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Authorities in Lewis County are now ruling that the shooting death of Dusty Phelps, 51, on the 4th of July is a homicide, but they haven’t ruled yet that the incident was self-defense. Phelps died at a campsire near Randle, hit in the head with a round fired by a 63 year-old man from Glenoma. […]

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There still may be a few slots available for the Port of Longview tours that will start this weekend. This is the fourth year that the Port has offered the Summer Tour Series, taking the public on an up-close tour of the Port and its facilities. Eight tours are planned, two on Saturday, the 15th, […]

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Some think it’s very cool, others who live along West Side Highway endure, as the annual Kasier-Permanente Seattle-to-Portland Bike Ride happens this weekend. Starting early tomorrow morning at the University of Washington, 10,000 bicycle riders will start the 202-mile trip to Portland, riding along several roads in Cowlitz and Columbia Counties. The ride starts at […]

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Today is the deadline to get involved with a couple of things in the local area. “In Memory of Addy Jo Cliffton,” Cowlitz County ABATE is collecting donations of new toys that will be donated to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. Donations can be dropped off at the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on 15th Avenue, Scooters […]

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Friday: Registration opens at 9 am on Friday at the 16th annual PeaceHealth St. John Foundation Golf Tournament, which is being played at the Longview Country Club. At 10:45, they’ll have brunch and a Bloody Mary bar, and the shotgun start is at 11:30. Dinner and the auction activity will start at 5:30 pm. Over […]

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Be aware that Nevada Drive is closed until further notice, saying that there’s a danger of a bridge collapse after a truck hit the trestle this morning. The collision took place at about 7:45 this morning, with the report saying that a truck was stuck underneath the trestle. At 8:15, a follow-up came out, saying […]

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Crews from Cowlitz Fire District 5 in Kalama were awakened early this morning, called to respond to a garage fire that was reported on Military Road. Around 4:35 this morning, fire crews were called to 465 Military Road, where the 911 callers were reporting that a detached garage was on fire; when firefighters arrived, they […]

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The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office is highlighting the use of its drone in resolving a SWAT operation that resulted in the peaceful arrest of a suspect. Tuesday night, the U. S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Team asked the Sheriff’s Office for help in arresting Casey Allen Christianson, 43, who was found to be in a mobile […]

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Longview Police claim that a security guard for a local retail store tried to pass himself off as a police officer, as he allegedly confronted another driver in a road rage incident. This all got started a few minutes before 10 yesterday morning, when a road rage incident was reported in the area of 30th […]

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The man who is accused of shooting and killing three people at a home in Woodland nearly one year ago will now have two trials in Clark County Superior Court, one for the murders and a second for an alleged escape attempt. The Vancouver Columbian reports on the latest court hearing involving Brent Ward Luyster, […]

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