Washington Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Kill

Guilty pleas were entered yesterday in a case where a Texas cocaine dealer was lured to St. Louis and then killed. Fifty-four-year old Scott Alan Compton, of Washington, Missouri, pled guilty to conspiring with a Houston man in the alleged drug hit. Prosecutors said that Compton, the Texas man and unnamed co-conspirators made “significant efforts to cover-up the conspiracy and destroy evidence of the crime, but were ultimately unsuccessful.” Compton pleaded guilty last week to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine. Sentencing is set for May and Compton could face up to 40 years.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Owensville Sophomore Cross Country Runner Carter Bracato. Carter finished 13th in Class 3 with the best time of any local runner at state. He attacked the Oak Hill Golf Club Course in Jefferson City finishing with a time of 16:50.67, leading Owensville to a 6th place finish in the team standings. Carter medalled in several events this season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 11 hours ago

"No Justice, No Peace"

Certainly, there was no peace on the streets of Ferguson on the night the grand jury announced it would not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown.

The images of a city burning were disturbing, saddening and sickening. Every business torched leaves in its wake families who have lost their source of income, and a community that will find it that much harder to rebuild.

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SPORTS CORNER

5 hours 4 min ago

No. 17 Missouri is going back to the SEC championship. The Tigers scored 18 unanswered points and forced a late turnover to secure a 21-14 win over Arkansas. Missouri, which has won six games in a row, returns to the SEC title game for the second straight season.