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Archive | October, 2011

KLOG Thursday Sports

Posted on 27th October 2011 at 08:08

Game 6 of the World Series rained out yesterday will be played today, KLOG 4:00 pm. Texas can win the title with a win while the Cardinals will try and force a game 7 tomorrow…..The Mariners announced that Eric Wedge’s entire coaching staff would return for the 2012 season, despite a last place finish…..Two prep football games tonight as Winlock hosts Toutle Lake and Ocosta is at Naselle…..The LCC volleyball team won its third straight match last night, a 3-1 victory at Green River…..In prep volleyball tonight, Mark Morris hosts Woodland, R.A. Long at Hockinson and Prairie at Kelso…..Olympic shutout LCC 3-0 in women’s college soccer yesterday…..In girls prep soccer tonight, MM hosts Woodland in a 7 pm matchup at Longview Memorial Stadium.

Car Prowler Collared

Posted on 27th October 2011 at 07:35

They’ve emptied out the charging book as David Jordan Frownfelder, 23, of Longview is arrested for his alleged involvement in a series of car prowls reported yesterday morning. This all got started a little after 5 am yesterday, when a person living in the 600 block of 16th reported a car prowl, with a stereo and other items taken. About 15 minutes later, a man living in the 800 block of 9th Avenue reported that he’d interrupted a car prowler. Longview Police responded to the area, and caught Frownfelder near Victoria Freeman Park. A second suspect continued to run, and a search of the area was unsuccessful. As Officers checked the area, at least five victims were identified. At about 9:30 in the morning, a man living in the 600 block of 17th Avenue reported finding a couple of duffle bags stashed behind his house, full of what appeared to be stolen items. Frownfelder was connected to the bags, and is now being held on 17 separate counts, including five counts of car prowling, three counts of malicious mischief, three counts of third-degree theft, two counts of possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of marijuana and criminal conspiracy. All are misdemeanor counts, with bail totaling $8,250. The second suspect has been identified, but remains at large this morning.

I-5 Crash

Posted on 27th October 2011 at 07:35

A three-car crash reported yesterday morning on I-5 northbound near Woodland is being blamed on faulty equipment on a log truck. State Troopers say this happened shortly after 7 am, at milepost 20, just south of Woodland. Bruce Rickert, 42, of Corbett, Oregon was driving through a construction zone in that area, when a dual-wheel assembly broke off his truck, then hit a car being driven by Kayla Roque Villatoro, 21, of Mossyrock. Mickey Ross, 57, of Auburn then ran over the tire-wheel assembly, damaging his SUV. Villatoro suffered lacerations to her face and upper body, and was taken to Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital in Vancouver for treatment. Rickert and Ross were unhurt. Rickert was cited for defective equipment.

Power Outage

Posted on 27th October 2011 at 07:34

Longview Police say that there were a number of drivers who apparently had some problems in dealing with the rule that when traffic signals are out, the intersection should be treated as a four-way stop, as traffic snarled yesterday morning on Tennant Way at 14th and 15th Avenues. This all got started when a power outage hit the south end of downtown Longview at about 6:10 yesterday morning. The outage was eventually traced to a fault in some underground cable in the area of 14th and Douglas. Cowlitz PUD officials report that 132 customers served by the Columbia Way substation were affected, including St. John Medical Center and the YMCA. About half of those affected were back up by about 7:30 am, then all repairs were complete by 9:35 am. LPD had to conduct some traffic control at 14th and 15th and Tennant Way, as some drivers apparently had some trouble with handling those intersections as a four-way stop. Despite the trouble, no collisions were reported.

White Pass Cougar

Posted on 27th October 2011 at 07:33

Letters were sent to homes in the White Pass School District yesterday morning, after the district Transportation Supervisor spotted a cougar on the grounds of the high school. Superintendent Rebecca Miner says that the supervisor spotted the cougar shortly after 6 am, then watched as the big cat left the campus, crossed a road and went into the woods. As a safety precaution, elementary school students weren’t allowed outside during breakfast, then staff swept the entire campus. Miner says that Washington Fish and Wildlife was notified; she also provided information on how students can ride buses to school, rather than walk. No other sightings have been reported at this time.

Wal-Mart Reopens

Posted on 27th October 2011 at 07:33

The reconstruction of the Wal-Mart store at 38th and Ocean Beach Highway is now complete, with a ribbon-cutting to re-open the store held yesterday morning. The new store has been completely rebuilt as a Super Wal-Mart, with a full grocery, along with the other departments that were featured in the old store. The new building is 154,000 square feet, 18 percent larger than the original building. It’s reported that 330 people now work at this new store, and with this, Wal-Mart now employs about 1,000 people in Cowlitz County. The Daily News reports that Wal-Mart is now the fourth-largest employer in Cowlitz County, coming in behind PeaceHealth, Weyerhaeuser and Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging.

Community Conversation

Posted on 27th October 2011 at 07:32

This week’s Community Conversation lecture at Lower Columbia College will feature Suzanne Johnson, the assistant director for LCC’s Head Start-Early Childhood Education Program, or ECEAP. The free lecture in the Wollenberg Auditorium at the Rose Center for the Arts is set to begin at noon. All who are interested are invited to attend.

ESD Awards

Posted on 27th October 2011 at 07:32

ESD 112 is out with its list of 2011 “Schools of Distinction,” honoring several local schools for their success in student achievement. Kalama Junior-Senior High is being honored, along with Toutle Lake High School and Naselle-Grays River Valley Junior-Senior High. Toutle Lake is now a two-time winner, since the awards were started back in 2007. Lori Williams with ESD 112 says that the awards are based on improvement on standardized tests over the preceding five years, with the school at or above the state median for the grade band on a “Reading/Math Level Index.” The schools will be formally recognized in a ceremony planned for this January at the ESD 112 offices in Vancouver.

Reynolds Warrants

Posted on 26th October 2011 at 07:55

Arrests warrants are now being issued for Ron Reynolds and Jonathan Reynolds of Toledo, charging them in connection with the 1998 shooting death of former State Trooper Ronda Reynolds. The Centralia Chronicle reports that the warrants were issued yesterday evening by Lewis County Coroner Warren McLeod, after “legal issues” that caused the quashing of some previous warrants were resolved. In a press release, McLeod says that concerns were raised when someone claimed that they saw one of the Inquest jurors putting a copy of “In the Still of the Night” into a purse. That book is true crime author Ann Rule’s account of the killing, where she puts forward the theory that Ronda Reynolds had been murdered, most likely by her stepson, Jonathan Reynolds. She then claims that Ron Reynolds helped cover up the crime. McLeod says that he was unable to prove that allegation in any way. The warrants will now be presented to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office for action. It’s noted that Ron Reynolds hasn’t been seen in the area for at least two weeks, and was recently placed on administrative leave from his job as principal at Toledo Elementary School.

Fry Pan Attack

Posted on 26th October 2011 at 07:55

Brittany Jean Roberto, 19, of Roy is heading to the Cowlitz County Jail, after she allegedly used a frying pan as a weapon during an early-morning domestic dispute at a home on Tilla Drive in Kelso. Around 1:45 this morning, a 19 year-old man called 911 from the area of Barnes Elementary School, claiming that he’d been attacked by his ex-girlfriend, and had a wound after being hit in the head with the fry pan. Deputies and Kelso Police responded to the area, and spotted Roberto’s car. She was stopped after a very brief car chase, and was arrested on a charge of second-degree assault. She’s now being held without bail; a three month-old baby was turned over to family members. The victim was treated and released from St. John Medical Center. Deputies say that it looks like a recent breakup may have led to the dispute.