Kelso Arson

Firefighters dealt with a house fire reported this morning in South Kelso. At 3:40 am, fire crews were called to the 1000 block of Elizabeth Street, when it was reported that a house was on fire, with flames showing through the roof. When firefighters …

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County Line Collision

Ten people, including eight Wahkiakum High School students, are recovering from injuries they received in a five-car chain reaction crash yesterday afternoon on Ocean Beach Highway near County Line Park. The State Patrol reports that the crash happened…

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McMenamins Opens

After an invitation-only event last night, McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge opens today, with a number of festivities planned today and tomorrow. Mike McMenamin says that there’s been a lot of hard work to get to this point, and they couldn’t be more exc…

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Riverview Closing

The Longview branch of Camas-based Riverview Community Bank will soon be closing. Legal notices are being filed about the pending transfer of assets from Riverview to Twin City Bank, also announcing that the Riverview branch in Longview will be closed….

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Scam Loss

A Silver Lake man reports being the victim of a phone scammer. The man called the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office shortly after 5 yesterday afternoon, reporting that he had been bilked out of $1,500 cash. The man says that he got a call on his cell pho…

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Bad Eggs

A Longview woman is being directed to law enforcement in Richmond, Virginia, after she reported that someone was trying to scam her over some parrot eggs. The woman called the Sheriff’s Office yesterday afternoon, saying that she had paid $300 over the…

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Laundry Love

Reporting that the person running the Laundry Love program is moving out of the area, Chuck Hendrickson with Love Overwhelming is reporting that the program to provide laundry services to the homeless is being brought into his agency. Hendrickson says …

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Weekend Events–4/20-22/18

Friday: Bloodworks Northwest is going to be set up this Friday at St. John Medical Center in Longview, conducting a Blood Drive that will run from 11;30 am until 5:30 pm. This will happen in Conference Rooms A and B at the hospital, with a break from 1…

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Manslaughter Trial

The manslaughter trial of Dawson Dunn, 13, of Kelso is now under way, and is expected to run through Friday. The teen is on trial for shooting and killing his friend, Edgar Vasquez, 13, at Dunn’s home on Carroll Road in October of last year. Today’s Da…

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Homicide Sentence

Kevin Lea Hawkins, 51, of St. Helens is heading to prison for six years and three months, sentenced on a charge of criminally negligent homicide. The charge is connected to the November, 2014 death of his wife, which was originally thought to be from c…

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