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Kelso Police report that a patrol car was stolen, and the man who supposedly stole that car is still at large. KPD officials say that this incident started at about 12:15 this morning, when a Kelso Police Officer tried to arrest Shane S. Goldsby, 22. They say that Goldsby is wanted in connected with a […]

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Multiple car crashes really snarled the traffic on I-5 northbound near Grand Mound yesterday morning, including a fatality crash that caused a detour for several hours. The State Patrol says that the first crash happened around 4 am, which was then followed by a truck and trailer that went over an embankment. That crash led […]

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Kim Mao, 50, of Longview is facing vehicular assault charges after a Saturday afternoon collision on I-5 southbound near Napavine. State Troopers say that Mao was driving “at reckless speeds” when he rear-ended a car driven by Gold Obi, 26, of Tacoma near milepost 68, just south of Napavine. Obi was seriously injured in the […]

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A female longshore worker is recovering from injuries she received in a fall aboard a grain ship that was loading at the Port of Longview. Port officials say that the incident happened late Saturday morning, as the woman and fellow longshoremen were getting ready to load the ship at Berth 9. The woman fell some […]

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A couple is safe after they got stuck in the middle of the Toutle River last night. The woman and her boyfriend called 911 at about 8:45 pm, saying that they were stuck on a sand bar in the middle of the river. She says that they had planned to float from Harry Gardner Park […]

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School starts today for kids in the Kelso School District, at least for some of them. Kids in grades 1 through 5 report for class today, along with 6th and 9th graders, and students new to the district. All other grades will start tomorrow, except for kindergarten, which will start on Thursday. Thanks to the […]

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The Longview School Board meets tonight, planning to adopt the 2017-2018 operating budget, while also reviewing a draft of the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Longview Education Association. The board actually has a 6 pm executive session scheduled, where they plan to discuss the CBA. That meeting is closed to the public, while the meeting […]

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While work continues on marijuana rules and regulations in Castle Rock, the City Council is making plans to extend the moratorium on pot-related businesses. The Castle Rock City Council meets tonight at 7:30 pm, and they will start the meeting with a public hearing on a proposed second extension of the current moratorium. After the […]

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After hearing citizens speak for and against the proposed zoning code changes regarding the possible locations of Emergency Shelters inside the city limits, the Longview City Council is taking the proposals that were prepared by an ad hoc City Council committee to the next step. Mayor Don Jensen says that they hope to take action […]

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In other action at last night’s Longview City Council meeting, JH Kelly came in with the low bid on the remodel of the Longview Police Station at 14th and Hudson, and is being awarded the contract for the job. JH Kelly’s bid of $767,000 was the lowest of four bids that were received. The bid […]

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