Molalla Crash

Oregon State Police report that a truck driver from Kalama was involved in a Saturday evening crash on Highway 213 near Molalla, a collision that sent two teens to the hospital. Around 7:50 pm on Saturday, Andrew Rueckert, 29, of Kalama was northbound in a semi, hauling a chip trailer. They say that Sarah Musgrove, […]

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Brush Fire

As things dry out around the area, the brush fire traffic is picking up for local fire crews. Early today, firefighters from Toutle were roused to deal with a fire reported in the 100 block of Canal Road in the Silver Lake area. There was a 20′ x 20′ brush fire reported around 3:30 yesterday […]

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Burn Ban

Starting this morning at 12:01 am, the annual ban on outdoor burning in Cowlitz County went into effect. This is actually a coordinated effort involving, Wahkiakum, Clark, Lewis and other counties around the area. Starting today, all land-clearing, residential and forest-management burning is restricted until further notice. The Cowlitz County Fire Marshal is also rescinding […]

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Nutcracker Deadline

Today is your last chance to get the “Early-Bird Rate” in getting signed up for this year’s Nutcracker Dash 5K adventure race near Kalama, coming up on Saturday, August 17th. Getting signed up today will not only get you a race bib and timing chip, but you’ll also get a commemorative T-shirt, a race memento […]

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Creeks Dyed

As you head out Ocean Beach Highway this week, you may see some strange coloration in some of the creeks just west of Longview. The Department of Ecology says that a harmless, red-orange fluorescent dye will be released into Germany Creek, Mill Creek and Abernathy Creek some time during this week, as researchers track water […]

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Monticello Hotel Anniversary

The Monticello Hotel shines as Longview’s prime jewel again this evening, as the 90th birthday of the historic hotel is marked. The Monticello Hotel was dedicated on July 12th, 1923, as a crowd estimated at 5,000 people gathered to hear the city’s namesake speak at its opening. Two special events are planned tonight to mark […]

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Troubled Woman

A 47 year-old Longview woman is undergoing mental evaluation and treatment at St. John Medical Center, after she reportedly tried to set herself on fire last night. Longview Police first got involved in the case about 8 pm, when the woman called 911, saying that she was “tired of being accused of killing her mother.” […]

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Incest Sentence

George Nick Lammi of Clatskanie is 57 years old right now, but he would be at least 113 years old before he’ll be out of custody, after being sentenced for his conviction of sexually abusing an underage female relative. In early June, Lammi was convicted on three charges of first-degree rape, 16 counts of first-degree […]

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Justified Shooting

The Clatsop County District Attorney says that Jennifer Ann Livingston, 46, of Warrenton was justified in shooting and killing her estranged husband earlier this year, an incident that took place at her apartment back on May 7th. Authorities say that Bruce Ross Rogers, 39, of Astoria had broken into Livingston’s apartment; she had retreated to […]

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Meth Arrest

Timothy Lee Green, 54, is under arrest, picked up yesterday afternoon by the Longview Police Street Crimes Unit. SCU agents reported making contact with Green near 3rd and Hudson, about ten minutes to 3 yesterday afternoon. He was arrested for three counts of meth delivery, along with possession with intent to deliver. Green is currently […]

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