Washington Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Kill

Guilty pleas were entered yesterday in a case where a Texas cocaine dealer was lured to St. Louis and then killed. Fifty-four-year old Scott Alan Compton, of Washington, Missouri, pled guilty to conspiring with a Houston man in the alleged drug hit. Prosecutors said that Compton, the Texas man and unnamed co-conspirators made “significant efforts to cover-up the conspiracy and destroy evidence of the crime, but were ultimately unsuccessful.” Compton pleaded guilty last week to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine. Sentencing is set for May and Compton could face up to 40 years.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 7 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 4 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 9 min ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas