Purse Grabbed

Longview Police report another ride-by purse snatching that took place last night. Around 6:20 pm, a woman called 911 from the Ocean Beach Highway Safeway store, saying that a juvenile had just grabbed her purse from her shopping cart. The woman says that she was loading groceries into the trunk of her car, when she […]

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Storm A-Brewin’

The Weather Service says that the strongest storm of the season so far is expected to blow in tonight, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to this area, along with blizzard-type conditions to the mountains. A High Wind Warning goes up at midnight on the south Washington Coast, along with a Wind Advisory for this […]

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I-5 Work

If you’re traveling north of town on I-5 this weekend, be aware of nighttime closures on northbound I-5 in the Chehalis area. From 10 pm to 5 am tonight and tomorrow night, the northbound freeway will be closed as damaged girders on the 13th Street overpass are repaired. Over-height trucks are responsible for the damage; […]

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WFDW Commission Meeting

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meets today and tomorrow in Tumwater, with several topics related to local anglers on their agenda. The Commissioners plan to review the results of the Lower Columbia River Salmon Management Policy, looking at the results of restructuring the gillnet fishery, requiring barbless hooks, and other management policies. They’re also […]

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Aging in Place

A special program is being offered at tomorrow’s meeting of the Lower Columbia AARP, where Jon Dieter with the Longview Housing Authority will talk about “Help with Aging in Place.” Dieter will talk about a grant that the LHA has received; the goal is to help people continue living in their own homes, even as […]

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Weekend Events–1/10-12/14

Friday: The Kelso High School Theater Department presents a wacky comedy called “The Curious Savage,” the story about a widow and her stepchildren, as the kids connive to have her committed so they can get at a $10 million inheritance. Showtimes in the Kelso High Auditorium are at 7 pm Friday and Saturday night, along […]

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Longview Council Preview

After a 6 pm executive session to discuss a possible real estate transaction and the election of Mayor, the Longview City Council will spend much of tonight’s regular meeting focused on marijuana. The City Council will be asked to review and take action on a Planning Commission recommendation on proposed zoning code amendments intended to […]

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Trailer Attack

A Longview man claims that he was attacked inside his home at the Columbia Trailer Park on Oregon Way. The man called 911 at about 4:40 yesterday morning, claiming that another man had kicked in the door of the trailer, and then punched him in the face. He also claims that the suspect was armed […]

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Truck Fire

A trailer-load of roofing material was lost in a fire reported last night at a commercial fueling station in Woodland. Firefighters were called to the Pacific Pride fueling station on Atlantic Avenue in Woodland at about 7:30 pm, after several people reported hearing an explosion, and then saw the fire. It turns out that a […]

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All-Out Fine

The City of Longview is fining All-Out Sewer and Drain Service $11,000, saying that the company had dumped sludge containing fecal bacteria into a stormwater ditch that leads to the Columbia River. Today’s Daily News reports on the fine, reporting that employees had been rinsing the interior and exterior their pumper trucks into the ditch. […]

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