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Semi-truck rollover crash blocks I-5 southbound lanes near Longview

A semi-truck rolled over on I-5 southbound on March 23, 2018. The crash caused crews to close lanes for hours. Photo courtesy WSDOT LONGVIEW, Wash. - All lanes of Interstate 5 southbound were closed Friday morning after a semi-truck rolled over and blocked the roadway. Crews opened two lanes aroun

KATU.COM - 2018-03-23 08:13:00

I-5 southbound is closed north of Kelso

I-5 southbound is closed north of Kelso at Exit 42 because a truck overturned at about 6:52 a.m. this morning. There are no details about its cause and it is unknown if there are any injuries. Traffic is backed up for at least four miles, but cars are getting by on the shoulder of the freeway. There

LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-23 14:30:00

Longview man accused of defrauding $170,000 from employer

A Longview man faces nearly 100 charges dating back to 2015 for allegedly stealing more than $170,000 from United Finance Co., where he managed customer accounts. Luis Olaez, 34, had access to personal customer information that he used to create fake accounts, police allege. Police say that between

LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-23 20:47:00

Warrenton man arrested for allegedly making hoax calls to the Coast Guard

A Warrenton man was arrested Friday for allegedly making 40 false mayday calls to the Coast Guard that prompted numerous rescue responses in 2016. Bud O'Neil Burkleo, 35, appeared in Portland before a federal judge Friday on a five-count indictment. Hoax distress calls can lead to a prison sentence

DAILY ASTORIAN - 2018-03-23 15:53:11

Vancouver teacher arrested for rape allegation

A March 2018 booking photo of Ryan Murphey. (MCSO) PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A Vancouver high school teacher was arrested on one count of first-degree rape stemming from an incident in Portland. According to court documents, Ryan David Murphey raped a woman he was living with in April 2016. The ind

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-03-23 21:26:46

2 rewards offered for info about missing Woodburn mom

KEIZER, Ore. (KOIN) -- Authorities are offering multiple rewards for information leading to the location of Cynthia Martinez -- who has been missing since July 2017 -- or the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for her disappearance. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $8,000 and Crime

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-03-22 18:43:37

Vancouver man faces attempted murder charge

A Vancouver man allegedly involved in a gunfight in the Ellsworth Springs neighborhood in early January is facing an attempted murder charge. The shooting was apparently the result of a drug deal gone wrong, court records state. Andrew C. Morris, 22, appeared Thursday in Clark County Superior Court

COLUMBIAN - 2018-03-23 03:52:00

Dogs seized from Central Oregon property up for adoption at Oregon Humane Society

PORTLAND, Ore. - Dozens of dogs were seized from a property in La Pine last week, and the Oregon Humane Society is stepping in to help find some of them forever homes. Deschutes County sheriff's deputies were called out for a welfare check at the property last Friday and found 53 dogs. Deputies said

KATU.COM - 2018-03-22 11:14:21

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


Police seek info on break-ins, car theft at Vancouver parking garage

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Police officers are searching for two people who could be connected to a string of recent car break-ins and a car theft at a parking garage in Downtown Vancouver. Reports came in March 19 of a grey 4-door Honda Accord being stolen from a parking garage at 400 W 8th Street. Officer

KATU.COM - 2018-03-22 15:19:35

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

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


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


Port plans new industrial building, citing OMIC growth

As the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center continues to increase its partnership inventory, the Port of St. Helens is considering its building inventory. Doug Hayes, executive director of the Port, confirmed earlier this week that the agency is looking to build a new industrial building in Colum

PORTLAND TRIBUNE - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

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


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

Vandals cut down flags at Confederate monument

A Confederate monument in Ridgefield, Wash. was defaced in August 2017. (KOIN) This isn't the first time it's been targeted -- in summer 2017, the monument was defaced and most recently, the flags were cut down. "It's a travesty against history," Nick Douglas said. "That flag represents pride in m

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-03-23 05:28:13

Man accused of assault at Vancouver park after Pokemon Go game battle

Two men said they were assaulted by a suspect who was upset over the outcome of a Pokemon Go game battle in Vancouver. Stephen Jolly, 59, was arraigned Thursday on charges of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and third-degree malicious mischief. Andrew Otton and Grayson Hagstrom told FOX 12

KPTV.COM - 2018-03-23 05:20:00

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

Columbia River anglers face stricter constraints as low salmon returns loom

Conditions in the Pacific Ocean continue to improve for salmon. The giant patch of warm, oxygen-poor water that formed off the coast, called "The Blob," is breaking up. The warming El Nino conditions are giving way to colder La Nina conditions. And that is where the list of good news ends. Unfortuna

COLUMBIAN - 2018-03-22 05:31:00