Backstoppers are Putting the Second Annual Hats Off to Backstoppers Weekend

The Franklin County Backstoppers are putting the second annual Hats Off to Backstoppers weekend November 3rd and 4th. Uniformed personnel from the area’s police, fire, and ambulance departments will be stationed at shopping centers and even intersections in the county passing out informational stickers about the Backstoppers in exchange for a cash donation. The Backstoppers organization was started in 1959 and provides needed support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of all local and county police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and EMT’S who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn is the chairman of the Franklin County Backstoppers.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 23 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 19 hours ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

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The Cardinals and Nationals play the finale of their three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium. Michael Wacha goes after his 16th win for St. Louis, while Washington starts 11-and-11 Max Scherzer. First pitch is at 7 p.m., with the game on ESPN.