Deputies Investigate Drugs, Guns and Hostage in Catawissa.

Cocaine and an assault rifle led to a scary situation in Catawissa over the weekend. Deputies were called to Central Avenue in Catawissa by a man who claimed another man; he was smoking crack with, tried to kill him and was now holding his wife hostage over drug money. The man who called police was threatened with a gun before he fled into the woods, leaving his wife as a hostage. As he was running, the victim heard gun shots from a weapon. As The Franklin County SWAT Team arrived the wife confirmed her husband’s story and stated she did not flee for fear of being killed. Deputies entered the residence and found an SKS Rifle under the mattress along with four children ages 5 to 16. The suspect was taken into custody for investigation of drug, weapons, endangering the welfare of a child, and assault charges. He is currently on probation and wanted for probation violation.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

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

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The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.