Local News

Gerald King, 54, of Onalaska is being charged with DUI, driving while suspended, failure to yield, no insurance and reckless endangerment after a crash that happened a few minutes before 8 last night on State Route 508, seven miles east of Onalaska. State Troopers say that King was westbound on the highway when he turned […]

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An 82 year-old man from Curtis has died from injuries that he received in a pickup-versus-train collision that happened near Adna. The crash happened on the evening of the 15th, at a rail crossing on State Route 6. State Troopers say that Jerry Mullins apparently didn’t see the steam engine of the Centralia tourist train, […]

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After years of planning, it looks like the proposed Columbia Crossing retail complex project at the base of the Lewis and Clark Bridge is moving forward. Last week, the Army Corps of Engineers reported receiving an application for disturbing wetlands connected to the project. Corps officials say that Columbia Crossing LLC plans to develop 12 […]

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Starting today, the daily bag limit for steelhead on the Cowlitz River is being reduced from three to two. In addition, anglers will no longer be required to keep hatchery steelhead. This latest announcement covers the Cowlitz and its tributaries, going from the Lexington/Sparks Drive Bridge to the Barrier Dam near Mossyrock. Fish and Wildlife […]

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Chip-sealing and road striping continues around the county, with chip-sealing planned this week along Woodside Drive, Coal Creek Road, Stella Road, Pioneer Mount Solo Cemetery Road, and West Port Way. Striping is planned this week on county roads around Kelso, Castle Rock, Silver Lake and Toutle. Be sure to slow down for the traffic work […]

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As the 2017-2018 school year starts to show up on the horizon, there will be some new faces in leadership positions in the Longview Public Schools. Tony VanderMaas is the new Director of Leadership and Learning, taking over for Ken Hermanson, who is now an elementary school principal in Spokane. VanderMaas comes to Longview from […]

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Have you ever wanted to be a police officer, a firefighter or a 911 dispatcher? A first step in that process happens tomorrow morning at Mark Morris High School, as Public Safety Testing administers exams for 180 agencies across Washington, Alaska and Oregon. You can register on-line at PublicSafetyTesting.com; agency recruiters will arrive at Mark […]

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An alert is going out from a business operator in the 500 block of Hendrickson Drive in Kalama, as the company reports that they will be venting some oxygen into the air on Saturday. They say that this will be visible from the freeway, and they wanted to notify authorities in advance, so people aren’t […]

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This is the weekend that you’ll have to start dialing all ten numbers when you go to make calls, even local calls. They say that Western Washington is once again running out of phone numbers, so another area code is needed to be able to fill the demand. The “564” area code goes into effect […]

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A Longview man was killed when his runaway truck ran over him yesterday. The accident happened early yesterday morning just after midnight at Signature Transport/Interstate Wood Products. According to the Kelso Police department 19-year-old Anthony Deverse died at the scene. Captain Darr Kirk says Deverse was working on the vehicle when it began to roll […]

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