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

6 days 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sullivan Senior Baseball Player Matt Foster. Matt pitched a no hitter against Union in a game at GCS Ballpark in Illinois Friday night. He struck out 13 batters and walked four while throwing 111 pitches. He also had one hit in the game. Matt is also very good with the bat. His .520 average and 14 runs batted in leads the team.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 14 hours ago

Early Thursday morning, I received news that vandals had broken in to St. Francis Borgia Grade School in Washington, causing extensive damage to several classrooms and offices. School was closed for the day as the Washington Police Department went about their business of securing what had changed from a school community to a crime scene overnight.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 4 min ago

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the 38-year-old with the baby face and the unblemished professional boxing record, beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night with a unanimous decision in what was considered the highest-grossing bout in history.