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

5 days 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

19 hours 24 min ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.