Washington Police Officer Injured During Checkpoint

A Washington police officer was injured over the weekend during an attempt to keep the city streets safe. A sobriety checkpoint was held Friday night at the intersection of Highway 47 and 1st Street. 384 vehicles were checked on northbound Highway 47 from 3rd Street to 1st Street. During the 4 hour effort three people were taken into custody, 2 for license violations and one for possession of marijuana, but one eluded authorities and the Washington Police need your help to find the suspect. As police approached a vehicle the driver sped off in an attempt to evade the checkpoint and ran over the foot of Police Officer Eric Saavedra. The suspect was last seen near 8th and Roosevelt Streets in a gold vehicle with damage to the driver’s side. He was a white male with a beard and blond hair. Officer Saavedra did not go to the hospital and is back at work today. Anyone with information on the suspect or the vehicle is advised to contact the Washington Police Department at 636-390-1057

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior Running Back Jared Rennick. He carried the ball 19 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 34-12 win over St. Clair. Jared also wrestles and he is a good student with a 3.0 GPA. His favorite football team other than the Blue Jays is the Missouri Tigers.
Favorite Subject: History

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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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