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 Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

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.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Senior Legion...
Washington got back on track with a 5-2 win over Festus at Ronsick Field. Spencer Juergens pitched all seven innings as Post 218 improved to 3-1 overall on the season.