Drunk Robertsville Man Shoots Himself in Leg

A Robertsville man is recovering from a self inflicted injury after he shot himself in the leg while drunk. Wednesday night Franklin County Deputies responded to the 600 block of Spring Drive in Robertsville. They found 48 year old Perry Melton with a gunshot wound to his leg. Melton stated that he had been drinking and could not remember how the accident happened but did recall taking the handgun out of his pocket and placing it on a table at one point. The gun was found in his back pocket. Melton was transported to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 14 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days 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.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 11 hours ago

Senior Legion...
Washington got back on track with a 5-2 win over Festus at Ronsick Field. Spencer Juergens pitched all seven innings as Post 218 improved to 3-1 overall on the season.