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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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February 24, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Deputies arrest 5 at cockfight in Eastern Washington

The Associated Press MESA, Franklin County — Five men were arrested when Franklin County sheriff’s deputies broke up a cockfight at Mesa. The Sheriff’s Office says 20 to 30 men scattered Saturday afternoon as deputies pulled up to the property. Five were arrested on suspicion of animal fighting. The Tri-City Herald reports about 100 roosters were…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: cockfight, five arrests, Mesa

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 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…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Christmas gifts, stolen, teens arrested

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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October 25, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Guilty plea in BB gun case

By Paris Achen, The Columbian / (MCT) A Vancouver, Wash., man received a suspended jail sentence Thursday for shooting his girlfriend’s father five times July 23 with a BB gun following an altercation in the Harney Heights neighborhood. Neal Panther Stillwell, 25, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault domestic violence in exchange for prosecutors reducing his charge from third-degree…


Comments | More in Video | Topics: BB gun, guilty plea, Vancouver

October 23, 2013 at 7:49 AM

Clark County to borrow $10M to settle wrongful-conviction case

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark County will borrow $10 million to pay a settlement to two men who spent 17 years in prison, wrongly convicted of rape. The Columbian reports the county settled with 57-year-old Larry Davis, of Vancouver, and 49-year-old Alan Northrop, of Woodland, to end a federal lawsuit. County commissioners approved…


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September 17, 2013 at 7:21 AM

Vancouver schools superintendent installs office shower

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools had a shower installed in his office restroom over the summer at a cost of about $4,000. Superintendent Steve Webb told The Columbian it will increase his productivity by allowing him to freshen up for evening meetings without having to drive home.


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