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Longview City Council moves forward with sports complex plan

Early steps toward a regional sports complex in Longview won an enthusiastic endorsement from the City Council and the public Thursday night. Councilman Steve Moon said he introduced the motion in support of the idea after listening to requests from constituents over the years. "We're directing the

LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-23 04:30:00

Tug swamps fishing boat near Willow Grove

Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies responded to a boat collision Thursday morning that capsized one vessel in the Columbia River near Willow Grove. A fishing boat and a tugboat collided around 7:30 a.m. and knocked over a boat carrying Kevin Gregory and Jacob Gregory. There were no injuries, accordi

LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 22:30:00

Shot fired on Puget Island, SWAT team mobilized

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Wahkiakum County sheriff's deputies and a Lower Columbia SWAT team are in a standoff on Puget Island over an active shooter case that began at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Swarms of law enforcement personnel had descended on the rural community near Cathla

LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 22:38:00

Historic Cowlitz cemetery wins state recognition

The sons of a Civil War veteran. A descendant from one of the passengers on the Mayflower - the ship that brought pilgrims from England to Plymouth Rock in 1620. The great-grandson of John Clarke, an explorer who helped establish Fort Astoria in Oregon in 1811. One of Cowlitz County's first sheriffs

LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 01:00:00

Crash capsizes fishing boat in Columbia River, two men rescued

LONGVIEW, Wash. - The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a crash between a tug boat and a fishing boat on Wednesday morning that left two men in the Columbia River. The fishing boat capsized after the collision in a Columbia River channel near Willow Grove Road. A man and his nephew were fishing near

NBC16.COM - 2018-03-22 12:14:42

Longview students learn construction at McMenamins site

KALAMA - Twenty R.A. Long and Mark Morris high school students received insider treatment Tuesday afternoon, getting a glimpse of the new Kalama McMenamins location to build their interest in the construction trade. "There's a lot of interest generated in our community about this venue," said Jill D

LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 03:00:00

Longview diking district accepting applications

The Longview diking district advisory committee is accepting applications following a resignation, according to the city. The nine-person committee provides recommendations on planning and financing. Appointments are for indefinite successive terms of one year. Meetings occur once a month. Applicant


Warrenton woman arrested for cooking dog alive

A Warrenton woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly cooking a Chihuahua alive in an oven. Noel Moor, 28, allegedly cooked the 7-year-old dog Monday night. She has been charged with first-degree animal abuse in the dog's death. Moor had been involved in several disturbances in the past month tha

DAILY ASTORIAN - 2018-03-21 09:50:55

Highland Way to bring Scottish Celtic music with 'oomph' to Longview

Longview audiences will be whisked away to Scotland as Highland Way takes the stage at the Columbia Theatre on Friday night. The San Diego-based six-piece group is led by Glasgow native Brian Caldwell. It specializes in performing Celtic music that falls between traditionalism and rowdy "pub-driven"

LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 00:00:00

Plane crashes into Clatskanie River; pilot rescued

A US Coast Guard helicopter. (KOIN) CLATSKANIE, Ore. (KOIN) -- A plane crashed into the Clatskanie River Tuesday afternoon, according to Oregon State Police. The Clatskanie River is a tributary of the Columbia River and across from Erickson Dike Road. Officials said the plane was flipped over on a s


Lewis and Clark Bridge closed because of 'suspicious' backpacks hanging below deck

A bridge that spans the Columbia River, connecting the Longview and Rainier areas, is closed because someone tied backpacks to the bridge, authorities say. The backpacks are hanging about 15 feet below the deck of the Lewis and Clark Bridge, according to a Washington State Patrol spokesman. The Oreg


Immigration battle may kill local drug task force

The Cowlitz Wahkiakum Narcotics Task Force has received congressional recognition for busting drug dealers in Southwest Washington. But Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson said it may shut down in June because its federal funding has been frozen due to the Trump administration's fight over immigratio


Expert: Cowlitz animal shelter 'not the worst but not the best'

An independent review of the Humane Society of Cowlitz County found that the Longview animal shelter is operating at its maximum capacity and should let its volunteers do more to care for and exercise the animals. She also called on the community to reduce its pit bull population. Autumn White, exec


Plane crashes on Columbia River island near Longview

Coast guard officers responded to a plane crash on a sand bar near Wallace Island at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The pilot, Douglas Pflugradt, was not injured and was able to crawl out of the plane, according to Petty Officer Amanda Norcross. Petty Officer Levi Read reported that the plane was overturned on


Police: Woman who stole from Walmart struggled with employees, arrested on assault charges

Longview police arrested a Ridgefield woman on a menagerie of charges Sunday after she allegedly stole and fled from Ocean Beach Walmart, according to 911 logs. Mary Heasley was booked on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, second-degree burglary, third-degree theft, trafficking in stolen property,


Rainier highway pursuit and K-9 search result in arrest

Columbia County sheriff's deputies, Rainier police offices and Oregon State troopers arrested Christopher Robb, 51, of Portland, on Saturday after a pursuit along Highway 30 in Rainier, according to the sheriff's office. On Saturday, a deputy saw a silver Jeep Cherokee run a stop sign at Highway 30


Woman found dead in Camas home

A photo of a generic crime scene. (KOIN) PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Camas Police are investigating a possible homicide after a woman was found dead in a residence on Sunday. Police said a family member called at around 1:35 p.m. saying they returned home and found the woman dead. The residence is in


Longview firefighters race up a 69-floor building for cancer research

Buy Now Zach Hutton and Dan Rennells, two firefighters from the Longview Fire Department, get ready to race up the Columbia Center in Seattle, the tallest building in the state. Together, the five Longview firefighters raised about $17,700 to aid leukemia and lymphoma research. Longview firefighters


Giant Longview intersection project focus of Tuesday public meeting

An open house detailing options for the $85 million Oregon Way-Industrial Way intersection project will take place Tuesday night in Longview. The meeting, open to all members of the public, is meant to explain the two options to revamp the intersection, which already is congested and will become eve


At least 13 victims of suspected mail theft in Kelso

Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies Friday identified at least 13 victims of suspected mail theft in Kelso after a citizen reported a large amount of dumped mail along the side of the road at Holcomb Road and Parker Place, according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputies used the addresses on the mail to i