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February 9, 2015 at 8:11 AM

WSP: Man faces drug, eluding charges after Clark County car chase

By Stevie Mathieu / The Columbian  (TNS) A Vancouver man was arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine possession and eluding police after he apparently took a car from a gas station in Kalama on Sunday afternoon and led officers on a chase through northern Clark County, according to the Washington State Patrol. The ordeal began at about 3:30…

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November 3, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Clark County woman expected to survive after being shot by neighbor

By Stevie Mathieu / The Columbian The Clark County woman shot in the head Friday by her next-door neighbor is expected to survive her injuries, her husband said Sunday. After undergoing facial reconstruction surgery, Abigail Mounce, 33, was alert, talking and able to walk on Sunday at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, husband Erich Mounce said. She was…

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February 19, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Lawyer wants $2.5M in legal fees from Clark County

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A lawyer wants a federal judge to order Clark County to pay $2.5 million in legal fees on top of the $9 million a jury awarded to a former Vancouver police officer who was wrongfully convicted of molestation. In a motion filed Tuesday in Tacoma, attorney Kathleen Zellner requested hourly rates…

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February 6, 2014 at 3:16 PM

1 dead in multiple car pile-up on I-5 in Clark Co.

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — One person is dead following a snow-related pile-up that involved around 15 cars and half a dozen tractor trailers on Interstate 5 in Clark County. A storm has blanketed the Vancouver and Portland region with snow Thursday, snarling traffic throughout the region and causing dozens of car crashes. The Columbian reports the…

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January 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Ridgefield School District hires armed guards

The Associated Press RIDGEFIELD, Clark County — Recent mass shootings at a Portland mall and a school in Connecticut prompted the Ridgefield School District to hire armed guards. Guards from the Spokane-based Phoenix Protective Corp. went to work this week at the district near Vancouver. The Columbian reports at least two guards will patrol the district’s three…

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March 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Man’s roommate claims mercy killing: ‘like you would a deer’

The Associated Press A Vancouver, Wash., man accused of killing his roommate told police it was a mercy killing. Mathew Starr, 19, is being  held in Clark County on suspicion of murder and robbery charges in the death of 25-year-old Joshua Schenk. Schenk’s body was found March 2 near Vancouver Lake.  The Columbian reports Starr told police…

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March 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Man's roommate claims mercy killing: 'like you would a deer'

The Associated Press A Vancouver, Wash., man accused of killing his roommate told police it was a mercy killing. Mathew Starr, 19, is being  held in Clark County on suspicion of murder and robbery charges in the death of 25-year-old Joshua Schenk. Schenk’s body was found March 2 near Vancouver Lake.  The Columbian reports Starr told police…

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