Missing 2yo Found Safe

The Franklin County Sheriff's Department has called off an endangered person advisory for a missing 2-year-old girl. According to the sheriff’s department, Ellanna Jade Spear has been located at a residence in Lake Takawitha in Jefferson County. The child was dropped off at her grandparents' home in Gray Summit on Friday for a visit and was to be returned by Sunday afternoon, but earlier in the day, the grandparents contacted Ellanah’s mother in Kentucky stating that they were not going to return the child. Ellanah’s grandparents were identified as Scott and Colleen Jones of Villa Ridge. The Sheriff’s department says The child was unharmed and will be returned. The non-custodial grandparents were taken in to custody for investigation of interference with custody.

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.