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.

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

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It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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