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Woman sentenced for attempting to sell meth at hospital

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Clark County Superior Court judge has sentenced a Washougal woman to five years in prison for trying deal methamphetamine from her hospital bed.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest


3 injured in Vancouver crash involving wrong-way driver

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Three people were injured when they were struck head-on by a motorist driving the wrong way on a one-way street as he fled police in Vancouver.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Northwest


Vancouver City Council weighs personal fireworks ban

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The city of Vancouver is weighing a ban on personal fireworks within city limits following a Fourth of July that saw a spike in property damages and emergency calls.

Date: 08/18/2015 | Northwest


Vancouver police parking lots safe places for online buys

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Five police parking lots in Vancouver and Clark County are now available as safe places where people making online purchases can meet potential buyers or sellers.

Date: 08/17/2015 | Northwest


Port of Vancouver pays $45,000 to settle records lawsuit

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Port of Vancouver has agreed to pay $45,000 and has released further details about plans for an oil-by-rail terminal to settle a public records lawsuit.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Northwest


Vancouver drama teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

VANCOUVER — A former Vancouver high school drama teacher has pleaded guilty to charges that she had sex with a 15-year-old student.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Northwest


Port of Vancouver cuts budget 18 percent

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Port of Vancouver has slashed its budget by 18 percent, with most of the loss coming from removing revenue projections from its dedicated rail program.

Date: 07/30/2015 | Business Wire


WWII vet returns to bunker where his life changed

VANCOUVER, Wash. — If a couple of American artillery shells had landed in different spots, Dale Bowlin’s battery might have killed a few more Germans, or at least chased them out of their concrete bunker. And later that day, Bowlin would have bled to death.

Date: 07/26/2015 | Northwest


Judge chides Vancouver port over oil-terminal project

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A judge has chided the Port of Vancouver for contacting Gov. Jay Inslee about a proposed massive oil-handling facility in southwest Washington.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Northwest


Vancouver officials encourage lawn watering to prevent fires

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Officials in the southwest Washington city of Vancouver are encouraging residents to water their lawns to help suppress fires.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest


Jury awards nearly $1M to Clark County welder injured on job

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Clark County jury on Monday awarded nearly $1 million to a welder who was injured on the job.The Columbian reported Charles Pamplin was injured in a December 2010 oil rig construction accident.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Northwest


Remains of 17-year-old identified after 41 years

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The remains of a homicide victim found near Vancouver have been identified after 41 years.The Vancouver Columbian reported that the remains, which were found in Dole Valley in 1974, have been identified as Martha Marie Morrison, 17.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Northwest


Port asks Inslee to prod oil terminal regulators

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Port of Vancouver officials have asked Gov. Jay Inslee to direct state regulators to stick to a timeline as they review a proposed massive oil-handling facility.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Business Wire


Vancouver teacher arrested in voyeurism case

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver, Washington, high school teacher accused of taking an inappropriate photo of a student with his phone has been arrested.

Date: 06/22/2015 | Northwest


2 minimum security state inmates escape from prison near Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A spokeswoman for Washington’s Larch Corrections Center says two minimum security inmates have escaped from a work crew in southwest Washington.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest


Vietnam-era boat returns to duty for Portland Rose Festival

VANCOUVER — Decades after patrolling the Mekong Delta, the Gamewardens are back on the river.

Date: 06/07/2015 | Northwest


Probation for Vancouver minor leaguer who abused host family’s son

FREDERICK, Md. — The mother of a teenage sexual abuse victim says she once considered the 20 minor league baseball players she welcomed into her home as her sons.

Date: 05/21/2015 | Northwest


Goodwill gets donation of training grenade

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Workers at a Goodwill store in the Vancouver, Washington, suburb of Orchards have found a realistic-looking training grenade in a box of donated goods.

Date: 05/19/2015 | Northwest


Disabled Vancouver woman died of blunt head trauma

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Clark County medical examiner’s office says a 66-year-old Vancouver, Washington, woman whose death is being investigated as a homicide died of blunt head trauma.

Date: 05/12/2015 | Northwest


Man loses legs in tree-cutting accident

SEATTLE — A Vancouver, Washington, man was trying to help a friend cut down a tree in University Place when it gave way and landed on him, crushing his legs.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Northwest


Pilot of small plane that crashed in Oregon was from Vancouver, Wash.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The pilot of a small plane that crashed on a flight from Oregon’s Willamette Valley to southwest Washington has been positively identified as a 41-year-old Vancouver, Washington man.

Date: 04/30/2015 | Northwest


Deputies investigate medication thefts at Vancouver Walgreens

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a rash of burglaries at several Walgreens stores involving stolen medication.

