Union Man Arrested for Breaking Into Same House Twice

A Union man was arrested Tuesday for committing the same crime that got him locked up last year. The Franklin County Sheriff’s department was contacted when an alarm was heard on Liberty School Road in Union. The deputies knew the source of the alarm was a residence that was robbed last year. A 28 year old union man, Joseph Lauth, was arrested and charged with burglary and stealing. It was determined that Lauth was sentenced to 5 years in prison for the thefts. He served 10 months and was transferred to a halfway house in St. Louis. Deputies also determined that Lauth had walked away from the halfway house in July and there was currently a warrant for his arrest. Investigators began checking gold buying agencies in St. Louis and requested they watch for Lauth attempting to sell jewelry. It was determined that Lauth had sold jewelry items to a company in the St. Louis area within the past few days. The items sold by Lauth were identified as stolen by the owners of the recent burglary on Liberty School Road. On Tuesday Lauth was taken in to custody at a friend’s house in Pacific. Lauth admitted to committing the recent burglary and other thefts. Deputies are currently attempting to recover the remaining stolen property. Some of the stolen jewelry was found near a ditch on Jeffriesburg Road.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.