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April 2, 2018 - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a one-vehicle roll-over crash on FM 3329 near SH 103 on March 31.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 8:20 p.m., a 2003 Toyota pickup was traveling north on FM 3329 when the truck drove off the roadway to the right, over corrected to the left and overturned off the west side of the roadway; ejecting the driver.
The driver is identified as Larry Fuller, 51, from Center Fuller was airlifted from the scene to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport Louisiana for treatment.
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.
April 1, 2018 - The journey continues for the East Texas native Cade Foehner as he has survived American Idol's Hollywood week making it into the Showcase round with the top 50 contestants. Be sure to tune in Monday night, April 2nd at 7pm CDT to see Cade's next performance on American Idol. Be sure to like the videos of Cade's performance and share to social media to help spread the word.
March 29, 2018 - Commissioner Pct 3 Charles Barr would like to let the public know that County Roads 3267 and 3737 in the Flat Fork Creek bottoms are impassable at the present.
March 28, 2018 - Wednesday, March 28th at 10:54pm CDT, the National Weather Service Shreveport, LA has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Nacogdoches County in eastern Texas, Shelby County in eastern Texas, Angelina County in eastern Texas, San Augustine County in eastern Texas, and Sabine County in eastern Texas until 3:45am.
At 10:51pm, Doppler radar continued to indicated showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Widespread rainfall amounts thus far have exceeded 3 inches across much of the warned area with some totals exceeeding 5 inches from earlier rainfall. An additional two to four inches of rainfall will be possible through the overnight hours.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Center, Diboll, Milam, Hudson, Huntington, San Augustine, Logansport, Hemphill, Tenaha, Timpson, Garrison, Pineland, Joaquin and Pollok.
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.
March 28, 2018 - The National Weather Service Shreveport LA issued at 3:08pm CDT the following Short Term Forecast on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 for the areas of Louisiana and Texas: De Soto, Red River, Bienville, Jackson, Ouachita, Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Caldwell, La Salle, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Angelina, and San Augustine including the cities of Mansfield, Stonewall, Logansport, Coushatta, Martin, Arcadia, Ringgold, Gibsland, Jonesboro, Monroe, Many, Zwolle, Pleasant Hill, Natchitoches, Winnfield, Colfax, Montgomery, Dry Prong, Clarks, Grayson, Columbia, Jena, Midway, Olla, Nacogdoches, Center, Lufkin, San Augustine, Hemphill, and Pineland.
A Tornado Watch is in effect until 9PM.
A Flash Food Watch is in effect until Thursday morning. Showers and thunderstorms continue to the northeast across portions of northeast Texas, northeast Oklahoma, and southern Arkansas. The strongest storms are in Natchitoches Parish moving to the northeast. Motorists are urged to use caution as water may pond on roadways. Rainfall amounts over the next few hours may range from several hundredths of an inch to more than an inch in isolated location. Never drive through flooded areas, remember. Turn Around Don`t Down.
March 28, 2018 - Due to technical problems, Shelby County Today's website was unavailable to its viewers during the day Wednesday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The issue has been resolved at this time and we will work on getting stories posted on SCT as quick as possible. If you submitted something and don't see it posted by the end of the day, please give us a call and let us know.
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March 26, 2018 - Cade Foehner and Maddie Poppe were the only two in their group of ten standing in front of the American Idol judges to be told they had made it through to the next round during "Hollywood Week" episode 6 which aired Monday, March 26th.
In this first episode of Hollywood Week, Idol hopefuls battled it out in solo and group performances, singing their hearts out in hopes of making it through to the showcase round.
In the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, Foehner sang a B.B. King song, 'The Thrill is Gone" for the judges and won the chance to continue sharing his talent with America Idol viewer.
Congratulations Cade Foehner and let's be ready Shelby County! Voting begins Sunday, April 22! Create an account today and be ready to vote for your favorite American Idol contestants! - Click here
March 26, 2018 - In the early morning hours of March 10, 2018, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) received a call of a burglary and stolen vehicle.
Officers met with the complainant who advised he had arrived at his residence to find it had been burglarized and his vehicle taken. The suspect(s) rummaged through the residence and forced open a Brinks safe and took $2,000 in cash and two Austin State Bank checkbooks. After burglarizing the residence, the suspect(s) left in a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 belonging to the complainant.
Later during the day of March 10, the vehicle in question was recovered in the Timpson area. The vehicle was heavily damaged and some parts were stripped off. Several items were missing from the vehicle including cash, multiple hand tools, power tools and two guns – a Smith & Wesson .380 caliber pistol and a Remington Model 48 20 gauge shotgun.
The SCSO is asking for assistance from the public regarding this case. Please call 936-598-5601 if you have any information
March 26, 2017 - State Highway 7 West was the scene of a major two-vehicle crash Friday, March 23, 2018 that sent two people involved to a hospital in Shreveport.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the location at the intersection of FM 711 where a pickup truck and a trailer remained in the middle of the roadway on the eastbound side. Center Firemen and ACE EMS personnel worked to safely extricate the driver and passenger of the truck. Firemen utilized Jaws of Life equipment to gain access to the vehicle.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jesse Fountain, at 11:45am a black 1993 Dodge Dakota pickup truck driven by Nicholas Brewer, 30, of Nacogdoches was eastbound on State Highway 7 (SH 7). At that time a black 2008 Dodge driven by Leonel Perez-Romero was westbound on SH 7 and failed to yield right of way when turning onto FM 711 in front of the Dodge Dakota.
This caused the Dakota to collide with the trailer being hauled by Perez-Romero which had a forklift, portable toilet and other chicken house equipment onboard. The collision caused the trailer to detatch from the 2008 Dodge and remain in the outside eastbound lane with damage. The Dodge Dakota came to a halt with major damage in the inside eastbound traffic lane.
No damage was received of the 2008 Dodge other than the trailer hitch being separated from the trailer.
Brewer and his passenger, Victoria Santos, were both flown by Life Air Rescue to LSU hospital in Shreveport.
Perez Romero and his passenger, Jose Pedro Perez-Cuevas, were not reported to have received any injury from the crash.
Perez-Romero was issued citations for no driver's license and failure to yield right of way.