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June 27, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Woman robs Vancouver bank and flees in tiny car

By Patty Hastings / The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. A woman robbed a Columbia Bank branch Thursday afternoon in the Orchards area of Vancouver and fled in a distinctive small car, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. The robbery was reported at 3:39 p.m. at 7500 N.E. 117th Ave. The woman approached a teller and demanded cash,…

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August 29, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Thursday Memo: Puppy tossed … Our high sales tax … Robber cam

Hey, pick on someone your own size: A guy in Tacoma has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly tossing his neighbor’s Chihuahua out a second-story window. On Monday, the man  said someone had broken into his apartment, and he accused a neighbor. On Tuesday, a neighbor and her kids were looking for their…

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December 20, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Thursday Memo: Spokane commodes … Avalanche survivor … Big snow in passes

Spokane is setting up portable potties for the homeless. Three of them. Good idea? Maybe. But you might remember when the city of Seattle spent $5 million on high-tech, self-cleaning toilets, which you could say weren’t a big success. They became hideouts for drug use, dealing and prostitution. At one point the city…

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November 7, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Wednesday Memo: Missing camper … Brace for cold weather … Many DUIs

Brace for some cold: Temperatures are expected to drop into the 30s this weekend and the highs are likely to be only in the 40s, says the National Weather Service. Hello November. Light snow is even forecast in Eastern Washington. Like we said, hello November! Oh, and yesterday was election day. Today we…

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November 6, 2012 at 5:37 PM

FBI seeks tips on ponytailed bank robber

The FBI  is asking for the public’s help in nabbing a ponytailed man suspected of sticking up at least four banks in Seattle and Bellevue over the past two months. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, and no one should approach him,  says a news release from the FBI’s Seattle Safe Streets Task Force. The most…

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October 17, 2012 at 7:21 AM

Wednesday Memo: Suspect in 8 bank jobs … Brown water … Actors we despise

What actor is your movie deal-breaker, asks our movie critic Moira Macdonald? She says a reader suggested she invite fans of her Popcorn & Prejudice blog to name actors whose presence in a film will cause them to skip the movie. The reader’s list: Adam Sandler; Ashton Kutcher, Sean Penn, Robin Williams,…

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