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Vancouver Dollar Tree fined $503K for unsafe conditions

May. 17, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has fined a Dollar Tree store in Vancouver just over $500,000, alleging unsafe conditions. The Columbian reports the fine announced Thursday is one of the largest the agency has ever issued. The agency accuses the store of...

Ex-pastor given extension for appeal in drug smuggling case

May. 16, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A former Vancouver pastor has been granted a second extension to explain why he's appealing his drug-smuggling sentence. The Columbian reports 56-year-old John Bishop was arrested in 2017 for attempting to smuggle nearly 300 pounds of marijuana into the United States from Mexico. He...

FBI offers $10,000 reward in missing girl case

May. 11, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for help in the search for a missing 5-year-old girl. KATU-TV reports that last October, authorities say Esmerelda Lopez kidnapped her daughter, Aranza Lopez, at a Vancouver, Washington mall. The FBI is assisting Vancouver police in the search....

Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine

May. 10, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The...

Search for missing rafter suspended

May. 6, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say they've stopped the search for a rafter who went missing while floating down the Washougal River. The Clark County Sheriff's Office said they found a woman submerged up to her neck and screaming for help on Saturday around 8:15 p.m. KOIN reports she was pinned by her...

Van fire deaths caused by propane BBQ used as heat source

May. 2, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Portland van fire that killed two people Monday was caused by a propane barbecue that was being used as a heat source. Portland Fire & Rescue says authorities responded to the fire at North Vancouver Way and Northeast Middlefield Road shortly before 6:30 a.m. and...

2 people killed in southwest Washington plane crash ID'd

May. 1, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation into a plane crash in southwest Washington that killed two people aboard. NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said the plane was a Vans RV-6, a small aircraft constructed from a kit. The plane is classified as...

Man arrested in 1994 strangling death of Vancouver woman

Apr. 30, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An Oregon man was arrested on suspicion of murder with sexual motivation in the death of a Vancouver woman found strangled in her bed nearly 25 years ago after investigators linked him by DNA to the victim, authorities said Tuesday. Richard Eugene Knapp was arrested near his home in...

Authorities ID men in dispute that left 1 dead, 1 injured

Apr. 30, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified two Washington men involved in a dispute that resulted in one man killing himself after shooting his neighbor. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Clark County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Craig Randall said Monday that 56-year-old David Raymond Cannon shot...

2 die in Portland vehicle fire

Apr. 29, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two people were found dead in a Portland vehicle fire. Portland Fire & Rescue says authorities responded to the fire at North Vancouver Way and Northeast Middlefield Road shortly before 6:30 a.m. and found the two people dead inside a vehicle. The cause of the fire...