Berger Man Facing Assault Charges

A Berger man has been picked up on assault charges after his victim barely escaped with her life. Last week, Franklin County Deputies were contacted by the victim of an assault who stated she had gone to her ex-husband’s house in the 600 block of 5th Street in Berger to pick up a bank card and an argument began. She told police 34 year old Joseph Marinaccio grabbed a metal bar and began chasing her through the house. She ran in to the bathroom and fell in to the bathtub where she was assaulted with the metal bar. According to the victim, Marinaccio was deciding what to do with her when she saw an opportunity to run to a neighbor’s house. She was eventually taken to Herman Area Hospital where she remained for several days recovering from her wounds. Sunday deputies found the suspect at his home in Berger and he was arrested. He was also found to be in possession of what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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

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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

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Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.