St. Clair Fire Chief Pleads Guilty to Theft

The former Chief of the St. Clair Fire District has pled guilty to stealing more than 500 thousand dollars. Eric Hinson plead guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Sentencing will be on May 2. Hinson admitted stealing the money from January 2006 through September 2011. Hinson became chief in January of 2011 and was paid about 25,000 thousand dollars annually for the part-time job. He pled guilty to taking cash advances on a district credit card and used it for family vacations in Florida and Hawaii. He also altered records to hide the theft.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 17 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 13 hours ago

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.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 17 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.