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

1 day 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 15 hours ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

17 hours 37 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.