Weekend of September 28, 2012 was Unusually Deadly on Franklin County Roadways

The weekend of September 28, 2012 was unusually deadly on Franklin County roadways. Missouri Highway Patrol troopers are saying that a crash that happened on the early morning of September 29, 2012 on Highway 100 near route MM took the life of 22-year-old Richard Zufall of Gray Summit. Zufell was headed westbound on Highway 100 when his pick-up left the road, struck a tree, and overturned. Troopers say that victim’s seatbelt broke open in the crash, throwing Zufall from the wreckage.
On the evening of September 28th, 32-year-old Amy Erbes of St. Clair died when the all terrain vehicle she was a passenger in, traveled off Elmwood Church Road and slammed into a tree. Erbes was transported to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur where she died during the afternoon of September 30th. Troopers say that she was not using a safety device at the time of the accident.
Another accident occurred just after midnight on the morning of Sunday September 30th, 29-year-old Banjamin Cochran of Pacific was killed when his vehicle left westbound Bend Road at Breen Rivers Trail and collided with a tree. Cochran was pronounced dead at the scene. He did not have his seatbelt on at the time.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

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SPORTS CORNER

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2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.