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

6 days 11 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 9 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

22 hours 10 min ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas