St. Clair Fire Chief Pleads Guilty to Theft

The former Chief of the St. Clair Fire District has pled guilty to stealing more than 500 thousand dollars. Eric Hinson plead guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Sentencing will be on May 2. Hinson admitted stealing the money from January 2006 through September 2011. Hinson became chief in January of 2011 and was paid about 25,000 thousand dollars annually for the part-time job. He pled guilty to taking cash advances on a district credit card and used it for family vacations in Florida and Hawaii. He also altered records to hide the theft.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 4 hours ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 3 hours ago

Max Pacioretty scored twice on his 26th birthday as the Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Bell Centre. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone goal in the first period for St. Louis, which fell to 0-and-2 on its four-game road trip. Jake Allen allowed all four goals on 30 shots in the setback. The Blues skate in Ottawa tomorrow.