Armed Gunman Caught

The man who caused area schools to go on lock down yesterday is now in custody. The incident started when a Franklin County Deputy noticed a car driving in a careless manner on Highway A in Krakow. After a traffic stop was conducted on 24 year old Derrick Howard of Union he took off. The chase led police to Diener Road outside Washington where Howard hit a dead end. He took off on foot wearing camouflage and a high powered SKS rifle with a 30 round clip of ammunition according to the deputy. At this point area schools were contacted and put on lock down. Franklin County Deputies, Washington Police and the Highway Patrol responded to the scene. After a 45 minute search, a resident on Holtgrewe Road called police after spotting the suspect. Following the arrest of Howard police began searching the area for the rifle and found it hidden in a tree near the area where he fled.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 17 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior Running Back Jared Rennick. He carried the ball 19 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 34-12 win over St. Clair. Jared also wrestles and he is a good student with a 3.0 GPA. His favorite football team other than the Blue Jays is the Missouri Tigers.
Favorite Subject: History

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Kelby Tomlinson connected with the walk-off RBI-single to lift the Giants over the Cardinals, 5-4, at AT&T Park. Marlon Byrd gave San Francisco an early lead with his eighth career grand slam in the third inning. Javier Lopez picked up the win in relief as the Giants won their third straight game. Stephen Piscotty had a two-run double for St. Louis and Yadier Molina chipped in an RBI-single in defeat.