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 Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Cardinals welcomed back outfielders Matt Holliday and Jason Heyward to the lineup Monday. Both missed time in Kansas City over the weekend, with Holliday battling a bruised forearm and Heyward a hip injury. They combined to go 3-for-9 with an RBI against the D'backs.