Hometeam 1490 KLOG, ESPN Radio http://klog.com The Home Team Station Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:48:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Vernonia Standoff http://klog.com/vernonia-standoff-3/ http://klog.com/vernonia-standoff-3/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:48:51 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=30515 An overnight standoff in the Vernonia area is over, ending peacefully this morning with the arrest of Jesse Shaw, 33. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says that this incident got started Sunday night, when Shaw allegedly confronted his ex-girlfriend at her home near Timber. They say that Shaw was upset about her going out with another man, and he went to her home. It’s claimed that Shaw pulled a gun on the couple, and then did “considerable damage” to the man’s vehicle. Shaw took off, but authorities knew where he lived, and went to that home on Spencer Road early this morning. Deputies say that Shaw refused to respond to multiple calls and requests to surrender, so they sent tear gas into the house. Shaw came out right afterward, and was taken into custody. He’s now being held in the Washington County Jail, with multiple felony counts pending.

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Columbia Heights Incident http://klog.com/columbia-heights-incident/ http://klog.com/columbia-heights-incident/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:47:56 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=30513 Traffic is moving normally again this morning on Columbia Heights Road, after an hour-long shutdown that took place last night, as authorities dealt with a man who may have been having some mental health issues. Around 7:20 last night, people living in the 2700 block of Columbia Heights Road reported that a man was involved in a verbal dispute with his children, and may be suicidal. It was also reported that the man had been firing guns into the woods behind his house, apparently shooting at “people” who were trying to get in. Longview Police moved in on the house, closing the road and making a callout to Lower Columbia SWAT. Officers were able to safely get the man into custody shortly after 8 pm, and the road re-opened at about 8:20 pm. The man was taken to St. John Medical Center for a mental health evaluation and treatment.

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Gun Purchase Thwarted http://klog.com/gun-purchase-thwarted/ http://klog.com/gun-purchase-thwarted/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:47:05 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=30511 An instant background check on a man who apparently was trying to purchase a firearm led to the arrest of a Clatskanie man on sexual abuse and rape charges out of Astoria. Longview Police were called to the 7th Avenue Walmart at about 5:30 yesterday afternoon, after Astoria Police reported on a hit from the National Instant Background Check; they reported having a warrant on Dillon Jacob Leroy Sutton, 22, of Clatskanie, saying that he’s wanted on charges of sexual abuse and rape. Employees stalled Sutton until Longview Police arrived and arrested Sutton. He’s now being held on bail of $250,000, awaiting extradition back to Oregon. Details on the allegations in the warrant haven’t yet been disclosed.

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DV Assault http://klog.com/dv-assault-4/ http://klog.com/dv-assault-4/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:46:21 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=30509 Rod Keith Alhashim, 54, of Longview faces at least six felony charges after an alleged domestic violence incident at his home on Coal Creek Road. Sheriff’s Deputies claim that Alhashimi attacked his wife as she was sleeping, using a chair leg to hit her several times. It’s also alleged that Alhashimi fired a gun at his wife during the incident. Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Alhashimi early yesterday morning, booking him into the jail on charges of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, unlawful imprisonment, illegal possession of a gun and violation of a no-contact order. A charge of criminal impersonation is also being added, as Deputies claim that Alhashimi tried to disguise his voice at the time of booking. Alhashimi is now being held without bail, pending his first appearance in Superior Court.

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Missing Woman http://klog.com/missing-woman-6/ http://klog.com/missing-woman-6/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:45:36 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=30507 Detectives with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is sending out an all-points bulletin, attempting to find a Centralia woman who was reported as missing over the weekend. They say that Elizabeth A. Pham, 33, was last seen on Saturday, near exit 59 on I-5, about ten miles north of Castle. Elizabeth Pham is a white female with blond hair and blue eyes, 5’6” and 122 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, purple pajama bottoms and no shoes. Photos of Pham are being released through a variety of media. If you have information on the whereabouts of Elizabeth Pham of Centralia, call Detective Jeremy Almond at 360-748-9286.

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Swanson Fine http://klog.com/swanson-fine/ http://klog.com/swanson-fine/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:44:46 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=30505 The Washington Department of Labor and Industries is fining Swanson Bark and Wood more than $17,000 for violations connected to the wall collapse that fatally injured company owner and CEO John Leber. Leber’s lower body was crushed when three thousand-pound concrete blocks being used as a retaining wall fell over on June 17th. Leber spent several weeks in intensive care before he died from his injuries on July 10th. In its citation letter, L&I says that the concrete blocks were stacked on “soft, sandy surfaces,” and were NOT supported or fixed in place. Swanson is also being dinged for not addressing safe construction with these blocks in its accident prevention program, and for failing to adequately train employees on how to build walls with these kind of blocks. Swanson has 15 days to appeal the fine.

