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Local News / Re: Unofficial Election Results
« on: April 09, 2008, 02:05:46 AM »
If I missed something, I am sorry. If I spelled your name wrong, so does everyone else. LOL..
Remember these results are not official.

Local News / Re: Unofficial Election Results
« on: April 09, 2008, 02:05:02 AM »
Swedborg School Board Winners.
Black 58
Gibson 37
Cargill 36

Local News / Re: Unofficial Election Results
« on: April 09, 2008, 02:01:30 AM »
Fire has failed

Yes 164
No 242

Local News / Re: Unofficial Election Results
« on: April 09, 2008, 01:50:02 AM »
Waynesville Only Results Unofficial

School Board
Rouse 353
Keeling 310
Anderson 270
Fulmer 232
Mayor Hammock Unoposed
Ward 1 Cordry Unoposed
ward 4 pat Howe Unoposed
Ward 1
Conley 76
Krill 27
Ward 2
Clark 59
Jarett 47
Rural fire
Yes 72
No 71

Local News / Re: Unofficial Election Results
« on: April 09, 2008, 01:46:34 AM »
Final results school board Waynesville
Keeling 468
Rouse 527
Anderson 392
Fulmer 359
Incumbent Fulmer was upset in this race. Anderson has ran for school board so many times I can't recall how many.

Local News / Re: Unofficial Election Results
« on: April 09, 2008, 01:36:15 AM »
Looks like fire is failing county wide. My child is also getting somewhat neglected.. Shes fine though..

Rick, I sure appreciate you doing this, so I can watch the ballgame. Good man, yes you are....

Local News / Re: Unofficial Election Results
« on: April 09, 2008, 01:34:00 AM »
Unofficial Dixon Results Some Phelps and Maries county votes not in.
Clifty Yoakum 306
Jones 105
School Board
Hill 347
Sellers 412
Nelson 291
Martin 294
Mulley 337
Ward 1 Alderman
Keuhl 32
Martin 72
Ward 3 Alderman
Holman 54
Carter 80

Local News / Re: Unofficial Election Results
« on: April 09, 2008, 01:00:09 AM »
Crocker Unofficial Results


Helms 396 county wide so far 730
Ness 312 county wide so far 499
Hammerick 192 county wide so far 256
Barenstein 129 county wide so far 479
Ward 1 Alderman
Curry 57
Stein 17

Ward 2 Alderman

Henson 57
Hall 26

School Board Winners

Kubinski 262
Goodrich 251
T Smith 158

Local News / Unofficial Election Results
« on: April 09, 2008, 12:43:11 AM »
With only St. Robert and absentee votes in I have this.

School Board Waynesville
Mike Rouse 184
Mike Keeling 158
Leroy Fulmer 127
Andy Anderson 122

Fire tax
yes 50
no 66

Fire board
Grosvenor 84
Braddish 62
Derheim 54

Judges race
Julian wins 68 to 21

Alderman ward 3
Williams 18
Fowler 7

State News / Re: All-Time Low Turnout Expected for Tuesday Election
« on: April 09, 2008, 12:25:30 AM »
I went into St Robert about 3 and they said it had been very slow.. They asked why I had forgot their pizza. In other words they were really bored..
I don't know how low the turnout was but I voted at about 8:45 and I was number 34.  So two hours into the voting only 34 had voted in St. Robert.

From the looks of some bras I think Vice Grip had a hand in on the manufacture.

County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 08, 2008, 04:18:03 PM »
Spoke to Earl Arnold today, he says he will support putting the Law Enforcement Tax on the ballot to let voters decide.

Local News / Re: One soldier struck by IED Survived Sunday. FLW
« on: April 08, 2008, 02:12:25 PM »
Just another reminder that we have our boys over there in harms way. Expect to hear more news, in the local news.

Local News / One soldier struck by IED Survived Sunday. FLW
« on: April 08, 2008, 02:10:08 PM »
A local woman has informed me that her husband who was stationed on Fort Leonard Wood has survived his attack from a road side bomb. This happened Sunday in Iraq.
She said, "He has shrapnel in his shoulder, his neck, and his back. He also has a burn on left side of his face."

State News / Re: Tough Time Finding a Job
« on: April 07, 2008, 01:53:26 PM » not .com
I finally found work thanks to Missouri Career Center. Thank you to, and the staff at Missouri Career Cent on the Fort

Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: April 06, 2008, 04:08:56 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #15, Week of April 7 to 11, 2008

Welcome aboard for one more trip around Pulaski County with the Deputies of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. And best of all this week we did not use boats to patrol the county. And the sun is even shinning today. What a change! Who knows spring might even make it to these parts sometime this year.

