Five most read stories on Columbian.com, July 10-17
A 36-year-old Vancouver woman was booked into Clark County Jail after she allegedly offered to sell her 3-day-old son to another woman for $500 in a Taco Bell restaurant in Hazel Dell.
Michelle Diane Carpenter, 31, was arrested on a warrant charging escape from community custody. Originally, she had pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and obstructing police, an official said.
Portland media sources say that police recovered what they believe to be the body of Yashanee Vaughn, a 14-year-old Portland girl missing since March. Based on new information received Thursday, police mounted a new search in the East Portland neighborhood of Rocky Butte on Friday.
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The Clark-Skamania Drug Task Force on Tuesday found 839 live marijuana plants with an estimated value of $1.3 million inside a nearly 4,000-square-foot home at 9915 N.E. 104th St.
Vancouver’s only Ruby Tuesday restaurant closed permanently on Wednesday, due to slumping sales, according to a spokeswoman from the Maryville, Tenn.-based chain.