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Case dismissed against man who drove through protesters

Sep. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge in southwestern Washington has dismissed charges against a Portland man who drove through a crowd opposing a right-wing group's rally in downtown Vancouver. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 33-year-old Billy Wilson was charged with reckless driving and reckless endangering in...

State investigating Vancouver woman's death after root canal

Sep. 18, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Department of Health is investigating a report of a 64-year-old woman who died after having a root canal treatment in Vancouver. The Columbian reports on Sept. 3, Cynthia Pheil received a root canal from Wright & Beatty Endodontics and about 30 minutes into...

Woman faces murder charge in death of husband

Sep. 17, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A judge has set bail at $500,000 for a Camas, Washington, woman accused of fatally shooting her husband. The Columbian reports court records show Stephanie "Sam" Westby told investigators that "he attacked me and said he was going to kill me." However, according to court records,...

Woman arrested after man found dead in Camas home

Sep. 16, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man was found dead after a report of a disturbance with a firearm at a house in Camas, Washington. The Columbian reports a woman who lives at the residence was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. The Clark County Sheriff's Office...

Vancouver City Council hears local opioid deaths fall

Sep. 10, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The latest report from Vancouver's contracted ambulance company showed opioid overdoses in the region appear to be dropping so far in 2019 compared with the year prior. The Columbian reports that during an annual report from American Medical Response, Dr. Lynn Wittwer, Clark County...

NWS confirms tornado touched down near Portland

Sep. 9, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A storm cell that passed over Portland, Oregon, prompted two tornado warnings after trained storm spotters saw funnel clouds north and south of the Columbia River. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that forecasters said the Sunday evening storm that created the funnel clouds also...

Complaints against a Washington college spark policy changes

Sep. 5, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state community college has acknowledged violating its nondiscrimination policy on one occasion, but denied three other violation complaints. The Vancouver Columbian reports that the Clark College Board of Trustees acknowledged its single violation on Tuesday, calling...

DNA analysis leads to arrest of man in 2010 rape case

Sep. 5, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A DNA analysis of a sexual assault kit from 2010 rape case in Vancouver has led to an arrest. The Columbian reports Tewodros Gebremeskel of Vancouver appeared in court Wednesday on suspicion of rape. Bail was set at $100,000. It wasn't known if he has a lawyer. An affidavit of...

Change in Washington sales tax impacts Oregon shoppers

Sep. 2, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Washington state consumers have long traveled to Oregon to take advantage of its lack of sales tax, but a recent change to state law reveals how much Washington businesses have likewise relied on Oregon clientele. The Columbian reports soon after the Washington state sales tax...

Dog survives 31 days in woods after being hit by car

Sep. 2, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Niko, a Vancouver family's dog, survived 31 days in the wilderness after getting hit by a car. Niko is 16-year-old Caden Alt's adventure partner. "He's always fun to have around," Caden told KGW-TV. "He's right there at your side walking around and yeah, he's just awesome." On July...