Monday Fatal

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is releasing details on a fatal car crash that took place Monday afternoon on the Scappoose-Vernonia Highway, about four miles outside of Vernonia. Yuriy Zagorulko, 31, of Portland was declared dead at the scene, after the SUV he was driving collided head-on with a pickup driven by Kennedy Ragsdale, 40, […]

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SCU Arrests

The Street Crimes Unit is reporting a couple of arrests over the past two days. On the first of this month, M. Anderson, 44, of Cathlamet was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail, charged with three counts of meth delivery within a school zone. Yesterday, Gary Lee Johnston, 24, was picked up on a single […]

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SCU Arrests

The Street Crimes Unit is reporting a couple of arrests over the past two days. On the first of this month, M. Anderson, 44, of Cathlamet was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail, charged with three counts of meth delivery within a school zone. Yesterday, Gary Lee Johnston, 24, was picked up on a single […]

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Found Rocket

A woman living on Hazel Dell Road reported found some extra pyrotechnics on her property over this last weekend, an item that actually turned out to be a Korean War-era training rocket. The woman called the Sheriff’s Office yesterday morning, saying that she had been clearing blackberries near a barn on her property. She found […]

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Found Rocket

A woman living on Hazel Dell Road reported found some extra pyrotechnics on her property over this last weekend, an item that actually turned out to be a Korean War-era training rocket. The woman called the Sheriff’s Office yesterday morning, saying that she had been clearing blackberries near a barn on her property. She found […]

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Housing Lawsuit

The U. S. Justice Department is filing suit against the owners and managers of several rental homes in Kelso and Longview, alleging that those people are violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against people with disabilities. DOJ is claiming that Linda Barber, Bert Barber and Lori Thompson established and implemented a discriminatory policy that […]

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Card Thief

Longview Police are releasing photos of a man who’s suspected of using a stolen credit card, allegedly making hundreds of dollars of purchases after the card was lost back in April. Detective Kyle Sahim says that the woman reported that she’d lost the card back on April 13th. Within 24 hours, multiple purchases had been […]

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Haussler Crash

Kelso Police continue to investigate a motorcycle crash that took place yesterday afternoon in the 100 block of Haussler Road. Around 5:20 pm, Richard L. Dawson, 63, and Bridgette Reeves, 54, were riding on Haussler, when Dawson lost control of the bike while rounding a corner. Both people were ejected from the bike; despite wearing […]

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Oregon Way Fire

The Saturday morning fire that destroyed a vacant house on Oregon Way is being called “suspicious” at this time. Around 5:30 on Saturday morning, neighbors of the house at 531 Oregon Way reported being awakened by “snapping and crackling,” then they saw a large column of smoke coming from the house. When firefighters arrived a […]

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Burn Ban

Starting today, the annual burn ban on lands protected by the Department of Natural Resources goes into effect. At this time, the ban will be in place until September 30th. The burn ban applies to all forestlands in Washington that are under DNR protection. Already this year, DNR has responded to 57 wildfires, mostly started […]

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