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  3. Law enforcement officials said Spring Break crime is down across the board, but crowds surged after March 31. PANAMA CITY BEACH — With Spring Break 2018 in the rearview, law enforcement already is looking ahead to next year in light of an emerging trend of college students shifting their annual vacation to coincide with the lift of Panama City Beach’s alcohol ban, officials said. The Panama City Beach Police Department (PCBPD) and Bay County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) recently released their numbers on arrests and the demand on officers from March 1 to April 16, the period law enforcement considers the Spring Break season. Many of the crime figures held steady from previous years, but both agencies saw fewer violent crimes and considerably fewer firearms on the streets. Both PCBPD Chief Drew Whitman and Sheriff Tommy Ford said their officers saw more families and experienced a calmer atmosphere on the beach during this year’s March alcohol ban. But as the calendar flipped to April and the alcohol ban lifted, a more substantial surge of visitors descended on the Beach than officers expected. Whitman said his officers were hearing explicitly from students — particularly those from a Louisiana college — that they had petitioned to have their Spring Break moved to April to avoid the alcohol ban. “A lot of schools are pushing their breaks back,” Whitman said. “We were prepared for a large first week of April. We knew it was coming. It was just a shock.” Whitman said the students didn’t cause a significant surge in crime or exhaust PCBPD’s available resources. He will be bringing the observation before the Beach Council, though, at a future hearing for their consideration, Whitman said. Mayor Mike Thomas has already said he is leaning toward extending the ban. Spring Break by the numbers Figures are provided by the Panama City Beach Police Department and Bay County Sheriff’s Office for the six weeks of Spring Break 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018: • Firearms confiscated: 93, 20, 46, 26 • Drug arrests: 507, 256, 210, 200 • PCBPD calls for service: 13,301, 8,792, 11,755, 10,859 • BCSO calls for service: 6,138, 4,482, 5,176, 5,268 • Total arrests: 2,423, 1,222, 1,163, 1,200 • Beach alcohol arrests: N/A*, 262, 176, 157 • PCBPD DUI arrests: 19, 32, 43, 16 * Law went into effect in 2016 “We didn’t have rules in effect, and people came down and misbehaved a little,” he said. ”[The former Spring Break] crept back in since a lot of places like Atlanta don’t have Spring Break until around early April or Easter.” Ford said he heard about schools shifting their breaks but did not have first-hand evidence of that. He said he was pleased with this year’s Spring Break, though, and simply described it as “manageable.” “Before, it was dangerous,” Ford said. “But the steps we took to curb those dangerous aspects of Spring Break have been successful.” Guns, violent crimes While Spring Break 2017 was mired by gunplay — with weekly shootings, resulting in two deaths and more than a dozen arrests — only one armed robbery stood out this year. Six Birmingham, Ala., males were arrested April 2 after a woman was held up at gunpoint near a motel in Panama City Beach for her purse. Each was charged with varying degrees of culpability in the armed robbery, and the case is still pending. Overall, the number of guns recovered by law enforcement during Spring Break has fluctuated since a steep drop immediately after the alcohol ban, which was written into law in 2016. In the last year of unfettered alcohol consumption on the beach, officers confiscated 93 firearms. In 2016, that number steeply dropped to 20, and then in 2017 the two agencies combined took 46 guns off the streets. This year, officers saw another drop as PCBPD and BCSO collected a combined 26 firearms, according to agency stats. Ford said the results are indicative of the Beach “reclaiming its reputation.” “The reputation we developed threatened visitation every other month of the year,” he said. “The decisions we’ve made have helped reclaim our reputation.” According to figures released by PCBPD and BCSO, arrests for violent crimes mostly held steady this year compared to Spring Break 2017 despite the lack of gunplay. Whitman said crime is generally random and can spike because of economic influences or weather, which essentially influence the number of people traveling to the Beach. But the trend since adopting alcohol ban has been a decrease and stabilization of major crimes. Many aspects of crime remained the same compared to figures from last year, including drug arrests, which dropped sharply immediately after the implementation of the alcohol ban. Officers arrested a combined total of 507 people from drug-related offenses in 2015 and since have seen that number cut almost in half each year. Total arrests have seen a similar trend between the agencies. In the days before the beach alcohol ban, arrests totaled 2,423 in 2015. This year that number was at 1,200 total arrests, only slightly varied from the previous two years. Alcohol arrests One significant shift from 2017 to 2018 was that arrests over alcohol on the beach sand saw a sharp uptick for PCBPD. Across the county, arrests for alcohol possession and consumption decreased — from 176 in March 2017 to 157 in 2018. However, PCBPD reported taking on the lion’s share this year with 127 arrests compared to BCSO’s 30 arrests. Whitman attributed the sharp distinction in the numbers to the lack of violent crimes freeing up officers to patrol more for minor infractions. “We were able to be more proactive,” Whitman said. “Major crimes take up more time. And when you prevent the big things, the little things go up.” Ford had a similar take on the numbers. He said because there were fewer violent crimes on the beach, his officers spent less time providing aid in the high-volume areas of PCBPD’s jurisdiction. “Ground zero for Spring Break is mostly within the Beach’s city limits,” Ford said. “Now things are starting to normalize, we are still working with them, but we focused more on the county’s jurisdiction.” Both PCBPD and BCSO are already digesting the crime figures and analyzing trend from this year in preparation for next year’s Spring Break. Seeing what he interprets as stabilization, Ford said the message going forward is to “stay the course” in order to not reverse the groundwork laid by the Spring Break laws. “What we’re doing has been effective,” he added. “This could easily go back the other way if we are not vigilant.”
