Armed Gunman Caught

The man who caused area schools to go on lock down yesterday is now in custody. The incident started when a Franklin County Deputy noticed a car driving in a careless manner on Highway A in Krakow. After a traffic stop was conducted on 24 year old Derrick Howard of Union he took off. The chase led police to Diener Road outside Washington where Howard hit a dead end. He took off on foot wearing camouflage and a high powered SKS rifle with a 30 round clip of ammunition according to the deputy. At this point area schools were contacted and put on lock down. Franklin County Deputies, Washington Police and the Highway Patrol responded to the scene. After a 45 minute search, a resident on Holtgrewe Road called police after spotting the suspect. Following the arrest of Howard police began searching the area for the rifle and found it hidden in a tree near the area where he fled.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 5 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 2 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

9 hours 33 min ago

The Cardinals and Royals renew their I-70 rivalry tonight in Kansas City. It's a battle of first-place teams, with Lance Lynn slated to oppose the Royals' Chris Young in the opener of the three-game set. The teams will rematch with three more games at Busch Stadium in mid-June.