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Police Blotter: June 20
Burglary —100 block of Solomon Road, Kelso. Monday. Several items stolen including two iPad minis, a Macbook and a small safe filled with camera equipment.
Downtown Longview briefly loses power early Monday morning
Nearly 500 Cowlitz PUD customers in Downtown Longview lost power for 23 minutes early Monday morning, the utility reported.According to PUD spokeswoman Alice Dietz, PUD de-energized power lines Sunday nightnear Swanson Bark so firefighters could safely fight the firethat temporarily shut down Tennan
Attic fire damages Longview triplex Sunday evening
Jurmu said the cause of the fire is still under investigation, and there is no damage estimate as of Monday morning. He added that the unit suffered no structural or exterior damage, and the other two homes in the triplex were not affected.
McDevitt to host town hall in Longview on Wednesday
Congressional candidate David McDevitt will host a town hall event Wednesday evening in Longview.The event will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Longview Public Library at 1600 Louisiana Street.McDevitt is making his second bid for the 3rd Congressional District. He is one of three Democrats competing in t
Fire reported at Swanson Lumber in Longview
LONGVIEW, Wash. – Fire crews are working to put out a fire at Swanson Lumber in Longview, Cowlitz County Fire & Rescue said.Reports of the fire came in late Sunday afternoon from theSwanson Lumber locationalong Tennant Way.Cowlitz Fire officials said this is an “all hands on deck” situation.No word
Kelso police use stun gun on suspected car thief
Kelso police used a stun gun to subdue a transient man suspected of vehicle theft early Monday morning, according a police report.According to a Kelso police report, officers received a call from Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies asking to help them find a stolen Jeep. They found the vehicle at 6:35
Council to consider West Longview annexations, fountain donation
The Longview City Council Thursday will resurrect a decades-old proposal to annex 237 acres in West Longview.The unincorporated land along Ocean Beach Highway is almost completely surrounded by land within the city limits. The unincorporated area includes nearly 400 dwellings and has a population of
YOU'RE INVITED: Commons Master Plan meetings
Lincoln County officials are inviting the public to a series of public meetings in the effort to refine the Lincoln County Commons Master Plan.The three public meetings will include presentations about the project’s purpose, process, work-to-date and “right-sized” site plan. After an opening present
Swanson Bark fire jumps Tennant Way
A fire that started at Swanson Bark this afternoon in Longview has jumped Tennant Way, according to the Cowlitz County Department of Emergency.Tennant Way is reportedly closed and officials are urging everyone to stay away from the area as the current breezy conditions are making the fire very dange
Bark dust fire closes road in Longview
However, Jurmu said firefighters cannot use water on the bark dust pile and instead are having to pull the piles apart to extinguish the flames. According to Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue Lt. Curt Stich, nearly every available firefighter and piece of equipment was brought in to help put out the blaze.
‘Very substantial and fine-lookin’ house cat sparks cougar sightings in Battle Ground
Upon further review, the juvenile cougar was discovered to be a house cat. A “very substantial and fine-looking cat indeed, but a house cat none-the-less,” a city officialwroteon Facebook.
Firefighters called to chip fire at Kapstone
Longview Fire crews were called to Kapstone around 1 p.m. today in response to a slow moving fire near the upper slopes of a 40-foot tall wood chip pile.Because of the high elevation of the flames, as well as the steep, unstable slopes of the chip piles, fire crews used a ladder truck with large str
Body of missing Scappoose man located
The body of a missing Scappoose man was located on Saturday.On Saturday, June 16, the body of 52-year-old Bret Allen Yates was located on Social Security Beach in Fort Stevens State Park in Clatsop County, Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) reports.
Police: Cougar sighting in Battle Ground proven to be house cat
Around 5:40 p.m., police said that the sighted cougar was proven to be a house cat. However, police said there have been enough reported sighting to police and fish and wildlife that they cannot rule out that a cougar is not in the Battle Ground area.
Police Blotter: June 16
Burglary —Cowlitz County corrections officers Thursday arrested Shannon Lee Chandler of Longview on suspicion of residential burglary, first-degree theft over $5,000, second-degree possession of a firearm and first-degree trafficking in stolen property.Drugs —Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies Thursd
ODOT considering traffic signal at Oregon side of Lewis and Clark Bridge
According to an ODOT press release, a potential signal would operate like a ramp meter at a freeway on-ramp, and could manage traffic for those travelling westbound from Highway 30 onto the bridge.
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Mark Morris and R.A. Long high schools to stick with six periods next year
After flirting with the idea of a seven-period school day, Mark Morris and R.A. Long high schools will stick with six periods, the Longview School District announced Friday afternoon.The seven-period day was originally considered because of a 2014 state law that requires high-school students to comp
Longview City Council distributes $511,000 in grants for local organizations
The Longview City Council Thursday allocated more than $511,000 in grant funding for local organizations that support low-income citizens, the majority of which went to the Lower Columbia Community Action Program and Community House on Broadway.Ahead of a lengthy public hearing regarding the grant r
Cougar spotted in Battle Ground
What to do if you encounter a cougarCougars often will retreat if given the opportunity. Leave the animal a way to escape.Stay calm and stand your ground.Maintain direct eye contact.Pick up children, but do so without bending down or turning your back on the cougar.Back away slowly.Do not run. Runni