Police Search for St. Clair Suspect

A home invasion could have easily turned into a murder on Tuesday and police are still looking for a suspect. Early Tuesday morning Franklin County Deputies responded to a home invasion in the 4000 block of Virginia Mines Road outside St. Clair. The victim told police 39 year old Michael Murphy entered through the rear door and came into her bedroom. She stated that he held a handgun to her head and demanded money, he even pulled the trigger several times but the gun did not fire. Charges for robbery first have been issued against Michael Murphy from St. Clair. Deputies have been searching for Murphy in the St. Clair area and anyone with information about his location is requested to contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 636-583-2560.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 5 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.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 1 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.