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March 10, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Body found in restroom at Vancouver mall

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A cleaning crew found the body of an elderly woman in a restroom at the Westfield Vancouver Mall. Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp says there’s not sign of a crime. Kapp told The Columbian the body had apparently been there overnight and emergency responders were called shortly after 6 a.m. Monday. The Clark County…

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February 27, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Police believe Vancouver hit-run driver was texting

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police believe a hit-and-run driver was texting when she ran down a 65-year-old man using a walker in a Vancouver crosswalk. The impact last October fatally injured Stephen Dewey of Vancouver. The suspected driver, 30-year-old Jessica B. VanWechel of Camas was arrested Wednesday night in Camas. The Columbian reports that court papers say she confided…

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February 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Suspect in Vancouver shooting a former employee

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — The woman accused of shooting and injuring a worker at a Veterans Affairs office in Vancouver is a former employee of the office, and another employee wrested away her gun, the VA and Clark County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Deborah A. Lennon went to Allen Bricker’s fourth-floor office in the Center…

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February 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM

2 dead in Vancouver, Wash. workplace shooting

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) —Police say two people have been fatally shot at a business in Vancouver, Wash. Authorities say the shooting happened just before noon Monday at a Benjamin Moore Paint distribution center. Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp says two people are dead, including the shooter. Kapp says there no longer is any threat to the public. The…

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January 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Vancouver, Wash., man arrested in fatal hit-run

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police say a man accused of driving the pickup involved in a Jan. 19 double fatal hit-and-run crash has been arrested. Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said the 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for investigation of two counts of vehicular homicide, as well as three counts of hit-and-run injury and…

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January 27, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Police ID pickup owner in double fatal hit-and-run

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police in Vancouver, Wash., identified the man who owns the white pickup believed to have been involved in a double fatal hit-and-run on Jan. 19. Spokeswoman Kim Kapp says investigators have not arrested Brandon Smith, and are still trying to determine if he was driving at the time of the…

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January 20, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Hit-and-run collision kills 2, injures 1 in Vancouver

Update at 10:35 a.m.: VANCOUVER, Wash.  — A second person struck by a hit-and-run driver in Vancouver, Wash. has died. Police say 45-year-old Raisa Mosh of Vancouver died at the scene Sunday night and the 28-year-old Vancouver woman who was critically injured, Irina Gardinant, did not survive her injuries. Her 12-year-old relative who was walking with them…

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January 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Pilot from Vancouver, Wash., killed in copter crash in England

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The family of an Air Force pilot from Vancouver says he was one of four crew members killed in the crash of a helicopter on a training mission Tuesday night on the coast of England. Rick and Mary Stover, of Vancouver, told KATU-TV their 28-year-old son, Capt. Christopher Stover, is among…

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December 27, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Kids ages 13 and 17 busted in Christmas gifts burglary

By Emily Gillespie The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. (MCT) Local law enforcement restored holiday cheer to a Vancouver family that fell victim to a burglary on Christmas Eve. The Weisser family returned to their Maple Tree neighborhood home from a family gathering about 8 p.m. Tuesday to find their back door kicked in and their house ransacked. “We got home…

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October 31, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Pranksters in real trouble after fake ax attack

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police in Vancouver, Wash., arrested two 18-year-old men accused of pretending to attack each other with an ax and then using it to threaten passers-by while videotaping their reactions. Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp says officers responded to a gas station Wednesday after getting a report from a couple that a man in…

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