings texting while driving simulator to J.A. Fair and Pine Bluff high schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AT&T) - AT&T continues its mission to educate the public about texting while driving. As part of the "It Can Wait" movement, AT&T is taking the texting while driving simulator across the state to safely re-create the eyes-off-the-road and hands-off-the-wheel experience of texting while driving.

Closing out the year, AT&T's simulator made stops at two high schools in Springdale earlier this week and will be in Little Rock and Pine Bluff this Thursday and Friday.

The "It Can Wait" movement has one simple message: No text is worth dying for...It Can Wait. Since the beginning of the campaign, more than one million pledges have been logged, but it doesn't stop there. AT&T continues to reiterate its message and encourages the public to do the same and spread the message to friends and family.

Police confirm double homicide in Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - On Tuesday at approximately 8:49 p.m., officers of the Pine Bluff Police Department responded to a "shots fired in the area" call in the vicinity of 29th and Locust.

When they arrived, they found a red passenger car on Locust Street, just north of 29th Avenue, which was reportedly occupied by two men.

When the officers investigated further, they found that both men had been shot and they appeared to be deceased. Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley pronounced the driver dead at 9:11 p.m. and the passenger dead at 9:12p.m.

The identity of the victims has not been determined and the names will not be released until there has been a notification of the next of kin.

Motive for the shooting has not been determined. There are no suspects at this time.

Detectives are following up with witnesses and the incident is still under investigation.

Volunteer opportunities still available to help Salvation Army

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Salvation Army needs your help  filling in open spots to lend a hand this holiday season.

There are several unfilled volunteer opportunities open from this weekend all the way to Christmas:

1. ANGEL TREE: Volunteers are needed to cover the morning and mid-afternoon shifts (10AM-2PM and 2PM-6PM) at the McCain Mall Angel Tree Dec. 4 or Dec. 6th (2PM-6PM).

2. FILL THE TRUCK: Volunteers are needed in Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Saline County with Fill the Truck. There is a big need for volunteers in Jacksonville, Cabot, Lonoke, or Searcy for this coming weekend, and all day Friday is open at almost all of the Little Rock locations.

Two men wanted for questioning in Thanksgiving murder turn themselves in

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Two men have turned themselves in after a Thanksgiving homicide in Pine Bluff, however they were both arrested for unrelated warrants.

Sgt. David Price with Pine Bluff Police Dept. said Tuesday that Brandon McClatchie turned himself in for unrelated warrants and is currently in the Jefferson County Jail.

Jeremy Reed turned himself in to detectives late Monday afternoon and is in jail on the charge of endangering the welfare of a minor. 

They were both wanted for questioning in the murder of Dametrick McDaniel, which happened Thanksgiving Day.

The incident happened at apartments located at 26th and Beech about 1 a.m. on November 28.

UPDATE: Police arrest one, look for two in Thanksgiving Day murder

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Pine Bluff police arrested one man and want to question two others concerning the death of Dametrick McDaniel, which happened Thanksgiving Day.

The incident happened at apartments located at 26th and Beech about 1 a.m. on November 28.

Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give gift of life

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 2, 2013) - The holiday season is here, and with it comes the exchange of gifts among family and friends. For many hospital patients, one gift on their wish list can't be found at stores: a blood donation.

Blood donations could be the gift of life to people like Lauren McCrary, who was immediately hospitalized after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. She received more than 140 blood and platelet transfusions. Now in remission, she serves as the blood drive coordinator at the high school where she works.

"I can never repay the donors who helped save my life, but I can remind others that giving blood is truly the gift that means something," Lauren said. "The blood I received has helped me celebrate more holiday seasons with my family."