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News in Cowlitz County, Washington

Sheriff: Dad says he shot daughter's boyfriend in leg
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:11:13 -0800

The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says a man called 911 to say he had just shot his daughter's boyfriend in the leg because the boyfriend refused to leave the family's home in the southwest Washington city of Kelso.

State Senate seeks $85 million for Longview's Oregon Way/SR 432 project
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 19:57:00 -0800

Shunned by the governor, Cowlitz County’s giant transportation needs have gotten much more generous attention in a spending package introduced in the state Senate last week.

Police body-camera bill spurs debate in state legislature
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:55:50 -0800

Public outrage over police shootings in cities from Pasco to Ferguson, Missouri, inspired Rep. Drew Hansen to propose rules for how police departments in Washington state can outfit officers with cameras.

Coroner completes autopsy on woman found dead along Lewis River
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:30:00 -0800

The Cowlitz County Coroner’s Office on Friday completed its autopsy of Lisa McNair, the 56-year-old Amboy, Wash., woman found dead along the Lewis River in Woodland on Thursday, but it is not releasing results pending further testing.

Statewide home prices leveling off, but affordability woes linger
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:47:10 -0800

Home sale prices statewide were down in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the third quarter, but up compared with the previous year, and the rate of home sales also dropped, according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington.

Vancouver man faces charges for West Side Highway crash
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:00:00 -0800

Matthew Lynn Ferguson, 24, the Vancouver man accused of causing a head-on accident that severely injured two Cowlitz County women Sunday, will face vehicular assault charges.

North Plains cop won't be charged in Washington state
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:23:02 -0800

Officer had been under scrutiny for harassment, criminal mischief A prosecutor in Cowlitz County, Wash., has declined to charge North Plains Police Officer Jody Petersen, 37, with any crime after a two-month investigation into allegations of harassment and malicious mischief. The investigation by the Woodland Police Department was connected ...

Judge extends Cowlitz County sex offender's McNeil Island stay
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:32:31 -0800

A Cowlitz County man committed to a state treatment center on McNeil Island in 2011 as a sexually violent predator will remain there for now.

Appeals Filed In Cowlitz Casino Quest
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:33:36 -0800

The city of Vancouver, Clark County and several card rooms in southwest Washington have filed an appeal to a December ruling that would pave the way for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to get land.

Majority of Cowlitz County students vaccinated
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 19:17:29 -0800

The majority of Cowlitz County students are vaccinated, with only one school in the county reporting higher than a 10 percent exemption rate.