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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
Girl, 18, who pushed friend, 16, off 60ft bridge CHARGED
Taylor Smith, 18, was caught on camera shoving 16-year-old Jordan Holgerson into the Lewis River, Vancouver, Washington, US on August 7.The youngster plunged the equivalent of three storeys before belly-flopping into the water – leaving her with six broken ribs, a punctured lung and air bubbles in h
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
Salary standoff sizzles in Clark County schools
Where things stand with union negotiationsWith only about a week remaining until most Clark County public schools are scheduled to start the new school year, there is still a lot of distance to make up between the districts and their respective teacher unions.So far, only teachers in Woodland have a
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
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
Woman charged in SW Wash. bridge push caught on video
Video shows Jordan Holgerson, 16, being pushed off a bridge Aug. 7 at Moulton Falls northeast of Vancouver, Wash. (Photo: KGW.com/NBC)
Mr. President, don't call me a public enemy
I stayed partly because the eruption of Mount St. Helens was a story I could not leave. Mostly, though, I came to understand the importance of this newspaper and the value of community journalism.
Marijuana banking backlash snares Vancouver couple
Ty and Tracy Camp have been together for 11 years, and married for seven, but they rarely mix their finances.
Armed woman robs Boost Mobile in Vancouver
This woman is wanted for an armed robbery at Boost Mobile in Vancouver, August 17, 2018 (Vancouver PD)
Teen who pushed friend off Washington bridge charged with reckless endangerment
VANCOUVER, Wash. — The 18-year-old woman who pushed her friend off a bridge and into a river in Washington is charged with reckless endangerment, the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said.
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
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.
Semi-truck rollover stalls I-5 north traffic near Woodland
The male driver was not injured, but a female passenger reported "some discomfort" and was sent to a local hospital. No other vehicles were affected, and there were no other injuries, according to Clark County Fire & Rescue Chief John Nohr.
Construction set to begin on Kalama River salmon restoration project
A $450,000 salmon and steelhead restoration project is about to start along the lower Kalama River.The Port of Kalama and the Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group will open work on the "Kalama River Fish Enhancement Project" on Monday. According to a port press release, the project aims to improve
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
Woodland teachers approve new deal
The new agreement will give teachers in Woodland a 22.82 percent increase on total salary compensation. Shari Conditt, president of the Woodland Education Association, said the vote was significantly in favor of the agreement, but declined to get into more specific numbers than that.
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
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.