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July 7, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Teen told to pay $2M restitution for torching Vancouver school

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A 17-year-old boy who set a fire that destroyed a Vancouver elementary school has been ordered to pay $2 million in restitution and serve 10 days in detention. KPTV reports that sentence was handed down Monday in the fire that burned Crestline Elementary in February 2013. The teen pleaded guilty in June…

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July 3, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Divers recover body in Vancouver, Wash. pond

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash.  — Divers have recovered the body of a man who drowned after jumping into a Vancouver pond to retrieve a child’s hat. The Clark County sheriff’s office said Thursday that 42-year-old Pioneer Anastaco Kelulau of Vancouver was found in about 30 feet of water. He had jumped off a fishing dock at Klineline pond…

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July 3, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Vancouver man drowns while fetching a child’s hat

By Patty Hastings / The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. A dive team has resumed the search for a 42-year-old Vancouver man who presumably drowned Wednesday night at Klineline Pond. The man reportedly waded into the deep section of pond to retrieve a child’s hat when he went under, according to Clark County Fire District 6. The 911 call came…

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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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June 1, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Charge: Wash. man let father die of malnutrition

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Clack County man let his elderly father die of malnutrition, leaving the body to decompose, while he drained the dead man’s bank account. The Columbian reports that 45-year-old Ronald Ahlquist is facing charges of second-degree manslaughter, first-degree criminal mistreatment among other accusations. The man is being held on a…

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May 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM

‘Pay to potty,’ and other stuff you might have missed this week

This was not a great week to be an animal. Or a small child. …Or an adult who snacks on pet treats, but that one seems like a known risk. Below are five offbeat stories you might have missed on seattletimes.com. Here’s hoping our brethren in the animal kingdom fare better next week.

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May 22, 2014 at 6:28 AM

Hot school bus investigated; driver resigns

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver, Wash., school district says a school bus driver accused by parents of forcing children to ride in a sweltering bus has resigned, citing personal reasons. Evergreen Public Schools says it had been investigating the ride that one busload of Silver Star Elementary students took on May 14. On Wednesday, the…

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May 20, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Vancouver teacher had children ‘pay to potty’

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The school district in Vancouver is investigating a third-grade teacher accused of using a “pay to potty” policy that required students to spend their fake classroom cash for bathroom breaks. Two parents complained after their children came home from Mill Plain Elementary School in clothes they were given after wetting themselves. More

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April 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Canadian coroner: 2 shot dead at BC mill

JEREMY HAINSWORT Associated Press VANCOUVER, B.C. — The British Columbia Coroners Service has confirmed two people shot at a lumber mill have died. The victims were among four people shot at a Western Forest Products sawmill in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, where a suspect was also arrested. Police have released few details about the shooting, the victims, the suspect…

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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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