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Fire crews spent about four hours at Kalama Export early this morning, after a fire was reported at the grain handling facility. Fire crews from Cowlitz Fire District 5 in Kalama and Cowlitz 2 in Kelso were called out at about 1:50 am, when a fire was reported in a vent. There’s no word yet […]

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Mark LaRue of Kalama has a chiropractic practice in Battle Ground, and it’s now being claimed that LaRue has sexually abused some of his patients. Battle Ground Police reported on yesterday’s arrest of LaRue, as two female patients claim that LaRue touched them in an “inappropriate manner” while they were in his office for chiropractic […]

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Local police agencies are on the lookout for Eric David Fletcher, 36, who is wanted in Montana for being an alleged methamphetamine supplier. On May 4th of last year, a warrant was issued in U. S. District Court in Great Falls, Montana, charging Fletcher with at least four federal counts connected to the possession and […]

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The Woodland man who reportedly drove his pickup into the Lewis River in an apparent suicide attempt on Tuesday is now being cited for that action. The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office says that Darin Powser, 59, of Woodland intentionally drove his pickup into the water on Tuesday, apparently because he was distraught over recent trouble […]

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Ocean Beach Highway is open to traffic again this morning, after having been shut down for a manhunt that took place west of Longview yesterday afternoon. At 11:35 yesterday morning, a woman called 911 from a home in the 100 block of Old Mill Creek Road, saying that there was an intruder in the house. […]

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A flurry of filings connected to the shoreline permits for the Northwest Innovation Works methanol plant came in yesterday. Three environmental groups are filing appeals of the approved permits, claiming that the conditions laid down don’t do enough to protect the environment. The Port of Kalama is also filing an appeal, claiming that the permit […]

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We still have two more days of preparation before the annual Go 4th Festival gets under way, which gets under way on Sunday, and runs through Tuesday at Lake Sacajawea. Parking restrictions around the lake will start tomorrow, as the Flea Market vendors arrive and start getting set up. Longview Police have maps available on […]

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There’s a full weekend of events in Clatskanie, as they celebrate the annual Heritage Days, going with the theme of “New Growth for Old Roots.” There’s a free screening of “The Princess Bride” at 7 pm tonight at the Birkenfeld Theatre; on Saturday, the Farmers Market happens in Cope’s Park, along with The Race Against […]

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Along with the Independence Day festivities, the Community Health Partners are putting on the 4th annual Garage Sale, taking place today and tomorrow at 1734 Kessler Boulevard, right next to Saint John Medical Center. There’s a piano for sale, an entertainment center, CD’s, pictures, books and a lot more. Proceeds from the sale will help […]

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Longview Police responded to a pair of gun incidents that were reported yesterday afternoon. Around 3:20 pm, a woman called 911 from the area of 7th and Tennant Way, claiming that another female driver had flashed a handgun during a road rage incident. The woman says that the gun came from under the seat as […]

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