Law Enforcement Breaks up Franklin County Theft Ring

According to the Franklin County Sheriffs Department, Over the past few months, the city of Pacific, Gray Summit and the city of Eureka have been experiencing thefts from vehicles and out buildings. Weapons, money and various other items have been stolen. Within the past few days, a Franklin County Deputy and Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper received information from independent sources indicating possible suspects. This information was shared with the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit who was requested to assist. Last night, investigators contacted Pacific Police about the information. Pacific Officers, deputies, and the narcotics unit began making contact with individuals reportedly involved in the thefts. The investigation continued throughout the evening and continues today. So far, 8 individuals are in custody for various charges ranging from active warrants to investigative arrests for stealing, unlawful possession of firearms, and possession of stolen property. Some of the subjects were on probation. So far, 5 weapons have been recovered that had been stolen; two 22 Cal rifles, one 22 Cal handgun, one 38 Cal handgun, and one 40 Cal handgun. Arrested on warrants were50 year old Thomas Kerr from Pacific, 20 year old Dominick Krumley from Robertsville, 18 year old Chris Thebeau from Pacific and 20 year old Allen Peters from Pacific. Others were arrested but had no previous warrants so there names have not been released

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Varsity Soccer Goalie Camron Shipley. Camron made countless saves in Washington's 1-0 win over Borgia Saturday night at Jim Scanlan Stadium at Washington High School. The game was scoreless through regulation and two overtimes and Shipley only gave up one goal in the shootout. Camron has made 96 saves through 19-games this season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

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As the Falcons finish up the regular season the team is looking to make their mark in the record books by erasing a tough start to climb above the .500 mark for the first time all year. The Falcons knocked off Missouri Baptist JV 2-1 to elevate their season record to 8-7-1. A tale of two seasons has East Central College winning seven of their last eight matches. Jake Erwin and AJ Bannister were able to score for the Falcons in the victory.