The Kelso boys basketball team captured at least a share of the league title with a 65-38 victory over Fort Vancouver last night. Shaw Anderson led the way with 25 points. It’s Kelso’s first league title since 1993. Mark Morris rallied from 16 down at halftime to beat Washougal 57-54. The comeback keeps MM’s hopes alive for an 18th straight league title…..The Kelso Lassies beat Fort 63-23 last night to clinch a home Bi-District game on February 7th……The LCC basketball teams are at Tacoma tonight, women at 6 pm and the men at 8 pm…..The WSU men’s hoop team is at home against Arizona tonight at 7 pm…..Damian Lillard scored 28 to lead the Blazers over the Clippers 104-96. Portland is at home tonight against the Chicago Bulls, KLOG 6:05 pm.
Archive | January, 2018
Sergeant Scott Neves is the new Chief of Police for the city of Castle Rock. He has been serving as the Acting Chief followed the retirement of Bob Heuer last August. Neves has been on the Castle Rock force since 2002.
Today is the last day on the job for Longview City Manager Dave Campbell, who resigned from his post in November. Campbell is looking for a change after 12 seasons with Longview and three as city manager.
The “Froggy Robber” is believed to be the suspect in yesterday’s robbery of the US Bank branch in Scappoose. The suspect jumped over the counter, threatened bank employees with a knife and got away with cash. The Hispanic man, 5’5” 160 lbs, is believed to have hit four other branches since October.
Longview Police report that a 17-year-old suspect in the last Sunday’s shooting has turned himself in. Sergeant Chris Blanchard reports that the young man’s family talked him into surrendering. Deshawn Watson, 16, was shot in the chest and is continuing his recovery at Southwest Medical Center. According to an LPD press release, the incident “likely happened recklessly, but unintentionally.”
The Portland Trail Blazers won’t have to deal with Blake Griffin tonight as they take on the Clippers in Los Angeles, KLOG 6:35 pm. Griffin was traded to the Pistons yesterday for three players and two draft picks…..Hayley Niles had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the LCC women to a 79-45 victory at Green River last night. Tywanna Abbott added 18 points and 12 boards…..The Mark Morris girls hoop team made Senior Night extra memorable as they upset Washougal 53-40 last night. Madison Mosier led the way with 16 points. Washougal drops to 9-1 in league while MM is now 8-2. Tonight in girls play, Kelso is Fort Vancouver at 7 pm…..The Kelso boys will host Fort Vancouver tonight at 7 pm. The MM boys travel to Washougal, 6:45 pm on FM 101.5 The Wave.
Classes at Hilda Lahti Elementary School in Knappa are closed today and tomorrow due to a flu outbreak. 43 percent of students are sick and several teachers and staff are also affected.
Another blow to oil and coal export projects in the Northwest yesterday when Governor Jay Inslee rejected the oil-by-rail terminal project proposed at the Port of Vancouver. Environmental groups are praising the decision while economic development folks see another major defeat for the carbon economy and the jobs that come with it.
Two people were arrested early yesterday morning and one of them didn’t go to jail easily. Longview Police responded to the U-Haul business off Oregon Way yesterday just after 1 am on a report that a burglary may be in progress. They found a Chevy Silverado near a tow impound yard and witnessed a male trying to force open a gate. Scott Talbert and Elizabeth O’Dell were confronted nearby. An arrest warrant was out for Talbert and Longview Police claim that O’Dell gave a false name. According to LPD, O’Dell resisted arrest and scratched and kicked at officers. She also allegedly struck and kicked at correction officers at the jail.
A 16-year-old Longview boy continues to recover from the injuries he received in a shooting early Sunday morning in Longview. DeShawn Watson was shot in the torso in the 1100 block of 18th Avenue in Longview around 1 am Sunday. Watson is listed in stable condition this morning at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver. Watson’s mother Teressa Layman told the Daily News that her son’s right lung was damaged by the bullet and that the trauma team at Southwest saved her son.
The investigation into the shooting continues and police are still hoping to interview another teen that was involved. Watson has told officers that the shooting was accidental.