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TN, AR. and MS rank in top 15 states for hot car deaths

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi all rank in the top 15 states for hot car deaths.

Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi all rank in the top 15 states for hot car deaths.

With a heat index near the triple digits, parents and caretakers should remember to check their vehicle for their children before they walk away.

Experts say the average temperature inside a car can rise 19 degrees in 10 minutes and 29 degrees in 20 minutes.

As temperatures rise, children left in hot cars can become sick very quickly. Experts say people left in a hot car can suffer from heat stroke, which happens when the body’s core temperature reaches about 103 degrees Fahrenheit. There’s not really a way to recover from heat stroke on one’s own, so unless a person is found quickly, they’ll likely die.

Earlier this week, Real Value Inn employee Sharunda McDowell found several kids inside a truck, took them out and brought them inside. She says they were a mess, dehydrated, had all wet themselves, and were starving. They had been in the car for several hours when she found them.

Two hours later, their grandmother showed up.

She will appear in court Wednesday.

Source: TN, AR. and MS rank in top 15 states for hot car deaths

Prescription Drug Sweep, Names Released of Dozens Charged

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015


Here are some of the highlights:

In total, throughout Operation Pilluted, Arkansas state and federal authorities have charged 140 individuals with prescription drug crimes, including 94 federal defendants in five separate indictments, and 46 state defendants. Included in that total are 4 doctors, 4 nurses, and 5 pharmacists.

Seven arrests were made today at the KJ Medical Clinic in Little Rock, including Dr. Jerry Reifeiss, prescribing physician, Kristen Holland, pharmacist at Bowman Curve Pharmacy, and Aaron Borengasser, physician’s assistant, formerly with Artex Medical Clinic, which later changed its name to KJ Medical Clinic.

Also indicted in the case, Christopher Watson, 42, of Greenbrier. The licensed pharmacist is alleged to have engaged in the unauthorized distribution of Schedule II, III and IV pharmaceutical narcotics from his family owned and operated store in Perryville.

Nearly 1,000 law enforcement officers across four states took part in the operation.

Defendants and Charges, United States v. Christopher Grant Watson, et al.:

Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances
Christopher Grant Watson
Bartley Wayne McMillen, 42, Conway
Eric Flynn Horton, 48, Conway
James Kenars Crenshaw, Sr., 64, Conway
James Kenars Crenshaw, Jr., 29, Conway
Lorrie Jean Kirk, 55, Bigelow
Jonathan Arnell Jones, 30, Little Rock
Jesse Lee McGraw, 56, Conway
Joe Shering Jackson, 31, Little Rock

Possession with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Hydrocodone/Oxycodone
Christopher Grant Watson
Bartley Wayne McMillen
Eric Flynn Horton
James Kenars Crenshaw, Sr.
James Kenars Crenshaw, Jr.
Jonathan Arnell Jones
Joe Shering Jackson

Conspiracy to Obtain Prescription Narcotics by Fraud, and Obtaining Prescription Narcotics by Fraud
Christopher Grant Watson
Bartley Wayne McMillen
James Kenars Crenshaw, Sr.
Roy Lamont Willard, 35, Conway
Jessica Tucker Monk, 33, Perryville
Jeremy Ray Johnson, 32, Cabot
Andrea Dawn Reynolds, 34, Conway
Lloyce Jermane Love, 37, Conway
Brenda Kay Ebsen, 58, Mayflower
Gary Wayne Strickland, 56, Conway
Dorothy Jo Flowers, 65, Conway
Beau D. Armstrong, 30, Hot Springs
Brenda Giles Jackson aka Brenda Bates, 55, Conway
Tammy Kay Sharp, 49, Mayflower
Sherman Ray Tiner, Jr., 50, Conway
Mason Dewayne Tiner, 18, Russellville
Jessica Marie Whiddon, 27, Hot Springs
Stacie R. Dukes, 56, Mayflower
Angelia Gayle Ferguson, 45, Greenbrier
Daphne Lynette Garner, 40, Conway
Doris Jean Johnson, 58, Conway

Possession and Issuing Counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes
Tammy Kay Sharp

