Sheriff’s Department Releases Crime Stats

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department has released its annual crime report for 2013. The report compares crimes committed in 2013 to the previous year. While major crimes seem to have remained flat or decreased, crimes such as residential break-ins associated with a drug addiction seem to be on the rise. Either that or the Sheriff’s department is doing a better job of cracking down on those types of crimes. The sheriff’s office recently formed a burglary task force to help combat the increase in residential break-ins where the thieves are mainly looking for cash, jewelry, guns or anything else of value to sell for drugs. Scrap metal theft has dropped slightly since the fall; however, it continues to be a problem. Everything from cemetery earns to vehicles have been stolen for scrap. Several arrests were made last year for metal and wire theft with the cooperation of the local scrap dealers in the area. The Franklin County Detention Center remains near the maximum population for the facility. The average daily population over the last year was 125. The facility was designed to hold 130 inmates. On weekends the inmate population will at times reach 150 inmates.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

8 hours 32 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Owensville Sophomore Cross Country Runner Carter Bracato. Carter finished 13th in Class 3 with the best time of any local runner at state. He attacked the Oak Hill Golf Club Course in Jefferson City finishing with a time of 16:50.67, leading Owensville to a 6th place finish in the team standings.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 4 hours ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

6 hours 31 min ago

The 2014/15 local high school basketball season tips off tonight with the 62nd Annual Thanksgiving Tournament at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Three games are on tap tonight with Cardinal Ritter going up against Rockwood Summit at 5:30. McCluer North plays Carnahan at 7:00, then Washington takes the floor against CBC at 8:30. The Washington/CBC game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220.