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 2 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.

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SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 1 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.