Highlands Shooting

Longview Police continue to investigate a shooting that was reported early yesterday morning. Around 12:25 am, a call came in from the Store-n-Deli on Oregon Way, with the 911 caller reporting that there was a wounded person on the ground. When Officers arrived, they did find a wounded person, conscious and breathing. The victim told […]

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W. Kelso Fire

An electric blanket is listed as the probable cause of a fire that damaged a home in West Kelso, also sending its occupant to St. John Medical Center with smoke inhalation. Around 8:15 am, crews from Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue were called to 305 Northwest 5th, when smoke and flames were seen coming from […]

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West Kelso Outage

Thanksgiving dinner may have been delayed for some folks in West Kelso and on the lower end of Columbia Heights, as a transformer exploded yesterday morning in the 500 block of Fishers Lane. The Cowlitz PUD also says that a power line was burned in the explosion, which took place at about 10 yesterday morning. […]

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Dirt Bike Crash

The Sheriff’s Office and aid personnel responded to a serious motorcycle crash that happened yesterday afternoon in the 4600 block of Columbia Heights Road. A few minutes before 3 pm, it was reported that a 60 year-old man had crashed on a dirt bike, and had suffered a significant head injury. Deputies and aid personnel […]

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Road Alert

If you’re still planning a road trip over this holiday weekend, weather forecasters say that you’ll probably want to do that traveling earlier in the weekend, rather than later. The Weather Service says that a strong storm system is expected for the end of the holiday weekend, with heavy snow expected late Sunday in the […]

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Red Lion Sale

Spokane-based Red Lion Hotels is announcing that several of its properties in the Northwest are going on the sales block, including the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center on I-5 in Kelso. The chain announced this morning that they’re contracting with a specialist to sell off their hotels in Kelso, Yakima and Wenatchee, along with […]

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Stuff the Bus

While you’re out looking for Christmas bargains tomorrow, why not get a little something extra, then run by the J. C. Penney parking lot and drop off a donation for the 6th annual Stuff the Bus event, being put on by the Kelso School District Classified Employees. They will be accepting donations of new toys […]

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Clam Dig

To heck with Black Friday, Washington Fish and Wildlife says that you need to head to the beaches for what they’re saying should be an “exceptional” opportunity to dig razor clams. Coastal shellfish manager Dan Ayres says that there have been some great digs so far this season, but he says that the dig that […]

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Weekend Events-11/29-12/1/13

Friday: If you’re out gathering Black Friday bargains, you may want to stop by ZoJo Coffee on 14th Avenue in Longview, where they’ll have a package-wrapping station set up. Your donations of $1 per gift will help the Longview Community Service Center; they’re also accepting donations of socks for Love Overwhelming. A parody of “B-grade […]

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Potts Convicted

It took only about two hours for a jury to convict Longview auto dealer Sidney Potts on all six felony counts that had been filed against him, declaring that Potts was a local drug kingpin, moving large amounts of meth through this area. Today’s Daily News reports on yesterday’s verdict. Prosecutors had been working to […]

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