But the arrival of spring also means the case numbers will start to climb. The case number/ calls for service count as of 9:30am on 4-6-08 stands at 2,539 for the year. That means we almost had 2,500 calls in a three month period and there are four such periods in a year so we could face a record year of close to 10,000 cases. Everything is going up calls for service, population count, paper service, fuel prices, car mileage, and what ever else you can think of to list. The only thing that is not going up in numbers are the resources we need to combat all the other items that are on the rise. As that Russian comedian down Branson way would say, “What a country!” But I think I will change that to “What a County!”

The dispatch totals for March 2008 are now ready to release. We had 9,967 telephone calls. We had 3,068 people at the front window. We received 97 animal calls, 68 domestic violence calls and served 14 arrest warrants at the front window.

For the year 2008 we are already up to 23,569 calls to the office. We are also up to 7,804 people at the front window in just three months. I blame a lot of this huge jump in numbers on the floods. On the day of our record rainfall March 20th our telephone calls for that single day totaled 1,089. There were 440 calls on the 7am to 3pm shift. There were 337 calls on the 3pm to 11pm shift. And there were 312 calls on the 11pm to 7am shift.

The stress and strain on our dispatch crew is horrible. It takes a special breed of person to operate in dispatch in the first place. This is not a job that just anybody can handle. For example I have done my share of dispatch fill in over the years and I know that I could not cut the mustard as a full time dispatcher. While I might be crazy enough to run for Sheriff you will not find me running for dispatcher. I would also like to say JOB WELL DONE to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department dispatch crew.

In other news I have reported in prior columns that I was talking with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) about traffic safety work in Pulaski County that would utilize our Deputies in a pure traffic enforcement role. It is no secret that the local MSHP Troopers are down in their numbers by 30 percent. Traffic counts and serious accidents are on the rise here in Pulaski County. There exists a grant opportunity starting in October of 2008 that could provide equipment and paid overtime hours for the Deputies. I have been working on this grant by directing a lot of questions to the grant managers. We have been able to share a lot of information lately and I thought we were making progress. My goal was for about $15,000.00 in total grant funds for October.

I still do not know what October will bring but out of the blue so to speak they offered me an immediate approved grant of about $4,000.00 for right now if I was interested. My answer was yes. We have already ordered two Stalker radar units at a total cost of about $2,100.00. Once we submit the invoice to MODOT they will reimburse us for the full amount. We will also receive 100 hours of paid traffic enforcement overtime for our Deputies. So sometime in the next month or so you will see Pulaski County Deputies working pure traffic enforcement. We aim to cut the traffic accident totals by strict enforcement. This will be one more effort by our Deputies to serve and protect the citizens of Pulaski County.

And there will be a bonus for the county. When the Deputies are working the overtime traffic they will also find people wanted on our warrants. They will probably make drug arrests; they might even bag a stolen car or recover stolen property. So the traffic work will be paid for by the state but it will help us with our main mission of local enforcement. And remember we also received free modern equipment as a bonus. I feel that this will be a win/win situation all around for us. I suspect I will have little trouble finding Deputies willing to work the volunteer overtime.

In other news this upcoming week we are having a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Lake Area Narcotic Enforcement Group, usually referred to as LANEG. I suspect this will not be a good meeting. The national news has lately contained references to severe, almost total, funding cuts at the federal level for the Byrne anti-drug grants. Frankly I dread to hear what I may learn in the next few days. This could very well have a very chilling effect on the war on drugs at our local level. I will report to you on this issue in my next column.

The issue of my reporting of the news to the citizens of Pulaski County has taken a twist. Over the past year or so my detractors have labeled my reports as “whining”. I would like to remind everyone that one of my campaign promises during the election process in 2004 was that I would keep the citizens of Pulaski County informed on any issue that affected the Sheriff’s Department. I have kept my campaign promise and for those who call this “whining” all I can say is that you will hear more such whining in the future. My thought is that the citizens who elected me wanted such news or they would have voted for someone else. So I shall continue to whine.

I seem to be over on the word count once again so I need to close for this week. I will ask all of you to drive very safe and to stay very legal. We do not want your jail business but if you must visit rest assured that the lights are on.

