Allison Vanderwood slipped the black robe over her husband's shoulders after he was sworn in as a Clark County Superior Court judge. Derek Vanderwood zipped up the robe and, looking before the crowd in the public service center, said, "I've never had to get dressed in front of people before."
Police swarmed the Autumn Chase Apartments complex in east Vancouver on Wednesday night after someone called the police department to say he had shot his father and was about to shoot his mother. A police officer on scene said the call sounded like a prank, but law enforcement officials still needed to investigate.
The days of duking it out behind a bar are over, at least in Vancouver. By a unanimous vote, the Vancouver City Council adopted an ordinance Monday that outlaws physically fighting in public, regardless of whether the parties agree to participate in the fisticuffs. The crime, called "disorderly conduct by mutual assault," will be a misdemeanor as of March 26.