Lonedell Man Murdered In His Home

There was a murder reported in Lonedell Thursday night. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department received a call from family members of William J. Osborn when they had not heard from him and were concerned for his wellbeing. Police forced their way into the house, located in the 1000 block of Osborn Lane in Lonedell, where they found Osborn on the floor with a fatal gunshot wound. It was also determined that firearms, a motorcycle, and the victim’s truck were missing. Investigators learned that the victim’s 33 year old son had recently sold a firearm in St. Clair that belonged to the victim. Deputies, St. Clair Police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol began looking for the son who was located in Crescent Lake Village in St. Clair. He was arrested by St. Clair Police and later admitted to the homicide. Osborn’s truck was located in the city of St. Clair but the motorcycle and some firearms are still missing. The suspect is a 33 year old white male from St. Clair. His name is being withheld pending issuance of warrants.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 16 hours 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 4 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

17 hours 2 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.