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March 13, 2014 at 12:10 PM

WA Supreme Court upholds conviction despite missing victim

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court has upheld the stalking and harassment conviction of a man in Cowlitz County, even though he was not able to confront his accuser at trial. Timothy Dobbs was arrested in Longview in 2010, after police said he slashed the tires of his ex-girlfriend’s car and fired bullets…


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February 27, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Justices: People have right to privacy in texts

The Associated Press Washington’s Supreme Court says people have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the text messages they send from their phones — even if they can’t know for sure who might be reading them. In a 5-4 opinion, the justices overturned a Cowlitz County heroin conviction on Thursday. After arresting Daniel Lee on drug…


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October 2, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Birthday cake sparks food fight in Kelso courthouse

The Associated Press KELSO — A woman brought her child’s birthday cake into a Kelso courthouse, thinking that would be safer than leaving it in the car with her dog. She realized her error when a stranger grabbed and ate handfuls of the cake — twice. Cake and frosting flew when a Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputy grabbed…


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January 17, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Possible bovine tuberculosis case in Washington being investigated

Washington state agriculture officials are investigating a possible case of bovine tuberculosis in a Grant County dairy cow sent to slaughter. That ailment has not been seen in Washington cattle since 1988. Health officials say there is no immediate human health concern. Agriculture Department spokesman Hector Castro said Thursday that the meat was isolated after a…


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August 23, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Deputy coroner accused of using dead man’s debit card

The Associated Press LONGVIEW – A former part-time deputy in the Cowlitz County coroner’s office is accused of using a dead man’s debit card to steal nearly $12,000 from his estate. The Longview Daily News ( ) reports 44-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Hart of Castle Rock is scheduled to be arraigned next week on charges of first-degree theft,…


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April 6, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Morning Memo/Friday: No charges in recanted rape case … Sea lions killed

Weather: It’s going to be nice today, despite what the chart says about scattered showers. It said there would be showers yesterday, and we saw a lot of sun. The weekend’s looking good, too.  The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: That was one nasty accident on I-5 near I-90 yesterday afternoon, causing…


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April 4, 2012 at 9:41 PM

“Hot” heroin takes 7 lives in 5 days in Cowlitz County

Associated Press LONGVIEW — The Cowlitz County coroner says super-pure heroin is blamed for the deaths of seven people in the county in five days. Coroner Tim Davidson told the Daily News on Wednesday that, in his words, “They’re dying with the syringe still in their hands.” The victims include a man who died in a grocery-store…


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January 27, 2012 at 6:13 AM

Goat-killing dogs turn on woman in Woodland

There is not points to locate on the map The Associated Press WOODLAND — Cowlitz County animal control authorities say two Rottweilers that had just killed two pet goats turned on a Woodland property owner who tried to chase them away. The woman jumped in her car for protection Tuesday and called for help. The Daily News More

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