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2 years in prison for Longview sewage dumping

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The owner of a Longview septic tank pumping business has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for dumping more than 2 million gallons of minimally treated waste into the public sewer system…. …read more

Fire burns machine at Longview paper mill

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A fire Sunday night burned a paper machine at the KapStone mill in Longview…. …read more

Coroner: Man found at rest stop died of overdose

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The Cowlitz County coroner says a Longview, Wash., dentist found dead in January at a southwest Washington Interstate 5 rest stop died of a morphine overdose…. …read more

Deeper Cowlitz River lets cities breathe easier

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The Cowlitz River has slightly deepened for the first time since the Mount St. Helens eruption sent sediment into waterways and increased the flooding risk to cities on the river…. …read more

Firefighters battle blaze near nursing facility

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — First responders in Longview heard two explosions from a truck fire early Monday morning next to a long-term care facility, but firefighters intervened before the flames reached the facility’s propane tank…. …read more

Man's body pulled from Longview, Wash., lake

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Police in Longview, Wash., say the body of a man has been pulled from Lake Sacajawea…. …read more

Driver damages 2 mobile homes in SW Wash.

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters in Longview, Wash., say a driver who apparently had a medical emergency damaged two mobile homes and another vehicle…. …read more

Wash. teen confesses to killing, skinning pet goat

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Cowlitz County Humane Society official says a Longview, Wash., teen who wanted to try being an outdoorsman has confessed to killing and skinning a family’s pet goat…. …read more

Kelso man recovering from bark machine injuries

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A 23-year-old Kelso man who fell into a machine that breaks up clumps of wood bark is out of a Vancouver hospital and recovering at his mother’s home…. …read more

Assault victim arrested to help prove case

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A victim of sexual assault was arrested last week and ordered to show up in court to help Cowlitz County prosecutors prove the case against her alleged abusers…. …read more

Longview: 7 to hospital in multi-vehicle crash

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Fire officials in Longview, Wash., say a high-speed accident involving multiple vehicles has sent at least seven patients to a hospital and shut down an area highway for several hours…. …read more

2 minor quakes shake Longview area

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Seismologists say two minor earthquakes were felt in communities near Longview, Wash., Sunday morning…. …read more

Man sues care home over wife's freezing death

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A man who is suing a Washington state dementia-care home over the freezing death of his wife has asked the court to expedite testimony…. …read more

Man sues Longview care home over wife's cold death

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A man who is suing a Longview dementia-care home over the freezing death of his wife has asked the court to expedite testimony…. …read more

Toledo man charged in goat sacrifice

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Toledo man charged with animal cruelty for killing a goat with a bow and arrow told deputies he was making a sacrifice to God…. …read more

State faults facility for woman freezing to death

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — State officials are revoking the operating license of a retirement facility in Longview, Wash., after an 88-year-old woman froze to death outside the facility this month…. …read more

Whooping cough cases decrease in WA but not gone

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — As Oregon and national health officials raise the alarm about whooping cough in the Pacific Northwest, Washington health officials report the illness is declining.

The Daily News reports (http://is.gd/kcEqfK ) that by mid-July this year, there were 419 cases of whooping cough or pertussis in Washington state. That’s down considerably from the same period in 2012 when 3,237 cases were reported.

State health officials say 14 Washington counties have reported no pertussis at all this year.

These statistics clash with a statement issued Tuesday by the Oregon March of Dimes, which said pertussis cases in the Northwest have essentially tripled over several years.

Oregon cases did increase from 2011 to 2012, but they started declining in 2013. Michele M. Larsen of the March of Dimes Greater Oregon Chapter told The Daily News chapter officials were not aware of the latest figures.