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

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 7-0 with 36 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 43 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .520 with 16 rbi's and 13 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

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Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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