Suspect in Custody for Day Time Burglaries in Washington

A suspect has been charged with at least one of the recent daytime burglaries that have occurred recently in Washington. Raymond Bell, a 30 year old man from Washington was arrested last Thursday when he was a passenger in a vehicle in which drug paraphernalia was found. He was considered a person of interest in the recent daytime burglaries. The next day Detective Kevin Blackburn went to the house of a relative of Bell’s. The relative turned over a wicker basket full of jewelry that Bell had brought to the home. That jewelry was identified as stolen from a home in the 500 block of Hickory Street. Other items have been recovered and are being investigated to determine if they are stolen from other burglaries as well. All the property that was recovered from the initial burglary has been returned to the owners. More follow-up is being conducted and additional charges may be forthcoming. Raymond Bell was charged with 1 ct. Burglary 2nd degree and 1 ct. Stealing over $500. Bond was set at $50,000 cash only.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 5 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 1 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.