Washington Police Officer Injured During Checkpoint

A Washington police officer was injured over the weekend during an attempt to keep the city streets safe. A sobriety checkpoint was held Friday night at the intersection of Highway 47 and 1st Street. 384 vehicles were checked on northbound Highway 47 from 3rd Street to 1st Street. During the 4 hour effort three people were taken into custody, 2 for license violations and one for possession of marijuana, but one eluded authorities and the Washington Police need your help to find the suspect. As police approached a vehicle the driver sped off in an attempt to evade the checkpoint and ran over the foot of Police Officer Eric Saavedra. The suspect was last seen near 8th and Roosevelt Streets in a gold vehicle with damage to the driver’s side. He was a white male with a beard and blond hair. Officer Saavedra did not go to the hospital and is back at work today. Anyone with information on the suspect or the vehicle is advised to contact the Washington Police Department at 636-390-1057

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Middle Hitter Amanda Vollmer with the Washington High School Volleyball Team. Amanda currently has 58 kills on the year and is averaging more than two kills per game. She also sports a 97.46 serve percentage with seven aces. Amanda is also a good defender with 30 blocks and 38 digs on the season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

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SPORTS CORNER

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