Suspect in Custody After School Shooting Threat

The man hunt for a Franklin County resident who stole weapons and threatened to quote “shoot up a school” is now in custody. The search began early this morning after the Franklin County Sheriff’s department was contacted by Crawford County authorities when someone from the St. Clair or Sullivan area stole a car and weapons. At around 2:00 this morning, deputies received information that the suspect had just threatened two females with a weapon in the Sullivan area but had left. Deputies began searching for the suspect and located the stolen vehicle abandon in a ditch on Dry Branch Road. During the investigation deputies located a camper trailer with the door partially open, and the suspect was found inside. According to the sheriff’s department the suspect made a threat he was going to shoot up a school but Franklin County authorities want to let all parents and school officials know the man has been arrested and is no longer a threat.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 1 hour 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

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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

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The Union Post 297 Juniors beat Sullivan Post 18 10-3 last night. Logan West was the winning pitcher in relief and Connor Fitzhugh had two hits and three batted in.

Coming up tonight in Senior Legion action, Washington will host Warrenton at Ronsick Field. Game time is 7:00 on KLPW-AM 1220.