Jordan M. Laddusaw, 24, of Kalama is facing a number of charges in southern Oregon, after a car crash that took place last week in Curry County. Early last Wednesday morning, an Oregon State Trooper was stopped on Highway 101 north of Brookings, Oregon, assisting a truck driver that was disabled. The trooper’s car was in the slow lane of the highway, parked with its emergency lights on. The trooper noticed another car coming at a high rate of speed; that car rear-ended the trooper’s vehicle, causing a minor head injury to the trooper. Laddusaw also received minor injuries in the crash, and was treated at a hospital in that area. After his treatment, Laddusaw was booked into the Curry County Jail on charges of DUI, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and third-degree assault.
Archive | February, 2016
The investigation into a fatal train collision near Tenino is continuing. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says that a pedestrian was killed Friday night, after an unidentified person stepped in front of an Amtrak train. They say that the person was hit on a portion of track that runs parallel to State Route 507, just south of Tenino. The collision occurred Friday afternoon, but additional information hasn’t been released.
The Blazers have opened a six game road trip 2-0 after a 111-102 win at Indiana last night. Damian Lillard had 33 to lead Portland to an eighth win in nine outings. The Blazers are at New York tomorrow…..Oregon regained first place in the Pac-12 with an 86-73 win over Washington. Oregon State beat WSU 69-49…..The LCC women’s team beat South Puget Sound 79-55 to capture a share of the West title. SPSCC downed the West champion Red Devil men 70-67. Both LCC teams host a NWAC Regional playoff Saturday with the women at 3 pm and the men at 5 pm…..The draws are out for the WIAA Final Eight. The Mark Morris girls play Ellensburg at 12:15 pm Thursday at the SunDome. The Woodland boys take on Clarkston at 3:45 pm Thursday, also in Yakima.
The Weather Service says that we have another strong weather system bearing down on the area. There’s a High Wind Watch set to go up on the South Washington and North Oregon Coast, starting tomorrow morning and running through tomorrow afternoon. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles an hour are expected, along with wind gusts of up to 60 miles an hour. The strongest winds are expected between mid-morning and mid-afternoon tomorrow. The exact storm track isn’t known at this time; the alert covers the area as far south as Tillamook and as far north as Raymond.
Work continues on the City of Longview’s 15th Avenue Pedestrian Safety Project, with lane closures planned in the work area at 15th and Hudson. For the next few weeks, the northbound outside lane on 15th between Hemlock and Hudson will be closed to through traffic. The westbound right turn lane on Hudson between 14th and 15th will also be closed to through traffic. It’s possible that additional lane closures will be needed on 15th as this work proceeds over the next few weeks. Access to local businesses will be maintained. You should use alternate routes to avoid delays.
Lower Columbia College is getting a portion of $340,000 that’s being donated to community and technical colleges across the state, helping to support student scholarships and emergency assistance funds. LCC is receiving $10,000 from the Kirkland-based Biella Foundation, which is providing grants to all 34 community and technical colleges across the state. LCC Foundation Executive Director Erin Zeiger says that support like this from a family foundation is “unprecedented,” also saying that this money will go right into the LCC Student Success Fund. Zeiger also says that the Biella Foundation intends to continue this support each year, so this gift will continue to touch the lives to students, and will help these people understand the transformational power of community colleges in helping to build stronger local communities.
There are some big announcements planned for this evening at the annual meeting of Cabaret Follies of Lower Columbia; they plan to announce the dates for this year’s Cabaret, along with other details about the production and its benefit partner. This will be a potluck event at the Longview American Legion Hall on 12th Avenue in Longview, starting at 6:30 pm. You can get signed up to help make the 2016 Cabaret another special memory. Get details on the Cabaret Follies Facebook page, or by calling Susan at 270-7739.
The Kirkland-based Biella Foundation donated $340,000 to all 34 Washington Community and Technical Colleges and Lower Columbia College gets $10,000 to support student scholarships and/or emergency assistance funds. The Biella Foundation was established by Seattle real estate developer Mart Bert. “A statewide investment from a family foundation like this is unprecedented”, according to LCC Foundation Director Erin Zeiger.
The Houston Rockets rallied from 21 down to beat Portland 119-105 last night, snapping the Blazers six game win streak. Portland is at Chicago tomorrow, KLOG 4:05 pm…..Gonzaga beat San Diego 82-60 last night. The Zags can clinch at least a share of the WCC title with a win at BYU tomorrow night…..The LCC basketball teams host South Puget Sound tomorrow with the women’s game at 5 pm and the men’s game at 7 pm…..The WIAA Regionals begin tonight with the Woodland boys against North Kitsap, 8 pm at Mt. Tahoma HS. The Toutle Lake girls play Ilwaco at 6 pm at Chehalis. The Mark Morris teams play back to back at Bellevue College tomorrow. The MM boys against Ellensburg at 12 pm and the MM girls against Toppenish at 2 pm, both on FM 101.5 The Wave at 11:45 am.
The 22nd Father-Daughter Dance is this weekend. The popular Longview Parks event is tonight at 7 pm, tomorrow at 4 pm and 7 pm and Sunday at 5 pm, all at the McClelland Arts Center…..Country star Aaron Tippin performs tomorrow night at the Columbia Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 pm.