Saturday Robbery Arrest

Cory Eugene Freeman, 25, of Longview is under arrest on an attempted first-degree robbery charge, after he allegedly used a gun to force another man to give him money. The 46 year-old victim says that he was in the 200 block of Baltimore when a white van pulled up; Freeman got out, approached the victim […]

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Saturday Fire

They still haven’t figured out exactly what caused a Saturday morning fire that did about $20,000 damage to a home at 2678 Maplewood Drive in Longview. Firefighters were called to the house at 10:13 Saturday morning, when smoke was seen coming through the roof of the house. By the time fire crews arrived at the […]

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Motorcycle Crash

Robert Ventura, 60, of Vancouver is recovering from injuries he received in a motorcycle crash that took place yesterday afternoon on State Route 503, about ten miles each of Woodland. State Troopers say that Ventura was northbound, riding too fast to make a curve in the road. He went across the highway, hit a guard […]

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Body Found

Authorities in Clark County are still working to confirm the identity of a body found Saturday morning on the Lewis River, thought to be that of Thad Roberts, 32, of Kelso. A fisherman reported finding the body early on Saturday morning, located in a back eddy of the river just downstream from the Cedar Creek […]

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WSH and White Pass Re-Open

Traffic is moving again on West Side Highway between Kelso and Lexington. The Washington Department of Transportation says that the highway re-opened at about 7:30 Saturday night, after emergency repairs were completed on leaking culvert. The highway was closed near Solomon Road on Saturday, the 28th, after that weekend’s storms had washed away soil next […]

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Sewer Repairs

A two-week sewer repair project is scheduled to begin today on 15th Avenue between Hemlock and Delaware Streets. The City of Longview has hired Insituform Technologies to do this work, which is scheduled to run through the 25th of this month. While this work is going on, Florida and Fir Streets will be closed to […]

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Garden Workshop

The WSU Master Gardeners have some information on how you can extend the bounty from your garden through the rest of this fall. Jon Griffin will be presenting the workshop on Extending the Vegetable Gardening Season; they say that it’s been a great year for vegetable gardens, but there’s also a lot of time left […]

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Water Report

There was a lot of chemistry and engineering discussed at last night’s Longview City Council workshop on water quality; the bottom line appears to be that a fix for the problems that people are having will not be immediate, and a lasting solution may not be cheap. The workshop started off with reports from Mint […]

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State of the Cities

The people who run Kelso and Longview met yesterday with the membership of the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce, providing a snapshot of this year’s accomplishments, along with a look at the year ahead. Chamber CEO Bill Marcum says that it’s a chance to get an inside look at what’s really going on…marcum…Longview City Manager Bob […]

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Haussler Outage

Some folks cutting down trees on Haussler Road were reported to be responsible for a power outage in that area yesterday afternoon. At about 4:20 yesterday afternoon, power went out to 437 PUD customers, south of the Coweeman River and north of Rose Valley Road, including Haussler and Carrolls Roads. The outage was traced to […]

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