Ghost Bridge Search

Train traffic is running normally this morning, after having been held up for some time after an incident that took place Saturday night on the Ghost Bridge near Woodland. Burlington Northern-Santa Fe contacted Cowlitz County 911 at 8:10 Saturday night, reporting that a 20 year-old person and a child may have jumped or fallen off […]

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Wing Recants

Danny Wing, 28, of Vader is now recanting his entire story regarding the October, 2014 death of three year-old Jasper Henderling-Warner, and is appealing his conviction in the case. The Centralia Chronicle reports on the latest appeal from Wing, who was sentenced to 34 years in prison after he and his wife pleaded guilty to […]

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School Board Preview

The Longview School Board plans to resume discussions and will try to take action on narrowing the options for a school bond package at this evening’s regular meeting. The Board has a goal of settling on two out of three packages that are under review. The topic was tabled as last week’s special meeting, with […]

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Street/Flushing Work

The City of Kelso plans to do some paving this week in the Walnut Street-7th Avenue corridor in the south part of town. Work is planned to go from the intersection of Walnut and 10th to the intersection of 7th and Yew. Today through Wednesday, the Walnut Street-South 7th corridor will be closed to all […]

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Car Seat Award

Brandi Ballinger with Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue and Safe Kids Lower Columbia is being honored nationally, chosen over the weekend as the Child Passenger Safety Technician of the Year by the National Child Passenger Safety Board. Ballinger was honored over the weekend at the annual Lifesavers Conference, which took place in Charlotte, North Carolina. […]

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Victim ID’d

County Coroner Tim Davidson says that he got a tremendous response after putting out a public appeal for help in identifying the woman that was hit and killed on the southbound freeway on Wednesday, reporting that the victim is Kaycie Marie O’Reilly, 21, a Kelso resident. Davidson says that O’Reilly died from multiple blunt force […]

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Another I-5 Snafu

There was some congestion on the southbound freeway again this morning, after a multi-vehicle collision that took place near milepost 31, just north of Kalama. The State Patrol reports that two semis and a passenger car collided a few minutes before 3 am. They say that there were no injuries, but two lanes of the […]

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Luyster Trial Delayed

As expected, the new attorney for Brent Ward Luyster, 35, of Longview asked for and was granted a delay in his triple-murder trial, and it’s reported that Luyster was not happy with that decision. The Vancouver Columbian reports on the latest hearing with Luyster, where attorney Chuck Buckley was granted a request to set the […]

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Moratorium Extended

The Longview City Council is extending the moratorium on emergency shelters inside the city limits for another six months, as work continues on an ordinance that would cover the zoning for those types of facilities. A large crowd showed up at last night’s meeting, with many prepared to vent about Love Overwhelming. City Attorney Jim […]

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Longview Police Report

Robberies, burglaries, car theft and forcible rapes went up in the City of Longview in 2016, but Police Chief Jim Duscha says that the overall crime rate continues to trend down. Duscha says that he’s encouraged by the overall numbers, as he presented the annual Longview Police report to the City Council. Robberies were up […]

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