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

5 days 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 12 hours ago

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.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

2 hours 27 sec ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas