A Suspect is in Custody for a Recent Crime Spree in Union

Michael Douglas Tauchert, a 19 year old man, was arrested by Union police after using a stolen credit card at the Wal-Mart in Union. On September 25, 2012, Jennifer Scott reported her purse being stolen from her vehicle. Wal-Mart was contacted and video of the suspect using the card was obtained. Union police then proceeded to locate a direction of travel from Wal-Mart. An officer located Tauchert’s vehicle about two blocks away. Tauchert was contacted and admitted to stealing the purse and using the stolen card in Wal-Mart. There were also items purchased with several other stolen purses and wallets. The items purchased were recovered. Michael Douglas was charged with burglary of the first degree and being held on a $5,000 bond. A second suspect, Brendon Sue Harris, is being charged with receiving stolen property and is being held on a $5,000 bond.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 2 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Quarterback Blake Hulsey. Last year as a junior, Blake completed 244 passes on 340 attempts for 3,316 yards, 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions. That's a completion percentage of 71.76 percent and rating of 130.242. He also carried the ball 148 times for 664 yards and 18 touchdowns. Blake also averaged more than 40 yards per punt.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 1 day ago

I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 2 sec ago

The Union/Festus Soccer game this evening has been postponed and is rescheduled for Monday, October 13th.