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Officials issue warning about toxins in Vancouver Lake

Aug. 16, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Clark County Public Health has upgraded its advisory on Vancouver Lake from a caution to a warning, after results discovered elevated cyanotoxin levels in the water. The Daily News reports that Public Health advises people to avoid direct contact with all water at the lake....

Critics blast Oregon repeal of tsunami-zone building ban

Aug. 16, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it's only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes a...

Teen sentenced in fatal shooting of young man in Hazel Dell

Aug. 15, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy charged in the death of a young man during a drug robbery north of Vancouver will serve time in a juvenile facility until he turns 21. The Columbian reports the teen pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder in Clark County Juvenile Court in the shooting of...

Second man accused in Kelso clerk killing pleads guilty

Aug. 15, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

KELSO, Wash. (AP) — The second of three Vancouver men accused in the killing of a Kelso convenience store clerk has pleaded guilty. The Daily News reports 24-year-old Erkinson Bossy pleaded guilty last week in Cowlitz County Superior Court to murder, robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm in the...

Timbers down Whitecaps 3-1 in Cascadia Cup match

Aug. 11, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marvin Loria and Jeremy Ebobisse each scored second-half goals to give the Portland Timbers a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in a rainy Cascadia Cup rivalry match on Saturday night. Sebastian Blanco also scored for the Timbers, who were playing the first of a 10-match...

Court resentences man in decades-old rape cases

Aug. 10, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A convicted rapist who terrorized the southwest Washington community of Hazel Dell in the summer of 1982 has been and ordered to serve out five life sentences. The Columbian reports that Clark County Superior Court Judge Suzan Clark on Thursday imposed the suspended life sentences...

Washington State Troopers sue Ford over carbon monoxide

Aug. 8, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Six Washington State Patrol troopers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company saying their patrol vehicles gave them carbon monoxide poisoning. KOIN reports the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court, states the troopers suffered physical harm. A...

Plan for Vancouver Lake's milfoil delayed by algae blooms

Aug. 6, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Plans to treat Eurasian milfoil at Vancouver Lake have been delayed because the invasive weed has stopped growing and would no longer effectively absorb an herbicide. The Columbian reports that friends of Vancouver Lake, which has raised private and public dollars to treat the...

Washington man drowns off Oregon coast in rip current

Aug. 5, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A swimmer died off the Oregon coast near Nehalem Bay State Park after being swept out to sea by a rip current. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 38-year-old Volodymyr Kravchenko of Vancouver, Washington, drowned Friday evening. Tillamook Sheriff's Office Lt. Gordon McCraw says he was...

Fire at Vancouver homeless shelter displaces dozens

Aug. 1, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of men staying at a Vancouver homeless shelter have been displaced by a small fire. The Columbian reports the blaze at Share House was reported at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday and that 58 residents were evacuated. Share Deputy Director Amy Reynolds says the fire started on the top...