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

1 day 10 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 7 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.