Search Continues for Drunk Driving Suspect

The search continues for Joshua McFerrin who ran from Mercy Hospital on Saturday night, as police were closing in to arrest him for a fatal drunk driving accident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrived at Mercy Hospital in Washington to arrest McFerrin after two passengers in his car were killed in a suspected drunk driving accident. McFerrin was driving west bound on Highway 100 in Villa Ridge when he made a turn onto Highway M and collided with a vehicle driven by Jo Knipe of Robertsville. Two passengers in McFerrin's car, Mitchell Mantels of Villa Ridge, and Tarlton Stephens of St. Clair, were killed in crash. Another passenger, Shanna Wilken of St. Clair, was seriously injured. McFarrin was last seen fleeing toward the Missouri River in Washington. Sheriff Gary Toelke said police are still searching for McFerrin and tips from people calling in to the sheriff’s department are helping to narrow the search. If you have any information of McFarrin’s whereabouts call the sheriff’s department at 636-583-2560

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 12 hours 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

14 hours 17 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.