Allen’s 8th Annual Preparedness Expo – Sept. 7

The annual Allen Preparedness Expo will be 8 a.m. to noon on September 7 at Lowe’s, 1010 W. McDermott Dr. The expo is hosted as part of National Preparedness Month in September. This year’s theme is “You Can Be The Hero.”

The annual expo provides Ready Campaign information, displays and more. The Ready Campaign encourages all Americans to have an emergency supply kit, an emergency plan, and to be informed about the different types of emergencies that can happen and how to appropriately respond to these situations.

The Preparedness Expo is sponsored by the Allen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Citizens Fire Academy Alumni/Fire Corps, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Citizens Police Academy Alumni, Citizens On Patrol (COP) and Volunteers in Policing (VIP).

Allen No. 1 in 5A rankings; Frisco Centennial No. 5 in 4A


Through Week 6 games Rank Team W-L Prev. Rank
1. Allen (6-0) 1
2. Dallas Skyline (6-0) 3
3. DeSoto (6-0) 2
4. Euless Trinity (7-0) 4
5. Southlake Carroll (6-0) 5
6. Flower Mound Marcus (6-0) 6
7. Colleyville Heritage (5-1) 7
8. Keller Central (6-0) NR
9. Mansfield (6-0) 9
10. Hebron (5-1) 10


Through Week 6 games Rank Team W-L Prev. Rank
1. Denton Ryan (6-0) 1
2. Highland Park (6-0) 2
3. Aledo (4-2) 4
4. Waxahachie (5-1) 7
5. Frisco Centennial (6-0) 6
6. Corsicana (6-1) 3
7. Rockwall-Heath (6-0) 8
8. Mansfield Summit (5-1) 10
9. Dallas South Oak Cliff (6-0) 9
10. Everman

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Allen police report on pistol whipping, man arrested

On Wednesday April 20, 2011 at approximately 8 AM an Aggravated Robbery occured in the 1000 block of Sandy Trail in Allen, Texas. As reported, 3 B/M suspects had pistol whipped the resident and left the scene in one of the victims vehicles. The vehicle was recovered a short distance from the scene. Throughout the day Officers of the Allen Police Department worked to gather information and follow-up on tips that came in from several sources.

During the late evening hours Officers from the US Marshall Service, Allen Police Department Narcotics Unit, McKinney Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety made an arrest of the aggravated robbery suspect in the 9000 block of Vantage Point Drive in Dallas.

At the arrest site approximately 40 lbs. of marijuana was recovered. The arrested person was Rodricus Trushun Rodgers (B/M 08/30/1982).

At the time of his arrest Rodgers was in possession of a .45 caliber handgun, duct tape, zip ties and bloody clothing believed to be used in the Allen incident.

The investigation continues as Officers of the Allen Police Department Criminal Investigations Division are interviewing a person of interest that has additional information regarding this incident.

To send an anonymous tip via text message to the Allen Police Department, text the keyword ALLENPD and your tip to 847411 (tip411).

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