I-5 Wreck

A couple vacationing from Hawaii took an unexpected side trip to the hospital when their rental car hydroplaned on I-5 near Kalama, skidding into a concrete barrier and then ending up wedged underneath a tank trailer. State Troopers say that the collision took place at about 7:50 yesterday morning, as Chul Lee, 29, of Waipahu, […]

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Mayfield Drowning

Authorities in Lewis County report that the opening day of lowland lake fishing turned to tragedy up at Mayfield Lake, as a man drowned Saturday morning. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says that the victim had been in a boat on the lake near Ike Kinswa State Park, apparently fishing in that area. The victim […]

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Centralia Death

Centralia Police continue to investigate the discovery of a man found dead yesterday morning on the side of a street. The Centralia Chronicle says that the man did not die of natural causes, but it’s not known at this time if the death was a homicide or a suicide. They say that the body was […]

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Clatskanie Standoff

Two people are under arrest after a weird Saturday night standoff in the Clatskanie area. Clatskanie Police had gone to the home of James Marco Bryan, 44, after he had been identified as a vandalism suspect, suspected of flattening tires on police cars, along with other incidents. Over the past few weeks, Bryan had repeatedly […]

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Taser Arrest

Second-degree assault charges are being filed against Austen David Epperson, 19, of Kelso, after he allegedly pulled and used a stun gun during a struggle with an off-duty Kelso Police Officer. Around 10:30 last Wednesday night, Officer John Croco, a 20-year veteran of the Kelso Police Department, was shopping at the Kelso Safeway when he […]

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KSD Hires

Kelso School District officials are announcing some personnel moves, as Ron Hutchison retires from his position as Principal at Beacon Hill Elementary School. Tim Yore is accepting the position at Beacon Hill, moving up from the position of Dean of Students and Instructional Coach at the same school. Yore has been with the district for […]

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Clam Dig

The spring razor clam seasons are coming to an end, but you’ll have the opportunity all through this week to get out and get after the tasty bivalves. Twin Harbors and Long Beach are open for digging on the morning tides, today through Friday. This coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Twin Harbors, Long Beach and […]

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Street Closure

Be aware that 20th Avenue in Longview is closed today between Kessler and Nichols Boulevards, as repairs are done to the south bridge approach. The bridge over Lake Sacajawea will be closed to vehicular traffic for the next three weeks, but at least one of the sidewalks will remain open while these repairs are completed. […]

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Bits and Bots at Worlds

They didn’t come home with any awards, but Bits and Bots Team 3812 advisor Bob Koenig says that the team of local high school students competed well and learned a lot at the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis. Koenig says that the community stepped up with tremendous support, helping to raise the $30,000 […]

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Franklin Arrested

He’s been on the Kelso City Council for only a few months, but the remaining term of 34 year-old Jared Franklin could be in jeopardy after his arrest Wednesday afternoon on charges of hit-and-run and Driving while suspended. The arrest stems from a two-car crash that took place at about 4:45 Wednesday afternoon, at the […]

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