Drug Deal Gone Wrong in Union

A dispute over drugs lead to a car chase and shots fired last night in Union. The confrontation started at the main city park on park street, around 1:00 am, when a witness heard gun shots and called police. The witness told police the vehicles involved were a truck and car headed west on Park Street. A few minutes later a 911 call came in from a person who said they were being shot at on Hwy 50, that they had crashed, and that the suspect was also on scene threatening them. The 911 system identified the location as near Hwy 50 and Hwy UU, just west of the city limits. Union Police officers arrived shortly after and found the vehicle, with four males. The other vehicle had already left the scene. The victims reported they were trying to buy marijuana at the park and the two suspects possibly thought they were trying to steal it. One of the suspects pulled a pistol and shot two times, one shot into the air and the second toward the victim's truck. The second shot possibly struck a tire and flattened it. The suspects rammed the truck on Hwy 50, near Pecan Tree Lane, forcing it into a guardrail. The suspects began confronting the victims again, but fled when patrol cars were seen approaching. One of the victims received minor injuries from a punch to the face on Hwy 50. The two suspects are known to Union Police. They are both young males from the Union area. At this time the suspects have not been located.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Baseball Player Kyle Ruediger from New Haven High School. At the plate, Kyle has a team leading .486 average with 14 rbi, two triples and six doubles. He has struck out just five times while drawing 11 walks. Kyle has seven stolen bases on the year. He plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

5 hours 50 sec ago

Technology and the ease of social media and communications has transformed all of our lives. Like every other dichotomy of life, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Regardless, we live in a far more impulsive, instantaneous, information overload society than we ever could have envisioned decades ago--even a few years ago.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 1 min ago

Baseball...
Borgia hosts St. Dominic in the KLPW-AM 1220 broadcast game. First pitch is 4:30. Tape delayed broadcast 7:00 on KLPW-AM 1220.
Elsewhere...
Washington hosts Fort Zumwalt South at Ronsick Field
Herculaneum at St. Clair

Golf...
Washington will host the Class 4 District 3 Tournament at Wolf Hollow...