Most read stories on, week of July 10



Five most read stories on, July 10-17

No. 1) Woman arrested; she allegedly tried to sell a newborn boy for $500

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.

No. 2) Vancouver woman nabbed by Oregon police

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.

No. 3) Portland police think they’ve found Yashanee Vaughn’s body

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.

No. 4) UPDATE: Marijuana grow found in pair of homes

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.

No. 5) Ruby Tuesday restaurant closes its doors

Vancouver’s only Ruby Tuesday restaurant closed permanently on Wednesday, due to slumping sales, according to a spokeswoman from the Maryville, Tenn.-based chain.