Stories for November 5, 2011
High school sports results from Saturday, Nov. 5
Crews responding to the 9:51 p.m. incident at Malibu’s, 115 E. Seventh St., used another extinguisher to finish off the fire.
MADRID (AP) -- Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has married his girlfriend of ten years.
Oregon wins final game at ‘old’ Husky Stadium
Sixth-ranked Oregon took advantage of Washington turnovers in the first half and unleashed its prolific offense in the second half Saturday, pulling away for a 34-17 victory in Pac-12 play.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the U.S. should consider even tougher penalties against Iran's government and "be doing everything we can to bring it down."
Golden Bears hand Washington State fifth loss in a row
The Cougars’ offense reflected the weather Saturday when the California Golden Bears dominated Washington State on both sides of the ball in a 30-7 Pacific-12 Conference romp.
Storm create 15 shots on goal, but fail to score
The Skyview girls soccer team did a lot of great things this season. And the Storm did its share of good work on Saturday, too. But the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League champions couldn’t overcome one great play by South Kitsap’s Becca Schoales in a Class 4A bi-district playoff match at Kiggins Bowl.
Thunder pound out 208 yards in first quarter
The Mountain View Thunder needed just a quarter of football Saturday night to advance to the Class 3A state football playoffs. Then they kept playing the rest of the game to really prove their point.
British rebel’s story inspires new uprisings
LONDON — About 200 protesters, many from London’s anti-capitalist Occupy movement, marched to Parliament on Guy Fawkes Day, the annual commemoration of the English revolutionary who tried to blow up the building in the 17th century.
Anna Panebianco won two events and Camas used its team depth to beat Columbia River and capture the team title at the 3A district championship in Kelso. Camas outscored River 344-327. Mountain View was third at 327.
McKenzie Davis had 14 kills and 10 digs, and Sarah Landstrom added 39 assists as King’s Way Christian rallied past Seton Catholic to capture the 1B district championship.
Brindl Langley had 35 kills and 27 digs in two matches as Camas earned a bit of revenge by beating Prairie in four sets to capture the 3A bi-district tournament championship in Auburn.
Skye Kramer scored a goal on an assist from Bobbi Eckler in the second half as Union forced overtime. But the Titans were outshot 4-2 in the penalty kick shootout and lost in a 4A bi-district playoff.
Despite outshooting their opponent 30-3, the Falcons fell short in the 3A bi-district playoff game at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.
Maddie Reynolds scored both goals for the Chieftains, who advanced to the 3A state tournament with the win.
Hawks shut out Mark Morris 1-0
Kavita Battan scored the game’s only goal and the Hockinson defense did the rest as the Hawks beat Mark Morris 1-0 Saturday to clinch their sixth consecutive trip to the Class 2A state playoffs. “The key was our defense, led by Kaity Kuntz, did a great job of getting a second straight shutout in the playoffs,” Hockinson coach Vic Oenning said. “That’s what you need. It’s up to your offense to get the ball into the net. The defense put us in position to win both games.”
Papermakers advance to state with a 3-0 victory
On a day when the Camas girls soccer team was jittery around the goal, Olivia Lovell was a cool customer from distance. Lovell scored twice on Saturday, helping lift the Papermakers into the Class 3A state tournament with a 3-0 win over Enumclaw at Doc Harris Stadium.
Jesse Zalk had a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter, but the potent Prairie offense struggled against Meadowdale in a Class 3A state preliminary game.
A fourth-quarter touchdown pass, and an interception with second to play sealed the victory for King’s Way Christian.
A Vancouver couple wanted for allegedly hitting two police officers with a car while fleeing arrest last month were taken into custody early Saturday by sheriff’s deputies, bail recovery agents and a K9 team from Battle Ground, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
Young and old turn out for Annual Veterans Day Parade
By the 25th anniversary of the Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver, spectators have come to expect a few things. They expect to see flags waving, Cub, Boy and Girl scouts chanting and marching bands playing. They also expect cloudy skies and drizzling rain. And Saturday’s event delivered in all areas.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Ministers say Greece's embattled prime minister is waiting for the country's president to host a meeting between him and the head of the opposition in an attempt to find a way out of a political crisis, as pressure mounts to ensure Greece avoids bankruptcy and remains in the eurozone.