Misprision of a Felony
Tommy Watson, 66, Greenbrier

Healthcare Fraud
Christopher Grant Watson

Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Joe Shering Jackson

Drug User/Addict in Possession of a Firearm
Christopher Grant Watson

Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime
Joe Shering Jackson
Eric Flynn Horton

Defendants and Charges, United States v. Anthony Markeith King, et al.:

Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances
Anthony Markeith King, 39, Little Rock
Christopher Dion Manson, 31, Little Rock
Shawn Michael Brooks, M.D., 44
Jerry Scott Reifeiss, M.D., 60, Conway
Felicie Wyatt, M.D., 41, Memphis, TN
Kristin L. Raines, 38, Little Rock
Aaron Paul Borengasser, 35, Little Rock
Stella Osei Green, 52, Little Rock
Jason Dewayne Sowers, 38, Pine Bluff
Randy Eugene Chane, 52, Houston, TX
Gerry Hill, 29, Little Rock
Larosha Danette Hall, 33, Pine Bluff
Densheo Lorraine Davis, 43, Natchez, MS
Amber Marnique Smith, 27, Mabelvale
Kristen L. Holland, 33, Bryant
Justin Russell Dyer, 25, Little Rock
Edward Lee Palmer, II, 23, Conway
Kenneth Darrail Lowery, 25, Conway

Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II and III controlled substances
Shawn Michael Brooks, M.D.
Jerry Scott Reifeiss, M.D.
Stella Osei Green
Kristin L. Raines
Kristen L. Holland
Kenneth Darrail Lowery
Amber Marnique Smith
Edward Lee Palmer, II
Jason Dewayne Sowers

Troy Laz Band Is The Heat Artist Of The Month

Sunday, May 25th, 2014


A stellar performer and world sex symbol takes sexy back and modernizes R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop & Rock. He works with talented musicians and formed a Band on New Orleans “world-famous” Canal Street and toured as lead singer for a number of years across the United States and overseas. The band’s popularity skyrocketed to awe-inspiring heights building a huge following in the crescent city and surrounding areas.

Fourth Of July Week come check out Troy Laz Band at Gold Strike Casino Tunica, MS

Troy “Lazerus” Powell was determined to make it! Plagued by living the “hard knock life” while growing up in the Lafitte Housing Projects of New Orleans, he made a decision to be successful by choosing not to succumb to a life of crime in the city streets. As a result, Lazerus used those same streets as a means for gathering with his neighborhood friends to showcase their talents to generate income. He banded with some talented musicians from the areas and formed “High Quality Band”. He toured with the band as the lead singer for a number of years, across the United States and overseas. “High Quality Band” popularity skyrocketed to awe-inspiring heights building a huge following in the metro area of New Orleans.

Subsequent to performing at a key local event, a promoter presented an offer to Lazerus for “High Quality Band” to be an opening act for a number of major recording artist as the likes of Toni Braxton, Run DMC, John B., All For One, and the late Gerald Levert. Although Lazerus did not sign a major record deal during the time, he received recognition for his “A-Rated” shows and numerous propositions to sign a recording contract as a solo artist, which he rejected because he did not want to split up the band. Lazerus and High Quality Band were highly sought after by Canada’s largest booking agency, S.L. Feldman & Associates to head-line as an opening R&B act in Canada where they remained for several years selling out tours every single week.

Currently, Lazerus performs as a solo-artist with his band “2Hipnotic” at colleges and universities across the United States. He also performs at some of the hottest clubs around the country such as Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi and the Republic in New Orleans. In addition to singing, Lazerus speaks fluent Chinese and Indonesian languages.

Troy Laz promo video from Bryan Hithe on Vimeo.








