Franklin County Stand-Off

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department diffused a tense situation on Wednesday night. Family members contacted the sheriff’s department when a 40 year old villa Ridge man said he was suicidal. When deputies arrived the man was holding a knife and threatening the deputies if they came any closer. The man went back inside his trailer after a taser, which had no effect, was fired. The man yelled that he was going to blow his house up and smoke was then seen coming from inside the trailer. Bean bag rounds were fired through windows and Boles Fire Fighters were able to spray water inside the residence through the windows to distinguishing the fire.
The Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team was called in to assist. The man eventually came back outside on the porch and SWAT Team members were able to approach and Tase him. The man fell to the ground and was taken in to custody. He was checked out by Meramec Ambulance personnel and transported to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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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SPORTS CORNER

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2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.