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

14 hours 37 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

5 days 10 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

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SPORTS CORNER

14 hours 12 min ago

The Cardinals welcomed back outfielders Matt Holliday and Jason Heyward to the lineup Monday. Both missed time in Kansas City over the weekend, with Holliday battling a bruised forearm and Heyward a hip injury. They combined to go 3-for-9 with an RBI against the D'backs.