Monday RV Fire

Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue is still working to figure out what caused a Monday fire that destroyed an RV and the truck that tows it. Around 11 am Monday morning, fire crews were called to a home near Topeka Road and Kingsbury Road, where they found a fifth-wheel travel trailer completely engulfed in flames. […]

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Cornelius Pass Fatal

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says that alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal car crash that took place Christmas Eve on Cornelius Pass Road. Around 2:45 pm on the 24th, A Honda Civic driven by Neil Schneider, 45, of Scappoose crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Hyundai Sonata driven […]

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Chicken Report

Recent studies on the USDA’s response to salmonella outbreaks at Foster Farms chicken plants in Kelso and California are highly critical, saying that the agency isn’t doing enough to protect public health. The Oregonian recently reported on the study from the Pew Charitable Trusts, which also coincides with a recent study by Consumer Reports, also […]

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Waterline Street Closure

You need to be aware of a street closure that’s planned for today in the Highlands, as the contractor working on the Emergency Water Main Replacement Project continues to connect residential services to the new 12-inch main that has been installed along Beech Street. Westbound Beech Street will be closed today between 17th and 18th […]

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MMHS Cams

The Longview Police Department is out with an alert, saying that the school zone speed limit detection cameras on 15th Avenue in front of Mark Morris High School will go live on Monday, January 6th. Testing of the newly-installed cameras started on Monday of this week, and will continue to be intermittent until the cameras […]

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November Unemployment

The November unemployment rate ticked up just a bit in Cowlitz County, going up from 9 percent in October to 9.1 percent in November. The Employment Security Department says that there were 200 more jobs in Cowlitz County, reflecting normal seasonal hiring trends. Retail trade added 100 jobs for holiday hiring, along with another 100 […]

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Canterbury Sanctions

The State of Washington is imposing sanctions against the Canterbury Gardens Memory Care facility on 3rd Avenue in Longview, after finding that the facility committed several serious errors that led to the death of Norma Sheldon, 88, of Longview. Sheldon was found dead in an outdoor courtyard at the facility early on the morning of […]

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Delaware Creeper 2

About a week after a man had entered the Delaware Plaza, entered a female resident’s room and then started fondling himself, there’s been a similar incident in the parking lot of the building. Around 10 pm last night, security staff at the facility reported finding a man lying on his back in the rear parking […]

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Recall Withdrawn

The recall petition against PUD Commissioner Ned Piper has been withdrawn, with the main backers of the petition now starting to figure out what they will do next. Judge Stephen Warning granted a motion to withdraw the petition at Friday morning’s hearing, after the attorney for Chuck Wallace, Doug Irvine and Bill Ammons said that […]

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Hospital Prowler

Wilbur Alan Forman, 61, is in the Cowlitz County Jail after he was identified as the person who was prowling cars last night in the parking structure at St. John Medical Center. Around 10:45 pm, a woman alerted security at the facility, saying that a man was outside the building, asking about cars parked inside, […]

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