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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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