The Washington Huskies came up with a huge victory at the Holiday Bowl, downing Nebraska 19-7. Chris Polk ran for 177 yards and QB Jake Locker leaves the UW program a winner…..The Blazers announced that Brandon Roy will be out of action “indefinitely” with knee pain. Wesley Matthews picked up the slack with 30 points as Portland beat Utah 100-89 last night…..The UW men’s basketball team takes on UCLA today, KLOG 12:00 pm. WSU is at USC this afternoon…..The Mark Morris boys beat Vacaville CA 68-38 at the San Diego Surf N Slam tourney…..In girls hoops, Mark Morris blasted Heritage 60-31 and Kelso pounded Sequim 78-43, both at the MM Winter Break tourney……M’s closer David Aardsma will undergo hip surgery but should be ready for the season.
Archive | December, 2010
Michael Waddington, 24, of Silver Lake is heading to Federal prison for ten years, sentenced yesterday in U. S. District Court in Tacoma on charges of conspiracy to deliver meth and being armed with a firearm in connection with a drug crime. The U. S. Attorney’s Office describes Waddington as the “enforcer” for a local drug ring, a group that had been distributing a highly pure form of meth called “ice.” Waddington and his accomplices had come to the attention of local and federal law enforcement back in 2009, and was arrested in June of this year. At the time of his arrest, Waddington was in possession of meth, a silver club and “metal knuckles.” He entered a guilty plea on October 8th, and was sentenced yesterday. In addition to the prison term, Waddington will face four years of supervised release. Waddington’s cohorts in crime, Anthony Reisbeck, Erica Lewis and Randy Chalupa, will be sentenced early next year.
Charles Kenneth Potter, 45, of Longview is in the County Jail, while the Sheriff’s Office works to find a woman who is thought to be his accomplice in a burglary reported yesterday afternoon on Bergly Lane, west of Longview. A man living in the 200 block of Bergly Lane called 911 at about 3:20 yesterday afternoon, reporting that he thought someone had burglarized the home, which is in the process of being remodeled. The 911 caller then reported seeing a woman walking on the hill behind the home, while a man came out from behind the house. The homeowner and a neighbor attempted to hold the man for Deputies, while the woman walked away down Bergly Lane. Potter tried to leave on a motorcycle that he had, but the homeowner and the neighbor knocked him down. The suspect allegedly threw his helmet at the homeowner, then ran into the woods. Deputies arrived, and after confirming his identity, arrested Potter on charges of first-degree burglary and first-degree possession of stolen property. It turns out that authorities had been looking for Potter in connection with a motorcycle that had been stolen from Rainier. He’s now being held on bail of $50,000, but additional charges could be filed, as the Narcotics Task Force reports that they have probable cause to charge Potter with delivery of meth. The woman involved has tentatively been identified, but she remains at large this morning.
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports making two arrests in connection with a burglary reported just before Christmas, with a number of firearms stolen from a home near Toledo. The break-in was reported on the 23rd at a home on Poetsch Road, just outside of town. Two pistols, a rifle, a shotgun and some jewelry was stolen, and witnesses reported that two men had been involved. Earlier this week, Kodey Lee Howard, 20, and Daniel Christopher Miller, 20, of Centralia were arrested on charges of first-degree burglary. Details of the arrests haven’t been disclosed. Initial bail for Howard has been set at $75,000, while bail for Miller was set at $25,000.
Longview Police continue work to try and track down the person or persons responsible for a large number of graffiti incidents all around the city. On Tuesday of this week, 13 addresses in the 200 blocks of Cypress and Baltimore were hit with “gang-type” graffiti, then yesterday, there were two separate sprees reported. Shortly after 2 pm, eleven addresses in and around the 1400 and 1500 blocks of 9th and 10th were hit, along with spots on Broadway, Maple and Michigan Streets. Around 5:30 pm, nine addresses in the 500 block of 16th and 17th were vandalized, then shortly before 11 pm, the McClelland Arts Center was hit by vandalism. No suspects have been identified, but Longview Police say that these seem to be gang-type incidents, possibly involving two different groups. They advise residents to paint over or remove the graffiti as soon as possible. If you have information on who might be involved, you can call the LPD Tip Line at 442-5929, or leave an anonymous tip on the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 577-1206.
Kenneth Guinn, 79, of Silver Lake was cited after a two-car crash reported yesterday afternoon on the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, about six miles east of Castle Rock. State Troopers say that Guinn was eastbound at about 5:40 pm, and claims that he was blinded by the sun. Judith Ross, 72, of Silver Lake was eastbound, as Guinn tried to make a left turn onto Silver Cove Road. Ross hit Guinn’s car in the eastbound lane. Neither driver was injured, but a passenger in Guinn’s car, Keith Guinn, 51, of Issaquah suffered some possible broken ribs. He was treated and released from St. John Medical Center. Kenneth Guinn was cited for failure to yield the right of way.
Longview’s red light violation detection cameras are scheduled to “go hot” tomorrow, starting off the 18-month pilot project with the cameras in the city. Red light detection cameras have been installed at 15th and Ocean Beach, Northwest Nichols and Ocean Beach, and at all intersection approaches at 38th and Ocean Beach. The cameras will operate 24 hours a day, and will capture images of every car that runs a red light at the intersection. Warning signs have been posted to alert drivers about the camera monitoring. Tomorrow starts a 30-day warning period for violators; during this first month of operation, warning notices will be sent to violators. Starting on February first, violators will receive a $124 ticket. More information about the red light cameras is available on the City of Longview website.
Persistent air stagnation across the region has the Southwest Clean Air Agency imposing a Stage 1 Burn Ban in Cowlitz, Lewis and Clark Counties, effective immediately and in place until further notice. Under this ban, the use of fireplaces, uncertified wood stoves and inserts is prohibited until air quality improves and the ban is lifted. If burning of wood is your only source of heat, then you are exempt, and they ask that you burn as clean as possible. All outdoor burning is also banned at this time. Forecasters say that they expect the stagnation to remain in place until the middle of next week. They also say that if air quality continues to deteriorate, then they could move to a Stage 2 Burn Ban, which would apply to additional wood-burning devices. You can find out more about the Burn Ban and the current air quality situation by going to the agency’s website, at www.swcleanair.org.
The new year also marks a rate hike for the Puget Island Ferry, with the cost of frequent user packs going up. Starting tomorrow, a 44-trip pack will go up from $100 to $125, while the cost of a 22-trip pack will go from $50 to $64. Single-trip fares will be unchanged.
You can also ring in the new year by heading out to harvest some tasty razor clams. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is opening all five clam beaches for digging on the evening tides tonight and tomorrow. In addition, Twin Harbors will also be open for digging from noon to midnight on Sunday. Today’s low tide is actually set for 3:40 pm, so while it may be chilly, at least you can do some digging in the daylight. Be sure to have your current shellfish harvest license, and observe the bag limit regulations.