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    Monday, April 23rd, 2018

    The Kramer Show. Heard on 101.1 in Panama City. Click here to listen live. Call the show at (850) 233-9988 Email the show at kramer@newstalk101.com Remember, you can sign in on this forum and post by signing in using your Facebook account! 12n: --- SHOW CHANGE --- *) BTW we're waiting another week for the change. --- GIULIANI --- *) Giuliani to the rescue of Trump. Here. --- DEPORTATION --- *) Californians support deportations? Wait. What? Here. *) 1 in 4 kids have an immigrant parent. Here. --- OLD --- *) you start becoming old at 41. Here. --- IMMIGRATION --- *) Albuquerque passes measures to help illegal immigrants. Here. --- LOCAL SCUM --- *) This guy, complete with face tats - raped a disabled girl. Here. --- PUSSIES --- *) Just another reason baseball sucks. Here. --- KIDS HELMETS --- *) AUDIO So was America better back then? Here. AUDIO. --- INCEST --- *) Guy kills his daughter, urm, wife . . . Here. 1PM: --- NO FUN PANAMA CITY BEACH --- *) So they're contemplatig pushing the no drinking deal thru April. Here. --- COLIN --- *) AUDIO Colin Kaeperdick refuses to stop kneeling, so he's having a hard time finding a job. Here. AUDIO. --- END OF WORLD --- *) Christian numerologist claims the rapture by the end of the month. Here. --- TIME OUT --- *) Kid in High School was put in TIME OUT for wearing a shirt with guns on it. Here. --- DOO DOO --- *) You know those air blowers in bathrooms? Yeah, well, they're spewing out doo doo all over the place. Here. --- DUMBASS --- *) Today's DUMB ASS OF THE DAY award goes to . . . here. --- SHOOTER $$$$ --- *) The Parkland shooter is donating his inheritance to the victims. Here. --- LGBT HISTORY --- *) Illinois will start teaching LGBT history shit in schools. Here.
  5. While it didn't quite reach the $3.12 million price tag, a mint-condition 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps rookie made a run at the record for most expensive baseball card. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, the item recently sold for $2.88 million through Heritage Auctions. The only baseball card to ever fetch more was the legendary Honus Wagner card. Former NFL offensive lineman Evan Mathis turned out to be the seller. Per ESPN, he did so to buy a "dream home" for his wife and three daughters. To acquire the card, he traded away "90 percent" of his previous collection and made payments. In the end, he decided to cash in. "It's a remarkable price," Chris Ivy, the director of sports auctions at Heritage, told Rovell. "It was 10 years ago when we last had a Mantle 9 sell, but this sold for 10 times that." The card Ivy is referring to sold for $282,588 back in 2006, per Mark Inabinett of AL.com. Mathis played 12 seasons in the NFL, suiting up for six teams. He earned two Pro Bowl nods and won Super Bowl 50 as a member of the Denver Broncos. He has not played in the league since the 2016 season.
