Suspect in Custody After School Shooting Threat

The man hunt for a Franklin County resident who stole weapons and threatened to quote “shoot up a school” is now in custody. The search began early this morning after the Franklin County Sheriff’s department was contacted by Crawford County authorities when someone from the St. Clair or Sullivan area stole a car and weapons. At around 2:00 this morning, deputies received information that the suspect had just threatened two females with a weapon in the Sullivan area but had left. Deputies began searching for the suspect and located the stolen vehicle abandon in a ditch on Dry Branch Road. During the investigation deputies located a camper trailer with the door partially open, and the suspect was found inside. According to the sheriff’s department the suspect made a threat he was going to shoot up a school but Franklin County authorities want to let all parents and school officials know the man has been arrested and is no longer a threat.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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