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It was a pretty spectacular show yesterday afternoon in the area of South 12th Avenue and Coweeman Lane, as a water main break sent water shooting into the air. The break was first reported at about 12:30 pm, and then photos of the geyser started going up on social media at about 1 pm yesterday. […]

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Local law enforcement is working to find a man who evaded law enforcement yesterday afternoon. It’s reported that the man failed a Department of Corrections urine test, and took off from the Hall of Justice a few minutes before 4 pm. The chase went across the Allen Street Bridge, and police lost the suspect in […]

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A woman who is suspected of traveling I-5 and shoplifting at Walmart stores along the freeway is now in custody, picked up last night at the Woodland Walmart store. Shortly after 9 pm, security at the store in Woodland got in touch with Woodland Police, saying that the suspect was now in the store. They […]

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An ongoing protest against local meat processors appears to have moved into Kelso, as a confrontation was reported yesterday at Foster Farms in Kelso. Security at the chicken plant reported that the protestors from PETA showed up at about 9:45 yesterday morning; around 10:30 am, it was reported that protestors were blocking the intersection at […]

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KapStone Paper and Packaging reported second-quarter earnings after the bell on Wall Street yesterday afternoon, and while the company had a mostly positive report, they apparently didn’t meet the expectations of the analysts. Kapstone is reporting net sales of $823 million in the quarter, up 5 percent from the second quarter of last year. Net […]

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We now know the size of the wholesale power rate hike that will be coming from the Bonneville Power Administration, a move that will most likely result in a rise in local electricity bills. BPA announced yesterday that wholesale power rates will rise 5.4 percent on October 1st, along with a transmission rate decrease of […]

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The Longview City Council meets tonight, starting with a 6 pm workshop. That will be a joint meeting with Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington, formerly known as the Longview Housing Authority. This is intended as an information-sharing meeting, with several council members saying that they want to know more about the agency and how the […]

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As we head toward the season-ending picnic for the Summer Reading Program next week, there’s still a fun teen event planned for this evening at the Longview Public Library. At 6 pm, local middle and high schoolers are invited to come and take part in the Blanket Fort Party, using blankets and furniture to build […]

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Authorities in Clark County now say that additional women have come forward, claiming that Mark LaRue, 64, of Kalama improperly touched them during chiropractic treatments at his clinic in Battle Ground. It’s reported that more than a dozen women now claim to have been molested by LaRue, and the Clark County Prosecutor is filing new […]

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A two-hour standoff at an apartment complex in the 1800 block of Dorothy Street in Longview ended peacefully yesterday afternoon, with the suspect eventually giving himself up to police. This got started around 12:45 yesterday afternoon, when a woman called from the complex, claiming that a man was standing outside, yelling at her. A few […]

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