Car Thief Shot by Police

A car thief is in custody today after being shot by a Franklin County Deputy. For the past two weeks Pacific Police and Franklin County deputies made several attempts to conduct traffic stops on 31 year old Timothy Kalter as he traveled through Franklin County. According to reports, Franklin County Deputies spotted Kalter at a Phillips 66 gas station around 3 p.m. in Villa Ridge. Authorities believe Kalter has been involved in several crimes since his release from prison on November 15. Kalter and police were involved in several pursuits that exceeded 100 MPH but authorities made the decision to discontinue the chases because of safety concerns. Thursday officers made another attempt to take Kalter into custody, but he fled police. Later in the day, Kalter was spotted at the Burger King near Highway AT and Highway 100 where a Franklin County officer tried to apprehend the suspect. Kalter instead jumped in his car, and fired up the engine. When the officer attempted to reach in the car to turn the engine off, Kalter pressed down on the accelerator, dragging the officer along. The officer then drew his weapon and began to fire. The officer shot Kalter in the arm and torso. According to reports, the officer was taken to Mercy in Washington with minor injuries and later released. Even though he was wounded, Kalter fled on Interstate 44 toward St. Louis County, temporarily losing police. The pursuit ended on westbound I-44 near Pacific when a St. Louis county police officer was able to stop the vehicle. Kalter then surrendered and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington and then to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. Police say his condition is currently unknown.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

22 hours 49 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Varsity Soccer Goalie Camron Shipley. Camron made countless saves in Washington's 1-0 win over Borgia Saturday night at Jim Scanlan Stadium at Washington High School. The game was scoreless through regulation and two overtimes and Shipley only gave up one goal in the shootout. Camron has made 96 saves through 19-games this season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 5 min ago

As the Falcons finish up the regular season the team is looking to make their mark in the record books by erasing a tough start to climb above the .500 mark for the first time all year. The Falcons knocked off Missouri Baptist JV 2-1 to elevate their season record to 8-7-1. A tale of two seasons has East Central College winning seven of their last eight matches. Jake Erwin and AJ Bannister were able to score for the Falcons in the victory.