Hometeam 1490 KLOG, ESPN Radio http://klog.com The Home Team Station Tue, 24 May 2016 15:53:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bogus Bomb Threats http://klog.com/bogus-bomb-threats/ Tue, 24 May 2016 15:53:48 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=33804 At least three schools in Southwest Washington were victims of an apparent world-wide scam robocall yesterday, where a bomb threat was called in, causing evacuations and lockdowns all over the place. Kessler Elementary School in Longview got one of these calls, coming in a few minutes after noon; school officials say that the person calling said things like “There’s not a lot of time,” and “It’s going to explode.” The school was evacuated as a precaution, while Longview Police and fire crews responded to the school. Students were taken to Longview Community Church to rendezvous with their parents, while a search of the school was set up. As that process was getting under way, the scope of the scam started becoming apparent, with schools all across the country and around the world also reporting that they got exactly the same call. Long Beach Elementary and York Elementary in Vancouver are two other area schools that got hit. A search of Kessler was done as a precaution, with nothing found. School will proceed as normal today.

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Fake Skyward E-mails http://klog.com/fake-skyward-e-mails/ Tue, 24 May 2016 15:53:16 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=33802 The Kelso School District is also out with a scam alert, reporting that someone is sending fake e-mails through the Skyward student progress tracking program, apparently trying to mine personal information through those e-mails. Yesterday, morning, KSD posted on Flashnews that fake e-mails are going out on Skyward, claiming that there has been a security breach on Skyward; the e-mail requests personal information, including a Social Security number. School officials say that legitimate requests from Skyward NEVER ask for a Social Security number. At this point, it does not appear that anyone was victimized, but the district is sending out this information as a precaution for everyone else.

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River Rescue http://klog.com/river-rescue-16/ Tue, 24 May 2016 15:52:43 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=33800 Two men are back on dry land this morning, after surviving a boat capsizing that took place yesterday on the Columbia River Slough, just west of Longview. Deputies were called to the area around 1 pm yesterday, when it was reported that two men were hanging onto a log in the water after their boat had flipped over. A sergeant found the men and communicated verbally that a boat was going into the water. They say that both the men were wearing life jackets; one of the men said that he can’t swim. It took about 50 minutes for the Sheriff’s Office to get their boat in the water and then rescue the two men. They also hooked up to the overturned boat and towed it to the Coal Creek boat launch, so it can be recovered. Names are not being released; Deputies do say that the safe recovery of these two men shows the value of wearing a life jacket when boating.

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Sparna Leaves http://klog.com/sparna-leaves/ Tue, 24 May 2016 15:52:11 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=33798 The 623-foot bulk carrier that ran aground near Puget Island on March 21st is finally on its way to Japan, taking a piece of the Pacific Northwest with her. Back in March, the “Sparna” went out of the shipping lane and hit submerged rocks, with a large boulder actually going inside the hold of the ship. The Sparna was towed to the Port of Kalama for inspection and repairs; those temporary repairs are now complete, and the Sparna is now bound for Japan and a foreign shipyard, where permanent repairs will be made.

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Salmon Released http://klog.com/salmon-released/ Tue, 24 May 2016 15:51:08 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=33796 The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is working to find the person or persons who cut loops off of a net pen at Mayfield Lake, releasing about 100,000 young Chinook salmon prematurely. They say that the incident took place some time over the weekend, between 4:30 pm on Saturday and noon on Sunday. The investigation shows that the loops holding the net pen in place were cut, releasing the small fish. Tacoma Public Utilities says that the young fish could overwhelm fish traps that are in place at Mayfield Dam. Investigators are trying to find security footage that could help identify the suspects. Call 360-748-9286 if you have information on this incident.

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Hoover Sanction http://klog.com/hoover-sanction/ Tue, 24 May 2016 15:50:27 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=33794 The group that oversees police officer certification in Oregon is apparently recommending that former Clatskanie Police Chief Marvin Hoover lose that certification. Recently, Hoover re-retired from the position, after two officers on the department came forward with allegations of racist behavior. The Clatskanie Chief reports that the Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards recommended that Hoover have his certification suspended for seven years for misconduct, 10 years for gross misconduct, and 15 years for “disregard for the lives of others.” The three terms would run at the same time. Hoover can request a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge; the next hearing of this committee happens in July.

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Radich Tapped http://klog.com/radich-tapped/ Tue, 24 May 2016 15:49:34 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=33792 A former Kelso School District administrator is being named as the interim Superintendent of one of Oregon’s larger school districts. It’s being reported that Paula Radich is now the interim Superintendent of the Beaverton School District, replacing a person who is heading to take over a school district in Georgia. Radich was a principal and also held other administrative positions in the Kelso School District before she headed to Oregon. Radich was the Newberg Superintendent of Schools from 1999 to 2012, and was named as Oregon’s Superintendent of the Year in 2010.

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“The Warm Blob” Conference http://klog.com/the-warm-blob-conference/ Tue, 24 May 2016 15:49:06 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=33790 You can learn about “the Warm Blob” that’s sitting off of out coast and how it might affect our future weather by going out to Astoria today for the Columbia River Estuary Conference. A main focus of this year’s conference is climate change and the “warm blob” that currently off of the coast of the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia River Estuary Conference runs today through Thursday at the Liberty Theatre in Astoria; go to Eventbrite.com for ticket information.

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KLOG Tuesday Sports http://klog.com/klog-tuesday-sports-229/ Tue, 24 May 2016 14:21:38 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=33788 The Kelso Lassies won three straight games yesterday to qualify for the State 3A softball tournament. Kelso beat Hazen 7-0, downed Auburn-Riverside 4-1 and defeated Central Kitsap 8-0. Megan Holt got two of the victories. Kelso will open State 3A play Friday at the RAC Fields in Lacey…..Rich Hill went eight shutout innings to lead the Oakland A’s to a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. The teams play again tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The LCC baseball team has been working hard as baseball players and groundskeepers as they are getting ready for the start of the NWAC Baseball Championships Thursday at Story Field. The defending champs have the additional chores that make hosting the tournament even more difficult. The Red Devils open play Thursday night at 7:35 pm.

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Ocean Park Drowning http://klog.com/ocean-park-drowning/ Mon, 23 May 2016 16:07:13 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=33784 The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 12 year-old girl from Warrenton drowned yesterday in the ocean off of Klipsan Beach. Sheriff Scott Johnson says that the first 911 call came in around 7 pm, with another young girl telling a stranger that she “couldn’t see her friend anymore.” Rescue teams were mobilized, and they spotted the girl’s body about a quarter-mile from where it’s believed that she went in. The girl was taken out of the water, but couldn’t be revived. It’s noted that high winds caused the surf to be higher than normal; it’s also thought that the girl was NOT wearing a life jacket. Names have not been released as of yet.

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