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Woman picking mushrooms missing since Saturday found

Oct. 15, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have found a 75-year-old woman who disappeared Saturday while picking mushrooms east of Vancouver, Washington. The Skamania County Sheriff's Office says Jung VanAtta was located Tuesday. She was last seen Saturday morning on land about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest...

Teams search for missing mushroom picker east of Vancouver

Oct. 14, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 74-year-old woman who disappeared while picking mushrooms east of Vancouver, Washington. The Columbian reports Jung VanAtta was last seen Saturday morning on land about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of Stevenson, according to the Skamania County...

Man in fatal senior housing shooting pleads not guilty

Oct. 9, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An 80-year-old Washington state man arrested in a shooting that left one man dead and two women wounded at a senior living apartment building has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder. The Columbian reports Robert E. Breck as in Clark County Superior Court Tuesday to...

Proud Boys member involved in Portland fights enters plea

Oct. 7, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A right-wing extremist who rose to prominence for fighting in Portland during political protests and fled the Pacific Northwest after being indicted on felony assault charges has pleaded not guilty. Tusitala "Tiny" Toese of Vancouver, Washington, pleaded not guilty to assault charges...

City of Vancouver sues opioid producers, suppliers

Oct. 5, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The city of Vancouver has filed a lawsuit against major opioid producers and suppliers, joining a long list of cities seeking restitution for the drug's impact on their communities. The Columbian reports the lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Tacoma names the Sackler...

80-year-old man held without bail in senior housing shooting

Oct. 4, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An 80-year-old Washington state man arrested in a shooting that left one man dead and two women wounded at an apartment building for senior citizens was ordered by a judge to be held without bail after a Friday court appearance. Robert E. Breck made an initial appearance in Clark...

1 killed in shooting at Washington state apartment building

Oct. 4, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man opened fire Thursday in the lobby of a building for senior residents, killing a man and wounding two women and then barricading himself inside his apartment before surrendering, police said. The injuries of the wounded people were critical and they were taken to a hospital,...

The Latest: Vancouver shooting suspect identified

Oct. 3, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in Vancouver, Washington (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Police have released the name of an 80-year-old man who they say shot three people in the lobby of an apartment building for seniors in Vancouver, Washington. The Vancouver Police Department says Robert...

Bystanders thwart attempted kidnapping at mall

Sep. 23, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say quick-thinking bystanders helped thwart an attempted kidnapping a shopping mall in Vancouver, Washington. Police say Steven Hayes tried to drag a 14-year-old out of the Vancouver Mall on Saturday and remains in jail Monday on $500,000 bail. KOIN reports that when the...

Witnesses detain man suspected of kidnapping attempt at mall

Sep. 22, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 49-year-old man was detained after an apparent kidnapping attempted at the Vancouver Mall in Vancouver, Washington. Television station KOIN reports the man on Saturday grabbed a 14-year-old and attempted to drag the child out of the mall. The victim fought back and the suspect ran....