Trooper Walks Away Following Shootout With Dutzow Bank Robber

A Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper is expected to walk away from a shootout last Friday with only bruises thanks to his bulletproof vest. 64 year old Warren Gladders was charged in Warren County on Saturday with first-degree assault against a law enforcement officer, two counts of armed criminal action, first-degree robbery and possession of a stolen sawed-off shotgun. According to police, Gladders robbed the First Bank of Dutzow around 9:20 a.m. and drove away on Highway 94. Authorities said the trooper pulled over Gladders, who got out of his vehicle and started shooting at the trooper, hitting him multiple times in the chest. The trooper returned fire, striking Gladders at least once in his lower body. Deputies said the bullets did not penetrate the trooper’s body because he was wearing a vest.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sophomore Soccer Player Anna Merseal from St. Clair High School. Anna currently leads the team with 15 goals and nine assists. Last game out, Anna scored leading the Bulldogs to a 2-0 win over Fatima. Coach Tim Isgrig says Anna has worked hard to improve her game in the past year. Her teammates respect her and look to her for leadership. Anna is also a very good student. Current GPA is 3.8.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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SPORTS CORNER

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