High-Speed Pursuit Through Franklin County Ends Near Sullivan

Several local law enforcement agencies were involved in a high-speed pursuit through Franklin County. According to Pacific police chief, Matt Mansell, the pursuit started in Pacific around 11pm on the evening of October 9, 2012 when officers were notified of a suspicious vehicle that was found to be stolen. The driver took off after an officer approached his vehicle. The driver headed west on I-44 at speeds topping 100 miles per hour until he was eventually stopped near Sullivan. Sullivan police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies, and the State Highway Patrol assisted in the chase and were able to put an end to the twenty-seven mile chase with the use of spike strips. When the vehicle was no longer able to be driven on rims, the driver bailed out and gave a short foot pursuit before being apprehended by a Pacific police officer.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 4 hours 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

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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.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

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Ben Stephens pitched into the ninth inning leading Warrenton to a 5-0 win over Washington at Ronsick Field. Stephens struck out 10 and walked three before leaving the game. Washington loaded the bases in the ninth, but the game was called when heavy rain and lightning moved in. Warrenton scored single runs in the first, sixth, and seventh and added two insurance runs in the ninth.