High Speed Pursuit Through Franklin County

A Lonedell man is in big trouble following a high speed pursuit through Franklin County. A county deputy was driving west on Highway O early Tuesday morning when a vehicle crossed into his lane. The deputy nearly avoided a collision and the chase was on. Other deputies joined the high speed pursuit on Robertsville Road. Spike strips were deployed in an attempt to stop the vehicle near Hwy AK and Hwy O but the driver turned around in a driveway and reversed direction. A deputy pulled in front of the vehicle at which time the driver accelerated striking the patrol car, pushing it approximately 200 feet until stopping. The 24 year old driver was arrested for investigation of driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked, resisting arrest, and property damage among other traffic charges.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 14 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

2 weeks 2 days ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

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

17 hours 23 min ago

The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.