Washington House Fire

A house fire was reported just outside Washington over night. Washington and Union fire crews arrived at the home located on Diener road, off of Pottery road, at 2:35 a.m. after the home owner called 9-11. According to Washington Fire Chief Bill Halmich the fire took about 20 minutes to put out but fire crews stayed on the scene for about 3 hours. An investigation revealed the fire started at the rear of the home in a room containing a computer, gaming console and furniture. At this point officials believe it was an electrical fire. The home owner called 9-11 after returning from work and seeing the structure engulfed in smoke. No one was inside the home at the time and no injuries were reported.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 11 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

2 weeks 5 days ago

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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.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 15 hours ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.