Closures and Delays-1/12/17

Lower Columbia College – Closed. All events & activities canceled (exception: info re: rescheduled basketball games TBA by 11 am Thursday). No staff report. Longview – Closed Kelso – Closed Castle Rock – Closed Toutle Lake – Closed. Kalama – Closed. Woodland – Closed. Toledo (WA) – Closed. Winlock – 2 Hours Late, No AM […]

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Now, It’s Ice

Yesterday’s snow is this morning’s ice on area roadways. The snow has stopped falling in the local area, but almost none of that snow has melted, as overnight lows once again dip below 20 degrees. Main roadways in the Kelso-Longview area have some packed snow on them, or traffic has worn that snow down to […]

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Truck/Train

First responders were scrambling all morning long yesterday, with numerous car and truck crashes reported all around the region, including a collision involving a truck and a train off of Industrial Way in Longview. This collision was reported at about 4:45 yesterday afternoon, at the rail crossing on International Way. Longview Police say that the […]

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Gibson Death

The City of Kalama is now formally announcing the passing of Police Chief Randy Gibson. City Administrator Adam Smee says that Gibson died Tuesday night, quote-“as a result of complications brought on by a high-stress incident and arrest from earlier in the day. Smee says that Gibson went into respiratory distress during the event, but […]

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Fedoruk Ruling

A Kelso man who is accused of killing his brother-in-law on some property off of Ostrander Road back in 2011 has been ruled competent to stand trial. TDN reports on the recent hearing involving Sergey Fedoruk, 43, who beat his brother-in-law to death; the sentence for the 2012 conviction in the death was thrown out, […]

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Sex Charges

Joseph Mace, 55, of St. Helens is under arrest, accused of sexually abusing an underage girl for more than a decade. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Mace yesterday, saying that this was the result of an investigation that lasted several months. They say that the victim, who is now 17 years […]

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Sewage Violations

The business license for a Scappoose-based sewage disposal company is being revoked, as the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality alleges that the company has been illegally dumping sewage. Oregon DEQ claims that A&S Septic of Scappoose broke several laws, illegally dumping sewage in unauthorized locations, installing or altering on-site systems without proper permits, and performing […]

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Wahkiakum County Rejection

Wahkiakum County officials have a message for Clark County officials who are proposing that smaller counties in Washington “consolidate,” and that message is pretty much “Hell, no!” The suggestion is that combining smaller counties with larger counties would help to improve efficiency and cut costs for taxpayers, suggesting that Wahkiakum County could be merged with […]

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C2F&R Awards

Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue is announcing annual department awards: Officer of the Year: Captain/PM Bert Thayer Firefighter of the year: FF/EMT Brad Yoder Trainer of the year: FF/EMT Arrick Crayne EMS responder of the year: FF/PM Eric Dearth Employee of the year: FF/EMT Kirk Meller The following employees were recognized for their years of […]

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Closures and Delays–1/12/17

Lower Columbia College – Closed. All events & activities canceled (exception: info re: rescheduled basketball games TBA by 11 am Thursday). No staff report. Longview – Closed Kelso – Closed Castle Rock – Closed Toutle Lake – Closed. Kalama – Closed. Woodland – Closed. Toledo (WA) – Closed. Winlock – 2 Hours Late, No AM […]

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