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's Takahiro Aoh has defended his WBC super featherweight title with a split decision over Italy's Devis Boschiero on Sunday.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is remembering state Sen. Scott White as serious worker who never took himself too seriously.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Political leaders are gathering for a public memorial service to honor the life of state Sen. Scott White.
Vancouver company helping mother nature restore White Salmon River’s path
WHITE SALMON — Dale Kuykendall strolls a few hundred yards from his makeshift office to a ledge offering a jaw-dropping view of the newly unleashed White Salmon River.
Lisa Nisenfeld, head of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, talks about her new role.
Christian Gasca scored four touchdowns — two on punt returns — as the Vikings (10-0) beat Heritage in a Class 4A state preliminary round game.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- An official with the Nigerian Red Cross says the death toll from a series of attacks carried out by a radical Muslim sect in northeast Nigeria has risen to more than 100.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The United Nations secretary-general and the world body's Security Council have condemned an attack by a radical Muslim sect in northeast Nigeria that has killed at least 69 people.
Officials seek to balance patient needs, alarming rise in abuse
The methamphetamine epidemic that plagued Clark County in the past decade has taken a backseat to another public health crisis: prescription drug abuse. The number of people seeking care at Lifeline Connections, Clark County’s largest treatment center, for opiate addiction has surpassed methamphetamine and most other drugs, making it second only to alcohol.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After 312 months of reflection and study, nine card sharks are returning to Las Vegas to settle the $8.72 million title at the World Series of Poker.
Andy Rooney, CBS News’ longtime resident curmudgeon whose whimsical and acerbic essays on “60 Minutes” turned the rumpled writer into an unlikely — and reluctant — TV celebrity, died Friday night, only weeks after retiring from the show. He was 92.
Low tide well after dark both days
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Five protesters remain chained to each other and a 50-gallon drum filled with rocks and concrete at a downtown Portland plaza.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Five Portland protesters have locked themselves together and to a cement-filled barrel as they vow to remain in a downtown plaza.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and school administrator Gary Schultz have stepped down amid allegations of an explosive child-sex abuse scandal and cover-up in Happy Valley.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers threw touchdown passes to four receivers, Green Bay returned two Philip Rivers interceptions for scores and the Packers withstood a wild finish to hold off the San Diego Chargers 45-38 Sunday and remain the NFL's only undefeated team.
A three-vehicle crash on Highway 99 sent five people to local hospitals Saturday afternoon.
48 percent have been out of work for more than 99 weeks
WASHINGTON — The jobs crisis has left so many people out of work for so long that most of America’s unemployed are no longer receiving unemployment benefits.
More than 1,100 Clark County residents waiting for their ballots may not receive them in time for Tuesday’s election.
Pumpkin ale, fresh hop, oktoberfest among offerings
The trick or treaters have come and gone, cold foggy weather has returned and clocks have fallen back to standard time, but autumn is far from over — especially if you’re a beer drinker. There are plenty of interesting fall seasonal beers to try, despite the fact that winter offerings are already populating many store shelves.
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Japan's Momoko Ueda won the Mizuno Classic for the second time in five seasons, beating China's Shanshan Feng with a birdie on the third hole of playoff.
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- Singer Andy Williams says he is battling bladder cancer.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Colby Cameron passed for a career-high 358 yards and four touchdowns, two of them to Quinton Patton, as Louisiana Tech throttled Fresno State 41-21 on Saturday night.
Papermakers edge nationally-ranked Glacier Peak
The Camas girls cross country team upset top-ranked Glacier Peak of Snohomish to win the Class 3A team title at the state cross country championships Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course.
Seven Southwest Washington waters map the top 20
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The Guatemala election tribunal says a former general who promised law and order has a strong lead over a tycoon-turned-political populist with most of the vote counted.
FREDERICKS, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities say they are investigating the death of an athletic trainer for the Harlem Globetrotters after he was found shot in his Colorado home.
Some big bank defectors made the switch to a community bank or credit union on Bank Transfer Day, but credit union executives say business has picked up overall since publicity began for the grassroots event.
