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January 17, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Five vehicles strike elk on I-5 near Woodland

The Columbian (MCT) Two elk walked onto Interstate 5 north of Woodland late Tuesday night, causing a crash involving five vehicles. The northbound lanes of the freeway, about two miles north of Woodland, were closed for about 10 minutes following the crash, reported at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn. The crash started…

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March 8, 2013 at 9:38 AM

3-year prison term in Woodland dog kidnapping

Jagger the bulldog.in a photo provided by his owner, McKenzie Thomas. The Associated Press LONGVIEW – A Kelso man was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in prison for his role in kidnapping a dog and holding it for ransom. The Daily News reports 39-year-old Jesse James Clark was convicted last week of extortion and possessing stolen…

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April 2, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Longview man sentenced to 3 years for dognapping

From The Associated Press: KELSO – A 39-year-old Longview man who stole a dog and tried to ransom it for prescription drugs was sentenced to more than three years in prison. Johnny Lee Jordan had pleaded guilty to theft and extortion charges and was sentenced Friday in Cowlitz County Superior Court. The Daily News of Longview reports (http://is.gd/q13xtp…

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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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