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

1 day 15 hours ago

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.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 13 hours ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 37 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.