Thomson Trial

After years of delays, the California trial of the man suspected of killing Lori Hamm of Longview back in 2006 is set. Today’s Daily News reports that John Wayne Thomson, 53, is scheduled to go on trial September 3rd in San Bernardino County, with jury selection in the case is expected to begin on August […]

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Fire Danger

There’s a Fire Weather Watch out for the Gifford Pinchot, Mt. Hood and Willamette National Forests, warning of the possibility of wildfires as dry lightning storms are possible today. The alert went up at midnight last night, and will be in effect through tomorrow night. Cowlitz County Emergency Management says that the storms are expected […]

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Baltimore Robbery

An “attempt to locate” has been issued for a 2002 Chevy Malibu, reported as stolen in a robbery that supposedly took place last night at an apartment in the 1300 block of Baltimore. The man living in the apartment called 911 at about 8:20 pm; he says that he answered the door, and then a […]

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Bob’s Burglary

The suspect in yesterday morning’s break-in at Bob’s Sporting Goods is now identified as Norman Michael Schmidt III, 22, of Kelso, and Longview Police claim that he was trying to steal guns from the business. Officers responded to the store at 11th and Hudson at about 5:20 am, after an alarm activation at the bait […]

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LCC Budget

The 2013-2014 operating budget for Lower Columbia College is now in place, and students will be pleased to know that there is NO tuition increase planned in the coming year. College officials say that the $23.46 million budget reflects a modest 5.6 percent increase in funding over the previous year; LCC will be getting just […]

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Bridge Meeting

Some of those in attendance likened the three-hour meeting to “herding cats,” but the Longview City Council, the Longview Historic Preservation Commission and the Longview Parks and Recreation Advisory Board finally came to a consensus on a “preferred alternative” for the replacement of the Washington Way Bridge. They’re looking at a pre-cast concrete bridge with […]

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WSH Closure

The Washington Department of Transportation is planning a complete closure of West Side Highway in Kelso over the weekend, starting Friday night and continuing until Monday morning. Wash-DOT now says that they plan to completely close 1st Avenue between Catlin Street and Washington Street, starting at 8 pm Friday night. They plan to replace crumbling […]

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I-205 Closure

Work on the new interchange at Northeast 139th in Vancouver will cause an overnight closure of I-105 southbound, starting tonight and going until 5 am tomorrow morning. Five new concrete girders will be installed overnight. Detours will be posted; traffic heading to Legacy Salmon Creek will need to get off the freeway at the Northeast […]

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Microsoft Competition

Three Kalama High School students are in our nation’s Capitol, taking part in an international information technology competition. Earlier this month, it was announced that junior Morgan VanRiper, junior James Willman and sophomore Brady Harmon had each taken first place in the national Microsoft IT Academy competition, and would compete in the international competition. VanRiper […]

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KLOG Wednesday Sports

The Red Sox beat the Mariners 8-2 last night as rookie Brandon Workman collected his first Major League victory. The M’s and Sox play again today, KLOG 3:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears beat the Bend Elks 6-2 last night as Cody Rogina got the win. Kyle Knigge, Ryan Littlefield and Derrick Salberg each had two […]

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