SPARKS, Okla. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.0 magnitude earthquake has rattled central Oklahoma, the latest in a series of temblors to rock the state over the weekend.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities say a 5.2 magnitude earthquake has hit central Oklahoma, but they had no immediate reports of any injuries or major damages.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities say a 5.6 magnitude earthquake has hit central Oklahoma, but they had no immediate reports of any injuries or major damages.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Andy Dalton threw for three touchdowns and 217 yards, and the Cincinnati Bengals rallied from a 10-point deficit and beat the Tennessee Titans 24-17 Sunday for their fifth straight victory and longest winning streak since 1988.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- Brady Attaway threw for 359 yards and five touchdowns as Stephen F. Austin thumped Lamar 69-10 on Saturday night.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- John Williams intercepted a North Carolina A&T pass in the end zone on the final play of the game to preserve Florida A&M's 26-20 win on Saturday night
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Josh Harding stopped 30 shots to win his fourth straight start, and Dany Heatley and Guillaume Latendresse each scored for Minnesota as the Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Saturday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A charity game involving NBA players scheduled for Sunday in New Castle, Ind., has been canceled.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Jamie Childers' 35-yard touchdown pass to DeMario Bennett -- just his second and last completion of the night -- with less than five minutes left gave Coastal Carolina a 15-8 victory over Presbyterian Saturday night in Big South action.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Andrew Shoop threw two touchdown passes, including the game-winner in overtime, and ran for three more in Lafayette's 37-24 win over Colgate on Saturday night.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Chris Walley threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead Norfolk State to a 45-3 rout over Savannah State on Saturday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland Police Bureau chief Mike Reese has told members of Occupy Portland that concerns about their security in camp and on marches are warranted, but says protesters must work more closely with police.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Kama Bailey rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns as Idaho rallied to beat San Jose State 32-29 on Saturday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Connor Kavanaugh passed for a touchdown and ran for a touchdown to lead Portland State to a 29-20 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Drosselmeyer, a 14-1 long shot, roared down the middle of the track and caught Game On Dude in the closing strides to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) -- Wofford had its best rushing game in more than a decade and beat Western Carolina 42-24 on Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Nick Fanuzzi was 30 of 43 for 405 yards and three touchdowns passing to lead Rice to a 41-37 win over UTEP Saturday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Maxwell Smith threw for 283 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter as Kentucky beat Mississippi 30-13 on Saturday.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Tennessee State scored 13 fourth-quarter points Saturday to defeat Eastern Illinois 18-17 and spoil the final home game for longtime Panthers coach Bob Spoo.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Austin Peay easily broke its four-game losing streak with a 40-0 rout of Central State (Ohio) Saturday.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Andrew Luck shook off the rain and the chill to throw for 206 yards and three touchdowns in No. 4 Stanford's 38-13 victory over Oregon State on Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers punter Dan Sepulveda will miss the rest of the season because of a right knee injury.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Matt Scheible passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as Southeast Missouri defeated Central Methodist 55-44 on Saturday.
LORETTO, Pa. (AP) -- Julian Hayes rushed for four touchdowns, including the game-winner with 7:26 left, to seal a Monmouth (N.J.) 48-45 win over St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday.
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) -- Louis Feinstein kicked a 27-yard field goal with 1:39 left as Rhode Island came from behind to beat William & Mary 24-21 on Saturday.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Nick Schwieger ran for a school-record 257 yards in Dartmouth's 33-24 win over Cornell on Saturday.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- D.J. McNorton ran for 100 yards and a touchdown Saturday and North Dakota State remained unbeaten with a 27-16 victory over Indiana State.
DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) -- A 24-year-old woman has died and another man was injured after an argument between two groups led to a shooting.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia Southern blocked two extra points, which proved to be the difference as the Eagles beat The Citadel 14-12 Saturday in a Southern Conference game.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a matchup of teams headed in opposite directions, Georgetown broke open a game that was close at halftime with a big second half to defeat Fordham 30-13 Saturday in Patriot League play.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have put cornerback Phillip Buchanon on season-ending injured reserve.
