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Police Blotter: Dec. 12
DUI —Washington State Patrol troopers Monday arrested Katrina Marie Lenczowski, 47, of Kelso on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. 2900 block of Madrona Drive, Longview. Monday. Craftsman tool box containing a socket set, a ratchet, a breaker bar and screwdrivers, prescription sunglass
Longview agency swamped by applications for affordable housing vouchers
In an indicator of the depth of the area's housing crisis, Longview’s affordable housing agency received an "unprecedented" number of applications for housing vouchers Monday and Tuesday when it reopened its waiting lists for the first time in more than three years.
Volunteer shortage pushes Longview church to end food program
Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-day Adventist Community Center in Longview. The couple are preparing for the center’s last food distribution day Dec. 31 before closing the program because they can't find anyone to
Lord pleads not guilty at arraignment
A former Longview School Board member accused of possessing child pornography pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday at the Cowlitz County Jail. Richard Gregory Lord Jr., 46 is charged with first- and second-degree possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Longview's 'Messiah' tradition revived with free performance Saturday
Almost 50 Longview musicians are reviving a long-standing community tradition of hosting a full production of the Handel's "Messiah," an 18th century oratorio that celebrates Jesus' resurrection.
Longview assault suspect gets 4 months
A Longview man originally arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and threatening to kill his girlfriend, as well as attempting to break her neck, will serve four months in jail and a year on probation.
Allan Erickson sworn into vacant port commissioner seat
The Port of Longview's newest commissioner, Allan Erickson, was sworn in Wednesday morning after he was appointed to the third district seat Nov. 28, according to a port press release.
Whooping cough spreads to Kelso School District
Whooping cough has spread to the Kelso School District, with eight cases of the illness confirmed by Tuesday morning, the district reported. Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease spread through the air. It causes cold-like symptoms and violent, uncontrollable coughing that usuall
Winds buffet Longview and Kelso; snow to blanket Cascades
The first storm of the season swept into the Kelso-Longview area Tuesday morning, bringing wind guests of of more than 30 mph, scattered power outages around the area and a significant amount of snow to the Cascade Range later in the day.
Police Blotter: Dec. 10
Drugs — Woodland Police Sunday arrested Dakota Webb, 23, of Woodland on suspicion of a felony drug possession. 1400 block of West Side Highway, Kelso. Sunday. Gaming system stolen.
Longview arson suspect pleads not guilty; January trial set
A Longview man charged with threatening to kill a woman and torching the building where she was hiding pleaded not guilty to four felony charges Tuesday at the Cowlitz County Jail.
Homeowner saves dog from burning Cowlitz County house
LONGVIEW, Wash. – A homeowner rushed to save his dog from his burning home on Tuesday afternoon, Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue officials said. According to officials, two people returned home at about 12:45 p.m. to find smoke coming from their home on Hunter Road.
Federal judge dismisses more Millennium claims against state
In potentially fatal blow to the Longview coal project, a federal judge Tuesday upheld the state of Washington's denial of a key water quality permit for the $680 million export dock.
1 woman and 2 men are finalists for top job at the Port of Olympia
One woman and two men are the finalists to be the next executive director of the Port of Olympia, the port announced Tuesday. All three have experience working for port districts in Washington state, and two either work or have worked for the Port of Longview. One of them will replace former executi
Winds buffet Longview and Kelso
The first wind storm of the season swept into the Kelso-Longview area Tuesday morning, bringing wind guests of of more than 30 mph and scattered power outages around the area. Winds are forecast to taper off this afternoon, but rain is expected to continue all week.
Kelso, Longview to meet with legislators
The City of Kelso officials will meet with 19th District legislators from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall. The majority of the city council members will attend the public meeting, which is intended as a legislative briefing for the upcoming 2019 Legislative session.
Longview teen parent program sets young mothers on path to success
At age 15, Cassie Jimenez was struggling to balance her high school classes with raising her infant daughter, Mallorie. Without a daycare option that fit her school schedule, the Kelso sophomore often skipped class so she could stay home to care for Mallorie. She was falling behind, and the obstacle
Longview Schools back to square one on schedule
After the teachers union filed a grievance related to a decision to switch to a seven-period school day, the Longview School District is back at the drawing board to help its students graduate on time under a new credit requirement.
Boxscores for Dec. 10 games
KALAMA — Tommy Brandenburg 2, Alex Dyer 3, Max Ross 4, Grant Vandenberg 8, Montego Mercer 13, Jackson Esary 6, Parker Wood 3, Owen Terhorst 0. ADNA – Austen Apperson 15, Braden Thomas 2, Lyle Metzenberg 16, Trevor Minkoff 11, Abel Ingle 6, Cole Fay 2.
Early morning rollover near Longview sends driver to hospital
A 23-year-old Cowlitz County man was taken to St. John Medical Center at 6 a.m. Friday after a rollover accident on Interstate 5 north of Kelso. The driver reportedly slide on a patch of ice near exit 40 and rolled his Chevrolet Colorado truck multiple times, according to a Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue p