The Cardinals beat the Rangers 10-9 in an epic game six of the World Series. Game seven is tonight, KLOG 4:00 pm…..The 65th Civil War is tonight as R.A. Long hosts Mark Morris at 7 pm. Kelso closes out the season at home against #6 Camas. Coverage begins at 6 pm on FM 101.5 The Wave…..Mark Morris capped an undefeated league volleyball title with a 3-0 win over Woodland. R.A. Long’s season closed with a 3-0 loss to Hockinson. Prairie beat Kelso 3-0 as the Lassies will play a playoff match Monday at the Columbia River gym…..Mark Morris beat Woodland 3-1 in girls soccer last night. The Monarchs host Centralia in a 2 pm game Saturday at Longview Memorial…..The Huskies host Arizona in college football tomorrow night, KLOG 6:30 pm. WSU is at Oregon.
Archive | October, 2011
Dontrail Monique Latham, 36, of Longview is under arrest on charges of second-degree assault and felony harrassment, peacefully arrested last night after a six-hour standoff at a home in the 2900 block of Dover. At about 12:35 yesterday afternoon, a woman who identified herself as Latham’s girlfriend called 911, claiming that he’d stomped her head and eye, then threatened to kill her and her family. She also reported that he was armed with a gun, and had said that he “wouldn’t be taken alive.” Officers arrived at the house around 2 pm, then used a public address system to try and call Latham out. They also made several calls on a cell phone and a land line, also with no response. Lower Columbia SWAT was activated, who then started introducing tear gas into the house at about 5 pm. At least 13 tear gas rounds were fired into the house. Neighbors were advised about the situation, and a number of them decided to evacuate. Several others decided to shelter in place. SWAT officers finally entered the house around 8:20 pm, finding Latham in the front part of the house. He surrendered without further incident, and is now being held without bail. It’s noted that Latham has a history of felonies, including several violent incidents. It’s also reported that he has a history of meth use.
Longview Police say that they’re having to close an incident that took place in the 200 block of 24th, where it was reported that several shots were fired during some sort of dispute. Around 7:40 pm, a resident of the area reported hearing the dispute going on behind one of the houses in that area, also hearing at least three gunshots. The caller reported that it sounded like it may have been something like a 9MM pistol. After the shots, a small orange car was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Officers responded, and they say that they did find evidence that “something happened” in the alley behind the house. However, they say that they couldn’t find anyone who’d been involved, and no one in the area wanted to provide any information in the case.
Weyerhaeuser is out with its third-quarter results this morning, stating that they realized net earnings of $157 million in the most recent three-month period. Weyco reports net sales from continuing operations of $1.6 billion. In the same period last year, the company had net earnings of $1.116 billion on net sales of $1.5 billion. This year’s third-quarter report includes after-tax gains of $91 million from special items, which also includes $83 million from foreign tax credits. Excluding those items, the company had net income of $66 million. Last year, the third-quarter report was inflated by more than a billion dollars in tax income related to the conversion to a Real Estate Investment Trust. CEO Dan Fulton says that all segments of the business faced “challenging markets” in the third quarter, including a drop in demand from China. He says that they remain focused on improving performance, while being prepared to “flex” operations as markets improve.
Arrest warrants for Ron and Jonathan Reynolds of Toledo are once again being quashed, as the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office says that there’s simply not enough evidence to proceed against the two men. On Wednesday, Lewis County Coroner Warren McLeod issued the warrants, identifying the husband and stepson of Ronda Reynolds as the suspects in her shooting death back in 1998. In a press conference held yesterday in Centralia, Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer announced that he won’t be filing charges, saying that there’s not enough admissible evidence to proceed. He also says that the defense would contend that Reynolds killed herself, and he says there is evidence to suggest that. Yesterday afternoon, McLeod once again quashed the warrants, saying that there’s no purpose in having them if no charges will be brought, due to a lack of evidence. Reynolds’ mother says that she’s disappointed, but she also says that she’s “at peace” with the decision.
The test program to use groundwater to recharge Lake Sacajawea is over, as City of Longview officials report that the effort simply isn’t working. At last night’s City Council meeting, City Manager Bob Gregory announced that the study is being terminated, after another large algae bloom in recent days. The city had started the program as they move toward the closure of the Water Treatment Plant on Fishers Lane, looking for a way to deal with the loss of the intake from the Cowlitz River. It was planned that the lake would refill itself through groundwater that seeped into the lake from surrounding property and from underground springs. The plan was to run the test into next May, then evaluate the results to see if this was a viable way to recharge the lake’s water. Gregory says that this latest algae bloom shows that the test program is not a viable option, and they’ll start working to re-open the intakes from the Cowlitz, and get the lake flushed out once again. He says that process will take several days. He also says that they’ll continue work on figuring out how to supply water to the lake.
The first razor clam season of the fall is set for this weekend, with digging allowed on the evening tides tonight and tomorrow at Long Beach, Twin harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks. Tonight’s minus tide is set for about 8:30 pm, while tomorrow night’s tide will be around 9:15 pm. Fish and Wildlife officials say that the best digging starts about an hour or two before that low tide time. The low tides will be at night, so diggers will need to be ready for dark, and possibly rainy conditions. Diggers will also need to have current shellfish licenses, and be sure to observe all of the bag limit restrictions.
