River Incident

Several agencies were involved in a river rescue incident reported yesterday evening on the Columbia River near Kalama. Cowlitz County Sheriffs Deputies, Woodland Police, and Cowlitz Fire District 5 went into action after it was reported that a 50 year-old man on board a 25-foot sailboat in the middle of the river was grasping his […]

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East Fork Rescue

A 32 year-old man is undergoing treatment for injuries he received yesterday afternoon in the East Fork of the Lewis River near Battle Ground. Authorities in Clark County report that the incident happened near Daybreak Park, and that the injured man became stranded on an island in the middle of the river. Clark County Fire […]

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SR 503 Chase

Christopher Lee Grainger, 38, of Ariel is under arrest after a motorcycle chase that took place last night on the Lewis River Highway, just east of Woodland. Sheriff’s Deputies and Woodland Police were called to the 5000 block of the highway shortly after 7 pm, where it was reported that a man was riding a […]

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Teens Arrested

13 and 16 year-old boys from Vader are under arrest in connection with a burglary reported last month at a home on Sixth Street in Vader. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says that 30 bottles of fine wine, a dozen steak knives and a .22 rifle were taken during the break-in, which was reported on […]

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Butts Moved

The lawyers for Daniel Butts, 23, of Kalama finally got their wish, as the man accused of shooting and killing Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter is moved from the Columbia County Jail to the Multnomah County Jail. The Daily News reports on Butts’ move, saying that it was done as a “courtesy” to Butts’ Portland-based […]

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Primary Deadlines

Today is the last day that you’ll safely be able to mail in ballots for this year’s Primary Election. Only a few Cowlitz County residents are involved in the primary this year; Longview School District residents are choosing finalists to two School Board positions, while voters inside the Woodland Port District boundary are selecting finalists […]

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Bridge Incident

Charges could filed in connection with an incident that shut down traffic on the Lewis and Clark Bridge for a while last night. Around 10:40 pm, 911 calls about a possible jumper on the bridge came in; a woman claimed that her 29 year-old son was going to jump, and that people were trying to […]

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DV Attack

Allen David Proshold, 44, of Longview is under arrest after a domestic violence incident reported yesterday afternoon in West Longview. A few minutes before 5 pm, Longview Police were called to the parking lot of a bar in the 3200 block of Ocean Beach Highway, where a woman was screaming for help. A van was […]

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Wrongful Conviction

Alan Northrop, 49, of Woodland spent 17 years in prison for a rape that he didn’t commit, and he now plans to seek restitution for that lost time. The Vancouver Columbian reports that Northrop plans to file a claim in Clark County Superior Court, under provisions of a law that he lobbied hard to get […]

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Missing Hunter

Ground searchers moved out this morning from Toutle Lake High School, the command post for an effort to find a bear hunter who’s been missing since Wednesday. Bear season opened yesterday; early this morning, the parents of a man who’d gone up onto the 4100 line called the Sheriff’s Office, reporting that he hadn’t come […]

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