The Heat Magazine Like To Say CONGRATULATIONS To The New Project 10 Winner, Mrs. Tonja Smith

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013


Screaming CONGRATULATIONS to the latest Project 10 winner, Mrs. Tonja Smith out of Jackson, MS! She has dropped over 20 lbs on the Challenge, entered to win Project 10 – having a bag of ViShape donated to a child fighting Obesity, and won $1,000 for losing 10 lbs!!! So happy for you and Mr. Lee Smith

R. Kelly Live In Memphis Oct 27, 2013

Friday, September 20th, 2013


Landers Center (formerly DeSoto Civic Center), Southaven, MS

Sun, Oct 27, 2013 07:00 PM

Click Here For Tickets

Ricky Smiley to perform at Tunica, MS casino

Friday, September 6th, 2013


On September 27, 2013, comedian and well-known host Ricky Smiley is set to perform at two shows at the Tunica Casino in Mississippi – one at 7 p.m. and one at 10 p.m.

The casino is offering a $199 package that includes a hotel room and among other items, two reserved seat tickets to the show.

For reservations or more information, call the number on the flyer. The casino’s package is an excellent deal that would make for the perfect getaway!

Happy Birthday Erica Miniex Mayon from The Heat Magazine!

Friday, May 11th, 2012





Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Tyrone Davis began his radio career in 1972 in Laurel, Mississippi. He spent several years in Lafayette, Louisiana. From Lafayette he moved to Memphis and did promotions for Malaco Records. Tyrone believes “everyone experiences the blues” he says “it’s just a way of life, from the corns on your feet to getting that pay check on Friday and heading to the blues club. It’s just a way of life”.


Happy Birthday Tyrone “Da Don Davis”!

THE HEAT: Tyrone “Da Don” Davis, how’s everything going?
DA DON: Everything’s good…I can’t complain about anything.
THE HEAT: We’ve been trying to catch up with you for a minute. You’ve been busy.
DA DON: Well, I’m sure everybody’s busy at this stage.
THE HEAT: They better be in today’s times or get left behind.
DA DON: Yeah, I’m just doing my thang. This coming June it’ll be “forty” years.
THE HEAT: Wow! What a great feat in life to have accomplished. Much love to you in your dedication to the love of music. You are one of the reason’s I love what I do. Meeting people who have a love for music. You are the top Blues DJ on the radio right now, congratulations.
DA DON: Thank you. I’m glad that you thank I am. It’s an honor that you would even say that. I’m not sure that statement is true, but nevertheless, I thank you for saying that.
THE HEAT: I mean given your ratings and your status quo in the radio industry, I don’t think there are many that would dispute that. Especially since you recently received the 2011 JUS BLUES AWARD FOR BEST BLUES & SOUL RADIO SHOW.

DA DON: Since you put it like that, I guess it could be true. (we giggle) I’m with a great network. We’re syndicated in over forty markets. Recently welcoming: WIGO Atlanta, GA & KCOH Houston, TX. Our other larger markets are Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Birmingham, AL, and the list goes on and on.
THE HEAT: I’m often criticized from the younger generation when I try to educate them on the fact that if it weren’t for the Blues, we’d have no music at all. What’s your take on that?
DA DON: I think that this genre of music is really on the upswing. I recently read an article where Gail King, OperaWinfrey friend, said that her favorite music was this genre of music, one in particular, Mel Waiters. She said that she was introduced to the Blues by Bruce Springsteen, isn’t that something. I think this genre of music is really on an upswing. It’s just like that New Orleans “bounce” was about fifteen or so years ago. You can look at how things have grown for them. I think this music is really getting ready to take off.
THE HEAT: This is why people like you are so vitally important to the continuous movement of Blues/Southern Soul music. If it weren’t for DJ’s, to go along with the Blues, where would we be? (we laugh)
DA DON: Gotta love the DJ’s!
THE HEAT: It is always a pleasure to search through the crevices of the worlds shakers and bakers, from what the new generation is calling, “The Sip”, (Mississippi), especially from my hometown Laurel, MS, where so many legends and stars are born, to shout out to them and say, “Hey, I see you and I love what you’re doing! Keep it moving little L.A.”.
DA DON: Yeah, over 40 years ago I started loving the airwaves in Laurel, Ms.

