Thomson Trial

Looking to rebut defense claims that John Wayne Thomson was a “well-behaved” man prior to his killing spree in the summer of 2006, prosecutors put on witnesses who talked about the violence in his past. The San Bernardino Sun reports on the sentencing hearing that is under way following Thomson’s conviction for the murder of […]

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Longview City Council

The Longview City Council is holding a special meeting this evening, adjusting their schedule for the holiday season. On tonight’s agenda will be a resolution and ordinance that will set the property tax rate for the coming year. They’re also scheduled to take action on the “Aesthetic Water Quality Rate Resolution,” which will officially reduce […]

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SR 504 Closed

This weekend’s heavy snows brought about the annual closure of the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway between Coldwater and Johnston Ridge. The Washington Department of Transportation says that more than two feet of snow was dumped out of last weekend’s weather system, so they closed the Scenic Byway between the Hummocks Trail and the Loowit Viewpoint […]

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West Main Update

The demolition of the Furniture World building in Kelso is now in under way, as the West Main Street Realignment Project proceeds. The City of Kelso says that you can expect some traffic delays on 1st Avenue between West Main and Washington Street, as traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction. Signs and […]

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Windy Weather

Look for windy and wet weather around the area today, as another strong frontal system sweeps across the region. The Weather Service says that a “vigorous storm” off the coast will bring heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 35 miles an hour to Cowlitz County and the surrounding area. On the coast, wind […]

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20th Avenue Chase

Larry Keith Leonard, 27, of Longview is under arrest after a brief car and foot chase that took place yesterday afternoon on 20th Avenue. Around 3:45 pm, a Longview Police Office reported seeing Leonard run a stop sign. A car chase went for several blocks, and then Leonard allegedly ditched his vehicle and tried to […]

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Suspicious Subject

Longview Police report arresting Mark Earl Williams, 39, of Longview early yesterday morning, as they checked out a suspicious individual in the area of 9th and Washington Way. They say Williams tried to run when they approached at about 2:45 yesterday morning, but he was quickly caught and arrested. Along with a probation violation warrant […]

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Prostitution Bust

The Longview Police Street Crimes Unit reports the conducting of a prostitution sting late last week, with two arrests reported as a result. Micah J. Rhodes, 33, was arrested on a charge of patronizing a prostitute, as was Filiberto Rosalio-Ascencio, 42. Rhodes is free after posting bail of $500 on the misdemeanor charge, while Rosalio-Ascencio […]

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Friday Fire

The Red Cross is assisting a renter who was displaced by a Friday night fire that damaged a bedroom in a triplex on 9th Avenue in Longview. Around 7:20 last Friday night, Longview Firefighters were called to the 1600 block of 9th, where they found black smoke coming from a back bedroom of the building. […]

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Fatal Crash Plea

Jennifer J. Oskey, 47, of Longview is going to spend 30 days in jail, after pleading guilty to third-degree assault in connection with a fatal collision that took place last year on Beacon Hill Drive. The Daily news reports on last Friday’s hearing in Cowlitz County Superior Court, held in connection with the death of […]

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