Matthew J. Florence Charged with Hall's Pharmacy Robbery

Matthew J. Florence, a white male, age 24, from Washington, has been charged with pharmacy robbery 1st degree, theft, and stealing a controlled substance. The charges are in relation to the robbery of Hall’s Pharmacy in Krakow last week. Florence was taken into custody on August 30th for investigation of the robbery after an anonymous tip led investigators to his apartment located in the 1000 block of East 5TH Street in Washington. After being taken into custody, Florence later confessed to the robbery. Approximately half of the narcotics taken in the robbery have been recovered. Following the robbery, Florence stated that he went into a residence on Country Club Lane which is located near the pharmacy. Florence said that he did not have a weapon. He is currently incarcerated in the Franklin County Jail with a bond set at $150,000 cash only. The sheriff’s office would like to thank all of the law enforcement agencies who assisted and the citizen who provided important information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.