Narcotics Smuggled into County Jail

Within the past week, two individuals have been found bringing contraband into the Franklin County Jail. Deputies suspected a male subject who had been ordered to serve 30 days on a drug charge was going to smuggle narcotics into the jail. When to he arrived, deputies questioned him and he admitted to having narcotics hidden in a body cavity. Officials say he was unable to remove the items and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington where they were surgically removed. Authorities seized a spoon, ΒΌ gram of heroin, a lighter, and a syringe. A second male subject, currently on work release, was confronted by deputies as he returned to the jail. It was determined that he had tobacco hidden in a body cavity that was later removed. Both subjects are facing charges of bringing contraband into a jail facility. Names are being withheld at this time. One is an 18-year-old from Sullivan, the other is a 29-year-old from Catawissa.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 7 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 2 days 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

9 hours 41 min ago

Ben Stephens pitched into the ninth inning leading Warrenton to a 5-0 win over Washington at Ronsick Field. Stephens struck out 10 and walked three before leaving the game. Washington loaded the bases in the ninth, but the game was called when heavy rain and lightning moved in. Warrenton scored single runs in the first, sixth, and seventh and added two insurance runs in the ninth.