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Longview Street Work http://klog.com/longview-street-work-4/ http://klog.com/longview-street-work-4/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:43:57 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=30503 As they cast an eye to the weather reports, the City of Longview is moving up the paving of Tennant Way, saying that work will start today and will run through Thursday. Starting at noon today, westbound Tennant Way will be closed between 7th and 15th Avenues, with work planned until 6 am tomorrow morning. Tomorrow, the eastbound lanes of Tennant Way will be closed, starting again at noon, and then going until 6 am on Thursday. Final intersection paving is currently scheduled for Thursday, with intermittent lane closures planned between 7 am and 5 pm. Traffic will NOT be allowed to make left turns from the open directions on Tennant Way, nor will traffic be allowed to cross the road during the closures. Detours will be posted, but you’re advised to use alternate routes to avoid possible delays. Side streets will be open to local traffic for business access.

The City of Longview also plans to use this weather window to complete the re-striping of the Civic Circle. At the direction of the City Council, street workers will be changing the lane configurations on the entrances and exits on Washington Way. They say that this is an attempt to reduce the weaving issues caused by the current configuration, along with the challenges that drivers face as they try to get to the Post Office, or when they try to get out of the Circle at Olympia Way or Louisiana Street. Traffic Engineer Manuel Abarca says that this change should also help out with “yield compliance” for traffic that’s coming into the Civic Circle from Washington Way. Short-term lane closures will be needed as this work is completed, so there could be some congestion. You’ll also want to give other vehicles some extra space, as drivers get used to these new lanes.

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Corps Comments http://klog.com/corps-comments/ http://klog.com/corps-comments/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:43:26 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=30501 The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is now taking public comments on the first set of permits that are needed for the proposed Northwest Innovations methanol plant at the Port of Kalama. The Corps says that comments are now being accepted on permit applications submitted by the Port and by Northwest Pipeline; the proposed project includes construction of a new marine terminal, vessel moorings and other structures connected to this type of terminal. Northwest Innovations is proposing construction of a billion-dollar methanol production facility on the Port of Kalama’s North Port property. Product form the facility would be shipped to China, where it would be used in plastics production. Full details on the proposed scope of construction, timelines and volumes involved are available on the Corps of Engineers web page. Comments are being accepted through Monday, November 9th.

The Corps of Engineers is also out with the final Environmental Assessment for maintenance dredging on the Columbia River, which also includes sites for disposal of dredge spoils on Rice Island and Howard Island. Information on that final decision is also available on Corps web page.

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Today’s Events http://klog.com/todays-events-7/ http://klog.com/todays-events-7/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:42:24 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=30499 You can hang with some supporters of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at a Democratic Presidential Debate watch party that’s planned for this evening. The local Bernie Sanders supporters plan to gather at 5 pm in the lower level of the Kelso Train Depot, and then the debate will start at 6. Donations to help cover the cost of the room will be accepted; the event is open to anyone interested.

You can pick up some pointers on improving your twilight years at a free educational seminar that the Lower Columbia College Foundation is sponsoring. This evening’s seminar is titled “Should You Still Trust: Are Trusts Still Useful in Your Estate Plan?” This seminar will focus on the role of trusts in probate and estate planning, along with the continuing management of your financial affairs in the event that you are incapacitated. Retired financial planners “Ben” Coombs will moderate a panel discussion that will feature a number of local financial planners and trustees. The free panel discussion starts at 7 pm in Room 123 at LCC’s new Health and Science Building.

A new support group for survivors of domestic violence and abuse meets for the first time today, offering those victims a place to come and find out how they might be able to move past that dark place. “Journey Beyond Abuse” is a 12-week support group for domestic violence survivors, where members will talk about the abuse in their own lives; they’ll discuss different types of abuse, along with how that abuse has affected their own lives. “Journey Beyond Abuse” is being offered by the Emergency Support Shelter, and will also feature tools for participants that will help them get past their abusive situations. The first gathering of the “Journey Beyond Abuse” support group is scheduled to start at 1 pm today; a second group is planned to start at 4 pm on Wednesday, November 11th. Call the Emergency Support Shelter at 353-5777, extension 21 for more information.

It’s “Beer and Pizza” at this evening’s Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event, going from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the American Workforce Group on 14th Avenue in Longview. While you check out the employment services being offered by AWG, you can also nosh on pizza from Pie@Trios and wash it down with wine and beer supplied by Kendall Distributing. Adena’s Bakery will also be presenting dessert. You can save some money on admission by registering early; call the Chamber at 423-8400 for details.

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KLOG Tuesday Sports http://klog.com/klog-tuesday-sports-198/ http://klog.com/klog-tuesday-sports-198/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:31:04 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=30497 Steve Sarkisian has been fired as head coach at USC. The former Husky coach was on leave for one day after reportedly showing up for work under the influence…..Day two of the GSHL 3A District boys golf tournament is underway at Tri-Mountain. Jaret Rakoz and Braxton Martin were the top Hilanders with 82’s yesterday. Also today, Mark Morris and R.A. Long square off at Mint Valley…..In girls soccer tonight, Columbia River is at Kelso (7pm), Mark Morris at Hudson’s Bay (7pm) and Ridgefield at R.A. Long (6pm)…..Same matchups in volleyball tonight, River at Kelso, Ridgefield at RAL and MM at Bay…..Ties were the word in prep tennis yesterday. RAL and Washougal ended up 3-3, but the Jacks won the tiebreaker. MM and Bay ended up 3-3, but the match was a tie in sets and games.

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