A Boone, North Carolina city inspector says a hotel pool heater that leaked carbon monoxide and killed a Longview couple was installed without the knowledge of the inspection department. The inspector says the motel didn’t apply for a required permit. Daryl Jenkins, 73, and Shirley Jenkins, 72, of Longview died from the monoxide.
PeaceHealth and Regence reached a new two-year agreement announced yesterday. Regence members can continue to receive health care at PeaceHealth facilities, including St. John Medical Center in Longview
The Longview School Board was mulling over some other options as they continue to look at ways to combat decreasing enrollment in regard to facility best use. The Daily News reports the Board took a look at five other options to the Facilities Planning Committee recommendation of consolidating the two high schools and closing two elementary schools. The Board is hoping for more suggestions and will take them through July 15th.
Another alert employee also helped apprehend a suspect. A worker at the McDonalds on the Longview-Kelso border called police when she helped a woman that she felt was involved in a previous child custody case. Workers began to try and stall the woman as she placed her order. The suspect then got on a bike and left the restaurant. Longview police officers caught up with the woman and made an arrest. Holly Swogger, 24, was taken to jail on a third degree theft charge. The investigation continues in the case.
An alert employee of the Three Rivers Cinema helped police arrested a man messing with vehicles outside the theatre. The female employee noticed a man trying to scrape a license tab off a car in the parking lot. The suspect was using a razor blade. Police were called and they caught up with Roger Sanders, 62. He was taken to jail were he is being held on third degree malicious mischief. The incident happened just before 8:30 pm last night.
The Los Angeles Angels pounded out 21 hits and beat the Mariners 11-3 last night. The teams play again tonight in Anaheim, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Oregon State Beavers stayed alive at the College World Series in Omaha with an 11-4 victory over Louisville. OSU has another elimination game tomorrow against Indiana…..The Cowlitz Black Bears held on to beat the Corvallis Knights 8-7 last night. The Bears begin a home stand tonight as they host the Portland Stars in a 6:35 pm game at Story Field. The first 400 kids 14 and under receive a Black Bears logo baseball from Longview Fibre…..The San Antonio Spurs can wrap up a 5th NBA title with a win over Miami tonight in game six of the NBA Finals. The Heat need a win at home to force a deciding game seven on Thursday.
Local citizens are invited to a public meeting this afternoon to learn more about the Kelso Martin’s Bluff project intended to improve passenger rail traffic in the Longview-Kelso area. The meeting begins at 4 pm at the Cowlitz PUD meeting room in Longview. The project includes a possible new rail bridge over the Coweeman River and a third track at both the Longview Junction and Port of Kalama.
The Longview School Board will be looking at “other options” when they meet this evening regarding the Long Range Facilities Planning process. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm at Monticello Middle School.
Weyerhaeuser announced Sunday it is buying Longview Timber from Brookfield Asset Management for $2.65 billion. With the deal, Weyco will get 645,000 acres of timberlands in Washington and Oregon. Weyerhaeuser also announced that former Temple-Inland CEO Doyle Simons will take over as Weyco CEO in August, succeeding Dan Fulton who retires in October
A Kelso woman was arrested on a Clark County warrant after she tried to jump out of a moving vehicle yesterday afternoon. Sheriffs deputies were called to the 2700 block of Allen Street just before 3:30 yesterday afternoon. They found Shyla Barnes, 33, allegedly under the influence, but not seriously injured. She was taken to the Cowlitz County jail after a Clark County warrant popped up regarding a prior drug charge.