County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 06, 2008, 02:21:44 PM »
Altough the are many incorrect things on here, it is a reflection of what people do believe to be true, and without this site these rumors would go uncorrected. I have also noticed that no one challenges correct facts, that's the part I enjoy the most. That's how we find out the truth in my opinion.
Gary as usual your on track about what qualities to look for in the upcoming election.  I hope all the candidates will run in a positive manner, tell us what their ideas are and what direction they want to go in and not get in a urinating for distance contest or other silly reasons.  And this web site does get cruel, and often incorrect as we've already seen the past few days.

County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 04, 2008, 12:37:07 AM »
Car will stop when shot?

I thought the car was coming right at Billy & he shot to stop it, in defense. I'll find out. I didn't know much about it. I'll ask Bill when I see him.

Local News / Re: Warrant Service
« on: April 03, 2008, 10:35:41 PM »
Had a rough 40 years. Call Clairol..

Local News / Warrant Service
« on: April 03, 2008, 10:32:16 PM »
News Release
Warrant Service
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
April 3, 2008
At approximately 10:28am on April 3, 2008, members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department served an arrest warrant on Stacy Lynn Powell, age 40, of 14145 Howard Lane, Dixon, Missouri.
Powell was charged with one count of Murder in the First Degree and one count of Armed Criminal Action. Judge Gregory Warren arraigned Powell on the charges in Pulaski County Circuit Court. A plea of not guilty was entered for her and Powell’s bond was continued at one million dollars cash. At the conclusion of the arraignment Powell was remanded to the custody of the Pulaski County Sheriff.
The charges contained in the warrant for which Powell has been arrested are accusations and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented in a court of Jurisdiction whose duty it is to determine guilt or innocence.

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County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 03, 2008, 07:28:20 PM »
That unauthorized shooting incident? Could you enlighten us further? Sounds really bad..

Biker and I disagree on Bill.  As I said before, my PERCEPTION of him is that he is a power seeker.  Yeah, he gave up his cushy job on post, and they are right, this is not about money.  It is about POWER.  What improvements is he proposing that the monies provided will allow him to do?  Notice he is not running a patrol car anymore.  Not since that unauthorized shooting incident a few years ago.  I am gonna be voting for JB, no matter what.

County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 03, 2008, 07:26:35 PM »
He was quoted in the paper as saying something that sounded like he doesn't like our freedom of speech that we, to the largest extent, enjoy on here.

Again, that is my perception of Bill.  Has he changed?  Saw him in court too when we were both in for voir dire.  He readily admitted that when a police officer arrests someone, he feels the person is automatically guilty.  Bill knows me I think.  Maybe he will read this one and correct me if I am wrong.  BTW, the court thing is not mistake.  I was standing right next to him when he raised his hand to this particular question.  Crazy Horse, you can give him my name. Now he can be concerned according to his own statement.  If he is lurking on the board and not discussing, then he needs to start talking if he wants support.

County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 03, 2008, 01:58:00 AM »
I love how Darrel Todd Maurina always includes the exact quote, when he quotes people..He could be nice and word it better, but he knows that some of us notice, and enjoy. Thanks Darrel..
Has anyone read what Bill Anderson has said about this website??

"His first foray into partisan politics hasn’t been completely enjoyable, Anderson said, and he told local Democrats that he doesn’t like the tone of political commentary on some area web sites."

“People can sign up and say whatever they say with no accountability,” Anderson said. “Don’t get badly concerned until they put their name behind it.”

related article.

County Government Opinion / Re: Pulaski County Commissioners Meetings
« on: April 02, 2008, 04:04:13 AM »
You lost me, are you saying he was against it?

I was wondering what everyone thought of the article in the Daily Guide today regarding Thornsberry's comments about putting in a bench in honor of the County/State employee that worked for and with Pulaski County for decades.  It was a real eye opener.  Im glad he is not running again, because he has definetly lost my vote.

County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 01, 2008, 11:01:49 PM »
The thing that struck me as odd was, Ransdall had downplayed the poll as unscientific, yet, when the results came out in his favor he acted like it was gospel.

My opinion is this.. The are using smoke and mirrors to unseat Pro Law enforcement candidates, making it look like they are considering it, thus making this upcoming election not about the tax... Once the election is over it will be to late to organize opposition to their candidates. Just my humble opinion..

They tore up law when she visited, looked like Ransdall is leaning away from it now. Read the article in the Guide.
Sorry Arnold, I am backing Farnham, if we don't hear from you on this within the week..

Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: March 29, 2008, 06:33:44 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #14, Week of March 31 to April 4, 2008

Welcome aboard for one more trip around Pulaski County with the Deputies of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. In the case of this past week it was more like a bad trip on LSD-25. Or maybe the word nightmare would work better. In any event we were busy. On Wednesday the 26th we had one of those wild crazy days. In fact it was such a wild crazy day that I am going to take a several hour block of time on that day and do another column on “a day in the life of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.”

As the clock approached the 7am mark on the 26th we had one midnight car still on the air, waiting for the 8am cars to report for duty. I was on the air and walking into the office. The Chief Deputy was on the air and headed toward the office. The on duty jail staff member told me we had an inmate that needed to be at Mercy St. Johns Medical Center in St. Robert by 7:30am for a blood draw. If we used the midnight car he would work overtime because of the inmate transport. So I take the inmate to Mercy Med to avoid the overtime issue.

As the inmate and I walk out of Mercy Med at about 7:47am I see and hear one of our Deputies running code 3 going east on I-44. Once we are in the patrol car the radio traffic has the midnight car and the Chief Deputy running hot. When I inquire the Chief Deputy tells me we have a 911 call of people shot on Howard Lane. He then tells dispatch to call out the full time Detective and one specific reserve Detective who is assigned a take home car. As I am transporting my inmate back to the jail the midnight car becomes the first car on the scene of the shooting. Within a minute he advises that we have one shooting victim down and he has the weapon secured. The Paramedics are advised and are nearly to the scene.

I drop my inmate off at the jail and head to the shooting incident. Upon my arrival I find that we have the Chief Deputy, the midnight car, and the full time Evidence Deputy who also acts as a member of the Detective unit, Crimes against Children Division, who are all on the scene. We also have three MSHP Troopers on the scene. The medics have already removed the shooting victim and are headed to the Ft. Wood Hospital. We need a Detective with the shooting victim ASAP so a second reserve Detective who has an assigned take home car is called out to cover the hospital. The first reserve Detective who was called out arrives on scene shortly after me.

We face a quick complication. Although the victims were lying alongside the road pavement of Howard Lane the midnight car tells us he took a child to their residence last year after he missed the school bus. Where is the child? We organize and conduct a rescue sweep entry of the home. There is no child or other victim to be found. But we follow two blood trails to the home and the home is a mess. We face a long forensic crime scene investigation. The medics take victim #2 and head toward the Ft. Wood Hospital. We attempt to call out reserve Detective #3 who has an assigned car and find he is not available today.

Meanwhile back at the office. The full time transport officer and the part time transport officer, a male/ female team, are loading several inmates, male and female, who are headed to the Missouri Department of Corrections to serve a prison sentence. The only other road car on duty is sent to a suspicious car reported to be parked behind the Laquey Post office. The car was a stolen vehicle and a possible suspect might be in the Laquey area. The Deputy starts an investigation that will last many hours.

A search warrant application for the home crime scene on Howard Lane starts. The forensic examination of the road and yards continues. Witnesses are located and interviewed. Things are starting to slow down. I return to the office to meet with a Gentleman from Jefferson City reference a grant application at 11am. Lt. Pearson joins me for this meeting on his off duty time. We had arranged for another road car to come on duty and he immediately drew the job of taking two inmates to the local doctor’s office. Meanwhile another reserve officer reported in for duty to take another inmate to the Phelps County Hospital ER. We have nobody left for calls and no more vehicles at the office.

The grant interview is in full swing close to noontime when we get a physical disturbance call at an address on Rt. Y. Lt. Pearson who is off duty heads for that call alone. The St. Robert Police Department sends cars to back him up. Everyone is now busy. I clear the interview about 12:15pm and announce on the radio I am up for a call. The Chief Deputy immediately asks me to head for Laquey. They have a possible location of the stolen car suspect and we need to force an entry into a home. I arrive at Laquey and become the third Deputy on the scene plus one Trooper. After a period of time we are able to force an entry into the home. The suspect is in custody within seconds. Items from the stolen vehicle are also in the house. Turns out he is also a suspect in a rape at a location close to where the car was stolen. Several hours later we transport the suspect and the evidence to the Camden County Sheriff’s Department.