Date: 04/19/2015 | Northwest


Patient suspected of selling meth from Vancouver hospital bed

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say a woman is suspected of dealing drugs from her Vancouver hospital bed.Sgt. David Chaney of the Camas Police Department says detectives learned that 47-year-old Karin Cole was dealing methamphetamine out of her room at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Date: 04/17/2015 | Northwest


Vancouver: Crude oil plan needs environmental study

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The City of Vancouver says a proposal by NuStar Energy L.P. to handle crude oil at the Port of Vancouver must undergo a detailed environmental review.

Date: 04/08/2015 | Northwest


Vancouver man in jail for attempted murder after car crash

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police in Vancouver say a 29-year-old man has been booked into jail for investigation of attempted murder and felony hit and run.

Date: 04/01/2015 | Northwest


Brief lockdown at Vancouver school; teen in custody

VANCOUVER, Wash. — An elementary school in east Vancouver, Washington, was locked down for about two hours Monday while police searched for a person reported as having a gun in his waistband.

Date: 03/30/2015 | Northwest


Investigation leads arrest of 19 in Vancouver neighborhood

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Vancouver police say a three-month investigation at the city’s Maplewood neighborhood resulted in the arrest of 19 people.

Date: 03/28/2015 | Northwest


Vancouver man pleads guilty to stalking charges

LONGVIEW — A Vancouver man has pleaded guilty to stalking charges in Cowlitz County Superior Court.

Date: 03/27/2015 | Northwest


Clark County jail inmate dies

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say an inmate at the Clark County Jail has died — two days after he suffered a medical emergency while being restrained.

Date: 03/23/2015 | Northwest


State health department asks for help tracking ticks

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Washington state Department of Health is asking dog owners for their help in tracking ticks.The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver reported that health officials want pet owners to go online and fill out a brief, anonymous survey about any ticks they find on their dogs.

Date: 03/17/2015 | Northwest


Vancouver council extends new crude oil terminal moratorium

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Vancouver City Council voted Monday to extend a moratorium on new crude oil terminals.The vote continues a six-month moratorium adopted in March for another six months.

Date: 03/03/2015 | Northwest


Vancouver teen breaks classmate’s nose with school iPad

VANCOUVER — Clark County sheriff’s deputies say two 14-year-olds were fighting for space on a desk at Thomas Jefferson Middle School near Vancouver Thursday when one hit the other with a school-issued iPad breaking his nose.

Date: 02/27/2015 | Northwest


3 Portland men arrested in Vancouver shooting

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Three Portland men are in custody following an early morning shooting in downtown Vancouver.Police say they received reports of a shooting at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the area of Eighth and Main streets. No one was injured and no property was damaged.

Date: 02/21/2015 | Northwest


Oil terminal proposed at Port of Vancouver

VANCOUVER — An energy company is seeking approval from Vancouver, Washington, to convert its existing facility to handle crude oil by trains.The Columbian reported that NuStar Energy L.P. is proposing to handle about 22,000 barrels of crude oil a day at the Port of Vancouver.

Date: 02/15/2015 | Northwest


Hours-long I-5 shutdown due to suicidal man on Vancouver overpass

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say a suicidal man on an I-5 overpass in Vancouver, Washington, prompted them to shut down the freeway for several hours Friday night, backing up traffic for miles.

Date: 02/06/2015 | Northwest


Columbia River Gorge train was ambulance in winter storm

VANCOUVER, Wash. — One of the people involved in a new museum exhibit at the Vancouver train station had a railroad career spanning more than 40 years and recalls the days when trains were the only reliable transportation through the Columbia River Gorge.

Date: 02/02/2015 | Northwest


Southwest Washington woman forms nonprofit to help elephants

VANCOUVER, Wash. — One video changed Sundari SitaRam’s life.

Date: 02/01/2015 | Northwest


Teen killed on BNSF railroad tracks near Vancouver, Wash.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police say the person struck and killed by a train early Monday about 10 miles east of Vancouver was a 17-year-old boy.Officials have not released the name of the Vancouver teen.

Date: 01/26/2015 | Northwest


Portland woman found dead in Columbia may have been killed

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Clark County sheriff’s office says a Portland woman whose body was found in the Columbia River near Ridgefield may have been the victim of homicidal violence some time in late December.

Date: 01/16/2015 | Northwest


New trial scheduled in Vancouver for ex-Beaverton, Oregon, officer

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A new trial has been scheduled for Feb. 9 in Vancouver for ex-Beaverton, Oregon, police Officer Christopher Warren whose child rape conviction was thrown out because of a mistrial.

Date: 01/15/2015 | Northwest


Bellevue man arrested in Portland hotel slaying

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Washington state man has been arrested in the killing of a 24-year-old woman last month at a Portland hotel, police said.

Date: 01/09/2015 | Northwest


Vancouver teen gets 60 days for fire that destroyed home

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Vancouver teen who set off fireworks that destroyed a home was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay $256,000 in restitution.

