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Onalaska Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Mail Theft Charges

The Onalaska woman accused of stealing a substantial amount of mail in Lewis County has pleaded not guilty to 30 separate felony charges in Lewis County Superior Court. The defendant, Amber K. Ingram, 40, entered her pleas during an arraignment hearing on Thursday, Jan. 19. She is currently out of custody after posting $10,000 bail earlier this month.

Officers arrest woman accused of killing baby

LEWIS COUNTY, Wash. — On Tuesday, Centralia police officers arrested a woman for allegedly killing an eight-month-old baby in December. On Dec. 22, 2022, Centralia police officers arrived at a house after it was reported that the baby was unconscious and not breathing. The baby was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, but could not be saved.

ATV crash sends Longview man to hospital

LONGVIEW Wash. (KPTV) – A Washington man is in the hospital after an ATV accident in Longview on Wednesday, according to the Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue. Officials responded to the 2000 block of Abernathy Creek Road around 11:15 a.m. where first responders soon learned the man was unreachable by vehicle because of the terrain. Firefighters reached the man on foot while Cowlitz Fire District 5 responded with their side-by-side ATV and coordinated a safe landing zone for a rescue helicopter.

In Focus: Local Elk and Winter Scenes From East Lewis County

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Photo: Napavine State Champs Honored by Lewis County Commissioners

The state 2B champion Napavine Tigers football team was honored Tuesday by the Lewis County commissioners at the commissioners’ weekly meeting at the county courthouse in Chehalis. The commissioners applauded 16-year head coach Josh Fay and the team’s seven senior class members. “The team successfully went undefeated and won the state championship; a high accomplishment,” Commission Chair Sean Swope said. The Tigers completed the 2022 season with a 13-0 record. Their 41-27 win over Okanogan in the state championship game was the school’s fourth football championship, the first since 2016. Pictured from left are Lewis County Commissioner Lindsey Pollock, Swope, Fay, Cody Keys, Ashton Wirt, Deacon Parker, Jose Gaona, Mario Lara, Max O’Neill, Gabe Harris and Commissioner Scott Brummer.

Rainier Crushes Ony Shorthanded

Rainier: Bravo 6, Swenson 13, Mathson 9, Plowman 6, Blackburn 8, Murphy 4, Hanson 14. Playing without more than a few key contributors, the Rainier girls basketball team defeated Onalaska on the road Thursday night in Central 2B League play, 60-10. Haleigh Hanson and Brooklynn Swenson led the way for...

Letter to the Editor: Support Napavine School Bond for a Safer Learning Environment

I have lived, worked and retired in Napavine, and it is a tight knit community. If I want something to do after supper, I go up to the high school. I will watch a Tiger team — be it volleyball, football, basketball, baseball, track or soccer. I might also hear an awesome pep band pump up the crowd with their catchy tunes. Or I might have the opportunity to listen to our music students perform at a concert.

Lewis County shooting leaves 1 dead, suspect arrested

LEWIS COUNTY, Wash. (KPTV) - A shooting in Mineral left a man dead on Sunday night, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to a call about a shooting at about 9:40 p.m. in the 100 block of Washington Street. They arrived to find a 58-year-old man from Mineral dead at the scene. After an investigation, detectives arrested 52-year-old Michelle Leanne Steffens.

Lewis County Housing Market Cools as Western Washington Sees First Year-Over-Year Decline in Home Prices Since 2012

Western Washington median home prices saw a year-over-year decline for the first time since 2012 as prices fell $5,000 from November to December, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (Northwest MLS). The decline comes amid an increase in inventory following interest rate hikes that began part way through 2022.

Port of Longview Approves Rail Upgrades

On Jan. 25, Port of Longview commissioners unanimously approved a nearly $330,000 project to upgrade several rail tracks after a monthly assessment revealed that some of the track was undersized and needed more stable structures. The rail upgrade is expected to cost $328,484 and will replace 1,975 feet of existing...