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Last stop for historic Shay locomotive

LONGVIEW — Instead of the rusting, broken down Shay locomotive he knew as a boy, Ivan Christensen could see his own tall figure in the polished metal of a fully-restored piece of Longview history.

Date: 11/12/2015 | Northwest

Land formally recognized as reservation for Cowlitz Tribe

LONGVIEW — After more than a decade of legal battles, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe has received 156 acres of land to call their own.The Daily News reported that the federal government declared the land Friday as the tribe’s initial reservation.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Northwest

Chinook’s new leader spearheads fight for recognition

LONGVIEW — Every day for the last three months, the Chinook Indian Nation has addressed a letter to President Barack Obama about a subject that tribal chairman Tony Johnson calls “a matter of life or death.”

Date: 09/21/2015 | Northwest

Longview woman indicted on federal child pornography charges

LONGVIEW — A Longview woman has been indicted on federal charges of producing, distributing and possessing child pornography. The Daily News reported Joanna Jean Olson was indicted earlier this week following an FBI undercover sting.

Date: 09/12/2015 | Northwest

Company wants to expand energy project on Columbia River at Longview

LONGVIEW — A Houston-based energy company has unveiled plans to expand its proposed energy project along the Columbia River in Longview.

Date: 09/05/2015 | Northwest

Judge grants restraining order in Longview mill strike

LONGVIEW — A judge has issued a temporary restraining order in hopes of keeping the peace along picket lines outside a Longview box plant.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Business Wire

Longview executive dies from injuries after work accident

LONGVIEW — A Longview businessman has died from his injuries a month after two 3,000-pound concrete blocks fell on him at his company.Hospital spokesman Randy Querin said John Leber died Friday at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Northwest

Woman found not guilty by insanity denied release from Western State Hospital

LONGVIEW — A woman found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2003 stabbing death of her former boyfriend will not be getting out of the state mental hospital soon.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Northwest

Longview port in talks over oil refinery on Columbia River

LONGVIEW — The Port of Longview says it is negotiating with an energy company on a proposal for a new crude oil refinery on the Columbia River.

Date: 05/26/2015 | Northwest

Stranded sea lion suffered gunshot wound

LONGVIEW — Federal wildlife officials have launched an investigation into the death of a sea lion in Longview after a necropsy revealed it had been shot in the head.

Date: 05/19/2015 | Northwest

Defendants in North Carolina motel deaths lawsuit want trial moved

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some of the defendants in a lawsuit filed by the estate of a Washington state couple who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a Boone motel two years ago want the case moved from Charlotte.

Date: 04/29/2015 | Northwest

Longview man forgiven $5,000 water bill, blames illegal pipes

LONGVIEW — The city of Longview has forgiven a man’s $5,000 water bill after determining that someone had tapped into his pipes.

Date: 04/27/2015 | Northwest

Liberian cargo ship briefly aground in Columbia River off Longview

LONGVIEW — The Coast Guard says a Liberian cargo ship briefly ran aground in the Columbia River off Longview, but later regained power and made its way to a berth in the southwest Washington city.

Date: 03/28/2015 | Northwest

Longview man says police used excessive force at Oregon concert

EUGENE, Ore. — A man who got kicked out of a Social Distortion concert in Eugene last fall has filed a complaint against two city police officers, saying they unnecessarily used a stun gun during an incident outside the venue.

Date: 03/23/2015 | Northwest

Teen dies in collision with truck at SW Washington motocross track

LONGVIEW — A 17-year-old Oregon teen has died after his motorcycle collided with a water truck at a motocross track in southwest Washington.

Date: 03/08/2015 | Northwest

Longview woman, 18, sentenced for running over her former boyfriend

LONGVIEW — An 18-year-old Longview woman must spend the next two years in prison for running over her 19-year-old boyfriend in December.

Date: 03/07/2015 | Northwest

Autopsy shows Longview woman killed by blows to head

LONGVIEW — An autopsy showed that a Longview woman whose body was found by her roommate was killed by blows to the head.The Cowlitz County coroner’s office says 29-year-old Alisha Ann McLeod died Sunday shortly before her roommate returned home.

Date: 03/04/2015 | Northwest

2 accused in Seaside of using hammers to attack victim

SEASIDE, Ore. — Police have accused two men of using hammers to beat a man in Seaside.The Daily Astorian reports the Seaside police announced the arrests Monday after an investigation into the Feb. 20 attack.

Date: 03/03/2015 | Northwest

Longview couple’s family sues over poisoning deaths at N.C. motel

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The family of a Washington state couple who died of carbon monoxide poisoning while guests at a North Carolina motel is suing the property’s owners, a contractor who worked on a faulty pool heater and others.

Date: 02/10/2015 | Northwest

Man dies in Longview house fire

LONGVIEW — A man died in a house fire Sunday afternoon in Longview.The single family house was fully involved but when firefighters heard there was someone inside, they fought their way in.Fire officials say they found 34-year-old Lavar Dwayne Henry unconscious and he could not be revived.

Date: 02/02/2015 | Northwest

Port dispute: Weyerhaeuser to cut Longview jobs

LONGVIEW — Weyerhaeuser said it will cut production and jobs at its Longview pulp and paper mill because of the West Coast labor dispute that is making it difficult to ship products to customers overseas.The company did not say Wednesday how many workers would be affected.

Date: 01/08/2015 | Business Wire

Longview plans to ship recyclables to Asia

LONGVIEW — The city of Longview plans to sell and ship its recycled bottles, cardboard and other materials to Asia.The city’s trash and recycling contractor, Waste Control Inc., says it will soon start selling the recyclables it collects in Longview to buyers in Asia.

Date: 12/14/2014 | Northwest

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