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) -- Jordan Cramer ran for four touchdowns as Campbell defeated Morehead State 41-31 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Defensive back Jarrett Dieudonne and linebacker Julian Stanford each returned late interceptions for touchdowns, and Wagner snapped a seven-game losing streak in a 27-21 win over Sacred Heart on Saturday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Hansen upset even-money favorite Union Rags by a head to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile, tabbing the gray colt as the winter book favorite for the Kentucky Derby.
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA owners and players are trying again to end the lockout before it can do further damage to an already-shortened schedule.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Matt Fitz rushed for two touchdowns as Lehigh controlled the clock and limited the Holy Cross offense in a 14-7 win on Saturday.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Kenny James scored on a 2-yard run with 47 seconds remaining, his third touchdown of the game, to give San Diego a 31-28 Pioneer Football League victory over Dayton on Saturday.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Matt Brown ran for a 50-yard touchdown and added a touchdown pass Saturday to lead Illinois State to a 31-7 victory over Western Illinois.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Joseph O'Brien became the youngest jockey to win a Breeders' Cup race when he guided St Nicholas Abbey to victory in the $3 million Turf on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Aaron Clark shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions Saturday for a share of the third-round lead with Scott Berliner in the Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- Terrence Lefall rushed for 131 yards on a school record 42 carries and combined with Howard's defense to edge Hampton 10-7 on Saturday.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Mike Croce threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns as Bryant beat Albany (N.Y.) 31-17 on Saturday in a Northeast Conference game.
Sudden deterioration hit state’s revenue as cycle ended in June
OLYMPIA — Washington state is finishing its latest budget cycle with a deficit for the first time in modern recordkeeping. State accountants are finalizing the numbers, and they now expect that the two-year budget that ended June 30 will officially close about $90 million in the red. Records released to The Associated Press under state public records laws show it is something that hasn’t happened in any biennium dating back at least a quarter of a century, when accounting processes changed.
CORVALLIS Ore. (AP) -- Stanford receiver Chris Owusu was taken from Reser Stadium by ambulance on Saturday after a helmet-to-helmet hit by Oregon State's Jordan Poyer.
Good morning, class. Today we’re going to talk about freedom of speech.
The Hermanator is now the hunted. Herman Cain, the long-shot Republican presidential-candidate-turned-front-runner, has done just about everything wrong since news broke that his former employer paid two women to settle sexual harassment complaints against him.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Andre Clark ran for two touchdowns in the second half as North Carolina Central won its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game 14-7 over Delaware State on Saturday in its first full MEAC season.
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Gregoire suggested easing the hit where landowners already pay higher tax rates
Nearly 100 school officials representing all 30 Southwest Washington school districts asked local lawmakers Friday to spare school levy equalization funding as they set about the grim task of slashing $2 billion from the state budget. The legislative forum, sponsored by Educational Service District 112 in Vancouver, drew nine lawmakers, including five from Clark County: state Sen. Craig Pridemore and state Reps. Jim Moeller, Tim Probst, Paul Harris and Ann Rivers.
The Oct. 6 editorial, “Preach & Practice,” points out that “we have long editorialized that the best strategy as families confront the obesity epidemic is not government regulations but frank discussions around the family dinner table.”
As October was “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” I was hoping to find more information on “pink washing.”
In l980, my husband was laid off from a good job with the railroad. For two years he was unable to find full-time employment. When he did go back to work, it was for a little more than half what he had been paid.
After reading the Oct. 28 editorial, “Trust the Scientists,” on the breaching of Condit Dam, I am concerned about the breaching of dikes in the National Wildlife Refuges.
As state superintendent of public instruction, I found the Oct. 26 Columbian editorial, “School=Job=Money,” well researche
Business name: Vancouver Laser Skin Care Clinic.
Vancouver — SEH America Inc. has purchased a nearly 30,000 square foot building with 1.6 acres of vacant land at 3611 N.E. 112th Ave. The property, which is adjacent the chip manufacturer’s building in east Vancouver, was purchased for $2.65 million.
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Births, Marriage dissolutions, Marriage licenses, Court sentencings
To the folks who put up those snappy sounding signs, “No Tolls, No Light Rail, No Taxes,” can you please tell me how to solve real-life issues such as bridge maintenance and congestion? Seriously.
