Berger Man Facing Assault Charges

A Berger man has been picked up on assault charges after his victim barely escaped with her life. Last week, Franklin County Deputies were contacted by the victim of an assault who stated she had gone to her ex-husband’s house in the 600 block of 5th Street in Berger to pick up a bank card and an argument began. She told police 34 year old Joseph Marinaccio grabbed a metal bar and began chasing her through the house. She ran in to the bathroom and fell in to the bathtub where she was assaulted with the metal bar. According to the victim, Marinaccio was deciding what to do with her when she saw an opportunity to run to a neighbor’s house. She was eventually taken to Herman Area Hospital where she remained for several days recovering from her wounds. Sunday deputies found the suspect at his home in Berger and he was arrested. He was also found to be in possession of what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

18 hours 26 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Garrett Leimkuehler, Sophomore Quarterback for the Hermann Bearcats. Garrett has completed 58% of his passes, 22 of 38 for 441 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also carried the ball 36 times for 371 yards for 13 touchdowns and he is averaging more than 10 yards per carry.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 16 hours ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

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SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 47 min ago

The ECC Volleyball Falcons (6-6) were able to win a tight match against Missouri Baptist JV by scores of 25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 25-17 on Saturday. Another match in the Saturday home competition was against the undefeated NJCAA DI Indian Hills Warriors from Ottumwa, IA. The Falcons played a very tight first set losing 22-25, but couldn’t muster the offensive fire power to stay in the match during the later sets.