  6. GAS PRICES ARE GOING UP! Oil is reaching $70 a barrell. HOW MUCH ARE YOU PAYING WHERE YOU LIVE?
  7. THE KRAMER SHOW is moving to MORNINGS - Monday, April 30th! ABOUT TIME, RIGHT? If you were one of the many callers or emailers over the last 4 months, we've been listening. KRAMER IS MOVING! Rick and Bubba and Laura Ingraham will be moving too. THE NEW LINEUP: 6a - 9a: THE KRAMER SHOW 9a - 12n: RICK AND BUBBA 12n - 2p: LAURA INGRAHAM 2p - 5p: SEAN HANNITY 5p - 8p: MARK LEVIN 8p - 10p: ALEX JONES 10p - 12m: MICHAEL SAVAGE 12m - 6am: COAST TO COAST WITH GEORGE NOORY Thank you for listening to Panama City's Information Station, News Talk at 101!
  8. Prom season is here for millions of Americans and the photos that come with it, but a "joke" picture posted Saturday by a former NFL kicker holding a gun between his daughter and her date has sparked outrage by some online. Jay Feely, who played for the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants and Jets, posted a picture showing his left arm around his daughter, who is rolling her eyes at her father. In his right hand is a gun next to her date, who sports a slight grin. "Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom #BadBoys," Feely wrote, referring to a scene from the movie "Bad Boys 2." He later said in a post on Sunday the photo was "intended to be a joke." Twitter Ads info and privacy "The prom picture I posted was obviously intended to be a joke. My Daughter has dated her boyfriend for over a year and they knew I was joking," he wrote. "I take gun safety seriously (the gun was not loaded and had no clip in) and I did not intend to be insensitive to that important issue." But that didn't stop people who reacted to the image, which drew more than 5,800 replies. "Oh yay -- American dads have kicked off the season of 'let’s pretend I’m going to shoot my daughter’s date for impugning her chastity' pics," tweeted Shannon Watts, founder of the gun control group Moms Demand Action. Twitter Ads info and privacy Twitter Ads info and privacy But not all the reactions here negative. Twitter Ads info and privacy "Hey, not a big fan of guns, but there are some times you just have to make a point. In this case, all is just in fun. These two kids have been dating for several years and they are fully trusted," Tom Feely, his father, wrote on Twitter. Twitter Ads info and privacy Feely is a CBS Sports NFL/college football analyst who lives in Arizona, according to his Twitter bio. He played in the NFL from 2001 until 2014.
  9. Residents in the San Francisco Bay Area are living along a fault that is a "ticking time bomb" that could generate an earthquake that could kill hundreds, according to a report released Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey said in a report called the "HayWired Scenario" that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Hayward Fault located under Oakland could kill as many as 800 people and injure up to 18,000. “This fault is what we sort of call a tectonic time bomb,” USGS earthquake geologist emeritus David Schwartz told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s just waiting to go off.” Researches said the Hayward Fault is dangerous because it runs through "one of the most urbanized" areas in the nation, stretching along the East Bay from Richmond and Berkeley up north, through Oakland, and spanning south toward Fremont. A map showing the potential shaking from an earthquake along the Hayward Fault, located along the eastern part of the San Francisco Bay. (USGS) The USGS, citing findings from a simulated tremor with an epicenter in Oakland modeled to take place at 4:18 p.m. on April 18, said the disaster would cause 400 fires that could destroy 50,000 homes. Nearly half a million people would be displaced, authorities said. Researchers said East Bay residents could be without water from anywhere between six weeks to six months, according to the report. Electricity could be out for up to four weeks in some locations. View image on Twitter Twitter Ads info and privacy Jack Moehle, a professor of structural engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, told KTVU the study shows that people need to get ready for the "big one." VOLCANOES, EARTHQUAKES, TSUNAMIS: THE 'RING OF FIRE' EXPLAINED "Preparedness for the inevitable earthquake is really important and that preparedness comes first at home and the workplace,” he said. “But preparedness also occurs in how we build our buildings." Researchers released the study the day before the 112th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake that struck along the San Andreas Fault, located under the western part of Bay Area. That quake killed up to 3,000 people. The skyline of Oakland, Calif., which is located near the Hayward Fault that runs along the eastern part of the San Francisco Bay Area. (REUTERS/Stephen Lam) California is located along the volatile "Ring of Fire" seismic fault system. More than half the world's active volcanoes located above ground are in this ring, according to the USGS. A map showing the "Ring of Fire," where more than half of the world's active volcanoes above sea level encircle the Pacific Ocean (UGSG) The region is the location of most of Earth's subduction zones, where oceanic plates slide under the lighter continental plates. Earthquakes tend to happen when those plates scrape or subside underneath each other, and, when that happens at sea, it can trigger tsunamis.
  10. LAREDO, Texas — A woman was jailed Wednesday for leaving her two children home alone while she was intoxicated at a Texas Applebee's, according to police. Priscilla Marisol Flores, 34, was charged with two counts of child abandonment with intent to return. She was also cited for public intoxication, Laredo police said. At 1 a.m. Wednesday, police officers responded to the Applebee's for a report of a disturbance. Police said that an intoxicated woman was dancing on top of a bar. The woman was identified as Flores. She was incoherent, had bloodshot eyes and could not balance herself, according to police. She allegedly became belligerent toward the officers and cursed at them. Officers said they found out that Flores lived at a nearby apartment complex. There, officers said they discovered two children, both 12 years old, asleep in separate rooms with no adult supervision. Police said they took Flores to headquarters to book her, due to her intoxicated state. She was later taken to the Webb County Jail.
  11. An exotic species of tick that mysteriously appeared in New Jersey last year is now here to stay. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture announced Friday that the East Asian tick, also known as Longhorned tick or the bush tick, which was discovered on a Hunterdon County farm last year, has survived the winter. "Ongoing surveillance continued during the winter and on April 17, 2018, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the Longhorned tick successfully overwintered in New Jersey and has possibly become established in the state," it was stated in a news release. Last summer, a farmer walked into the Hunterdon County health office covered in thousands of the ticks after she was shearing a 12-year-old Icelandic sheep named Hannah. Experts were called in to identify the tick which was not previously known to exist in the United States. The Department of Agriculture says it still does not know how the tick made its way to New Jersey. The sheep has never traveled internationally and has rarely left Hunterdon County, according to Andrea Egizi, a tick specialist at the Monmouth County Tick-borne Disease Lab. The longhorn tick. The larval and nymphal stages are difficult to observe with the naked eye. Larvae can be found from late summer to early winter. (Photo courtesy New Jersey Department of Agriculture) When the incident was first reported, steps were taken to eradicate the insect from the farm by using a chemical wash on the sheep and removing tall grass where the they are known to dwell. The exact location of the farm and the identity of the sheep farmer is being withheld by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Although the ticks are known to carry diseases, such as spotted fever rickettsioses in other parts of the world, tests performed on the ticks and the farm animals were negative for diseases. ADVERTISING Local, state and federal animal health and wildlife officials, as well as Rutgers University - Center for Vector Biology, are working together to eliminate the ticks and stop them from spreading. Wildlife and livestock in the area will continue to be monitored throughout the year. The ticks are known to swarm and infest deer and animals other than sheep, so the department is warning that it has the potential to infect other North American wildlife species. The ticks reproduce asexually by cloning themselves and just one of them is capable of laying thousands of eggs. State and federal Department of Agriculture employees will be working with the public to determine if the tick has spread and to educate the public about protecting their livestock and pets from the pest. The nymphs of the ticks are very small, resemble small spiders and are easy to miss, according to the Department of Agriculture. They are dark brown, about the size of a pea when full grown and can be found in tall grasses. Authorities are asking people to contact the state veterinarian at 609-671-6400 if they see any unusual ticks on their livestock. Unusual ticks detected in wildlife should be reported to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Wildlife Management at 609-984-6295 or the Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics at 908-637-4173, ext. 120. Any questions about tick-borne illness in humans should be directed to local health departments or the New Jersey Department of Health at 609-826-5964. Thousands of ticks swarmed a New Jersey woman
  12. A Minneapolis-area church pastor who also drives a school bus says his rights to free speech and religion were abridged when he got taken off his route for leading students in prayer. And it's not the first time prayer on the bus has gotten him in hot water, either. The Associated Press reported that the driver, George Nathaniel, 54, was fired in Burnsville, Minn., four years ago for the exact same reason. Quality Care Transportation removed Nathaniel from his route last week, the Star-Tribune newspaper reported. He began working for the company in January 2017 and drove children to Nasha Shkola, a charter school in Brooklyn Park focused on Russian language and culture. He started folding prayer into the bus ride this winter. "The students would volunteer to lead the prayer," Nathaniel said, according to The AP. School officials received complaints that Nathaniel was forcing minors to pray, said Muk Musa, owner of Quality Care. While bus drivers are given time for personal prayer, leading children is not viewed as a part of the job, he said. Nathaniel said he never forced students to pray. He also expressed shock that parents had complained because he'd talked about the issue with them. "That's where the Constitution comes in," Nathaniel said, according to the wire service. Nathaniel isn't fired, but hasn't received a new route either, Musa said. Nathaniel is also a pastor for a Minneapolis-area congregation.
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