You’re being encouraged to be a part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which will go on tomorrow from 10 am until 2 pm at the Longview Police Station at 1351 Hudson Street in downtown Longview. Captain Deborah Johnson will be on hand to accept the drugs, and will also answer any questions you may have. During last year’s Take-Back Day, more than 200 pounds of outdated and excess prescription medications were collected, nearly 23 percent more collected all year during LPD’s Drug Drop-Off Program. The Drug Enforcement Agency started Drug Take Back Day in 2009, looking to get potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription meds off the street. The collected drugs are safely disposed of, keeping them out of the hands of drug abusers and the water supply. Other locations around the area taking part in Drug Take Back Day include the Hall of Justice in Kelso, St. Helens High School, the Naselle Timberland Library, Ocean Beach Hospital in Ilwaco and the Family Health Center in Ocean Park. If you’re not able to come by the Longview Police Station tomorrow, they accept prescription drugs during regular business hours, from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. A drug drop-off is also set up at the Hall of Justice in Kelso; drop-offs are also accepted at the Castle Rock Pharmacy, Godfrey’s Pharmacy in Kalama, along with the Woodland Police Department and Hi-School Pharmacy in Woodland.
While your kids are plotting their routes for their best haul while trick-or-treating on Monday night, the folks at Happy Kids Dentistry in Longview are looking to get some that booty off the streets, and on its way to troops stationed overseas. Once again, Happy Kids Dentistry will conduct its Halloween Candy Buyback, paying a dollar a pound for all of the candy that’s turned in. Candy collected will then be boxed up and shipped to troops in Afghanistan and other overseas locations. Each kid that turns in candy will get that dollar per pound, a toothbrush, a coupon for a free kids meal at Applebee’s, and will be entered into a raffle for an iPod Shuffle. They’re also holding a costume contest, with a $25 cash prize for the best costume. The candy needs to be non-expired, wrapped candy, in its original packaging. The buy-back will run from 5:15 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 1st. Call Happy Kids Dentistry at 636-1900 for more details.
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue has converted the Baker’s Corner station into a haunted house that will be open from 6 to 10 pm Friday and Saturday.
They’ll be raising money for Cowlitz County CASA at the haunted house being held from 6 to 9 pm Friday night through Halloween night at the Rose Valley Grange.
The Rainier Junior-Senior High Drama Club is hosting a haunted house in the school auditorium from 6 to 10:30 pm Friday and Saturday, and from 5 to 10 pm on Monday.
The Beaver Homes Grange near Goble continues its haunted house Friday night through Monday night, open from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
NyghtMare Manor presents a “Hauntingly Ghoulish Time” at their 7th annual haunted house, going from dusk until 10 pm from Friday night through Halloween, at 142 Wilford Road in Silver Lake. Food donations will be collected for CAP in Longview and HOPE in Rainier.
You can help support the Kalama Fair by going to the “House of Terror” at the VFW Hall in downtown Kalama, open from 5 to 10 pm Friday night through Monday night.
Longview Stageworks is continuing “Murder at the Mansion” on Friday and Saturday night, an interactive murder mystery-dinner theatre at the Rutherglen Mansion. Curtain is set for 6:30 pm each night, call 425-5816 for ticket information.
The Loves Street Playhouse production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” continues down in Woodland. Showtimes are 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday, along with a 2 pm Sunday matinees. Call 360-263-6670 to find out about tickets.
The Longview Community Church is holding its biennial Garage Sale, with 260 families donating items for sale. Hours are 8 am to 5 pm on Friday and 8 am ‘till 2 pm Saturday at the church on Washington Way.
The Shiloh Christian Fellowship is offering local kids a Fall Fest, running from 2:30 to 5:30 pm on Saturday at Wallace Elementary School in Kelso. Bring a non-perishable food item, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a Thanksgiving dinner for five. Admission is free.
The Grace Bible Fellowship is hosting a Kidz Harvest Block Party from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Saturday, at their facility on South 10th Avenue in Kelso. Kids can dress up, but they will need to be accompanied by an adult.
The Cowlitz County Community Farmer’s Market continues this Saturday in the parking lot on 7th Avenue, across from the Cowlitz County Expo Center. Hours are 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday.
Rising Star Productions presents “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” Saturday night in the Kelso High School auditorium, with curtain set for 7:30 pm. Check the Rising Star Production website for ticket information, or get them at the door.
Sunday morning down in Woodland, they’re holding “Liam’s Journey” Costume Run, a 5K fun run and walk, looking to raise money to help Liam River Smith, a young boy who’s battling blood cancer. This gets started at 10 am Sunday morning at Horseshoe Lake Park.
At the Monticello Hotel on Sunday, it will be “Beacons for Bobby,” an event raising money to help pay medical expenses of Bobby Pingree of Castle Rock. He’s battling lung, storm and spinal cancer. Along with live and silent auctions, they’ll have a raffle, desserts and beverages being served. This starts at 3 pm on Sunday.
There’s a community Harvest Party planned for Sunday afternoon at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Longview, open to families with kids from pre-K through middle schools. This will run from 1 to 3 pm on Sunday.