Motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 47 near Vernonia

VERNONIA, OR (KPTV) – A motorcyclist died after a crash on Highway 47 near Vernonia on Sunday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Highway 47 was closed between Vernonia and Highway 26, according to the sheriff's office. Just before 2 p.m., all lanes reopened. The name of the...
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Police Blotter: Longview police arrest woman on suspicion of assault Sunday

Editor’s note: Information is provided by the Cowlitz County Corrections Department and local law enforcement agencies. Each individual named in this report is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Firearm, assault — Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies Friday arrested Joshua Andrew Hookie, 39, of Cougar...
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At City Council: Garbage rate increase proposal

During its regular afternoon work session Wednesday, June 16, the St. Helens City Council is set to review a rate increase from Hudson Garbage. In a letter from Hudson Garbage to St. Helens City Administrator John Walsh, Hudson’s District Manager Josh Brown outlined the request. “With so much uncertainty a...
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Rainy forecast for Longview? Jump on it!

(LONGVIEW, WA) Rain is set to put a damper on outdoor activities in Longview Sunday, but it doesn’t have to stop you from getting things done. In fact, a grey, drippy day can be the perfect time for some activities — check out these ideas as well as your four-day forecast.
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Letter: Speak up to stop Woodland RV park

Woodland is on the cusp of getting approval for an 86-lot, transient trailer park to be placed directly in Woodland’s C-2 business district on Belmont Loop. The developer needs a “conditional use permit” for this. The wording in the developer’s CC&Rs virtually allows for any condition of vehicle. Any RVs that are turned away will be filling our streets.
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Washington man guilty of manslaughter, DUII for crash that killed Sweet Home teens

A Woodland, Washington man has been found guilty of manslaughter and other crimes for killing two Sweet Home teens in a head-on drunk driving crash. A 12-member jury found Austyn Wayne Hillsman, 22, guilty of two counts of second-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving. The verdict was delivered on Friday, at the conclusion of Hillsman’s four-day trial in Linn County Circuit Court.
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Pippins complete sweep of Ridgefield

Willie Lajoie broke open a tie game in the eight inning Sunday to help the Yakima Valley Pippins beat the Ridgefield Raptors 8-4 in West Coast League baseball at Yakima County Stadium. The win completed a three-game sweep and increased the Pippins’ winning streak to five games. Lajoie’s two-run single...
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Longview police office will return to Highlands neighborhood

The Longview Police Department will again have an office in the Highlands neighborhood. The branch office will replace a closed police department office in the low-income neighborhood. The Longview City council unanimously awarded $250,000 Thursday for the building, which will be located in Archie Anderson Park. Police office. The previous...
Columbia County,

Pandemic: County may be ‘left behind’

Columbia County remained at High Risk this week under Oregon’s COVID-19 pandemic health and safety categories in the latest state announcement. That means public restrictions will continue while the county attempts to boost its vaccination rate which was at 47.9% this week. During the Columbia County Board of County Commissioners...
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Summer day camps coming to Ridgefield through partnership with YMCA

The Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex and Bennett Hall at Abrams Park will host a variety of weeklong YMCA Day Camps between June 21 and August 27. Summer Day Camps for children will be held in Ridgefield this summer, thanks to a partnership between the city of Ridgefield and the Clark County Family YMCA.

High Honors: Clatskanie High School to receive Gold Council Award

Clatskanie High School is one of 13 high schools and four middle schools in the state receiving recognition as a high achieving leadership program with a Gold Council Award. The award, sponsored by the Oregon Association of Student Councils (OASC), sets high standards for student councils and leadership programs, and honors them if they can reach or exceed these goals.
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Castle Rock schools to open child care center

CASTLE ROCK — School officials here hope to help alleviate a crunch many parents of young children across the region feel by opening a child care center as early as this fall. Expanding the Castle Rock School District's offerings fit with the school's overall educational goals. "Child care is certainly...