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Thumb Bite

Posted on 3rd May 2016 at 09:06

They’re still looking for a small dog that ran away from a car crash that took place yesterday afternoon at 14th and Douglas. Longview Police say that a car and a station wagon collided in the intersection at about 5 pm, trapping one person inside. Two people were taken to Saint John Medical Center after the crash, but it’s also being reported that a small dog escaped from one of the rigs. The dog is described as a “shih tzu-type,” with a name of “Soupie,” or something close to that. Longview Police continue to investigate the incident. The names of those involved haven’t yet been released.

14th and Douglas Crash

Posted on 3rd May 2016 at 09:06

They’re still looking for a small dog that ran away from a car crash that took place yesterday afternoon at 14th and Douglas. Longview Police say that a car and a station wagon collided in the intersection at about 5 pm, trapping one person inside. Two people were taken to Saint John Medical Center after the crash, but it’s also being reported that a small dog escaped from one of the rigs. The dog is described as a “shih tzu-type,” with a name of “Soupie,” or something close to that. Longview Police continue to investigate the incident. The names of those involved haven’t yet been released.

Jail Snafu

Posted on 3rd May 2016 at 09:05

An investigation is under way after it was reported that a man who allegedly shot at a Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy was inadvertently let go from the Cowlitz County Jail. Joshua Weythman Baker, 27, allegedly fired several rounds at a Deputy that was chasing him. That incident took place on March 31st, with speeds hitting 100 miles an hour on SR 3 before Baker and a woman ditched the car and evading police. Baker was eventually located and arrested in Portland, through the work of a multi-agency task force. Baker was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on April 6th on a Department of Corrections warrant, but he was released from custody on Friday. It’s reported that Baker was given a bus ticket to Olympia. Cowlitz County Corrections officials say that they are now trying to figure out exactly what happened.

Motorcycle Crash

Posted on 3rd May 2016 at 09:04

Michael Jasa, 17, of Winlock is recovering from injuries he received in a two-vehicle crash that took place yesterday afternoon on SR 6, west of Chehalis. State Troopers say that Jasa was injured when his motorcycle ran into the rear end of another car. 36 year-old Thomas Hornback of Curtis had stopped for traffic, and then was hit from behind by Jasa. He was taken to Centralia Providence Hospital for treatment, while Hornback was unhurt. Troopers say “driver inattention” was the cause of the crash, and they cited Jasa for violation of the basic speed rule.

Tuesday Movie Night

Posted on 3rd May 2016 at 09:03

There’s another Tuesday Movie Night planned for this evening at the Longview Public Library, starting at 6 pm. Due to copyright regulations, they can’t say the name of the movie, but they do say that “you will feel wave after wave after wave of excitement.’’ The doors to the Library Auditorium will open at 5:45, with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and cannot be left unattended. Go to the Longview Library web page for more information, or call 442-5322 for more information.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Posted on 3rd May 2016 at 09:02

It’s time to get the glue, clamps and paints ready to go, as the theme for the 8th annual Longview Cardboard Regatta is announced. This year’s theme is “The Great Northwest,” allowing this year’s Regatta teams to use this area and its surroundings as the inspiration for their craft. Cardboard will be distributed for free two different weeks, on Saturday, May 14th and on Saturday, June 4th, starting at 9 am at the Cowlitz County Expo Center. Hometeam 1490 KLOG, Cookin’ Country 105.5 and 101-5 The Wave are coordinating this years Regatta, while KapStone Paper and Packaging is once again providing the raw cardboard stock. Boat builders can call Joel Hanson at 636-0110 to register for this year’s race, and to get more information. The Longview Cardboard Regatta has teams design and build boats from corrugated cardboard, looking to build a craft that can make at least three heats around a 200-yard course on Lake Sacajawea. The kickoff event for this year’s Go 4th Festival is set for Saturday, July 2nd at 11 am.

Weyco Pulp Sale

Posted on 2nd May 2016 at 06:27

Weyerhaeuser is selling off its pulp business, sending that part of the company to International Paper for a price of about two billion dollars. IP is buying five pulp mills in Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, and up in Alberta. The deal also includes converting facilities in Mississippi and Poland. This sale is part of a strategic review of Weyerhaeuser that was announced last November, when the timber giant announced that it was buying Plum Creek Timber. The deal also includes a $300 million tax benefit, coming from the purchase of assets.

Sauvie Island Drowning

Posted on 2nd May 2016 at 06:16

Authorities are still working to recover a woman who is missing and presumed as drowned after she fell off of her paddleboard near Sauvie Island. Authorities in Multnomah County say that the woman had been on the board at about 4:20 yesterday afternoon, when she went into the water near Collins Beach. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says that they have spotted the body, and they were bringing additional resources to complete the recovery. The woman’s name hasn’t yet been released.

MBT EIS

Posted on 2nd May 2016 at 06:14

Those for and against the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility on the old Reynolds Metals plant in West Longview are now poring over the three thousand pages of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the project. The long-awaited document was released on Friday, opening up a 45-day public comment period. In making the joint announcement with the Department of Ecology, Cowlitz County Building and Planning reports that this draft study covers 23 environmental resources areas; they also say that this project would impact 21 of those areas, some of those impacts are called “significant.” They say that most, if not all, of these impacts can be mitigated. Three public hearings on the DEIS are being set up, with the first one on May 24th here in Longview. The other hearings are May 26th in Spokane and on June 2nd in Pasco. The DEIS can be viewed on-line, and they also have a hard copy at the Longview Library.

Chinook Rentals Theft

Posted on 2nd May 2016 at 06:13

Thieves continue to target businesses on Industrial Way, as Chinook Sales and Rentals reports the loss of nearly $14,000 in tools and equipment over the weekend. The burglary was reported just before 8 am Saturday, saying that someone had cut the fence next to the railroad track, then they got into the yard and cut a hole in the side of the building itself. Nine red suitcase-style Honda generators valued at more than $1,100 apiece were taken, along with a Stihl professional-grade chain saw and two more “quick-cut saws.” Police say that the burglars were careful to not trip the store’s security sensors. No suspects have been identified.