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

4 days 20 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

2 weeks 3 days ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

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

21 min 47 sec ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today. Washington will need to beat Fike twice to win state.