Date: 01/09/2015 | Northwest


Company to re-apply to drill north of Mount St. Helens

VANCOUVER, Wash.— A Canadian company plans to submit a new application for exploratory drilling northeast of Mount St. Helens after a federal judge invalidated its prospecting permits last year.

Date: 01/06/2015 | Northwest


Retired federal agent in shootout with burglar at Amboy home

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Retired Customs agent Thomas Schenk spent 25 years as an armed federal agent without firing a shot.But the 66-year-old was involved in a shootout in his own home at Amboy when he surprised a burglar on Christmas Eve.

Date: 01/06/2015 | Northwest


Woman’s death at Portland hotel ruled a homicide

PORTLAND, Ore. — Authorities say a woman found dead in a northeast Portland hotel was a victim of homicide.

Date: 12/27/2014 | Northwest


Families go to Yacolt prison for annual party

YACOLT, Wash. — At first glance, it seemed to be a typical Christmas party. A decorated tree in a corner and paper snowflakes hanging in the windows added a festive touch. Children painted pictures of snowmen and decorated sugar cookies. Wearing Santa hats, band members tuned their instruments and...

Date: 12/15/2014 | Northwest


Judge’s ruling favors Cowlitz Tribe in casino case

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A federal judge has sided with the Cowlitz Indian tribe in its long fight to establish a reservation and build a casino along Interstate 5 in southwest Washington.

Date: 12/14/2014 | Northwest


Portland driver accused in Vancouver hit-run has record

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Prosecutors say the Portland driver accused of killing a woman on a Vancouver sidewalk has a criminal record of similar offenses.Matthew S. Purifoy appeared in court Tuesday and was ordered held in the Clark County Jail on $500,000 bail until his Dec. 19 arraignment.

Date: 12/10/2014 | Northwest


Portland driver accused in Vancouver fatality

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The driver arrested after a hit-and-run fatality in Vancouver has been identified by police as a 33-year-old Portland man, Matthew Saeed Purifoy.He was jailed Monday for investigation of vehicular homicide in the death of a 57-year-old pedestrian, Anita Walters.

Date: 12/09/2014 | Northwest


Portland man gets 12 years for Vancouver shooting

VANCOUVER — A 31-year-old Portland man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for shooting at his girlfriend in Vancouver, reportedly because he suspected she was cheating on him.

Date: 11/25/2014 | Northwest


Analysis: Oil-by-rail terminal would be largest

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington, would handle more crude transported by rail than any single facility in the U.S. when running at full capacity, according to an analysis by The Columbian newspaper.

Date: 11/24/2014 | Northwest


Man mistakenly shot during Vancouver manhunt

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Vancouver police say a man was mistakenly shot in the leg during a manhunt the morning after Halloween.The Columbian reported that more details were released Tuesday about the incident.

Date: 11/12/2014 | Northwest


Driver in Halloween fatality in Vancouver court

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark County prosecutors say the man who drove into trick-or-treaters in Vancouver was under the influence of marijuana.Papers filed for Tuesday’s court appearance of Duane C. Abbott say he smoked marijuana about three hours before Halloween crash.

Date: 11/04/2014 | Northwest


Vancouver woman describes surviving shot to face

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Vancouver, Washington-area woman who survived being shot in the face says the last thing she remembers is the barrel of her neighbor’s gun pointed at her as his car stopped alongside hers at a red light.

Date: 11/03/2014 | Northwest


Vancouver teens killed in Halloween crash

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police say extreme speed is to blame for the crash that killed two teens on Halloween night in Vancouver.Their car split in two when it hit a pole.

Date: 11/03/2014 | Northwest


7-year-old girl hit on Halloween in Vancouver dies

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A 7-year-old girl who was hit by a car while trick-or-treating on Halloween in Vancouver has died.The staff at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland said Sunday that Cadence Boyer had died.

Date: 11/03/2014 | Northwest


7-year-old killed in Vancouver playground accident

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A girl who was fatally injured in a playground accident at a Vancouver school has been identified as 7-year-old Stormy Solis.The Columbian reports the Multnomah County medical examiner’s office said she died of a closed head injury.

Date: 10/06/2014 | Northwest


Vancouver woman warns dog walkers to clean up

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Vancouver woman is taking photos of dog walkers who don’t clean up after their pets stop on her lawn.KATU reported that Marie Parks put one woman’s picture on a sign in her front yard with the words, “Our yard is NOT your dog’s bathroom.”

Date: 09/23/2014 | Northwest


Anti-government activist’s house auctioned

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Clark County government has auctioned off the house of a long-time anti-government activist who owed taxes.

Date: 09/17/2014 | Northwest


Off-duty Vancouver fire chief saves man choking on food

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Vancouver Fire chief usually doesn’t respond to emergency calls, but he jumped into action over the weekend when he saw a man choking on food.

Date: 09/16/2014 | Northwest




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