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

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is 6-3 Senior Guard Walton Eckelkamp of the St. Francis Borgia Basketball Team. Walton was the MVP of the Union Tournament last week. He scored 21 points in the championship leading Borgia to a 66-54 win over Columbia Rock Bridge. He hit four three's, dished out four assists and pulled down three rebounds.

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As Mizzou students return to campus from semester break, they will be experiencing some of the changes promised to Concerned Students 1950.

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