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Police Blotter: Aug. 19
Domestic violence —Longview police Friday arrested Taylor John Donahue, 30, of Longview on suspicion of felony fourth-degree domestic violence assault and domestic violence harassment.Drugs— Kelso police Friday arrested Anthony Ray Drumal, 35, of Kelso on suspicion of felony drug charges, failure to
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Juveniles detained after pickup hits Longview house
Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputies detained two juveniles early Thursday morning after a caller reported a vehicle hitting her house on the 100 block of Country Place in Longview.The caller said occupants of the small red pickup were trying to push the vehicle, but couldn’t move it. The driver appare
Two on motorcycle killed in head-on crash with pickup truck near Cathlamet
According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Chelsea Hodgson, the crash happened onSR 4, west of Cathlamet.
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18-year-old faces charge in Moulton Falls bridge case
From left, Masey Tucker, Kaytlin Holgerson, Jordan Holgerson and Taylor Lavigne joke with the media about Jordan Holgerson's injuries while speaking at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical on Thursday.Nathan Howard, The Columbian
Woodland police investigate construction site burglary
The Woodland Police Department is investigating a burglary after three companies said construction tools were taken Thursday night. Olson Construction, JH Kelly and PR Worth reported lost tools from locked boxes and a cargo trailer.The official estimated loss is still unknown, but it’s expected to b
Kalama's new firefighter to help cope with rising calls
KALAMA — The number of calls Cowlitz 5 Fire and Rescue receives is on the rise. But the department, which serves Kalama and the surrounding rural area, now has one more person to help deal with growth.Sammy Brown joined the department at the beginning of August as the deputy fire chief. He said he’s
Surface mining company flouted county permit, received another
“For the past 10 years, the applicant has, at best, been unimpressive and, at worst, has been openly hostile to governmental regulation. Further, the applicant displays no remorse or repentance for this misconduct. There is no basis for any confidence that the applicant will fully abide by the terms
Teen charged with pushing girl off bridge after video of dangerous fall goes viral
KOINreportedthat Taylor Smith, 18, faces a charge of reckless endangerment after shoving 16-year-old Jordan Holgerson off a bridge Aug. 7 at Moulton Falls.
Motorcycle crash near Cathlamet kills two, seriously injures others
Trooper Chelsea Hodgson posted on Twitter the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck crossed the center line, hitting two motorcycles. The rider and passenger of the first motorcycle died. The rider and passenger of the second motorcycle were seriously injured, one airlifted to the hospital.
Police Blotter: Aug. 17
Possession— Longview police Thursday arrested William Craig Dickerson, 29, of Toledo on suspicion of methamphetamine possession.Impersonation— Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday arrested Constantin Victor Onofrei, 22, of Vancouver on suspicion of criminal impersonation and third-degree driv
'Growing epidemic' of skimmers hits ATMs
Fibre Federal Credit Union locations in Woodland, Kalama and Longview were recently located. Surveillance cameras caught 2 men installing a device at those branches.
Large tree falls, stops traffic on Washington Way
A large tree cracked in half and fell over a car on Washington Way and 20th Avenue on Wednesday night, completely blocking traffic and briefly trapping two adults and two children inside the car at about 7:30 p.m.The family was extricated at about 8 p.m., firefighters said.
Tree falls on car in Longview, trapping people inside
LONGVIEW, Wash. —A large tree fell onto a vehicle Wednesday, trapping people inside.The tree fell at Washington Way and 21st Avenue.Firefighters had to use chain saws to get the people out of the vehicle.The people in the car suffered minor injuries, but they were taken to the hospital to be evaluat
Vernonia woman dies in Columbia County crash
Investigators say a white Mercury Mountaineer, driven by 33-year-old Katarra M. Sigurdson of Vernonia, was turning onto Highway 47 from Timber Road when a tan Subaru, driven by 56-year-old Nathan W. Gribner of Vernonia was traveling south on Highway 47 behind a blue vehicle with its turn signal on b
Teen hopes pusher sees jail time after she was pushed off 60-foot bridge
YACOLT, Wash. — A teenager who survived after a friend pushed her off a bridge last week has now said she’d like the pusher to face jail time, according toToday.
Brush fire burning in Longview industrial area
A brush fire is burning in the Longview industrial area between Alabama and Beech streets, adding more smoke to already unhealthy air levels.Longview firefighters are on the scene and are expected to be joined by crews from the state Department of Natural Resources.It was not clear whether flames we
In wake of Mount St. Helens rescue, expert tips on surviving in the wilderness
ARIEL, Wash. — Survival and wilderness experts say an Ohio man who survived on bees and berries, while lost for a nearly week on the flank of Mount St. Helens, did some things right.
Missing hiker ate bees, berries to survive 6 days lost near Mount St. Helens
A view from a trail at Mount St. Helens that descends into the blast zone.John Goff, KING-TV, SeattleARIEL, Wash. — A 40-year-old Ohio man was foundalive after he was missing for six nights near Mount St. Helens.The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced that searchers found Matthew