Jurmu Moving To 911

The Cowlitz County 911 Public Authority Board has selected Phil Jurmu as the new Executive Director. Jurmu has been the Longview Police Chief for the past five years and spent 25 years with LFD. The new 911 director will transition to the new standalon…

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Matheny Found

After five days alone in the woods near Mount St. Helens, wearing only sandals and a sweatshirt, Matthew Matheny of Warren, Ohio has been found alive. The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 40 year-old was located in the search area off o…

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California Way Fire

Fire danger continues to be an issue in the local area, as firefighters dealt with two separate brush fires yesterday. Fire crews have been monitoring the site of yesterday’s 25-acre brush fire that happened in the area that’s between California Way, A…

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Highland Park Fire

Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue is also dealing with a brush fire that was reported last night on the east side of Kelso, burning in brush and grass in the area of Highland Park Drive. Shortly after 10 last night, Kelso Police reported that the fire “has bee…

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Air Quality Issues

The Southwest Washington Clean Air Agency is posting an Air Pollution Advisory for the region, covering Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Skamania, Lewis and Clark Counties. Agency officials say that intrusions of wildfire smoke into the local area is degrading the …

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Goble Standoff

Authorities in Oregon are reporting that a standoff involving an armed and barricaded subject in a house on Nicolai Road has ended peacefully. Alerts went out from Columbia County public safety agencies at about 6:30 yesterday evening, warning of heavy…

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Matheny Search

The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office says that Matthew B. Matheny, 40, of Warren is still missing, but they are bringing in resources that could help to narrow the search. Sheriff Mark Nelson says that some new information “gives them hope” that there c…

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Pusher Identified

The woman who is seen pushing Jordan Holgerson, 16, of Kalama off of the Moulton Falls Bridge has been identified as Taylor Smith, 18, and she could be facing charges after the incident. It’s now reported that Holgerson suffered six broken ribs, two pu…

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Reynolds Cleanup

A Revised Cleanup Action Plan and Consent Decree regarding the Reynolds Metals plant in Longview is being released by the Department of Ecology, and public comment on that plan is now open through September 14th. The revised Cleanup Action Plan describ…

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New CMO

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is announcing the selection of Doctor Sheila Lynam as the new Chief Medical Officer at the hospital. Lynam succeeds Eleen Kirman, who recently retired. Lynam is a pathologist, working for nearly 20 years with PeaceHe…

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