St. Clair Man Arrested with Narcotics and Firearms

A St. Clair man was arrested by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department for possession of an unlawful firearm and narcotics. Last weekend, a Franklin County Deputy was patrolling the area of Anaconda Cemetery in relation to past vandalism and complaints that individuals were manufacturing methamphetamine in the area. The deputy noticed a vehicle approach, driven by 44 year old Lionel Gillette from St Clair, and conducted a traffic stop.
The deputy contacted Washington Police and requested their K-9 for a narcotics search. Narcotics were found on Gillette and in the vehicle. When asked about weapons, Gillette stated that he had a handgun in his coat pocket. A Taser was also located on his person. Gillette is a convicted felon and therefore unable to lawfully posses a firearm.
A fake 22 Cal. handgun was also located in the vehicle with a large amount of cash and materials commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Lionel Gillette was taken in to custody and later charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. Charges for narcotics violations are also being sought.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 2 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.