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

2 days 19 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.