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October 15, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Vancouver, Wash., man accused of setting mother’s house on fire

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Vancouver man accused of setting his mother’s house on fire when she refused to buy him cigarettes has been ordered held on $75,000 bail. The Columbian reports the fire burned a 4-by-4-foot section of carpet and a towel inside a bedroom. Richard K. Cameron appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court…

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October 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Amber Alert for Vancouver, Wash., boy canceled

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — An Amber Alert for a 9-year-old Vancouver boy has been canceled. Clark County dispatchers say he was found safe at 4:18 a.m. Wednesday in Hood River, Ore. Amberalert.com tweeted the boy was camping with his father. Vancouver police had said they were concerned for the safety of Andrey Voronenko after he was…

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October 14, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Amber Alert issued for missing Vancouver, Wash., 9-year-old

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-year-old Vancouver, Wash., boy who officials believe was taken by his father. Andrey Voronenko was picked up by his father, Alexey Voronenko, 38, at his elementary school in Vancouver Tuesday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol. His father was previously incarcerated for domestic violence in Texas, and the…

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October 9, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Woman takes a dip in Columbia River before stealing truck

The (Vancouver) Columbian A woman who was reportedly swimming in the Columbia River got out and stole a vehicle at the Port of Vancouver early this morning, according to the Vancouver Police Department. An employee at the port, 1200 Port Way, reported at about 7:15 a.m. that she saw the woman swimming and then get out and…

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October 6, 2014 at 12:35 PM

7-year-old playground-accident victim identified

The Columbian The 7-year-old girl who died Friday two days after she reportedly sustained a head injury on the Fisher’s Landing Elementary school playground has been identified. Stormy Solis died of a closed head injury, according to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office. A family member of Stormy told KATU-TV that the girl walked home from school and…

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September 4, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Police identify body found at Vancouver recycling center

The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. UPDATED: The body of a Vancouver man was found among refuse at a recycling center in west Vancouver Wednesday night. Police were called to the West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 N.W. Old Lower River Road, when workers found the body just after 8:30 p.m., according to police and dispatch records. Investigators with the…

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September 4, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Body found at Vancouver recycling center

VANCOUVER (AP) — The sorting workers at a recycling center in Vancouver found a body Wednesday night on a conveyor belt. Police says the body apparently arrived in a load of refuse at the West Van Materials Recovery Center. Detectives are investigating while the Clark County medical examiner’s office tries to identify the man and the cause…

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September 2, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Vancouver woman fabricated stabbing story

VANCOUVER, Wash.   — The Clark County sheriff’s office says a Vancouver woman fabricated a story about being stabbed by a strange man in her own backyard. Detectives determined her wounds were self-inflicted. She had reported she was on her backyard deck Monday afternoon when a man slashed her with a large knife. She was treated for minor…

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August 18, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Fatal skateboard-style car accident in Vancouver

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Prosecutors say a driver was attempting a skateboard-style maneuver in his car when he crashed in Vancouver, killing a passenger. Clark County prosecutors also say 21-year-old Ryan J. McGuinness of Vancouver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the early Saturday crash on Interstate 205 that killed 18-year-old London D….

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