St. Helens Shooting

The investigation continues into a Saturday morning shooting involving St. Helens Police. Chief Terry Moss says that this incident took place around 2 am on Saturday, outside of the Best Western Motel, on Highway 30 in St. Helens. Officers had responded to the 2700 block of Sykes Road, where it was reported that a despondent […]

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Urn Fight

A family dispute over ownership of a funeral urn and its contents reportedly got ugly yesterday afternoon at Riverside Park, with punches thrown and a gun drawn during the melee. Deputies and Castle Rock Police responded to the park around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, when it was reported that as many as 15 people were involved […]

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Suspicious Death

As the investigation continues into the death of a 48 year-old Chehalis woman, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports booking one man on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the incident. This got started early last Friday morning, when a 911 call in from a home near Morton. A man said that he and […]

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Board Previews

The Kelso and Longview School Boards both meet today. Kelso starts off at 4 pm, with a workshop on the 2013-2014 budget planned. The draft operating budget will be released to the public at that time. The regular meeting is set to start at 5 pm, with action planned on a number of policy revisions, […]

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Suspicious Death

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Roger Etter, 39, of Kelso, wanting to question him about the suspicious death of a woman from Chehalis. Around 1:30 this morning, Lewis County Communications reported getting a call from the 500 block of SR 508 near Morton, saying that a man had come to his door, […]

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Fibre Sale Closes

As of yesterday, Illinois-based KapStone Paper and Packaging closed on its purchase of Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, completing a deal valued at $1.03 billion dollars. In a written statement, KapStone Chairman and CEO Roger W. Stone says that they’re now welcoming Longview’s team at the newest members of KapStone. He also says that the […]

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Busy Thief

Longview Police say that Dillon Charles Payne, 19, had a busy day yesterday, as he was allegedly involved in a car prowl, the use of stolen credit cards, a bike theft and a pursuit, all between 8 am and 2 pm. Just after 8 am, a woman called LPD from the 3900 block of Pine […]

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Suspects Named

Authorities in Clark County identify the three men involved in a Wednesday gun theft in La Center as being from Tacoma. William Burns, 19, Jawuan Swift, 20, and Andre Lamar, 21, were arrested Wednesday afternoon, after they were identified as the men who had broken into a home on Jenny Lane in La Center, trying […]

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Primary Ballots

Ballots for the August 6th primary election are going out today from the Cowlitz County Auditor’s Office, but not all of Cowlitz County’s voters will be taking part. The local primary ballot has two contested Longview School Board races, one Port of Woodland Commission race, and there’s also a Castle Rock Library Levy. In the […]

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Front Avenue Work

People living on Shintaffer Street and Leaming Avenue in Castle Rock should expect some disruptions to their water service today, as the City of Castle Rock switches over to a new water main that’s been installed. Today’s work is set to go from 8:30 am until 5 pm, and is part of the Front Avenue […]

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