Woman Expected to Survive After Attack with Ax

A Villa Ridge woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries over the weekend after a man attacked her with an ax. Early Sunday morning Franklin County Sheriffs Deputies responded to an apartment building in the 900 block of Osage Village Court in Villa Ridge because residents reported hearing a female screaming. The female was identified as 37 year old Cheryl Gettys from Villa Ridge. Police arrived on the scene to find a couch on fire in the apartment. Deputies began attempting to extinguish the fire while looking for Gettys and suspect. Deputies were able to slow the fire with a fire extinguisher, however, it rekindled while deputies were attempting to locate the victim, suspect, and evacuate the building. Gettys was located in a neighboring residence where she had gone for help. She had numerous lacerations to her face, arms and torso sustained from a battle ax. She advised that the male suspect, who was an associate of a friend of hers, had gone home with her from a bar. She stated that he became violent and began striking her with an ax. She began screaming breaking away and escaping out of a back window. Although her wounds were numerous, she is expected to survive. The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital in Washington. The suspect was taken in to custody for investigation of Assault and Arson. He is a 33 year old man from Cottage Hills, Illinois.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is St. Francis Borgia Baseball Player Justin Horace. Justin is one of the team leaders at the plate with a .371 average, two home runs and 17 rbi. He bats third in the lineup and is a solid defender at second base. Justin had a double in Monday's 3-0 loss to Lutheran-St. Charles. Justin has been a good hitter since he started playing as a youngster.

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I am a woman. I would be more than happy to have more money in my paycheck. Too bad the Paycheck Fairness Act won't do that for me. Who wants "equality" if it comes because everyone makes less money?

Nonetheless, the Paycheck Fairness Act is the latest weapon in the War On Women, part II--2014 election style.

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Washington hosted the Nix Relays Tuesday afternoon and evening. Timberland took first in the boys division with 103 points. Rolla was second with 80 and Maplewood third with 74. Sullivan was fourth and Warrenton fifth, followed by Union, Pacific, Owensville, St. Dominic, Borgia, Washington and North Callaway