A Suspect is in Custody for a Recent Crime Spree in Union

Michael Douglas Tauchert, a 19 year old man, was arrested by Union police after using a stolen credit card at the Wal-Mart in Union. On September 25, 2012, Jennifer Scott reported her purse being stolen from her vehicle. Wal-Mart was contacted and video of the suspect using the card was obtained. Union police then proceeded to locate a direction of travel from Wal-Mart. An officer located Tauchert’s vehicle about two blocks away. Tauchert was contacted and admitted to stealing the purse and using the stolen card in Wal-Mart. There were also items purchased with several other stolen purses and wallets. The items purchased were recovered. Michael Douglas was charged with burglary of the first degree and being held on a $5,000 bond. A second suspect, Brendon Sue Harris, is being charged with receiving stolen property and is being held on a $5,000 bond.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 3 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

23 hours 50 min ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 1 hour ago

Baseball...
Four Rivers Classic Tournament
Pool A
Wright City 9 Owensville 8
Pool B
St. Clair/St. James-Rained out
Pool C
New Haven/Montgomery County-Rained out. New Haven will play in the Owensville bracket Saturday morning beginning at 9:30.
Pool D
Rolla 21 Hermann 1