Month: December 2017

First Signs of Ice Forming on the Lake of the Ozarks

Bitterly cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills are forecasted for this weekend and next week. The National Weather Service forecast for Friday (Dec. 29) afternoon through Thursday (Jan. 4) includes low temperatures between 10 F and -5 F; dangerous wind chill values are expected to be as cold as -15 F to -30 F. The coldest temperatures are expected to be Sunday night through Monday night. The coldest periods are expected during the early hours of each of those...

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Story from 2016 tells of slain Colorado deputy’s generosity and compassion

CASTLE ROCK, Colorado: A post that was shared by the Castle Rock Police Association dated March 27th 2016, tells the story of a Castle Rock Officer who on his own initiative went above and beyond the call of duty for a stranger. The officer has been since revealed as Deputy Zackari Parrish III, who died Saturday morning after being shot multiple times. Parrish then served as a Castle Rock police officer before taking a job with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Four other law enforcement officers and two civilians were also wounded in the  ambush attack stemming from an apparent domestic situation in suburban Denver. Here is what was shared: “I saw something last night that I wanted to share. Some of our Officers contacted a guy around 10:00pm. He had gotten into an argument with the person that was driving and when they stopped in Castle Rock for a bite to eat earlier in the day, she left him. He had no money, no cell phone and knows no one in the area. His family lives in northern Colorado. The Officer talked with him about his plans and learned that he had a long history with Law Enforcement and gang involvement. After attempts to get him a voucher for a hotel for the evening were unsuccessful, the Officer excused himself for a moment to make a phone call...

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Aircrew flight equipment team provides essential safety for flyers

From the bottom of the pack to the top of the canopy, line by line, inch by inch, touching every seem, stitch and grommet, Tech. Sgt. Christopher Brawner, painstakingly examines a parachute for anything that might make the life-saving equipment not function properly. Brawner, an aircrew flight equipment journeyman with the Kentucky Air Guard’s 123rd Operations Support Squadron here, knows what is at stake if the parachute doesn’t work — the life of a pilot. That pilot — and all the other aircrew members in the Kentucky Air Guard — depend on Brawner and the aircrew flight equipment team...

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BREAKING: Colorado sheriff reports “multiple deputies down” amid shelter in place order

        UPDATE: One deputy is reported dead, four officers injured and two civilians are being treated at area hospitals. The suspect is reported down. Deputy Zackari Parrish has been identified as the deceased officer. “A good kid, a smiley kid,” who loved his job, his sheriff said.  **Copper Canyon OIS Update**- Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance resulting in shots fired. 5 deputies shot by suspect. 1 deputy confirmed deceased. 2 civilians also shot by suspect. Suspect shot & believed to be dead & no longer a threat. #CopperCanyonOIS — DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017 LITTLETON, Colorado- ...

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Missing puppy found in freezing temperatures after owner was killed in crash

TOPEKA, Kansas- CJ Online says Molly, a white Yorkipoo puppy who went missing amid freezing temperatures after her owner, Harold E. Poertner, was killed in a traffic accident Friday just south of Topeka, was found alive Saturday.   Stephanie Avila, manager of New Leash on Life Lost Pet Tracking and Recovery, placed a video on her Facebook page Saturday showing how she and a grandson of Poertner’s recovered Molly — who apparently had become stuck in a wooded area — near US-75 highway south of Topeka. The Yorkipoo apparently left the scene after being a passenger during the crash of a...

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