Deputies Investigate Drugs, Guns and Hostage in Catawissa.

Cocaine and an assault rifle led to a scary situation in Catawissa over the weekend. Deputies were called to Central Avenue in Catawissa by a man who claimed another man; he was smoking crack with, tried to kill him and was now holding his wife hostage over drug money. The man who called police was threatened with a gun before he fled into the woods, leaving his wife as a hostage. As he was running, the victim heard gun shots from a weapon. As The Franklin County SWAT Team arrived the wife confirmed her husband’s story and stated she did not flee for fear of being killed. Deputies entered the residence and found an SKS Rifle under the mattress along with four children ages 5 to 16. The suspect was taken into custody for investigation of drug, weapons, endangering the welfare of a child, and assault charges. He is currently on probation and wanted for probation violation.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 22 hours ago

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.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

23 hours 8 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.