John E. Huggins is Now in Custody

John E. Huggins is now in custody after robbing a gas station in Washington on September 13, 2012. It was reported that an armed robbery occurred at the FastTrip convenience store at the intersection of Highway 47 and East 5th street in Washington. The clerk reported that 24 year old Huggins displayed a handgun in his waistband several times. Huggins threatened the clerk if he called the police. Huggins spent a total of twenty minutes in the store and took cigarettes and alcohol. Huggins was spotted by police leaving the gas station on foot. He then ran behind the hospital to 3rd street where he fell over a concrete retaining wall and suffered scrapes and bruises. Huggins was able to continue running a short distance. He surrendered after getting behind the American Legion Building. A small revolver was found to be stolen from a friend in Washington. Huggins is facing several felonies including armed robbery and stealing a firearm. He is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

22 hours 10 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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SPORTS CORNER

23 hours 12 min ago

The Washington Seniors played two games Sunday and finished 1-1 for the day. Post 218 thrashed Pacific 29-4 with Mitch Barrow posting five hits. In the second game, Washington lost to Warrenton 4-3 at Warrenton High School. Ben Stephens pitched a complete game with nine strike outs and five walks to post the win. The game was tied at two after the first inning.