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

3 days 7 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 1 day 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.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

2 hours 40 min ago

Class 3, 4 and 5 State Championship Track and Field is scheduled today and tomorrow at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Several local athletes have qualified.

Class 4-Allison Hinson of St. Clair won state in the Shot Put this morning with a distance of 47-feet-3.75-inches.