The Evergreen High School Theatre Department presents “Night of the Living Dead,” based on the film by George Romero. The story follows a group being attacked by zombies while trapped in a rural farmhouse. This production features a deaf student in the role of a news anchor who will deliver her lines in American Sign Language. The Saturday show will be entirely ASL interpreted. Parental guidance suggested for children younger than 12. When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Health Professions Quality Assurance office of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.
A weekly list of religion-related classes and events
Whipple Creek trails whipped into shape; ODOT gets lost on path to common sense
Cheers: To horse owners’ groups and other volunteers who have made substantial improvements to Whipple Creek Regional Park. The 300-acre park, west of the Clark County Fairgrounds, is a frequented by horse riders, mountain bikers, trail runners and anyone who just enjoys a forest outing. The park’s funding dried up even as the trails got soggier, with seasonal muck strong enough to injure a horse or a human. That’s when the volunteers stepped in to repair and resurface the worst spots. With enthusiastic volunteers, more plans will come to fruition.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) -- Tommy Reilly threw two touchdown passes to Kevin Fitzpatrick as Marist defeated winless Valparaiso 30-7 on Saturday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The dismissal of a lawsuit against two sheriff's deputies who fatally shot an Oregon teenager outside his home has been overturned after a panel of federal judges found that the facts in the case are in dispute.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Wes Dothard returned a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown, highlighting a strong defensive outing for Chattanooga in a 24-9 win over Samford on Saturday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Caleb's Posse came charging down the stretch to overtake pacesetter Shackleford and win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile by four lengths.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Gunnar Jespersen threw for two touchdowns, Brian Fowler rushed for two scores and Central Connecticut State ended a six-game losing streak in a 31-24 win over Robert Morris on Saturday.
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Zach Guyer kicked a 42-yard field goal with 4:30 left to give Iowa State the lead, and backup running back Jeff Woody helped the Cyclones run out the clock in a 13-10 victory over Kansas on Saturday.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Dontra Peters scored two touchdowns and New Hampshire's defense held James Madison scoreless for the final three quarters in the Wildcats' 28-10 win on Saturday.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- Steven Schott's 44-yard field goal with 9 seconds left lifted Ball State to a 33-31 win Saturday over Eastern Michigan.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Wade Markley threw two touchdown passes to help Butler beat Davidson 17-7 on Saturday.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon state senator holds a commanding lead in both money and polls in Oregon's only Congressional race, but her chief challenger says he's undeterred.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- An Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip has killed an Islamic Jihad militant and wounded three others as they were preparing to fire rockets into southern Israel.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina redshirt freshman Giovani Bernard has reached 1,000 yards rushing for the season, becoming the program's first player to reach the milestone in 14 years.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Braxton Miller ran for two scores including a record 81-yarder and Travis Howard ended Indiana's last chance at tying it with an interception, leading Ohio State to a 34-20 victory on Saturday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Amazombie rallied to win the $1.5 million Sprint by a neck at 7-1 odds, extending the string of upsets on the second day of the Breeders' Cup.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Homicide detectives believe a couple suffering from mental health issues made a suicide pact they carried out at a Portland motel room on Friday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier is seriously ill with liver cancer.
MONROE, Wash. (AP) -- Citing unsatisfactory performance from a contractor, the city of Monroe may stop using traffic-enforcement cameras.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A growing movement of grandparents seeking more rights for visitation with their grandchildren is exposing wide variations among states on the subject.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Wrote captured the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf on Saturday at Churchill Downs, becoming the first European-based horse to win at the world championships.
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- Fifteen instructors at Clatsop Community College received layoff notices this week as the school tries to close a $1 million revenue gap by June.
SELAH, Wahs. (AP) -- A Selah ninth-grade school teacher who resigned after a hidden camera was found underneath a student's desk has settled with the school district for more than $16,000.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Afleet Again kicked off the second day of the Breeders' Cup by coming from well off the pace to score a 214-length victory in the $500,000 Marathon at 41-1 odds.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Afleet Again kicked off the second day of the Breeders' Cup by coming from well off the pace to score a 214-length victory in the $500,000 Marathon at 41-1 odds.
