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Woodland moves Nativity scene off of city property
Woodland city officials opted to move a Nativity scene off city-owned property Tuesday after receiving a few complaints about the display’s location, leading to many more complaints from residents.
Police Blotter: Dec. 13
Impersonation — Woodland police Tuesday arrested Larissa Lyn Bonner, 38, of Kelso on suspicion of first-degree criminal impersonation and third-degree theft. Drugs — Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday arrested Christopher Noel McDonald, 35, of Kelso on suspicion of a felony drug offense, intr
Two Juveniles charged with murder in killing of Vancouver teen
Two people were taken into police custody Wednesday night in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old man at a Hazel Dell strip mall parking lot on Monday. Prosecutors say the victim, 18-year-old Gage Kiser, had arranged to sell marijuana to the suspects. Sheriff’s deputies say the two m
2 more arrests made in fatal Vancouver-area strip mall shooting
Three teen boys are now accused in Monday’s fatal shooting of an 18-year-old in a Vancouver-area strip mall. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday two boys have been booked into the county juvenile detention center on suspicion of first-degree murder in the killing of Gage A. Kiser.
Snapchat, a pot deal, 3 teens face murder
VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) -- Snapchat was the communication tool of choice between the 18-year-old who was shot to death in a Vancouver parking lot and the 3 teen suspects believed to have killed him while stealing marijuana.
Woodland’s Shop with a Cop 2018
WOODLAND — Uniformed officers from nine law enforcement agencies were able to shop with 147 children at the eighth annual Shop with a Cop event at the Woodland Walmart. There were 43 officers present, and each child received about $100 to purchase new winter clothing, gifts for their family and of c
Methanol hearing drawing 1,000 people
Hundreds of people from all over Washington filed into the Cowlitz County Event Center on Thursday evening ahead of what promised to be a fierce public hearing about the proposed Kalama methanol plant.
War on Christmas: Town Removes Nativity Scene to Satisfy Christian Haters
With the war on Christmas heating up, a city in Washington State has removed its traditional nativity scene over complaints from anti-Christian activists. Officials at Woodland, Washington, banished its nativity scene to an abandoned lot in town removing it from city property because a few haters co
Emailed bomb threats investigated in Oregon, nationwide
Law enforcement across Oregon and southwest Washington are among agencies nationwide responding to emailed bomb threats Thursday demanding cash and Bitcoin. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Portland Police Bureau, Eugene Police Department, Junction City Poli
Woodland moves nativity scene after receiving complaints
The City of Woodland Tuesday moved its nativity display from city property at Horseshoe Lake Park to private land after receiving complaints from citizens about displaying religious iconography on public land.
City Removes ‘Christian’ Nativity Scene from Public Park
City officials removed a Nativity scene from a public park in Woodland, Washington, on Tuesday after receiving several complaints that a Christian display was featured on public property.
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.
Vancouver Police Looking For Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted A 6-Year-Old Girl
Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help after a child was sexually assaulted last Wednesday in South Vancouver. According to a statement, “on December 5th, a six-year-old girl was allegedly lured from playground at Sexsmith Elementary School on Columbia and West 59th Avenue by a stranger.
Three Herrera Beutler bills advance, one signed into law
Tuesday was a busy day for Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground. The Southwest Washington congresswoman had two bills pass the House and move to the Senate, another bill make its way to the president’s desk and yet another receive his signature.
Hudson’s Bay girls turn tables on Woodland, 62-41
To the Hudson’s Bay girls basketball team, Tuesday night proved what a difference a year can make. With largely the same team — save for one key addition — the Eagles built an early lead and never relented in a 62-41 win to hand Woodland its first loss of the season.
Joe’s Crab Shack, Who Song & Larry’s site to become new development
Kirkland Development announced on Wednesday that it has purchased the property that currently houses the restaurants Joe’s Crab Shack and Who Song & Larry’s in downtown Vancouver, and plans to redevelop the waterfront site into a mixed-use project that will include residential, retail, office, hotel
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
Power outages reported across county; 1,500 in Vancouver without power
Nearly 2,000 customers lost power around Clark County Tuesday night, with the majority of the outages around the Burnt Bridge Creek area in central Vancouver, according to Clark Public Utilities.
Police release name of teen fatally shot in Hazel Dell
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a young man who was shot to death at a strip mall near Vancouver, Washington. Eighteen-year-old Gage Allan Kiser was killed Monday in Hazel Dell.
Cowlitz County to get $1M for salmon recovery projects
Cowlitz County will receive nearly $1 million and Wahkiakum County will receive about $424,000 for salmon habitat restoration projects, the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced Monday.