4th of July Drunk Driving Crack Down

Franklin County Deputies will be cracking down on drunk driving over the 4th of July weekend. Impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. Last year, 244 people were killed and 885 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. That’s why the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving July 3-7th. Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of driver license, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, loss of time at work, and the potential loss of a job.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 14 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 2 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.