Man Beaten With Bat and Fireplace Poker

A Pacific man was hospitalized by several suspects who duct taped and beat him with a baseball bat and fireplace poker. According to police the man possibly owed money for drugs or stole money from the suspects. The victim and his girlfriend were lured to a house on Grand Army Lane in Labadie by 42 year old Carla Manning of Pacific. The couple was told that 55 year old Larry Ortmann wasn’t going to be home and that it was safe to come over. When the couple arrived at the house they were ambushed and assaulted by several suspects including Ortmann and Manning. The girlfriend managed to escape and fled to a neighbor’s house where she called the Franklin County Sheriff’s office. Upon arrival, the sheriff’s office, assisted by the narcotics unit found drug paraphernalia and a meth lab outside. The 25 year old victim was taken to Mercy Washington with several broken bones in his hand. The two suspects that remained in the house, Ortmann and Manning, were charged with felonious restraint and assault and bonded out of jail over the weekend.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is 6-0 Senior Forward Megan Jensen with the St. Francis Borgia Girls Basketball Team. Megan scored 24 points leading Borgia to a 52-47 win over Cardinal Ritter in the championship game of the Borgia/Competitive Edge Tournament Saturday afternoon. In three tournament games last week. Megan scored 63 points and earned MVP honors.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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As Mizzou students return to campus from semester break, they will be experiencing some of the changes promised to Concerned Students 1950.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

22 hours 15 min ago

Boys Basketball...
De Soto 53 St. Clair 51

Girls Basketball...
St. Clair 55 Union 46
Owensville 69 Pacific 51. Owensville moves to 17-5 overall and 4-0 in the Four Rivers Conference.
Sullivan 39 New Haven 37 Sullivan trailed for almost the entire game, but took the lead in the final minute and held on for a 39-37 win. Lauren Gerlemann scored 15 points for the Shamrocks.