Drug Runner Shot By Police

A car chase with a wanted drug trafficker ended peacefully but not before shots were fired. On May 10, at approximately 12:32 PM, Sheriff Gary Toelke says the Missouri State Highway Patrol observed a vehicle out of Illinois that was wanted for drug trafficking. The sighting was on I-44 near Stanton. It was reported that a check revealed that the driver had several warrants for his arrest. They Highway Patrol was unable to stop or catch up to the vehicle and requested assistance from Franklin County Deputies. At one point, the Highway Patrol got in pursuit of the vehicle but they were delayed in continuing. A Franklin County Deputy took over the pursuit which went East on I-44 toward Pacific. As the vehicle approached the Pacific Exit a Pacific Officer deployed spikes. At the same time a Franklin County Deputy attempted to block the vehicle. The driver then pointed a handgun at the deputy and drove around the spikes. The pursuit continued East on I-44 where it was joined by St. Louis County Police, the Highway Patrol, and Eureka Police. The driver drove through several subdivisions and yards to elude law enforcement. The driver also stopped several times but did not exit the vehicle. After stopping, he would accelerate; however, the speed of the pursuit reduced in the area of the subdivisions. The vehicle was eventually stopped in a subdivision where several shots were fired by law enforcement. He was removed from the scene by ambulance.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Quarterback Blake Hulsey. Last year as a junior, Blake completed 244 passes on 340 attempts for 3,316 yards, 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions. That's a completion percentage of 71.76 percent and rating of 130.242. He also carried the ball 148 times for 664 yards and 18 touchdowns. Blake also averaged more than 40 yards per punt.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.

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SPORTS CORNER

12 hours 32 min ago

The Union/Festus Soccer game this evening has been postponed and is rescheduled for Monday, October 13th.