Narcotics Smuggled into County Jail

Within the past week, two individuals have been found bringing contraband into the Franklin County Jail. Deputies suspected a male subject who had been ordered to serve 30 days on a drug charge was going to smuggle narcotics into the jail. When to he arrived, deputies questioned him and he admitted to having narcotics hidden in a body cavity. Officials say he was unable to remove the items and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington where they were surgically removed. Authorities seized a spoon, ΒΌ gram of heroin, a lighter, and a syringe. A second male subject, currently on work release, was confronted by deputies as he returned to the jail. It was determined that he had tobacco hidden in a body cavity that was later removed. Both subjects are facing charges of bringing contraband into a jail facility. Names are being withheld at this time. One is an 18-year-old from Sullivan, the other is a 29-year-old from Catawissa.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days 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

1 day 19 hours ago

Senior Legion...
Washington got back on track with a 5-2 win over Festus at Ronsick Field. Spencer Juergens pitched all seven innings as Post 218 improved to 3-1 overall on the season.