Drug Deal Gone Wrong in Union

A dispute over drugs lead to a car chase and shots fired last night in Union. The confrontation started at the main city park on park street, around 1:00 am, when a witness heard gun shots and called police. The witness told police the vehicles involved were a truck and car headed west on Park Street. A few minutes later a 911 call came in from a person who said they were being shot at on Hwy 50, that they had crashed, and that the suspect was also on scene threatening them. The 911 system identified the location as near Hwy 50 and Hwy UU, just west of the city limits. Union Police officers arrived shortly after and found the vehicle, with four males. The other vehicle had already left the scene. The victims reported they were trying to buy marijuana at the park and the two suspects possibly thought they were trying to steal it. One of the suspects pulled a pistol and shot two times, one shot into the air and the second toward the victim's truck. The second shot possibly struck a tire and flattened it. The suspects rammed the truck on Hwy 50, near Pecan Tree Lane, forcing it into a guardrail. The suspects began confronting the victims again, but fled when patrol cars were seen approaching. One of the victims received minor injuries from a punch to the face on Hwy 50. The two suspects are known to Union Police. They are both young males from the Union area. At this time the suspects have not been located.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 1 day ago

It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.

What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.

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SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 33 min ago

Boys Basketball...
The Union Tournament resumes with two first round games this evening...
Borgia vs. Union at 5:30
Washington vs. St. Clair at 7:00.
We will join the action in progress at 6:00 on KLPW-AM 1220.

Hermann Tournament-First Round...
At the High School...
Warrenton vs. Chamois at 6:00
New Haven vs. Wright City at 7:30