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Marcel Granollers of Spain beat sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Saturday to advance to his second consecutive final at the Valencia Open.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns running back Peyton Hillis is officially out for Sunday's game in Houston after re-injuring his hamstring in practice.
DALE CITY, Va. (AP) -- Police in Virginia say five teenagers have been charged with beating two youngsters who wouldn't hand over their Halloween candy.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York City Marathon's 10-year-old course record could be in jeopardy after a year of fast times.
ALICANTE, Spain (AP) -- Camper led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Alicante on Saturday on leg 1 of a 39,000-nautical mile journey around the world after a dramatic opening in which two boats crashed into each other.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sara Hall of the United States and Chris Thompson of Britain won the inaugural Dash to the Finish Line 5K race in Central Park.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nine card players from seven different countries are returning to Las Vegas this weekend in search of life-changing riches, the spoils of winning as much as $8.71 million at the World Series of Poker.
Six women from a local church have started a chapter of God's Closet, a nonprofit organization that provides new or lightly used clothing for children ages newborn to 18. The first shopping event will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at Vancouver Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9711 N.E. St. Johns Road in Hazel Dell.
Election Day could provide Washougal Mayor Sean Guard not only an important glimpse into his city’s future but also the future of his misdemeanor case for impersonating a police officer. Guard will appear before Cowlitz County Judge Edward Putka on Tuesday afternoon to learn whether the judge agreed with his request to remove the Cowlitz County Prosecutor’s Office from his case, court administrator Delaura Wirkkala said.
PHOENIX — When President George H.W. Bush came to visit her in the hospital, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords could say only “Wow!” and another word she had been uttering frequently at the time: “chicken.” Months later, when she was shown photos of famous people to see if she recognized faces, Giffords looked at Arnold Schwarzenegger and replied, more or less accurately: “Messin’ around. Babies.”
Clark County Public Health received a $15,000 grant to expand its prenatal program for low-income mothers. The county’s Pregnancy Partners program promotes first-trimester prenatal care for low-income women in Clark County.
Community members can share their thoughts on Washington State University Vancouver’s chancellor search at a forum 4 p.m. Monday. The gathering in the Dengerink Administration Building will discuss what WSUV should look for in a chancellor and what he or she should know about the campus and community.
A new twist on rental scams using craigslist has surfaced in Salem, Ore., police say. Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said she hadn’t heard of it happening here, but it’s possible it happened but wasn’t reported to police.
21-year-old is also charged in a Clark County rape case
A Vancouver man has been in the Coos County, Ore., Jail since Oct. 22 after being arrested there on suspicion of first-degree rape, unlawful penetration and sexual abuse, police say. Cody James Dornbirer, 21, was arrested after police were called to student housing at Southwestern Oregon Community College, where he is a student, according to a bulletin from the Coos Bay Police Department. Police said they interviewed the alleged victim, Dornbirer and “numerous” other students, and conducted a search warrant at the scene of the alleged assault.
The Ridgefield Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle prowls that happened several nights this week. The first series of reported call prowls came in Wednesday morning, said Ridgefield Police Chief Carrie Greene. Around eight people reported having items including GPS units, XM radios and loose change taken from their cars, she said.
High school sports results from Friday, Nov. 4
The start time for Saturday’s 2A district playoff between Hockinson and Mark Morris has been pushed back to 5 p.m. at District Stadium in Battle Ground. The winner will clinch the district’s No. 3 berth to next week’s 2A state tournament.
SEATTLE (AP) -- University and college instructors are leading free classes and lectures at Occupy Wall Street protests in different cities.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington waters are supposed to be clean enough to protect people who eat fish from it, but the state standard assumes people can safely eat less than 8 ounces of fish a month.
Montesano 55, Ridgefield 0 The Montesano Bulldogs ended Ridgefield’s season with a shutout to advance to the Class 1A state playoffs.
N. Thurston 41, Woodland 0 Mo Manning rushed for 134 yards and Hayden Maliska scored three touchdowns as the fourth-ranked Rams rolled in a Class 2A district playoff.
Hudson's Bay, Columbia River still alive at bi-district
The Prairie and Camas volleyball teams clinched berths to state Friday at the 3A bi-district tournament in Auburn.