The Mariners lost for the sixth time in seven games as Texas beat Seattle 6-3 last night. Yu Darvish outpitched Hisashi Iwakuma. The M’s are now 9 1/2 games behind the Rangers in the AL West as the teams play again tonight, KLOG 4:00 pm…..Multiple reports say the Seahawks will cut Brandon Browner from the roster later today. Browner was an original member of the Legion of Boom and was trying to return to the team after stints in New England and New Orleans. The Hawks must get down from 90 players to 75 players today.…..The LCC volleyball team has a busy week with three home matches starting this afternoon at 5 pm against Chemeketa. The Devils host Columbia Basin at 3pm tomorrow and Clackamas Thursday night at 7 pm.
Longview Police are going to Facebook, looking for the public’s help in finding a woman who hasn’t been seen in nine years. Lorie V. Haley would now be 63 years of age, and was last seen in the Longview-Kelso area in July of 2007. Longview Police say that Haley and a friend came to this area from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and were known to stay in local motels. She was reported to be in the company of David A. Clark, who is now 48 years of age. Photos of Haley and Clark are now posted on the Longview Police Facebook page; Haley was last described as being 5’2” and 112 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Clark is said to be 5’7” and 200 pounds, with a bald head and blue eyes. If you have seen Lorie Haley, or you have information on where she might be, you’re asked to call Longview Police at 442-5800, and ask for Detective Michael Maini; if he’s not available, you’re asked to leave a voicemail.
There’s been no improvement in the condition of Bernie Altman, 92, of Kelso, who is still in critical condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center, after he was beaten and stabbed in his home late last week. Altman’s son, David Jack Altman, 52, remains in the Cowlitz County Jail on charges of attempted first-degree murder and third-degree assault, and is scheduled to enter a plea this morning in Cowlitz County Superior Court. It’s alleged that David Altman attacked his father last Thursday, at the older man’s home on North 20th in Kelso. It’s also noted that David Altman has a history of mental illness; it’s reported that Bernie Altman asked that his son be put into involuntary treatment, due to his issues with schizophrenia. Kelso Police continue to monitor this case.
School starts today for all grades in Kelso, and all grade also start today in Winlock, so drivers need to be even more on the lookout for kids heading to and from schools and bus stops. Be sure to observe the school zone speed limits, and be aware of children and other drivers as kids are dropped off or are picked up. Toutle Lake, Woodland, St. Rose Catholic School and Three River Christian School will start tomorrow. Longview, Castle Rock, Kalama, Rainier and St. Helens all start next week.
As work continues on water line replacement along Nichols Boulevard, the City of Longview is announcing a closure of 18th Avenue at the intersection with Nichols. Starting today, 18th Avenue will be closed south of Nichols; detours will be posted, and local access will be maintained from Cypress Street, northeast of the closure. The street is expected to reopen by Friday.
Today is the last day of “free fishing” in Washington state, as Washington Fish and Wildlife resumes the sale of fishing and hunting licenses. The WDFW web page was shut down last week after it was discovered that a “vulnerability” was discovered in an outside vendor’s system, a flaw that exposed personal information about customers in several states, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Fish and Wildlife officials say that they worked with the Office of Cyber Security to restore the dealer services, after insuring that the site was secure. Today, no license or catch record card is needed in any water open for fishing, but tomorrow, you will need all of the required licenses, permits and endorsements required under state law. Online sales are still shut down at this time, but you can get fishing and hunting licenses over the phone by calling 360-902-2464.
The offshore salmon season is being shut down, but Buoy 10 anglers will soon get a little break. Marine Area 1, off of Ilwaco, shut down to salmon fishing this past Saturday, after the projected Coho quota was met. However, the “mark-selective” requirement on Chinook caught between Buoy 10 and the Tongue Point-Rocky Point Line is being lifted two days early, starting next Sunday and Monday. Both of those days, anglers will be allowed to keep wild and hatchery Chinook, and then Buoy 10 will close on Tuesday, the 6th.
The White Sox beat the Mariners 4-1 yesterday. Chicago takes three of the four games knocking Seattle 8 1/2 games behind Texas in the AL West. The M’s can gain some ground when they play the Rangers three times in Arlington starting today, KLOG 4:00 pm…..The Portland Timbers scored four first half goals and held on to beat the Seattle Sounders 4-2 yesterday…..Taylor Sweeney scored a goal and assisted on another as LCC defeated Skagit Valley 2-0 in women’s soccer at the NWAC Fall Festival on Sunday. The Devils lost 1-0 to Yakima Valley on Saturday…..In volleyball at the NWAC Fall Festival, LCC went 4-2 over the two days. Sunday the Devils beat SW Oregon 2-0 and then beat Columbia Basin 3-1. LCC hosts Chemeketa Tuesday afternoon at 5 pm.
School gets under way today for most of the kids in the Kelso School District. Today is the first day of class for grades K-through-5, grade 6 and grade 9. All other grades will start classes tomorrow. All grades report for class tomorrow in Winlock, and Wednesday will be the first day of school in Woodland and Toutle Lake, along with Saint Rose Catholic School and Three Rivers Christian. Castle Rock, Kalama, Saint Helens, Rainier and Longview will all start next week. Be aware that kids are walking to and from school buildings and bus stops; also remember that the 20 mile-an-hour school zone speed limits will be in effect, and you’ll need to observe those speed limits.
Longview Police say that they need your help in finding the driver of a car that was involved in a Saturday hit-and-run crash at the Triangle Shopping Center. The collision took place at about 2 pm on Saturday, in the parking lot next to the Triangle Starbucks. Police say that a 7 year-old child was injured in the collision, which involved a newer, dark gray, 4-door vehicle, possibly a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord; that car may also have new hood damage. The driver is described as a white male in his 20’s, about 5’7”, a thin-to-medium build, with brown hair and a scruffy beard. The license number on the car is similar to ARG9744; you should call Longview Police at 442-5800 if you can help with this case.
Sheriff’s Deputies enlisted the help of a private boater to make the arrest of a man who is suspected of using a gun to threaten several people at a home on Alpha Drive, allegedly firing at least one shot in the incident. Deputies were sent to a home at 28 Alpha Drive at about 5:30 Saturday evening, when it was reported that Levi Shane Godwin, 40, had pointed a .22 pistol at several people during a domestic dispute. It’s claimed that Godwin told four other people to leave the house, or he would shoot them. They say that he fired one round into the driveway to try and scare them away. Deputies arrived on the scene, and then chased Godwin down to the Cowlitz River. They ordered Godwin to come back to shore, but he refused. They enlisted help from a private boater that was going by, eventually taking Godwin into custody. Godwin says that he dumped the gun in the river; divers are being brought in to try and find that weapon. Godwin is now being held for first-degree assault, felon in possession of a gun and obstructing an officer.