Hometeam 1490 KLOG, ESPN Radio http://klog.com The Home Team Station Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:02:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lights Out http://klog.com/light-out/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:02:38 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=34657 You may run into a traffic issue at the Kelso-Longview border, as the traffic light at Ocean Beach Highway-Washington Way and Cowlitz Way went out this morning at about 4:30 am. It’s also reported that a light pole and signal equipment may have been damaged in some sort of collision. Utility crews are on the scene, working to make repairs. Until the light is restored, treat the intersection as a four-way stop. You should also work out other routes, as this intersection will be extremely congested.

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Chamber Way Demo http://klog.com/chamber-way-demo/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:02:01 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=34655 The damage done to the Chamber Way overpass in Chehalis is so severe, the Washington Department of Transportation says that the bridge will need to be demolished and replaced. That process will get under way tonight, starting at 8 pm, and they hope to have the work done by 6 am tomorrow morning. Last Friday afternoon, a truck hauling two over-height excavators hit the underside of the overpass on the southbound freeway. Two cars were damaged and a driver suffered minor injuries when chunks of concrete rained onto the freeway. WashDOT officials say that an inspection shows that the damage is too severe to repair, so the overpass will be demolished. Starting tonight at 8 pm, both directions of the freeway will be reduced to one lane; at 10 pm, all traffic will be diverted off of the freeway at exit 79, going around the work zone. Anticipate heavy traffic through that area all night long; you’ll need to budget extra time or develop alternate routes to try and deal with this traffic. A special meeting of the Chehalis City Council is planned for Thursday afternoon, to discuss short and long-term solutions for the overpass.

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Winlock Attack http://klog.com/winlock-attack/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:00:29 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=34653 Authorities in Lewis County are still working to find the vehicle and driver that were involved in a serious hit-and-run crash on Sunday. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says that the crash took place at about 5:30 am on Sunday, in the 200 block of North Military Road. A passerby saw a damaged pickup, with a seriously injured woman trapped inside. The 50 year-old woman from Winlock was eventually sent to a hospital in Vancouver, with possible broken bones in her face, jaw and lower back. The woman was able to provide a description of the suspect driver, saying that he was a white male with dark hair, 5’8” to 5’10” in height. He was driving a 2007 Acura TL with Utah plates. The woman says that he actually came over to the pickup and tried to open the door; she says that he said that he was going for help, but never returned. A search was conducted and local medical facilities were checked, but the man hasn’t been found. Evidence has been collected from the Acura, while the effort to find the fugitive driver continues.

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Bike Crash Updates http://klog.com/bike-crash-updates/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:56:26 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=34651 The two men who were injured in separate motorcycle crashes in Longview continue to recover, both hospitalized in Vancouver. Niconor Garcia, 70, is in critical condition after a crash that took place shortly after 5 pm on Saturday, an incident that happened in the 4400 block of Constitution Lane. Garcia was LifeFlighted to PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center after the crash, when it was reported that he was having trouble breathing, and couldn’t remain conscious. It’s noted that he was wearing a “half-helmet.”

Henry Li, 28, of Longview is in satisfactory condition at PeaceHealth Southwest, after crashing on Tennant Way. Witnesses say that Li was riding erratically at a high rate of speed, when he crashed his bike at about 11:30 pm on Sunday. Li was ejected after hitting another vehicle; his motorcycle continued for several hundred feet before crashing and bursting into flames. State Troopers say that charges are still pending.

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Baltimore Robbery http://klog.com/baltimore-robbery-2/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:55:13 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=34649 Longview Police are looking into a report from a woman who claims that she was jumped, beaten and robbed early yesterday morning. The woman called 911 at about 1 yesterday morning, claiming that three suspects had attacked and robbed her. The woman also said that her arm may have been broken. The woman says that there were three male suspects, one white male and two Hispanic males, all in their 20’s. She says that the suspects wore different color hoodie sweatshirts, and they had their faces covered. Officers report that the woman was taken to St. John Medical Center to get treatment for her arm, while police checked around the neighborhood. The suspects have not been located.

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Hiker Found http://klog.com/hiker-found-2/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:54:20 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=34647 The search for a disabled 15 year-old who got separated from his hiking party near White Pass had a good resolution. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says that Robby Kershaw was found safe yesterday morning in an area called Hell Creek, about halfway between White Pass and Clear Lake. They say that he appeared to be in good condition after spending a night out in the woods.

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N. 6th Fire http://klog.com/n-6th-fire/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:53:35 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=34645 They’re still trying to figure out what started Sunday afternoon’s fire that destroyed a home under repair in the 800 block of North 6th Avenue in Kelso. Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue was called to the house on North 6th at about 5:50 pm on Sunday, when neighbors saw smoke and flames coming from the rear of the house. When fire crews arrived, they kicked up to a second alarm, calling for additional resources. It took just over 20 minutes to get the fire knocked down. The attached garage of the house was damaged in the fire; the wall of a neighboring home also caught fire, but they were able to get that put out before serious damage was done. It’s noted that the home was in the process of being remodeled; the loss is estimated to be in the area of $70,000. Two people were displaced in the fire, and are receiving assistance. No injuries were reported.

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JHB and HOME Projects http://klog.com/jhb-and-home-projects/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:49:05 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=34640 With little Ethan Beutler tagging along for the ride, Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler was in town yesterday, touring two facilities that are supported by the federal HOME Investment Partnership Program and CDBG dollars. Beutler says that she’s been asked to support these programs for years, but she now sees the results of that support in real time and in real life…jhb…Beutler toured the Stratford Apartments on Hemlock Street in Longview, which has been converted into housing for local veterans, also connecting those veterans with support services and programs. After that, Beutler toured a unit at the Phoenix House, a 20-unit apartment complex that provides housing and support for pregnant and post-partum women who are coming out of drug treatment programs. Beutler says that she’s always had strong support for HOME projects like these, and these tours help justify continued support.

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KLOG Tuesday Sports http://klog.com/klog-tuesday-sports-235/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:49:03 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=34641 The Mariners return to action today as they send Felix Hernandez to the mound at Pittsburgh, KLOG 3:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears defeated Bend 11-9 last night. It was the Bears 5th straight win, all against Bend. Kenyon Yovan had three hits with a homer and 4 RBI’s. Lorin Archibald went 4 for 5. The Bears are home tonight as they take on the Bellingham Bells, 6:35 pm at Story Field…..The Hilander Dental Senior Legion season ended with an 11-2 loss to Twin City at the State tournament in Yakima. HD ends the season at 18-25…..Babe Ruth Regional action starts today. The Kelso 15’s play Riverton Wyoming at 7 pm tonight at Louis Bloch Park in Camas. The Longview 13’s open up with Idaho at 11:30 am at the Regional at Medical Lake HS in the Spokane area.

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LCCA BBQ http://klog.com/lcca-bbq/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:47:11 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=34638 The Lower Columbia Contractors Association plans to thank its membership at this evening’s “Appreciation BBQ,” which will take place at the Kelso-Longview Elks Lodge, starting at 4 pm. Along with the “grill-your-own-steak” bar, baked potatoes, veggies, salad and rolls, attendees will be able to find out about their LCCA membership benefits, things like safety assistance, insurance, education, marketing and more. “30 Year Blend” with Randy and Karen Walker will provide live entertainment, and they will also have other activities. Call the LCCA at 425-8820 for more information.

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