Just before my arrival in Laquey I learn that the Judge signed the search warrant but we had nobody available to deliver the search warrant to the crime scene. One of the third floor court bailiffs stepped up to help and he took the warrant out to Howard Lane for us. The three Detectives on the Howard scene spend several more hours working the crime scene in the house. The midnight car at the Howard scene clears and returns to the Sheriff’s Department where he places the murder weapon and other items into the evidence locker. Then shortly after 1pm he goes home to bed. My plan to eliminate his overtime failed completely.

By the 2pm mark we had one road car available for calls. The Chief Deputy and I took time for a bite to eat and to cross brief each other on all of the developments of the morning. The DOC transport team was back by 4pm. The reserve Deputy who went to the Phelps County ER was back by 8pm. Lt. Pearson went back home after the completion of his call. The Detectives on Howard finished the search warrant around 3pm. The Deputy with the Camden County suspect finished about 5pm. The reserve Detective who was at the Ft. Wood hospital was still on the go and I do not know when he quit for the day.

At this point yes I know the above description of the events of the day was long. But as I have said many times now the 2-3 Deputies who are normally on duty are not sufficient to handle this county. On this date we used up everybody including the Command staff in a matter of minutes. Thank God the reserve force was able to step up to the plate and swing the bat or we would have been in bad shape on the 26th. This County has changed and we need help. Denial of our needs or hiding your head in the sand does not help. On the 26th if something else would have happened we would not have been able to handle that call. I suspect that we did put off calls this date and I just do not know about them yet. The manpower that we have does the best they can with what we have but we cannot work miracles and handle every call every day. Somebody will be left out. I found it somewhat funny last week when I read a critical remark in the Daily Guide comment site that I do not use reserve officers to aid my department. My comment would be that without our reserve Deputies the boat would have already sunk.

In closing for this week I will once again ask that you please drive very careful and keep your actions very legal. We do have room for you in the jail but we do not want your business. The lights are on!

Local News / Re: Press release shooting. JB King
« on: March 27, 2008, 07:27:39 PM »
I thought this site was rumor control?

Local News / Re: Press release shooting. JB King
« on: March 27, 2008, 07:24:11 PM »
Whats the phone number to the Fort's Rumor Control?

Local News / Arrest of Interest JB KING
« on: March 27, 2008, 05:34:15 PM »
News Release
Arrest of Interest
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
March 27, 2008
At approximately 9:00am on 3-26-08 the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department received a phone call from a citizen who reported a suspicious vehicle parked near the Laquey Post Office. The citizen was able to provide the Sheriff’s Dispatcher with enough information to determine that the vehicle had probably been reported stolen in Camden County.
Deputy Melanie May was sent to the Laquey Post Office to check the vehicle. Dep. May was able to determine that it was the correct 2004 Chevrolet van that had been stolen. A message was sent to the reporting authority the Camden County Sheriff’s Department reference the vehicle recovery. A short time later a Camden County Deputy contacted Dep. May and advised her that the vehicle had been stolen a short distance from the location where a suspect in a rape investigation had been able to elude Camden County Deputies after a foot pursuit.
The stolen vehicle was processed and latent fingerprints were located. The Camden County Sheriff’s Department was able to provide the name of a possible suspect in this case. They thought the suspect might have family members living in the Laquey area. Shortly after this the Laclede County Sheriff’s Department contacted Dep. May with information on a house owned by a relative of the suspect. Dep. May received permission from the homeowner to search the vacant home.
At approximately 12:30pm several members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and one Missouri State Trooper entered the home and located the suspect. Items from the stolen van including the vehicle keys were found in the home.
The afternoon of 3-26-08 the suspect and evidence items were transported by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department to Camden County and released to the Camden County Sheriff’s Department for further investigation.

County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: March 26, 2008, 08:40:57 PM »
How can you justify a flat 10 percent per city, all of these city populations vary dramatically.
This is a very important subject to me, and I will speak up when you screw it up Commissioners. That you can count on..

YT, but your talking about a County that has most likely done some planning before the situation got so bad that they started talking about layoffs.  I can foresee Ransdal putting LE on the ballet, but a large chunk will go to pay for the position he wants to do such planning and/or development. 

Bottom line is that the LE sales tax initiative needs to spelled out that it all goes to LE.  I know they have talked about 100% to the SD and another plan for 50% to the SD and 10% to each of the five cities in County.  I believe that should be voted on by the citizens and not left up to Ransdal.  I also believe that if they don't protect a portion of the current budget the SD gets that Ransdal will move it to other departments which would make passing the tax like pissing into the wind.