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

5 days 20 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 15 hours ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 15 hours ago

Max Pacioretty scored twice on his 26th birthday as the Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Bell Centre. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone goal in the first period for St. Louis, which fell to 0-and-2 on its four-game road trip. Jake Allen allowed all four goals on 30 shots in the setback. The Blues skate in Ottawa tomorrow.