Lil Glenn from Laurel

Little Glenn was the big man when I started coming out of Laurel. Then there was “Jimmy Earl”, “Jimmy Lee”, “Leon Franklin”, Harvey Knight” and “CJ the DJ”. I was on the air back then as “Sly Ty”. The next generation came along with those like “White Dog”, “Skillet”,

ATL's V-103 Greg Street

“Greg Street” “Disco Kid”, and the late grate, “Little Richard”. I got my start in Laurel, MS and I’m very proud of that too, it’s a rich heritage.
THE HEAT: So when you go home and visit, are you swamped with youngsters wanting to get some of that knowledge you have acquired in your career as a disc jockey?
DA DON: Not one! I can’t believe it either. I can remember “The Great Ookie Dookie” was a DJ in New Orleans, we didn’t get a chance to really talk but we talked some and I took what I needed to help me. Not one youngster from home has ever approached me about a career as a successful DJ. If you know of anyone please send them my way, I want to pass this knowledge on to them.
THE HEAT: Sounds fantastic. That’s love. Most people are selfish and want to hoard what they know and how they got to be who they are hindering others. I love the fact that you’re much like me; willing to share.
DA DON: I’m here for those who want it.
THE HEAT: Sounds great. Is there anything you want to leave us with to pass on to the fans or the artist from “The Heats” #1 Blues/Southern Soul DJ?
DA DON: American Blues Network is doing well. There’s one thing I want to leave to the artist. Please, the only way this music is going to grow, your production has to grow with it. Make sure you get the best quality sound you can get. Many artist wonder why their music doesn’t get played on the radio, for me, it’s because the quality of the sound isn’t it’s best.
THE HEAT: Now that you’ve mentioned that. Where can someone get in touch with you in reference to getting their music on your show?
DA DON: They can contact me at: and I’ll listen and see what we can do and I will have an opinion.
THE HEAT: Da Don, don’t be a stranger to The Heat. Come back and keep us posted with what’s happening in the Southern Soul world so we can bridge the gap of what the artist is saying is a style of music that needs rejuvenating and you, the DJ, saying it’s on an upswing.
DA DON: Well to that I have one last thing, I’m a glass half full type of guy, I’m not a glass half empty. I think the guys who don’t see the music growing, their glass is half empty, not half full, that’s where I’m coming from. (he giggles)
THE HEAT: Before we get out of here, I just want to be one of the first to congratulate you on your up coming 2nd year Anniversary. May you and your lovely wife be blessed with many years in the riches of health, happiness, and prosperity and always walk in your journey together hand-in-hand.
DA DON: Thank you, I appreciate that and it’s a beautiful thing being married to the beautiful woman I have. Thank you Nik and The Heat for recognizing me and my continued efforts in radio supporting Blues/Southern Soul. It’s a great thing you guys are doing over there. Keep up the great work.

Tyrone “Da Don” Davis, congratulations on 40 years of giving us great Blues & Southern Soul music! Happy Anniversary!

For anyone that is looking for great Blues/Southern Soul Music log on to: and listen 24/7 where you can catch Tyrone “DaDon” Davis Show.

Much Love! One Love!
Feel “The HEAT


Monday, February 6th, 2012

NIK: Tell us how long you’ve been entertaining people, when did you fall in love with music?
RONI: My parents told me that I’ve been dancing and singing since I was three years old. But I remember thinking I was going to grow up and be a lawyer. Once I got up around nine or ten, I feel in love with the blues. That’s all my parents used to play, those 45s and 78s on that turn table.
NIK: Those “put a nickel on the needle” songs.
RONI: I used to have to blow the dust off’em too. (we laugh remembering)

NIK: So where are you from?
RONI: Mendenhall, MS…right off 49.
NIK: You did “Come Back Kind Of Love” with Sir Charles and Steve Ganaway, what was that like?
RONI: Well, I’ve been with Steve since 2005. I left Gulfport, MS, in 2005 and went to Atlanta, I was there about a week, I was escaping Hurricane Katrina. I got a call that someone was interested in signing me to their label. They had been told I could sing. They shot me down here to Nashville, and I’ve been here every since. That man was Steve Ganaway. As far as Charles, I’ve known Charles since I was a background singer when I first started, he was living in Jackson, Mississippi. I actually stayed in the same house with him and worked in the studio and learned a lot from him. We worked on a lot of stuff together. He’s like my little brother, because I’m older then he is. He always gets me telling me I’m old, but that’s okay.

NIK: Well tell him it must be the water because you look fantastic.
RONI: Thank you. He actually wrote, “Come Back Kind of Love” for me based on my first album. He gets his inspiration to write songs for other people by betting a vibe for what kind of singing artist you are and what type of entertainer you are. He wrote that song for me for my second album, I just kind of ad lib in it which made me become the co-writer. But, the song was basically from Sir Charles, Steve is the label and management so we slapped all our names on it. But I love Sir Charles dearly for everything he’s ever done for me.
NIK: What’s one of the songs you have that you can’t ever get enough of?
RONI: I have about two from each album. The first album, “Fool On My Hands” and “Love Grows”, are the two I love off the first album. On my second album it’s “Come Back Kind Of Love” and “I’m Tired”, which I wrote.

NIK: If we were in a perfect world what would you love to see happen to your career right now?
RONI: I would like to be working more. I would love to be on the stage because that’s where I am most happy. When I can get up there and sing and do what I love to do and look out in the crowd and see everyone is enjoying what I’m giving them, that makes them happy. I’m most happy when I’m making them happy.
NIK: Is there anyone you’d like to do a duo with in any other genre of music?
RONI: In gospel I would have to say, Shirley Caesar, and in R&B there are a few people. I would love to do something with Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

NIK: You with anyone of those ladies would be a bad song…Wow!
RONI: Uh, huh, exactly. It sure would be…(we giggle)
NIK: In your opinion what’s the most important thing in creating a hit single?
RONI: The most important thing in creating a hit single first and foremost is the hook or the chorus. Which to me, is the main part of the song, once you create that hook your verses flow easily, but you have to tell a story with those verses. And it has to be something that’s been experienced or people can relate to. To me, it’s the main ingredient of a song. It’s just like reading a book. If you don’t have that main plot in that book, the story doesn’t make any sense.

NIK: Exactly, so, what’s on the burner for Roni in 2012?
RONI: On the burner is this album I’m working on now which has the singles, “Move Your Body”, “Love You Too Much”, which is my favorite, I love, “Love You Too Much”, and “Love You Baby”…this album is going to be a mixture of what I call, ‘my feel me’ album. Some of the music sounds like the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, but what I’m creating down here in my lab is all about how I feel. I’m writing everything, I’m doing the music myself, I got my keyboard, my guitars, my software, my computers, and my mic.
NIK: Maybe you should call this project, “Myself”…
RONI: (she giggles) That’s a good idea…(we laugh) You know, I didn’t just pop up on the scene, I’ve paid my dues. I started out as a background singer for Nathaniel Kimble, “Mr. Back It Up Man”. Then I went on and did some background work for Sir Charles and Jeff Floyd. I also used to dance with Bobby Rush. I did that trying to break in the industry and meet different people to start doing my own thing as far as singing and recording. I paid some dues before I got as far as I am now.

NIK: I’m certainly proud of you Roni, you are an inspiration to me. I appreciate this opportunity to get to know a little about the well known “Sexy Lady Of Southern Soul”; Roni Sloss. I’m sure our readers and your fans will love the update. Once you get that album completed, come back and let’s share some more.
RONI: I appreciate you Nik. This has been an honor. Thanks to you and “The HEAT” for helping me to reach even more fans. I’m so thankful for the fans and I’m thankful for all those that support me and stand with me.

Roni you keep doing what you’re doing, it’s working out fantastic for you! We at “THE HEAT” will keep our radar tuned in to what’s happening in your upcoming musical days and we wish you the best!

Much Love! One Love!
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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Pastor Genita Pugh’s new song “Can’t Live” is sitting in the fifteenth position on Billboard’s Top Gospel Songs for the week of December 31, 2011.

Pastor Genita Pugh is a native of the small town that produces big successors, Laurel, MS. She is truly anoited by the Spirit! If you are looking for a song that will uplift your spirt, your soul, and your faith, “Can’t Live” is truly one to turn on and turn up. Pastor Genita Pugh is definately one to keep your eye on and ear to in the Gospel sector of the music industry.

God Bless You and your journey in life!
Much Love! One Love!